The first phase of the INNOV-8-2-CREATE project is now behind us. After mapping to evaluate the existing innovation ecosystems in Ireland, Italy and Latvia, designing and launching a pre-accelerator, here are some initial numbers from the meetings.
The project puts an emphasis on EDI (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion). It aims at encouraging especially women researchers to share their ideas and accelerate innovation within minorities in diverse fields. Statistics from the first phase of the project and the Tier 1 Impact Series showed that the registered participants were in majority women (figure 1).
Figure 1: gender of participants of the Tier 1 Impact Series Training
diversity was achieved in the research and expertise fields of the participants. While most of them had a science and engineering background, almost 10% of participants specialise in business, public policy and law while 6% in arts and social sciences (figure 2).
Figure 2: fields of focus of the Tier 1 Impact Series Training participants
Most participants of these first sessions were PhD students and a significant number of researchers
Figure 3: profession of participants of Tier 1 Impact Series training
We hope to see even more diversity and encourage researchers from all fields to join the Innovation Accelerator.
Keep an eye out on our website and social media for more information and registration options for Tier 2 of the Impact Series trainings.