We need to build new energy, transport and urban systems to meet societal challenges such as a growing and ageing population, urbanisation and the need to reduce carbon emissions.
Meeting these challenges will give UK businesses major global business opportunities. But developing new infrastructure solutions can be risky. It can also be expensive to test and commercialise these solutions.
Innovate UK funds projects that develop or improve infrastructure systems. But the best solutions are often the result of working across industry sectors. That’s why we also help businesses find the connections they need to develop their innovative new products, services and processes.
Our priority areas in the field of infrastructure systems are:
energy - systems and supply
smart and resilient infrastructure
Catapults - technology and innovation centres
We have built up a network of Catapults. These are technology and innovation centres that bridge the gap between universities and businesses.