Women are underrepresented in terms of creating innovative enterprises. This is an untapped potential for Europe, which needs to optimise all available resources to remain competitive and find solutions to our societal challenges.
This award scheme recognises the role of women in bringing about game-changing innovations to market honouring the outstanding achievements of women running innovative companies. The “EU Prize for Women Innovators” will be awarded to up to four women innovators in total (three women and one young woman innovator, so-called ‘rising innovator’) who have created the largest impact on the innovation ecosystem by transforming ideas into new and advanced products and/or services for the benefit and wealth of the European citizens.
Three prizes of EUR 0,1 million each and one prize of EUR 0.05 million in the ‘rising innovator’ category: EUR 0.35 million from the 2018 budget and EUR 0.35 million from the 2019 budget.
Three prizes of EUR 100,000 each and one prize of EUR 50,000 in the ‘rising innovator’ category will be awarded.
Participants for the “EU Prize for Women Innovators 2019” have to comply with the following eligibility criteria to participate:
- The participant must be a woman. For the Rising Innovator Award, the contestant must be a woman born as of 1 January 1984.
- The participant must be an ordinary resident in an EU Member State or a country associated to Horizon 2020.
- The participant must be the founder or co-founder of an existing and active innovative company which was registered before 1 January 2017.
Apply through the given website.
Application Deadline: January 16, 2019Application ClosedOfficial link