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AI for Services

Services – including legal, accounting and insurance – account for almost 80% of the UK economy. Financial and professional services alone are worth £190 billion and employ 2.2 million, so it is vital that we ensure these are primed for the future.

The AI for Services network brings together Data and Artificial Intelligence businesses and academics with professionals working in law, accountancy, insurance and finance.

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AI for Services, in partnership with London Economics, have published the AI for Services 2020 Report, which provides insight into the adoption of AI and Data technologies in professional services and showcases innovative startups transforming the sector. Download the report here.

This initiative is part of the Industrial Strategy Next Generation Services Challenge fund programme. Read the brochure about the projects funded by UKRI through the Next Generation Services Challenge.

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Click here to see all open funding opportunities in the Digital sector.

Our AI for Services Expert

Astrid Ayel

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Funding Opportunities

Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2021-22, round 2

UK academic institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £6m to fund innovation projects with businesses or not-for-profits.

Opens: 19/04/2021 Closes: 30/06/2021

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Innovate UK SMART grants May 2021

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25m for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy, with up to £500k for short projects or up to £2m for longer projects. This funding is from Innovate UK.

Opens: 28/05/2021 Closes: 25/08/2021

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Recorded: 13th May

UKRI Fintech National Workshop: Hosted by AI for Services

UKRI is looking to get a better understanding of the challenges faced by Fintech companies and the Financial Services sector, in order to inform possible future public interventions.

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AI for Services Podcast Episode 3: A conversation with Gavin Starks, CEO and Founder of Icebreaker One

AI for Services has launched a podcast series to share the personal stories of the founders who are leading the development of the awarded projects. In the first four episodes, Astrid Ayel interviews the Enabling Data Access Competition winners.

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AI for Services Podcast Episode 2: Conversation with Sally Sfeir-Tait, CEO and Co-founder of RegulAItion

“Where the regulators and the regulated don’t just exist together but positively flourish.” Astrid Ayel interviews the Enabling Data Access Competition winners; in this episode, Sally Sfeir-Tait opens up about her journey from lawyer and regulator to starting her own business and talks about “balancing the interests of the few with the interests of the many, in a harmonious way”.

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