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OUR IMPACT JOURNEY

2013 TO 2022
18,785
INDUSTRY COLLABORATIONS
11,916
SMES SUPPORTED
5,560
ACADEMIC COLLABORATIONS
5,130
EMPLOYEES IN 2022
OVER £1.4BN
OF RESEARCH AND DEMONSTRATION FACILITIES UNDER MANAGEMENT
1,120
INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS

Business Growth

The Catapult Network occupies a unique place in the innovation ecosystem. The combination of deep sector knowledge and industry expertise backed by world-leading infrastructure is unrivalled. Through this capability the Catapults are helping businesses to challenge and overcome barriers to market, accelerating commercialisation and the early adoption of technologies and new approaches.

Catapults help businesses access growth markets, anchor high value jobs, create and retain talent, and attract inward investment from global businesses.

Find out more about the impact being felt throughout the UK’s business community in the Catapult Network highlights.

Looking to the future

Catapults are collectively developing ambitious programmes aimed at growing vital sectors and markets for the national economy, nurturing talent, delivering job creation, and economic and societal prosperity within the regions and throughout the nation.

The vision of the Catapult Network not only supports individual business, local and regional growth but will also address major national and global challenges. We will continue to play a significant role in achieving Net Zero, creating secure, resilient communications, driving productivity and efficiency, producing sustainable food systems, modernising healthcare, and more.

Visit our case studies page to learn about how Catapults are enabling business growth. 

A national capability

The Network is comprised of nine Catapults, with a national presence spanning over 50 locations and employing more than 5,000 highly-skilled individuals. Catapults help to spark technological clusters by strategically positioning centres of excellence across all four corners of the nation.

By ensuring Catapults have strong regional bases, we help to drive local economies and contribute to industrial resilience, positioning the UK as a global leader in sectors of strength.