Granted Consultancy Ltd

Specialists in securing grant funding

The team at Granted Consultancy share a common desire to make projects happen. We achieve this by identifying opportunities, understanding the barriers to success and helping our clients on the journey to realising their projects.

Infocus - Innovate UK - Funding Award for Women Innovators

- 'INFOCUS': WOMEN IN INNOVATION -

Innovate UK is launching a new initiative, Infocus, to spearhead their work to encourage diversity in innovation and by doing so to boost the UK economy. 12 awards will be made in total. All 12 finalists (applicants that make it to the final interview stage) will receive a valuable package of support tailored to their individual needs. 4 of these finalists will also receive £50,000 to further their plans and make a stellar impact in the world of innovation.


Women in Innovation is their first action under the Infocus initiative. Innovate UK will invest £200,000 to get more women innovating in business. The aim is to enable and encourage more women to participate in Innovate UK competitions and take advantage of their support.


"The competition is open to any woman in the UK with experience in business innovation." 

Innovate UK are running this process to identify 12 women who will benefit from a unique tailor-made package of support. In addition, 4 of these women will also receive £50,000 to further their plans and make a stellar impact in the world of innovation. The competition is open to any woman in the UK with experience in business innovation.

 

SECTOR ELIGIBILITY

Subject to quality we expect to make a balanced distribution of the 12 awards across the sector areas below:

  • Manufacturing and materials
  • Infrastructure systems
  • Enabling and emerging technologies
  • Health and life sciences

ESSENTIAL DATES

The awards opened on 1 June 2016.

You must register before noon 24 August 2016.

You must apply before noon 31 August 2016.

Winners will be announced in Autumn 2016.


COMPETITION CRITERIA

Innovate UK are looking for women who:

  • Have real potential to become leaders in business innovation and/or successful entrepreneurs
  • Have exciting ideas that promise significant economic value to the UK
  • Are comfortable taking on the position of role model
  • Are willing to engage in activities to encourage and inspire other women to get involved
  • Have a clear vision for their future and area of innovation they plan to focus on
  • Have a plan to use the award money and support to progress that plan
  • Have relevant experience of making innovation happen
  • Have the capability and personal drive to achieve success 


COMPETITION ELIGIBILITY

The awards are open to:

  • Any woman in the UK with experience in business innovation
  • Women working in any of Innovate UK’s 4 sectors
  • A company owner, employee or sole trader/ entrepreneur in any size of business
  • An individual in a position legally and contractually to utilise the grant funding on offer

The £50,000 funding will be made to the business that the applicant is employed by/owns as a de minimis grant. (See our FAQs for a definition) 

Subject to quality we expect to make a balanced distribution of the 12 awards across the sector areas below:

  • Manufacturing and materials
  • Infrastructure systems
  • Enabling and emerging technologies
  • Health and life sciences

<More information on this competition can be found here>

 


We are proud to be the region's leading grants consultancy. We thrive from helping our clients achieve the game-changing projects they aspire to through grant funding. We provide services ranging from Grant Writing to Project Development with particular expertise in Funding Energy.

If you'd like to know more about your eligibility for the large sum of financial aid provided through grant funding, please contact us via info@grantedltd.co.uk or on 01392 427860 and talk to Mareike, Tom or Alex directly.