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Innovate UK together with UK Science & Innovation Network Israel are organising a Global Business Innovation Programme for women innovators in Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Data with Israel to encourage diversity in innovation and showcase UK women-led businesses.

This fully-funded programme, consisting of a preparation phase in the UK, a 5-day visit to Israel and subsequent follow-up support, will help your business bring your ideas closer to market by tapping into the strong Israeli R&D and investor community.

Why Israel?

The Israeli innovation and start-up ecosystem, particularly in Digital, AI, Cyber, is known worldwide for its vibrancy and is supported by high levels of investment in R&D (number 2 in the world). Over 300 multinationals including Facebook and Amazon are actively taking part in the Israeli innovation scene by setting up R&D labs in the country. The UK government has recently signed agreements to strengthen links between the UK and Israel and a £4M joint R&D call is currently open. A number of Innovate UK Global Expert Missions have laid the ground work for further collaboration between the 2 nations, this programme is part of that drive.

What are the benefits of attending?

  • Get a unique chance to engage with the vibrant Israeli start-up and innovation community
  • Get a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities in doing business in Israel
  • Find potential partners and investors
  • Get insight into new markets for AI and Data
  • Discover fresh ideas from international thought leaders
  • Boost your profile in the UK and overseas
  • Improve your company pitches for international partners and investors
  • Become part of a new UK-Israel network of women innovators making an impact in AI and Data

Who should attend?

UK registered, women-led*, small and medium-sized enterprises that demonstrate a significant development in or use of one or more of the following technologies: machine learning and AI; Data analytics or ‘big data’. (*applicants can also be female co-founders and women in senior decision making roles)


£400 deposit (incl. VAT), fully refundable to participating delegates. Please note non-attendance after formal acceptance may result in forfeiting all or part of this deposit. No deposit is required at the time of your application. You will be sent a link to pay your deposit in order to confirm your place once you have been formally accepted on the programme.

Selection process:

Applications will be considered in two phases:

  • Phase 1: Online applications to assess eligibility and suitability.
  • Phase 2: Shortlisted companies will be reviewed by a panel who will select the final delegation for the programme

Key dates:

Dates for pre and post-visit sessions are being finalised and will be confirmed in January 2019.

  1. Monday 7th January 2019 - Application deadline.
  2. w/c 14th January 2019 - Final delegates selected by panel and advised.

What's next?

Please fill in your application for this event on this page.

Please note: registering on this page does not automatically secure a place but only act to express interest in attending this event.

Applications will be reviewed in two stages as outlined above and all applicants will be notified of the outcome by Friday 18th January 2019.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications, we will be unable to provide individual feedback.

Application deadline : Monday 7th January 2019


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