Robotics & Autonomous Systems

Find out more about our robotics and autonomous systems testing and validation facilities.

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Electrical Infrastructure Research Hub

The Catapult has appointed the University of Strathclyde and the University of Manchester to form the Electrical Infrastructure Research Hub.

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Automation & Engineering Solutions

Find out more about our work in robotics, autonomous systems and artificial intelligence.

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Stay Current

Dig deeper into the biggest issues facing offshore wind, wave and tidal energy with our series of Analysis & Insight papers.

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Live Innovation Opportunities

There are a number of programmes identifying the key technology innovation challenges faced by the offshore renewables industry. Solving these challenges will help drive down the cost of offshore renewable energy, with positive effects for the industry and UK economy. Visit our Live Innovation Opportunities page to find out if your technology has the answer.

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The UK’s leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore renewable energy


Our Focus

We are delivering the UK’s largest clean growth opportunity by accelerating the creation and growth of UK companies in offshore renewable energy. Our unique facilities, research and engineering capabilities bring together industry and academia and drive innovation. We deliver products and services in three main areas:

Testing & Validation

We operate the most comprehensive open access, independent test and research facilities anywhere in the world to enable the scale-up of offshore renewable energy technologies.

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Research & Innovation

We support the UK's research and innovation community through our testing, validation and engineering expertise to accelerate the commercialisation of the latest new technologies and disruptive innovations.

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Operation & Performance

We're building on the UK’s leading position in operating offshore wind farms to look at new innovations and ways of working to improve energy production and lower operational costs.

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