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What is a Catapult?

Catapults are bridging the gap between business and academia, helping to turn great ideas into reality, by providing access to world-class research and development facilities and expertise that would otherwise be out of reach for many businesses in the UK.

Rapid progress has been made by Innovate UK in creating the Catapult network – ten Catapults are up and running with an aspiration from UK Government (based on recommendations from Hermann Hauser in 2014) to create up to 30 Catapults by 2030.

Catapults are a key tool in Innovate UK’s full range of innovation support for businesses.

Each Catapult is focused on an area in which the UK has genuine potential to generate growth in strategically important global markets, and there is already strong evidence they are benefiting the economy in terms of jobs and growth.

Other Catapults established to date are:

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