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Building long-term national resilience

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Generating revenue, jobs, export and inward investment opportunities

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Creating capability and talent across key industrial sectors

Supercharging business performance through innovation

Driving prosperity across the United Kingdom

Creating the future through innovation

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 will continue to nurture strong collaborations across research and industry, helping to create the local, regional, and national innovation ecosystems that extract the best value from public investment. We will continue to work alongside colleagues across UK Government, UKRI and Innovate UK, to advance this mission.

Jeremy Silver
CEO Digital Catapult and Chair of Catapult Network

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
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