Our impact on manufacturing and the UK economy

Our seven centres have helped thousands of companies to accelerate new concepts to commercial reality, driving original research to the market.​

Who we are
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Industrial partners since 2011

SME partners since 2011

Commercial and collaborative R&D projects since 2011

As a strategic research and innovation hub for industry, we help commercialise the UK’s most advanced manufacturing ideas, supporting the UK’s national priorities such as the net zero transition.

Since 2011, our seven centres have helped thousands of businesses transform the products they sell, the way they make them and the skills of their workforce to remain competitive in a global marketplace.

With our support, companies have been able to:

  • Accelerate product and process development
  • Improve productivity
  • Reduce costs
  • Reduce carbon emissions and harm to the environment
  • Secure employment
  • Develop their workforce
  • Strengthen their financial position.


Independent evaluation

An independent retrospective evaluation of our performance from 2011 to 2016 found that “the HVM Catapult has effectively supported firms to ‘bridge the gap’ between research and commercial exploitation”. It concluded that the overall impact of our work was likely to be “very substantial”.

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Delivering industrial transformation and insight for the UK: the HVM Catapult annual review

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