Meeting the best of UK's early stage AI/ML startups

Through our investor engagement activities, Machine Intelligence Garage offers investors the opportunity to meet the UK’s best AI/ML startup

Machine Intelligence Garage connects investors with early-stage businesses that are exploring the commercial application of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) within the manufacturing and creative industries. It helps the investor community increase their understanding of the investment and scaling potential of these technologies, as well as the potential interplay of AI and ML with immersive technologies, internet of things, 5G, cyber security and distributed systems.

Machine Intelligence Garage’s investor engagement consists of a series of programmes to ensure our cohort is investor-ready. These activities help startup founders understand the landscape and the different types of financial support available to them, investment criteria and build confidence in approaching investors, so that they can successfully fundraise.


For many AI and ML startups access to computational power and expertise is a barrier to accelerating their growth. Machine Intelligence Garage exists to support startups from across the UK, providing a range of benefits:

Accelerate market growth and positioning

Working with Machine Intelligence Garage experts provides cohorts 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 forment 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 or Google Cloud Platform, 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 and pitch training, the programme offers the opportunity for selected startups to grow, develop and raise investment.

Continued programme support

There are two phases of programme support, after the primary cohort attendance, continued participation is offered allowing participants to benefit and join workshops of relevance.

Find out who's involved

From partners and collaborators that provide best-in-class computation power as well as a network of support and expertise to cutting-edge AI startups, discover who’s involved in the programme.

Promoting the responsible and ethical use of AI

Digital Catapult’s independent Ethics Committee helps UK developers and organisations integrate ethical practice into the use of AI and ML technologies.

Meet the cohorts

Machine Intelligence Garage focuses on supporting startups grow sustainably, helping our cohorts to become investment ready and connecting these leading startups and scaleups with the investment community.

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