Global Alliance

We want the very best of the world connected to the very best of the UK. That’s why we built this programme; to form international collaborations with governments, societies, enterprises, institutions and people from every corner of the globe. It is innovation diplomacy at its best.

As the United Kingdom, we’re entering a new phase in our international relations. It has never been more important to foster long-lasting partnerships with the global community. Forming these strategic links will help to drive innovation locally, through the UK’s governing bodies, businesses and institutions and bring our talent to a broader audience.

But it’s not just about bringing UK innovation to the rest of the world. Many of the challenges we now face are universal, and having an international perspective on their solutions is critical. We can’t help to shape the future of the world in isolation. As an outward-looking society, we need to build global alliances, from the top tier of international relations down to individual organisations and people.

Find out more about the work we undertake every day to assure the UK’s place at the forefront of global innovation. Talk to our team now to see how we can help you find an international partner that could take your project to the next level.

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We recently hosted a More than a Woman Showcase in Sandton, South Africa to celebrate International Women’s Day. Meet the women innovator finalists and award winners here:

Katlego Malaji, ProjectOne Engineering


Our current global activity

Innovate UK KTN helps UK companies engage with European funding programmes and help them create collaborations.


Visit the Horizon Europe Hub here for the latest information, news, events and funding on the Framework Programme.

The Global Expert Missions (GEM) programme aims to create global growth opportunities for UK innovation through strategically aligned partnerships with the right businesses in the right countries.

Global Alliance Africa is a six-year project funded by UK Aid through Innovate UK (GCRF) and FCDO.

Global energy poverty is real. Over 1 billion people do not have access to electricity. Over 3 billion people rely on solid fuels and kerosene for cooking and heating. It is estimated that approximately 80% of people gaining access to electricity worldwide are in urban areas.

Global Alliance Innovation Exchange is an Innovate UK KTN programme specially designed to help UK and international organisations search for game-changing solutions to innovation challenges. Through the programme, we support innovation transfer by matching industry or societal challenges to innovative companies from across a diverse range of sectors. Our success is built on our deep sector expertise, trusted independence and global network.

AgriFood Africa Connect brings innovative people and organisations across the UK and Africa together to address key AgriFood challenges in Africa. We build diverse connections across the UK and Africa to drive positive change that aligns with the UK’s Overseas Development Assistance goals.

Related Opportunities

Energy Catalyst Round 10

Opens: 27/02/2023 Closes: 28/06/2023

Up to £10m across 3 stages, to create new or improved clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or the Indo-Pacific regions.

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UK - Singapore Collaborative R&D Round 2

Opens: 06/02/2023 Closes: 13/05/2023

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million for the purpose of developing innovative proposals with Singapore.

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UK-South Korea Collaborative R&D Round 2

Opens: 13/03/2023 Closes: 07/06/2023

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million for this competition. This funding is for the purpose of developing innovative proposals with South Korea.

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Related Events and Recordings


Horizon Europe: Climate calls, Mission Adaptation to Climate and Mission Cities

10.00 - 12.00 GMT | Online

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Global Expert Mission on Critical Materials in Canada and the US Dissemination Event

14.00 - 16.00 | Online

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UK – Switzerland Bilateral: Collaborative R&D

10.00 - 11.30 | Online

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