How to build a technology plan blog

How to build a Technology Plan? A practical guide for leaders and practitioners.

The energy industry has truly pushed technological boundaries over time. Yet, it is also clear that there is significant room to further accelerate technology deployment to address current challenges such as climate change, digitalisation, ageing assets, cost pressures. 

As a result, many people have been tasked with building a Technology Plan for their organisation. In this blog we give you some practical guidance to get started with creating such a plan.

End-users blog

How Helps Energy Companies with Focusing on the Right Tech supports companies in finding, selecting, ranking and deploying the right technologies to reduce CO2 emissions, increase efficiency and improve safety. We are thereby focusing on companies in the energy sector.

To substantiate on how end-user companies can benefit from, our Sales Manager Judith Nugent will answer relevant questions below.

Blog on industry associations Seeks Strong Partnerships with Industry Associations views industry associations as a strategic partner in reaching a wider network of technology end-users, suppliers and deployment partners. 

Their annual or semi-annual gatherings have proven to strengthen connection, commitment and knowledge sharing among members. Nonetheless, having another venue to connect and share knowledge 24/7, regardless of where their members are, holds great value, especially in times where there is a blurring line between online and offline communities.

With this in mind, Co-Founder and CEO Erik Nijveld shares in this Q&A blog how we would like to collaborate with industry associations.

Deployment Partners and their role on

Deployment Partners and their role on

Technology deployment is another aspect that is key in ensuring a seamless flow of innovation in the energy industry. And this is where intends to expand its presence further by strengthening the role of Deployment Partners on the platform, which counts to over 140 as of writing.

To discuss this initiative further, Co-Founder and CEO Erik Nijveld answers a few questions for this blog.

Digging Into the Untapped Potential of Geothermal Energy

Digging Into the Untapped Potential of Geothermal Energy

Geothermal is ground heat stored in the earth's crust. Given that the heat is constantly present within the earth’s subsurface and carried via extremely hot water or steam, this type of renewable energy is not dependent on weather conditions and offers high capacity for cooling and heating purposes as well as electricity generation.

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Cost per lead of B2B Marketing Channels for Technology Suppliers generates high quality leads at competitive cost


Lead generation—attracting potential customers to your business—is the primary driver for most marketing activities. We use online and offline channels to reach our target market, capture their interest, and convert them into clients.

In this blog, we will examine the cost per lead—average gross spent per lead acquired— of popular B2B lead generation channels and compare them with that of 


optimising your page

3 tips for optimising your page to get more attention online


The internet is so crowded these days. We hear you, and we can relate. So, let us help each other out on getting more visibility in the busy internet space. Let’s do this by jazzing up your tech or tech expert page on our platform. 

Pages on are indexed by Google and other search engines, making them part of the search results whenever someone looks for something relevant to your technology or expertise on the internet. 

So, how do you then get noticed among hundreds, thousands or millions of search results they get? Check out a few tips that will help!

Webinars for Tech Suppliers

Webinars for Tech Suppliers

Webinars have been the most effective—and for a large part, the only—way to talk to potential customers globally at once in the last two years. While exhibitions and conferences are back and face-to-face meetings are taking place again, there is no doubt webinars are here to stay given its inherent capacity to introduce your technology from your desktop to interested users sitting anywhere else in the world.This is why looks at webinars as another strategic channel to promote innovative solutions on the platform.

Robotics and the Energy Transition by Adam Serblowski

Robotics and the Energy Transition by Adam Serblowski

Robotics technology and artificial intelligence (AI), has been a major ingredient in the oil and gas industry’s success in bringing down costs and increasing efficiency in their operations. It has also significantly improved the safety culture in its key processes, especially when maintaining assets in or involving hard-to-reach areas such as storage tanks, offshore platforms, etc. 

Now that the world is looking to transition to renewable energy, will robotics technology have the same key role and great contribution to the efficiency improvements, and consequently cost reduction in this industry?

