Digital Science’s Catalyst Grant returns

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Digital Science has announced the return of its Catalyst Grant for 2023, with a renewed focus on AI-based solutions and up to £25,000 to be awarded to individuals or startups for innovative technology ideas.

The Digital Science Catalyst Grant is an international initiative to support innovation in new software tools and technologies, to advance research and create meaningful change. The program supports and invests in early-stage ideas in the novel use of technology, with an award of up to £25,000 for the most promising ideas that aid research and further its impact on society.

Now in its 13th year, the Catalyst Grant will be awarded to innovative individuals or startups, without the need for a complete business or development plan. In that time, Catalyst Grant has been awarded to several innovative startups, a number of which have gone on to become important products and solutions within Digital Science itself.

Supporting innovation and cultivating ideas

Digital Science offered its first Catalyst Grant in 2011, continuing each year until 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic struck. For the first time since the pandemic, Digital Science is again offering its Catalyst Grant, now with a timely AI focus.

“The Catalyst Grant was born of our desire to help early-stage software ideas come to fruition,” says Steve Scott, Director of Portfolio Development at Digital Science.

“One of the great values of our Catalyst Grant is the opportunity to support innovation and to cultivate ideas. As a company, Digital Science was founded by researchers and software experts to create better solutions for the research community. We want to see research thrive. Because we come from the community, we want to invest back into it."

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