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Decom Opportunities

Decom North Sea will note any opportunities on this page which may be of interest to your business.

If you have an opportunity you feel could be added to this section, please email the details to events@decomnorthsea.com.

Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF) – funded training with NESCol
The Scottish Funding Council provides funding on behalf of the Scottish Government for training that is only available from regional colleges across Scotland.Levy payer employers (an employer with a wage bill of £3million plus) can take training up to a maximum of £15,000 and funding is allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. There are no catches with this offer. Put simply, a Levy payer effectively has £15,000 worth of training with NESCol with only a simple application to complete. No money changes hands – NESCol gets the funding direct from the Scottish Funding Council.

All the latest information, including application forms, course choices and other supporting information can be found at www.nescol.ac.uk/fwdf

COVID-19 Call to Action
The Government Commercial Function (GCF) needs your help to build a resource pool to provide a rapid response to critical COVID-19 requirements, most urgently to deliver 30,000 new ventilators. 
More details in this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/production-and-supply-of-ventilators-and-ventilator-components

Decommissioning of Energy Assets Opportunity
ESA intends to launch a new Invitation to Tender, to assess the technical feasibility and commercial viability of satellite-based services in support of decommissioning of energy assets. Any resulting studies are also intended to establish the roadmap for service implementation through follow-on demonstration projects.
More details at this link: https://business.esa.int/funding/invitation-to-tender/decommissioning-energy-assets

Tech challenge - Solutions required for a Contamination Mapping and Visualisation System 
This challenge is to identify technologies to work in combination with the current method of measurement that uses a hand-held device and find a solution of mapping the measurements and providing real time visual and point cloud data. In essence, geo-referencing, time-stamping and recording the outputs of a handheld device” Technologies should be >TRL3. Successful applicants will be given an opportunity to pitch to the challenge holder.
More details at this link https://www.ktninnovationexchange.co.uk/challenges/single/53

RGU launches free short courses in response to the economic impact of COVID-19
More details at this link: https://www.rgu.ac.uk/news/220-news-2020/3053-rgu-launches-free-short-courses-in-response-to-the-economic-impact-of-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR0-x7zMjqvm5pBZVUpjTgPJFk0XahHF6c8Exu2ywYcvk5a5cBcQcfSvb6k

Skills for Energy – Resources
Skills for Energy have created a dedicated skills resources page on our website! https://www.eeegr.com/skills-for-energy/skills-resources/
Intended for students, teachers and parents the resources feature activities, worksheets and video's to keep students and young people engaged with STEM, along with information around careers and teacher CPD. Does your organisation have any resources you are keen to share? Have you or your family found any useful websites we could add to our resources? If so, please get in touch via skills@eeegr.com

Invitation for Expression of Interest to Invest, Build and Operate a Marine Maintenance Yard and/or to Invest, Build and Operate a Decommissioning Yard in Brunei Darussalam
More details at this link: Expression Of Interest

MY World of Work- Job Hub Launched
Like many organisations, Skills Development Scotland is rapidly evolving its services to meet the needs of business across Scotland at this difficult time. Through the disruptive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognise that employers working in line with Scottish Government advice on workers and essential services may be facing acute skills gaps in their businesses.     

At the same time, many individuals are actively seeking employment and may be finding it difficult to find trusted sources of information about immediate opportunities.

Developed rapidly in response to requests from a number of our industry body partners, My World of Work Job Hub is a free service which enables employers working in line with Scottish Government advice on workers and essential services to advertise vacancies quickly to a broad audience through Scotland’s dedicated online careers resource. Skills Development Scotland is currently working quickly to build a critical mass of vacancies, which can be uploaded directly through our employer website, OurSkillsforce.

Hydrogen R&D projects in China
The TUS ORE Catapult JV in China has come across an interesting funding opportunity in China that focusses on clean energy and integrated energy systems.

The total funding is RMB 606m => ~ £70m across 50 – 60 projects.

Further details can be found in this link https://ore.catapult.org.uk/work-with-us/our-collaborations/tus-ore-catapult-research-centre/

TigerLive
Aberdeen-based media specialist AVC Immedia today launches a new digital radio platform, dedicated to the energy sector. TigerLive radio is the UK’s first energy sector station and will broadcast live from noon until 3pm daily initially. TigerLive will welcome contributions from energy sector trade bodies, workers, unions, operators and the supply chain in general and aims to extend the live broadcast to twelve hours a day, seven days a week over time.  www.tigerlive.co.uk can be accessed online via, computer, mobile device or smart speaker.

Business-led innovation in response to global disruption (de minimis)
Closing Date: Friday 17 April 2020  
Funding type: Grant 
Scheme Value: £50,000 max grant per project 
Application Restrictions: Business-led

Description: The aim of this competition is to support UK businesses to focus on emerging or increasing needs of society and industries during and following the Covid-19 pandemic. By fast-tracking innovation, the UK will be better placed to maintain employment levels, a competitive position in global markets and make the UK more resilient to similar disruption.

For further information and to apply, click here https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/583/overview

Skills Development Scotland Learning Portal 
People who have been furloughed or made redundant are being encouraged to develop their skills with the help of a new online resource.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has introduced the portal in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to connect people with thousands of free-to-access online learning materials. Working closely with learning providers, additional opportunities will be included in the coming weeks and months. 

Anyone can learn new or develop existing skills through flexible and convenient online learning from 12 different providers across a range of subject areas, such as digital, languages, business and technology.   

Click here for more information:  https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/find-free-online-courses

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