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2 Today’s Event What is Generate? How Generate works Specialist Mentoring Discussion with Generate Team Register Interest and Networking

3 Generate is a business support programme that offers businesses in the Lisburn City, Belfast City and Castlereagh Borough Council areas access to specialist industry support to avail of supply chain opportunities in the emerging markets for wind, marine, bio-energy, smart-grid and energy storage. What is Generate?

4 The programme will help to generate new sales, new markets, new contracts and sustained business growth through: Participation in the evolving and emerging renewable energy sectors The identification of supply chain opportunities and strategic collaborations Research and Development support

5 What is Generate? Scale of opportunity within sectors: Wind – offshore - £525 million (NI) £100 billion (UK) Bio-energy - £100 billion (UK) Wave and Tidal - £8 billion per year by 2030 (UK) Smart- Grid and - £1 billion (NI) £56 billion (UK) Energy Storage

6 What is Generate? Wind – offshore - £525 million (NI) £100 billion (UK) How did we arrive at this figure?.....with a potential “skills spend “of £28 million available to NI across engineering and skills training in the offshore wind and O&G sectors…… Through the Invest NI Collaborative Network Programme (Phase 1) a Scoping Report highlighted Potential Offshore Wind of market £525 million likely to be attracted to NI capability and location.....

7 What is Generate? Wind – offshore - £525 million (NI) £100 billion (UK) How did we enter this market? Siemens had 80 staff in Belfast...Burke Shipping operated with 22 full-time and 12 part-time staff for Siemens worth approx.....£2 million....

8 What is Generate? Siemens asked Burke Shipping to supply more technically qualified people... Currently working with Department of Employment and Learning to access funding and build capacity in Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulic and Composites engineering to up-skill operatives.... This will assist Siemens in reducing operating costs for quayside operations and Burke Shipping are now being asked to supply services in Germany...

9 Who is eligible? It is anticipated that businesses from the following sectors will be suitable for Generate, however this list is not exhaustive and companies will be assessed on an individual basis: Construction Engineering and Manufacturing Transport and Logistics Environmental Assessment and Consultancy ICT Financial and Legal

10 Regardless of what sector you are in, if you feel your company has the potential to enter the Renewable Industry Supply Chain, then simply register your interest today, talk to the Generate Team to confirm suitability for the programme and discuss potential projects The programme is limited to 60 small to medium businesses within the following Council areas: Lisburn City Council (28) Belfast City Council(28) Castlereagh Borough Council (4) Who is eligible?

11 How Generate Works Register your interest today Discuss capability with Generate Team Complete business audit and capability opportunity profile Participate in Mentoring and Development programme Participate in Knowledge Transfer, Meet the Buyer and Collaborative Networks Generate new market revenue and business opportunities

12 Specialist one-to-one mentoring to help your business identify project opportunities or develop existing projects in the renewable industry How Generate Works Elias Dencker has over 20 years practical project engineering and technological risk management experience in the UK including over 5 years in UK offshore wind and associated supply chain. Most recently, Elias was a UK offshore wind project manager for DONG Energy The Generate Team:

13 Generate Team Paul provides specialist services to the marine energy sector undertaking work for marine energy site and technology developers through research, design & development of marine energy technology for the deployment of demonstration and commercial scale arrays. CASE is an industry led sustainable energy research centre providing access to research funding for industrial partners in Energy and Demand Side Management. Sam is BREEAM Assessor and accredited trainer, with a clear working knowledge of the practical application of sustainability at all operational levels.

14 Generate Team Alastair has pioneered biomass in the UK providing the conceptual design and specification for Northern Irelands first steam biomass plant and is currently working on the first of a series of new Biomass/EFW power stations in Northern Ireland incorporating innovative zero liquid effluent technologies. Sally is an active member of the offshore operations community and works with Development Agencies to improve knowledge of offshore wind supply chain opportunities and to help to improve the potential for local communities to provide services in the operational phase.

15 Generate Team Chris works closely with Invest NI Technology Executives and the Department of Employment and Learning to support businesses with the capacity to contribute to renewable energy supply chain delivering a coordinated solution to organizational growth across a wide range of engineering and support disciplines. James provides data and a strategic analysis of supply chain opportunities for manufacturing sectors providing technical support and guidance to local SMEs in the development of their products and services through innovative solutions to support organizational growth.

16 Generate Team Rachel implements marketing, promotion and recruitment strategies for innovation programmes working with industry to develop business concepts and provides strategic assistance through a range of programmes such as Knowledge Transfer Partnership, Innovation Vouchers, Connected, InnovateUs and Fusion.

17 How Generate Works Generate Team will help your business identify project opportunities or develop existing projects in the renewable industry by: Developing contacts with potential customers Taking part in key networking opportunities to showcase your business to local and international renewable energy companies Participation on best practice and Meet the Buyer events

18 How Generate Works Knowledge Transfer Events: Bio-energy Market Opportunities September , Belfast “Assured Asset Energy Ltd (AAE) provides project finance for farmers and landowners for Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants. Specialising in the Renewable Energy sector, Assured Asset Energy Ltd (AAE), recently launched a £27 million fund in N Ireland”.

19 How Generate Works Knowledge Transfer Events: Wave and Tidal Opportunities October , Bristol “Resolving the challenges associated with offshore electrical infrastructure for tidal arrays is widely considered to be a priority area of development for the sector coupled with the challenges surrounding a 20 year component life, is the remote conditioning monitoring of systems and components required to last that long”.

20 How to become involved? Register your interest with the Generate Team today Cost £ including VAT Limited places available! Contact Details Website:


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