Catapult programme: evaluation framework

Outlines how independent researchers will evaluate the Catapult programme to understand its contribution to the business and research sector.


Catapult programme: a framework for evaluating impact

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The Catapult programme is a network of not-for-profit technology and innovation centres that encourage UK businesses, scientists and engineers to work together. The centres encourage world-leading science and innovation by developing ideas into commercial products and services, creating economic growth.

To fully understand how the programme is working, it is essential to measure each existing and future Catapult centre’s:

  • performance against their main objectives
  • contribution to businesses, academia and the wider research sector

The paper includes:

  • evaluation objectives
  • innovation evaluation challenges
  • expected evaluation methods
  • required data collection
Published 27 November 2017