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Global Business Innovation Programme

Helping innovative SMEs to collaborate and explore global markets, accelerating business growth
Neciah, CEO at FluoretiQ and successful participant in the Global Business Innovation Programme.

Innovate UK’s Global Business Innovation Programme (GBIP) helps innovative SMEs to collaborate and explore global markets, accelerating business growth.  

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Each GBIP, focused on a specific market and technology or sector area, involves a cohort of up to 15 ambitious innovative UK businesses looking to grow and scale globally.  The programme aims to help businesses explore future opportunities and to better understand what is needed to be successful on the global stage.

The GBIP provides detailed market knowledge, cultural insight, and introductions and connections, opening doors that SMEs might find difficult to do themselves.  Each business is supported by an Innovate UK Business Growth innovation and growth specialist to help maximise the potential of being part of the programme and beyond.  

 

Who is the Global Business Innovation Programme for?

In order to be eligible for the Global Business Innovation Programme, you must be a small or medium sized company based in the UK.  We are looking for businesses with the ambition and commitment to grow and scale globally with the need to better understand how to tackle global markets, to build partnerships and collaborations, and to explore future opportunities.  A senior person from the company needs to commit to being involved in all stages of the programme.

The three stages of the programme are as follows:

 

Get ready

Get ready for the market includes a workshop in the UK with the cohort being briefed by sector and market experts on, for example, cultural aspects of conducting business in that country, the management and protection of intellectual property, and potential opportunities.  Participants receive help to find potential partners and collaborators and to better articulate the value proposition of their business.  

Visit the market

Visiting the market provides opportunities to explore at first hand the market, attend pre-arranged meetings to meet potential partners and collaborators, site visits, and a range of activities tailored to the needs of the market and thematic area.  

Exploit the opportunity

Exploiting the opportunity is arguably the most important aspect of the programme. To maximise the opportunity, participating companies work with an Innovate UK Business Growth innovation and growth specialist, receiving bespoke one-to-one support to help develop and implement an action plan.

 

Selection for the Global Business Innovation Programme

The Global Business Innovation Programme operates on a competitive basis and businesses selected are required to actively participate in all three stages.

 

What is the cost of the Global Business Innovation Programme?

The cost to participate in the programme is the time commitment of a senior person from the business.  The commitment includes working with an Innovate UK Business Growth innovation & growth specialist, attending the Get ready workshop (2 days), visiting the market (1 week), and attending the Exploit the opportunity workshop (1 day).

Innovate UK will fund and organise group flights, group accommodation and group in-market travel for successful applicants. One senior representative from each company will be funded.

On acceptance to the programme a commitment fee of £500 will be obtained from each participant, which will be refunded on completion of the full activities and agreed action plan. Non-completion after formal acceptance may result in forfeiting some or all the commitment fee.

 

You can view client success stories here (from the Canada Agri-Tech GBIP) and here (from the Australia Agri-Tech GBIP).

 

Apply to take part

GBIP in Canada - Ocean Technology 

Why Canada? Canada has become a world leader in engineering products and services suited to extreme harsh ocean environments, marine remote sensing technologies, and ocean observing systems. More than half of Canada’s $30bn ocean economy is anchored in Atlantic Canada, including the key province of Nova Scotia.

Atlantic Canada and Nova Scotia, in particular, is home to a strong cluster of ocean industries and to ground breaking ocean research. This region is quickly becoming a globally recognised hub of oceans expertise with the potential to be a significant contributor to a number of Global Value Chains associated with the oceans sector.

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador boasts a world-class network of researchers, start-ups, established companies, and ecosystem support partners that are developing technologies and solutions for operating in harsh ocean environments in sectors including offshore energy, defence, fisheries and aquaculture and environmental monitoring.

Focus Themes:

  • Aquaculture
  • Fisheries
  • Marine Energy
  • Marine Environmental Monitoring
  • Marine Net Zero
  • Marine Observations
  • Marine Robotics
  • Marine Transportation
  • Ocean Plastics

Key Technologies:

  • Alternative Energy
  • Aquaculture Systems
  • Autonomous Vessels
  • Fishery Processes & Management
  • Ocean Sensors
  • Robotics and Drones
  • Vessel Design and Manufacture

Find out how our GBIP in Canada can help your business grow.

Application form can be found here

Register for the applicant briefing on 21st February 2024 here

Closing date for application: 24th March 2024
Pre visit workshop: 23rd - 24th April 2024
Market visit 1: 29th May - 7th June 2024
Exploitation workshop: 25th September 2024

 

GBIP in Taiwan - Semiconductors

Why Taiwan? Semiconductors are an essential component of the electronic devices that are indispensable and ubiquitous in the world around us, enabling communications, computing, healthcare, military systems, transportation, clean energy, and countless other applications.

The global semiconductor industry is set to become a trillion-dollar industry by 2030, with around 70% of growth predicted to be driven by the automotive, data storage, and wireless industries.

Taiwan dominates the semiconductor foundry industry and manufactures over 60% of the world’s semiconductors and 92% of those that are most advanced.  The sector has a local workforce of 600,000 and makes up 15% of Taiwan’s GDP. Its ecosystem is supported by organisations like the Industrial Technology Research Institute, which plays a crucial role in the growth of Taiwan’s high-tech industry.

With an abundance of cutting-edge technology and clients like Apple, Qualcomm and Nvidia, The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company leads global manufacturing but despite its commanding position the industry is made up of over 1000 SME’s.

With increasing global demand for electronics comes the necessity to make chips smaller, faster and more power efficient. With a vibrant innovation ecosystem and an established UK- Taiwan bilateral funding programme, the opportunities for UK companies to collaborate with Taiwanese counterparts are significant.

Focus Themes:

  • Electric Vehicles
  • Power Electronics
  • Future Telecommunications
  • Photonics

Key Technologies:

  • Semiconductor design / IP
  • Compound semiconductors
  • Advanced packaging
  • Emerging materials

Find out how our GBIP in Taiwan can help your business grow.

Application form can be found here

Register for the applicant briefing on 29th February 2024 here

Closing date for application: 22nd March 2024
Pre visit workshop: 24th - 25th April 2024
Market visit 1: 31st May - 8th June 2024, Market visit 2: 1st - 7th September 2024
Exploitation workshop: 15th October 2024

 

GBIP in the USA - Hydrogen

Why the USA? The Hydrogen Americas 2024 Summit & Exhibition in Washington DC will likely include announcements about the distribution of the Department of Energy's hydrogen hub funding and offer networking opportunities with prominent US stakeholders. 

California is home to the Alliance for Renewable Clean Hydrogen Energy Systems (ARCHES), a hydrogen hub with federal funding, which pioneers a non-industrial hydrogen market, focusing on renewable hydrogen, biomass conversion, and decarbonising public transport and port operations. The California Hydrogen Leadership Summit is held in California. The California Hydrogen Leadership Summit discusses policies and incentives to boost hydrogen production, usage, and storage, crucial for California's emission targets and goals in climate protection, air quality, energy resilience, and sustainable growth.

Areas of focus include:

Hydrogen use solutions:*

  • HGVs, marine and public transport and the associated infrastructure
  • Small-medium scale industrial hydrogen applications (Particularly those that can be scaled)
  • Any other use-case that can justifiably support a small-medium and/or non-industrial cluster (including those that may not have been explored thus far)

Hydrogen production solutions:*

  • Renewable hydrogen
  • Hydrogen with CCS
  • Hydrogen from nuclear
  • Hydrogen from BECCS

Storage and distribution solutions:*

  • Technologies that can integrate with others as more are deployed in the local vicinity
  • Approaches to repurposing hydrogen infrastructure in a modular way

Enablers:*

  • Manufacturing processes
  • Upskilling and reskilling

* in the context of a small-medium scale cluster and/or a non-industrial cluster

Find out how our GBIP in the USA can help your business grow.

Application form can be found here

Register for the applicant briefing on 6th February 2024 here

Closing date for application: 1st March 2024
Pre visit briefing: 23rd - 24th April 2024
Innovation visit: 9th - 18th June 2024

 

GBIP in Singapore - Clean Maritime

Why Singapore? Singapore is a major international maritime transport hub. The Port of Singapore is currently the world’s second busiest port in terms of container throughput with ship arrival tonnage exceeding 2.8 billion gross tonnes in 2021. Singapore is also one of the world’s leading bunkering hubs, supplying over 50 million tonnes of marine bunker fuel to vessels that ply international shipping routes in 2021.

The Maritime Singapore Decarbonisation Blueprint spearheads a programme of investment to promote clean and green shipping which will bring about new areas of green growth for Singapore in the developments of alternative fuels and green technologies. It prioritises ambitious and long-term strategies that decarbonise all areas of shipping and ports.

Singapore is widely regarded as a gateway to Asia, due to its high GDP per capita and advanced transport and infrastructure technology adoption.  A well-developed financial system, a clearly structured legal framework, and the ease of doing business in English means that Singapore is a highly suitable base to launch technology partnerships across Asia. 

Relations between the UK and Singapore are strong. In 2022 the UK-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement was signed to improve the free flow of trusted data between the UK and Singapore in digital cooperation initiatives.

With a well-established bilateral funding framework, opportunities in Singapore for innovative UK companies developing clean maritime technologies are significant.

Find out how our GBIP in Singapore can help your business grow.

Application form can be found here

Watch the recording of the applicant briefing here

Closing date for application: 26th January 2024
Pre visit workshop: 21st and 22nd February 2024
Innovation visit: 12th - 21st April 2024

 

GBIP in Boston and New York - FemTech

Why Boston and New York? Boston is one of the leading life science hubs in the world, and has established itself as an early industry-leader in FemTech, with an ecosystem that ranges from well-established start-ups to global companies that are revolutionizing women’s healthcare access. There are also world-renowned academic and medical institutions in Boston, including Mass General Brigham and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, that have been conducting significant research on women-specific issues. In the past, many academic institutions have been eager to collaborate with UK businesses in the health and the life sciences ecosystem, and we expect ample interest in engaging with UK businesses in the FemTech sector. 

New York has established itself as a leader in the US FemTech ecosystem, by fostering a significant amount of start-ups and reproductive care initiatives. New York has also held several FemTech summits and conferences, with the upcoming 2024 FemTech Consumer and Innovation Summit being held in the city. There is a higher concentration of women-led Venture Capitalist firms, and women in leadership roles in investment, that we expect to be intrigued by the UK FemTech delegation that will be visiting.

Find out how our GBIP in Boston and New York can help your business grow.

