The Catapult centres are a network of world-leading centres designed to transform the UK’s capability for innovation in specific areas and help drive future economic growth.
Cell and Gene Therapy
The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult is a centre of excellence in innovation, with the core purpose of building a world-leading cell and gene therapy sector in the UK as a key part of a global industry. Supported by Innovate UK, their mission is to drive the growth of the industry by helping cell and gene therapy organisations across the world translate early stage research into commercially viable and investable therapies.
Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult
The Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult is a world-class, open access R&D facility to help UK businesses exploit advances in compound semiconductor technologies across key application areas such as healthcare, the digital economy, energy, transport, defence and security, and space.
Digital Catapult is here to drive the UK economy through the practical application of digital innovation and culture to make UK businesses more competitive, more productive and to drive regional growth.
The Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) is an expert, independent authority working with researchers, industry and government and aims to clear the barriers blocking innovators from bringing new products, services and business models to market.
Future Cities Catapult’s mission is to advance urban innovation, to grow UK companies, to make cities better by bringing together businesses, universities and city leaders so that they can work with each other to solve the problems that cities face.
High Value Manufacturing
The High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult is the catalyst for the future growth and success of advanced manufacturing in the UK comprising of 7 Technology and Innovation centres that work with companies of all sizes to bridge the gap in – and accelerate the activity between – technology concept and commercialisation.
The Medicines Discovery Catapult will undertake work to support the discovery and early clinical development of stratified medicines. Working to help the UK industry grow and sustain its reputation for innovative, fast-to-patient drug discovery.
Offshore Renewable Energy
Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult is the UK’s flagship technology innovation and research centre for advancing wind, wave and tidal energy to help reduce the cost of offshore renewable energy, transforming the industry and delivering UK economic benefit.
Satellite Applications Catapult helps organisations make use of, and benefit from, satellite technologies, and bring together multi-disciplinary teams to generate ideas and solutions in an open innovation environment.
The Transport Systems Catapult focuses on the field of Intelligent Mobility – using new and emerging technologies to enable smarter and more efficient transportation of people and goods.