Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, 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.
The competition is split into 2 phases. In phase 1 the written application will be assessed by independent experts. In phase 2 the shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by a panel of experts.
The project must:
- start on 1 April 2021
- end on 31 March 2022
- last 12 months
Applications can come from any area of innovation (where innovation is defined as the commercially successful exploitation of ideas) and be applied to any part of the economy, such as but not exclusively:
- the arts, design, and media
- creative industries
- science or engineering
Competition closes Wednesday 14 October 2020 11:00 am