Overseas Technology Visits

UK businesses can exploit developing and world-leading innovative markets thanks to Innovate UK's Global Business Innovation Programme, delivered by Enterprise Europe Network.

Global Business Accelerator Programme

The Global Business Innovation Programme is a fully funded programme for highly innovative businesses operating in targeted technology sectors. 

Funded by Innovate UK, the programme is designed to forge strong relations for tech transfer, collaborative R&D and future joint funding applications for businesses and research performing organisations.

Benefits of Global Innovation Programme

The programme is designed to exploit growing and innovative industries. Successful applicants are supported through a structured programme of support and information and benefit from a 5 day country visit to meet officials and companies in the target market with the aim of creating opportunities for technology collaboration. Following the in-country visit delegate will receive bespoke 1-2-1 support to help them exploit the opportunity.

 A typical in-country visit might involve:

  • Orientation and briefings by local experts and officials at the British Embassy/High Commission
  • Meeting with potential partners through a brokerage style event
  • Exclusive access to the sector - opportunity to meet key companies,universities and research organisations to better understand the market/technology area
  • Attendance and participation in conferences/events

You will also have the opportunity to meet key players in the sector, your profile in the visit brochure and a programme of meetings with key players and stakeholders.  

Upcoming Programmes

12 - 19 October - Advanced Material for Mobility - South Korea APPLICATION DEADLINE 31 JULY 2019

9 - 16 November - Digital Economy and Next Generation Services - Singapore APPLICATION DEADLINE 18 AUGUST 2019


Watch the highlights from previous programmes

Last year we visited South Korea and Israel. Watch the videos to hear about the experiences of some of those businesses who attended. 

Advanced Materials - South Korea

Immersive technology - South Korea

Cyber technology - Israel

Battery technology - Israel


To participate in this visit, your business must be established in the UK.

Please be aware that submitting a full application does not mean you have been accepted onto the Accelerator Programme. 

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