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Let’s talk about offshore wind industry

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Offshore wind energy is an industry with enormous development potential. By 2040, we will be able to produce 60% of electricity from the Baltic Sea, which will lead to Gdańsk in becoming the heart of the offshore ecosystem. That is why we want to build awareness about the importance of the offshore wind industry today.

We are creating a Blue Baltic Community

Incubator STARTER invites you to co-create the Blue Baltic Community, which aims at connecting the world of offshore wind energy with the world of modern technologies and more!

Blue Baltic Community is an initiative that provides a space for discussion, exchange of experiences and mutual inspiration between representatives of the offshore wind energy and representatives of the technology and innovation industries.

We want to initiate a dialogue that will allow us to recognize the potential of existing technologies or create new solutions for the offshore wind industry. Blue Baltic Community is also a community of people interested in the offshore wind energy industry, but also in the broadly understood economy of the Baltic Sea.

As part of the activities of the Blue Baltic Community in 2023, there was a conference, opening the project and introducing the subject of the Project, as well as a series of five meetings of working groups, the aim of which was to establish a dialogue between the offshore wind industry and the technological and innovation industry in order to create new solutions.

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Work groups

The Blue Baltic Community Conference is continued with meetings of the “Modern Offshore Solutions” working groups. Their goal is to confront the technological needs of the offshore wind industry with local entrepreneurs providing technological innovations that may be used in offshore wind energy market. By initiating dialogue, we want to jointly develop new contacts and opportunities for cooperation between industries.

We invite representatives of small and medium-sized enterprises from the technology, IT, robotics and automation industries, as well as the broadly understood maritime industry, to take part in working group meetings.

There were 5 meetings of working groups as part of the project. Topics of the meetings and more information below.

Cybersecurity and protection of critical infrastructure

19.10.2023 10.00-12.00

Jakub Budzyński

Speakers: Piotr Strzałkowski and Krzysztof Labuda (SOLWIT SA.), Filip Papierz (Enamor)

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Autonomous technological solutions for the offshore wind energy industry

26.10.2023 10.00-12.00

Jakub Budzyński

Speakers: Michał Latacz (BLUE ARMADA ROBOTICS), Dawid Walczyna (Mobile Monitoring), Łukasz Kulas (Centrum Technologii Cyfrowych PG)

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Digital Twin – Why does Offshore need it?

15.11.2023 10.00-12.00

Jakub Budzyński

Speakers: Michał Migalski (NAVA Engineering), Jakub Zalewski and Mateusz Ambrożewicz (INDUSTRIA PROJECT Sp. z o.o.)

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Operations and maintenance – How to reduce costs using innovative technological solutions?

16.11.2023 10.00-12.00

Jakub Budzyński

Speakers: Dominik Dados (Ocean Winds) oraz Radosław Pleskot (7 WILLOWS)

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ESG (Environment, Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance) in the Offshore Wind industry.

25.11.2023 10.00-12.00

Jakub Budzyński

Speakers: Joanna Czerepko (Univeristy of Gdański) i Wojciech Iwulski (Foundation for the Development of Interim Management)

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Experts

We present our experts who shared their knowledge during working group meetings.

Wojciech Iwulski (Fundacja Rozwoju Interim Management’u)

ESG (Environment, Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance) in the Offshore Wind industry.
Founder and President of the Management Board of the Foundation for the Development of Interim Management (FRIM). He specializes in change management and organizational development in SMEs. He built his expert position in the B2B segment during a 17-year management career in organizations of various scale and scope. For several years, he has been additionally involved, together with a group of Interim Managers and Foundation Partners, in the topic of sustainable development of enterprises (ESG).

Joanna Czerepko (Uniwersytet Gdański)

ESG (Environment, Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance) in the Offshore Wind industry. Dr. Joanna Czerepko is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Gdańsk. In September 2023, Dr. Joanna Czerepko initiated the creation of the Pomeranian ESG Forum, the first meeting of which took place in the STARTER Incubator. Currently, she is focusing on the development of this project, the creation of postgraduate studies in the field of ESG and the further analysis of enterprises and consumers in the area covered by this acronym.

Dominik Dados (Ocean Winds)

Working group - Operations and maintenance - How to reduce costs using innovative technological solutions?
Graduate of the Maritime University of Gdynia, Captain of the Great Shipping Company. He has over 20 years of experience in the operations and maintenance department in the maritime industry - offshore (O&G) and the shipbuilding industry. At OW Ocean Winds, as O&M Manager, he is responsible for the BC Wind project.

