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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Great mentors are a key component of the Launch Academy programme. Our programme focusses on supporting innovators preparing to launch new solutions into the marketplace. This can be a challenging period for entrepreneurs where clear guidance and know how is critical to reaching successful commercialisation. Our innovators cannot achieve their fullest potential without the experience and support from a cross-section of entrepreneurs, leaders and investors.

We are always on the search for new mentors – can you support our Launch Academy Programme?

  • Do you have the experience and want to give something back?
  • Have you been in their shoes and want to help?
  • Or perhaps you simply want to be at the forefront of brand-new technologies in an ever-changing world?

If so, we want you to get involved!

As a mentor you’ll guide our companies through the highs and lows of entrepreneurship; from building new commercial and business models, through to product selection and creating a sales pitch.  Many of these relationships continue beyond the programme, maintaining momentum as our innovators scale their business and secure investments and customers.

If you are interested in becoming a Launch Academy mentor, fill in the form below

If you want to be part of something exciting, innovative and ground-breaking – then be a part of the Launch Academy programme. Simply sign up below…

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