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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Our current global activity

We are delivering a 6-year (2019-2025) UK International Development funded Global Alliance Africa project which 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.

Innovate UK 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 creates global opportunities for UK research and innovation by forging strategic partnerships with key countries and businesses.

Related Opportunities

UK - Germany Bilateral: Collaborative R&D Round 2

Opens: 04/09/2023 Closes: 06/12/2023

UK registered organisations, with a German SME collaborator, can apply for a share of up to £4m for innovative solutions for emerging technologies.

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UK - Singapore Collaborative R&D Call Sustainability and Net Zero

Opens: 14/08/2023 Closes: 06/12/2023

UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £5m with a Singapore partner to develop sustainable tech for emission reduction and a net-zero future.

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Global Incubator Programme: Canada - Ocean Scaleup Accelerator

Opens: 11/09/2023 Closes: 05/11/2023

Innovate UK are seeking up to 8 innovative companies in the ocean sector for a tailored 6-month incubation programme in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, including participation in Canada’s premier ocean technology event.

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Related Events and Recordings


UK - Germany Bilateral: Collaborative R&D Round 2

10.00 - 12.00 | Online

Watch now

Actioning Skills Development for a Just Energy Transition in South Africa

11.00 - 13.00 GMT+2 | Online

Recording coming soon

Horizon Europe Maritime Information Day and Brokerage Event

09.30 - 16.30 | London

Register for this event
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Global Alliance Africa proud to announce Africa Technology and Innovation Partnerships (ATIP) Result


Global Alliance Africa proud to announce Africa Technology and Innovation Partnerships (ATIP) Result

In the official FY 2022/23 Annual Review (AR), the FCDO funded Africa Technology & Innovation Partnerships (ATIP) programme has been awarded an A+ after in-depth interviews and evidence-based evaluation.

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New Online Innovation Ecosystem Mapping Platform for Ekiti State, Nigeria


New Online Innovation Ecosystem Mapping Platform for Ekiti State, Nigeria

The Global Alliance Africa team and the Ekiti Innovation Advisory Group invite you to join us on Innovate Ekiti – an innovation ecosystem map that has been created by EcoMap.

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