Women in Innovation- Infocus Awards

  1. Home
  2.  » 
  3. News
  4.  » Women in Innovation- Infocus Awards

Innovate UK aim to identify and nurture the next generation of brilliant innovators.

Women are under-represented in the field of innovation, meaning as a nation, we’re failing to harness, capitalise on and celebrate the entrepreneurial talent of female innovators to the detriment of our economy. Boosting female entrepreneurship could deliver approximately £60bn extra to the UK economy.

The infocus Awards will celebrate and reward women working across four key sectors – Materials & Manufacturing, Health & Life Sciences, Infrastructure Systems, Emerging & Enabling Technologies. Innovate UK has up to £200,000 and a package of support to award to businesswomen who have exciting ideas and the potential to become leaders in innovation and deliver significant economic growth.

Twelve women will benefit from a valuable tailor-made package of support and four of these will each receive a £50,000 grant to get her brilliant idea up and running.

This is the first women only Innovate UK competition and is part of a new ‘infocus’ initiative to encourage diversity in innovation.

The awards will open for applications on 1 June 2016.
Find out more about the infocus awards and how to apply here.

Contact Us

Latest News

Plunkett UK Grants

Plunkett UK Grants

With funding from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, Plunkett is currently able to offer early-stage community businesses free advice and support on how to get their business off the ground, including guidance on community engagement, legal structures, business planning and raising the funds to do it.

New Leadership at St John’s Innovation Centre

New Leadership at St John’s Innovation Centre

St John’s Innovation Centre, Cambridge’s original technology incubator, has entered an exciting new phase. After more than 15 highly successful years in charge of the centre, Managing Director David Gill is moving on, making way for a dynamic new management team.