Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is offering at least 20 Women in Innovation Awards to female entrepreneurs across the UK. The winners will receive a £50,000 grant and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support.

The aim of this competition is to find women with exciting, innovative ideas and ambitious plans that will inspire others. The awards are for female founders, co-founders or senior decision makers working in businesses that have been operating for at least one year.

Applicants must be confident, with the support of an award, that they can make a significant contribution to a pressing societal, environmental or economic challenge through their innovative project.

The competition is split into 2 phases. In phase 1 the application will be assessed by independent experts. In phase 2 the shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by a panel of experts.

Key dates

Apply by | 13 October 2021 | 11:00am

Invite for interview | 19 November

Interview panel week | w/c 6 December

Applicants notified | 17 December

Briefing webinar recording

A briefing webinar will take place on 24 August 2021. Register here

Find out more and apply

Full details about this competition and online application form can be found on the KTN  website