The Creative Catalyst is a £30 million programme of phased financial and non-financial activities to provide end to end innovation support for high potential businesses in the creative sector.

The aim of this competition is to scale up innovation within the creative industries by providing a package of targeted and continuous support to help businesses to grow.

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £10 million in innovation projects in this phase of the programme.

Successfully funded businesses in this competition will be provided priority access to Creative Catalyst support including:

Business growth support
Creative mentor networks
Investor accelerator funding
Inward investment programmes
Open innovation challenges
Research facilities

This online briefing event will outline the scope of the programme, the eligibility criteria and how UK registered micro and small businesses in the creative industries can apply for funding up to £50,000 to grow their business:

Applicants must:

be a UK registered micro or small business
have not previously received funding from Innovate UK
be from the creative industries or support the creative industries

5G and the Creative Industries: Art, Tourism & Heritage

Thu 30 Sep | 10:00 – 12:00

Join this session to explore how 5G can support the arts, tourism and heritage sectors in tackling key challenges in a post-pandemic world and drive audience engagement. Co-hosted with the National Gallery.