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 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.  

Upcoming Visits

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

16 - 23 March, China - Off Shore Wind Energy sector REGISTRATION CLOSED

17 - 22 March, USA - Energy sector REGISTRATION 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. 

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