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Van Oord joins OOC!

Another major offshore player has joined OOC recently: Van Oord! This industry partner has extensive and complementary knowledge to the existing partner network, meaning some new Ocean Experts are available to review your ideas! Post them now, on our platform!...

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The Platform is Live!

We're very excited that for the second time, we can announce that the Our Oceans Challenge Open Innovation Platform is LIVE! Visit this platform and quickly create an account, to see the previous ideas posted and of course to post your own! The Ocean Experts from all our partners are ready to review your idea and to support the development into a viable business plan. Of course, if you see something you want to contribute to, you are most welcome to do so! You can find the platform here!  ...

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HFG, VBMS, SIF, Acta Marine join the OOC Network!

These four amazing industry partners have also joined forces with the OOC network. All four will provide Ocean Experts who can review your ideas with their offshore experience and years and years of combined knowledge! Make sure to exploit their offer to the fullest!...

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Save the Date! IHC Plastic Seminar

Royal IHC cordially invites you to the ‘Clean shores, healthy oceans’ seminar, which will focus on developing business models for recycled marine plastics. Topics of this seminar include Clean shores, healthy oceans: enterprising solutions to plastic pollution, of which Daniël Poolen will be the moderator. With his extensive knowledge on plastics and his critical mind he is the perfect person to challenge our speakers and participants to discuss workable solutions and create partnerships. In order to provide you with as much food for thought as possible, not only plastics will be discussed: a few slots will be reserved in the programme to talk about seaweed and building with dredged materials. These young business models – linked to various value chains and developing markets – will provide us with valuable lessons for the ‘plastic puzzle’. We hope to see you on 29 November in Rotterdam for this most interesting and innovative day! You can register via www.royalihc.com/cleanshoreshealthyoceans  ...

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Marjolein van Noort joins Our Oceans Challenge Board

It is with great pleasure we can announce that Marjolein van Noort has joined the foundation board of Our Oceans Challenge. With a background in several public companies and governmental organizations, such as Royal IHC, Ministry of Finance, ABN Amro and Dow Chemical, we believe her extensive network and communicative skills will most certainly elevate Our Oceans Challenge to new heights. Welcome on board!...

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Buccaneer joins as a new Partner!

Yet another partner has joined our ranks! We are very pleased to announce that Buccaneer will join Our Oceans Challenge. As (more than just) an accelerator for young companies and start-ups, Buccaneer will enrich the launch support phase once winning concepts have been selected. In addition, Buccaneer is also a central meeting point for the energy and offshore fields. Coupled with the presence of young, innovative companies, the central location of Buccaneer Delft creates a unique and vibrant environment....

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Deltares joins as a new partner

We are pleased to announce that Deltares has joined as a new partner! Deltares is an independent institute for applied research in the field of water and subsurface with five areas of expertise; Flood Risk, Adaptive Delta Planning, Infrastructure, Water & subsoil resouces and Environment. Throughout the world, Deltares works on smart solutions, innovations and applications for people, environment and society. The main focus is on deltas, coastal regions and river basins. Deltares' believe in openness and transparency, as is evident from the free availability of their software and models underlines the strength of the massive open online innovation that OOC strives for!...

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DOF joins as a new partner

DOF, an internationally renowned offshore service provider, has also committed to join Our Oceans Challenge! With 67 vessels ranging from subsea construction to platform supply vessels and over 60 ROV systems, this group of professionals is also making their offshore expertise available to review your solutions. We are very pleased to welcome the whole DOF group to Our Oceans Challenge!...

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IHC joins as a new partner

Royal IHC is the next industry partner to proudly join Our Oceans Challenge! IHC is the leading innovative service supplier; designing, building and maintaining equipment and vessels for the offshore industry. With knowledge from "sea level to the ocean floor", they are a much valued addition to the ocean experts group of Our Oceans Challenge! Marjolein van Noort (Manager External Relations) elaborating on why IHC joined: "To be ready for tomorrow's world, the offshore industry needs ambitious thinking. Challenges range from mitigating environmental impact to increasing the volume of renewable energy and finding ways to work more efficiently at a lower cost. We hope the OOC will connect us and allow us to discover new ideas from different perspectives."...

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Offshore Energy Public Outreach Award Nominee

Our Oceans Challenge has been selected as one of the three nominees for the Public Outreach Award by Offshore Energy. We are very proud that we reached this based on our first cycle and are curious to find out what we can reach with the second! More information can be found on the website of Offshore Energy...