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Innovate UK BridgeAI programme


BridgeAI empowers UK businesses in high-growth sectors, driving productivity and economic growth through the adoption of Artificial Intelligence. We bridge the gap between developers and end-users, fostering user-driven AI technologies. With a focus on ethics, transparency, and data privacy, we aim to build trust and confidence in the development of AI solutions. Strengthening AI leadership, supporting workforces, and promoting responsible innovation, BridgeAI shapes a collaborative and AI-enabled future.


About the key sectors


Innovate UK BridgeAI is helping the UK’s agriculture sector adopt Artificial Intelligence safely and securely through access to industry experts and bespoke training, allowing farmers to save time, increase profits and become more efficient. Artificial Intelligence is already helping farms take on significant challenges, from informing quality of soil to identifying plant issues to real-time tracking of livestock.

The Agriculture sector includes any companies who specialise in:

    • Livestock
    • Agroforestry
    • Fishing & Acquaculture
    • Farming
    • Agritech

Creative Industries

Innovate UK BridgeAI provides the UK’s creative industries with funding and upskilling opportunities to harness Artificial Intelligence effectively and ethically. Learn more about the time and cost-saving benefits AI can provide your business, collaborate with technology experts and gain access to cutting-edge AI training with BridgeAI.

The Creative sector includes any companies who specialise in:

    • Architecture
    • Arts & Craft, Culture & Heritage
    • Design
    • Fashion
    • Film & TV
    • Gaming
    • Media
    • Music
    • Photography & Videography
    • Podcast
    • Radio & Audio
    • Publishing
    • Theatre & Performing Arts
    • Writing & Journalism
    • VXF & Animation
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Innovate UK BridgeAI makes Artificial Intelligence more accessible to the UK’s construction sector by providing funding and technical assistance to help upskill your workforce. Learn more about how AI can save you time, increase profits and be more efficient with access to industry experts, AI training and knowledge sharing through BridgeAI.

The construction sector includes any companies who specialise in:

    • Housebuilding
    • Buildings
    • Infrastructure


Innovate UK BridgeAI is helping businesses and organisations in the transport sector implement Artificial Intelligence responsibly with tailored funding, AI training and support from trusted experts. Learn more how AI can help your organisation with secure data management, risk modelling and better decision making.

The transport sector includes any companies who specialise in:

    • Aviation, Bus & Coach
    • Light Rail
    • Tram & Metro Services, Rail
    • Taxi & Private Hire
    • Water Transport
    • Personal Vehicles
    • Micro-mobility
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Delivery partners

Innovate UK 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.

Our role

Connecting businesses with AI experts

By bringing together expertise from across industry, academia, and government stakeholders, BridgeAI brings distinct specialisms and knowledge pools together to increase AI adoption in high-potential sectors.

We work with different startups, SMEs and larger organisations in the AI, agriculture, transport, construction and creative ecosystems to provide a platform for meaningful collaborations and co-creation of cutting-edge approaches to AI adoption and innovation.

AI Adoption workshops: Responsible digitalisation, data maturity and data readiness

We help industry adopters understand their organisation’s Digital Readiness, Data Maturity and Data Readiness and explore the commercial value of responsible and ethical AI and how to translate its theory into practice.

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Technical resources and insights

We provide support and access to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning expertise to help further develop AI products, services and market fit – engaging with technical experts and offering access to technical resources.

Investment and fundraising

We foster a better understanding of the investment opportunities for AI in the four key-target sectors, such as patient capital, significant scalability and customer pipelines.

Providing access to a network of investors and gaining insight into the fundraising process and the variety of financing options available.

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BridgeAI Programme

The BridgeAI programme is an Innovate UK national programme seeking to stimulate the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine…


An Innovate UK programme to stimulate the adoption AI and machine learning in high-growth potential sectors of the UK economy.