Making serendipity less serendipitous

"Making serendipity less serendipitous"

A different, more inclusive future awaits exhibitions

By Erik Nijveld, Co-Founder & CEO of

Conferences and exhibitions in major industries have been viewed for years as effective venues to build and reconnect with your network, learn new insights into the industry, and seek potential leads. COVID-19 has prevented or seriously limited the majority of  face-to-face conferences in 2020 and 2021, but they are fortunately coming back as the health risks brought by the global pandemic have been contained and effectively managed. Face-to-face conferences are back, but the entire networking, knowledge-sharing and lead generation landscapes have changed forever.

Building a Robust Offshore Wind Energy Sector

Building a Robust Offshore Wind Energy Sector

Offshore renewable energy—composed of offshore wind and solar and ocean energy technologies—presents huge potential for additional global capacity. With its clear synergies with the [offshore] oil and gas industry, opportunities for technology and skillset transfers are also strong accelerators of its growth. 

We invited Danielle Veldman, Customer Relations Manager of Netherlands Wind Energy Association, to share her insights on key issues surrounding the development of offshore wind energy in the Netherlands and Europe in general.


Technology Deployment: How to get it done and maximise outcomes!

Technology Deployment: How to get it done and maximise outcomes!

The Energy Industry has been in the centre of intensifying calls for a more sustainable future, putting pressure to transform the current energy system to rely less on fossil fuels amid a steady increase in energy demand. The industry has also been susceptible to volatile political situations around the world. 

These factors have pushed industry players to continue innovating to reduce carbon footprint, improve efficiency and reduce costs. Time and again, technology has been an enabler for all these to happen. Yet, despite the undeniable role that technology has played, it is also clear that there is significant room to further accelerate the speed of technology deployment.

The good news is: technology deployment can be done… faster and with higher chances of success! 

Ocean Renewable Energy by Dr. Mary Ann Franco

Ocean Renewable Energy and the Energy Transition

Ocean renewable energy, which includes tidal energy, wave energy, ocean thermal energy conversion and salinity gradient, offers huge potential to contribute to the Energy Transition. With the vast water resources available to many countries, ocean renewable energy is deemed a natural power source for many countries, especially for their coastal communities.

Given the huge potential of ocean renewable energy technology to contribute to a more sustainable future, we invited Dr Mary Ann Q. Franco, a Research Fellow at the Energy Studies Institute, for an interview.


Energy Storage and Its Enabling Role in the Energy Transition

Energy Storage and Its Enabling Role in the Energy Transition

Energy Storage, a system that captures energy at one time and stores it for later use, is seen to be a crucial part of the backbone enabling Energy Transition.To join the global conversation on Energy Storage, we invited Shannon O’Rourke, Chief Executive Officer of Australia-based Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC). Prior to joining FBICRC, Shannon was with Woodside Energy for more than 14 years. He was Head of Commercialisation then General Manager for New Energy at Woodside Energy, where he founded the company’s Hydrogen, Carbon and Carbon Capture and Storage Businesses. Read his insights in this blog.



Tech Insights Navigator: New Matchmaking Tool for Dutch Diplomats

Tech Insights Navigator: New Matchmaking Tool for Dutch Diplomats

It is no secret that, with over a hundred thousand users in 2021 alone, is a gold mine for data on technology and innovation for the Energy Transition. We can generate data that can be translated into actionable insights needed in finding and selecting the right solutions for your business, of course fully compliant with GDPR. And from this month onwards, we are providing these insights to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), Embassies and Consulates via the Tech Insights Navigator.

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Egypt and Its Energy Diversification Efforts

Egypt is a major gas producer in North Africa and the Middle-East with strengthened efforts to ramp up its renewable energy sources. Being the most populous country in the region, Egypt aims to maintain energy security by diversifying energy sources as evident in its Integrated Sustainable Energy Strategy (ISES) to 2035.

 To give us insights on Egypt’s energy diversification efforts, we invited our Egypt partner and energy veteran Hossam El Dandarawy for an interview.


