Women Innovators in the Foundation Industries (WINFI)
On International Women in Engineering Day 2022, the Innovate UK KTN Materials Team and the Transforming Foundation Industries Challenge launched the Women Innovators in Foundation Industries (WINFI) programme.
On International Women in Engineering Day 2022, the Innovate UK KTN Materials Team and the Transforming Foundation Industries Challenge launched Women Innovators in Foundation Industries (WINFI). This launch at Church House in Westminster brought together women innovators from across the six foundation industry sectors (cement, paper, chemicals, glass, metals and ceramics), alongside organisation leads and partners from TFI funded projects.
WINFI is a community of professionals and organisations who advocate and champion for the women in innovation in the Foundation Industries. The WINFI vision is to increase the number of women innovators in the Foundation Industries to help us to deliver industry’s 2050 vision.
- Raising the profile of women innovators as thought leaders in Foundation Industries
- Supporting businesses to define and implement gender diversity strategy
- Enabling the “inner innovator” of professional women in Foundation Industries
- Creating networking opportunities for women, allies and other stakeholders to foster innovation collaborations and partnerships
For networking, innovation and collaboration opportunities, please sign up here (newsletter sign-up is at the bottom of the homepage – make sure you select ‘Foundation Industries’ as a sector preference upon receiving your confirmation e-mail) and stay in the know for all things TFI and WINFI.
Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 2: closing January 2023
Opens: 10/10/2022 Closes: 13/01/2023
The £289m Industrial Energy Transformation Fund has been supporting the permanent deployment of industrial energy efficiency and decarbonization technologies on industrial sites in England, Wales and Northern Ireland since July 2020. Your final opportunity to apply for funding from this successful
Innovate UK Smart Grants: October 2022
Opens: 27/10/2022 Closes: 18/01/2023
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. This funding is from Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation.
Related Events and Recordings
Meet Women Innovators in the Foundation Industries (WINFI)
On Friday 21st October, the Transforming Foundation Industries Challenge held its first webinar as part of its initiative to raise the profile of Women Innovators in the Foundation Industries (WINFI). Read our panel’s insights and watch the recording.
Opportunity to mentor pioneering women in innovation
KTN and Innovate UK are looking to partner with leaders from across a range of sectors who can help accelerate the business ambitions of the next Women in Innovation Award Winners.