UK Innovate Edge Opportunity

Innovate UK’s Global Business Innovation Programme (GBIP) is looking for high-growth innovative UK businesses to explore the opportunities of building collaborations and partnerships in the USA. Delivered by Innovate UK EDGE, the structured programme will include a visit to San Diego in the USA in February 2023 encompassing the Oceanology International Americas Conference and Exhibition, offering businesses working in the ocean technology sector a fantastic opportunity to expand their knowledge and meet potential American and international partners. Successful applicants will gain further insight from tech, company and cultural visits.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 04 December 2022.

Innovate UKs Global Business Innovation Programme, delivered by Innovate UK EDGE, is looking for high-growth innovative UK businesses working in systems and technologies which can be applied in areas such as aquaculture, fisheries, marine energy, marine environmental monitoring, marine net zero, marine observations, marine robotics, marine transportation, and ocean plastics. The year-long bespoke programme includes a visit to the USA in February 2023, and successful applicants will be supported through a structured programme of pre-visit preparation, to include bespoke 1-2-1 support with an Innovate UK EDGE Innovation and Growth Specialist and an intensive workshop with sessions on developing a robust value proposition, doing business in the USA market and Intellectual Property. In the USA, you will gain market knowledge and cultural insight through tailored visits and exclusive networking events and meet American and international partners at the Oceanology International Americas Conference and Exhibition with the aim of exploiting international collaboration opportunities.

Key dates

Applications Close: 4 December 2022

Pre-Visit Briefing Workshop: 11 January2023

Innovation Visit: 12 - 18 February 2023

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