Building on the legacy of startup success

Digital Catapult is recognised as a UK leader and facilitator of startup growth. With a track record of over a dozen successful acceleration programmes across the nation, we set the standards and drive results for our innovation community.

From the foundations world-leading programmes

We develop world-leading programmes and facilities to accelerate the development and growth of digital technology startups.

Over the last seven years, Digital Catapult has helped over 1,700 early-stage and scaleup businesses from across the UK, and the companies that we have worked with since 2017 have raised over £400 million of early-stage funding.

FutureScope builds on these successes and creates a new journey for innovative small tech suppliers to benefit from everything Digital Catapult has to offer to help them grow.

Unified approach

FutureScope combines our expertise in building industry leading programmes with a lifecycle specific framework, giving startups working across different advanced digital technologies the opportunity to benefit from our concerted technology and market expertise, our facilities, and our industry and investor networks. Not just once, but with the opportunity for renewed engagement at a later stage in your product and business lifecycle.

The start of your acceleration journey

FutureScope gives you an opportunity to engage in different programmes along the lifecycle of your advanced digital technology product and business, opening the door to programmes of support that will be able to help you get to the next stage, wherever you are.

Bringing the success of our programmes into the fold

Digital Catapult acceleration programmes have been identifying and developing the next generation of industry transforming startups, creating impactful highlights including:

£400 million of early-stage funding

We’ve helped over companies through our programmes raise over £400 million of early-stage funding

£2m exceeded in funding through CreativeXR

CreativeXR has financed and supported the development of 60 immersive prototypes by leading UK creators and awarded production funding to 12 projects

Machine Intelligence Garage raises £52m investment

Launched in 2017 Machine Intelligence Garage has supported more than 100 startups, which have raised a total of £52 million of investment.

£3.2m raised through Augmentor

Augmentor has successfully run three cohorts of companies with over 37% of companies going on to raise investment totaling over £3.2 million.

500 startups across 50 cohorts

Across our acceleration programmes, Digital Catapult has already supported over 50 cohorts with a total of more than 500 companies

Our world leading programmes and facilities

Digital Catapult’s FutureScope is based on best practices built over years of developing and delivering acceleration programmes and innovation testbeds.


Machine Intelligence Garage

Immersive Labs

Made Smarter Technology Accelerator


Future Networks Lab

Cyber 101

5G Testbed Accelerator

Global Challenge Programme

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