SME Support Hub

During COVID-19 and Beyond

SME’s are at the heart of UK business and at CSA Catapult we’re here to support them. Our SME Support Hub is here to guide you through COVID-19 and beyond. We will provide you with information on funding opportunities for your business, capabilities that our team and equipment can offer and expert advice on how we can work together through new innovations.

We’re working on collaborative R&D projects to support the entire compound semiconductor supply chain in the key technical areas of Power Electronics, Photonics, and RF.  Alongside these core technology areas we support CR&D bids through bid writing, market intelligence, and project management across multiple companies.

We host regular webinars on sought after topics which offer significant potential impact for companies developing new products. All of our events focus on design and optimising system performance using compound semiconductors.

Add to this our suite of high-end equipment, much of which is not available in the UK, which includes equipment and lab hire to ensure you have access to the most efficient and effective equipment.

Scroll down to explore our services and get in contact with our expert team to learn more about our capabilities.


ways we can help your business for free

  1. Technical consultation
  2. Bid writing and management for CR&D projects we’re part of
  3. Market intelligence advice on your market
  4. Introduction to CS Connected Hub
  5. Funding advice

Work With Us

World-class facility

Our brand new Innovation Centre sits at the heart of the world’s first compound semiconductor cluster, CSconnected, based in Newport South Wales.

Skills and Expertise

Our dedicated and talented team specialise in Power Electronics, RF & Microwave, Photonics and Advanced Packaging and work on next-gen innovative technology.


State of the art equipment

Throughout our advanced and innovative laboratories at the Innovation Centre we work on a MCIV (Modelling, Characterisation, Integration and Characterisation) framework.


Events and Training

View our upcoming events to help enhance your skills and expand your knowledge on compound semiconductor applications and the innovative technology behind them.

Financial Support for Your Business

Innovation Continuity Loans

The closing date for the ‘Innovation Continuity Loans’ have been extended until 13th Jan 2021. Loans between £250,000 & £1.6m are available to fund R&D projects. Innovate UK UKRI are looking for innovative projects with a clear route to market & economic impact.

Coronavirus Finance Support Finder

Coronavirus support is available to employers and self-employed, including sole traders and limited company directors. You may be eligible for loans, tax relief and cash grants, whether your business is open or closed.

The Coronavirus Future Fund

The Coronavirus Future Fund provides loans to UK-based companies from the government ranging from £125,000 to £5 million. This is subject to at least equal match funding from private investors.

Innovate UK: COVID-19 Business Support

Learn more about the support available to businesses from Innovate UK due to COVID-19. Plus discover advice for award holders such as contacting your monitoring officer and your local EEN advisor.

Ambitious Technologies to Build UK Resilience

UK businesses driving innovation and development will be helped through the coronavirus outbreak with a £1.25 billion government support package. SMEs focusing on research and development will also benefit from grants and loans.

Market Intelligence

Recovery Advice for Business Advice Scheme

Thousands of expert professional and business services advisers have signed up to offer free online advice to help small businesses and SMEs bounce back from coronavirus. The scheme is open to small businesses and expert advisers throughout the UK.

Resources to Support Your Business

Learn more about other areas of support such as funding, helplines, webinars, skills tool-kits and growth hubs available from the government that can help your business, employees, and the self-employed.


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