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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Virtual Wind Conference

Fraunhofer IWES will be hosting an online conference with scientists from around the world to discuss the topic of “Current challenges for offshore wind energy in the North Sea.”

ORE Catapult will join Fraunhofer to host two sessions below:

11am BST (12:00 noon CEST) – “Conceptual Design of a 20 MW Floating Wind Turbine with Extensive Use of Composite Materials”
Dr. Peter Greave
Senior Research Engineer, Blade
Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

2pm BST (3:00 p.m. CEST) – “Energy Storage Solutions and Their Role in Offshore Wind Energy Networks”

Dr. John Nwobu
Research Engineer, Grid & Storage
Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

Fraunhofer IWES will publish the dial-in data on the website shortly before the start of the conference. At the end of each presentation you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the speaker using the chat function


29/04/2020 - 9:00 am


29/04/2020 - 3:00 pm


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