Innovate UK is offering 10 Women in Innovation Awards to female entrepreneurs across the UK. The winners will receive a £50,000 grant and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support.

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.

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.

To find out more about the Awards, click here.

Briefing Event

Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network hosted a briefing event to tell you more about the scope for this competition and the application process. Click here to watch the recording!

Previous Awards Winners

Previous winners of the Women in Innovation Awards have had a huge impact on developing ideas while creating a new community of female entrepreneurs, proving that anything is possible.

Hear the story of Agnes Czako, Co-Founder & MD of AirEx, below and get inspired!

You can read more about Agnes Czako and her work here.

Women in Innovation Programme

Women in Innovation Programme is encouraging female-led innovation through events and funding competitions. We are committed to empowering more women to achieve their potential and to inspire entrepreneurial growth by connecting with like-minded people.

The “Let’s Talk About…” webinar series is designed to start conversations, share stories and provide inspirational advice from women and male allies at the heart of the discussion. Find out more here.

The Building Success webinar series has been designed to provide practical advice and tools for women innovators. The series explores topics ranging from marketing through to intellectual property, funding & finance and HR & recruitment. Click here for more information on the series and previous webinars. 

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