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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.

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
Chair of Catapult Network and CEO of Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult

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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INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
Offshore Renewable Energy
News
ORE Catapult appoints Andrew Macdonald as Offshore Wind Development & Operations Director
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UK’s leading research and innovation centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy, has promoted Andrew Macdonald into the role of Offshore Wind Development & Operations Director, effective from 1st February 2022. Andy will take responsibility for the Catapult’s extensive portfolio of projects in Smart Operations & Maintenance (O&M), working closely with offshore wind developers to accelerate the development of both fixed and floating offshore wind farms, reduce costs and grow the UK supply chain to meet both domestic and international demand for clean energy products and services.
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High Value Manufacturing
Case Study
Capturing perceptions of inclusivity
CPI, part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, incorporated inclusion measurements into their annual employee survey to provide baseline data in order to measure progress in the coming years as they complete their road map activities.
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