SME manufacturing companies and entrepreneurs

Providing access to the expertise, experience, facilities and networks that gives manufacturing SMEs the confidence to take the next steps into innovation.

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Working together

Walk the line

We can arrange a walkthrough (virtual or otherwise) of your facility, meet your engineers and production staff and look at your business processes to help you to identify areas where gains could be made.


We offer bespoke manufacturing support and can talk through your idea in detail, drawing on expertise from across the whole HVM Catapult.

Technology workshops

We offer access to seminars and workshops to help you decide whether new technologies could offer solutions to the business challenges you face.

Innovation workshops

We can work with your team to explore how innovation could unlock the potential of your business and identify how you can bring your ideas to reality.

Funding advice

We can make recommendations on where to find finance and the best funding direction for your project.


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SME partners in 2020/21

Engagements with SMEs in 2020/21

Experts ready to help

The High Value Manufacturing Catapult works with thousands of manufacturing start-ups, scale-ups and other SMEs each year. We’re helping SMEs to improve their business performance by transforming the products they sell, the way they make them, and the skills of their workforce.

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Where do I start and how do I get in touch with the HVM Catapult?

Whether you have an idea for a new product, want to make your company more productive or sustainable, or need a hand in moving beyond your current industry market, the HVM Catapult is here for you.

Read our FAQs for answers to some common questions.

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