Programme requirements

Applicants must ensure to comply with the following requirements:

  • Applicants must be eligible to receive £115,000 in state assistance.
  • We expect a minimum Co-investment of £125,000 from solution providers/grant recipients. There are various categories of co-investment which can be considered. The co-investments covers the value for money and cost to deliver the technology solutions. You can find further information on what co-investment we are looking for in the programme FAQs.
  • Applicants must have a UK business bank account for any payments to be made.
  • Applicants must be a UK based registered company, or prove they have an establishment in the UK and undertake the majority of the activity in the UK.
  • Applicants must be considered as either an early-stage company or scale up business with a proposed solution/ product/ service at the technology readiness level 4-5 (TRL 4-5).
  • Build an MVP against the chosen industrial challenge working together with the industry challenge owner, industry body and tech sponsor.
  • The team must be able to attend all key events below (please note dates are subject to change):
    • Programme kick-off event (in-person) – September 2024
    • Final showcase event (in-person) – March 2025
  • Attend the majority (80%+) of the workshops, progress check-in meetings/calls, and/or webinars hosted by the Digital Catapult team from September 2024 – March 2025.
  • Showcase tech solution developed in the programme – Digital Catapult does not take ownership of your Intellectual property developed on the programme, however we do require you to present your solution for the challenge at the showcase event and other programme related activities.
  • Applicants must develop solutions enabled by at least one of the technologies from the advanced digital technology stack: artificial intelligence, immersive, internet of things, distributed ledger technologies and 5G/future networks.
  • Participant agrees to be visibly (name and logo) associated with the programme, whilst on the programme and afterwards as a former participant and beneficiary.  This includes marketing collateral, such as social posts, print and digital materials.