Inn2POWER Final Event

18. March 2021 – 9:15 – 13:30 Webinar

Join us at the Inn2POWER final event and learn, how we can increase value by means of data driven innovation in the offshore windfarm lifecycle, and support collaboration between SME’s in the region.


09:15 Registration & network carousel

09:30 Welcome speech

Tinne Van der Straeten, Belgian Minister of Energy and President North Seas Energy Cooperation

09:45 Meet the Inn2POWER project & consortium

Short introduction on the objectives and realizations of the Inn2POWER project and consortiumLieven Tack, POM West Flanders (BE) | Ira Lardinois, POM West Flanders (BE) | Ann Overmeire, Blue Cluster (BE)

09:55 Tools to boost your international future

Three testimonials on concrete results achieved supported by the developped Inn2POWER tools: transnational collaborations, entries in new markets, B2B matchmaking events.
Sarah Niddrie-Webb, Opergy (UK) | Christopher Grock, Windmanschip (DE) | Alain Knol, Hijsspecialist (NL)

10:15 Let’s have a drink & network carousel

10:30 How to strengthen transnational collaboration between offshore wind industry SMEs in the North Sea Region

For SMEs active in the offshore wind industry, transnational collaboration will become increasingly important in order to grow and innovate. European policymakers, SMEs and several cluster organisations share their views in this panel discussion.
Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy (tbc) | Glenda Napier, Energy Cluster Denmark (DK) | Heike Winkler, WAB (DE) | Christophe Dhaene, e-BO Enterprises (BE)

11:00 Three ways to push your SME to the next level

Three testimonials about realizations and collaborations supported by Inn2POWER:, webinars on test facilities offshore wind energy MBA.Christian Munk Jensen, Energy Cluster Denmark (DK) | Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lukas, Hochschule Bremerhaven (DE) | Mads Kirkegaard, Polytech A/S (DK) (tbc) | Britta Schaffmeister, DMEC (NL) (tbc) | Frank Jonckheere, DEME Offshore (BE)

11:30 Obstacles & solutions regarding harbour logistics

Wim Stubbe, Port Oostende (BE)

11:40 Wrap-up

Ira Lardinois, POM West Flanders (BE)

11:50 – 12:00 Closure Belgian Offshore Days 2021

Jean de Bethune, President POM West Flanders / Deputy of West Flanders (BE)

12:00 – 13:00 B2B Matchmaking