Gran Canaria attends the Offshore Technology Days (OTD) fair in Norway with a dedicated stand

Offshore Technology Days (OTD) took place October 19th to 21st in the Norwegian city of Stavanger, the global capital of offshore energies. The focus of the event was to present the current and future market situation, growth prospects and new technologies and services related to the offshore energy industries, through seminars, keynotes and meetings between companies.

The joint action is framed under the umbrella of the brand ‘Best in Gran Canaria’, and includes several institutions and entities members of the initiative, as well as Canary Islands companies that have joined the trip in commercial prospecting tasks. All of them, together with the SPEGC, are making use of the island’s resources in Stavanger, including a stand in collaboration with the Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster. Gran Canaria will thus be represented by public entities, research institutions & industrial cluster. This strategic has the support of the Norwegian counterpart in investment promotion and business innovation facilitation, Innovation Norway.

The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) participates in this event as a unique scientific infrastructure and global reference centre for blue talent, allowing for the realization celebration of disruptive R+D+i projects linked to energy and the marine-maritime sector.

On the other hand, the Canary Islands Marine-Maritime Cluster (CMC) has set itself the primary objective of promoting the internationalisation of Canary Islands companies and the global dimension of the different marine-maritime sub-sectors (port infrastructures and services, marine renewable energies and maritime transport).

The participation of ‘Best in Gran Canaria’ in OTD aims to raise awareness of the advantages associated with carrying out R&D&I projects in Gran Canaria, promote collaboration and partnership frameworks between the Canary Islands and Norwegian companies and entities, accelerate knowledge of the local ecosystem in global markets and consolidate the technological, research and investment relationship between Norway and its main partner in southern Europe, Gran Canaria.