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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Innovation Challenges

Solving these technology innovation challenges will help drive down the cost of offshore renewable energy, with positive effects for the industry and UK economy. If your technology has the answer, get in touch via our contact form on the Innovation Challenges page.

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About Us


The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult was established in 2013 by the UK Government and is one of a network of Catapults set up by Innovate UK in high growth industries. It is the UK’s leading innovation centre for offshore renewable energy.

ORE Catapult is overseen by an independent Board of Non-Executive Directors and an Executive Management Team.



ORE Catapult Board

Responsible for overseeing the conduct of ORE Catapult, setting the overarching strategy to be pursued and supervising the Executive Management Team (EMT), which is responsible for the day to day operations of ORE Catapult. The Board is supported by an Investment Committee, a Project Sub-Committee, Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nominations Committee.

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Investment Committee

Responsible for the approval of project-related and capital expenditure.

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Project Sub-Committee

Responsible for strategy and process for project prioritisation and selection. The Catapult’s objective is to ensure formal and transparent arrangements are in place.

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Executive Management Team

Responsible for making operational decisions for ORE Catapult, to properly inform the Board of material events and issues, and to seek and be guided by the advice of the Board.

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Audit Committee

Responsible for ensuring adequate systems are in place to control and manage ORE Catapult.

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Remuneration Committee

Responsible for setting remuneration policy and for setting the remuneration of Directors and Senior Executives.

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Nominations Committee

Responsible for appointments and re-appointments to the Board and to Senior Executive Office.

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We have committed to develop and introduce effective management systems in the areas demanded by all of our stakeholders and have engaged in a programme of independent verification in order to demonstrate the capability of these systems. View our accreditations here.


Health and Safety

Our culture-based safety programme sets out the behaviours and expectations to keep people safe at all times. Find out more on our Health and Safety page.


Procurement and Contracts

The Catapult adheres to public contracts regulations, conducting procurement exercises through ProContract. Find out more on our Procurement and Contracts page.


Risk Management

Risk Management arrangements are in place for the efficient escalation of risks from across all areas and activities. Full details are available on our Risk Management page.



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