Catapult seeks UK university to join wind turbine blade R&D hub

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is looking for UK-based university to help speed up its offshore wind turbine blade research and development activities.

The Catapult is establishing a Wind Blade Research Hub, to offer 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. Applications must be submitted by 28 October.

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.”

Further information and application documents here