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The Global AI Competition 2022

Are you an innovative AI company looking to grow internationally and benefit from one of the best markets in the world?

Global Entrepreneur Programme is here to help you!

The DIT's Global Entrepreneur Programme's Global AI Competition is looking to uncover the most innovative AI companies from across the world who will benefit from having their presence in the United Kingdom.


The UK is a leader in Artificial Intelligence with some of the best academic institutions in the world. This powers excellent research and development, as well as commercial successes led by the collaborative nature of partnerships between businesses and universities. Promoted through government incentives such as grants or tax credits for building meaningful and commercially successful AI solutions.


The UK is also a great growth opportunity for your business when targeting certain industries such as Health (NHSx), Media (WPP group) Financial Services (Barclays) or Insurance (Lloyds of London) to name but a few. Where data, partnerships and commercial opportunities abound.

This has made the UK one of the leading markets for entrepreneurs from which to build and scale AI businesses for global expansion.

This competition is an opportunity to pitch to an esteemed panel of expert judges from a mix of investors through to AI innovators.


Apply now for your chance to be selected 

Meet the panelists


Competition's aim

  • Identify the next generation of AI stars that can leverage the UK’s excellence to accelerate their global growth
  • Mentor the finalists through setting up in the UK to going global.
  • Open doors through the networks of our DIT Dealmakers and judges for funding and organic growth through strategic partnerships and new clients.
  • Showcase the outstanding companies through social media exposure, and access to esteemed expert judges.



  • Founders must have ambitions to grow globally by
  1. Establishing a global HQ or major R&D centre in the UK within the next 12-24 months.
  2. relocating with the business to the UK
  • Have cutting edge technology in the fields of Artificial Intelligence or use existing AI technology in an innovative way.
  • Companies must be beyond proof of concept and have local traction.


Prizes for Finalists

  • Tailored and focussed support through our networks and the GEP Dealmaker on business planning, capital raising, sales strategies, pitching for business, R&D incentives etc.
  • Access to Business Leaders from the Judging Panel with Roundtables focussed on issues covering business growth, accessing capital, access to local AI experts and resources.
  • Mentoring and network introductions with assigned DIT Dealmaker within the Global Entrepreneur Programme
  • 1-2-1 sessions with investors and AI researchers
  • Promote the finalists through Dealmaker media connections, social media and our judges


Want to accelerate your global success? Apply now