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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Innovation Challenges

Solving these technology innovation challenges will help drive down the cost of offshore renewable energy, with positive effects for the industry and UK economy. If your technology has the answer, get in touch via our contact form on the Innovation Challenges page.

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Fit 4 Offshore Renewables

Supporting the UK's offshore wind supply chain

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Are you ready to win work in the offshore renewable energy sector?

Fit For Offshore Renewables (F4OR) is a unique service to help the UK supply chain get ready to bid for work in the offshore renewable energy sector.

Based on the success of the Fit for Nuclear (F4N) programme, in which over 706 companies have completed their self-assessment and 150 have since been granted the Fit for Nuclear status, ORE Catapult is working with industry and the Fit for Nuclear team to develop a pilot ‘Fit for Offshore Renewables’ (F4OR) programme.

The overall objective of the programme is to increase competitiveness to support the continued cost reduction in offshore renewables, whilst simultaneously securing long-term economic benefits.

 

Your Fit For Offshore Renewables Journey

F4OR is a journey of business improvement using a proven process which typically takes 12 to 18 months (the pilot will run till March 2019). We will support you through each step, but F4OR will demand commitment and drive from your senior management team.

 

Who can take part?

F4OR is designed for businesses with 10 or more employees or with a turnover of £1 million and upwards, as the principles of the programme are more difficult to apply to microenterprises.

Microenterprises with the potential to offer a niche product or service to the offshore renewables sector should still get in touch to discuss how F4OR can help.

The F4OR Pilot program will focus on the offshore wind sector as this is a more established market and there are unique challenges associated with the nascent wave and tidal energy markets.

Participating companies can range from contract manufacturers with no offshore renewables experience aiming to take a first step into the sector, to established, tier 1 suppliers wanting to benchmark their position and drive business excellence.

Submit your application for the Fit For Offshore Renewables pilot programme

 


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