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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Live Innovation Opportunities

There are a number of programmes identifying the key technology innovation challenges faced by the offshore renewables industry. Solving these challenges will help drive down the cost of offshore renewable energy, with positive effects for the industry and UK economy. Visit our Live Innovation Opportunities page to find out if your technology has the answer.

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Work With Us

Partners & Regional Engagement


We have strategic partnerships with organisations such as EMEC in Orkney, Wave Hub in Cornwall, The Crown Estate, the Energy Innovation Centre and the Carbon Trust, working together to bring new offshore renewable energy technology to commercial reality.

We also recognise that the development of offshore renewable energy presents significant economic opportunities for local and regional economies and with a number of central and local government and regional development agencies to drive forward innovation, economic benefit and cost reduction in offshore wind, wave and tide. Therefore, we are looking to establish new, strategic partnerships with regional organisations involved in innovation and economic development. See our regional engagement strategy.

The Crown Estate   Carbon Trust   The European Marine Energy Centre   Energy Innovation Centre   Wave Hub


Regional Engagement

Engaging with regional clusters and SMEs to accelerate the identification, development and commercialisation of innovative technology in offshore renewable energy is a key objective for ORE Catapult.

We are already working in collaboration with regional organisations involved in innovation and economic development in offshore renewable energy, and are looking to establish new strategic partnerships, investing resources to focus on SME-led innovation and to drive regional delivery.

This regional engagement strategy builds on direct discussions with Local Enterprise Partnerships, Economic Development bodies and Devolved Administrations across the UK over a number of months, and has been designed based on input from the regions.



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