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Women In Innovation Awards 2020/21

by Adam Howarth, Editor
Women In Innovation Award

Innovate UK, is offering 10 Women in Innovation Awards to female entrepreneurs across the UK.

The aim of this competition is to find women with exciting, innovative ideas and ambitious plans that will inspire others. The awards are for; female founders, co-founders or senior decision-makers working in businesses that have been operating for at least one year.

Women In Innovation Awards

Applicants must be confident, with the support of an award, that they can make a significant contribution to; a pressing societal, environmental and/or economic challenge through their innovative project.

The winners will receive a £50,000 grant and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support.

The competition closes at 11am on 14 October 2020.

About the Programme

Innovate UK’s Women in Innovation programme empowers pioneering female entrepreneurs to develop innovations. Delivered by KTN, the programme enables brilliant women to fully achieve their visions and change the world, while championing and celebrating gender diversity throughout UK innovation. KTN and Innovate UK work in collaboration to create a vibrant community of female role models, sharing knowledge and encouraging entrepreneurial growth for women throughout the UK.

The Women in Innovation campaign, launched 1 June 2016 to addresses the under-representation of women engaging with Innovate UK, to get more women with excellent ideas innovating in UK businesses, and boost the economy. Since then the number of women leading applications for grants to Innovate UK has increased by 70%.

Through the Women in Innovation Awards, established by Innovate UK, at least £1million will be provided to pioneering female entrepreneurs to develop innovations such as those to tackle climate change, developing new treatments and services for healthcare patients and cleaner transport. Female inventors will be awarded with a cash injection of £50,000 each, as well as receive coaching and mentoring.

For further information, please visit the GOV.UK website.

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