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New Energy Industry Network Launched

20 April 2009

A network organisation that supports energy technology companies identify and capitalise on business growth opportunities has been set up in Aberdeen.

A not-for-profit organisation established independently by two Aberdeen-based directors, Dorothy Burke and Helen Tulloch, En-ergise will provide technology members with a range of focused industry events and services to maximise the business growth of energy based technology companies in UK and overseas markets.

Associate members with particular expertise in the energy sector will provide services and knowledge to En-ergise members, bringing significant business benefits to technology members in the En-ergise network.

Dorothy Burke, En-ergise director explained: “The UK has an enormous pool of expertise across all sectors of the energy industry and this network is designed to allow companies and individuals access to this experience to understand where growth opportunities lie.

“Technology is key to the sustainability and growth of the UK energy sector and it is therefore vital we can continue to bring new technology on stream. Often it is the challenge of how to exploit existing technologies and fund new development that is the pitfall for many developers. En-ergise aims to play a significant part in the company growth cycle by fast-tracking member engagement through expert advice and investment from associate members, which will ultimately accelerate technology delivery and drive growth.”

En-ergise is an independent network that is already working closely with organisations including Scottish Enterprise, UKTI, ITF (Industry Technology Facilitator), Department of Energy and Climate Change and Subsea UK to complement their services for supporting companies to develop new technologies and maximise market share.

Recognising the benefits of a network that can support companies fast-track energy technology success, the network's first event Energy Technology Success, taking place in Aberdeen this week has secured the support of Scottish Enterprise and enlisted the participation of key industry speakers, including representatives from ConocoPhillips, CO2 Deepstore, ITF, Energy Ventures, Subsea UK and Department of Energy and Climate Change.

The next series of events kick off on May 12, 2009 with an event hosted by Red Spider. Led by the company's CEO Chris Oliver, the industry targeted event aims to share the company's success story of rapid growth and internationalisation. This will be followed by a Renewables event later that month designed to give an international perspective on current and future renewables technologies. Further events with Shell, Aker Solutions, Maclay Murray Spens, Helix Energy and Scottish Power are scheduled for June as part of a series of continued master classes and specialist workshops. For more details on all of the upcoming events, please visit