Improving Operations Through Machine Learning

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Registration Closing Date: Wednesday 6th September 2017 at 12.00pm 

Funding Available: Up to £50,000

Innovate UK has launched a 2 phase competition to find machine learning solutions to make best use of their existing data. The competition aims to improve Innovate UK's operational functions.

Applicants should demonstrate how they would develop and test a prototype application. Once applicants have registered for the competition, they will be able to access more information about the data that Innovate UK will provide to successful applicants. 

Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence. It allows computers to become more accurate in predicting outcomes without explicit programming, using algorithms that iteratively learn from data.

This is a 2 phase competition. A decision to proceed with phase 2 will depend on the outcomes from phase 1.

1. Phase 1: technical feasibility. Projects should last up to 4 months and you must complete your project by 31 March 2018. Projects can range in size up to a total cost of £50,000 including VAT. The total funding available is up to £250,000 including VAT.
2. Phase 2: prototype development and evaluation. Projects should last up to 6 months. They can range in size up to a total cost of £250,000 including VAT. We expect the total funding available to be £500,000 including VAT.
Further information and registration is available here