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BridgeAI Supply Chain Demonstrator

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Science and Technology Facilities Council

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million in grant funding to deliver AI supply chain demonstrator projects. These projects are intended to benefit efficiency in supply chains and increase firm level productivity. This funding is from Innovate UK’s BridgeAI programme.

These projects will be to accelerate the development and adoption of artificial intelligence solutions across supply chains of the UK economy. The projects are intended to benefit efficiency in supply chains and improve business decisions at firm level.

The aim of this competition is to develop a product or process that enables data from micro, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and large organisations to be shared in a trust less environment. The product or process must enable the development of new Artificial Intelligence solutions for the benefit of supply chain efficiency and firm level productivity. The output of these projects must be in the form of a demonstrator.

Your project must demonstrate clear monetisation strategies that incentivize data sharing and business models that span benefits across organisations and sectors.

We will fund late R&D projects that will demonstrate benefits for at least two of the three BridgeAI target sectors:

  • transport, logistics warehousing
  • agriculture, food processing
  • construction


Your project must:

  • consider a clear monetisation strategy to incentivise data sharing from both SMEs and large organisations
  • demonstrate benefits to supply chain efficiency from the development and deployment of artificial intelligence solutions
  • consider how the core principles of responsible and trustworthy AI will be implemented in your product or process
  • demonstrate your product or process in a relevant or operational environment, achieving a minimum technology readiness level of 6

Your project can focus on one or more of the following:

  • federated database systems
  • data access layers
  • novel privacy enhancing technologies and differential privacy systems
  • multimodal AI
  • data interoperability

How to apply

This competition closes on Wednesday 21st August at 11am. For full information about this call and to apply, find out more on the government Innovation Funding Service site.