We facilitate research driven partnerships that solve critical issues in three key areas and across six markets.
Helping academics & 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, whether approaching a local authority to get access to data sets or large corporations looking for improvements in market offerings or opening up entirely new markets.
Research Institutions enrolled in our network
Join the Academic Network
Our Academic Network is an environment for exchange of ideas, knowledge, learning and the opportunity to promote collaboration. We hope that you are interested in joining our network which already has over 250 members from 60 UK universities.
By recognizing the significance of societal readiness assessment, engaging in critical formative review, by providing inspiration and a testbed for experimentation with indicators, CPC have been pivotal in developing the Societal Readiness Framework.
They are a key partner in a £20k Lancaster ESRC IAA project April-December 2022 to consolidate the toolbox for SORA and develop impact.
Monika Büscher, Centre for Mobilities Research, Lancaster University
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.