Emma Sceats is the chief executive of CN Bio Innovations and a winner of Innovate UK’s ‘infocus’ women in innovation award.

Find out about her story and what it’s really like to be a female entrepreneur in the health tech sector.

Removing barriers for female entrepreneurs

The proportion of UK women in entrepreneurial activity is around half the level of men. Boosting female entrepreneurship could deliver approximately £180 billion to the UK economy.

Innovate UK’s infocus campaign is an umbrella initiative to encourage diversity in innovation. The competition aims to address an important barrier to female entrepreneurship – having limited access to relevant role models and identification with entrepreneurs as ‘women like me’.

Women are also less likely to seek external sources of finance than men. The campaign is a way of increasing awareness of how simple it is to apply for game-changing funding.