Previous Winners

The stories of our inspirational award winners will inspire the next generation of women changemakers.

As we enter a post-pandemic world, it is essential for us to increase our support and reaffirm the strength of our commitment to the country’s pioneering women innovators whose businesses are solving the pressing environmental, societal, and economic challenges of today.

In 2021, we received a record number of applications and selected 38 remarkable applicants for our Women in Innovation Awards, each receiving a cash injection of £50K and a bespoke package of business support, coaching, mentoring and training. These ambitious and pioneering winners, located in all countries and regions of the UK, are working on innovations across many different sectors.

Women In Innovation Success stories

Previous winners of the Women in Innovation Awards have had a huge impact on developing innovative businesses while creating a new community of women entrepreneurs, proving that anything is possible.

Read the success stories of 19 of our 2020/21 Innovate UK’s Women in Innovation awardees to learn how their ground-breaking ideas are helping manage the world’s greatest challenges.


Read about Women In Innovation Winners in our award brochures

Awards 2021 | Awards 2020 | Awards 2018 | Awards 2016

Innovate UK has also created a booklet to celebrate women in innovation, showcasing the journeys of 30 women entrepreneurs and their experiences with the program. Click here to learn more about the remarkable success of the Women in Innovation programme.

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The Women in Innovation Awards 2022/23 opens for applications between 22 August 2022 to 19 October 2022. Subscribe to our dedicated newsletter to continue your innovation journey as part of a vibrant community of like-minded people.


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