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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Our Collaborations

Powertrain Research Hub

Call for UK universities to collaborate in Powertrain Research Hub

We are seeking UK-based universities with a strong background in offshore renewable energy turbine powertrain research and development electrical infrastructures in offshore renewable energy to work with us to strengthen our current research capability in this area.

Our Research Hubs aim to build a stronger, complementary offering of academic research, innovation, demonstration and representative testing to the offshore renewables sector. The activities of the Hub combine academic and industry skills and resources to better respond to industry’s needs.

We are seeking submissions from universities interested in joining the Powertrain Research Hub (PTRH), which will help shape our future powertrain research and development plan.

The following documents are available for download:

PTRH Guidance document

PTRH Application document

List of FAQs

PTRH match funding

A copy of the proposed draft agreement


Watch the YouTube Live Information Session

In October 2018 we hosted a YouTube Live Information Session for universities interested in collaborating on the Powertrain Research Hub. You can view the session here, beginning at 47:40.


15MW Drivetrain Facility with Scaffold


We are working to the following timelines:

Application submission deadline: Thursday 25th October 2018

Candidates shortlisted for interview: w/c 29th October 2018 

Interviews conducted: Monday 5th to 23rd November 2018

University selected: w/c 3rd December 2018


Please email your completed submission to our research calls team.

To find out more about the call or the process, please contact our research call FAQs mailbox.



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