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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Anna Southall

Anna Southall

Academic Engagement Manager

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Anna is an Academic Engagement Manager in the Applied Research Team. She is responsible for managing the university research collaborations including ORE Catapult’s Research Hubs programme. We aim to deliver research programmes that address key industrial challenges.

Anna is a Chartered Engineer who has been working in the Energy industry since 2008. Previous experience includes working as a Turbine Engineer delivering mechanical and performance support for a fleet of thermal power stations, as an research engineer undertaking aerodynamic and thermodynamic analysis, and most recently performance testing wave and tidal energy converters at the European Marine Energy Centre. This involved developing bespoke test programmes for international clients with novel machines and contributing as a UK expert in IEC standards committees for the marine energy sector. Throughout her roles Anna has focused on quantifying and articulating how technology can make power generation more efficient and sustainable.

Anna has two master’s degrees, an MEng in Aerospace and Aerothermal Engineering from University of Cambridge, and an MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems from the University of Edinburgh. Anna joined ORE Catapult in January 2020 and is strengthening the critical link between industry and academia to maximise the outcomes from UK research. These collaborations drive innovation and focus research talent in critical areas.

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