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The AI & Blockchain Accelerator opens applications for 2020 programme

3rd December: The AI & Blockchain Accelerator, at the University of Edinburgh’s world-leading Bayes Centre, calls start-ups and entrepreneurs to apply for the 2020 programme.
Applications can be submitted online ( from 3rd December to 15th January.

Benefits: Desk space at the Bayes Center, access to the Wayra/Telefonica  & University of Edinburgh networks, £7500 grant + access to mentoring, coaching and investment.

The Accelerator is a collaboration between Wayra UK, Telefónica’s open innovation arm and the University’s Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) Programme (part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal). It is also supported by Scottish Enterprise and sponsored by Cisco.

The Wayra Accelerator, housed in the Bayes Centre, is a fantastic example of how the University, working with industry and government can support both the growth of local talent and attract new businesses to the region.”

After the application period finishes, the partners will select start-ups for the semi-finals, which will take place on 30th January 2020. Some start-ups will then be selected for the finals on 6th February 2020, from which 10 start-ups will be chosen to join the next cohort, to begin on 19th February 2020 and end in June 2020. During the programme, all start-ups will be based in the Bayes Centre.

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