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Energy Talks&Drinks – Making our energy system smart and reliable

17 June 2021 @ 17:00 - 18:30



The Energy Talks&Drinks are back and renewed! After already successfully organized events together, Buccaneer Delft, Maritime Delta and TI Wind op Zee will continue this on a regular base. Therefore we introduce a monthly event, each month with a different focus (innovation, skills and matchmaking) within the same topic: Energy Talks&Drinks, Energy Skills&Tech and Energy Match&Connect.

First event coming up are the Energy Talks&Drinks on June 17. During these innovation sessions we’ll be catching up about the latest developments in technology and innovation related to the energy transition. On June 17 we’ll address system integration and how to make our energy system smart and reliable.

Read more about the collaboration between Buccaneer Delft, Maritime Delta and TKI Wind op Zee here.

Yes, we are going to organize live events again! We have 15 seats available, so if you want to attend onsite please send an e-mail to
If you prefer to attend online: no problem. The event will be livestreamed as well via Zoom.

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Bob Meijer, Director at TKI Wind op Zee
Bob has over 10 years experience in offshore wind and know how of the technical, commercial and regulatory issues. He has gained experience in offshore wind projects in different countries, such as the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, UK, Japan and Poland (e.g. Q7/Prinses Amaliawindpark, Belwind, West Isle of Wight / Navitus Bay, Borssele and other projects). He is Director of TKI Wind op Zee for 8 years already. TKI Wind op Zee is part of the Topsector Energy and facilitates cooperation between companies, research institutions and government in offshore wind research, innovation and deployment.

Charlie Blair, Managing Director at Gravitricity Ltd.
Charlie is an innovator in energy systems for 15+ years. He always has been working with technologies that are on their way to major market growth and disruption in the power and heat sectors. Charlie Blair joined Gravitricity as Managing Director in 2016 and shortly thereafter secured £650,000 from Innovate UK to design and build their 250kW concept demonstrator. The idea for Gravitricity’s energy storage system was developed by company founder and Technical Director Peter Fraenkel MBE. He recognised the potential to develop a simple system – based on weights and winches – which could be deployed initially in mines and then wherever required, and in 2011 filed the first patent for Gravitricity technology.

Willem van der Merwe, Founder & Director at Amphibious Energy
Willem has more than 15 years of experience working in academics, the oil & gas industry, and the renewable energy sector. He holds a strong track record in leading international field- and research-based consortium projects and supporting offshore exploration and new country entry projects for the oil & gas Industry. Willem moved to the renewable energy sector after identifying the need to support the offshore industry workings with compact, clean alternatives. He founded Amphibious Energy in 2017; a renewable energy company based in Rotterdam. Initially set up to develop the patented Nautilus Offshore Wind turbine, he then expanded the company to design and build a first of its kind, 100% renewable, transportable, wind-driven EnergyPod that is durable, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly.



17 June 2021
17:00 - 18:30


Buccaneer Delft


Online event


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