Digital Economy

The Digital Economy covers all business activity that’s enabled by digital technologies. This includes a wide range of activity across many sectors.

The Digital team at Innovate UK Business Connect helps UK based companies to grow through the development and commercialisation of new solutions. These products and services often go on to transform the way we live our lives and do global business.

Our trusted experts help businesses to make powerful connections with other innovators, networks, partners, funding and collaborative opportunities. We work closely with other teams at Innovate UK Business Connect such as manufacturing, AI and Robotics, as well as transport.

We also work on international programmes designed to open new markets and territories for businesses, helping to build a better and stronger innovation system.

Our people have deep expertise in new and emerging technology sectors such a s IoT, AI, Immersive Tech, Cybersecurity, 5G and telecoms.

Click here to see all open funding opportunities in the Digital sector.

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Related Opportunities

Cyber security academic startup accelerator programme (CyberASAP) 2024-25: phase 1

Opens: 05/02/2024 Closes: 06/03/2024

Individuals based in a UK academic institution can apply for a share of up to £800,000 to join CyberASAP, the UK’s only cyber security academic startup accelerator programme.

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Global Incubator Programme: Toronto - Legal Tech

Opens: 05/02/2024 Closes: 28/03/2024

Innovate UK seek up to 8 innovative companies in the Legal Tech sector to join their programme in Toronto.

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Open Innovation Challenge: Next-generation digital learning tools for community health workers

Opens: 12/02/2024 Closes: 22/03/2024

AMREF Health Africa is looking to transform its digital learning tools for community health workers, using next-generation technologies.

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AI Innovation Workshops Series from Digital Catapult

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Opportunities in Horizon Europe: The Digital Series (Including AI and 6G)

09.30 - 12.00 | Online

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