ITF launches Innovation Network to help SME oil & gas technology development

Dr Patrick O'Brien
Dr Patrick O’Brien

The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) has launched a new online Innovation Network to raise the profile of oil and gas SMEs direct to its membership of operator and service companies.

The Innovation Network is an active online community enabling oil and gas SMEs to promote their technologies and services direct to end users and also keep up to date with the latest technology needs of the industry.

All technology organisations with fewer than 250 employees can post a free profile on the Innovation Network including a company description.

Dr Patrick O’Brien, ITF Chief Executive, said: “The Innovation Network is a brand new platform to bring together our oil and gas membership with the SMEs that could potentially solve some of their costly challenges.

“It has been developed in direct response to a demand from technology companies seeking introductions to our end users and we have commitment from our membership that they want to engage in this way and see great value in getting tangible insights into the innovations coming from the SME community, particularly those that can be quickly implemented.

“This will be an active and evolving community where we will encourage discussion and engagement on field trials, joint industry projects and technologies that have high readiness levels.”

A not-for-profit organisation, ITF has facilitated the launch of more than 200 projects from early stage concepts through to field trials and commercialisation.

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