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University of Edinburgh AI Accelerator

University of Edinburgh AI Accelerator 2022 (Apply Today!)

Fully Funded
Country: Scotland
City: Edinburgh
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Take part in the AI Accelerator that gives data-driven scaleups the opportunity to harness the power of AI and bring about transformative change.


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

  • Workshops and dedicated mentors to support you in developing a wide range of business skills from sales and marketing to financial planning
  • Opportunities to connect with the University of Edinburgh’s world-leading academic expertise and student talent
  • Also, a stipend of between £5k and £10k per company with the chance to win additional funding
  • Connections to investors as well as local and global networks
  • Support from the dedicated program team, partners and supporters, and your peers
  • In addition, the opportunity to be a part of the Bayes Centre, the University of Edinburgh’s innovation hub for data science and AI
  • access to the University center’s incredible facilities, office space for six months, and its inspirational and collaborative data-driven community
  • Moreover, Links with Edinburgh’s Data-Driven Innovation hubs


  • AI-focused entrepreneurs and businesses scaling up from across the UK and the world
  • Also, should have an interest in engaging with the AI and data ecosystem in Scotland
  • Your company must be an incorporated company, ideally post-revenue having already attracted some funding and with fully dedicated founders.
  • Your product or service has a clearly demonstrable use in addressing the climate emergency
  • In addition, applicants do need to fit into the three thematic areas

2022 AI Accelerator Themes

The next AI Accelerator program will be focused on 3 key themes:

  • AI for climate change
  • AI for global health
  • Also, AI for good

Selection Process

  1. After applications close, the host will invite shortlisted companies to a selection panel in June.
  2. You will then pitch your business for inclusion in the program.
  3. Finally, Applicants will get a notification about the outcome around the end of June.

Timeline for 2022

  • Application Deadline: 26th May
  • Selection Process: June 2022
  • Onboarding: July – August
  • Accelerator starts: 14th September – End of March



Type of Opportunity Entrepreneurship Events
Deadline26 May,2022
FieldAcceleration Program
Open toAI Tech Company
OrganizerThe University of Edinburgh



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