Live Now: Round 2 of Innovations in Offshore Wind Solicitation 2.0

The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC) is pleased to release a competitive solicitation entitled Innovations in Offshore Wind Solicitation 2.0. Each round has approximately 3.5 million dollars in funding. Challenge areas and their respective due dates are outlined in the table below:  

Challenge Area
Round 1: Supply and Logistics, Operations & Maintenance
Round 2: Environmental Shared Use, Power Systems & Interconnection
Concept Paper Submissions Due: Sept. 16, 2021 Full Proposal Submissions Due: Nov. 10, 2021
Concept Paper Submissions Due: Mar. 9, 2022 Full Proposal Submissions Due: Apr. 28, 2022
R1c1: Supply Chain Efficiency and Industrialization
R2c1: Facilitating Ocean Area Co-Existence
R1c2: Asset Monitoring and Inspection
R2c2: Electrical and Grid Challenges Unique to Offshore Wind Transmission
R1c3: Solutions to Reduce of Improve at-sea Maintenance and Repair

How to Apply

At this time, the full Proposal Opportunity Notice and supporting documentation, including concept submission instructions, are available at the solicitation portal hosted by the New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Please review all available documentation thoroughly. Solicitation-related questions may be directed to

Proposal Guidance and Engagement Opportunities

  • January 25, 2022 – Round 2 Topic Preview Webinar: This webinar occurred prior to Round 2 release. The webinar gave a preview of the technical challenge areas covered in Round 2 as well as general suggestions for drafting successful proposals.
  • February 8 & 10, 2022 – Proposal Content Walk-Through Webinar: This webinar is intended for small businesses and first-time applicants to a NOWRDC solicitation. To assist in concept paper submission in Round 2 of NOWRDC’s Solicitation 2.0, the webinar will give an overview of the key sections in the concept paper template, solicitation review criteria as listed in the Solicitation 2.0 Program Notice, and general advice on preparing successful proposals. There will be time reserved for audience Q&A at the end.
    • To enable maximal attendance, the webinar will be hosted twice at the following dates and times:
      1. 11 AM – 12 PM EST on February 8, 2022 – Register here
      2. 1 PM – 2 PM EST on February 10, 2022 – Register here
    • Once they are available, recordings of both webinars will be posted here on NOWRDC’s website. 
  • February 23, 2022 – Offshore Wind Supplier Pitch Session: This event is intended for small businesses looking to connect with offshore wind developers. It will be a great way to get better connected with the offshore wind industry through a concise, engaging format. The full agenda, including companies selected for pitching, will be posted closer to the event date.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please submit questions to The FAQ document below will be updated with NOWRDC responses on a regular basis. 

Full Submission Reference Documents


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