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Calling founders developing AI-driven solutions for global problems. If you're using AI to create positive impact and have founded a business with the potential to scale in the next six months, apply now for our business development programme. We are seeking applications from scaling companies from across the world under the themes:

  • AI for social benefit
  • AI for health
  • AI for the climate

For more info and questions, click here

The successful companies will benefit from a tailored programme for AI scaleups including:

  • Workshops and 1-1s with dedicated mentors to develop business skills from marketing to financial planning
  • Opportunities to connect with the University of Edinburgh’s academic expertise and student talent
  • A generous £10k stipend and the chance to gain additional funding
  • Connections to investors and local and global networks
  • Support from our dedicated programme team, collaborators and peers
  • The opportunity to be a part of the Bayes Centre

The AI Accelerator is delivered by the Bayes Centre, the University of Edinburgh's Innovation Hub for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, and supported by Edinburgh Innovations, the commercialisation service of the University. It is delivered on behalf of the University's Data-Driven Innovation Hubs, in contribution to the Data-Driven Entrepreneurship programme.

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