Research &
Academia

Call for Ideas

We're looking for early TRL technologies targeting direct air carbon capture or direct seawater carbon capture 

OGTC is proud to launch The Net Zero R&D Programme, which sets out to help accelerate net zero technology development through funded collaboration with Scottish universities.


The overall aim is to support and encourage the development of innovative technologies focussing on decarbonising offshore operations and help the UK to become the first net zero basin, globally.

Overall, our ambition is for a significant number of projects to subsequently progress to our solution centres, national centres, and accelerator programme, where further technical development and industry input can boost development.

Financed by the Scottish Government, the Scottish Funding Council and Scottish Enterprise, the Net Zero R&D Programme will invest in a portfolio of projects across 2020-23, focused on early Technology Readiness Level (TRL) development in the industrial research and development range. The programme aims to match you with the academic expertise and the resource base needed to deliver your technology and innovation requirements. Successful applicant can secure 50% of the total project cost (up to £100k of funding) to support the academic R&D required to accelerate your technology development.

Developer companies, as well as academics with established industry partners, are invited to submit innovative ideas and concepts containing R&D which could be delivered with a Scottish university as an essential element.

Your idea for this first call must target direct air carbon capture or direct seawater carbon capture.

Closing date for submissions: Friday 4 December at 17.00

If you have started to develop an idea that you think could make a difference, and you need academic expertise to accelerate its development, then let us know by submitting an idea!