Catapult centres are organisations set up by Innovate UK (previously the Technology Strategy Board) in the United Kingdom to promote research and development through business-led collaboration between scientists, engineers and market opportunities.
Catapult centres Wikipedia
Current centres:Cell & Gene Therapy – based at Guy's Hospital, London
Digital Catapult – based in Kings Cross, London
Future Cities – based in Clerkenwell, London
High Value Manufacturing – seven Technology and Innovation centres working with companies of all sizes to bridge the gap in – and accelerate the activity between – technology concept and commercialisationIncluding: The National Composites Centre – based in Bristol
Offshore Renewable Energy – wind, wave and tidal power - based in Glasgow and Blyth, Northumberland.
Satellite Applications – based at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire
Transport Systems – based in Milton Keynes
Energy Systems – based in Birmingham
Precision Medicine – based in Cambridge
A further centre will be established in 2016:Compound Semiconductor Applications – based in Wales
Each Catapult centre is expected to raise funds equally from three sources: business-funded R&D contracts; collaborative applied R&D projects from UK and Europe (H2020), funded jointly by the public and private sectors, also won competitively; and core UK public funding.