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Infocus award - what are the next steps?

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Hello and well done to those of you who successfully managed to get your infocus award application ready and submitted in time for the deadline. A lot of you did!

Infocus postcard, ready to make an impact

So what next? Key stages in the journey ahead with dates are outlined below.

  1. We sent the applications out to assessors on 14 September. The Innovate UK team allocated three external assessors to each application.
  2. On 7 October you will hear whether or not you have been successful in the initial assessment stage. We will invite all finalists to the preparation day for the final interview stage and the interview panel itself.
  3. The preparation day for the final interview stage is on 12 October. At this event all finalists will receive training on making their pitch to the interview panel and it will also be an opportunity to meet with our Ambassadors and Innovate UK Governing Board Members.
  4. The interview panel will be held 19 – 20 October. This will determine who gets the £50,000 grants.
  5. All the women selected to receive the £50,000 awards will be invited to the National Business Awards on 15 November.


Exciting times ahead. Watch this space…

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