Radosław Pleskot (7 Willows Sp. z o.o.)

Working group - Operations and maintenance - How to reduce costs using innovative technological solutions?
A computer scientist by education, a graduate of the University of Gdańsk, majoring in Computer Science and Econometrics. I gained IT experience in ERP (SAP) systems, and currently in the development of AECO industry software, including the CDE (Common data environment) platform.
Together with the 7Willows programming team, we provide dedicated IT solutions and services using the latest technologies.

Jakub Zalewski (INDUSTRIA PROJECT Sp. z o.o.)

Working group - Digital Twin – Why does Offshore need it?
BIM Manager and sanitary engineer, graduate of the Gdańsk University of Technology. He gained experience in BIM (Building Information Modeling) by working on projects of the largest buildings in the health care industry in Poland. Currently, he is constantly implementing BIM at Industria Project, which brings together approximately 200 engineers from all industries scattered throughout the country.

Mateusz Ambrożewicz (INDUSTRIA PROJECT Sp. z o.o.)

Working group - Digital Twin - Why does Offshore need it?
BIM Manager (Building Information Modeling), graduate of the Gdańsk University of Technology, majoring in Construction. Hobby programmer with a diploma in computer science from the University of Gdańsk. He has over 14 years of experience in BIM. Professionally associated with Industria Project, where he and his team work on the development and implementation of the latest technologies for nearly 200 engineers from all industries.

Łukasz Kulas (Politechnika Gdańska)

Working group - Autonomous technological solutions for the offshore wind energy (SHP) industry. Employee of the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunication and Computer Science of the Gdańsk University of Technology. Author of over 100 articles, patents and innovative solutions transferred to ICT companies under license agreements. His main research interests include intelligent antennas, innovative wireless embedded devices and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) that can be used in practice.

Michał Latacz (BLUE ARMADA ROBOTICS)

Working group - Autonomous technological solutions for the offshore wind energy (SHP) industry. Innovator and entrepreneur. A graduate of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Krakow University of Technology, majoring in Automation and Robotics, participant of the Executive MBA for Offshore Wind Energy at the Maritime University of Gdynia. He has many years of experience in project management. Owner and co-owner of international patents in the field of mechanics and machine construction.

Dawid Walczyna (Mobile Monitoring)

Working group - Autonomous technological solutions for the offshore wind energy (MEW) industry. Dawid Walczyna specializes in drone-related services and training, offering comprehensive solutions for various sectors and industries. Currently associated with Camdrone and his own Mobile Monitoring platform, which he co-creates with Rafał Wolak. Mobile Monitoring is an innovative inspection and measurement tool that integrates data from flying and water drones, autonomous buoys and ground measurement stations.

Rafał Wolak (Mobile Monitoring)

Working group - Autonomous technological solutions for the offshore wind energy industry. Rafał Wolak, although an IT specialist by education, has associated his career with technological innovations with the mission of environmental protection. He is the founder of SeaData, specializing in the production of IoT devices tailored to individual needs, integrated with high-quality analytical systems based on machine learning. Rafał is also the co-founder of Mobile Monitoring - an innovative inspection and measurement tool that integrates data from flying and water drones, autonomous buoys and ground measurement stations.

Filip Papierz (Enamor)

Working group - Cybersecurity and protection of critical infrastructure. Graduate of the Maritime University of Gdynia at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, master's degree in radioelectronics. Extensive business experience in the field of maritime economy, for many years professionally associated with the Gdynia-based Enamor company, a supplier of modern technological solutions, electronics, navigation and maritime automation. Director of the company's Commercial Division, practitioner of the principle "selling is helping". Privately, he is passionate about technology in the field of hydrography, a lover of tourism and mountain literature.

Krzysztof Labuda (SOLWIT SA)

Working group - Cybersecurity and protection of critical infrastructure. Krzysztof Labuda, a participant of the Certified Ethical Hacker CEH v11 program, teaches the latest commercial-grade hacking tools, techniques and methodologies used by hackers and information security specialists. At Solwit, he deals with cybersecurity - he checks and secures systems, using his over 10 years of experience.

Piotr Strzałkowski (SOLWIT SA.)

Working group - Cybersecurity and protection of critical infrastructure. Piotr Strzałkowski is an expert in the embedded field and has been working at Solwit for over 8 years. He was responsible for many projects for clients from various industries, but he feels best in systems for the automotive industry. Expert in implementing cybersecurity solutions in embedded software. The strength of the team responsible for implementing IoT solutions.