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Catapult Network welcomes UK Government’s announcement of support for science, research and innovation

In response to the UK Government’s announcement on investment in science, research and innovation in the UK, and the upcoming Place Strategy for UK research and development, Andrew Jamieson, CEO of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and Chair of the Catapult Network, said:

“The Catapult Network welcomes the announcement of the government’s commitment to boosting research and innovation in the UK and the role that the Catapult Centres can play in improving productivity and prosperity. The Catapult Network of nine world-leading centres has already demonstrated its power to drive economic performance in communities across the length and breadth of the nation. It stands ready to play an expanded role in transforming prosperity by harnessing and applying new knowledge.”


Notes to Editors

About the Catapult Network
The Catapults are a network of world-leading technology centres designed to transform the UK’s capability for innovation in areas of strength and drive innovation to promote productivity and economic growth. There are nine Catapult Centres covering:

  • Cell and Gene Therapy
  • Compound Semiconductor Applications
  • Connected Places
  • Digital
  • Energy Systems
  • High-Value Manufacturing (a network of another seven centres)
  • Medicines Discovery
  • Offshore Renewable Energy
  • Satellite Applications

Over the past seven years, The Catapult Centres have played a leading role in well over 2,000 academic collaborations and supported over 5,000 organisations working on over 12,000 projects.

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For more information contact: Charles Thompson, ORE Catapult Marketing & Communications Director,, 07715 484706

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