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 Thomas Wildsmith

Dr Thomas Wildsmith

Business Development Proposal Manager

+44 (0)1670 357639

Thomas joined ORE Catapult as a Business Development Proposals Manager in January 2019. He is responsible for establishing effective relationships and developing new collaborative R&D projects with partners across the innovation landscape and around the world using a mixture of public funded opportunities and commercial engagements.

Prior to joining ORE Catapult Thomas worked as a research scientist in the defence sector, leading advanced materials development for international research projects, he then went on to work in the printed electronics industry where he managed multiple CR&D and commercial research projects with international partners. More recently he worked for the University of Reading where he was responsible for business engagement for the health theme, developing research and commericialisation opportunties. Thomas has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Bath.

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