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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ORE Catapult appoints Renewable UK chief to Board

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has appointed Hugh McNeal, the Chief Executive of Renewable UK, the UK’s leading renewable energy trade association, as a Non-Executive Director.

Appointed to his current role in January of this year, Hugh was previously a senior civil servant, most recently as Director of Change at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), having held a number of other senior, low carbon related roles in both DECC and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Colin Hood, Chairman of ORE Catapult, commented:

“Hugh is a very welcome addition to the Catapult’s Board, bringing extensive experience of renewable energy policy and working with industry to drive cost reduction, growth and economic benefit from the renewable energy sector.”

Hugh McNeal said:

“I am extremely pleased to join ORE Catapult’s Board at a critical time in the development of the UK’s offshore wind, wave and tidal energy industries. The Catapult has a huge role to play in driving ever closer collaboration between government, industry and academia to ensure that we capture the full benefits from this vital sector.”

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Tue 28 Jun 2016
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