First Minister unveils new Innovation Hub

12 October 2017

First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, was in Aberdeen at Oil & Gas Technology Centre’s Innovation Hub to drive innovation in the oil and gas industry. The facility will also help accelerate new technologies to help unlock the full potential of the UK North Sea.

The Hub is an exciting and stimulating space, working in partnership with the industry and technology providers to develop breakthrough solutions, connecting problems with solutions and solutions with problems.

The Hub has a programme of innovation events and workshops with expert facilitation, bringing together leading academics and recognised experts from industries beyond oil and gas to help generate new concepts and ideas.

Supporting the Oil & Gas Technology Centre’s goals to unlock the potential of UK North Sea, anchor the supply chain in North-East Scotland and create a culture of innovation in the region, the Hub will promote collaboration and create new innovation networks.

With GBP 180M funding from the UK and Scottish Governments (split 50:50), the Centre accelerates and funds technology innovation, co-investing in industry-led projects that take new technologies from early stage concept through to deployment in the oil field.