Driving ambitious innovation and creating opportunity from potential

570 +

small businesses: working hand in hand with entrepreneurs

120 +

new industrial collaborations/ partnerships

+ £ 320 m

Total investments raised by 141 companies after engaging with Digital Catapult

£ 4 bn

investment funding into UK startups that have worked with Digital Catapult since 2013

Digital Catapult’s experts have deep technology expertise and help industry leaders address the challenges of digital disruption

Our growing network of cutting-edge facilities, both physical and digital, creates the ideal environment for scaleups, traditional businesses, researchers and investors to develop, test, and adopt a range of advanced digital technologies. We’re actively helping UK industry to find the best solutions to real-world challenges, to develop new business models and open up new international markets, by making the most of the talents in the UK’s vibrant startup and scaleup ecosystem, in turn boosting productivity in established traditional companies and through the impact that has on large companies’ customers, helping to grow the economy.

Not only do we connect investors, startups, scaleups and traditional businesses, we take an active role in working with our partners to ensure continued success

Our diverse list of partners ranges from long-established UK-based businesses, multinational corporations, government and local authorities, to agile, inventive startups and scaleups and world leading researchers from top UK universities. We undertake collaborative research and development, building winning proposals by bringing together partners from across the spectrum to transform research into successful products and services and to de-risk innovation for organisations of all sizes. We work with leading organisations, alongside the UK and international governments, to help build productive global partnerships and exploit the UK’s export potential.

We provide policy guidance in areas of technical complexity

We’re recognised by the UK government as a critical voice in emerging technology innovation policy. We are an informed advisor for the development, application, adoption and innovation of advanced digital technologies at home and internationally, co-designing and delivering national and international programmes on behalf of the UK. Our work on the DCMS 5G Testbeds and Trials programme, for example, is coordinating UK-wide efforts to innovate, and demonstrate the value of ‘Industrial 5G’ in the manufacturing and logistics sectors. We also work closely with the devolved national governments, local authorities and regional organisations, to translate policy into action. This means accelerating a digital led recovery by advising on local industrial strategies, building local facilities and partnerships and connecting technology supply and specialist regional demand, to help the UK achieve its goals of levelling up the country.

We’re helping to develop entire new markets, new audiences and new ways of producing content for the creative industries.

Dr Jeremy Silver


Collaboration and innovation

Research and development

Digital is the key enabler for manufacturing industries to improve productivity, develop new business models and accelerate industrial net zero.

Nick Wright