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Accelerating Business Growth, Stimulating Markets

The Catapult Network brings together nine leading technology and innovation centres spanning over 40 locations across the UK. We are independent not-for-profit private organisations transforming the UK’s capability for innovation in sectors of strength.

What we do

Catapults are physical centres with cutting-edge R&D infrastructures including hubs, laboratories, testbeds, factories and offices, as well as technical experts that prove and adopt breakthrough products, processes, services and technologies. 

Catapults work with thousands of innovative businesses across a wide range of sectors, such as manufacturing, space, health, digital, energy, transport, telecoms, the urban environment and many others. 

The very best of the UK’s businesses, scientists, technical specialists and engineers work side by side on late-stage research and development, helping industry get high potential ideas to market, fuelling business growth, and increasing productivity.

By bridging the gap between research and industry, the Catapult Network is helping tackle the biggest challenges that society and industries face today. Through their knowledge, infrastructure and collaborations, Catapults make today’s industries more productive and create the markets of tomorrow.

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