How to apply and start your journey

Digital Catapult runs multiple themed opportunities across the year, find out how to apply and view our programmes.

Supporting all stages of businesses maturity

Digital Catapult’s FutureScope enables startups and scaleups to collaborate across technologies, business stages and markets, and address real-world challenges through innovation. Participants receive expert and timely support at every stage of their business growth, benefiting from our market-leading expertise and facilities.

The framework is based on focused programmes to support all stages of business maturity – experiment, accelerate, build and scale.

Here you’ll find all our application briefs and different opportunities to get involved, as well as information on our previous briefings.

Applications are currently closed. Register your interest to stay up to date with future opportunities.

The FutureScope structure

We recognise a startup journey is not always linear. This is why FutureScope is built on a staged business and product maturity framework. Applications will be open across the year, offering support on different themes and for different stages. Take a look at our programmes and current opportunities to apply:

What is the application process?

The application process is straightforward, and consists of a submitted application, followed by a number of online interviews between selected applicants and the Digital Catapult team:

Application completion

When there is a programme application live, you will need to register your interest and then receive a confirmation email with a link to the full application form. To complete the application you will need to submit it before the closing date.

Applications judged and shortlisted

Once applications close, completed applications are judged and assessed based on the selection criteria to create a shortlist of applications.

Startups shortlisted and interviewed

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview with the team to learn more about the company and solution.

Startups join the cohort

Once onboarded, cohort startups will take part in a series of workshops with mentors and experts, alongside a tailored programme.

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