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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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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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Partnerships powering ORE Catapult impact

  • Over 500 collaborations with industry and universities
  • Every £1 of Government investment generates £21 of research activity
  • 94 ongoing Research & Development projects

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult undertook over 500 collaborations with industry and academia in its latest financial year, a 10% increase from the previous year, according to its latest annual impact report, published today (30 November 2017). This includes support for 134 small and medium-sized companies and participation in 35 international projects.

The Catapult operates £250 million of unique, world-leading test and demonstration facilities and every £1 invested by the UK Government in ORE Catapult funds £21 of research and technology development activity.

Commenting on the report, Andrew Jamieson, ORE Catapult Chief Executive, said: “By working more closely than ever with partners from across industry and academia, and using and investing in our world-leading test and demonstration facilities, we have delivered significant impact across our expanding portfolio of projects and services.

“We will continue to focus on driving innovation and building a strong UK supply chain, which is essential for continued job creation, cost reduction, and powering the UK economy.”

Highlights this year have included:

  • the launch of the Offshore Wind Innovation Hub to coordinate innovation across industry, government and academia;
  • turbine assembly and deployment for the world’s first tidal stream array;
  • further investment in its unique, full-scale testing facilities;
  • significant engineering and technical support to some of the UK’s most agile innovators.

Powering the Future: Impact Report 2016/17 highlights the centre’s key activities and successes in 2016/17 and sets out its plans to ensure that the offshore renewable energy industry continues to deliver economic prosperity for the UK and plays a vital role in delivering the UK Government’s newly published Industrial Strategy. 

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