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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Innovation Challenges

Solving these technology innovation challenges will help drive down the cost of offshore renewable energy, with positive effects for the industry and UK economy. If your technology has the answer, get in touch via our contact form on the Innovation Challenges page.

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Five-year funding package announced for ORE Catapult

Test Facilities Director Tony Quinn
Test Facilities Director Tony Quinn

Reacting to today’s announcement confirming a further five year funding package for the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, Tony Quinn, Test Facilities Director, said: “This is an extremely welcome and significant investment in the future of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult.

“This long-term investment will allow us to continue to support vital technology innovation in the UK’s offshore renewable energy industry, supporting the industry’s vision of delivering at least 30GW of installed capacity by 2030, helping deliver the Grand Challenges of the Industrial Strategy and allow us to expand our support for UK businesses wishing to innovate and invest in R&D. With a planned investment by industry of £48bn in offshore wind infrastructure, combined with our expertise in applied research, we are well placed to ensure the UK supply chain benefits from the economic opportunities presented by this growing industry.

“Over the next five years, we hope to attract significant match funding from industry to help us to deliver our vision to support 1,400 UK businesses, create 16,000 new jobs and contribute more than £900m to the UK economy.”


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