The future for the Catapult Network - scale, scope and putting policy into practice

22 March 2016 Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD

This event will consider the creation and expansion of Catapult Centres - government-supported centres designed to provide space for university-business collaboration on commercialisation in a specific field of cutting-edge technology. ‘Precision Medicine’ and ‘Cell Therapy’ are two of the nine areas for which a Catapult Centre has been established. 

Key discussion points:

  • Building on successes and learning lessons from the initial Catapult Centres, including attracting additional investment and improving engagement with SMEs
  • Delivering the proposed expansion of one to two centres a year to achieve 30 by 2030: funding, engaging more businesses and universities and creating a framework for identifying priority areas - both in terms of geography and focus
  • Potential expansion of the scope of Catapult Centres: including a possible role in skills development for the particular sectors of focus, acting in an advisory capacity to government on wider barriers to innovation and building links with the investment community.

To book your place, complete the online booking form. For the agenda, click here or for more information, contact Jonny Roberts, Associate Editor, Westminster Higher Education Forum, on jonny.roberts.he@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk or 01344 864796.