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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Breaking into the Offshore Wind Sector: A Primer for New Market Entrants

Offshore wind turbines at Ørsted’s Burbo Bank, off the coast of Liverpool


This paper by Owen Murphy discusses the challenges frequently encountered by new suppliers entering the offshore wind O&M sector, and the UK market in particular. Technology development, testing and validation and demonstration, as well as business case support, are some of the ways in which the Catapult can help innovators to access this growing market, and we have drawn on our experience in doing so to share knowledge in this paper. Readers will be given an introduction to the industry, and should gain an understanding of who the key stakeholders are, how they are motivated, and some of the dynamics that are important to understand when considering working in offshore wind.


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