Application form can be found here

Register for the applicant briefing event on 12th December 2023 here

Closing date for application: 26th January 2024
Pre visit briefings: 14th March 2024
Innovation visit: 3rd - 7th June 2024

 

GBIP in Switzerland - Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Why Switzerland? Switzerland has recognised the importance of AMR and the Swiss Antibiotic Resistance Strategy (StAR) was created and as a consequence, there is a significant AMR Ecosystem within Switzerland.

The One Health Action Plan 2024-27 of the Strategy Antibiotic Resistance Switzerland (StAR) is being developed with various partners and stakeholders from research, politics, and industry. This is coincidental with the UK developing its next National Plan. Thus, there are clear parallels between the UK and Switzerland.

The 8th AMR Conference will be held in Basel, Switzerland on the 6th and 7th March 2024 focusing on Novel Antimicrobials & AMR Diagnostics. The innovation visit will include access to both days of the conference providing opportunities to hear from world-leading AMR experts, as well as 1-to-1 matchmaking meetings to find new collaborators and partners and to grow your business.

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is one of the major threats to global health. Collaboration is critical to bring new technologies to market which presents many opportunities for businesses to be part of the solution. 

We would welcome applications from companies who are involved in developing innovations to combat Antimicrobial Resistance in (but not limited to) the following areas: 

  • Diagnostics, 
  • Therapeutics
  • Stewardship
  • Infection control 
  • Vets
  • Vaccines.

Find out how our GBIP in Switzerland can help your business grow.

Applications are now closed.

Register for the applicant briefing event on 20th November 2023 here

Closing date for application: 12th December 2023
Two-day pre visit workshop: 22nd - 23rd January 2024
Market visit: 3rd - 8th March 2024
 

GBIP in Canada - Agri-Food

Why Canada? Canada is home to a vibrant start-up culture and a strong ecosystem of world-leading agriculture and food companies. It is the 5th largest agricultural commodities exporter in the world, with the sector benefitting from an abundant supply of natural resources including diverse plant, animal and marine life.
Agri-food is a strategic priority for collaboration and was a founding pillar in the MoU signed between DSIT (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology) and Global Affairs Canada.

We would welcome applications from companies who are involved in developing innovations to support the alternative protein sector in (but not limited to) the following areas:

  • Plant-based and alternative proteins: alternative protein sources for healthier and more sustainable diets, including functional groups such as lipids for food product formulation.
  • Adding value / enhancing quality: innovations to improve the nutritional quality (e.g. functional foods with specific health benefits), consumer acceptability (e.g. taste, texture), sustainability, and safety of alternative protein and plant-based products.
  • Preservation, packaging and storage technologies: to increase shelf life including for healthy convenient foods and nutritious perishable foods.
  • Co-product stream management: innovations to add value to co-product streams produced during processing of raw materials and ingredients (e.g. crops) or the food manufacturing process.

Find out how our GBIP in Canada can help your business grow.

Applications are now closed.

Watch the recording of the applicant briefing event on 14th November 2023 here

Closing date for application: 5th January 2024
Two-day pre visit workshop: 6th - 7th March 2024
Market visit: 13th - 20th April 2024
Post visit workshop: 23rd May 2024

 

GBIP in Taiwan - Net Zero Cities 

Why Taiwan? Taiwan has an open, outward culture and can be seen as a gateway to other South-East Asia markets. Traditionally very strong in hardware development, and with a push to develop digital economy solutions and IoT deployments, we believe there is an opportunity for UK businesses to both develop their hardware capabilities, and to collaborate to build new systemic solutions that solve critical urban and net zero challenges and meet citizen needs. 

With an emerging focus on Net Zero, UK businesses are well-positioned to share their solutions and expertise in this area, and the Taipei smart city expo can provide a better understanding the market needs and practical collaboration opportunities. Taipei itself is an excellent testbed for smart net zero city innovations, and the Taiwanese are open to trying innovations at scale.

Focus Areas:

We are interested in taking a cohort of businesses focussed on delivering smart net zero urban places. We are inviting applications from innovative companies operating in sectors that can accelerate the sustainable deployment of smart net zero urban solutions.

These solutions can be drawn from a wide range of sectors, such as transportation and mobility, local energy systems, intelligent buildings and housing, sustainable manufacturing and consumption, urban infrastructure and planning, citizen engagement and behaviour change, resource management, food systems, and more.

Find out how our GBIP in Taiwan can help your business grow.

Applications are now closed.

Watch a recording of the applicant briefing here
Applications close: 8th December 2023
Market visit: 16th - 23rd March 2024

 

GBIP in the USA - InsurTech

Why the USA? With the US being the world’s largest insurance market, valued at $1.4 trillion in 2021, there is a considerable amount of growth opportunity for personalised and convenient insurance products.

More than 1,000 global insurance firms are based in the US, with Harford being a hub of insurtech and home to some of the largest insurance companies in the world. The city attracts startups and established companies looking to innovate.

There will be an exciting opportunity to attend the InsurTech Hartford Symposium, a conference for insurance innovators. The conference creates a highly immersive experience for startups, innovators and entrepreneurs, and pushes the boundaries of innovation in insurance to bring together the greatest minds and world-class insurtech leaders.

We are looking for businesses that focus on delivering technology solutions in the insurance sector, improving insurance practices, processes, and overall experiences in the insurance marketplace and beyond. Insurtech innovations can range from improving and redesigning existing individual insurance processes such as risk assessment, pricing and claims management, to the development of novel business models.

Find out how our GBIP in the USA can help your business grow.

Applications are now closed.

Closing date for application: Monday 6th November 2023 at 5pm
Two-day pre visit workshop: Tuesday 27th & Wednesday 28th February 2024
Innovation visit: Sunday 14th - Saturday 20th April 2024
Exploitation workshop: July 2024

 

GBIP in Australia - Agri-Tech

Why Australia? The adoption of technology presents a significant opportunity for Australian agriculture to improve profitability, with digital technologies alone predicted to increase gross value of agricultural production by 25% to over $20billion.

Australia’s agriculture industry is on track to be a $100 billion industry by 2030, creating a perfect launchpad for UK businesses to connect, collaborate and scale in a diverse and rapidly growing market. The Australian Agri-Tech and Food-Tech sectors are booming, with more than 2,500 enterprises, including 488 Agri-Tech start-ups.

The evokeAG Conference will provide excellent opportunities to meet organisations from Australia, the Asia Pacific region and beyond, covering farmers, start-ups, innovators, accelerators, researchers, universities, businesses, Government and investors.

We would welcome applications from innovative companies who are involved in driving resource use efficiency and productivity through the development of innovative solutions and new production systems in (but not limited) to the following areas:

  • Sustainable Food Production Systems
  • Alternative Proteins
  • Climate Smart Agri-Tech Solutions
  • Robotics Automation and AI
  • Application of Satellite Technology
  • Controlled Environment Agriculture
  • Carbon Measuring and Reporting Technology
  • Advanced Breeding Technology
  • Regenerative Agriculture
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Livestock Management Technology
  • Data Interoperability
  • Food Traceability and Provenance

Find out how our GBIP in Australia can help your business grow.

Applications are now closed.

Watch a recording of the applicant briefing here

Closing date for application: 16th November 2023
Pre visit workshop: 10th - 11th January 2024
Market visit: 16th February - 1st March 2024

 

GBIP in South Korea - Battery Technologies 

Why South Korea? South Korea is home to three of the world's five biggest electric vehicle battery makers who collectively control more than a quarter of the global EV battery market and supply major automakers including Tesla Inc, Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG.

Earlier this year President Yoon Suk Yeol, as part of the country’s long-term strategy to enhance competitiveness of the domestic battery industry, announced a collaboration with LG Energy Solution Ltd, Samsung SDI Co Ltd and SK on Co, pledging to jointly invest $15.1 billion through to 2030, building factories to produce cutting-edge battery products and manufacture prototype solid-state batteries.

According to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy the government plans to launch large-scale research and development projects for developing all-solid-state batteries and lithium metal batteries and ramp up support for companies producing materials, components, and equipment for batteries to ensure the country maintains competitiveness and achieve its goal of making Korea the first country to commercialize all-solid-state batteries.

With a reputation for high R&D investment and international collaboration South Korea offers significant opportunities for ambitious UK companies developing battery technologies.

Key Technologies:

  • raw materials, critical minerals
  • cell materials and cell components,
  • modules, packs, management systems
  • recycling, second life, life cycle assessment
  • materials & manufacturing processes and supply chains
  • equipment for manufacturing and testing
  • simulation, digitalization of design and process, big data, and AI

Find out how our GBIP in South Korea can help your business grow.

Applications are now closed.

Closing date for application: 3rd November 2023
Pre visit workshop: 13th - 14th December 2023
Innovation visit: 1st - 9th March 2024

 

GBIP in Canada - Critical Minerals

Why Canada? Canada is renowned for its commitment to critical materials circularity and is a prime market for businesses developing innovative solutions in this area. The nation's approach to environmental, societal, and governance considerations positions it as a global leader in sustainable and critical material practices.

Coinciding with this GBIP, Innovate UK and the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) will be launching a collaborative research and development (CR&D) competition to foster UK and Canadian collaboration in critical minerals circularity. This is an opportunity to meet potential Canadian partners and start scoping projects.

We welcome applications from businesses developing innovative technologies that enable the commercialisation of circular solutions for critical minerals and their supply chains. Areas of focus include:

Enhanced Circularity in Critical Minerals.

  • Battery systems.
  • High Performance Permanent Magnet systems.

More Sustainable Use of Critical Minerals.

  • Processing and Manufacturing.
  • Reduction in Use.

Innovations in Environmental, Societal, Governance (ESG) for Critical Minerals.

  • LCA and sustainability models for life cycle analysis of critical minerals and systems.
  • Measurement and accounting for embedded carbon, radioactivity, and other environmental and societal impacts of REE.
  • Provenance (e.g., material passports, digitization, traceability, etc.) of critical minerals and systems

Find out how our GBIP in Canada can help your business grow.

Applications are now closed.

Closing date for application: 8th October 2023
Pre visit briefings: 1st - 2nd November 2023
Innovation visit: 27th November - 1st December 2023

 

GBIP in Denver, USA - Clean Growth

Why the US? The US Government has pledged to cut US greenhouse emissions in half by 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2050. Most recently, the US passed the historic Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) in August 2022, which commits over $400 billion to climate and energy-related provisions over the next ten years.

Colorado is one of the most centrally located areas of the United States and is a national leader in adopting clean energy technologies. The state has one of the highest per capita concentrations of federal science, research, and engineering facilities in the US, including NREL. It was also the first state in the US to pass a voter-approved renewable energy standard, which requires that all investor-owned utilities acquire 30% of their electricity from renewable sources. This major shift towards sustainable energy by both the legislature and the voting public demonstrates Colorado's commitment to clean, renewable energy.