Challenges & Opportunities for Start-Ups Supporting the Energy Transition by Hani Elshahawi

Challenges & Opportunities for Start-Ups Supporting the Energy Transition

Start-ups have a key role in accelerating the Energy Transition as they develop and offer disruptive technologies that help decarbonise economies. They introduce solutions that digitise energy ecosystems, democratise power generation, better monitor and measure energy use. 
To give us insights as to how start-ups can fully contribute in achieving a more sustainable future, we invited our US partner Hani Elshahawi, a thought Leader, entrepreneur, and game changer, for an interview.

Hydrogen and the Energy Transition: A Solution or An Illusion?

Hydrogen and the Energy Transition: A Solution or An Illusion?

To give light on the potential of Hydrogen to drive the Energy Transition, we invited Dr. Victor Nian, an expert in energy and sustainability strategies with 15 years of experience in energy and technology fields. Here, he provided an overview of how hydrogen can enable a transition to a cleaner, low-carbon energy system and cited challenges and opportunities for its large-scale development and implementation. Read his insights in this blog.


Renewable Energy Options for Businesses

Renewable Energy Options for Businesses

Previously on the blog, we talked about the importance of selecting the right kind of technology for a business. Each company approaches tech adoption at the pace best suited to it. Adapting to new tech is inevitable for any business. As carbon emissions regulations become more strict, companies big and small will be forced to transition into renewable technology. In this blog we analyse different types of renewable energy sources, and why it's so important for a company to find the right option.


Five Renewables Driving the Energy Transition

Five Renewables Driving the Energy Transition

Increasing use of renewable sources of energy is seen as one of the major solutions to decarbonise the society. Individually, how are these renewables faring in the last 10 years? Read about it in this blog, where we discuss the five major renewable energy sources that are driving Energy Transition in the last decade.

Time for alternative platform systems: Five reasons to ditch traditional scaffolding

Time for alternative platform systems: Five reasons to ditch traditional scaffolding

Working at height and other hard to reach areas is common to a lot of industries. In the past, scaffolds were the only option for workers who had to execute tasks at height or other areas with very limited access. However, these steel installations can be considered a thing of the past. There are gamechanger technologies, such as  LOBO System, that combine the flexibility and strength of traditional scaffolding with the simplicity and mobility of tower systems. In this blog, written by Robert Bokros [Director, LOBO Systems Ltd.] five compelling reasons to move away from traditional scaffolding are discussed.

Nancy Haegel

Solar PV Potentials in Driving Energy Transition

To explore the full potential of solar in driving global Energy Transition, along with the challenges that must be addressed to realise this, we invited Nancy Haegel from the United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to answer a few questions touching on the potential of solar photovoltaics (PV) in supporting the Energy Transition.

Nancy is Center Director of the Materials Science Center in the Materials, Chemical, and Computational Science Directorate at NREL. Prior to joining NREL in 2014, she was a Distinguished Professor of Physics at the Naval Postgraduate School. Previously, she held faculty positions at Fairfield University and UCLA.

OCTOBER 2021 Technologies in the Spotlight

Hydrogen Production, Storage and Power Generation Technologies

Hydrogen is gaining momentum these days given its huge potential as a clean energy solution. As such, we are highlighting hydrogen production, storage and power generation technologies on the platform for this month’s Technologies in the Spotlight. In this list, you will find novel and proven technologies with technology readiness levels ranging from 7 to 9. 

Enjoy browsing!


David Reid

Opportunities for the Oil and Gas Industry in the Energy Transition

Oil and gas companies are faced with the ongoing challenge to become more efficient and reduce costs amid volatile global prices. Energy Transition and the call for more renewable energy sources are also affecting the industry’s medium- to long-term prospects.

To discuss how the oil and gas industry can manoeuvre through these challenges, we invited NOV Chief Technology Officer and Chief Marketing Officer David Reid. Here, he answered questions on how oil and gas companies can adjust their core business strategy to make themselves more resilient. He also discussed some key technological opportunities for the oil and gas industry in light of the global Energy Transition journey.