Our CEO Dr Bakul Gupta has been recognised as a trailblazer in the UK biotech industry, and has been awarded Innovate UK’s Women In Innovation award 2022/23

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About Women in Innovation

Six years on from its launch, the Women in Innovation programme is going from strength to strength, has directly supported over 150 trailblazing women with £7.6 million of funding and convened a vibrant community of over 9,500 business leaders, ambassadors and allies. Through the programme, we nurture pioneering women to embrace innovation, grow their businesses, and navigate the entrepreneurial ecosystem for positive economic, environmental, and societal change.

This year, the Women in Innovation competition received over 920 applications from across the UK, up 10% on the previous year. The high standard of applications led Innovate UK to increase funding to award 50 Women in Innovation – our largest cohort to-date. Each of our remarkable winners will benefit from a £50,000 grant, tailored business coaching from Innovate UK EDGE, mentoring and a range of networking, role-modelling and training opportunities.

With a passion to support underrepresented innovation talent, this year 22% of the winners are Asian, Black or from another minority ethnic group, and 12% have identified as disabled. Additionally, the winners span diverse sectors – from biosciences to femtech and fashion to sustainable materials – and there are multiple award winners in every nation and region of the UK.

About Innovate UK

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is the UK’s innovation agency. We work to create a better future by inspiring, involving and investing in businesses developing life-changing innovations.

With an annual budget of over £1billion we provide businesses with the expertise, facilities and funding they need to test, demonstrate and evolve their ideas, driving UK productivity and economic growth.

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