From a standing start in 2018, the Catapult has built a team of nearly 100 talented employees, developed a state-of-the-art innovation centre and initiated over £100m of projects. Our rapid growth is testament to market demands and the needs of the customers we serve.
We have recruited a diverse team with over 30 PhDs and over 700 years of relevant experience. Our team has the business acumen and credibility to help our customers negotiate the most complex contracts, ensuring maximum return from projects. Since 2018, we have started work on over 25 projects, involving more than 100 partners, which are currently valued at £145m. These projects are transforming the UK’s electronics industry, from advanced electric vehicles to remote monitoring of rail infrastructure.
The timeline below highlights the key activities in creating a world-leading innovation centre, and our ambitions as a global leader in advanced electronics.
Our collaborative projects and other activities are currently forecast to create or safeguard at least 4,700 jobs. Over ten years, the activities of the Catapult are forecast to generate over £500m gross value add to the UK economy, as the companies we are working with grow their businesses.