We would welcome applications from innovative companies who could be developing technologies across a broad range of clean growth sectors including:

  • AgriTech (Aquaculture, Crops, Food & Food Systems)
  • Carbon Capture and Utilisation
  • Energy Efficiency (Advanced Manufacturing, Smart Buildings)
  • Energy Storage
  • Energy Systems Integration (Energy Security & Resilience, Grid Modernisation, Integrated Energy Solutions)
  • Low Carbon Materials (steel, aluminum, and concrete)
  • Renewables (Geothermal, Solar, Water, Wind)
  • Sustainable Transport (Aviation, Bioenergy, Hydrogen & Fuel Cells, Electric Vehicles & Charging, Freight)
  • Waste (Packaging, Plastics, Recycling, Waste to Energy)

Find out how our GBIP in the USA can help your business grow.

Applications are now closed.

Closing date for application: 29th September 2023 
Pre visit briefings: 20th February 2024 and 9th April 2024
Innovation visit: 29th April - 3rd May 2024

 

GBIP in Sweden - Advanced Therapies

Why Sweden? Sweden is one of the most innovative countries in the world and a global leader in the health and life sciences sector.  With ambitions to be a world leader in ATMP development by 2030, the country benefits from a thriving biotechnology network and national initiatives coordinated by ATMP Sweden. In May 2023 the Swedish government, through Vinnova, the Swedish Innovation Agency, announced a 160 million SEK budget to establish several national clusters for the commercialisation of advanced therapies, such as the Centre for Commercialisation of Regenerative Medicine, CCRM Nordic, which will be located in “GoCo”, Gothenburg’s Health Innovation City. In 2022, the UK and Sweden signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding on health and life sciences, highlighting ATMP as a priority.  The UK and Swedish governments are due to sign a Strategic Partnership Agreement by the end of this year, which also highlights this important sector.  Opportunities for UK-Swedish ATMP collaboration and partnerships are therefore timely and significant.

Focus Themes:

Innovative and sustainable biomanufacturing processes and process technologies that enable the development of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products and delivery systems.

Find out how our GBIP in Sweden can help your business grow.

Applications are now closed.

Closing date for application: 22nd September 2023 at 5pm
Two-day pre-visit workshop: 19th - 20th October 2023
Innovation visit: 21st - 26th January 2024
Exploitation workshop: 12th March 2024

 

GBIP in Canada - Biomanufacturing of Biologics and Advanced Therapies

Why Canada? Canada has a rich ecosystem for biomanufacturing R&D and investment. It has specific strengths in RNA production, cell and gene therapy, regenerative medicine, and related delivery systems. With world-class academics, many R&D intensive SMEs, and clinical trial and manufacturing infrastructure, it is an ideal collaboration partner for the UK.

This programme is particularly relevant for businesses developing innovative technologies that enable the development and manufacture of novel biological therapeutic products and delivery systems, including, but not limited to:

  • vaccines (prophylactic, therapeutic, various platforms)
  • therapeutic proteins
  • advanced therapy medicinal products, including messenger RNA, small interfering RNA, gene therapies, cell therapies, engineered tissues
  • other biological based therapies, such as bacteriophage or engineered probiotics
  • viral and non-viral, for example Lipid Nano Particles (LNP) platforms, including their components and payloads, as delivery systems for proteins and nucleic acids

Find out how our GBIP in Canada can help your business grow.

Applications are now closed.

Closing date for application: Wednesday 13th September 2023 at 5pm
Two-day pre-visit workshop: 12th - 13th October 2023
Innovation visit: Sunday 12th – Saturday 18th November 2023
Exploitation workshop: Tuesday 16th January

 

GBIP in India - Creative Catalyst

Why India? Creative Industries in India are growing fast, and estimates suggest that the creative economy accounts for $36.2 billion of the overall market size. Media and entertainment represent India’s largest cultural exports, and their strength in IT and CreaTech is an opportunity to explore collaborations and partnerships with UK companies.

The Indian games sector is set to be worth almost £7 billion by 2027, with the visual effects and animation sector worth almost £240 million in 2020 and growing rapidly. Driven by digital growth, advertising revenues in 2020 were over £11 billion (Statista 2021) and rising fast.

You will have the opportunity to attend the IndiaJoy Conference, one of the pioneering Media and Entertainment events in South Asia, amassing the largest stakeholder participation from across the globe. The flagship events at the IndiaJoy Conference are the India Game Developer Conference (IGDC), VFX Summit’s and OTTPulse and Desi Toons. These prestigious international events will unfold excellent opportunities through a series of networking, trade exhibitions, product launches, and B2B & B2C events. 

Focus areas:

  • Video Games Development
  • Publishing
  • Animation
  • Immersive Technologies
  • Visual Effects (VFX)
  • Digital Advertising
  • Marketing and Branding

Find out how our GBIP in India can help your business grow 

Applications are now closed.

Closing date for application: Wednesday 9th August 2023 at 5pm
Two-day pre-visit workshop: Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th October 2023
Innovation visit: Saturday 28 October – Saturday 4 November 2023
Exploitation workshop: February 2024

 

GBIP in Japan - Circular Materials and Manufacturing 

Why Japan? With high population density and limited landfill space, Japan is driven to avoid waste by retaining more value from materials and avoiding incineration for end-of-life products. Japan’s environmental industry reached a record size of 105.3 trillion JPY in 2018 and is estimated to grow to a value of 133.5 trillion JPY in 2050. Businesses related to recycling and waste management, re-manufacturing and repair, leasing and renting and long-life construction were set to account for 40%.

New UK-Japan co-innovation agreements have opened a pipeline of future collaborative funding opportunities, and as a major industrial producer, but with limited domestic metal and mineral resources, this makes the re-manufacturing and recycling market attractive.

Focus areas:

  • Materials and design for resource efficiency and maximum through-life value
  • Resilient supply chains, including resource recovery and recycling
  • Minimising materials use and waste, practising complete traceability, and using new remanufacturing and value retention services
  • Targeted circular economy sectors in plastics, textiles, carbon fibre-reinforced polymers, batteries, PV panels

Find out how our GBIP in Japan can help your business grow.

Applications are now closed.

Closing date for application: 6th September 2023
Two-day pre-visit workshop: 16th and 17th January 2024
Innovation visit: 24th February - 2nd March 2024
Exploitation workshop: May 2024

 

GBIP in Australia - Cyber Security 

Why Australia? Driven by a robust economy, Australia has a strong and growing community of cyber founders with extensive go-to-market expertise. There is a deep focus from all levels of Government on ensuring Australia is a cyber secure nation. This presents a timely and valuable opportunity for companies to test their products and ideas and learn from industry experts.

Australia also recognises the global and collaborative nature of cyber security, and they have a well-defined international engagement strategy. AUKUS is a trilateral security pact between Australia, the UK and the US, announced on 15 September 2021 for the Indo-Pacific region. It includes cooperation on advanced cyber security, innovation and information sharing. 

Find out how our GBIP in Australia can help your business grow.

Applications are now closed.

Closing date for application: 14th August 2023
Pre-visit workshop: 19th - 20th September 2023
Market visit: 13th - 25th October 2023
Post visit workshop: 14th December 2023

 

GBIP in The Netherlands - AI in Agriculture 

Why the Netherlands? The Netherlands is the world's second-largest exporter of agricultural goods. The integration of AI in the horticulture industry within the Netherlands has opened the potential to revolutionise farming practices, promoting sustainability, productivity, and resource efficiency. The Netherlands and the UK share a common vision and collaborate effectively, with robust digital infrastructure and its central location, the Netherlands provides easy access to major European markets, allowing great accessibility to trade and distribution. 

This GBIP is part of the BridgeAI programme, which seeks to increase the adoption of AI and machine learning solutions in the UK economy. The agri-food sector has been identified as an area with high growth potential that could harness the power of AI to increase business productivity, output, and sustainability. 

In both countries, this sector faces common challenges around the impact of climate change, environmental protection and the need for increased resource efficiency and transitioning to Net Zero. The UK and Netherlands have pledged to attain sustainable levels of productivity to fulfill their populations' nutritional requirements, resulting in unique partnership opportunities.

Focus areas:

  • Agriculture  
  • Controlled Environment Agriculture (indoor farming)
  • Total Control Environment Agriculture (vertical farming)

(Focus areas that are excluded are satellite imaging, robotics, livestock and dairy).

Find out how our GBIP in the Netherlands can help your business grow.

Applications are now closed.

Closing date for application: Wednesday 30th August 2023 at 5pm
Two-day pre-visit workshop: Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th October 2023
Innovation visit: Sunday 19th – Friday 24th November 2023
Exploitation workshop: March 2024

 

GBIP in Boston, USA - Offshore Wind

Why the US? The US offshore wind market is anticipated to grow substantially over the coming years, with a target to install 30 GW by 2030. The maturity of the UK supply chain provides businesses with a fantastic opportunity to support this emerging US market with key skills, knowledge, and technological innovations.

To support the development of the offshore wind market, Innovate UK and the National Offshore Wind Research & Development Consortium (NOWRDC) is launching a joint collaborative R&D competition to support UK-US R&D projects. This innovation mission will give UK participants an opportunity to visit Boston to identify potential US collaborators to jointly bid for funding.

Focus areas

  • Development & demonstration of solutions for offshore wind resiliency and transmission coordination
  • O&M Systems Development
  • Technologies to reduce development and operational impacts on the marine biosphere

Find out how our GBIP in The USA can help your business grow 

Applications are now closed.

Closing date for application: 13th August 2023
Pre-visit workshop: 6th - 7th September 2023
Innovation visit:  2nd - 6th October 2023

 

GBIP in South Korea - Hydrogen

Why South Korea? South Korea’s 2019 Hydrogen Economy Roadmap set out the country’s plan to dominate the global hydrogen market with goals to produce 6.2 million fuel cell electric vehicles, 41 thousand hydrogen buses, roll out 1200 refuelling stations and supply 15GW of fuel cells for power generation by 2040.

By February 2023, the country had made significant strides in the adoption of hydrogen technology, with the introduction of 30,000 hydrogen vehicles, 231 hydrogen charging stations, and 893.97 MW of fuel cells for power generation. However, despite these advancements, the expected greenhouse gas reduction targets have not been fully realized.

To ramp up clean hydrogen utilisation the government will establish a hydrogen power generation bidding market, enact legislation for hydrogen business, and introduce a clean hydrogen certification system in 2024.

