We facilitate research driven partnerships that solve critical issues in three key areas and across six markets.
Helping academia & research institutions deliver real world impact
Taking Applied research to market
Places prosper when they understand and design for the needs of people. Connected Places Catapult has access to a range of capabilities which help partners to understand changing needs and to design for experience.
The infrastructure that enables digital connectivity within and between places as well as the technology and intelligence that enables data-rich insights, modelling and analysis.
We convene the markets to spark disruptive innovation and scale up Net Zero and resilience technologies, by developing the business and operational case for adoption and deployment.
Maritime & ports
Air mobility & airports
Rail & stations
Homes & housing
We connect research to businesses and government departments, accelerating change & solving critical issues
We develop researchers’ entrepreneurial mindsets to access industry, improve market offerings, and open up entirely new markets
Universities and Industry Organisations
We deliver innovation funding programmes such as the Department of Transport’s Transport Research and Innovation Grants and Researchers and Residence. Academics are given opportunities to develop and scale their innovations with support from the Catapult. Our newly launched Affiliates Network strengthens the Catapult’s reach and impact in key innovation ecosystems.
Opportunities within the network
Take a detailed research needs assessment
We created the platform to support universities and research & technology organisations to exploit and share their intellectual property.
After registering with the academic network, researchers are invited to share details of their work to receive specific methodical and technical feedback from our sector specialists and social and economic modelling teams.
We undertake a significant amount of analysis to provide the quantitative inputs into this process, confirming the viability of innovative research.