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We help SMEs take innovative solutions from idea to market.

Our SME programme will help you secure funding, run a test bed, find delivery partners & new customers. This is suitable for SMEs of all sizes
Driving innovation
for UK SMEs
New services
launched in 2 years
Funding secured
to help SMEs take services to market
Asset classes
provide funding for Net Zero across all sectors

The SME programme.

We provide networking, business and innovation support for companies at all stages of their evolution.

Join our SME network, a catalyst for innovation.

Every year we facilitate hundreds of interactions between SMEs and the markets we operate in through our proven Innovation Ecosystem.

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SME network
at a glance
in our network
across CP Catapult each year
year on year
supported on Commercial and CR&D programmes
Investor days
To showcase your innovative solutions to a network of VCs and angel investors, for a chance to raise seed and Series A money.
SME Masterclass
A series of masterclasses to overcome barriers to growth by addressing specific business needs, and helping businesses to develop new concepts, prototypes, products and services.
Business Needs Assessment
Work with our expert team to identify areas for growth & improvement, develop an action plan, and find resources to help take your business to the next level.
Connections Café
Business support and networking events that bring together our SME Community and key representatives of industry, government and funders to discuss cross-industry topics.
Industry days
Networking events to convene with the marketplace, and meet industry players who are potential buyers for your solutions.


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SME Accelerators provide intensive support for cohorts of startups, aiming to get them ready for investment quickly. Our programmes work with high potential SMEs in transport and urban innovation spaces.

Funding & Grants

We help secure early stage, proof-of-concept funding. Providing investment to de-risk emerging solutions and speeding up their route to market.

Opportunities & Case Studies

Maritime Accelerator
Connected Places Catapult is seeking SMEs with innovative solutions to join a 6-month accelerator programme for the maritime industry.
Future of Air Mobility Accelerator 2022
Connected Places Catapult is seeking SMEs with innovative solutions to join a 6-month accelerator programme for the aviation industry.
Homes for Healthy Ageing Programme Open Call 2022
We are looking to select 13 SMEs to join a 6-month testbed programme, as part of which SMEs will receive access to a live environment to demonstrate the potential impact of their technology as well as funding and deployment support.
Innovating to improve customer experiences of roadworks
National Highways is offering an exciting opportunity for organisations to work with them, trialling innovations which could have a positive impact on customer experiences of roadworks
Join the SME network
If you have a great idea, innovative product or service which you believe could improve the way people connect and travel, we would love to hear from you to join our SME network.
Case Study
G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance Cyber Accountability
As more and more cities embrace connectivity and technology like connected devices and IOT, the threat of serious cyber-attacks on digital infrastructure is increased.
Case Study
UK firm SpaceTimeAI tackling traffic congestion in Brazil
Traffic congestion has been identified as one of Brazil’s most pressing urban challenges. In the last 15 years public transport ridership dropped 15%, while the country’s car fleet tripled.