Who’s Involved

Digital Catapult

A national centre to rapidly advance the UK’s best digital ideas to market. Digital Catapult is here to help UK businesses unlock new value from sharing proprietary data in faster, better and more trusted ways.

Future Cities Catapult

Future Cities Catapult is a centre of excellence on urban innovation which brings together cities, businesses and universities to develop the solutions cities need for a strong economy, resilient environment and an improved quality of life.


The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council leads The Research Councils UK Digital Economy Theme, which will invest up to £9.8m over three years to support nine leading UK universities working coherently together as a single internationally recognised Research Hub called PETRAS.

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) is here to help make Britain the world’s most creative and exciting place to live, visit and do business. We protect and promote our cultural and artistic heritage and help businesses and communities to grow by investing in innovation and highlighting Britain as a fantastic place to visit.

The Department of Health (DH) helps people to live better for longer. We lead, shape and fund health and care in England, making sure people have the support, care and treatment they need, with the compassion, respect and dignity they deserve.

Innovate UK

Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency that works with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy. Innovate UK is responsible for designing and delivering CityVerve, the Hardware Accelerators, and NHS Health and Care Test Beds.

Office for Life Sciences

The Office for Life Sciences champions research, innovation and the use of technology to transform health and care service. OLS is part of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and the Department of Health.