With the importance of the hydrogen industry gradually emerging local governments are looking to overcome challenges and strengthen their competitiveness through international collaboration and by attracting major hydrogen related projects. 

With a hydrogen economy set to double in size from £9.1 to £17.3 billion in the next 10 years, the opportunities for UK companies developing hydrogen technologies are considerable.

Focus Theme: Innovative Technologies that provide solutions for Low & Green Hydrogen:

  • Infrastructure: distribution of hydrogen and refuelling
  • Storage: for refuelling and on vehicle
  • Transportation

Find out how our GBIP in South Korea can help your business grow 

Applications are now closed.

Closing date for application: 18th August 2023
Pre-visit workshop: 20th and 21st September 2023
Innovation visit:  27th October to 4th November 2023
Exploitation workshop: 6th December 2023

 

GBIP in Singapore - Smart Manufacturing 

Why Singapore? Singapore has an advanced digital economy and is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most innovative cities. Singapore can serve as a gateway to Asia due to its high GDP per capita, healthcare, transport, infrastructure quality and technology adoption, plus an attractive tax system, a familiar legal framework, and the ease of doing business in English. The Singapore Economy 2030 vision establishes manufacturing as a key pillar. The Manufacturing 2030 plan is to increase manufacturing value-add by 50% by 2030.

Focus Areas

We are inviting applications from scale-up and high growth companies enabling innovation in the following areas outlined in the Innovate UK materials and manufacturing vision 2050 www.ukri.org/reimagine-manufacturing:

  • Materials for the future economy – discovery, scaling, accelerating adoption of advanced, bio-based, and sustainable materials, and the associated processing.
  • Smart design – through-life and multidisciplinary design engineering with support of digital tools to de-risk and prototype new ideas.
  • Resilient supply chains – procurement of raw materials and components, and the repurposing of emissions, solid waste, and industrial water back into manufacturing.
  • World-class production – automated and adaptive manufacturing, productivity enhancement, predictive maintenance, biomanufacture and resource efficiency.
  • Longer in use and reuse – sustainable consumption of resources and reuse, repair, recycling, remanufacture, and ultimate disposal products and materials.

We are keen to support organisations in materials and manufacturing embracing innovation to be:

  • Net zero and resource efficient,
  • Resilient and responsive
  • Technologically advanced and digital

Find out how our GBIP in Singapore can help your business grow 

Applications are now closed.

Closing date for application: 13th August 2023
Pre-visit briefing: 12th and 13th September 2023
Innovation visit:  16th - 20th October 2023
Post-visit workshop: Q1 2024

 

GBIP in Singapore - AgriFood

Why Singapore? Asia is expected to be home to 5 billion people by 2050, accounting for 60% of global food consumption. To meet this demand, governments are actively pursuing strategies to ensure greater food security. The ASEAN region is emerging as a major hub for AgriFood and aquaculture innovation and there are significant opportunities for innovative businesses to be successful in the areas of advanced AgriFood and food solutions. Singapore currently imports more than 90% of its food. To effectively buffer from supply disruptions, Singapore Food Agency announced the ‘30 by 30’ plan, aiming to produce 30% of its nutritional needs by 2030. It partners with accelerators and investors to develop an attractive AgriFood ecosystem made up of diverse players across the value chain from farm inputs and systems providers to high-tech commercial farms. Furthermore, through funding and technology transfers, Singapore government actively supports local farmers in transforming and adopting technology to intensify output and attracting foreign entrepreneurs to its shores. As a result, Singapore represents an ideal gateway to Asia for innovative UK businesses.

Focus Areas

We welcome applications from innovative AgriFood companies that focus on, but not limited to:

  • Alternative Proteins Production
  • Aquaculture
  • Controlled Environment
  • Food Waste

Find out how our GBIP in Singapore can help your business grow 

Applications are now closed.

Closing date for application: 27th August 2023
Pre-visit briefing briefing: w/c 2nd October 2023
Innovation visit:  30th October - 3rd November 2023
Post-visit workshop: w/c 4th March 2024

 

GBIP in Ireland - MedTech

Why Ireland? Home to more than 300 Life Sciences companies, numerous research centres, and multiple universities engaged in biomedical research, Ireland is a concentrated Health and Life Sciences hub.

The Irish MedTech market is valued at around €12.6 billion, with an expectation of growth aligned with the following factors:

  • Wider adoption of medical technology in everyday lives
  • Advancements in technology that enable us to detect diseases at an early stage
  • Enhancement of labour with technology

With its strategic position in the European Union and an established ecosystem for life sciences, Ireland is an ideal ecosystem for developing ground breaking technologies in the field of health. A substantial number of Irish Life Sciences and Health companies cooperate with international or knowledge institutions.

Benefits:

  • Explore Ireland’s medical technology and diagnostics opportunities
  • Get a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Ireland
  • Find potential innovation collaborators and partners and develop your network in the UK and globally
  • Improve your company value proposition to international partners and investors

Areas of interest include:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Orthopaedic
  • Neuroscience and Neurotech
  • Genomics, Omics and Molecular Diagnostics

Find out how our GBIP in Ireland can help your business grow 

Applications are now closed.

Closing date for application: 31st July 2023
Pre-visit briefing workshop: 18th September 2023
Innovation visit:  4th - 8th December 2023
Post-visit exploitation workshop: 8th January 2024

 

GBIP in Germany - Sustainable Material for Construction

Why Germany? Germany is ranked consistently in the top 10 most innovative countries in the world, according to the Global Innovation Index, and surpasses EU targets on country R&D spend. It homes a high number of science and technology clusters (three in the top 25 globally), and some of the most innovative regions in Europe. Germany’s High-Tech Strategy and strategies for sustainability, climate change, and energy map well onto the UK’s industrial strategy, particularly in developing a sustainable economy and supporting the energy transition.

Germany has the largest construction industry in Europe presenting opportunities for innovators with sustainable solutions to test and bring to market. Following recent scoping exercises, there has been found to be significant overlap in activity in this sector from the UK and German markets, with potential for future collaboration to reach sustainable solutions.

This GBIP will help develop collaborations between UK businesses and German partners to take advantage of upcoming funding opportunities in research and development, as well as other joint initiatives.

Cologne is also home to The Greener Manufacturing Show Europe which attracts 4,000+ attendees and 130+ speakers. The Innovation Visit will include participation in this important event allowing opportunity to showcase your innovations and meet potential partners.

Focus Areas

We invite applications from SMEs that focus on delivering solutions for sustainability in construction materials including:

  • Green products for the construction industry including cement & concrete, glass, reinforcement materials and advanced binders and chemicals
  • Sustainable manufacturing methods for the construction industry including design for end of life & disassembly, modular design, design for circular economy
  • Advanced enabling technologies including digital techniques specifically targeted to innovations in construction materials processing

Find out how our GBIP in Germany can help your business grow 

Applications are now closed.

Closing date for application: 17th July 2023
Pre-visit briefing workshop: 28th – 29th September 2023
Market visit:  5th – 10th November 2023
Post-visit exploitation workshop: 12th January 2024

 

GBIP in Germany - Artificial Intelligence Transport and Logistics

Why Germany? Germany is recognised, alongside the UK, as a leader in AI with synergies across respective country’s strategies. Germany’s planned investments in AI will be increased to €5 billion by 2025 and has commitments to using AI to reach Net Zero goals which will be directly targeted by this GBIP.

This GBIP will complement the German Federal Government’s new agility in research funding with initiatives such as the “Energy efficient AI system” pilot innovation competition. It will build on Innovate UK’s successful AI GBIP with Germany undertaken in 2022.

Dusseldorf is also home to Logistics Summit exhibition and convention for digitalization and innovation in the logistics sector. The Innovation Visit will include access to this important event allowing opportunity to showcase your innovations and meet potential partners.

Find out how our GBIP in Germany can help your business grow 

Applications are now closed.

Closing date: 17th July 2023 
Pre-visit workshop: 7th-8th September 2023
Market visit: 8th-13th October 2023
Post-visit GBIP workshop: 19th January 2024

 

GBIP in New Zealand - Agri-Tech

Why New Zealand? New Zealand boasts a rich heritage of agricultural excellence and a profound commitment to Agri-Tech development, harnessing the synergy of agriculture and technology to pioneer innovative solutions.

Supported by a thriving start-up ecosystem and government policies conducive to growth, New Zealand prioritises collaboration with international partners, expanding reach and leveraging global expertise. The Agritech Industry Transformation Plan (ITP) launched by the New Zealand government in 2020 outlines ambitious plans for the sector's growth, promoting productivity, sustainability, and alignment with a zero-carbon economy. This GBIP will build on strong relationships already established by Innovate UK’s previous Agri-Tech GBIP completed in 2022. 

In 2022 the NZ Government launched the Centre for Climate Action on Agricultural Emissions to promote development of high-impact technologies and practices particularly in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

The Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom and New Zealand signed an agreement in 2022 aimed at enhancing R&D and innovation collaborations between the two markets. Furthermore, the free trade agreement between New Zealand and the United Kingdom is one of the most comprehensive agreements New Zealand has ever concluded.

We invite applications from innovative companies actively developing new technologies for:

Emissions reduction for grass-based livestock systems

  • Animal health, nutrition and genetics to manage the rumen and cut enteric methane production
  • Remote sensing technologies and decision-making tools to drive efficient resource use and management 
  • Animal waste management and utilisation

Land and Soil Management

  • Regenerative agricultural systems
  • Crop and cultivation strategies
  • Carbon capture and storage technologies

Find out how our GBIP in New Zealand can help your business grow

Applications are now closed.

Closing date: 12th July 2023 
Pre-visit workshop: 28th - 29th September 2023
Market visit: 20th November to 1st December 2023
Post-visit GBIP workshop: 1st February 2024

 

GBIP with Israel - Renewable Energy

Why Israel? Israel is home to a dynamic community of renewable energy innovators. The renewable energy industry in Israel is growing rapidly and is attracting international players to establish research partnerships. The Israeli energy market is changing at a pace and poses opportunities for innovative solutions that have applicability worldwide.

We are looking for businesses that focus on delivering solutions for renewable energy in Israel and UK SMEs in Renewable Energy, including:

  • Energy systems integrating solar
  • Local energy systems, including storage
  • Clean fuels for transport and industry, including hydrogen

The programme will support the development of collaborations between UK businesses and Israeli partners to take advantage of future collaborative activities.

If you are an innovative UK business looking to explore international partnership opportunities to help bring your ideas to commercialisation or may have a new technology, service, process or supply chain model which could be of interest to Renewable Energy in Israel to help achieve their energy climate goals - then this programme is for you.

