About the Network+

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded Innovation Launchpad Network+ brings together leading universities, the Catapult Network and regional innovation ecosystems and enriches the exchange of ideas and knowledge across these organisations.  

The Innovation Launchpad Network+ is a national network operating across three thematic areas (Net Zero, Healthcare and Wellbeing, Resilience) covered by the Co-Investigators: Professor Fiona Charnley, University of Exeter and Professor Stephen McArthur, University of Strathclyde (Net Zero), Professor Alex Frangi, University of Manchester and Professor Heather Mortiboys, University of Sheffield (Healthcare and Wellbeing) and Professor Ashutosh Tiwari, University of Sheffield, Professor Ben Hicks, University of Bristol and Professor Paul Jennings, University of Warwick (Resilience).

By bringing together cross-functional teams from across academia and the Catapults, the Innovation Launchpad Network+ will play a key role in providing a pipeline of new understanding. The Innovation Launchpad Network+ will identify and create a range of engagement opportunities to enable academic researchers to collaborate with the Catapults, grow the maturity of new technologies, tools and techniques and disseminate the new understanding created across the Catapult Network.

A key part of our vision is to enable collaboration between individuals and groups who are yet to engage with the Catapults. 

Primary goals:

Secondary goals:

  • Promote mobility
  • Support knowledge exchange activities

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