Browse Catapults

Our Catapult Centres

The Network is comprised of nine Catapults with a national presence spanning over 40 locations.

Cell and Gene Therapy

Located in London, Stevenage, Braintree and Edinburgh

Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult accelerates the translation of early stage research into commercially viable and investible therapies, helping businesses start, grow and confidently develop advanced therapies, delivering them to patients rapidly and effectively. Making the UK a global leader in the development, delivery and commercialisation of cell and gene therapies.

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Compound Semiconductor Applications

Located in Newport

Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult accelerates the development and commercialisation of new applications for compound semiconductors (CS), and creating a collaborative innovation centre within the world’s CS cluster in South Wales helping the UK become a global leader in new applications for compound semiconductors.

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Connected Places

Located in London, Milton Keynes, Leeds and Glasgow

Connected Places Catapult is the UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport, and places. They provide impartial ‘innovation as a service’ to public bodies, businesses, and infrastructure providers to catalyse step-change improvements in the way people live, work and travel.

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Located in London, Brighton, Belfast and Sunderland

Digital Catapult drives the early adoption of advanced digital technologies to make UK businesses more competitive and to grow the UK economy. They are the UK’s leading advanced digital technology innovation centre accelerates the early adoption of AI, Future Networks – including 5G and IoT – DLT and Immersive technologies.

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Energy Systems

Located in Birmingham and Derby

Energy Systems Catapult accelerates the transformation of the UK’s energy systems, identifying priorities and market barriers for decarbonisation. Their vision is to unleash innovation and open new markets to capture the clean growth opportunity, ensuring UK businesses and consumers capture the opportunities of clean growth.

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High Value Manufacturing

Comprised of 7 Centres including AFRC, AMRC, CPI, MTC, NCC, NAMRC and WMG

High Value Manufacturing Catapult helps grow the UK’s advanced manufacturing value add by helping industry to develop new manufacturing technology. They create the conditions for economic growth by enabling UK manufacturers to achieve significant improvements in their performance and productivity.

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Medicines Discovery

Located in Cheshire and Manchester

Medicines Discovery Catapult is a national facility connecting the UK community to accelerate and reshape innovative drug discovery. Their mission is to industrialise & drive adoption of breakthrough approaches that discover patient-centered medicines, faster improving the productivity and fundability of medicines discovery assets in the UK.

Offshore Renewable Energy

Located in Glasgow, Blyth, Leven, Pembrokeshire, West Cornwall, Hull, Suffolk, Aberdeenshire and Shandong Province

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult creates clean growth opportunities by accelerating the creation and growth of UK companies in offshore renewable energy. Their mission is to enable the transition to a low carbon economy and expanding the sector by becoming the world’s leading offshore renewables technology centre.

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Satellite Applications

Located in Didcot, Glasgow, County Durham, Leicester, Portsmouth and West Cornwall

Satellite Applications Catapult fosters the growth of satellite applications through the exploitation of space. Their vision is to be a world-leading innovation and technology company, helping businesses of all sizes to realise the potential from space. They aim to support integration for a connected and information centric world.