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UK Energy Innovation Awards 2017 Winner


Synaptec and ORE Catapult partner to reduce outage costs in offshore array cables

Image shows an offshore turbine at ORE Catapult Levenmouth

Tech company Synaptec has partnered with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in a project to reduce both the high costs of subsea cable failures and the instrumentation systems required to monitor them all. Synaptec’s unique Refase™ technology will be installed at ORE Catapult’s 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine in Fife in a year long trial […]

Synaptec secures £2.9 million investment to grow unique electrical network control technology

Energy tech pioneer expanding after £2.9m investment

Synaptec has secured second-round funding led by Foresight and Williams Advanced Engineering through the Foresight Williams Technology EIS fund – a collaboration between Williams Advanced Engineering and Foresight Group. The multi-million pound investment was secured after two years of consecutive growth and major utilities wins demonstrated how Synaptec’s unique distributed sensing technology can provide unprecedented […]

Synaptec MD Wins University of Strathclyde’s Inaugural Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Founder and managing director of Synaptec, Philip Orr, has won the Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the University of Strathclyde’s Company Creation Conference held on May 1st 2019. The nomination came following an extremely successful 12 months for Synaptec, which has seen the company expand both its team and manufacturing and research facilities, […]

Synaptec enters German offshore market with innovation award nomination

Synaptec has been nominated for an Offshore Innovation Award, which the entry for which will be presented by Saul Matthews, head of business development, at the 16th Hamburg Offshore Wind Conference, prior to judging. It’s the first time the conference has offered such an award, which seeks to showcase the very best in offshore wind […]

Spotlight on energy tech as Science Minister visits Synaptec

Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Chris Skidmore, visited Synaptec’s offices last week to explore how the company’s distributed sensing technology is revolutionising the management of electrical power systems in the Transmission and offshore renewables sectors. Mr Skidmore was invited to meet Synaptec – spunout only 4 years ago from the University […]

Game-changing cable fault response tool now available for offshore wind

automated fault response tool

Light-speed tech innovation heralds new era of distributed sensor systems for offshore renewables A new distributed instrumentation technology, which significantly reduces operating costs for offshore renewables operators by automating the response to subsea power cable faults has been launched. The game-changing innovation has been developed by Synaptec, a tech start-up with roots in the University […]

Synaptec featured in environment times

Our recent UK Energy Innovation Award win was covered by Environment Times in the latest issue ( Volume 17 Issue 2) which just came out. Click on the latest issue featured top right on their homepage 

Join us at LCNI conference!

We will be at the Low Carbon Networks and Innovation Conference in Telford UK  on December 6-7, talking about how we save money for power utilities who need more and better monitoring and control of distributed energy resources throughout their networks  

Synaptec win 2017 UK Energy Innovation Prize

WINNER! Best Offshore Renewables Innovation at the 2017 UK Energy Innovation Awards. Synaptec beat the largest ever entry field to win this prestigous award for our Refase™ product. By their nature, offshore windfarms are hard to reach so when something goes wrong it costs millions to locate and repair faults. And when we say Millions, […]

Philip Orr interviewed by InnovOil

Synaptec’s Managing Director, Philip Orr, was interviewed recently by InnovOil’s editor, Andrew Dykes, about Synaptec’s technology and its application to security and monitoring in the offshore sector. You can read the article here or download it for offline reading here (PDF).