Working with manufacturing researchers and academics

An opportunity to apply your engineering research to live industrial use cases and move it towards commercial success.

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Researchers in residence

We offer extended visits to one or more Catapults for impactful engineering research in strategic areas.

Business-led research

We connect engineering research directly with the demands of UK manufacturing and engineering companies.

Collaboration with industry

We work with manufacturing companies of all sizes and across all industries to improve their performance with original research.

Experience in commercialisation

We’ve worked with over 20,000 engineering companies to develop and scale-up new technologies and techniques ready for the market.

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Programmes for Researchers
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Trainee at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
Innovation Launchpad Network+

Funded by the EPSRC, Innovation Launchpad Network+ is bringing together leading universities, the Catapult Network and regional innovation ecosystems to enrich the exchange of ideas and knowledge across these organisations.

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UK Manufacturing Forum

The UK Manufacturing Forum is a thriving community of academics, researchers, engineers and industry representatives with a driving purpose to create a real-world impact through collaboration.

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Manufacturing partners in 2021/22

Engagement with academic institutions around the globe in 2021/22

Experts ready to collaborate on your research

The High Value Manufacturing Catapult works with thousands of researchers each year to move engineering research towards commercial success. We connect researchers with the industry insight and contacts needed to develop innovative new technologies and improve the UK’s engineering performance.

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Automotive Batteries Report Summary

A £4.8bn a year supply chain opportunity by 2030 for UK chemical and material companies

1 April 2019



Automotive Litium ion Battery Recycling in the UK

Based on a feasibility study by Anwar Sattar, David Greenwood, Martin Dowson and Puja Unadkat at WMG, University of Warwick

1 September 2020


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Sharing research excellence

Every researcher has their own unique knowledge set, bringing with them ideas and approaches that could benefit the UK. That is why collaboration and co-creation remains at the heart of the Catapult Network’s activity.

3 February 2022


UK Manufacturing Forum

The UK Manufacturing Forum had a tangible influence on UK government policy in 2021-22, which led to changes in funding mechanisms

6 February 2023


HVM Catapult centre universities score high in REF2021

All HVM Catapult-aligned university departments are in the REF2021 top 25 nationally, with two reaching the top 10

6 February 2023

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