Accelerating Entrepreneurship

AI Accelerator

Welcome to the University of Edinburgh’s AI Accelerator

Find out more about the University of Edinburgh's AI Accelerator

The AI Accelerator is delivered by the University of Edinburgh’s world-leading innovation hub for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, the Bayes Centre, as part of the DDE Bayes Centre Innovation Pipeline and Edinburgh Innovations, the University of Edinburgh’s commercialisation service. From AgriTech to FinTech, AI technology can bring efficiencies, create new propositions and disrupt markets. It can help save lives and the planet. The AI Accelerator is ideal for global data-driven scaleups who are applying AI to bring about transformative change. If this is you, the AI accelerator can help you refine your proposition, develop your skills and connect your ideas to the world.

The 2022 AI Accelerator programme is based around three broad themes: the use of AI to improve global health, address the climate emergency and “AI for good” – in which we include both applications of AI to deliver societal benefit and innovations to improve the way in which AI works for improved trust and transparency.

The Accelerator is delivered in partnership with NileHQ and supported by Huawei UK. For more information please see here. 

Explore the options below to find out more about the Edinburgh AI Accelerator and the past accelerator company cohorts. We expect to re-open for future applications in Spring 2023.

Book your free ticket to discover the innovative companies who have taken part in this year’s AI Accelerator Programme at our Showcase Event on the 22 March 2023. This year’s AI Accelerator cohort boasts an impressive mix of companies under each of our three themes: Health, Climate and AI for Good.

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Edinburgh AI Accelerator cohort 6

Discover the Edinburgh AI Accelerator Cohort

AI Accelerator Alumni

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Find out about the past accelerator company cohorts.