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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Andrew Macdonald

Andrew Macdonald

Senior Innovation Manager

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Andy Macdonald is the Senior Innovation Manager at the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult).  With experience in both technology and commercial roles, Andy excels at identifying innovation opportunities and routes to commercialisation.

Building collaborative projects between ORE Catapult, industry and academic research partners is a core strength and is central to the value that Catapult adds to the renewables sector.  Andy has led the development of joint industry projects that bring operators together to address sector-wide issues that need a coordinated approach.

Prior to joining ORE Catapult, Andy worked in the tidal energy sector and he has hands-on experience of project development and supply chain optimisation.  He has cross-sector innovation expertise having worked on the development and introduction of new technologies across telecoms, IT and energy industries.

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