At Aquamarine Power we believe our success is dependent on our
ability to innovate. It's through innovation that we'll learn to
harness the energy of the oceans in the most efficient and
cost-effective way. It's through innovation that we will overcome
the challenges that lie in our path.
Innovation is at the heart of what we do at Aquamarine
Power. We are pioneering a new industry and a new way of
producing clean sustainable electricity. Our Oyster wave
energy technology is an innovative clean energy solution.
We're involved in partnerships with highly innovative organisations
such as Queen's University Belfast, ABB and BAE Systems.
We've won a host of awards for innovation in our technology, our
business and our thinking.
But we can't afford to stop there. We continually need to
ask ourselves can we do this another way, a better way? We
think it's important to encourage innovative thinking throughout
our business, and importantly, to reward it. That's why we
run our Brain Wave innovation scheme. Through the scheme, we
generate innovative ideas that break down the technical and
financial barriers we face as a company.
Driving down costs
We encourage ourselves to look beyond our own departments and to
look for more cost effective approaches in everything we do.
It's our goal that the scheme will generate £1 million of costing
savings for our business every year.
We may be a relatively small company but we like to think big -
there is nothing that can't be done. It's this kind of
creative thinking that puts us ahead of the rest.