We are excited to introduce the cohort for the UK’s first ever Applied AI growth programme.
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Announced earlier this year, the growth programme is part of the UK Government AI and Data Sector Deal , and aims to support the AI founders that are making a positive and tangible impact on today’s society at a crucial stage of their growth journey
The cohort were chosen on their ability to provide AI-driven solutions to real world problems, applying artificial intelligence to create a tangible impact on society. The cohort includes Glasgow-based ClinSpec DX, which uses AI to provide cost-effective blood tests for the early detection of brain tumours. London-based Cervest utilises machine learning to answer questions linked to climate uncertainty, land, and natural resources. Bristol-based Gapsquare applies Artificial Intelligence to tackle gender and minority pay inequality. Minister for Digital Matt Warman commented: “Britain has a long history as a global leader in computing technologies and it is home to the early pioneers of AI – Ada Lovelace and Alan Turing.
“It is great to see our legacy in this field continue by the next generation of British AI startups who are using the power of technology to solve real-world problems such as tackling fake news, detecting cancer earlier and efficiently managing waste.
“Tech Nation’s Applied AI programme will help us make the UK the best place to start and grow an AI business and generate a significant contribution to the future economy. I look forward to seeing these companies compete on the global stage.” With over 140 applicants to the programme, it’s clear there is no shortage of innovative AI companies in the UK. And the calibre was so outstanding, our prestigious panel of judges chose 29 companies to join the programme – the largest cohort to date for our sector-specific growth programmes.
With over 140 applicants to the programme, it’s clear there is no shortage of innovative AI companies in the UK. And the calibre was so outstanding, our prestigious panel of judges chose 29 companies to join the programme – the largest cohort to date for our sector-specific growth programmes.
Gerard Grech, Tech Nation, CEO commented:‘‘We’re extremely pleased to announce such a strong cohort for our first ever Applied AI programme. The cohort accurately reflects the strength and diversity of the UK’s AI scaleup scene, and we’re really excited to be working with such a talented group of founders. We’re all fully aware of AI’s potential to benefit certain industries, but this programme is about more than concepts or ideas. The successful companies convinced us that they’re already on the path to a commercially scalable product, and we’re looking forward to helping them navigate such a crucial stage of their businesses’ journeys’’. […]