OGIC to target innovative oil and gas SMEs in Central Belt

Ian Phillips
Ian Phillips

Funding for innovation and protecting intellectual property in the oil and gas industry will be the focus for two Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) seminars being run in partnership with Heriot-Watt University.

Aimed at SMEs developing innovative technology for the oil and gas industry, OGIC’s Innovation Funding and Demystifying Intellectual Property seminars will take place on at Heriot-Watt University’s Postgraduate Centre in Edinburgh later this month.

Ian Phillips, Chief Executive, OGIC, said: “Similar events have already been well-received in Aberdeen and we now expect strong interest from SMEs based in Central Scotland, which are targeting innovation within the upstream energy sector.

“While the oil and gas market is experiencing ongoing challenges, technology development and deployment is going to play a critical role in extending the life of the UKCS industry and in creating exportable products and knowhow that will bolster the supply chain in Scotland. It is essential that the pace of technology development does not slacken in the short term.”

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