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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.


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 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, 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 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 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