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After less than five years of operations, the Catapult programme has already delivered extensively on the commitment “to transform the UK’s capability for innovation in specific areas and help drive future economic growth”. Here’s what we’ve achieved:
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The Transport Systems Catapult is working to ensure that Britain is at the forefront of ‘Intelligent Mobility’, a shakeup of the travel sector so profound it will rival the advent of trains and commercial jet aircraft.
The Pew Charitable Trusts approached the Satellite Applications Catapult to see how space might provide a solution to illegal fishing around the world, worth an estimated $23 billion each year.
Seven Trent Water and Miller Homes presented the Future Cities Catapult team with an opportunity to pilot a new approach increasing collaboration, mapping the problem and sharing data.
The Transport Systems Catapult devised a competition to help train maker Alstom identify SMEs to provide injection of energy and fresh thinking.
Catapults invest in people, technologies and facilities so the UK is able to maintain its position in sectors where it has established strengths, and punch above its weight in emerging, high value markets.
McLaren Automotive is building new composite chassis factory at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, one of the HVM Catapult’s 7 major facilities. They will jointly develop novel manufacturing technologies, train apprentices and trial processes.
TSC, Highways England and Improbable set about reproducing the motorway network in digital form, complete with millions of independently acting vehicles, in order to tackle autonomous fleet operations.
The Transport Systems Catapult has developed a solution that is enabling the upgrade of air traffic management systems across UK airports in order to maintain and improve safe, efficient and reliable use of airspace.
The Regeneration game Stroke is the fourth largest cause of death in the UK after cancer, heart and respiratory disease, killing 50,000 people in 2010 – and rates are rising as the population ages. Treating stroke patients costs more than £5 billion a year and current treatments are limited to relieving symptoms and preventing further […]
Speeding up the production of winglets Winglets – the tips of aeroplane wings that curve upwards – save fuel, reduce noise and make higher rates of climb possible. They’re a popular design feature in modern aircraft. All Boeing’s 737s have winglets, as do several Airbus and all Bombardier jets. They’re made from composite materials to […]
Orbital origami – unpacking hardware in space In space, every gramme counts. There are no second chances, and the nearest toolkit is on Earth. When it comes to deployable spacecraft structures, like antennas and solar panels, these problems are especially tough. This is where Oxford Space Systems (OSS) specialises. Existing deployable structures are complex and […]
Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s facilities help Tekmar win major contract The business strategy of Tekmar Energy, a market-leading subsea cable protection specialist company in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, is a metaphor for its own products. A bespoke solution for a niche market, delivered effectively with engineering and technical expertise. Tekmar designs, manufactures and supplies a […]
Modifying blood cells to fight cancer Around eight people are diagnosed with AML every day in the UK. But years of hard work in UK laboratories have led to trials for a revolutionary new treatment. The core technology was developed by Professor Hans Stauss at Imperial College, and then further with Dr Emma Morris when […]
Making more transplants possible with regenerative medicine In April 2014, the organ transplant waiting list in the UK stood at 7,005 people. Organ transplants today are both clinically- and cost- effective, but there aren’t enough organs available. Dr Steve Bloor was determined to do something about it. He left his job in 2011 to raise […]
Making cities easier to move through for their most vulnerable citizens Cities are already large and complex places that are difficult to navigate. The big challenge for planners is to ensure they’re easier to spend time in – even as their populations expand. Urban squeeze is evident in big cities, from high streets to […]
Light fantastic: LED ‘sleep’ mask to treat one of biggest causes of blindness Twelve years ago Paris-domiciled British artist Richard Kirk had a chance meeting over a pint in Soho and discovered a new world. He became fascinated by a small piece of electroluminescent material powered by a simple battery at his table. Despite having […]
Leading a remanufacturing revolution A research project co-funded by Innovate UK has led to Britain becoming a world leader in developing ‘game-changing’ hybrid manufacturing technology. This new technology combines the flexibility of additive manufacturing (better known as 3D printing) with the precision of high speed computer controlled machining and the quality assurance of in-process inspection. Hybrid manufacturing […]
Getting a grip on titanium Rapid titanium machining with low tool attrition, or damage, is a ‘Holy Grail’ for aerospace engineers. Titanium alloys are a popular material for aircraft parts thanks to their high strength to density ratio and corrosion resistance but they’re not easy to machine quickly and the process frequently causes high rates […]
Geospatial Insight – turning satellite images into business intelligence Insurers have used satellite images to assess the impact of catastrophic events and estimate potential losses for some time. Dave Fox and Dan Schnurr realised that integrating satellite images with other data created powerful analysis and forecasting tools that could lower trading risk and generate higher […]
James Madden set up Dynamo Electrical in the teeth of the recession in October 2008. Even then, when he was changing lightbulbs and rewiring domestic homes as a single-handed electrical contractor, he had his sights set on breaking into the renewable energy market. It was a bold vision. In those early days, the office was […]
A 100+ metre wind turbine tower is made up of 30 or more massive ring sections held together by more than 25km of welding. At present inspecting welds on a big structure like this and correcting any flaws is a slow and laborious process. “Our only option is to grind flaws out and do big […]