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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.



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.

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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.

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Breedr: Precision livestock farming and trading straight from the field

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C-Tech Innovation: Waste reduction in the corporate clothing recycling industry

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NHS Grampian: KTN specialists in AI give the NHS a digital health boost

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Tesco: How a new partnership is saving energy using the Internet of Things

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Nacarda: a collaboration between UK and Africa paves the way for aquaculture development in sub-Saharan Africa by uncovering skills gaps in training and education

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