Edinburgh AI Accelerator scheme chooses the latest cohort

A business commercialisation programme that helps innovative companies using AI to maximise their full potential has announced its 2022/23 cohort.

Delivered by The University of Edinburgh’s innovation hub for data science and AI – the Bayes Centre – the AI Accelerator has selected a group of emerging companies for this year’s programme. Among the 12 cohorts are EtiqAI, a female-founded company whose technology is designed to increase transparency and minimise any unintended bias within AI algorithms. US start-up MindTrace was attracted to Scotland by The University of Edinburgh’s credentials in AI research and talent development. It uses AI and imaging to further enhance positive outcomes in brain surgery. Medkal Health provides an algorithmic solution for accurate remote clinical data for telehealth and clinical trials.

The AI Accelerator has supported companies and helped them attract more than £10 million in grants and investment over the last year. The programme will be delivered digitally and in person by the Bayes Centre and Edinburgh Innovations, the university’s commercialisation service.

Participants benefit from a package of support focused on building connections, as well as from leadership mentoring and guidance on product development to help transform their AI businesses into world-leading companies.

Picture: This year’s AI Accelerator cohort is joined by Data Driven Entrepreneurship AI accelerator programme manager Katy Guthrie, programme support officer Fabrizio Formichella (centre) and entrepreneur in residence John Brodie (fifth from right).

Published on page 16 of the October 2022 issue of RAD Magazine.

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