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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Moving Toward a Subsidy-Free Future for Offshore Wind

The recent offshore wind auction in Germany was a landmark moment for the industry. DONG Energy’s winning subsidy-free bid sends a clear signal that offshore wind has established itself as an important part of a sustainable, long-term energy mix and that, given the right conditions, it can be delivered without ongoing revenue support.

In this paper, ORE Catapult Financial Analyst Gavin Smart examines the technological developments, strategic decisions and assumptions required to enable the economic buildout and operation of subsidy-free offshore wind in Germany by 2025.


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