Frequently Asked Questions IPLOCA

What is the idea behind the IPLOCA MembersTechnology Platform?

IPLOCA represents ~250 key players in the onshore and offshore pipeline construction industry worldwide. Active knowledge sharing is happening to ensure that members are aware of technologies and best practices offered by other members. IPLOCA also plays a key role in creating business opportunities for members towards non-members. As part of the continuous improvement journey, IPLOCA has partnered with TechnologyCatalogue.com to offer its members an IPLOCA portal to the Technology Catalogue – an online platform that modernises the way IPLOCA helps connect the innovative technologies of IPLOCA members to potential clients and facilitates knowledge sharing between members.

What is TechnologyCatalogue.com?

TechnologyCatalogue.com was founded in 2018. The platform was developed based on the first-hand experience that it is often difficult for decision-makers to stay up to date on available technology-driven improvement opportunities for their business. Similar to how we use e.g. TripAdvisor or Booking in our daily life to find out about hotels, TechnologyCatalogue.com helps operators and experts to find the right technology for their business and get deployment done. The platform helps technology providers to create more visibility for their technologies, this way increasing the chances that the technologies get used.

 

I am not an IPLOCA member, can I list my technology on the Platform?

No, the IPLOCA Members Technology Platform is only for IPLOCA members. If you are interested in gaining global exposure for your technology, you can do so by registering on TechnologyCatalogue.com.

How does the IPLOCA Member Technology Platform work?

When a user visits the IPLOCA Member Technology Platform, users will be able to quickly select relevant categories in the energy sector. The filter functionality is similar to what you would find on sites such as Booking.com and Tripadvisor, where you can tick the boxes such that the relevant subset of available technologies is shown. Essentially how it works: The moment a user clicks on one of the categories, he/she will get an overview of the technologies in the onshore and offshore pipeline construction industry. They will have a complete overview of the technology that has been used or where the deployment of the technology is in progress.

Why would IPLOCA members go through the IPLOCA Members Technology Platform instead of talking directly?

If people know whom to contact, or have the full overview of what is available, there is indeed no need to work through a platform. The challenge however is that suppliers often don’t know who to target in end-user companies; end-users often simply don’t know what’s all available in the market. As a result, they focus on conventional practices.

Will the IPLOCA Members Technology Platform focus on novel innovations, proven technologies, or both?

Both. The platform aims to help the rapid replication of proven technologies, as well as a platform to support the introduction of novel technologies. 

Most end-users  in the onshore and offshore pipeline construction industry want to be a (fast) follower, and they are therefore most interested in technologies successfully used by others. However, our experience also is that the moment value is delivered through the deployment of proven technologies, end-users are open to hearing about novel solutions. The proven technologies can, therefore, help to pave the path for novel solutions.

 

How can I list my technology on the IPLOCA Members Technology Platform?

Adding your technology is simple and FREE. Go to Iploca.technologycatalogue.com click on ‘add your technology’ (top right corner), and follow these steps:

  1. Select your preferred options
  2. Complete your personal and company details
  3. Invite reviewers & experience the benefits
  4. We'll draft your page
  5. Invite reviewers & experience the benefits
     

What extra services does the platform offer to technology suppliers?

Next to your FREE page, TechnologyCatalogue.com offers paid services to help you position your technologies for success and build meaningful relationships between key players in the onshore and offshore pipeline construction industry.  To learn more, please see pricing page on TechnologyCatalogue.com.

I am an IPLOCA member listed on TechnologyCatalogue.com, do I need to register my technology also on the IPLOCA Members Technology Platform?

No, there is no need. The IPLOCA Members Technology Platform is part of the overall TechnologyCatalogue.com structure. All IPLOCA Technologies listed on TechnologyCatalogue.com are also included on the IPLOCA platform And also the other around: by having your technology on the IPLOCA platform, it will also be included on TechnologyCatalogue.com, as well as other platforms as part of the overall TechnologyCatalogue.com structure (if applicable).