In response to the challenges faced by offshore renewable energy industries, accelerating innovation to market is critical in supporting the operation of offshore assets and reducing the cost of energy. ORE Catapult has dedicated expertise and support services specifically for disruptive innovators and early stage technology developers. Our test and validation facilities and business support services help to develop and accelerate high potential, innovative technology, from early stage development to commercially viabile, market ready products or services.
The Disruptive Innovative Test Centre is a versatile workspace containing a 1MW powertrain rig and 50m blade test hubs. It also has shop floor space and facilities, crane lifting, large payload access and office space.
See our latest video which explains how we test one type of disruptive technology at the centre – tidal turbines.