The TKI Wind op Zee (Top consortium for Knowledge and Innovation Offshore Wind) is part of the Dutch Topsector Policy: a government policy that targets the further development of successful industry sectors through research and development in cooperation with Universities and Knowledge Institutes.
The ambition of TKI Wind op Zee is to reduce the cost for offshore wind projects by 40% in 2020, compared to 2010. Furthermore the organisation aims to strengthen the economic activities in offshore wind in the Netherlands and to support the Dutch offshore wind sector to continue to lead internationally.
The TKI Wind op Zee wants to realize this ambition with:
- R & D programs in collaboration with industry,
- Strategic workflows with projects that serve both the private and public interest,
- and project Leeghwater: an offshore wind farm for test and demonstration of innovations.
The TKI Wind op Zee directs the research, innovation activities and implementation of offshore wind technology for industry (SMEs) in Netherlands. In addition, the TKI Wind op Zee guarantees rapid dissemination and deployment of the developed knowledge, techniques and working methods.