Established by InnovateUK, the Catapult centres are a network of world-leading centres designed to transform the UK’s capability for innovation in specific areas and help drive future economic growth.

Design Council

Design Council offer paid-for design support services, deliver partner-funded programmes, and campaign to raise awareness of the value of design. Design Council Cabe also delivers Design Review, support and training.

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.

Innovate 2 Succeed

A support programme designed to increase the innovation management capacity of a business, this is delivered by an innovation specialist trained through the European Innovation Academy. The scheme provides between two to nine days of support time, including both direct and indirect support. The programme starts and finishes with a company profile and is delivered in modules which are tailored for every company.

Innovate UK

Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK is an executive non-departmental public body. We work with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy.

National Physical Labatory

NPL offers a fast response service for difficult to measure components that require highly skilled techniques traceable to National Standards. Our services provide high-confidence inspection results within timescales that critical production cycles demand. Services offered: Measurement of components and assemblies, bespoke reporting, measurement experts, bespoke training and access to expertise


Nesta is an innovation foundation with a mission to help people and organisations bring great ideas to life.

Nuclear AMRC

The Nuclear AMRC is a collaboration of academic and industrial partners from across the civil nuclear manufacturing supply chain, with the mission of helping UK manufacturers win work at home and worldwide. The Nuclear AMRC brings together the experience and resources of industry leaders with the expertise and innovation of leading universities.

Science and Technology Facilities council

The Science and Technology Facilities Council works with industry and others to harness business opportunities, with the aim of delivering economic impact. As part of its work, it provides research grants, public engagement funding and training grants for organisations in the science and technology industries.

Superfast South Yorkshire – Digital Growth Programme

Managed by the East Midlands Chamber and delivered across the South Yorkshire area, the Digital Growth Programme (formerly known as eBusiness Club) is a programme part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is designed to help enterprises to embrace new technology, learn about new software and gain digital skills.