What is Machine Intelligence Garage?

Machine Intelligence Garage offers promising early stage machine intelligence companies access to computation power, expertise, and industry leading support on applied AI ethics.

About the acceleration programme

Machine Intelligence Garage helps businesses access the computation power and expertise they need to develop and build machine learning and artificial intelligence solutions.

Participating companies gain access to computation power and relevant expertise, as well as a broad range of support activities in areas of business, investment, technology and applied AI ethics.

Machine Intelligence Garage hosts workshops and experimentation days to help companies of all sizes get to grips with systems for machine intelligence. Through our experimentation space companies and researchers can try out new hardware and supporting technology solutions.

The programme is independent and provider-agnostic.

Programme timeline

Machine Intelligence Garage runs multiple open calls a year:


For many AI and ML startups access to computational power and expertise is a barrier to accelerating their growth. Machine Intelligence Garage exists to support startups from across the UK, providing a range of benefits:

Accelerate market growth and positioning

Working with Machine Intelligence Garage experts provides cohorts with the opportunity to learn and develop, leading to greater market positioning and growth.

Develop new products and services

Through the access to greater computational power and expertise, Machine Intelligence Garage is the perfect place to foment new ideas and test, learn and explore new market opportunities.

Ethical support

Programme participants are provided with a range of tools that centre on helping startups use data and run operations more ethically and responsibly, whilst embedding good practice within the company and product.

Technical support and workshops

In addition to computation power, including cloud credits for AWS, access to deep learning servers and specialist hardware; the Machine Intelligence Garage also offers technical support activities such as partner office hours, focused workshops and regular meetups.

Investment and fundraising

Through the investor focused activities and pitch training, the programme offers the opportunity for selected startups to grow, develop and raise investment.

Continued programme support

There are two phases of programme support, after the primary cohort attendance, continued participation is offered allowing participants to benefit and join workshops of relevance.

Find out who's involved

From partners and collaborators that provide best-in-class computation power as well as a network of support and expertise to cutting-edge AI startups, discover who’s involved in the programme.

Promoting the responsible and ethical use of AI

Digital Catapult’s independent AI Ethics Committee helps UK developers and organisations integrate ethical practice into the use of AI and ML technologies.

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The programme is delivered by Digital catapult as part of a CAP-AI project and is part funded through the European Regional Development Fund.