Offshore Wind in China, USA, Japan and South Korea Global Expert Mission Dissemination Webinar: recording and slides now available

Posted on: 22/05/2020

On the 14 May 2020, KTN hosted a webinar to present findings following an Offshore Wind Global Expert Mission to China, USA, Japan and South Korea.


The webinar presented the findings of the output report and gave delegates the opportunity to talk directly with representatives who went on the Mission in a Q&A Session. KTN hosted this event on behalf of Innovate UK and was presented by Sandeep Sandhu, KTN, Brendan Vickers, Innovate UK, David Hytch, Innovate UK, Zoe Barnes, Everoze, Roger Townsend, Innovate UK, James Battensby, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Nee-Joo Teh, KTN, Bruce Clements, UK Department for International Trade, Daniel Finch, EDPR, and Chris Briggs, SGRE.

A big thank you to the Speakers and Organisers and of course everyone who attended!


To help UK businesses become truly global enterprises through strategic collaboration, Innovate UK launched its Global Expert Missions in October 2017. Delivered by KTN, the missions provide an expert-led evidence base to strengthen Innovate UK’s global investment strategy: how and where it should invest to create UK business opportunities in partnerships with key economies.


Each mission has representatives from UK business, policy and research community, who:

1. Gather market insights and build expert foresights on new and emerging innovation sectors

2. Identify opportunities for international collaboration

3. Build a portfolio of technological and business priorities that will elevate the UK as the ‘Partner of Choice’ in future innovation partnerships with global partners

4. Facilitate international dialogues for the UK business community

5. Align innovation policy and unlock regulatory barriers for future partnerships


The offshore wind sector is a UK success story; we have the largest installed capacity of offshore wind in the world and costs have fallen faster than anyone could have envisaged 10 years ago. In partnership with UK Government, the offshore wind sector has flourished, demonstrating it can deliver ever larger projects to predictable timescales, at ever lower costs while creating skilled, fulfilling, well-paid jobs in communities around the country. There are more than 430,000 jobs in low carbon businesses and their supply chains, employing people in locations right across the country and 7,200 are directly employed in offshore wind.


Webinar recording and slides are now available: 

Find the slides here.

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