Catapults
WHAT WE DO

What We Do

ORE Catapult is the UK’s leading innovation centre for offshore renewable energy.  Independent and trusted, with a unique combination of world-leading test and demonstration facilities and engineering and research expertise, ORE Catapult convenes the sector to deliver applied research, accelerate technology development, reduce risk and cost, and enhance UK-wide economic growth.  Our unique research and engineering capabilities brings industry and academia together to drive innovation and reduce cost from offshore renewable energy.

We deliver products and services in four main areas:

Research

We support the UK’s research and innovation community through our testing, validation and engineering expertise to accelerate the commercialisation of the latest technologies and disruptive innovations. Our unique research and engineering capabilities brings industry and academia together to drive innovation and reduce cost from offshore renewable energy.

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Innovation

Bringing a new technology or product into any new market is never straightforward and presents its own set of challenges and barriers. We are here to support innovators looking to accelerate  new products to market to enhance the UK’s offshore wind supply chain, enable greater UK content and support cost reduction through innovation.

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Testing & Validation

We operate the most comprehensive open access, independent test and research facilities anywhere in the world to enable the scale-up of offshore renewable energy technologies. With highly experienced teams of technical researchers, test engineers and technology specialists, ORE Catapult is equipped to deliver industry-leading test, validation and applied research services to drive down the costs of offshore renewable energy.

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Supply Chain Growth

Behind every successful industry is a strong, competitive supply chain of businesses providing the innovations, products and services needed to make that sector a global success story. To ensure our indigenous offshore renewable energy supply chain is well placed to secure the UK’s place as a world-leader in the industry, we are spearheading supply chain growth through our industry-leading programmes.

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