At Digital Science we want to hear your innovative scientific software ideas. So, if you’ve got an idea to help further scientific research, then we’ve got the funding and resources to make it happen.

We’ve extended the next deadline for our Catalyst Grant to June 30th so if you are interested in applying, now is the time to get started on your application!

Visit our Catalyst Grant application page.


Through Digital Science’s Catalyst Grant, Reuben Robbins received £15,000 to support his innovative cognitive testing app. The purpose of the Catalyst Grant is to support innovative new ways of making research more efficient at very early stages of development.

Reuben recognised the inherent potential of touch-screen technology to revolutionise clinical cognitive tests. His simple app streamlines every stage of the testing process, resulting in significant time savings for researchers; as well as providing more usable and powerful datasets. The app also dramatically reduces the amount of clinical training required to carry out these kinds of cognitive tests, which in turn increases the potential for their use.

Reuben talks about the Grant in more than merely financial terms, he describes it as “a kind of intellectual and emotional support”. He also highlights the contrast between the Catalyst Grant and federal funding options, “Digital Science was really fast and more nimble and more flexible”.

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You can also discover how the grant launched one of the world’s most powerful data scientists on our blog, here. We look forward to your applications.