Innovation Challenges

We have identified a number of specific technology innovation challenges within the offshore renewable energy industry, the resolution of which will help drive down the cost of offshore renewable energy, and have a positive impact on the UK economy.

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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.

Download the ORE Catapult Board Terms of Reference 


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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