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