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 laying out the key technology innovation challenges faced by the offshore renewables industry that, when solved, 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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ANALYSIS & INSIGHT

Driving Cross-Sector Innovation in Offshore Wind

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EOWDC, Aberdeen. Credit: Vattenfall/ TVP Film & Multimedia Ltd

The launch of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal has highlighted the importance of cross-sector innovation to the industry’s continued growth.

Critical to the success of the moon landings and instrumental in the creation of the internet, cross-sector innovation is also one of offshore wind’s key drivers.

This Analysis and Insight paper, by the Catapult’s Innovation Manager Alex Louden, will explore the strategies behind mission-led and open innovation, and how cross-sector innovation feeds into them.

It delves into the synergies between offshore wind, oil and gas, and aerospace and defence, highlighting case studies of companies from other industries that have successfully innovated in offshore wind. Some high-level barriers to cross-sector innovation will be emphasised, along with some of the work that ORE Catapult is doing to break them down.

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