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 Strengthens Board with Financial Expertise

Forth Ports Group Financial Controller Alex Smith appointed Non-Executive Director

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UK’s leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore renewable energy, has appointed Alex Smith, Group Financial Controller, Risk and Insurance Manager of Forth Ports Limited, to its Board.

Commenting on the appointment, Chairman Colin Hood said: “Alex brings extensive financial experience having worked in a variety of roles within PricewaterhouseCoopers, including external audit and transaction services across a wide variety of industry sectors.  Prior to joining Forth Ports, she was seconded to the Scottish Government’s Energy Directorate to help establish the Renewable Energy Investment Fund. She will combine her financial and renewable energy experience to further strengthen the Catapult’s finance, risk management and governance practices.”

Alex Smith added: “I’m very much looking forward to working with the Catapult team to grow and strengthen the organisation at this critical time in the development of the UK’s offshore renewable energy sector.

“The sector is on course to be a vital part of the future global energy mix and organisations such as ORE Catapult are essential in making offshore renewable energy a UK and global success story.”

Over the next five years, ORE Catapult will continue to drive offshore renewables innovation to grow UK businesses and reduce the cost of clean energy. Working with industry, government and academia, it provides leadership and coordination of the sector’s innovation priorities and supports industry through testing, demonstration, validation and research, enabling success for UK innovators.

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Thu 30 Jan 2020
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