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ORE Catapults Launch Academy is finally up and running!

The Launch Academy is a national technology accelerator programme for the offshore wind industry, focusing on near to market solutions. Designed to enhance the UK’s offshore wind supply chain, enable greater UK content and support cost reduction through innovation.

The programme provides the complete ecosystem to support the commercialisation of ambitious companies launching new products and services in the sector. ORE Catapult has brought technology development and business support under one roof, allowing companies to access its own in-house technical capability alongside a range of business growth expertise from our partners.

The programme will take one cohort per year of nine companies, offering legal, marketing, accountancy, IP, HR and investor readiness support as well as modules delivered by ORE Catapult such as technology assessment, export market introductions, supply chain readiness and business case review.

Through our industry partners Siemens Gamesa and Red Rock Power Ltd, we provide applicants with unique access to market leading end users. At the end of each cohort, the innovators will pitch to the industry partners and ORE Catapult’s network of investors.

Applications are open until the 13th December. If a company is chosen they will have access to support from ORE Catapult, IP lawyers, accountancy specialists, investors, end users and legal specialists over the course of 9 months to help them commercialise their technology.

Any queries please contact

Andrew Tipping

Commercialisation Manager

Phone: +44 (0) 1670 357790

Mobile: +44 (0) 7850 003834

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