The University of Edinburgh AI Accelerator Showcase 2024

Playfair Library Hall

  • Wednesday, 20/03/2024
  • 13:00 - 19:00
  • Catered

Playfair Library Hall
University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL

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The University of Edinburgh AI Accelerator Showcase Event

We are now at capacity to attend the event In Person, but still availabilities to join us ONLINE!

Book your ONLINE ticket now to discover the 12 innovative companies who have taken part in this year's AI Accelerator Programme. Selected under the themes of Health, Climate and AI for Good, our scaleup cohort are applying AI for positive change across a broad range of sectors. Read about them here before meeting them in person at our Showcase event in the prestigious Playfair Library Hall in central Edinburgh on the 20th March 2024.

This year the programme celebrates it's 5th birthday. Collectively, previous cohort companies have raised over £66m in investment since taking part.


20th March 2024 from 1:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Registration from 1 pm. (We will also be streaming the event online for those unable to make it in person. The online event will end at 5pm).

What’s on the agenda?

From 13:30 - 17:00 each of our 12 innovative companies will pitch their solution and their business. They are looking for investment, collaborations and customers. You can vote for the best pitch, with a cash prize on offer for the winning pitches. This event is also a celebration of the programme's fifth birthday, so we will be reflecting on the last 5 years with Nick Jones, founder & CEO of Zumo. They took part in the very first programme. We will also be looking forward to what might happen in the field of AI in the next 5 years with Richard M Marshall, tech entreprenuer, industry analyst and Parkour enthusiast.

From 17:00 – 19:00 there will be networking opportunities where you can chat and build relationships with founders, investors and academics over a coffee or drinks and a canapé. You can look forward to a day of discovering potential opportunities for investment, collaboration, and inspiration. We look forward to seeing you there!

About the AI Accelerator

The 6-month Accelerator Programme scales AI-driven companies from both Scotland and the rest of the world. The AI Accelerator is delivered by the Bayes Centre, the University of Edinburgh's Innovation Hub for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, and supported by Edinburgh Innovations, the commercialisation service of the University. It is delivered on behalf of the University's Data-Driven Innovation Hubs, in contribution to the Data-Driven Entrepreneurship programme.


Any person attending this event and considering potential investment opportunities will do at their own risk. Information provided at or in connection with this event is provided at a high level and is not suitable as a basis for investment. Any such information should not be construed as advice or a personal recommendation to any prospective investor..

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