Innovate UK recently announced the winners of their inaugural round of infocus awards, an initiative seeking to support inspiring female entrepreneurs. The awards covered 12 different sectors, from digital health to drone systems, and each of the 15 winners will receive £50,000 and a tailored business support package.
The winner of the category for Enabling and Emerging Technologies, working within the ed tech sector, was Bristol’s own Dr Becky Sage, CEO of Interactive Scientific (iSci). She scooped the award for her company’s latest product, Nano Simbox.
The company: Interactive Scientific
iSci was established in 2013 and now employs 10 people. Its aim is to develop digital experiences that use artistic visualisations to connect humans to the invisible scientific world that exists all around us. Previous work includes the development of danceroom Spectroscopy, a digital experience combining the seemingly unrelated worlds of dance and physics, which has been used by over 100,000 people around the world.
The winner: Dr Becky Sage