Digital Catapult carries out applied research and development collaboratively in order to open up new markets for large numbers of SMEs to enter in new and emerging technologies. It achieves this by tackling large-scale digital challenges that are too complex, financially risky or will take too long for market forces alone to deliver.
Digital Catapult works across a range of technology layers:
1. Connected: Internet of Things, distributed ledger technologies, decentralised web, 5G and low powered wide area networks
2. Data-driven: trust, privacy, identity and security, blockchain and cyber-security
3. Intelligent: machine learning and artificial intelligence
4. Immersive: virtual reality, augmented reality, haptics and new forms of human machine interface.
By applying business and technology know-how to the new commercial opportunities unlocked through Digital Catapult’s programmes and collaborations, new markets and opportunities can be created for UK digital companies.
Through the Digital Catapult’s work with organisations across the digital landscape, it is uniquely placed to help Government implement digital policies and identify policy needs in emerging technologies.