Ten years serving the nation
Our seven centres of industrial innovation were brought together in 2011 by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, to accelerate the commercialisation of innovative new products and processes.
HVM Catapult founded to combine strengths of seven centres of innovation across the UK.
The AMRC Training Centre welcomes its first cohort of 150 apprentices.
WMG’s Energy Innovation Centre opens.
The MTC’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre opens.
The National Centre for Additive Manufacturing is established at the MTC.
Scottish First Minister announces new National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), starting the expansion of the AFRC.
MTC, and partners launch the Construction Innovation Hub to drive the transformation of the construction sector.
AMRC Cymru opens in Broughton, North Wales.
Nuclear AMRC Midlands opens in Derby.
MTC Liverpool opens.
The Lightweight Manufacturing Centre, AFRC's sister facility in NMIS opens.
The NCC opened the latest phase of the most advanced composite manufacturing facility in the world.
HVM Catapult leads effort to deliver over 13,000 ventilators to the NHS in response to COVID-19
CPI is tasked by UK government to develop vaccine library in fight against new COVID-19 variants.
UK Battery Industrialisation Centre, founded by WMG, is officially opened by the Prime Minister
A decade of growth 2011-2021
Over the last decade, we have worked with…
Of which 11,840 (54%) were SMEs*
We have worked on a total of
commercial and collaborative R&D projects*
And we have engaged
to provide bespoke support.
We now work with
5 times as many SMEs
per year than in 2012/13.
We have grown from 493 experts in advanced manufacturing innovation
3,112 times as many SMEs
In 2011, we were supporting advanced manufacturing at 7 sites across the UK. Today, we reach out from
across Great Britain.
Our cutting-edge facilities have grown by
3.5 times to £828m of assets in the last ten years
giving more and more companies the access to the specialist equipment they need for innovation.
*These cumulative figures have been reduced by
the average rate of YOY project overlap 2018-2020
and may be conservative.