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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Dr Darren Broderick

Dr Darren Broderick

Senior Project Manager

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Darren is currently a Senior Project manager at ORE Catapult, with responsibilities for projects relating to full-scale wind turbine blade testing including the Blade Erosion Test Rig. Before starting with ORE Catapult he was responsible for the delivery of blade repair projects as part of the Major Projects team at Siemens Wind Power UKIE. During this time, he was key in the introduction of several new access methods and repair technologies to the Siemens blade maintenance programs.

In 2014 Darren completed his PhD which investigated the impact the structural complexity of ship structures had on both the application of protective coatings and their in-service performance. Darren has published several papers on the subject of protective coatings in the shipbuilding industry.

Prior to completing an undergraduate MEng in Marine Technology at Newcastle University in 2008, Darren served as a Marine Engineering Officer in British Merchant Navy.

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