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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Chris Hill FRICS

Chris Hill FRICS

Operational Performance Director

Chris is a Director and member of the Executive Management Team of the ORE Catapult, leading the Operational Performance team with a project portfolio in excess of £50m, including Joint Industry Projects (JIPs), SME engagement, testing and research activities.  Chris’ particular focus is in the areas of Smart and Sustainable O&M, Floating Wind and the Energy Transition.

Chris has spent over 25 years working across a wide range of senior management roles within the renewable energy sector.  Prior to the ORE Catapult Chris was Chief Operating Officer at Mainstream Renewable Power responsible for the offshore wind team, developing over 5GW of projects and Project Director at Airtricity developing the Greater Gabbard project.

Chris acts as an adviser to the Dutch Government on technological innovation in offshore wind and sits on a number of leading industry bodies, including the Offshore Wind Industry Council, which is co-chaired by Ministers at BEIS and DIT.  Chris has served as a Non-Executive Director of Renewable UK where he Chaired the Finance Committee and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

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