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WELCOME TO THE CATAPULT NETWORK

The Catapult Network supports businesses in transforming great ideas into valuable products and services. We are a network of world-leading technology and innovation centres established by Innovate UK. We deliver impact across the UK economy, enabling businesses to thrive in global markets.

A Catapult is where the application of research is accelerated, where new technologies are further developed, scaled up and realised. 

Catapults provide businesses with access to their expertise and facilities, enabling them to test, demonstrate and improve their ideas. By fostering collaborations between industry, government, research organisations, academia and many others, Catapults are helping to create the best environments for innovation. Catapults work with small, medium and large businesses, to understand the challenges they face and support them in the development of solutions that will help improve their business performance.

The Catapult Network wholeheartedly echoes the Government’s call that science, technology and innovation are integral to future UK growth. By continuing to work together, we can inspire a new generation of innovators, boost business growth, and make the UK a global science superpower and innovation nation for decades to come.
Katherine Bennett
Chief Executive Officer of High Value Manufacturing Catapult
The Catapult Network is a really important part of the UK’s innovation ecosystem. The talent, the skills, the connections that we have already built up with and through the Catapult Network are extremely important assets for the UK.
Indro Mukerjee
CEO of Innovate UK
The Catapult Network has an important role to play in the UK’s post-pandemic recovery. Bringing together researchers and innovators from across the public and private sectors is vital to our efforts to support a dynamic and vibrant economy in which new ideas, products and services flourish.
Ottoline Leyser
Chief Executive of UKRI
Whether it’s fighting the pandemic, helping create a greener and more sustainable world or transforming healthcare, cities or digital futures for people nationwide, our teams in the Catapult Network across the country are addressing the critical challenges that are pivotal to our nation.
Matthew Durdy
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Offshore Renewable Energy
News
Three Welsh companies selected for Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s first floating offshore wind F4OR programme in Wales
Ledwood Mechanical Engineering, Mainstay Marine Solutions and CELSA Steel UK have been named as the three Welsh companies selected to take part in the first Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR) programme in Wales. F4OR Wales will be delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, in partnership with Floventis Energy, the developer of Llŷr 1 and 2 in the Celtic Sea and is specifically designed to support local companies bidding for work in the floating offshore wind industry.
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Medicines Discovery
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Inspiring Careers in STEM: The Importance of Role Models
The annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11 February) was established nine years ago by the UN as a globally recognised day to educate the public and celebrate the achievements of women and girls in science. Medicines Discovery Catapult is taking this opportunity to highlight the importance of role models in inspiring women and girls to consider STEM as a career choice.
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