After discovering that women are 50% less likely to set up a business than men (only 1 in 7 applicants are women) Innovate UK decided to take positive action.
To help remove the barriers faced by female entrepreneurs today, Innovate UK ran its first female-only competition last year.
Following the success of the first awards, they announced new support and funding for the second-round of their women-only competition. The funding and support package aims to encourage more females in innovation, focusing on:
- AI and the data economy
- Clean growth
- Future of mobility
- Ageing society
2018 winners will be announced shortly. To stay up to date with the competition or submit for upcoming awards, subscribe to Innovate UK’s YouTube channel here.
Posted: April 13th, 2018 under News.