Digital Catapult is the UK’s leading advanced digital technology innovation centre. It drives the early adoption of digital technologies to make UK businesses more competitive and productive to grow the country’s economy.
Advanced digital technologies can accelerate growth and increase productivity across the UK economy. To help reach this full potential Digital Catapult, in 2017 alone, has had meaningful engagements with 638 startups and scaleups, 42 new industrial collaborations and 31 new academic engagements to drive innovation and adoption of advanced digital technologies. To make this happen, Digital Catapult delivers three core technology programmes, across two industry sectors, driven by three regional centres and a national centre in London.
As well as breaking down barriers to technology adoption for startups and scaleups, our work de-risks innovation for large enterprises and uncovers new commercial applications in Immersive, Future Networks, and Artificial Intelligence technologies.
Digital Catapult specialises in three areas of advanced digital technology namely, Future Networks, Artificial Intelligence and Immersive.
Digital Catapult focuses on these areas because each has demonstrated:
Digital Catapult is leading technology adoption in the Industrial Strategy’s AI Grand Challenge. We are rapidly expanding our AI programme to accelerate adoption by industry and grow the UK’s machine learning ecosystem. Key projects include Machine Intelligence Garage and ContractAI.
Digital Catapult is driving the development of future networks business models from concept in university labs, to commercial reality with our projects within IoT, 5G and LPWAN that includes Things Connected.
Advanced digital technologies have huge potential to accelerate growth and increase productivity if they are applied to real world challenges. Digital Catapult is working in two industry verticals, manufacturing and creative industries, where we believe we can have the most impact. Within manufacturing we are initially targeting the aerospace & defence, food & drink, construction and pharmaceutical sectors.
Digital Catapult is uniquely positioned to bring together the right innovators, academics, corporates and investors to drive early adoption of digital technologies into industry. We run innovation programmes and offer facilities that help to translate world leading research and innovation into products and services that will transform these industries, increase productivity and secure the UK’s future global competitiveness.
Find out more about the team that is supporting and promoting digital innovation throughout the UK. Our people work with advanced digital technologies including Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, 5G, the Internet of Things, Virtual and Augmented Reality, blockchain, smart contracts and cyber security.
We are always looking for talented people to come and join us, as we help to create new products, services, experiences and business models that grow the UK economy. We have a diverse, open and agile culture, you’ll be working with some of the brightest minds to make the UK a digital world leader.