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.
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.
We’d love to hear from you
Digital Catapult South West
Ground Floor, 1 Cathedral Square, Trinity Street, Bristol, BS1 5DD
News, events and case studies
University of Bristol-led consortium to receive nearly £12 million to unlock 6G technology potential
Digital Catapult and consortium partners will develop and industrialise technologies and solutions for future 6G mobile networks.Learn more
From innovation to the arts, Bristol is the home to some of the Uk’s most innovative startups.Learn more
First MyWorld funding opportunity launches for technology advances to improve audience experience in the creative sector.Learn more