Offshore Wind R&D Projects



The Offshore Wind R&D Projects initiative provides a potential subsidy for the themes ‘Cost Reduction and Optimisation’ and ‘Offshore Wind and its Environment’. The goals are as follows.

For the theme ‘Cost Reduction and Optimisation’:

  • Cost reduction of and risk optimisation
  • Improvements to safety, and
  • Contribution to improve circularity

For the theme ‘Offshore Wind and its Environment’:

  • Facilitate integrated spatial planning
  • Create ecological value by reducing ecological impact of offshore wind projects or improve biodiversity

Note: The activities within the theme ‘Cost Reduction and Optimisation’ should be limited to Industrial Research1. The projects distinguish themselves from projects with a larger scope as envisaged in the Renewable Energy Program. In addition, the research must focus on topics that do not directly, or concretely enough, contribute to cost reduction by 2030, such as optimisation, circularity, risk reduction and improvements to safety. The theme ' Offshore Wind and its Environment’ does not focus on cost reduction of offshore wind energy.

(Projects within the theme ‘Integration in the Energy System’ are covered by the scheme ‘System Integration in the North Sea)

1Industrial research covers ‘planned or critical research aimed at acquiring knowledge and skills with the aim to develop new products, processes or services, or to significantly improve existing products, processes or services’ (source:



Target Projects:

Industrial research for product development and Joint Research Projects

Tender System:

based on ranking

Tender Open:

3 April 2018

Tender Closes:

5 June 2018


€ 4,8 million

Maximum Subsidy Size:

€ 750.000 per project

Please note that in case of conflict, the official information found on the RVO website is authoritative.


Find out more on the RVO website. (Dutch)