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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SMEs & Agile Innovators

How we help high-growth companies

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.


Our SME services


  • Our expertise provides an independent and credible view of your innovation idea
  • Our sector knowledge and expertise can help you to strengthen your commercial proposition
  • We can provide access to expertise, facilities, and third-party funding sources to support your development plans
  • You gain access to a valuable development partner and its networks to accelerate the commercialisation of your technology, e.g. access to key customers, routes to market, etc.


SME Growth Platform

We’ve launched new resources to help and support SMEs gain access to the growing offshore renewable energy supply chain. Download our three-part series of Innovator’s Guides below.


An Innovator's Guide to: the Offshore Wind Market


An overview for innovators looking to develop business in offshore wind, this guide contains useful market insights to support a business case or to help with writing a technology funding application.


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An Innovator's Guide to: Technology Commercialisation in Offshore Wind


Bringing a new technology to market is never straightforward. This report offers basic guidelines for innovators looking at commercialising new products into offshore wind in the UK, as well as where to find additional support.

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An Innovator's Guide to: Finance and Funding


As well as containing useful insight into the finance and funding landscape, this report provides links to recommended websites and resources for keeping up to date with available opportunities.

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