Applications for the High Growth AI Accelerator close on 13 March 2024


Acceleration Programme

Driving the adoption of AI in the UK

Digital Catapult has launched the High Growth AI Acceleration programme as a part of the Innovate BridgeAI programme. 

The FutureScope High Growth AI Acceleration programme for BridgeAI provides startups and scaleups with access to technical and business expertise and an experimentation space to help them develop responsible, ethical and desirable AI and ML deep-tech solutions. Over three years, Digital Catapult will run five acceleration programmes, focusing on the four key sectors: creative, construction, transport and agrifood.

BridgeAI is an Innovate UK-funded programme, delivered by a consortium including Innovate UK, Digital Catapult, The Alan Turing Institute, STFC Hartree Centre and BSI. More information about the programme can be found here.


Programme Benefits

BridgeAI community

Get the opportunity to connect with a dynamic and growing ecosystem of AI developers and adopters that will enable knowledge exchange and potential future business opportunities.

Workshops and masterclasses

Group sessions covering diverse topics, including data readiness and maturity, regulatory compliance, investment readiness and ethical best practices.

Tailored support

Hands-on support to accelerate data and product readiness; and to develop and improve product, technical, business and ethical roadmaps.




Accelerate without fees, and fuel your innovation with cloud computing credits.

Applying to and participating in FutureScope is free.

Subject to availability and third-party terms, access to computational power provided by the Technology Partners:

  • Up to $25k for two years in AWS credits and one year of AWS business support (up to $10,000)
  • Google cloud credits are provided in either Start Tier or Scale Tier.
    • Start Tier: Up to $2,000 USD in Google Cloud credits, valid for two years
    • Scale Tier:  $100,000 USD in Google Cloud credits for one year, with 20% for the second year  (Scale Tier)
  • Up to $5,000 credits MongoDB credits; up to $1000 Miro Credits.

High Growth AI Accelerator Briefing Webinar

This webinar provided attendees with an overview of the FutureScope High Growth AI Accelerator for Innovate UK BridgeAI, designed and delivered by Digital Catapult. The 14-week accelerator is to help UK-based startups, scaleups and SMEs validate responsible, ethical and desirable AI and ML deep-tech solutions that tackle real-world industry challenges in the transport sector.

Attendees had the opportunity to meet the programme’s Industry Challenge Owners – Transport for London, RailX, and Port of Tyne – hear about their challenges first-hand, and ask any questions regarding the programme’s application and selection process.


BridgeAI Partners

BridgeAI programme who's involved

Discover the partners and people supporting our BridgeAI programme. From programme partners, cloud computing partners, hardware and HPC partners, and accelerator partners.

BridgeAI programme FAQs

If you have any questions about the programme, some may be answered in our FAQs

BridgeAI terms & conditions - February 2024

Before you apply for this programme, please read the terms & conditions. 

FutureScope is delivered by Digital Catapult, the UK authority on advanced digital technology.