Prioritise your challenges and unlock your full innovation potential

Customer Case Studies


Opportunities were provided to leading companies in the UK and Sharjah to identify market gaps through collaboration, shared investment and research and development opportunities.


Connected Places Catapult supported leaders in Belfast to create new businesses opportunities, leading to a successful bid for a Belfast City Region Deal.

Benefits of our innovation diagnostic

Empower entrepreneurial thinking

Enable your people to tackle new challenges by fostering a culture of innovation and creativity.

Build an industry-leading innovation culture

Identify your strengths and weaknesses, and plug the gaps to build a culture of creativity and collaboration.

Unlock your next competitive edge

Identify unique innovation opportunities and strategically position your organisation as a market leader.

Make smarter decisions – faster

Get comprehensive data, market insights and actionable recommendations that support growth.

Improve collaboration

Foster local partnerships between academia, research institutions and government, and leverage collective expertise.

Attract the best talent

Identify talent gaps and develop targeted strategies for attracting and retaining talent.

Stimulate economic growth and job creation

Gain insights that help you attract investment, foster entrepreneurship and create a thriving economy.

Futureproof your business

Anticipate emerging trends, technological advances and market shifts in order to stay ahead of the curve.

Compete in the market

Identify untapped markets and explore new revenue streams that support market growth.

Our Impact

Enhanced Innovation Culture

Providing insights into an existing innovation culture; identifying strengths and weaknesses.

Informed Decision-Making

Equipping you with recommendations on investments, resources, partnerships and strategic planning.

Competitive Advantage

Allowing you to identify opportunities and position yourself as a leader in your market.

Increased Efficiency and Resource Optimisation

Helping you identify inefficiencies and areas of improvement to achieve greater efficiencies.


Anticipating emerging trends, technological advances and market shifts to stay ahead of the curve.

What our Customers Say

“Working with Connected Places Catapult to deliver the Neuroscience for Cities playbook gave our innovative approach a stamp of approval and potential customers the confidence to work with us, which led to new contracts with business in the UK and globally.”

Josh Artus, Director – The Centric Lab

“Connected Places Catapult’s collaborative approach to conducting people-centered research to understand the issues and define the challenges has been fundamental in sourcing innovative and exciting potential solutions”

Deirdre Ferguson, Belfast City Council

What does the
programme involve?

Every Innovation Diagnostic is tailored, designed around your needs and is based around five core Work Packages created by a team of experienced specialists who have delivered hundreds of successful programmes to date.



First, we gather comprehensive information to understand your organisation, priorities and needs.


Strategy & Road Mapping

We then develop a tailored innovation strategy and roadmap aligned with your vision and goals.


Business Case Development

We continue to assess the viability and potential returns of proposed innovation initiatives and develop robust business cases.



We empower you to identify your needs and embrace emerging and leading practices relevant to the delivery of your strategic goals, in order to foster a positive culture and organisational behaviour.


Impact Evaluation

Finally, we help you to make the business case for implementing the initiatives or activities you have identified through the project.

Talk to an expert

To find out more information about our Innovation Diagnostic service, get in touch.

Our services

Solve your innovation challenges at scale

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Tackle industry challenges with 
a cohort of key sector players

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Prioritise your challenges and unlock 
your full innovation potential

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Get tailored investment and support
 for your business

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Connect with the right partners to achieve your innovation ambitions

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Overcome the barriers in your funding strategy and de-risk the investment process

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Unlock inclusive, innovation-friendly procurement

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Validate your investments and 
maximise their real-world impact

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