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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Innovation Challenges

Solving these technology innovation challenges will help drive down the cost of offshore renewable energy, with positive effects for the industry and UK economy. If your technology has the answer, get in touch via our contact form on the Innovation Challenges page.

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ANALYSIS & INSIGHT

The Economic Value of Offshore Wind: Benefits to the UK of Supporting the Industry

The UK offshore wind industry is going through a period of rapid cost reduction, brought about by innovative technological solutions and underpinned by a growing and maturing industry together with continued Government support. The UK Government is expecting not just clean energy capacity but also projects that deliver economic value to the UK. By looking at the relationships between revenue support and the economic benefits of an active UK supply chain, Gavin Smart and Miriam Noonan lay out the clear net benefit to the UK from investing in the offshore wind  sector – both to serve UK projects, as well as bolstering the potential to export skills, products and services to the global market.

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