Accelerating Entrepreneurship

AI Accelerator

Welcome to the University of Edinburgh’s AI Accelerator!

The AI Accelerator is a six-month business development programme designed to nurture AI-driven scale-ups, facilitating transformative change across various sectors. From AgriTech to FinTech, our goal is to leverage AI technology to introduce efficiencies, forge new propositions, and disrupt markets. Our mission is dedicated to using AI for a positive global impact, aiming to save lives and protect the planet.


Learn more about our programme and the latest updates on the University of Edinburgh AI Accelerator.


Applications are now open for the AI Accelerator Programme 2024/25:

Open to AI-focused entrepreneurs and businesses scaling up from across the UK and the world, this 6-month Accelerator offers the chance to benefit from the expertise and talent on offer in Edinburgh. You do not need to be linked to the University of Edinburgh or based in the UK, but you will of course have an interest in engaging with the AI and data ecosystem in Scotland. The next AI Accelerator programme will focus around three key themes:

  1. AI for Climate Change

  2. AI for Health
  3. AI for Good


Join the AI Accelerator!





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View current and past AI Accelerator Cohorts.