Digital Catapult Awards 2021

Celebrating the startups that have achieved the most traction, the most investment and the best new product or service ideas set to accelerate the digital future.

Award categories

Discover the five award categories that demonstrate the depth of cross industry impact and the startups who are making a difference

Awards focus

The Digital Catapult Awards celebrate the trailblazing companies that have been involved in our industry-leading programmes and innovation activities.

Achieving significant market traction and investment

We’re recognising companies that are gaining significant foothold in industry and are rapidly growing as a result.

Building new products, solutions and experiences

The awards shine a spotlight on innovative small businesses developing and building inspiring solutions and creating new markets.

Addressing pressing business challenges

We’re identifying and nurturing inventors and entrepreneurs, and supporting them to tackle genuine commercial needs.

Disrupting traditional industries

The finalists are making waves in their target industries – from presenting a novel cross-technology solution to bringing a fresh perspective to an old problem.

Championing the UK's startup ecosystem

The finalists represent the diversity and richness of the UK’s technology ecosystem.

Awards judges

Joined by some of the UK’s most illustrious leaders at the forefront of technology, industry and innovation, Digital Catapult is proud to welcome a wide range of judges.

Finalists and winners

Our finalists and winners, the trailblazing UK startups that have achieved the most traction, attracted the most investment, and development the best new product or service set to accelerate the digital future.

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Digital Catapult Awards is run by Digital Catapult, the UK authority on advanced digital technology