Open Innovation Programme

Our Open Innovation Programme is YOUR opportunity to get involved in unlocking the full potential of the UK North Sea.

We are working with operators, suppliers, universities and technology providers to identify, accelerate and deploy innovative technologies.


Our Open Innovation Programme brings us all together via technology showcases, Tech Talks and workshops that inspire new thinking. The Call for Ideas process is a key part of the Open Innovation Programme. Let’s look at how it works.

Calls for Ideas

The Call for Ideas process is a key part of our Open Innovation Programme. It’s our primary means of reaching out to the technology community to identify, support and fund innovative solutions. We issue a diverse range of calls throughout the year. This helps us attract new ideas to our Innovation Hub, select projects for our Solution Centres, and identify smaller companies to benefit from our Technology Accelerator.

Current Calls for Ideas

Theme Title Summary Submit
Well construction Transforming the plugging and abandonment of wells Inviting innovative technology concepts and ideas to transform the way that offshore hydrocarbon wells are plugged and abandoned. Three themes: modelling the probability of hydrocarbon flow to surface; verification of permanent barriers; and new and alternative methodologies and barriers.
c.£1 million fund to support a portfolio of projects that result from the call.
Submit your idea