Accelerating Dutch innovations in offshore renewables through data-driven hybrid labs

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HybridLabs helps accelerate the deployment of offshore renewable technologies for both electricity and hydrogen production, hence addressing the energy transition needs whilst also strengthening the offshore food and ecological transitions. It also positions the Dutch knowledge and innovation chain strategically in the Irish Atlantic Coast, which represents a premier opportunity for floating wind energy. HybridLabs’ backbone is a unique nation-wide infrastructure of hybrid experimental facilities, simulators, and offshore demonstration sites, learning from one another, through new data- and physics- driven approaches. Knowledge exploitaKon is achieved across a range of societal partners, including industry, policy makers, NGOs, and citizens.

Official secretary on behalf of the consortium: dr. ir. A. Viré (Delft University of Technology)

Consortium: Delft University of Technology, Wageningen University & Research, University of Groningen, University of Twente, Eindhoven University of Technology, MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands), Deltares, TNO (Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research), Netherlands eScience Centre, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Breda University of Applied Sciences, University of Limerick, Rijkswaterstaat (executive agency of Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management), TKI Offshore Wind, Netherlands Wind Energy Association (NWEA), OffshoreWind4Kids, Holland Home of Wind Energy, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, 12 To Zero, Seawind Ocean Technology Holding, Electricity Supply Board (ESB), Shell, GustoMSC, Port of Amsterdam, Clare County Council, The North Sea Foundation, Boskalis, Shannon Foynes Port Company, Campus@Sea Cooperative, Heerema Marine Contractors, Bluewater Energy Services, Physik Instrumente, Lunet aan de Snel Foundation, Oceans of Energy, CrossWind, Huisman Equipment, Heerema Engineering Solutions.

Participating organisations

Delft University of Technology
Netherlands eScience Center
Wageningen University & Research
University of Groningen
University of Twente
Maritime Research Institute Netherlands
Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences
University of Limerick
TKI Offshore Wind, Netherlands Wind Energy Association (NWEA)
Holland Home of Wind Energy
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
12 To Zero
Seawind Ocean Technology Holding
Electricity Supply Board (Ireland)
Shell (Netherlands)
Port of Amsterdam
Clare County Council
Stichting De Noordzee (The North Sea Foundation)
Boskalis (Netherlands)
Shannon Foynes Port Company
Campus@Sea Cooperative
Heerema Marine Contractors
Bluewater Energy Services
Physik Instrumente
Lunet aan de Snel Foundation
Oceans of Energy
Huisman (Netherlands)
Heerema Engineering Solutions
Environment & Sustainability
Environment & Sustainability
Natural Sciences & Engineering
Natural Sciences & Engineering



Axelle Viré
Main Applicant
Delft University of Technology
Meiert Willem Grootes
Meiert Willem Grootes
Senior eScience Research Engineer
Netherlands eScience Center
Niels  Drost
Niels Drost
Programme Manager
Netherlands eScience Center
Fakhereh Alidoost
Fakhereh Alidoost
Lead RSE
Netherlands eScience Center
Francesco Nattino
eScience Research Engineer
Netherlands eScience Center
Ou Ku
Ou Ku
eScience Research Engineer
Netherlands eScience Center