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ORE Catapult welcomes launch of UK government’s innovation strategy

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22 July 2021

Welcoming the launch of the UK Government’s Innovation Strategy setting out a long-term vision and 10-point plan for delivering innovation-led growth in the UK, Andrew Jamieson, Chief Executive of the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, said:

"The offshore renewable energy sector has a massive role to play in meeting the UK Government’s ambition of becoming a science superpower and, in so doing, making a huge contribution to both ‘levelling up’ some of the most deprived areas of the country and delivering net zero.

"ORE Catapult’s innovation infrastructure lies at the heart of this opportunity, and we are already seeing rich rewards from investment to date. Partnering with companies like GE Renewable Energy to bring their game-changing Haliade-X offshore wind turbine to market, and supporting hundreds of UK SMEs to develop new technologies and services, is creating thousands of jobs across the country, growing our local supply chains, lowering the cost of energy and accelerating our transition to a low-carbon economy.”