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Transocean Open Innovation Challenge: Kickoff & Information Session

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Category: Academic Network, Clean Energy, CleanTech, Corporate Innovators, Founders & Startups




October 20, 2023
9:00 am - 10:30 am CDT


4201 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002


Are you passionate about driving change in the energy sector? Do you have a groundbreaking idea or technology to reduce emissions and decarbonize offshore drilling operations? If so, Transocean invites you to join this open innovation challenge, a game-changing opportunity to shape the future of offshore drilling. 

Ion is proud to partner with Transocean, a global leader in offshore drilling, to launch this exciting challenge that invites startup companies, academics and entrepreneurs to contribute their innovative ideas with the potential for pilot opportunities and deep-dive engagements with Transocean in the future. 

Finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas in front of a live audience, and the winning team may be awarded a pilot project with Transocean, offering a real-world testing ground for your innovative solutions. 

Challenge Timeline: 

Challenge Launch and Information Session: Friday, October 20 (at the Ion) 

Submission Deadline: Thursday, November 30 (virtual) 

Finalist Selection: February 2024 (virtual) 

Finalist Demo Day and Winner Announcement: March 2024 (at the Ion) 

Join us at the kickoff information session to learn more about the challenge and register you or your team. Together, let’s innovate for a cleaner, more sustainable future for offshore drilling! For more information, please contact Ragen Doyle, Corporate Engagement Officer, at rdoyle@ionhouston.com.



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