Connected Places Catapult connects innovation-seeking industry asset owners and local government place leaders with carefully selected SMEs who can provide innovative products and services. Further to that, we work with our academic partners to support and implement cutting-edge innovation research. Thus, we initiate new partnerships, secure procurement and scale commercial success.
We are backed by the UK Government and charged with growing the UK economy. We operate at the intersection between public and private sectors, and offer bespoke solutions, free from commercial alliances and other loyalties in order to make markets in which everyone can succeed.
Through our innovation programmes and projects we:
• CONNECT stakeholders across markets and ecosystems to each other and the information they need to take action by providing convening platforms, coordination programmes and showcasing.
• SPARK new innovation and investment by generating thought leadership and analysis, delivering business support programmes and influencing the direction of public R&D funding.
• ACCELERATE commercial success for innovative UK firms by facilitating demonstrators and trials, championing standards and influencing regulatory environments which unlock market demand.
Discover more about our dedicated propositions, capabilities and experience supporting each part of the connected places market to harness innovation and thrive.
We work in partnership with others across the UK and beyond to achieve impact.