Find out how our GBIP with Israel can help your business grow

Applications are now closed.

Pre-visit Workshop: 26 - 27 September 2023
Innovation Visit: 15 - 20 October 2023
Post-visit Workshop: January 2024

 

GBIP in Canada - AgriFood

Why Canada? Canada is home to a vibrant start-up culture and a strong ecosystem of world Leading agriculture and food companies. It is the 5th largest agricultural commodities exporter in the world with the sector benefiting from an abundant supply of natural resources including diverse plant, animal and marine life.

Agri-Tech is a strategic priority for collaboration and was a founding pillar in the MoU signed between DSIT. (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology) and Global Affairs Canada. 

Plant-based protein is a key area of focus for Canada. As part of Canada’s Budget 2022, $150 million was earmarked for Protein Industries Canada (PIC). This builds on the previous $173 million entrusted to Protein Industries Canada, through the Global Innovation Cluster Program to advance innovation in plant-based food and ingredients. Having completed successful programs to Canada in the agri-food sector, Innovate UK is looking to build on promoting collaboration and partnerships. Bilateral funding opportunities are now being developed with the Global Business Innovation Programme being a critical activity to help establish strong collaborations and consortia.

We would welcome applications from companies who are involved in developing innovations to support the plant-based protein sector in (but not limited to) the following areas:

  • Ingredients – The development, scaling and optimisation of plant-based ingredients, e.g. oats, beans, peas.
  • Products - The conversion of high protein crops, ingredients and co-products into consumption-ready goods.
  • Adding value / enhancing quality - Innovations to improve the nutritional quality, consumer acceptability, sustainability and safety of plant-based products.
  • Waste stream management - Innovations to add value to waste streams produced during processing of crops such as field peas, lentils, canola, and related ingredients.
  • Animal feed / pet food applications - Innovations related to uses focussed on plant-based animal feed and pet food.

Find out how our GBIP in Canada can help your business grow

Applications are now closed.

Closing date: 4 July 2023
Pre-visit workshop: 8 - 9 August 2023
Market visit: 9-15 September 2023 
Post-visit GBIP workshop: 29 November 2023

 

Previous programmes

 

GBIP: Clean-Tech Partnership Australia

Why Australia? Australia has provided a long-term strategy for the country to achieve net-zero by 2050. Clean hydrogen is predicted to have a huge impact in this area and could be worth more than $50 billion in 2050, representing opportunities for UK businesses to connect, collaborate and capitalise on this growing market.

In July 2021, a letter of intent was signed to make low-emission technologies scalable and commercially viable through the Australia–UK Clean Technology Partnership (CTP). An agreement has been reached to enable a bilateral funding competition associated with the CTP in 2023.

Programme themes:

  • Low cost, low carbon hydrogen production (including green and blue hydrogen), 
  • Safe and efficient hydrogen transport and storage (including deblending, linings, alternative carriers e.g. ammonia), 
  • Products and services that reduce the barriers to hydrogen adoption and investment (including modularisation and as-a-service business models),utilisation in mobility, industry and power.
  • Hydrogen utilisation in mobility, industry and power

Find out how our GBIP in Australia can help your business grow

Application form can be found here

Example GBIP Application Form can be found here
Briefing Event (Slides) can be found here
Briefing Event (Recording) can be found here

Closing date: 15th May 2023
In-person GBIP workshop: June 2023 
Market visit Friday: 21st July - 2nd August 2023
Post-visit GBIP workshop: 4th October 2023

 

GBIP in Taiwan - Semiconductors

Why Taiwan? Semiconductors are an essential component of the electronic devices that are indispensable and ubiquitous in the world around us, enabling communications, computing, healthcare, military systems, transportation, clean energy, and countless other applications.  The global semiconductor industry is set to become a trillion-dollar industry by 2030, with around 70% of growth predicted to be driven by the automotive, data storage, and wireless industries.

Taiwan is known as the “silicon shield” of the semiconductor industry and manufactures over 60% of the world’s semiconductors and 92% of those that are most advanced.  The sector makes up 15% of Taiwan’s GDP. With an abundance of cutting-edge technology, The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has constructed giant fabrication plants “fabs”, which achieve 95% yields, and dominates semiconductor manufacturing.  Clients include major technology firms such as Apple, Qualcomm and Nvidia.

With the global demand for electronics rising in areas such as electric vehicles, smart cities, telecommunications and healthcare and the necessity to make chips smaller, faster and more power efficient, the opportunities for UK companies to collaborate with Taiwanese counterparts are significant.

Find out how our GBIP in Taiwan can help your business grow

Online application form here. Application deadline 12th May 2023 

Watch the recording of the briefing event here

Pre-visit Briefing workshop: 21st and 22nd June 2023
Innovation Visit: 3rd - 10th September 2023
Exploitation workshop: 18th October 2023

 

GBIP in Canada - Ocean Technology

Why Canada? Canada has become a world leader in engineering products and services suited to extreme harsh ocean environments, marine remote sensing technologies, and ocean observing systems. More than half of Canada's $30bn ocean economy is anchored in Atlantic Canada, including the key province of Nova Scotia. 

Atlantic Canada and Nova Scotia, in particular, is home to a strong cluster of ocean industries and to ground breaking ocean research. the region is quickly becoming a globally recognised hub of oceans expertise with the potential to be a significant contributor to a number of Global Value Chains associated with the oceans sector.

The Innovation Visit to Canada includes participation at Canada's premier event for the ocean technology sector, The H2O: Home to Overseas Conference and Exhibition.

Find out how our GBIP in Canada can help your business grow

Online application form here. Application deadline 23rd April 2023 

Pre-visit Briefing workshop: 22nd May 2023
Innovation Visit: 11th - 17th June 2023
Exploitation workshop: 21st September 2023

 

GBIP in Singapore - Net Zero

Why Singapore? An advanced digital economy consistently ranked as one of the world's most innovative cities, Singapore can serve as a gateway to Asia due to its high GDP per capita, healthcare, transport, infrastructure quality and technology adoption, plus an attractive tax system, a familiar legal framework, and the ease of doing business in English.

Launched in February 2021, the Singapore Green Plan 2030 seeks to galvanise a whole-of-nation movement and advance Singapore's national agenda on sustainable development, The Green Plan charts ambitious and concrete targets over the next 10 years, strengthening Singapore's commitments under the UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and Paris Agreement, and position to achieve its long-term net zero emission aspirations by 2050.

We are inviting applications from innovative companies operating in sectors that can accelerate the sustainable deployment of net zero urban solutions across the challenges of the electrification transition, environmental protection & management, and sustainable building. These include areas such as:

  • Energy storage technologies and materials
  • Sustainable heating and cooling
  • Net Zero transportation and mobility
  • Circular resource management
  • Enhancing ecosystem services
  • Green/Blue infrastructure provision
  • Novel Supply Chain management and construction systems
  • Smart Urban infrastructure planning
  • Citizen engagement and behaviour change

Find out how our GBIP in Singapore can help your business grow

Online application form here. Application deadline Sunday 16th April 2023 

Register for the applicant briefing W/C 27th March 2023 here

Pre-visit Briefing: W/C 8th May 2023 and W/C 22nd May 2023
Innovation Visit: 5th - 9th June 2023
Post-visit Workshop: Q3 2023

 

GBIP in the Netherlands: Medtech and Diagnostics

Why the Netherlands?  Home to more than 3100 Life Sciences companies, 26 research campuses, 8 university medical centres, and 12 universities engaged in biomedical research in a 120-mile radius, the Netherlands is the most concentrated Life Sciences & Health hub in the world. KPMG estimated the Dutch MedTech market to be worth €4.7bn.

With the European Medicines Agency (EMA) being situated in the Netherlands, it has strengthened the country’s position as the ideal ecosystem in Europe for developing ground-breaking technologies in the field of health. More than 50% of the Dutch Life Sciences and Health companies (in numbers) cooperate with non-Dutch companies or knowledge institutions.

There is a preparation phase, 5-day innovation visit focused on MedTech and Diagnostics, a post-visit exploitation workshop and follow up support of approximately 12 months from an Innovate UK Business Growth Innovation and Growth Specialist, helping your business maximise the opportunities identified,including developing innovation projects with partners in the territory.

We would welcome applications from innovative companies involved in developing the range of products spanning medical devices and diagnostics. Applicants should be developing innovations aimed at predicting the onset of disease to enable earlier interventions, preventing major societal health challenges and medical technologies aimed at improved disease 
management. 

Areas of interest include:

• Medical Devices 
• In vitro Diagnostics
• Diagnostic Imaging
• Genomics, Omics and Molecular Approaches

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Pre-visit Workshop: 8th March 2023
Innovation Visit: 17th – 21st April 2023
Post-visit Workshop: 12th July 2023

 

GBIP in India - Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD)

Why India? The Asia Pacific Region is the largest market for power electronics globally and India is one of the key markets for growth due to an increasing demand for electricity consumption, focus on renewables and manufacturing capabilities. India imported $1.8Bn of power electronic devices in FY20/21. India represents an exciting partner for collaboration in this sector to address key challenges in the supply chains for both countries.

Innovate UK is currently working on developing an industrial CR&D funding programme with the Government of India, which is expected to open in early 2023. Ongoing discussions include PEMD as a potential area of bilateral focus, and this GBIP will promote new relationships in the form of B2B collaborations and academic links between the UK and India in this sector.

This initiative is particularly relevant for businesses in the areas of Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) technologies, that enable the control and delivery of electrical energy, and which underpin clean, green transport. Specific areas of interest are:

•    Compound semiconductor fabrication
•    Compound semiconductor device packaging
•    Compound semiconductor power conversion
•    Permanent magnets manufacturing and recycling
•    Electric machine design
•    Electric machine control
•    Kerbside EV chargers
•    Reluctance 2 and 3-wheeler powertrains
 

Find out how our GBIP in India can help your business grow

Applications are now closed

Successful applicants notified week commencing 20th February 2023
Pre-visit briefings week commencing 6th March 2023 & 20th March 2023
Market visit – 22nd – 29th April 2023

 

GBIP Norway - Clean Maritime

Why Norway? Norway is a global leader in maritime de-carbonisation, both in government policy and in delivery. The country’s ocean industry accounts for 70% of its export earnings. The Norwegian Shipowners’ Association have set ambitious Greenhouse gas emissions targets, including cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030 and only ordering ships capable of running with zero net emissions from 2030.

Norway  has several key projects and solutions for clean maritime already deployed, with a very active ecosystem of businesses, customers, and innovators. Norway has recently built the world’s first liquid hydrogen powered ferry and additional innovative clean vessel designs are gaining approval from classification societies. The country is also leading in electric vessel propulsion, recently launching the world’s largest electric ferry. 

