The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) funded the Technology, Innovation & Green Growth for Offshore Renewables (TIGGOR) programme between 2020 – 2023, which enabled the acceleration of businesses in the North of Tyne and wider North East of England. TIGGOR was designed to boost supply chain growth and productivity of businesses in the offshore wind and subsea sectors, and encourage market entrance of companies that currently do not operate in these sectors.
Building upon the success of the first TIGGOR programme, utilising funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, the NTCA is funding the £1.75m TIGGOR 2 programme. Projects will be delivered between October 2023 – December 2024 and are expected to create strong economic benefits for the North of Tyne and for companies supported in the TIGGOR 2 programme.
Delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult in collaboration with commercial partners EDF and Equinor, TIGGOR 2 will provide funding to companies based in the North of Tyne region to undertake research and development projects to bring offshore renewable energy innovation to market, thereby accelerating technological and commercial growth for companies.
Leading North of Tyne businesses supported through first TIGGOR programme were:
NTCA collaborated with key industry partners to enable TIGGOR to deliver maximum impact in the North of Tyne and wider North East, including the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, EDF Renewables, Equinor and the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership. TIGGOR invested £2.5m in 9 companies based in the North of Tyne region. TIGGOR was divided into the following key strands:
Technology Demonstration Support: Maximising future commercial investment in the supply chain to de-risk future investment, providing technology assessment, advice and potential funding
Business Support Programmes:
Further information on TIGGOR 2 is available on the Catapult website.