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Women in innovation: see what a female entrepreneur looks like

This photography book of award holders from our female-only funding competition will challenge perceptions and inspire a new generation.

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infocus women in innovation photography book

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Innovate UK’s infocus women in innovation campaign aims to challenge perceptions of what it looks like to be a female entrepreneur and break down the barriers to get more young women innovating. It follows research that only one in 7 applications for innovation funding were from women.

We partnered with Getty Images Gallery and acclaimed photographer Amelia Troubridge to showcase 12 of the 34 award holders from our female-only funding competition.

The resulting exhibition and photography book shows that a woman in innovation doesn’t look a certain way. Our award holders vary in age, background, education, location and approach.

A look at some of our award holders

Rebecca_Street_by_Amelia_Troubridge
Rebecca Street, a designer of bespoke bridal wear and show-piece dresses, is pioneering a technique for applying precious metals to fabrics. She is pictured with one of her dresses outside Imperial College London’s physics labs.
Elena_Dieckmann_by_Amelia_Troubridge
Elena Dieckmann is the co-found AEROPOWDER, a start-up turning waste feathers from the poultry industry into innovative materials. She is pictured in her lab at Imperial College London.
Donna_Lyndsey_by_Amelia_Troubridge
Donna Lyndsey is the Director of EarthSense, which measures and models air quality to provide insights. Here she is near her home in Exmoor.
Published 2 August 2017