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 Visit

Internet of Things Tech Visit to South Korea - 9th September - 15th September 2018

The next visit is to South Korea, and is aimed at businesses focused on developing IOT technologies — Smart Cities (to include healthcare, energy, environment, transport), autonomous vehicles, Industry 4.0, Smart Farming, Artificial Intelligence, 5G Blockchain).

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to attend the IOT Korea Exhibition and International Conference 2018, visit centres of excellence and key innovation hubs, and meet South Korean companies with the aim of developing strong international partnerships for future collaborations.

Register now for the Global Business Accelerator Programme IoT Tech to South Korea 

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