Matchmaking Day 2019

TKI Wind op Zee

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Every year we organise our Matchmaking Day in February. During this event you can meet key players in the offshore wind sector, get informed on the upcoming tenders in 2019 and the results of TKI Wind op Zee projects.

The objective of the event is to facilitate and stimulate cooperation between companies, knowledge institutes and SMEs in the field of research, innovation and implementation of offshore wind energy, all within the framework of the TKI Wind op Zee R&D Program. This Program covers:

  • Cost Reduction and Optimisation of offshore wind farms
  • Integration of offshore wind power in the Energy System
  • Offshore Wind and the Environment (multi-use, ecology)

Do you have an interesting innovative project idea and are you looking for project partners? Can your project benefit from innovation subsidy? Then this event is the opportunity to meet these partners and get informed about financial support for your project.

Do you want to present your organisation at the Innovation market? Please contact Gabriëlle Smith for more information.

The Program

In the morning, inspiring ongoing and new innovation projects will present their plans and results. In the afternoon, the R&D subsidy tenders 2018 will be launched and we will organise matchmaking sessions on various subjects.

Morning Program

(for TKI Wind op Zee Participants only)

Registration starts at 9.00 am, program starts at 9.30 am.



(for TKI Wind op Zee Participants only)


Welcome, Bob Meijer (TKI Wind op Zee)


Presentations of approximately 4 finished TKI Wind op Zee projects, moderated by Bob Meijer (TKI Wind op Zee)


Break at the innovation market


Presentations of approximately 9 new TKI Wind op Zee projects, moderated by Bob Meijer (TKI Wind op Zee)


Ferry Visser (Zephyros)

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch at the innovation market


Afternoon Program

(open to all)

Registration starts at 1 pm, program starts at 1.30 pm




(open to all)


A brief overview of the activities of the TKI Wind op Zee, Bob Meijer (TKI Wind op Zee)


Key note speech: Bert Stuij (RVO)


Innovation subsidy tenders 2019, Bob Meijer (TKI Wind op Zee)


Tips and tricks for applying for innovation subsidies in 2019, Ruud Oerlemans (RVO)


Introduction matchmaking process. Wouter Smeets (Glimpse)


Break at the innovation market



Parallel Matchmaking sessions

  • CO2-free offshore wind farm in 2030
  • Multi-use of an offshore wind farm in 2030 
  • A hybrid Island
  • Transport, installation and maintenance: cost reduction
  • Transport, installation and maintenance: robotics
  • Development and design of a wind farm or wind turbine
  • Integration in the energy system: supply and harmonics
  • Integration in the energy system: combinations of wind, solar, electrolysers and storage
  • Ecology: a positive net contribution
  • Circularity: decommissioning, recycling of wind turbine blades
  • Sustainability assessment, a sort of BREEAM for wind farms


Plenary: feedback of the matchmaking sessions

17.00 – 18.00   

Drinks at the innovation market


The Matchmaking day will take place at Tivoli Vredenburg, Vredenburgkade 11, Utrecht.


The registration for the Matchmaking Day will start mid-January 2019.