The Catalyst model supports projects in priority areas where the UK research base has a leading position and where there is clear commercial potential. Three levels of funding are usually available, varying according to how close a project is to commercialisation, with applicants able to join at any phase.
Catalyst funding is offered through an ongoing competition. Individual businesses (and academics where supported), and consortia of businesses and academics, have the opportunity to propose projects which will create new knowledge and future products, processes and services.
Our current Catalysts are:
This joint Technology Strategy Board and Medical Research Council programme offers funding to innovative businesses who are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and researchers looking to work either individually or in collaboration to develop solutions to healthcare challenges.
The Energy Catalyst will accelerate innovation by providing investment and support at the time, in the way and at the scale innovators need it. It will help stimulate and support innovation at all stages through to commercial readiness and bring the best ideas, processes, products and skills to the UK energy supply chain to make it globally competitive.
Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst