Facebook has committed to a new initiative aimed at broadening diversity within its workforce as part of the Increasing Diversity in Innovation conference which is being held this week, and aims to improve support for underrepresented inventors, specifically, across the tech sector.

As explained by Facebook:

“Increasing Diversity in Innovation brings together leaders from the government, academia and the technology industry to discuss ways to support underrepresented inventors. Sessions at the conference focus on unconscious bias, systemic inequity in the patent process, techniques for reaching diverse inventors and the importance of innovation.”