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.
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 funding will be made as a de minimis award.
To be eligible for an award you must:
The aim of this competition is to fund and support a diverse portfolio of Women in Innovation Award winners:
Your proposal must identify clearly evidenced pressing societal, environmental, and/or economic challenge(s), and how your project and innovation can help solve them.
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:
Innovate UK are particularly encouraging applications from women who: