Catapults are a powerful initiative within the UK innovation landscape designed to help businesses develop exciting new ideas within receptive and invigorating environments.
These centres of excellence bridge the gap between business, academia, research and government; they promote collaboration and knowledge exchange allowing many progressive businesses and organisations to build new partnerships with reduced risks.
Catapults are uniquely placed to understand the opportunities that exist in relevant technology areas, acting as neutral, trusted authorities, helping overcome barriers to adoption, unlocking demand and shaping markets.
Catapults are an invaluable resource to companies in a wide range of markets and transform their innovative ideas into new products and services, generating economic growth.
Catapults help businesses to adopt, develop and exploit innovative products and technologies. As the next stepping stone towards commercialisation, they offer concentrated expertise in areas vital for that journey.
Each Catapult adds an important new dimension to research and development programmes funded by Innovate UK, helping businesses advance solutions, through feasibility and collaborative programmes.
Providing access to cutting-edge equipment, specialist facilities along with using the power of people and organisations working closely together, the Catapults unlock opportunity, reduce innovation risk and speed new products and services towards commercial reality.