Annual review 2021 > Our offer

Our offer

What we do

Working through seven world-class centres of industrial innovation, the HVM Catapult bridges the gap between business and academia.

We enable companies to turn great ideas into commercial realities by providing access to world-class research, development facilities and expertise that would otherwise be out of reach for many businesses in the UK.

We pride ourselves on helping businesses to transform the products they sell, the way they make them and the skills of their workforce to remain competitive in a global marketplace.

For industry

We offer companies of all sizes access to world-class facilities and expertise to scale-up and prove-out manufacturing technologies, using our insight to help them solve their business challenges and upskill their workforce.

For academics

We offer a central meeting point between academics and businesses, delivering key insights into industry demand and technology gaps which stimulate new research in areas for potential UK growth.

For Governments

We offer a trusted partnership in manufacturing innovation, which drives inward investment towards historically neglected communities to build the UK’s production capacity needed to tackle industrial challenges and secure UK leadership in global markets.

Our vision

For the UK to have a world-leading,
agile, innovation-led manufacturing
sector, making a growing contribution to
the UK economy, society and environment.

Our mission

To enable companies to improve theircompetitiveness through acceleratinginnovation:

— Bridging the gap between UK research and industry, translating research intominnovative products, and services

— Convening our extensive network to develop and deliver solutions including new technologies, processes, workforce
development and broader business support.

— Supporting and informing government in shaping and implementing industrial policy, such as its Innovation Strategy
and plan to Build Back Better.

Our technology areas


Additive manufacturing






Biotech & biologics




Digital technologies




High value design




Near net shape manufacturing


New materials


Subtractive manufacturing

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