To enable these innovative vessels, Norway is also leading the development of port and offshore bunkering and charging infrastructure.Norway is also a signatory to the Green Shipping Corridors declaration at COP26, alongside the UK. There is great opportunity available for UK-Norway collaboration to develop the vessels and infrastructure required to enable these Green Shipping Corridors.

Benefits: 
• Explore Clean Maritime opportunities in Norway
• A better understanding of the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Norway
• Find potential innovation collaborators and partners and develop your network in the UK and globally
• Improve your company value proposition to international partners and investors
 

Find out how our GBIP in Norway can help your business

Applications are now closed

Pre-visit Workshop: 4th April 2023
Innovation Visit: 5th – 9th June 2023
Post-visit Workshop: 4th October 2023

 

GBIP South Korea - Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Why South Korea? Home to global car giant Hyundai, South Korea is the fifth largest automobile manufacturer in the world producing 3.46 million cars in 2022.  

In September this year the Korean government launched the country’s Mobility Innovation Roadmap and set out its plan to establish itself as a global leader in the mobility and innovative services sector.

To facilitate the early operation of the high-tech future mobility network the country aims to overhaul the public transportation system by 2024, introduce self-driving taxis and buses by 2025, make level 4 passenger cars available by 2027 and ensure half of all cars made locally will be autonomous by 2035.

The country benefits from a world class state of the art ICT infrastructure and boasts leading electronics, telecommunications and tech platform companies such as Samsung, SK Telecom and Naver Corp.  With a reputation for high R&D investment and international collaboration South Korea offers significant opportunities for ambitious UK companies developing connected and autonomous vehicle technologies. 

Find out how our GBIP in South Korea can help your business.

Briefing event recording here
Applications are now closed.
 

Key Dates:
Pre-visit workshop 7&8 February 2023
Innovation visit 25 March -2 April 2023
Exploitation workshop 16 May 2023

 

GBIP in the USA (San Diego): Ocean Technology

In 2016, San Diego established its Blue Economy Incubator to assist in the creation, development and scaling of new water-dependent business ventures on San Diego Bay focusing on sustainable aquaculture and related blue technologies. It’s ocean tech industries and related economic activity comprise one of the most unique regional economies in the world with businesses that include aquaculture, research, ocean observation, mining, hydrography and naval activity. The US also offers the ocean community the largest subsea market in the world meaning it is attractive to international businesses looking to get a foothold in this region.

This initiative is particularly relevant for ambitious innovative UK businesses in the areas of: aquaculture, fisheries, marine energy, marine environmental monitoring, marine net zero, marine observations, marine robotics, marine transportation, and ocean plastics.

The Innovation Visit to the ocean tech hub of San Diego, California, includes participation at Oceanology International Americas. This is the must-attend event for those involved in exploring, monitoring, developing, protecting and operating in the world’s oceans, from seabed to surface and beyond. The three-day conference and exhibition features live on-water demos, B2B matchmaking opportunities through pre-arranged 1-2-1 meetings with like-minded American and international businesses, and a programme of social and networking events.

Find out how our GBIP in the USA can help your business grow.

Applications are now closed.. 
Innovation Visit: Sunday 12 February - Saturday 18 February 2023
Post-Visit Exploitation Workshop: Tuesday 16 May 2023

 

GBIP in Canada (Ontario): Autonomous Vehicles

Why Canada? For more than 100 years, Ontario has been a leading automotive manufacturing and supply jurisdiction. In 2018, Ontario was the second-largest assembler in North America, building two million vehicles. By harnessing Ontario’s automotive, manufacturing, technology, and mining clusters — including a regional network of technology development sites, leading industry expertise, R&D centres, innovation hubs, and testing facilities, UK companies can tap into a wide range of resources, capabilities, and opportunities aimed at continuing autonomous vehicle technology development, infrastructure, and legislation. This programme will include a physical market visit in February 2023 to Ontario, Canada. 
 
This programme will take a cohort of innovative companies who are involved in connected and automated mobility (CAM) systems, including but not limited to: 
 
-    Perception & Localisation
-    Safety or Mission Critical Vehicle Systems including Cyber Security
-    Advanced Software Solutions
-    Verification and Validation (V&V) of CAM
-    Technologies for Human Machine Interface (HMI) systems either interior or exterior to the vehicle and Autonomous Vehicle Infrastructure. 

The applicant can be undertaking activities as a core technology provider and/or a solutions integrator of the product or service.

Find out hour our GBIP in Canada can help your business grow.
 

Applications are now closed.
Market visit    Tuesday 21st February – Monday 27th February 2023
Virtual post-visit GBIP workshop     Wednesday 10th May 2023

 

GBIP in Germany and Switzerland: Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Why Germany and Switzerland? Germany is a key player in AMR; its Federal Ministry of Health invested more than EUR 56 million to fund the German Antibiotic Resistance Strategy to develop new treatments for bacterial infections and currently hosts the secretariat for the Global AMR Research and Development Collaboration Hub.

The 7th AMR Conference will be held in Basel, Switzerland focusing on Novel Antimicrobials & AMR Diagnostics. The innovation visit will include access to both days of the conference providing opportunities to hear from world-leading AMR experts, as well as 1-to-1 matchmaking meetings to find new collaborators and partners and to grow your business.

Find out how our GBIP with Germany and Switzerland can help your business grow.

Applications are now closed.
In-person GBIP workshop: Friday 20th January 2023
Market visit: Monday 13th March – Friday 17th March 2023
Post-visit GBIP workshop: Mid to late April 2023 (date TBA)

 

GBIP in Taiwan - Net Zero Cities

Why Taiwan? Taiwan has an open, outward-looking culture and can be seen as a gateway to other markets in the region. With Taiwan’s traditionally strong base in hardware development, and current push to develop digital economy solutions and IoT deployments, there is an opportunity for UK businesses to both develop their hardware capabilities, and to collaborate to build new systemic solutions that solve critical urban challenges and meet citizen needs. Through an emerging focus on Net Zero, UK businesses are well-positioned to share their solutions and expertise in this area, and the concurrent Smart City Summit and Expo (SCSE) can provide a better understanding of market needs and practical collaboration opportunities.

This programme will include a physical market visit in March 2023 and attendance at Smart City Summit and Expo, Taiwan. It will take a cohort of businesses focused on delivering Net Zero Cities innovations. Solutions can be drawn from sectors including, but not limited to:
 
-    Transportation and mobility
-    Energy systems
-    Intelligent buildings and housing 
-    Circular and sharing economy
-    Urban infrastructure and planning 
-    Citizen engagement and behaviour change
-    Resource management
-    Food systems
 
Find out how our GBIP in Taiwan can help your business grow..
 
Applications are now closed.
In-person GBIP workshop: Wednesday 8th February – Thursday 9th February 2023
Market visit: Saturday 25th March – Friday 31st March 2023
Virtual post-visit GBIP workshop: Wednesday 31st May 2023

 

GBIP in Australia - Agritech

Why Australia? The adoption of technology presents a significant opportunity for Australian agriculture to improve profitability, with digital technologies alone predicted to increase gross value of agricultural production by 25% to over $20billion. Australia’s agriculture industry is on track to be a $100 billion industry by 2030, creating a perfect launchpad for UK businesses to connect, collaborate and scale in a diverse and rapidly growing market.

This GBIP will be physical and include an 11-day market visit that includes participation at Evoke Ag; Asia Pacific’s premier Agri-Tech event in Adelaide (21-22 February 2023). This GBIP cohort will join the Global Incubator Programme (GIP) at Evoke Ag where there will be a joint UK presence. 

Programme themes

Innovative UK companies who are involved in driving resource use efficiency and productivity through the development of innovative solutions for Agri-Tech in the following areas:

-    Sustainable Food Production Systems.
-    Alternative Proteins.
-    Climate Smart Agri-Tech Solutions.
-    Robotics, Automation and AI.
-    Application of Satellite Technology.
-    Controlled Environment Agriculture.
-    Carbon Measuring and Reporting Technology.
-    Advanced Breeding Technology.
-    Regenerative Agriculture.
-    Integrated Pest Management.
-    Livestock Management Technology.
-    Data Interoperability.
-    Food Traceability and Provenance.

Find out how our GBIP in Australia can help your business grow

Applications are now closed.
Market visit:  Saturday 18 February – Wednesday 1 March 2023
Virtual post-visit:  GBIP workshop, Wednesday 10 May 2023

 

GBIP in USA (Denver): Clean Growth

Why USA? The US Government has pledged to cut US greenhouse emissions in half by 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2050. As a result, the US is scaling up the development and deployment of clean energy technologies to build a new clean energy infrastructure and economy.

Colorado is one of the most centrally located areas of the United States and is a national leader in adopting clean energy technologies. The state has one of the highest per capita concentrations of federal science, research, and engineering facilities in the US, including NREL. It was also the first state in the US to pass a voter-approved renewable energy standard, which requires that all investor-owned utilities acquire 30% of their electricity from renewable sources. This major shift towards sustainable energy by both the legislature and the voting public demonstrates Colorado's commitment to clean, renewable energy.

Find out how our GBIP in USA can help your business grow

Applicant Briefing recording here

Applications closed on 21st October

 

GBIP in New Zealand: Agritech

Innovate UK has launched a Global Business Innovation Programme (GBIP) to help UK Agri-Tech SMEs pursue growth and innovation opportunities through collaboration with New Zealand peers.

It will help up to 15 innovation-focused UK businesses, who will be developing solutions to common industry challenges such as the need for more efficient and precision farming through robotics and satellite data.

SMEs can apply to the GBIP below and applications close on August 31, 2022.

Why New Zealand?

Investment in R&D by New Zealand’s top 22 Agri-Tech companies is up 6.5% year on year, outlining a focus on innovation for the sector. Larger Agri-Tech and primary industry companies are increasingly working with start-ups to collaborate and solve problems together, which is producing a growing number of new commercial entities.

The New Zealand Government launched its Industry Transformation Plan (ITP). The ITP sets out an approach to the long-term transformation of the Agri-Tech sector to make it more productive and sustainable as part of a zero-carbon economy through support to accelerate growth, attract investment, increase commercialisation and global opportunities, and address data interoperability.

Additional investment of NZ$339 million to support the Agriculture sector to develop and disseminate new technologies in accelerating greenhouse gas mitigations was announced in May 2022.

Find more information in our GBIP New Zealand Agri-Tech brochure.

Applications Closed on 31st August.

