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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EnFAIT – Enabling Future Arrays In Tidal

A €20m flagship EU project to advance tidal energy technology development.

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About the project

The EnFAIT project, led by Scottish tidal energy company Nova Innovation, aims to demonstrate the development, operation and decommissioning of the world’s largest tidal array (six turbines) over a five-year period to prove a cost reduction pathway for tidal energy and that it can be cost competitive with other forms of renewable energy. It is a partnership of nine European companies.

The project commenced in July 2017 and will run until June 2022.


This project will prove that the reliability and availability of tidal energy arrays can be increased significantly and that we can reduce the cost of tidal energy by at least 40%

Simon Forrest Chief Executive, Nova Innovation Ltd

Transforming tidal energy

This project represents a major step change in the development of the European tidal energy sector and will demonstrate the strong business growth opportunities for companies coming from a maturing tidal energy market. It will build investor confidence in tidal energy and take a significant step towards creating a commercial, bankable tidal energy sector.


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