Tailored acceleration programmes for trailblazing startups
Dedicated to the UK’s startup community
Our acceleration programmes discover and nurture the best startup talent, and provide funding, mentoring and guidance, access to hardware, software and facilities, as well as access to the UK and international investment community, and large multinational businesses that most small companies would never get the chance to pitch their ideas to.
To date, we’ve welcomed over 200 startups onto these acceleration programmes and, as a result, more than 90 of them have raised over £100 million total investment after engaging with Digital Catapult.
Originally created to focus on their core technology areas, these acceleration programmes have expanded as they have grown, often in direct response to the needs of the startups taking part, and now increasingly look at how technologies can be combined to complement each other.
The most recent CreativeXR cohort includes 5G and AI streams, Machine Intelligence Garage has had an IoT focused cohort fusing AI with the internet of things, and the 5G Testbed Accelerator is increasingly looking for companies in the creative industries to blend their ideas with the most advanced future networks technology on offer.