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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Catapult seeks UK University to join Wind Blade Research Hub

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is seeking to collaborate with a UK-based University to accelerate offshore wind turbine blade research and development activities, combining academic and industry skills and resources to better respond to industry’s needs.

The technology innovation and research centre is establishing a Wind Blade Research Hub, aimed at building a stronger, complementary offering of academic research, innovation, demonstration and representative testing for the offshore renewables sector.

It is seeking submissions from universities interested in joining the Hub, which will help shape ORE Catapult’s future wind blade research and development plan.

Ignacio Marti, ORE Catapult’s Innovation & Research Director, said:

“With important challenges ahead in blade design, materials, manufacturing, ancillary systems and sensors, this is an exciting time for blades research, with significant opportunities for product-driven research.

“By pooling existing academic and industry skills and resources, we are better able to respond to industry’s needs, driving forward vital research and helping to leverage further competitive R&D funding and revenue.”

For further information and to download the guidance and application documents, please visit our website

Notes to Editors

Please note the deadline for call submissions is 1200 noon BST on Friday 28th October 2016. All completed submissions should be sent to

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