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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BLEEP: Reducing the Cost Impacts of Wind Turbine Blade Erosion

One of the main issues facing the offshore wind industry is blade leading edge erosion (LEE), which can occur in a little as two years of operation and can affect the performance and structural integrity of wind turbines. ORE Catapult’s Blade Leading Edge Erosion Programme (BLEEP) is coordinating research to improve understanding on how to manage and prevent this issue to reduce the cost of energy impacts by facilitating collaboration between industry and the research community.


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