10 June 2021 10am – 11am Webinar Online

On 10 June 2021, Innovate UK EDGE and techUK are hosting the third in the Women in Innovation webinar series, Women in Innovation: Finance your tech.

Innovate UK EDGE is hosting a Women in Innovation series of webinars in recognition of the leading role women are playing within innovative growth SMEs. These webinars will feature all-female panelists who will share their insights, experience and tips to succeed in business.

Innovate UK EDGE Innovation & Growth Specialist and Scaleup Director, Emma Douglas-Beet, has been working with companies to help them grow for over 20 years. In this webinar, Emma will look at the funding landscape and how to ensure when looking for funding to grow your business, you have considered all avenues.


  • Opening address by techUK – Nimmi Patel, Policy Manager, techUK
  • Introduction to Innovate UK EDGE – Julie Pauley, Ecosystem Relationship & Gateway Lead, Innovate UK EDGE
  • Finance your tech – Emma Douglas-Beet, Scaleup Director and Innovation & Growth Specialist, Innovate UK EDGE
  • Panel discussion with Innovate UK EDGE clients – Vivid Q and Developing Experts
  • How to apply for Innovate UK EDGE Support – Julie Pauley

Innovate UK EDGE is a key part of the UK innovation agency’s investment in the innovative businesses that drive economic growth. It complements Innovate UK project funding with intensive, specialist-led support for such ambitious businesses. Each high-potential, innovative business in our portfolio benefits from the objective perspective of a dedicated innovation and growth specialist local to them. 

Your information will also be shared with Innovate UK EDGE as co-hosts of this event. To understand how they manage your data, you can view their privacy notice here.

Nimmi Patel

Nimmi Patel

Policy Manager, Skills, Talent and Diversity, techUK

Nimmi Patel is the Policy Manager for Skills, Talent and Diversity at techUK.

She works on all things skills policy, focusing on upskilling and retrain. She is committed to embedding diversity in the UK tech pipeline from classroom to boardroom working with partners such as the Tech Talent Charter and the WISE Campaign. Nimmi also leads techUK’s immigration work, collaborating with techUK members and stakeholders to create an environment that attracts the best talent to the UK.

Prior to joining the team, she worked for the UK Labour Party and New Zealand Labour Party and holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Manchester and is currently studying MA Strategic Communications at King’s College London.

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