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Digital Catapult Strategy Refresh Consultation

Innovate UK are refreshing their strategy for the Digital Catapult and are asking for input from interested stakeholders.

After two and half years in action, Digital Catapult is refreshing its strategy. 

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As a start, they have identified key technology layers, which represent significant global opportunities for UK companies:

  • Data-driven – personal data, privacy, trust, cyber-security and blockchain

Digital Catapult is keen to continue efforts to build new market opportunities for SMEs and larger companies around increasingly important issues of trust and privacy in personal data.

  • Connected – Internet of Things, 5G, low-powered wide area networks

Delivering content, data, services and applications across networks is clearly a growing opportunity and UK businesses have much to offer in this area.

  • Intelligent – machine learning and artificial intelligence.

The UK has produced exciting new businesses such as Deep Mind, many of which have been rapidly acquired. Digital Catapult wants to explore how to retain more UK expertise in this area.

  • Immersive – virtual reality, augmented reality, haptics and new forms of human machine interface.

The opportunity in the next 3-5 years is for the UK’s games development, TV production and special effects companies to grow into a brand new sector, which could lead the world.

Digital Catapult’s analysis suggests the application of technologies in key market segments offers significant economic growth potential. Current best thinking suggests the following segments will be good targets:

  • Creative industries
  • Digital manufacturing
  • Health, wellbeing, fitness
  • Cross innovation 


Now have your say

The Digital Catapult team has done a lot of preliminary ground work to identify new areas of focus and a refreshed strategy to approach the market.

They now want to receive input from stakeholders in all areas of the community.  

To find out more about their new strategy and have your say, please:

Read the refreshed strategy

Answer the survey to help Digital Catapult capture your thoughts and feedback - this should not take you any longer than 10 minutes.