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X1 Wind ( Exponential Renewables, S.L.) is a company founded in 2017 for the development of X1 Wind concept ( The concept was developed by its founders between 2012 and 2014 while at MIT and is the result of more than 10 years of experience in working for leading wind turbine and marine energy companies. X1 Wind’s mission is to develop disruptive and scalable solutions such as the PivotBuoy, with exponential impact, making offshore renewables cost-effective and global, untapping the huge potential in deep waters. Despite its recent foundation, X1 Wind has obtained several international prizes and raised significant private and public investment from re-known funds in the energy and technology sectors such as Innoenergy, H2020, NEOTEC, ACCIO Startup Capital or the Cleantech Camp prize.

R&D Partners


WavEC Offshore Renewables is one of the leading research and innovation centres in this area in Europe, particularly in wave energy and floating wind energy. WavEC has a long track record of development of tools for direct support to the marine energy industry, including both technical and non-technical tools.

WAVEC has long experience in ocean and floating wind energy technology and particularly at R&D level, but also, and depending on the cases, on conceptual, design, construction, deployment and operational phases.


The Technical University of Denmark is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world. The previous Wind Energy Division of Risø DTU – now part of DTU Wind Energy – , has undertaken basic research, teaching and commercial activities in all aspects of wind energy since the mid-1970’s.

DTU Wind Energy is the world’s largest public research institute for wind energy and is internationally recognised as a globally leading department.


The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) is a joint initiative between the Spanish and the Canary Islands governments, with the help of the European Regional Development Fund. It represents a multipurpose service centre with land-based and sea-based novel infrastructures to support research, technology development an innovation in the marine and maritime sector. Its mission is to promote long-term observation and sustainability of the ocean, providing a cost-effective combination of services, such as observatories, test site, base for underwater vehicles, training and innovation hub.

Industry Partners


ESM is the foremost manufacturer of components for the isolation and damping of vibrations and structure-borne noise in wind turbines. ESM was founded in 1996 by Franz Mitsch and became the first company, which developed elastomeric components for the needs of the wind turbines industry. ESM is covering the whole process chain beginning with research, development, design, test lab, production and sales. Additionally, ESM is operating its own wind turbines in order to gain operational experience and to be able to test prototypes under realistic conditions.


INTECSEA is part of Worley Group, one of the world’s largest engineering and project delivery firms. Worley has performed engineering, design, procurement, construction, and operations and maintenance services for hundreds of power, industrial, commercial, and government facilities in the Infrastructure, Hydrocarbons, Minerals & Metals, and Chemicals sectors.

INTECSEA provides frontier technology for the energy industry’s most challenging offshore field development and pipeline projects, specialise in offshore wind and oil & gas projects, and design subsea production systems, pipelines and floating systems.


EDP Group is an integrated energy player, with strong presence in Europe (Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Italy, Romania, Poland and UK), US Canada, Mexico and Brazil and the third player in the world in terms of wind installed capacity (in excess of 10 GW installed worldwide).

EDP Centre for New Energy Technologies (EDP CNET, also called EDP NEW R&D) is a subsidiary of the EDP Group and has the mission of creating value through collaborative R&D in the energy sector. It is fully committed to research and development with a strong focus in technology demonstration projects in the areas of Energy Storage and Energy Management, Smart grids and Digitalization, Flexibility in Energy Systems and Renewable Energy.


DNV GL Group has been formed, in September 2013, from the merger of DNV and GL. DNV-GL provides classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil and gas, and energy industries. DNV-GL  also provides certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.

DNV GL Energy delivers world-renowned testing and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency.


DEGIMA S.A. was established in 1997, by a group of professionals with extensive experience in the metal sector, mainly in Naval sector with large experience in marine renewable energy sector. Since 2006 DEGIMA S.A. have been manufacturing four different Power Buoys, one wind measurement mast, several LIDAR Buoys to measure wind, Underwater Substation Pods, among other different structures and ancillary products. DEGIMA is also co-owner of ACORN solution, a coating using Thermal Spray Aluminium mixed with biocide designed specifically for static floating devices such as buoys.