BridgeAI: FutureScope Acceleration Programme | Digital Catapult

Digital Catapult’s BridgeAI FutureScope Acceleration Programme will support AI startups and SMEs in the UK to develop AI and ML deep-tech solutions.

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A 12-week accelerator programme for UK-based startups and SMEs to help them develop responsible, ethical and desirable AI and ML deep-tech solutions.


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About the ‘FutureScope BridgeAI Acceleration Programme’

The FutureScope BridgeAI Acceleration Programme is an initiative by Digital Catapult designed to support AI startups, and SMEs in developing responsible, desirable and scalable machine learning and artificial intelligence solutions.

The programme provides access to computation power, technical and business expertise, and industry-leading support on applied AI ethics, as well as support from our network of innovators, technologists, investors, industry leaders, and academics.

  • Participating companies in the acceleration programme will receive:

    • Technical expert support for a range of emerging technologies, including access to specialist hardware and deep learning services.
    • Support from Digital Catapult’s network of innovators, technologists, investors, industry leaders, and academics.
    • Access to workshops, training, and experimentation days that will help you to better understand systems for Artificial Intelligence implementation and integration, and will also assist you in embedding ethical and responsible practices within their company and products.
  • The FutureScope BridgeAI Acceleration Programme is designed to support startups, scaleups, and SMEs across the UK that are currently experimenting with or adopting AI solutions as part of their business.

  • Technical support and insights: You will receive support and access to tangential emerging technologies expertise that will help them to further develop AI products, services, and market fit. You will engage with technical experts and be granted access to technical resources.

    Responsible AI development support: You will explore the commercial value of responsible and ethical AI and translate its theory into practice.

    Investment and fundraising: You will gain access to a network of investors and receive insight into the fundraising process and the variety of financing options available.

    The selection for the cohort to be announced the 25th September. The 12-week accelerator will run between 25th September to 15th December 2023.

    Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to be part of the future of AI in the UK.

Who is Digital Catapult?

Digital Catapult is the UK authority on advanced digital technology, dedicated to accelerating industry adoption and driving growth and opportunity across the economy. Our community of researchers, startups, scaleups, and industry leaders collaborate to solve big challenges and unlock the UK’s future potential.

Our goal is to accelerate new possibilities for every business we partner with, breaking down barriers, de-risking innovation, opening up markets, and responsibly shaping the products, services, and experiences of the future.

We are part of the Catapult Network, a network of world-leading technology and innovation centres established by Innovate UK.

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