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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Operation & Performance Strategic Programmes

Fit 4 Offshore Renewables

Are you ready to win work in the offshore renewable energy sector?

ORE Catapult’s Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR) programme has been developed with input from the offshore renewable energy industry.

F4OR is a unique service to help the UK supply chain get ready to bid for work in the offshore renewable energy sector. We work with capable, competent and competitive UK supply chain companies to support their entry and growth in the offshore renewable energy industry. The objective of the programme is to support the development of an increasingly competent, capable and competitive UK offshore renewable energy supply chain – maximising opportunity for the UK supply chain, both domestically and globally.

F4OR is a journey of business improvement and sector specific capability building. It uses a proven process which typically takes 12 to 18 months. The F4OR Team will support you through each step, but F4OR will demand commitment and drive from your senior management team.


Who should apply?

F4OR is designed for established businesses with 10 or more employees or with a turnover of £1 million and upwards, as the principles of the programme are more difficult to apply to new or very small enterprises. Microenterprises and / or newly established organisations who have identified the offshore renewables sector as a strategic opportunity should still get in touch to discuss how ORE Catapult’s, and / or our partner’s, range of supply chain development programmes can help.

Participating companies can range from those with no offshore renewables experience aiming to take a first step into the sector, to established, tier 1 suppliers wanting to benchmark their position and drive business excellence.





Regional Programmes

The F4OR programme is being rolled out on a regional basis. The New Anglia programme for 2020 has now started and EOIs are closed for this year. However, if you are interested in being considered for a 2021 programme in this region, please complete the F4OR – Expression of Interest – New Anglia form at the side of the page. Please  note, this programme is focused on organisations based in the New Anglia region. If you are outside of this region, please complete the F4OR – Expression of Interest – General form linked at the bottom of this webpage.

If you are based outside the New Anglia region but would like to be considered for future programmes, please complete the general F4OR Expression of Interest form.



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