Launch Academy 2024: Briefing Webinar

Website visit Address Online Start November 10, 2023 - 10:00 am End November 10, 2023 -11:00 am

About the Event:


Launch Academy is ORE Catapult’s national technology accelerator programme for the offshore wind industry, specifically designed to enhance the UK’s offshore wind supply chain, enable greater UK content and support cost reduction through innovation.

The programme provides the complete ecosystem to support the development of ambitious companies commercialising new products and services in the sector. ORE Catapult brings technology development and business support under one roof, allowing companies to access its own in-house technical capabilities alongside a range of business growth expertise and support from external delivery partners.

Launch Academy is supported by industrial and business support specialists including three sponsoring offshore wind developers, investment body Sustainable Ventures, accountancy firm BDO, IP specialists Murgitroyd, law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn, EDI experts Inclusive Employers, and the social enterprise marketing agency Stronger Stories.

Launch Academy will open the doors for applications to join its fourth cohort on the 1st of November. Companies will have the opportunity to respond to a variety of technology challenges set by our industrial sponsors or apply with an Open Category.

This webinar is intended to provide an opportunity to learn about Launch Academy 2024, its technology challenges & themes, and ask any questions you may have.


Key dates:

Launch of the Competition: 1st of November 2023

Deadline for applications: 8th of December 2023

Selection and notification of finalists, final pitches: January/February 2024

Launch Academy 2024 begins: March 2024

Graduation: November 2024



  • 10.00 – 10.05: Welcome – Ravneet Kaur
  • 10.05 – 10.15: Programme Overview – Chris Del Valle
  • 10.15 – 10.20: Sponsor Introduction 1
  • 10.20 – 10.25: Sponsor Introduction 2
  • 10.25 – 10.30: Sponsor Introduction 3
  • 10.30 – 10.35: Cohort Company Case Study – TBC
  • 10.35 – 10.45: Application Process – Chris Del Valle
  • 10.45 – 11.00: Q&A

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