SME Opportunities


How do Innovation Internships work?


Our Innovation Interns are looking for opportunities in London’s best AI SMEs. They are looking for projects they can really sink their teeth into; enabling them to share their knowledge, collaborate and tackle some really interesting AI related R&D.

What does your company get as part of the Innovation Internship programme?


As part of the programme you will be able to:

  • Employ a Post-Grad / MSc student with AI expertise to complete a 12 week summer internship
  • Get help in sourcing your perfect candidate
  • Receive a £3k contribution towards your interns costs
  • Utilise expert advice on scoping the research they will be focusing on during their internship
  • Be supported with expertise and mentoring throughout the placement


Innovation Internship process for SMEs

1. Register your interest in the Innovation Internship Programme

We will send out more information and ways to apply for the programme before the end of January 2019. In the meantime, register your interest and start thinking about the 12 week project you have lined up.

2. Apply for a CAP-AI Innovation Intern

Fill in your application form outlining the project your intern will undertake and skills required for the role.

2. Scope your project

If you’re successful, we will invite you to attend a project scoping workshop with our in house expertise. Once you’ve scoped your project you will be ready to find your Innovation Intern.

3. Find your candidate

Attend our Internship Fair and match with your perfect candidate. Your role will be promoted widely to get the best intern for your company.

4. Complete your project

Once in post CAP-AI will provide ongoing support and advice to both you and your intern to see your project through to completion.

*Our Innovation Internship programme is in high demand and therefore we cannot guarantee your application will be successful, however please do take a look at our other opportunities.  

Research Collaborations

We are working with some of the UK’s top universities and research institutions to provide you with expertise to perform long term (3+ months) R&D projects, at no physical cost to your SME. R&D projects are tailored to your company and focused on improving your businesses AI capabilities, so that you can move your company forward.

Knowledge Exchange and Embed Partnerships (KEEPs)

In such a fast paced innovative space, finding experts specialising in AI and Machine Learning to work for your company is difficult. As part of our KEEP programme we are dedicated to finding you the perfect Post MSc/PhD candidate, helping you to focus their research, and also part fund their salary, giving you the opportunity to pay them a competitive rate.

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