DDI AI Post Covid Accelerator Open for Applications!

Applications are open now until 21 January for the Post-Covid AI Accelerator in Edinburgh.

Financed by Scottish Funding Council through DDI, the Accelerator gives data-driven AI scale-ups the chance to connect their ideas to the world and support a recovering society, through entrepreneurship.

AI-focused businesses from anywhere in the UK and beyond can now apply to DDI’s 6-month Accelerator, running from February to July 2021. The Programme will be delivered on line through the University of Edinburgh’s world-leading innovation and enterprise hub – the Bayes Centre.

For more information https://edinburghconnectingideas.co.uk/


Successful applicants will have access to:

  • A £7.5k grant
  • Membership to the state-of-the-art Bayes Centre and Data Driven community
  • A dedicated Accelerator Manager and 1-2-1 support
  • Access to the University’s top academic and commercial expertise
  • Links to investors, partners, mentors and business coaches through partnership with Scale Space – including in London
  • A place in Edinburgh’s community of like-minded entrepreneurs
  • Pipeline into Engage Invest Exploit 2021 – Scotland’s premier investment showcase event
  • A tailored programme for AI scaleups – access to open source data platforms
  • Access to recruit Edinburgh’s top data science talent


Last year’s participants experienced over £3.8M investment and generated over £3.1M revenue while participating in the programme. This programme will also be supported by Nile.

Applications are open until 21 January. Apply now!