Women in Innovation 2020: New Funding Announced

 Innovate UK has announced a new wave of Women in Innovation Awards to find and support the UK’s most promising female innovators.

Innovate UK has announced a new wave of Women in Innovation Awards to find and support the UK’s most promising female innovators to develop their ideas and scale up their businesses.

Up to 10 women will secure £50,000 each as well as a bespoke programme of coaching, mentoring and innovation growth support. The priority will be engaging women innovators across the whole of the UK.

The Women in Innovation programme was first launched in 2016 and since then the number of women leading applications for grants to Innovate UK has increased by 70%.

The new awards were announced on 8 March 2020, International Women’s Day, by the UK’s first dedicated female Science Minister Amanda Solloway.

The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship estimated that an additional £250 billion could be contributed to the UK economy if female entrepreneurs started and scaled their businesses at the same rate as men.

Read more about this on the .Gov site here.

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Data Science: Where Do I Start?

30th September 2020 
18:00 - 19:00

Data Science: Where Do I Start? will cover a recent journey in building a data science skill set highlighting the useful resources available and the pitfalls to avoid. You will also learn about Data Science Bootcamps, and also a whole load of other resources available online to support aspiring Data Scientists.

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R&D Grant Funding through Innovate UK

21st October 2020 
10:00-11:30am 

If you’re a technology or innovation based small or mid-sized business planning to develop new products, processes or technology services, this briefing will help you learn more about what grants are available, are they right for you & how to apply for them?

Save time by hearing from someone who knows the ropes and helps organisations like yours apply for a share of £millions of financial support that’s available from Innovate for the development of world-class technologies.

Sarah Werts and Carol McAnally from the University of Reading, will help you navigate your way through the innovation funding ecosystem. In their presentation, they will share their knowledge of the InnovateUK grant funding landscape, including Smart Grants, loans, KTPs, Catapults, Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, and offer hints and tips on how to write a good application to increase your chances of securing such funding for your own business. They will also describe some of the ways you can work with the university to help your business thrive.

Location: 
Online Webinar 

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The KTN are offering frequently updated news regarding business funding in the UK. This includes collaborative funding, knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP), SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative), grant funding, competitions, and innovation loans. 

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