Innovate UK has announced that it will run a second phase of its Women in Innovation awards. The programme, which will launch later this year, will consist of a funding competition and support package to encourage more female-led innovation.
Alongside this, Innovate UK will start running quarterly innovation accelerator workshops to help get more women innovating in business nationwide. Innovate UK will also review our existing programmes to see how we can better promote and inspire diversity.
The second Women in Innovation competition will seek ideas that address the 4 grand challenges posed by government’s Industrial Strategy. These are:
- AI and the data economy
- clean growth
- future of mobility
- ageing society
- Learn more about the 4 grand challenges.
In the first phase which ran in September 2016, grants of up to £50,000 were made available to fund 15 female-led businesses plus mentoring.