Innovate UK: How Catapult Centres can help your business

Information about Catapult technology and innovation centres for businesses that might want to access expert help and specialist facilities.

Catapults are not-for-profit, independent technology and innovation centres. They connect businesses with the UK’s research and academic communities.

If you’re a business, you can use them to access technical facilities and expertise. You can get support to help you adopt, develop and exploit your innovation. Any UK business can use Catapult facilities.

Introduction to Catapult centres

The Catapult programme

Innovate UK set up and now oversees the Catapults. Each centre focuses on a specific industry:

Our work in the Catapults

This section provides information on the sorts of projects that have been supported through the Catapult network, and the people and organisations working in it.

Success stories

Find out about some of the successful business projects supported through the Catapults network.


Published 19 May 2016
Last updated 1 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect that the Future Cities Catapult and the Transport Systems Catapult have merged to form the Connected Places Catapult.

  2. Updated links to Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult and Medicines Discovery Catapult web pages. Replaced old video introducing the centres with a newer version about how they support innovation. Added link under 'Our work in the Catapults' to impact stats.

  3. Removed Precision Medicines Catapult from the list of centres. More information can be found in the press release:

  4. Added new report to our work, 'Catapult Network: Fostering Innovation to Drive Economic Growth'. Updated success stories and blogs.

  5. First published.