Overseas Technology Visits

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

The Global Business Accelerator Programme is a fully funded series of country visits 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 Accelerator Programme visits

The visits are all designed to exploit growing and innovative industries, such as the $82 billion cyber security industry being led by Israel. You will be able to benefit from pre-visit and in-country briefings providing market information and advice on how to do business in the cyber sector; training on how to improve your pitching skills; and training on how to protect your IP.

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 visits being led by the South West team:


These four visits, led by Enterprise Europe Network South West, form part of a larger national programme. 




19th - 22nd March | 10 - 15 March 2018


Agritech | Advanced manufacturing | Artificial Intelligence | Autonomous vehicles

5th - 8th March 2018 | 2nd - 7th April 2018


Artificial Intelligence | Offshore wind

17th March

South Korea

Virtual Reality | Augmented Reality/Internet of Things | Advanced Materials

19th - 24th Feb 2018


Gene and Cell Therapy



Offshore Wind (with Expert mission)

27th Jan - 1st Feb 2018 | 4th - 8th March 2018


Cybersecurity | Materials for batteries / automotive battery technologies

18th - 23rd March


Manufacturing & Circular Economy

12th - 15th March 2018


Pharmaceutical technologies



Big Science Business Forum

19th - 23rd March 2018


Agrifood & Agritech | Water



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. 

  • Helping ambitious businesses innovate and grow internationally.

    Our EEN South West team of specialists can provide sector specific support to help your business grow.