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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Chat with the Experts: Subsea Cable Fault Finding & Power Quality Technology

Offshore wind generation is subject to much harsher conditions than onshore wind, which puts a great deal of pressure on the reliability of critical infrastructure. One key challenge for offshore wind generation is subsea cable failure, which can lead to a significant loss of power generation and a huge increase in repair costs. 

Synaptec is on a mission to reduce the down time and operations and maintenance (O&M) costs associated with electrical faults. It has developed a game-changing technology, known as RefaseTM, that utilises existing optical fibre networks to transfer various electrical parameters that electricity network operators require for primary and ancillary monitoring functions.

Synaptec has joined forces with ORE Catapult as part of the REACTION project to support the development of thistechnology. The £234,000 Innovate UK funded project has examined the practical deployment, operation and data platform potential of the technology for offshore renewable generation. 

Join us to learn more about this project, the technology and Synaptec on the 14th of May 2020 at 2:30pm.


14/05/2020 - 2:30 pm


14/05/2020 - 3:15 pm


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