Having secured EU funding for a "technology platform" dedicated to wind energy, the industry is now looking for leading experts in their fields to steer the future of research and development in the sector. In a call for expressions of interest, the platform steering committee is looking for people to join its finance group and six technology, R&D and market and policy working groups. The six groups cover wind energy resource, wind power systems, wind energy integration, offshore development and operation, wind market and economics, and wind policy and environment. Each will number some 20 members drawn from the private and public sectors. The deadline for expressions of interest is the end of August.