Our ambition is to grow your business and in doing so the contribution of the manufacturing sector to the UK economy.
The seven centres that make up the HVM Catapult network offer a range of services geared to achieving that ambition, from seminars and workshops to help you understand and use technologies, to bespoke project support to help you translate great ideas from the page to the production line. The companies we assist could be of any size but will need help either to conduct research into a new technology, scale-up new products and processes to prove they are ready, or to overcome current manufacturing problems.
Our offer is available to firms of all shapes and sizes, from FTSE-listed companies to SMEs deep in the supply chain. It includes:
– Capability which spans from basic raw materials through to high integrity product assembly processes
– World-class facilities and skills to scale-up and prove high value manufacturing processes
– A network of leading suppliers who contribute to key UK industry supply chains
– A partnership between industry, government and research in a shared goal to make the UK an attractive place to invest in manufacturing
Our seven centres can help smaller businesses in many ways, including: early-stage development, access to equipment, toolkits, collaborative R&D with a consortium and more. These activities are aimed at SMEs that want to improve productivity, reduce costs, develop new products or processes and de-risk the use of technology.