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South West

South West Centre

We support businesses across the South West region working with innovators, small-medium enterprises, large businesses and academia to drive early adoption of advanced digital technologies. In doing so we build on the strengths of the existing ecosystem and its longstanding reputation for innovation across creative industries and other sectors, like advanced engineering, manufacturing and defence. We help with attracting investment, driving efficiencies and increasing competitiveness.

Specifically within the West of England region Digital Catapult is the lead partner on innovation within MyWorld, a UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Strength in Places funded project to position the West of England as a trailblazer in screen based media and creative media powerhouse. We’re also a delivery partner within the Digital Engineering & Technology Innovation (DETI) programme funded by the West of England Combined Authority. Most recently in July 2022 The Department of Culture, Media and Sport announced £10 million has been awarded to launch the UK Telecoms Innovation Network (UKTIN), a new body dedicated to boosting creativity in the country’s telecoms supply chain. Digital Catapult and The University of Bristol are among the delivery partners for UKTIN to set up and oversee the network.

What we offer you

We offer a range of innovation services for both technology start ups and large businesses exploring advanced digital technologies. Clients are provided with a range of benefits including access to specialised equipment, industry expertise, collaborative opportunities and hands on innovation support from our team of industry experts and academics.


We offer fully funded tailored workshops, one to one coaching, informational events, open innovation challenges, collaboration research and development calls and access to UK wide resources and programmes such as our Smart Manufacturing Hub.


Our labs

In partnership with MyWorld project a new virtual production stage will be opened at a facility in Temple Quarter, Bristol.  We’re currently gathering requirements for this and want to hear from you.

Email us

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Digital Catapult South West

Ground Floor, 1 Cathedral Square, Trinity Street, Bristol, BS1 5DD

News, events and case studies

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Loud Parade: case study

Case study

Part of the FutureScope’s Black Founders Programme, Digital Catapult supported Loud Parade to get investment ready and receive business expertise.

Nyangibo Gallery: case study

Case study

Part of the FutureScope’s Black Founders Programme, Digital Catapult supported Nyangibo Gallery to get investment ready and receive business expertise