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International engagement

Showcasing the UK’s global leadership in advanced digital technologies by collaborating with international partners.

Introduction

Digital Catapult helps to create new international opportunities for advanced digital technology companies: supporting startups and scaleups by facilitating and showcasing UK innovation, attracting overseas investment, and driving the UK’s global leadership and collaboration with other markets.

International connections

While startups and scaleups are often keen to expand further overseas, their main challenge is finding potential customers and partners. We work with the UK Government and a wide range of organisations to find innovative international companies and organisations and connect them with high potential growth startups and scaleups to solve real-world industry challenges. 

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Acceleration programmes

Delivering specialised bilateral or commercial acceleration programmes, innovation workshops and events, such as the Digital Catapult Global Challenge programme, through which international companies with a presence in the UK and a partner country can find solutions to real-world commercial and industrial challenges by connecting with the UK and international innovation ecosystems.

Research

Delivering international collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects, such as Synchronicity, CPN and DLT4EU, to unlock market potential and work closely with international partners.

Showcases

Working with the UK Government to showcase high potential growth companies on the international stage at events such as South by Southwest (SXSW), Mobile World Congress, Web Summit, Tribeca and Venice Film Festivals.

Sharing

Sharing innovations, learnings and ideas from international partners with UK businesses and organisations.