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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Funding Competition Collaboration: Opportunities for Smarter Manufacturing

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!

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