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Funding Competition Collaboration: Opportunities for Smarter Manufacturing

Published 9 August 2019
A Catapult engineer inspects ATAM Group's MagTrack robotic crawler before testing at the National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth.
A Catapult engineer inspects ATAM Group’s MagTrack robotic crawler before testing at the National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth.

The UK Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund is making available up to £30 million to transform the productivity and agility of UK manufacturing, with a particular focus on the use of industrial digital technologies. Full details can be found on the Innovation Funding Service’s website.

The competition represents a significant opportunity for companies interested in the offshore renewables sector. ORE Catapult can offer the following services to support a collaborative bid:

Cost-benefit analysis

Assessing the offshore wind business case when applying a new manufacturing process to improve the efficiency of wind farm installation or operation.

Industry insight

Our access to wind farm owner/operators and OEMs across the sector means we can gather feedback regarding any proposed solution.

Product validation post-manufacture

For companies developing a new manufacturing process, we can support roadmapping of the technology requirements for offshore wind, based on current and future sector trends.

Interested in collaborating with the Catapult? Email us today!