European Clusters for Offshore Wind Servicing

Project Details


ECOWindS’ objective is to pave the way for new research and knowledge of how the costs of offshore wind energy can be driven down through better services. The objective is reached by establishing cross-regional cooperation, intensifying the relationship between research, the European offshore wind servicing (OWS) sector and the offshore wind industry. The actions in the project include mapping of regional capabilities, search of RDI projects and building a Joint Action Plan for regional and international co-operation. ECOWindS is funded from the EU FP7.
Effective start/end date01/11/201331/10/2015


  • Offshore wind
  • Roadmap
  • Foresight
  • Offshore wind services

Research Output

Cluster strategies for the North Sea the offshore wind service sector. A sectoral innovation system foresight.

Andersen, P. D. & Piirainen, K. A., 2016, EU-SPRI Conference Lund 2016 : Book of abstracts. p. 93-95 3 p.

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ECOWindS Joint Action Plan - Guidelines for Implementation: Deliverable D4.2

Piirainen, K. A. (ed.), 2015, 64 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportResearch

Open Access
107 Downloads (Pure)

The GRIP method for collaborative roadmapping workshops

Piirainen, K., 2015, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Future-Oriented Technology Analysis (FTA): Engage today to shape tomorrow. 10 p.

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Open Access
752 Downloads (Pure)

Press / Media

Simulatorbransjen satsar på vind

Kalle A. Piirainen


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