Global Alliance Innovation Exchange
Global Alliance Innovation Exchange is an Innovate UK KTN programme specially designed to help UK and international organisations search for game-changing solutions to innovation challenges. Through the programme, we support innovation transfer by matching industry or societal challenges to innovative companies from across a diverse range of sectors. Our success is built on our deep sector expertise, trusted independence and global network.
The power of cross-sector collaboration
Leveraging expertise across our diverse network, Global Alliance Innovation Exchange promotes innovation transfer, matching real industry challenges from large businesses or societal challenges from governments, to companies and innovators already working on potential solutions.
Our unique cross-sector approach taps into the power of collaboration providing technical solutions from other sectors. Our challenge owners are keen to evolve collaborative partnerships with UK and international companies and academics, fostering new and innovative approaches to sector and societal challenges.
Can you identify innovative solutions to significant and immediate global challenges? We’d love to hear from you!
Solving Global Challenges to Create Positive Change.
Current Global Alliance Innovation Exchange funding opportunities
Energy Catalyst Round 9
Opens: 18/05/2022 Closes: 10/08/2022
Organisations can apply for a share of up to £20 million to create new or improved clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or the Indo-Pacific regions.
Affordable and Easy to Maintain Solutions for Sorghum Grain Threshing (and Other Grains)
Opens: 27/05/2022 Closes: 08/07/2022
This Innovation Exchange challenge, delivered by Innovate UK KTN through the Global Alliance Africa project, is supporting a large Agri-based Manufacturing Company with operations across Africa, looking for innovative solutions for grain threshing to reduce post-harvest wastage. Solutions need to be
Our Global Alliance Innovation Exchange Experts
International research projects: Five must-haves for successful collaborations
The GCRF AgriFood Africa Innovation Awards are all about connecting people and organisations in the UK and Africa so they can collaborate and fast track their innovative research. We’ve spoken to many of the organisations who have been working on these projects to find out how remote collaboration actually works in practice: here are their five key lessons.
Global Alliance Africa is supporting Unilever to identify innovative solutions for online consumer products within South Africa
In this challenge, Unilever is looking to identify innovative approaches towards new circular business models for reuse and refill for online customers. The most promising solution provider will be selected by Unilever and may be given a commercial opportunity to deliver their solution in partnership, with additional support from Global Alliance Africa.
Programmes related to Global Alliance Innovation Exchange
Global Alliance Africa
Global Alliance Africa is a six-year project designed to strengthen and scale local innovation and business environments in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.
Agrifood Africa Connect
AgriFood Africa Connect brings innovative people and organisations across the UK and Africa together to address key AgriFood challenges in Africa. We build diverse connections across the UK and Africa to drive positive change that aligns with the UK’s Overseas Development Assistance goals.