The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is searching for a UK-based University to work with in order to propel offshore wind turbine blade research and development activities, by combining academic and industry expertise there will be a better response to industry needs.
The technology innovation and research centre is establishing a Wind Blade Research Hub, aimed at building a stronger, complementary offering of academic research, innovation, demonstration and representative testing for the offshore renewable energy sector.
It is seeking submissions from universities interested in joining the Hub, which will help shape ORE Catapult’s future wind blade research and development plan.
By pooling existing academic and industry skills and resources, we are better able to respond to industry’s needs
Ignacio Marti, ORE Catapult’s Innovation & Research Director, said:
“With important challenges ahead in blade design, materials, manufacturing, ancillary systems and sensors, this is an exciting time for blades research, with significant opportunities for product-driven research.
“By pooling existing academic and industry skills and resources, we are better able to respond to industry’s needs, driving forward vital research and helping to leverage further competitive R&D funding and revenue.”
For further information and to download the guidance and application documents, please visit ORE Catapult’s website at :