 

GBIP Foundation Industries with India

Foundation Industries in India are seeing growing demand for products due to India’s increasing population, expanding market and associated large-scale public-sector investments. Through previous discussions with Indian Foundation Industries, we know similar sustainability challenges are being faced to their UK counterparts. To enable collaborative innovation on this topic, UKRI is working with the Department for Science and Technology in India on a bilateral funding opportunity in the near future. This will enable businesses attending this GBIP to meet with potential project partners. 

For this GBIP we are looking for: businesses that focus on delivering sustainability solutions for the foundation industries in India and UK SMEs in the Foundation Industries. Solutions we are looking to focus on include:

  • Enabling technologies - digital solutions, sensors and controls, heat recovery systems, value added processes for waste streams specific to the Foundation Industries
  • New business models for the Foundation Industries
  • New and efficient production processes for the Foundation Industries 
  • New supply chain models for the Foundation Industries

Find out how our GBIP with India can help your business grow.

Applications closed on Wednesday 30 September, 2022

 

GBIP in USA: Battery Technologies

Why USA? The US Government has committed to a 100% clean energy electricity grid by 2035 and a net zero transport sector by 2050. As a key enabling technology, global battery demand and manufacturing capacity is forecast to accelerate, with investment into manufacturing capacity running into the tens of billions of dollars in the US alone. 

In Executive Order 14017: America’s Supply Chains: Supply Chains for High-Capacity Batteries, the Biden Administration set out some key goals that includes:

  • create an estimated 450GWh of battery demand 
  • 10+ TWh of dispatchable energy storage to achieve net zero 
  • invest in mineral specific strategies
  • establish a National Recovery and Recycling policy. 

In the revised Atlantic Charter issued in June 2021, there was a commitment to strengthen science and technology collaboration between the UK and the US, including on batteries. Research into and development of next generation batteries is a high priority. 

Find out how our GBIP in USA can help your business grow.

Applications closed at 09:00 on Friday 10 June.

 

GBIP in India:  Digital Manufacturing

Why India? The pandemic has played a big part in accelerating digital adoption for businesses in India. This rapid change, combined with the Indian Government’s ambition to make India a global manufacturing hub, presents major opportunities in the digital manufacturing space. The sector ecosystem is also supported by programmes and schemes such as Make in India, Digital India and Startup India.

This initiative is relevant for businesses in the advanced manufacturing sector, focused on delivering digital manufacturing solutions, such as:

Digital design for sustainable product development
Industrial digital technologies for process efficiency and productivity optimisation
Predictive maintenance (PdM), condition monitoring, inspection, and testing
Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and data technologies
Robotics and automation
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and connected factories 
Augmented Reality (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR)

The programme will include a visit to Pune (the manufacturing, industrial and educational hub of India and 2nd largest city in Maharashtra), and Bengaluru (innovation and startup hub and capital of Karnataka). Both cities have well-developed innovation communities and ecosystems for digital manufacturing:

Pune has four universities, 200 colleges and several Industrial parks such as Hinjewadi IT park and IndoSpace. Bengaluru is home to some of the largest heavy engineering industries backed-up with a strong IT, R&D and startup ecosystem.  These areas of interest identified reflect the opportunities for participation and joint working relationships between the UK and India, and support the wider work in both cities by other parts of the UK government innovation ecosystem.

Find out how our GBIP in India can help grow your business.

Applications closed on Wednesday 22nd June.

 

GBIP in South Korea: Smart Cities

South Korea ranked first in the Bloomberg Index of Most Innovative Nations 2021 and is home to global leading electronics and IT companies such as Samsung, LG Electronics and Naver. For over two decades South Korea has been embracing its cutting-edge technology infrastructure and is exploiting its superfast internet speeds to solve urban problems and improve quality of life by applying smart and disruptive technologies to cities. Having invested in exemplary smart city projects it is now turning its ambitious vision into realistic plans.

In November 2021 the country’s Transport Ministry announced a $215 million investment to establish 64 local smart city platforms by 2025 and put local citizens at the heart of creating tailor-made next-generation city infrastructure.  

With an established National Strategic Smart City Programme, renowned smart city projects in Seoul and Sejong, a reputation for high R&D investment and international collaboration, this is a market which offers significant opportunity for ambitious UK companies developing technologies that solve net zero city challenges and support sustainable urban development.

  1. Find out how our GBIP in South Korea can help your business.
  2. For more information watch the briefing event here
  3. Applications are now closed.

 

GBIP in Germany or Canada: Artificial Intelligence

Innovative businesses are invited to apply for only one of these programmes in Germany or Canada.

Each programme consists of a preparation phase, a five-day innovation visit focussed on Artificial Intelligence (AI) that includes a post-visit exploitation workshop and support for approximately 12 months from an Innovate UK Business Growth Innovation and Growth Specialist.

Why Germany? In 2018, the German government published the German AI Strategy, with an associated budget of €5 billion until 2025, which outlined the progress made in AI and the future goals of the sector. As part of the 2020 update, sustainability and international outreach is placed at the heart of new initiatives offering significant opportunities for UK companies.

Why Canada? In 2017, Canada was the first country in the world to announce a national strategy for AI with a multi-million-dollar investment supporting R&D, skills, talent attraction and retention. The country has a strong foundation in AI and a thriving start-up ecosystem. The Canadian government has also developed a series of initiatives to engage the private sector and advanced the innovation agenda, including the AI Innovation Super cluster Initiative.

Find out how our GBIPs in Germany or Canada can help your business grow.

Applications are now closed.

Watch the briefing event video from 2nd March.

 

GBIP in Portugal: Eureka

Why Portugal? This GBIP will include a visit to Portugal and attendance at the EUREKA Global Innovation Summit 2022 held in Estoril. It builds on the UK’s 35 years of collaborative innovation with Portugal through the EUREKA initiative, with over 600 UK and 200 Portuguese research projects collectively worth over €1.3B supported in that time. Portugal’s 3 per cent of GDP spend on R&D, and the commitment to a 45% to 55% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and Net Zero by 2050 makes the country a key partner. The Global Innovation Summit 2022 offers a unique possibility for selected businesses to network, exchange ideas, and develop business opportunities with businesses and other organisations from Portugal as well as over 45 other countries which are part of the EUREKA network.

Find out how our GBIP in Portugal can help your business grow.

Applications are now closed.

 

GBIP in India: Urban Systems

Over the next 30 years, some 400 million people are expected to move into urban environments across India. This presents major opportunities and challenges which are captured in part by the Government of India's 100 Smart Cities mission.

The vision is bold and far-reaching, striving to promote core infrastructure elements in large urban areas such as good water and electricity supplies, sanitation and affordable housing.

This initiative to India is relevant to businesses focusing on delivering net zero solutions that address:

  • citizen engagement and sustainable behaviour change
  • intelligent buildings and housing
  • new energy solutions
  • improving urban health
  • smart mobility
  • urban infrastructure, planning and transportation
  • water and waste management.

You will visit Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana, and Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. Both cities have well-developed innovation communities and rank highly in smart city indices, with Chennai being a more mature smart city market and Hyderabad earlier stage and rapidly developing.

Find out how our GBIP in India can help your business grow.

Applications are now closed.

 

GBIP in China: Healthy Ageing

This programme aims to facilitate collaboration between UK and China for the development of motor function technology and the adaptation of urban environments to support healthy ageing.

It forms part of the Healthy Ageing Flagship Challenge Programme (FCP) delivered by the UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) - a joint UK-China strategic initiative to support cutting-edge research and innovation partnerships that address global challenges.

With a rapidly ageing society, China presents many opportunities for innovative businesses to develop new products and services that will support senior citizens.

Find out how our GBIP in China can help your business grow.

Find the briefing event video from 8th February 2022 here

Applications are now closed.

 

GBIP in Canada: Biomanufacturing of Advanced Therapies

This programme aims to foster bilateral development and collaboration between the UK and Canada, in the area of Biomanufacturing of Advanced Therapies. It follows a successful, virtual inward visit from Canadian biomanufacturing companies and centres of research & commercialisation excellence in 2021.

There are three phases, one of which is an innovation visit to Toronto and Vancouver, both cities with excellent ecosystems in biomanufacturing. Toronto hosts 9 teaching and 23 affiliated hospitals and benefits from being in the heart of MaRS Discovery District, Toronto’s urban innovation hub. Vancouver is home to leading academic institutions hosting spin outs and incubators.
  
This programme is particularly relevant for businesses working in the manufacture of cell therapies such as stem cell, natural killer cells, T-cell and other engineered cell therapies; gene therapies using viral and non-viral vectors; vaccine manufacturing; and regenerative medicine.

Find out how our GBIP in Canada can help your business grow.

Watch the event briefing held on Tuesday 1 March 2022 here.

Applications are now closed.

 

GBIP in South Africa: Sustainable Plastics

With a population of around 60 million, an established plastic packaging production and treatment sector and approximately 800,000 tonnes of mismanaged plastic waste per year, South Africa has the scale and infrastructure to benefit from exploiting innovative solutions for plastic waste.

We are seeking applications from innovative UK businesses that are focused on, but not limited to:

  • Flexible film packs including small formats
  • Reusable packaging and refill business models
  • Collecting, cleaning, decontaminating, sorting, separating
  • End market development

Find out how our GBIP in South Africa can help your business to grow and scale globally.

Watch the event briefing held on Tuesday 1 March here.

Applications are now closed.

 

GBIP in Canada: Ocean Technology

Canada has become a world leader in engineering products and services suited to extreme harsh ocean environments, marine remote sensing technologies, and ocean observing systems. Atlantic Canada and Nova Scotia, in particular, is home to a strong cluster of ocean industries and to ground breaking ocean research. This region is quickly becoming a globally recognised hub of oceans expertise with the potential to be a significant contributor to a number of Global Value Chains associated with the oceans sector. 

This initiative is particularly relevant for ambitious innovative UK businesses in the areas of: aquaculture, fisheries, marine energy, marine environmental monitoring, marine net zero, marine observations, marine robotics, marine transportation, and ocean plastics.

The Innovation Visit to Halifax, Nova Scotia, includes participation at Canada’s premier event for the ocean technology sector. The H2O: Home to Overseas Conference and Exhibition will include: the ocean industry showcase, UK pavilion presence, exclusive networking opportunities through pre-arranged B2B meetings with like-minded Canadian and international businesses, formal receptions and the high-profile international Oceans Gala Dinner. This year’s conference will also include on-water demos at the Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE).

Find out how our GBIP in Canada can help your business to grow and scale globally.

Applications are now closed.

