The Global Business Innovation 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 Innovation Programme visits
The visits are all designed to exploit growing and innovative industries. Prior to the visit, delegates will attend an in-country briefing which will provide market information and advice on how to do business in the host country. This briefing will also include pitch training for each business so they can easily articulate their offer and requirements.
A typical programme 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.
27 January - 2 February 2019, Tokyo, Japan - Energy sector REGISTRATIONS CLOSED
3 - 8 February, Silicon Valley, USA - Space and Satellite sector REGISTRATIONS CLOSED
9 - 16 March, China - Agri-Tech sector REGISTRATIONS CLOSED
1 - 5 April, India - Creative Media sector REGISTRATION CLOSED
9 - 12 April, Netherlands - Artificial Intelligence and Robotics REGISTRATION CLOSED
5 - 11 May, Texas, USA - Digital Healthcare REGISTRATION CLOSED
6 - 12 July, Burma - Energy -
Watch the highlights from previous visits
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.