£5,000 and £15,000 vouchers for AI business advice

BridgeAI’s innovation vouchers scheme aims to help businesses get expert help and explore the latest AI, data science and digital tech to enhance their productivity, innovation and growth. 

As we’ve reported, AI looks set to change the way we work. Last month, KPMG reported that 40% of all UK jobs will be impacted by AI, with 2.5% of all current work-based tasks to be automated. Benefits including enhanced productivity and competitiveness. But there are challenges involved in adopting AI technology. Many businesses could do with some expert help.

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In partnership with the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Hartree Centre, BridgeAI is providing £100m of funding and support available to help innovators connect with experts in AI, improve their own AI-related leadership skills, and assess and then implement trusted AI solutions.  

Committed to driving AI adoption across the UK, BridgeAI has identified key sectors that have high growth potential but also low rates AI adoption rates. It is particularly keen to work with those in the agricultural, construction, creative and transport industries. The scheme will help them  

Two kinds of vouchers are available: 

  • Apply for vouchers worth £5,000 for 8-10 days of work with technical experts in data science and AI tech. This could be used for activities such as advice on AI integration advice, data reviews and short feasibility studies into using data science or AI to solve a given business problem. 
  • Apply for vouchers worth £15,000 for 24-31 days of larger-scale support from technical experts in data science and AI tech, which might include feasibility studies, proof-of-concept projects and digital roadmap development. 

As part of the Science and Technology Facilities Council and UK Research and Innovation, the Hartree Centre helps UK businesses and organisations of any size to explore and adopt innovative supercomputing, big data analytics and AI tech to achieve enhanced productivity and economic growth. Backed by significant government funding and strategic industry partnerships, it’s home to some of the most advanced digital technologies and experts in the UK.

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