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

Realising the Sector Deal Opportunity

ORE Catapult Burbo Bank Offshore Wind

In March 2019, the UK Government and offshore wind industry agreed a transformative Sector Deal, securing offshore wind’s position at the heart of the future UK energy mix as a large-scale, low-carbon form of electricity.

In this series of four Analysis & Insight papers, we explore the key challenges and opportunities presented in delivering the Sector Deal. From sustainable cost reduction to the supply chain’s opportunities and challenges, the Catapult’s expert team of analysts will dig deep to bring you unique insights that you won’t find anywhere else.

This first paper, by Miriam Noonan, sets the context of the current and future outlook for UK offshore wind, introducing the main aspects of the Sector Deal and outlining the topics to be addressed in the remainder of this series. Covering the offshore wind industry’s cost reduction trend, the UK’s project pipeline, and looking forward to 2030 and enabling the Sector Deal’s ambitions, this is essential reading for anyone involved in renewable energy in the UK.

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