An opportunity to apply your engineering research to live industrial use cases and move it towards commercial success.
Researchers in residence
We offer extended visits to one or more Catapults for impactful engineering research in strategic areas.
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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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.Find out more
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.Find out more
A magnet for conversations and collaborations that will shape tomorrow. We connect researchers to engineers and decision-makers from UK engineering companies of all sizes.
A proven-track record of moving engineering research towards commercial markets with over 20,000 companies.
Backed by both industry and government, we can connect your research to both commercial demand and the strategic direction of UK policy.
Access to the specialist equipment and technology you need to develop and test your ideas.
Spanning material technologies, processing and formulation through to high integrity product assembly and validation.
Manufacturing partners in 2021/22
Engagement with academic institutions around the globe in 2021/22
Experts ready to collaborate on your research
Senior Technical Leader – Advanced Nuclear Technology Programme
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
The Nuclear AMRC continues to provide tremendous innovation for this game-changing technology, leading the development and demonstration of electron beam welding for nuclear applications.
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A £4.8bn a year supply chain opportunity by 2030 for UK chemical and material companies
1 April 2019
Based on a feasibility study by Anwar Sattar, David Greenwood, Martin Dowson and Puja Unadkat at WMG, University of Warwick
1 September 2020
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
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