Annual Engagement & Impact Report
Our role is to increase understanding of the applications of future networks technologies and accelerate their wider adoption by UK industry
World class digital infrastructure is the building block for the modern industrial economy. As the quantity and importance of data increases, organisations need secure, efficient and resilient technologies to collect, manage and interpret it. IoT and 5G provide advanced, highly configurable connectivity that’s faster, cheaper, more reliable, secure and flexible, whilst also using less energy. They will be the foundation for new business models, applications, experiences, products and services.
IoT, including LPWAN and LoRaWAN, connects a range of physical devices such as sensors or appliances to track, monitor and manage them remotely and efficiently. IoT is fast becoming more prevalent as more products - ranging from sophisticated industrial machines to simple sensor units - become ‘connected’.
The impact of 5G, a key network technology, is hard to overestimate. As a key enabler of innovation in the UK economy, 5G is expected to bring significant economic benefits across multiple sectors. With 5G offering so many opportunities, much of the work Digital Catapult does helps industry purposefully and meaningfully incorporate 5G into its activities. We work with large and small organisations to increase their understanding of 5G and show them what challenges 5G can address, and how.