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.
Our current global activity
This Innovate UK Global Alliance Africa 6-year (2019-2025) project funded by UK International Development aims to build new and stronger UK-African partnerships to maximise the creation of inclusive market access, funding and investment opportunities through innovation knowledge transfer between the UK, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.
Horizon Europe is an opportunity for all types of UK organisations (including businesses and academia) to get funding for research and innovation.
Global Expert Missions (GEM) creates global opportunities for UK research and innovation by forging strategic partnerships with key countries and businesses.
UK - Germany Bilateral: Collaborative R&D Round 3
Opens: 07/02/2024 Closes: 03/06/2024
UK registered organisations, collaborating with at least one German SME, can apply for a share of up to £4m for projects in emerging technologies.
Global Incubator Programme: Canada - AI in Health
Opens: 22/01/2024 Closes: 15/03/2024
Innovate UK EDGE seeks up to 8 companies developing health tech using AI-powered solutions to join a programme working with Canada.
UK-Switzerland CR&D Round 2
Opens: 05/02/2024 Closes: 01/05/2024
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £4m for innovative projects with Swiss partners in all technologies.
Global Incubator Programme: Singapore - Cleantech
Opens: 29/01/2024 Closes: 11/03/2024
Innovate UK EDGE seek up to 8 innovative companies supplying technology to the Cleantech sector for a programme in Singapore.
UK-South Korea CR&D 2024
Opens: 26/02/2024 Closes: 22/05/2024
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £6m for the purpose of developing innovative proposals with South Korea.
Global Business Innovation Programme in the USA - Engineering Biology & Industrial Biotechnology
Opens: 27/02/2024 Closes: 13/03/2024
Innovate UK seeks companies with expertise in Engineering Biology & Translational Industrial Biotechnology to join our programme in San Jose, California.
Related Events and Recordings
Horizon Europe Hour Q&A Sessions
10.00 - 11.00 GMT | Online
Creating a New Future of Energy in Southern Africa
15.30 - 18.30 GMT | Cape Town/Online
Horizon Europe Event: The Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking
10.00 - 12.00 GMT | Online
Eureka Programme Support & Partner Brokerage Event
13.30 - 16.00 GMT | Online
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Knowledge Transfer Manager - Development and International
Contact Geraldine Durand
Knowledge Transfer Manager - Place Based Innovation, Global Alliance Africa
Contact Bhavya Srinivasan
Innovate UK hosts Nigeria to UK circular economy knowledge exchange tour
Follow Innovate UK Global Alliance Africa next week (5-9 February 2024) as we host a ‘Nigeria to UK’ circular economy knowledge exchange tour with a particular focus on sustainable construction and circular fashion.
Follow Innovate UK on the latest Global Expert Mission in Semiconductors to South Korea
From 29 January to 2 February 2024, Innovate UK in partnership with UK Science and Innovation travels to South Korea to focus on potential markets for collaboration in semiconductors.
Innovate UK Global Alliance Africa collaborates with Ekiti State
In November 2023, the Global Alliance Africa team attended the Ekiti State Innovation Summit to gain insights into digital innovation. Joshua Adedeji, Country Lead for Nigeria at Innovate UK presented at the event as a Keynote Speaker and collaborated with the Ekiti State Ministry of Innovation, Science and Digital Economy in order to host a side event at the Summit.