How to apply

Machine Intelligence Garage is currently closed for applications. Register your interest to be the first to know when applications are open.

Selection criteria

We select cohorts based on a set criteria – find out how applications are scored and judged

Terms and conditions

Applications and onboarding follow programme focused terms and conditions

About the programme

Find out about the programme and who it is developed by

Any questions about the programme?

Read the FAQs for the answers to our frequently asked questions


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 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.

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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.