Connected Places Catapult provides impartial ‘innovation as a service’ for mobility and built environment businesses, infrastructure providers and public institutions to catalyse step-change improvements in the way people live, work and travel.
Connected Places Catapult – the UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport, and places
Innovation as a Service
At Connected Places Catapult, we provide impartial ‘innovation as a service’ for mobility and built environment businesses, infrastructure providers and public institutions to catalyse step-change improvements in the way people live, work and travel.
Commercialising Cutting-edge Research
We connect businesses and public sector leaders to cutting-edge research. We help develop, implement and commercialise the latest technology and innovation for existing markets, as well as create demand and grow new markets in the UK and globally. In addition to the many projects we’re working on with our partners, we run technology demonstrations and innovation accelerators for SMEs to help scale new solutions that drive business growth while contributing to economic growth and a better, greener future for all.
Post-Pandemic Places – innovation in the age of COVID-19 and beyond – https://cp.catapult.org.uk/news/post-pandemic-innovation-brief-post-pandemic-places/ The advent of COVID-19 has inspired significant new demand for tech innovation which enables individuals, organisations and local economies to adapt and respond to the new normal. We see huge potential for such innovations to help places not just survive COVID-19 but thrive in the short, medium and longer term.
Achieving UK and global targets for net zero will be the defining challenge of the next three decades and a central driver of innovation and change across all sectors – https://cp.catapult.org.uk/cpc-cop26-net-zero-places/ To accelerate the transition to Net Zero Places, we are working with innovators, industry, regulators, academics and place leaders to speed the development and deployment of carbon eliminating innovations in all the ways we travel, and the places we live and work.
Our Global Programme: https://cp.catapult.org.uk/global-programme/
Our global programme eases the entry of UK business into emerging innovation markets around the world. Cities are complex places to do business, and some cities are more complex than others. Every place has its own unique set of challenges and opportunities. A personality you might say. And each place is on its own journey to where it wants to be. The Connected Places Catapult knows the needs of business and places. We know how innovation and technology are shaping the places of tomorrow, and the things that place leaders need to be doing now to prepare for the future. The support that we provide to place-leaders around the world is intelligence-led, and our distinctive insights come from our unique position in the innovation market as the UK’s global centre of excellence on urban innovation. On the demand side, we help cities and transport authorities to become better-informed buyers in the market. And on the supply side, we help businesses to test, scale and commercialise new innovations in cities.