Facilities and resources - Innovate UK



Innovate UK helps businesses to get expert advice, use specialist facilities and technology, and find collaborators through:

  • Innovate UK Business Connect – connecting businesses, academics and funders
  • Innovate UK Business Growth – providing advice and support to help businesses grow
  • Agri-tech centres – helping to deliver sustainable food and farming solutions
  • Catapult centres – expertise and equipment to support innovation ‘under one roof’
  • innovation and knowledge centres – helping to commercialise and create critical mass in emerging and disruptive technologies.

Our centres work with start-ups and other businesses, and the researchers they partner with, to support their innovation projects.

The facilities and resources available through our centres include:

  • specialised testing facilities including the Smart Farm network, laboratories and equipment
  • commercial and product development advice
  • technical expertise
  • business incubators
  • membership and networking schemes
  • data and data services.

Last updated: 28 February 2024

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