Global Business Innovation Programme Semiconductors Taiwan 2024


The Global Business Innovation Programme (GBIP) helps ambitious UK companies developing cutting edge technologies in key sectors enter global markets of strategic importance and find international collaboration partners. 

Successful applicants will benefit from an intensive 9 to 12 months three phased programme and bespoke support from an Innovation and Growth Specialist throughout. 

Get ready: Two day preparation workshop to build knowledge and understanding of the market and opportunities, including cultural aspects, how to do business, protecting Intellectual Property, and training on articulating your value proposition.

Visit the market: Explore the innovation opportunities first-hand through meeting with key contacts, research organisations and potential collaborators and partners through pre-arranged meetings and matchmaking events.

Exploit the opportunity: An exploitation workshop and one-to-one bespoke support from an Innovate UK EDGE innovation and growth specialist to help you follow-up and maximise the opportunities identified through the programme.

By applying for a place, businesses commit to participating in all three phases of the programme to maximise the opportunities for the business and public investment. A senior person from the business will be expected to participate in all activities and should be the named applicant. Successful businesses will have a designated Innovate UK EDGE Innovation and Growth Specialist to support them for the duration of the Global Business Innovation Programme, including developing an action plan to capitalise on the opportunities identified.

You will be expected to work with the Innovate UK EDGE Specialist throughout the length of the initiative and provide feedback at six monthly intervals up to 2 years after the conclusion of the programme. Innovate UK will fund and organise flights, accommodation, and in-market travel and conference fees for successful applicants and overnight accommodation and dinner for the pre-visit workshop.

On acceptance to the Global Business Innovation Programme, a commitment fee of £1000 (ex VAT) will be obtained from each successful company which will be returned after their involvement in all activities. Non-compliance with any part of the programme after formal acceptance may result in forfeiting some or all of the fee. 

Please note, this application must be completed online. Only online applications will be accepted. The application will take approximately 1 hour to complete. All fields are mandatory. Your application will be reviewed by a selection panel. Places are limited and will only be offered to businesses that score sufficiently highly and agree to engage with all three phases of the programme. Successful applicants will be offered a place by 10th April 2024.


For more detailed information watch our briefing.