Creative Catalyst

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.

About the programme

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest in innovation projects in the creative industries.

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

Benefits include business growth support, creative mentor networks, investor accelerator funding, inward investment programmes and open innovation challenges.

The latest round of Creative Catalyst funding closed on 6 March 2024.

Creative Industries 2021

The UK is a global leader in the creative industries, which adds £116 billion to the UK economy each year. Watch highlights from Innovate UK’s £2.5 million Creative Industries Fund 2021 Success Stories.

RELATED OPPORTUNITY

DCMS Create Growth Fund Competition 3

UK registered micro, small or medium size enterprises in the creative sector, in twelve specified regions of England, can apply for £10k-£30k for innovation projects to grow their business.

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Testimonials from Creative Industries Pilot 2022

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