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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WindEnergy Hamburg 2018

WindEurope and Wind Energy Hamburg are teaming up. At the WindEnergy Hamburg 2018 conference, more than 50 conference sessions by 250 experts will put attendees at the forefront of every aspect of the wind industry in 2018.

Each day of the conference will be organised around a distinct theme, highlighting the different ways in which wind energy is breaking new ground today.

Catapult Sessions

Tuesday 25th September

Dr Kirsten Dyer
Session: Blades Design and Maintenance, 13:45-15:00
Presentation: Towards a Lifetime Solution for Leading Edge Erosion
Location: Hamburg Room

Wednesday 26th September

Paul McKeever
Session: Developments in Turbine Components, 10:45-12:00
Paul will be chairing the session
Location: Hamburg Room

Michael Smailes
Session: New Approaches to Drivetrains, Yaw, Converters, Cables… and Airborne, 15:00-16:15
Presentation: Performance Assessment of a High-Definition Modular Multi-Level Converter for Offshore Wind Turbines
Location: Hamburg Room

Friday 28th September

Gavin Smart
Session: Towards Commercial Deployment: Key Lessons from the Most Advanced Floating Wind Projects, 13:00-13:50
Gavin will be chairing the session
Location: Brussels Room

The Catapult will be attending the event as part of the UK National Pavilion in Hall B1, on the upper floor.


Hamburg Messe und Congress, Messeplatz 1, Hamburg, 20357, Germany.


Find out more at WindEnergy Hamburg.


25/09/2018 - 9:00 am


28/09/2018 - 4:00 pm

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