Catapult Evaluations

Client: Innovate UK

In 2011, Catapult Centres were established across the UK by Innovate UK with the aim of transforming the UK's capability for innovation in specific areas and stimulating growth. Each Catapult centre provides industry, entrepreneurs and research organisations space to collaborate on research, development and innovation, and offers access to technical capabilities, equipment and other resources to support ideas from concept to commercial application.

SQW is undertaking long-term evaluations of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, the Satellite Applications Catapult, the Digital Catapult and the new Compound Semiconductor Catapult. These studies include a programme of consultations, business surveys, case studies and econometric analyses. The evaluation covers five years with two interim reports and a final report in 2020.