Accelerating the growth of the UK’s artificial intelligence startups

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The programme is delivered by Digital catapult as part of a CAP-AI project and is part funded through the European Regional Development Fund.

Programme timeline

Machine Intelligence Garage runs multiple open calls throughout the year


For many artificial intelligence and machine learning startups access to computational power and expertise is a barrier to accelerating their growth. The Machine Intelligence Garage exists to support AI and ML startups from across the UK. The programme provides the following benefits:

Accelerate market growth and positioning

The opportunity to work with Machine Intelligence Garage’s experts provides cohorts with the opportunity to learn and develop, leading to greater market positioning and growth.

Develop new products and services

Through the access to greater computational power and expertise, Machine Intelligence Garage is the perfect place to foment new ideas and test, learn and explore new market opportunities.

Ethical support

Programme participants are provided with a range of tools that centre on helping startups use data and run operations more ethically and responsibly, whilst embedding good practice within the company and product.

Technical support and workshops

In addition to computation power, including cloud credits for AWS,  access to deep learning servers and specialist hardware; the Machine Intelligence Garage also offers technical support activities such as partner office hours, focused workshops and regular meetups.

Investment and fundraising

Through the investor focused activities, including the annual Investor Showcase, the programme offers the opportunity for selected startups to grow, develop and raise investment

Continual support

Programme participants are provided with a range of tools that centre on helping startups use data and run operations.

Meet our partners

Digital Catapult’s best-in-class partners and experts bring a unique edge to our programmes, including computation power, cloud credits, ethics consultations and access to deep learning servers and specialist hardware.

Explore programme cohorts

Take a look at all the leading AI startups who have been through the Machine Intelligence Garage programme

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