About FutureScope

Acceleration support for all stages of business maturity

Next-level support from the UK authority on advanced digital technology

Our always-on support covers a range of relevant technical and commercial specialisms, including investment, marketing, finance, ethics, and advanced digital technologies.

Advanced technologies

Deep tech by nature, cross-tech in practice, driving innovation to solve real-world industry challenges.

Targeted support

Meeting participants’ specific needs at the right level within each programme.

Access to experts

Full access to deep and wide expertise and experience: cross-sector, cross-technology and cross-discipline.

Application to industry

Bridging the gaps between research, innovation and adoption.


Connected to the UK’s most diverse community of research, innovation and investment talent.

Who benefits from FutureScope?

As well as startups and scaleups, companies of all sizes, investors and academics can obtain significant benefit from their involvement in activities, and from becoming part of the Digital Catapult’s ultra-networked community.


  • Experiment with new technologies and iterate with the support of experts
  • Build tech products and solutions, and establish product-market fit with customers
  • Increase customer adoption and traction, and prepare for investment


  • Gain early awareness of tech innovation, ahead of competitors and the rest of the market
  • Own or curate an industry challenge set for tech innovators
  • Identify partnership opportunities with proven businesses using advanced tech to solve problems


  • Nurture early deal flow opportunities ahead of the market
  • De-risk your investment in new technology solutions
  • Build your brand awareness and reputation by fostering innovation


  • Enable academics and PhD students to widen experimentation and use cases
  • Find product-market fit and put innovations on the path to commercialisation
  • Connect spin-outs to scaling support for growing a customer base and accessing investment

Offering three distinct pathways

From startup to scaleup and beyond, the journey to successful business growth is not always linear. FutureScope programmes are aligned to clear development pathways that support three key stages of development, delivering acceleration support from concept experimentation to scaling.

Join our ultra-networked community

The benefits of FutureScope extend long after a programme has concluded. Taking part also means connecting with our far-reaching network: the innovators, technologists, investors, industry buyers and researchers who are driving impactful change across the UK and internationally.

Be inspired by our track record

Draw inspiration from the successes already achieved, from obtaining game-changing investment to expanding into new markets in the UK and beyond.

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FutureScope is delivered by Digital Catapult, the UK authority on advanced digital technology.