Women in innovation is the name of our first diversity and inclusion campaign. Launched in 2016, it aims to get more women innovating in business.
The campaign kicked off with research to understand the challenges of being a female entrepreneur, and a women-only competition with awards offering innovation grant funding and a tailored programme of mentoring and business support.
By working with the award holders, we are helping them to grow their businesses, and creating new role models for the next generation.
A second round of the female-only funding competition will run in 2018.
Other ways we are tackling this issue include reviewing our existing funding programmes to see how we can better promote and inspire diversity and establishing quarterly innovation accelerator workshops to help get more women innovating.
Added new videos for the Women in Innovation campaign, one on the new support that will be made available and others featuring some of the award holders and how the programme has helped them to innovate.
Added information about Innovate UK running a second Women in Innovation competition this year and included a link in the collection to the news story with more detail. Added information on the other activities we are doing to support and encourage female entrepreneurs to innovate.
Reordered collection sections into 2 campaigns, Ideas mean business and Women in innovation, following the launch of new campaign. Added new video content and news stories on the launch.
Added latest news stories.
Added links to diversity and inclusion blogs from the KTN. Added photography book to collection of our work.