Our global partner network is helping us shape the portfolio of start-ups and projects we invest in across a wide range of technology themes.
From large upstream operators and integrated engineering companies to SME technology developers and professional services companies, our collaborations are key to accelerating a net zero energy industry.
We’ve established two National Research and Development Centres in partnership with University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University to tackle current and future challenges in decommissioning and subsea engineering.
Connecting, collaborating, and conquering.
We’ve formed alliances, joining forces with academia and industry, to tackle the biggest challenges and fast track the energy transition.
Our international collaboration brings an unparalleled breadth of knowledge and skillsets to projects, enabling us to leverage world-class expertise to better understand and address the significant global themes emerging.
‘One North Sea’ flagship database
Cross-border collaboration, alignment and joint planning in the North Sea region is fundamental for a successful energy transition. Along with TNO, we launched ‘One North Sea’, a publicly available platform which maps out close to 90 integration projects already underway in the Netherlands, UK and Norway that demonstrate a component of re-use of existing infrastructure. Most common themes: CO2 transportation and storage, electrification, hydrogen transport and hydrogen production offshore.
NESH2A Steering Committee
A dedicated Hydrogen Steering Committee has been created to ensure the North East of Scotland capitalises on the ‘massive potential’ the region possesses in low carbon hydrogen opportunities which could create up to 30,000 jobs in the region by 2040.
North Sea Energy Programme 2020-2021
North Sea Energy is a public-private research programme, which benefits from the cooperation of more than 30 international parties from the energy value chain.
The programme was launched in 2017 and investigates the North Sea’s potential for an integrated energy system, investigating the benefits of smart linkages between the various energy functions in the North Sea.
Net Zero Technology Transition Programme
In August 2021, NZTC was awarded £16.5 million from the Scottish Government’s Energy Transition Fund (ETF), to accelerate a range of energy transition projects that will help deliver Scotland’s net zero economy.
Seven projects will be developed through our Net Zero Technology Transition Programme (NZTTP) to transform the North Sea energy system helping Scotland become a global leader in net zero technology, as a manufacturer, designer, installer and operator of the next generation of energy systems.
To deliver these projects we are collaborating with dozens of industry partners.
Match-funded by industry, the programme is expected to deliver £403 billion for the economy and 21,000 jobs by 2050.
Scotland’s Net Zero Roadmap (SNZR)
In partnership with NECCUS; Aker Solutions; Costain; Doosan; Energy System Catapult; Halliburton; Optimat; Pale Blue Dot; University of Edinburgh; University of Strathclyde; Wood.
A collaborative project funded by ISCF-Innovate UK, for the decarbonisation of the Grangemouth/St. Fergus Industrial Cluster. The Net Zero Technology Centre contribution focuses on providing expertise and analysis on current and developing decarbonisation technologies.
The Energy Transition Alliance (ETA)
A five year collaboration which will focus on R&D to accelerate the energy transition. The Net Zero Technology Centre and Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE) have five high-potential projects already identified to form part of the technology roadmap.
The Hydrogen Innovation Initiative
The Hydrogen Innovation Initiative, will combine collective strengths, capabilities, national locations and industrial reach. This aims to create a unique partnership that will forge new connections and support strategic national innovation priorities. It will add value to the UK economy by creating new technology supply chains and by maximising its diverse geographical footprint to stimulate regional prosperity. Together the Catapult Network and its partners will accelerate translational research to grow the Hydrogen Economy and the critical role it will play in delivering Net Zero.
The Well Decommissioning Collaboration Initiative
The Well Decommissioning Collaboration Initiative has been established by the Net Zero Technology Centre and actively supported by the Technology Leadership Board (TLB), North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) and Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) to support these targets.
Financial investment from the operator consortium enables new technologies to be trialled and tested in multi-operator collaboration field trials, enabling faster, lower-cost and wider industry adoption.
A total of up to £1.5 million annual funding is available to support field trials and test innovative well decommissioning technology ideas.
The multi-operator led initiative will fund up to five technologies per year and support a minimum of three field trials for each technology. The goal is to have a minimum of six technologies successfully qualified and adopted by year four of the collaboration.