The Catapult has four market focused programmes; Blue Economy, Intelligent Transport Systems, Sustainable Living and Government Services,  and two Explore Programmes looking at Markets and Technologies. Under each Programme we are exploring new concepts to find areas of opportunity for the satellite industry and user communities. We are calling these Threads.

A Thread will be developed in an area where we understand the impact (in terms of revenue and jobs) and the outcomes we want to achieve for the community, and the activities we plan to undertake to achieve each of these outcomes.

Programmes and Threads are the areas that we will be focussing in order to create impact.

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For more information on our Programmes, please visit our Programme pages.

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