Typically, we think of innovation as something that comes out of R&D labs via cutting-edge technology, probably developed by men (probably young men, probably wearing hoodies).
Mothers of Innovation is a conference scheduled for June 2014, and an accompanying book, celebrating the importance of mothers to commercial and social innovation.
As entrepreneurs, activists and consumers, mothers are innovating in the UK and all over the world. Mothers are changing health care and education systems; care; finance; housing; enterprise; technology; and the very ways in which we work and relate to the economy.
Our research will highlight some outstanding examples of mother-innovators and the conference will showcase inspiring speakers from around the world and many different spheres of activity.