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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Response to Contracts for Difference auction announcement

Lynn and Inner Dowsing offshore wind farm.

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has welcomed today’s announcement from the UK Government that funding will be available from April 2017 in the next round of competitive auctions to support the UK’s offshore renewable energy industry.

“This is a great vote of confidence in our sector. The certainty of a forthcoming auction is crucial as project investment support means continued investment in the UK’s supply chain, research and development and innovation, all of which are vital in providing thousands of jobs and continuing the cost reduction journey, maintaining the UK’s position as a world leader in offshore renewable energy,” said Andrew Jamieson, ORE Catapult’s Chief Executive.

Based on the figures announced today of an allocated £290m for projects commissioning in 2021/22 and 2022/23, ORE Catapult anticipates this would equate to approximately 1 to 2GW of installed capacity over the two commissioning windows, enough to power 1 to 2 million homes.

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