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Women in Innovation Global Business Innovation Programme on AI & Data with Israel

Innovate UK together with UK Science & Innovation Network Israel are organising a Global Business Innovation Programme for women innovators in Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Data with Israel to encourage diversity in innovation and showcase UK women-led businesses.

This fully-funded programme, consisting of a preparation phase in the UK, a 5-day visit to Israel and subsequent follow-up support, will help your business bring your ideas closer to market by tapping into the strong Israeli R&D and investor community.

Why Israel?

The Israeli innovation and start-up ecosystem, particularly in Digital, AI, Cyber, is known worldwide for its vibrancy and is supported by high levels of investment in R&D (number 2 in the world). Over 300 multinationals including Facebook and Amazon are actively taking part in the Israeli innovation scene by setting up R&D labs in the country. The UK government has recently signed agreements to strengthen links between the UK and Israel and a £4M joint R&D call is currently open. A number of Innovate UK Global Expert Missions have laid the ground work for further collaboration between the 2 nations and this programme is part of that drive.

What are the benefits of attending?

• Get a unique chance to engage with the vibrant Israeli start-up and innovation community

• Get a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities in doing business in Israel

• Find potential partners and investors

• Get insight into new markets for AI and Data

• Discover fresh ideas from international thought leaders

• Boost your profile in the UK and overseas

• Improve your company pitches for international partners and investors

• Become part of a new UK-Israel network of women innovators making an impact in AI and Data


 3-7 March 2019 (


£400 deposit (incl. VAT), fully refundable to participating delegates. Please note non-attendance after formal acceptance may result in forfeiting all or part of this deposit.

Who should attend?

UK registered, women-led*, small and medium-sized enterprises that demonstrate a significant development in or use of one or more of the following technologies: machine learning and AI; Data analytics or ‘big data’. (*applicants can also be female co-founders and women in senior decision making roles)

Selection Process

Applications will be considered in two phases:

Phase 1: Online applications to assess eligibility and suitability.

Phase 2: Shortlisted companies will be reviewed by a panel who will select the final delegation for the programme


Application deadline: 7 January 2019



Apply here