Sarah Vodden, Service Manager of Innovation Funding Service at Innovate UK

Sarah Vodden

Service Manager – Innovation Funding Service

Sarah has worked at Innovate UK for 6 years, joining as the Competitions Manager in 2011. Coinciding with the increase of competitions that Innovate UK has been asked to run, she grew and managed a team to deliver streamlined and consistent competition processes. The team work within Operations to ensure that competitions are transparent, and use independent assessors to determine the best quality innovation projects to receive public funding from Innovate UK. More recently she took on the role of Service Manager for the Innovation Funding Service (IFS). IFS will move the competitions manual processes into one digital service which meets the Government Digital Service (GDS) standard.

Encouraging collaboration through technology

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Collaboration is at the heart of great innovation.  As academics, scientists and entrepreneurs come together to solve problems, different ideas and perspectives collide and provide the catalyst for ground-breaking technologies and innovations. We recognised these collaboration challenges in developing our …