Business & Industry

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Business & Industry

Catapults provide cutting-edge R&D infrastructure in a range of sectors of strength to help businesses grow their innovative capability, accelerating the development of valuable products, technologies and services.

Catapults provide the following offerings:

Access to unique world-class
R&D infrastructure,
expertise and capabilities

R&D collaboration and partnership
building, bringing together businesses, supply chains, academia, charities, service providers, end-users and others

Development and deployment
of innovative solutions
to accelerate commercialisation
and value chains





Tailored Support

Catapults also have tailored offerings to best suit the SME and start‐up communities they serve through a variety of support approaches:

  • Toolkits and transferable methodologies to investigate, evaluate and improve products, processes and technologies
  • Advice about business and workforce development, commercialisation and investment
  • Growth accelerator and incubator programmes, scale up and routes to finance
  • Routes to international export of professional and technical services

A Trusted Partner

Catapults are uniquely placed to understand the opportunities that exist in their technology areas, acting as neutral, technology-agnostic, trusted partners, helping overcome barriers to adoption, unlocking demand and shaping markets. They:

  • Facilitate, galvanise and support industries to grow and realise the UK’s economic ambitions
  • Work with policy makers, industry and regulators to reduce and overcome barriers
  • Mobilise stakeholders to create an attractive R&D environment anchoring inward investment
  • Shape and build a positive environment for innovation, drawing on the UK research base
  • Stimulate demand and unlock new markets


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