Global Expert Missions
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 Expert Missions create global growth opportunities for UK innovation.
The Global Expert Missions (GEM) programme is funded by Innovate UK to support the Industrial Strategy’s ambition for the UK to be the international partner of choice for science and innovation. Led by Innovate UK KTN, GEMs play an important role in building strategic partnerships, providing deep insight into the opportunities for UK innovation and shaping future bilateral collaboration programmes.
Global collaborations are crucial in meeting the Industrial Strategy’s Grand Challenges and is further supported by the International Research and Innovation Strategy.
Through its inward, outward, and virtual missions, the programme has the following objectives:
- Building International Collaboration
Establish expert insights and objective evidence to inform and enhance the UK’s innovation partnerships with key global economies.
- Informing UK Businesses and Government
Disseminate expert-based insights to maximise knowledge of UK businesses and identify strategic actions to facilitate Government initiative to exploit new opportunities.
- Showcasing UK Capabilities
Promote the UK’s technological and business strengths to be the “Partner of Choice” in future innovation partnerships with strategic global economies.
Global Expert Mission Dissemination Activities
Innovate UK KTN delivers dissemination events for each Global Expert Mission to highlight key findings and provide a holistic and wide viewpoint of the technological capabilities within these sectors and countries. We have published reports from each Global Expert Mission where we share the information and insights gathered during the delegation’s time in each country.
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Related Events and Recordings
Global Expert Mission on AMR: Synergies and Opportunities in the US
14.00 - 16.00 GMT | Online
UK-CHINA Industrial Decarbonisation Global Expert Mission Outcome Event
09.00 - 11.30 | London
Global Expert Mission on Critical Materials in Canada and the US Dissemination Event
14.00 - 16.00 | Online
Global Expert Mission Reports
Innovate UK’s Global Missions Programme is one of its most important tools to support the UK Industrial Strategy’s ambition for the UK to be the international partner of choice for science and innovation.
Follow Innovate UK on the latest Global Expert Mission in Sustainable Plastics to India
From 15th to 19th May 2023, Innovate UK in partnership with UKRI India and planning support from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and WRAP, travels to India to focus on potential markets for collaboration in Sustainable Plastics.