Helping high-growth UK SMEs to scale-up and commercialise their technology is at the heart of the Catapult network’s mission.
We provide expertise and advice, facilitating access to industry and funders, with world-leading facilities, to develop, de-risk and support the journey of bringing new technologies to market.
Andy Macdonald is the Senior Innovation Manager at the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult). With experience in both technology and commercial roles, Andy excels at identifying innovation opportunities and routes to commercialisation.
Building collaborative projects between ORE Catapult, industry and academic research partners is a core strength and is central to the value that Catapult adds to the renewables sector. Andy has led the development of joint industry projects that bring operators together to address sector-wide issues that need a coordinated approach.
Prior to joining ORE Catapult, Andy worked in the tidal energy sector and he has hands-on experience of project development and supply chain optimisation. He has cross-sector innovation expertise having worked on the development and introduction of new technologies across telecoms, IT and energy industries.