UCL Centre for Artificial Intelligence


Strategic Partnerships

The AI Centre benefits from extensive partnerships with industry, from major international companies to start-ups and spin-outs, helping to maximise the impact of our research.

The UCL Centre for AI is at the forefront of global research into AI, with its academics creating new algorithms to support science, innovation and society. We collaborate with many leading companies to train the next generation of AI specialists, with two major government-supported PhD training programmes in AI for Healthcare and Foundational AI launching this academic year, totalling over £20m in co-funding from government and industry. 

As part of UCL Computer Science, we benefit from close collaboration with several leading technology companies, for example:

Cisco AI Global

CISCO is a founding partner of our AI Centre and Foundational AI CDT. UCL is the first UK university to become a Cisco AI Global Centre of Excellence, building on the long-standing partnership between the two organisations to work together on the future of AI and machine learning. As part of the new centre, Cisco will provide research funding for UCL academics and researchers, focused on the application of AI, primarily in the fields of collaboration technology, networking and cybersecurity.

Deep Mind

DeepMind are supporting PhD scholarships within our Fundamental AI Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), 50% of which will be ring-fenced for students from underrepresented backgrounds.


Meta (formerly Facebook), have a research partnership with UCL that provides the opportunity for PhD students to spend time at both UCL and Meta AI labs whilst they are also employed at Meta.
In addition, we are also extremely grateful for the support we receive from leading technology companies including CISCO, Google DeepMind and Accenture that has enabled the creation of fully funded places on Masters programmes in AI related subjects for students from under-represented backgrounds.