Diversity and Inclusion
The Knowledge Transfer Network’s Diversity and Inclusion team works to expand opportunities for under-represented groups in all sectors.
Women in Innovation Awards
Through the Women in Innovation Awards, established by Innovate UK, 10 female inventors will be awarded with a cash injection of £50,000 each, as well as receive coaching and mentoring.
Previous winners of the Women in Innovation Awards have had a huge impact developing ideas while creating a new community of female entrepreneurs, proving that anything is possible.
Since the launch of the Women in Innovation programme in 2016, the number of women leading applications to Innovate UK has increased by 70%.
Young Innovators’ Awards
The Young Innovators’ Awards represent support for young people with new and creative ideas. The scheme is backed by Innovate UK, who will partner with the Prince’s Trust to deliver the Young Innovators programme – a 3-year national programme, which aims to target 18-30-year olds from diverse backgrounds.
The programme will comprise of annual competitions for Young Innovators’ awards alongside an Ideas Mean Business’ communications campaign to encourage young people to make their ideas a reality.
Roadshows across the UK will inspire and engage young people to get involved in science and innovative projects, supporting the government’s work to level up opportunities for research and development around the country.
Siwan Smith – Knowledge Transfer Manager, Diversity and Inclusion
Raluca Ionescu – Marketing Manager
Sue Dunkerton OBE – Director