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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Our accreditations

We recognise that the successful control of business risk, specifically in the areas of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality, is essential in order to underpin our position as a leading research and development platform for new renewable energy technologies. 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. To date we have accomplished the following:


Business Activity/ScopeStandardCertification/Accreditation Body
Company-wide Quality, Health & Safety, and Environment Management Systems.

Research, Development, Engineering, Commercial Testing, Knowledge Management and Advisory Services in relations to Renewable Energy Technologies.

ISO 9001: 2015

ISO 14001:2015

ISO 45001:2018

Structural Testing of Wind Turbine
Blades in Narec 50m and 100m
Blade Test Facilities
ISO/IEC17025:2017United Kingdom Accreditation Service Laboratory number 2769
Testing of Power CablesISO/IEC17025:2017United Kingdom Accreditation Service Laboratory number 2769
Testing of Low Voltage and High Voltage EquipmentISO/IEC17025:2017United Kingdom Accreditation Service Laboratory number 2769
Testing of Cables and Cable InsulationISO/IEC17025:2017United Kingdom Accreditation Service Laboratory number 2769


Please see our Management System Certificate and Certificate of Accreditation here.

More is planned in order to complete the programme, specifically in the following areas:


Business Activity/ScopeStandardCertification/Accreditation Body
Testing of drivetrainsISO/IEC17025:2017United Kingdom Accreditation Service



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