Introducing the U.S. Offshore Wind Pathway Program:
With billions already invested in the U.S. offshore wind industry, there is a critical need to expand the domestic supply chain. The U.S. Offshore Wind Pathway Program provides training, mentoring, and industry introductions for international companies who want to enter the growing U.S. offshore wind market. Participating companies will learn about the U.S. supply chain, where their business fits in, and how they can set up operations as a business entity in the U.S., helping to create well-paying jobs in communities throughout the United States.
How Does it Work?
The Pathway Program is open to any country interested in providing their local companies a roadmap to successfully enter the U.S. offshore wind industry. The Business Network for Offshore Wind will work with you to identify high demand needs in the U.S. supply chain and to help select small- and medium-sized companies who qualify for the 15- week program.
U.S. Offshore Wind Industry Intelligence
Throughout the Pathway Program, which will be conducted both online and in person, the Network provides information on products and services in high demand in the U.S. offshore wind sector and offers input on program applicants for company selection.
The Network assigns U.S. industrial experts as mentor(s) to each company participating in the Pathway Program. Mentoring companies will work one-on-one with individual businesses and guide them throughout the 15-week program.
Market Strategy & Entry
The Network provides guidance and develops a tailored strategy for how each company should approach the U.S. market. All companies receive an in-depth training on the U.S. offshore wind industry, from permitting to construction. In addition, each company will receive a customized training program and one-on-one support to help identify specific products and services that will benefit the U.S. supply chain.
Companies will learn how to conduct competitor research, cost analysis, and build strategies for differentiation. Company mentors will provide ideas, suggestions, and technical support on how to improve products and services.
Business Development & Partner Sourcing
After completing the training and research component of the program, companies will have the opportunity to meet with up to five interested U.S. partners, based on analysis of their products and services and demand of the supply chain.
Maintaining & Growing Industry Connections
Each selected company receives a one-year corporate level membership to the Business Network for Offshore Wind. Network membership allows companies to attend virtual and in-person educational programs and networking events as well as staying updated on market development throughout the year.
Benefits of the U.S. Offshore Wind Pathway Program:
- 15-week program provides an in-depth overview of the U.S. offshore wind industry
- Enrollment in Foundation 2 Blade, the industry’s most comprehensive training program for those who are ready to take advantage of expanding opportunities in the U.S. offshore wind industry
- Mentoring with Developers and Tier 1 and 2 companies
- Business to business (B2B) meetings with industry leaders
- Study tours (site visits of offshore wind facilities, factories, ports, and more)
- Industry introductions
KOSME (Korea SMEs & Startups Agency)
May – September 2022
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- DYE (Dong Yang Engineering)
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- Yujoo E&C Co., Ltd.
- Joong-Ang Heavy Indusrty Co., Ltd.
- Yuil Co., Ltd.
- FORUM D&P Inc.
- KHAN Plant
- CyTroniQ Co., Ltd.