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Additional funding for the Catapult Centres of £780m just announced

28 Aug 2018

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HM Treasury has just announced an additional £780m funding for the Catapult Centres which have already helped over 3,000 companies develop and exploit new technologies. Now is a great time to find out what the Catapult Centres can do for your business.

Discover what the additional £780m Catapult Centre funding could mean to you.

If you’re a business, you can use the Innovate UK Catapult Centres to access technical facilities and expertise. You can get support to help you adopt, develop and exploit your innovation. Any UK business can use Catapult facilities and you can start by finding out what the Catapult Centres do here.

 Start by finding the right Catapult Centre for your business:

Business AND people support from the Catapult Centres. 

"Catapults are also training hundreds of apprentices and doctoral students, such as at the High Value Manufacturing Catapult where in the last year 900 apprentices have gained invaluable practical experience with cutting-edge technologies used in modern manufacturing.”

- Dr Ian Campbell, Executive Chair of Innovate UK 

“Catapult centres bring together the best ideas from the UK’s research base and the market know-how of business……Supporting their long-term growth will help more businesses to innovate successfully, delivering cutting-edge products and services to customers.”

- Felicity Burch, CBI Innovation Director

Ongoing support for the Catapults makes them even more attractive to business 

This announcement builds on an allocation, confirmed by the Prime Minister last month, that the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult in Blyth and the Centre for Process Innovation in Redcar, part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, will benefit from additional £180 million to support hundreds more businesses to develop products and services, bringing total investment in the catapult network to nearly £1 billion. 

Find out what the Catapult Centres can do for your business. Take a look at what the Catapult Centres do here.

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