2 Aug 2011

Call for applications: EU prize for Women Innovators

The European Commission is launching a contest to reward three women innovators who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market.

Although women are more and more active in research, there are still too few women creating innovative enterprises. This represents an untapped potential for Europe which needs all its human resources to remain competitive and find solutions to the great challenges that we are facing (such as health, climate change, energy and resource efficiency, etc).

The new EU Prize for Women Innovators aims to raise public awareness on the need for more innovation and more women entrepreneurs. In total, three prizes will be awarded.
1st prize: €100.000
2nd prize: €50.000
3rd prize: €25.000

The application deadline is 20 September 2011, 17.00 (Brussels local time).
The winners will be notified by email before 15 November 2011.
The award ceremony will take place on 5 December 2011 at the Innovation Convention organised by the European Commission in Brussels.

More information on eligibility criteria and the application process.