Innovate UK‚Äôs Women in Innovation Awards 2018
Following the success of the first competition, Innovate UK has announced they will be running a second round of Women in Innovation awards.
The competition will open for applications on the¬†30th July 2018.
Innovate¬†UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is looking for women who are rising¬†stars in business innovation and who, with the support of an award, are likely¬†to make¬†a significant impact towards one of the Industrial Strategy Grand¬†Challenges: AI and Data, Healthy Ageing, Clean Growth, Future of Mobility. Find¬†out more about the Grand¬†Challenge areas here.
A¬†total of 8 awards will be offered, two awards in each of the four Industrial¬†Strategy Grand Challenge areas. The winners will each receive a ¬£50k grant and¬†a bespoke package¬†of mentoring, coaching and business support. Awards must¬†start by end of March 2019 and will last for one year.
The¬†competition is spilt into 2 phases:
- Phase 1 ‚Äì external¬†assessment
- Phase 2 ‚Äì shortlisted¬†applicants invited to interview by expert panel
This¬†competition is open to female founders, co-founders or senior decision makers¬†working in UK-based companies that have been operating for at least one year.
Find¬†out more about the competition and eligibility here.
Closes:¬†3rd October 2018
Award:¬†¬£50k grant funding,¬†bespoke mentoring, coaching & business support
Women in Innovation Awards 2018 Briefing Event
Innovate¬†UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network are hosting a briefing event for this¬†competition. This event will tell you more about the scope for this competition¬†and the¬†application process, as well as offering the opportunity to network with¬†other businesses. Register for this event on 7 August 2018 in London here.
Not¬†able to attend? This event is available via webcast and you can register to¬†join online here.
Furthermore,¬†as part of Innovate UK‚Äôs second Women in Innovation programme Innovate UK and¬†the Knowledge Transfer Network will be running four “Building Success” events¬†around the country, more details to follow.
Join the conversation on social media using hashtag: #WomenInnovate