 

GBIP in the Netherlands: Women in Innovation Agri-Tech

Helping you grow and scale your business by connecting you with the world-leading Dutch Agri-Tech science and innovation eco-system

The Netherlands horticulture sector is the 2nd biggest agriculture exporter in the world, known for their modernised farming methods and innovative and sustainable farming practices. The country has enjoyed good working relationships with the UK, and shared approaches in science-based solutions.

The Agri-Food sector in both countries faces common issues including climate impacts and action, net-zero, environmental protection and resource use efficiency. This is set against the backdrop of achieving high levels of sustainable productivity to help feed our populations providing many opportunities for innovative partnerships.

This Women in Innovation Agri-Tech programme seeks to strengthen these ties through female entrepreneurs leading the way in this sector. The areas of interest for the programme are focused around:

•    Horticultural Production
•    Precision / Robotic Farming
•    Livestock Improvement / Genomics
•    Novel Foods
•    Food Waste streams
•    Net Zero

The benefit of being involved with this in-market programme will include a visit to the GreenTech Amsterdam event, providing opportunities to meet industry professionals from all over the world, as well as have the chance to visit the famous Floriade exhibition.

These areas of interest reflect the opportunities for participation and joint working relationships between the UK and the Netherlands, with collaborations in these areas already being funded through the European Framework Programme, Horizon 2020. 

Applications are now closed.

 

GBIP in China: Fixed and Floating Offshore Wind

China is the world's largest offshore wind market having recently overtaken the UK with 11.3GW of total installed capacity by the end of June 2024, and 3,63GW of new capacity added in the first 6 months of 2021 alone.

Find out how our GBIP in China can help your business grow.

Applications are now closed.

 

GBIP in Singapore: Space Technology

Singapore is an advanced digital economy with leading developments in smart city and smart transport hub technologies, two important areas for satellite technology development and application. The GSTC is also the West/East bridge for the space sector bringing audiences and potential connections from the wider region.

Find out how our GBIP in Singapore can help your business grow. Applications are now closed.

Find the briefing event video from 25 October here.

 

GBIP in Taiwan: Offshore Renewable Energy

Taiwan is an important emerging market for the growth of low carbon energy sources such as offshore wind. The Taiwanese Bureau of Energy recently announced plans to auction 15 GW of offshore wind capacity over the next 15 years across 36 zones. 

Find out how our GBIP in Taiwan can help your business grow. Applications are now closed.

 

GBIP in the USA: Audience of the Future

Austin in Texas is home to South by Southwest (SXSW), best known for its conference and festivals that see the convergence of tech, film, music, education, and culture. SXSW 2022 will be the chance for digital creatives to hear cutting-edge ideas, discover new interests, and network with other professionals who share a similar appetite for forward-focused experiences.

Find out how our GBIP in the USA can help your business grow. Applications are now closed.

 

GBIP in Tokyo, Japan: Battery Technologies

Batteries will play an important role in helping to achieve the net-zero target by 2050. Although this area is a key strength for Japan, there are many unique opportunities for international business partnerships to help tackle some of the key challenges faced in the market. 

This initiative is particularly relevant for businesses that focus on propulsion battery development, new and emerging battery technologies (automotive battery and sub-components) and businesses that
provide stationary storage solutions for both grid and home.

Find out how our GBIP in Japan can help your business. Applications are now closed.

 

GBIP in South Korea: Smart Sustainable Manufacturing

South Korea benefits from world class digital infrastructure, is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world and ranks second for R&D spending amongst OECD countries. With funding over $414.4 million supported by a national AI strategy the country is creating 2000 AI based factories, 10 smart industrial zones and building a specialist innovation and data centre to support AI based solutions and manufacturing facilities.  

With an R&D strategy which places greater investment into SMEs and international collaboration the opportunities for innovation led UK companies to contribute technical expertise and gain market access are unmissable.

Find out how our smart sustainable manufacturing GBIP in South Korea can help your business.

Applications are now closed.

Find the briefing event video from 17th November here.

Learn about our other upcoming GBIPs in South Korea and how they can help your business.

 

GBIP in India: Medical Devices and Digital Health

The Indian government has made the medical device industry a priority for the country and is worth $11 billion. It is growing rapidly with an estimated market value of $50 billion by 2025.There are currently six medical device manufacturing clusters and more in the pipeline. 

India has also launched the National Digital Health Mission which will support integrated digital health infrastructure across the country. 

Find out how our medical devices and digital health GBIP in India can help your business.

Applications are now closed.

 

GBIP in Sweden: Sustainable Aviation

Sweden has a long aeronautical history.  Today the aerospace sector employs over 14000 people and has an annual turnover of more than 2.6 billion Euro. Traditionally dominated by two large companies Saab AB and GKN Aerospace Sweden AB the Swedish government’s aviation strategy is placing greater emphasis on developing a strong SME aerospace community.  The country has identified itself as an international role model of sustainability and became the first country in the world in 2020 to achieve completely fossil-free airport operations.  

With a clear national research and innovation agenda set out in NRIA Flyg 2020, which prioritises the environment and international collaboration, and a background of successful bilateral funding collaborations run by ATI and Vinnova 2018 and 2020,  this market offers significant opportunity for UK companies developing sustainable aviation solutions.
 

Find out how our  GBIP in Sweden can help your business. 

Find the briefing event recording here

Applications are now closed.  

 

GBIP in China: Audience of the Future

China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism recently released the new five-year plan for cultural industry development 2021-2025. The plan encourages new technologies and digitisation to promote the innovation and product development. China's VR industry reached 41.35 billion yuan in 2020 and is expected to reach 105.16 billion yuan in 2023. Development of 5G is expected to have a positive impact on the deployment and adoption of immersive technologies, especially within education, healthcare, entertainment, and telecommuting.

This initiative is particularly relevant for businesses in AR/VR/MR/XR, Haptics, Sonics and other Sensory interfaces, Advanced Visualisations and Display technologies, AI & 5G, Real time and associated production technologies.

Find out how our GBIP in China can help your business grow.

Applications are now closed.
 

GBIP in Singapore: AgriFood

Asia is expected to be home to 5 billion people by 2050, accounting for 60% of global food consumption. To meet this demand, governments are actively pursuing strategies to ensure greater food security.

The ASEAN region is emerging as a major hub for AgriFood and aquaculture innovation and there are significant opportunities for innovative businesses to be successful in the areas of advanced AgriFood and food solutions.

Find out how our GBIP in Singapore can help your business grow.

Applications are now closed.

 

GBIP in India: Sustainable Fashion

India is an international superpower in textile and garment manufacturing, with the industry predicted to be the sixth largest in the world by 2022,worth over £44bn. 

With India being the fourth largest supplier of textile and apparel products to the UK, there is an opportunity for the UK fashion industry to work with India to lead the development of ethical and sustainability practices, and help address environmental challenges to benefit the economy for both nations.

Find out how our GBIP in India can help your business grow.

Applications are now closed.

 

GBIP in Japan: 5G Technology

This visit focuses on Japan’s game-changing cellular technology system. Japan is embracing 5G and is expected to become the dominant force in cellular technology by 2026. 

The country is also leading the way in cellular technology, with a multi-national company, Soft Bank aiming to deploy over 50,000 5G base stations to target 90% of the population by March 2022. 

This initiative is particularly relevant for businesses that focus on the diversification of the UK’s 5G ecosystem, including enhanced cyber security, speed of deployment and a reduction in the integration barriers. 

Find out how our GBIP in Japan can help your business grow.

Applications are now closed. Visit: 5-12 November 2022.

 

GBIP in South Korea: Immersive Technology 

South Korea is an emerging key player in the metaverse, spring boarding from its strong gaming industry and popular culture content. President Moon Jae-in’s Digital New Deal 2.0 has pledged up to 30 billion won ($26 million) in 2022 to support the industry. 

The “metaverse alliance” created in May 2021 to coordinate and facilitate the development of virtual and augmented reality platforms now boasts 600 companies including Samsung, Hyundai Motors, SK Telecom, and KT.  

With a government leading the way toward public-private technological innovation partnerships and focusing greater investment into SME’s and international collaboration, this market offers significant opportunity for ambitious UK digital creative tech companies. 

Find out how our GBIP in South Korea can help your business.

Briefing event recording here.

Applications are now closed.

 

GBIP in Taiwan: Smart Cities

This programme will support innovative companies that could deliver net-zero ambitions for urban places, and progress sustainable behavioural change in all parts of society.

We welcome applications from companies developing new technologies to address challenges in smart healthcare, smart mobility, intelligent buildings, urban infrastructure and planning.

WHY TAIWAN?

Taipei in Taiwan developed the Smart City initiative as a blueprint for the future, aiming to establish social involvement in green energy into everyday life.

Taiwan is an excellent testbed for cuture cities innovations and this programme will enable you to find potential collaborators and improve your company's value proposition to international partners and investors.

Find out how the GBIP in Taiwan can support your business.

Applications are now closed.

 

GBIP in Israel: Industrial Clean Growth

This is a programme funded under The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. This initiative is particularly relevant for businesses that develop low-carbon technologies that will increase the competitiveness of the industry and contribute to the UK’s drive for clean growth, through carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS), low carbon hydrogen, fuel switching on industrial sites and low regret technologies.

Over the last three years, Israel has seen rapid growth in the areas of Clean Energy, Green Construction, Agile Chains, Novel Materials and Circularity. Known as the ‘Start-Up Nation’, Israel has over 600 climate-tech start-ups focusing on these key challenges.

This young and energetic ecosystem, coupled with unprecedented scale up success presents many opportunities for knowledge exchange, collaboration and development.

Find out how our GBIP in Israel can help your business grow.

Applications are now closed.

 

GBIP in South Korea: Hydrogen

WHY SOUTH KOREA?

South Korea’s 2019 Hydrogen Economy Road map sets out the country’s plan to dominate the global hydrogen market with goals to produce 6.2 million fuel cell electric vehicles, 41 thousand hydrogen buses, roll out over one thousand re-fuelling stations and supply 15GW of fuel cells for power generation by 2040.

Further investment was announced by President Moon Jae-in with Korea’s “2020 Green New Deal” endorsing the country’s aim to achieve sustainable economic recovery by promoting a green transition in infrastructure and low carbon de-centralised energy supply.

The City of Ulsan, home to automotive giant Hyundai, is projected to attract $4.8 billion in hydrogen investments by 2030 and aims to become the largest Hydrogen Hub in Northeast Asia.

Benefitting from a free trade agreement with the UK and with a hydrogen economy set to double in size from £9.1 to £17.3 billion in the next 10 years, South Korea offers significant opportunities for UK companies developing hydrogen technologies.

Find out how our GBIP in South Korea can help your business.

Applications are now closed.

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