The EU Prize for Women Innovators 2017 competition, which awards female entrepreneurs who have successfully brought an innovation to market, opens today.
This year's edition is open to women of any nationality living in a European country* that have founded or co-founded a company with a turnover of at least €100,000. To spotlight a new generation, the 2017 edition will also feature a Rising Innovator category for female entrepreneurs under 35 years old.
1st prize €100,000
2nd prize €50,000
3rd prize €30,000
Rising Innovator prize €20,000
A high-level jury will evaluate and select the four winners, who will be announced around International Women's Day, Wednesday 8 March 2017. To enter, please apply via the competition website before the closing date of 3 November 2016.
European Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, said: "The EU Prize for Women Innovators highlights just some of the many remarkable women contributing to the European knowledge economy. Previous winners have had significant achievements in areas as diverse as immunology, telecommunications and software development. We hope these prizes help winners to continue on the path of innovation and encourage others to follow in the footsteps of these outstanding entrepreneurs."
Read the News Alert here.
European country*: In this case, this includes any EU Member States and countries associated to Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme (2014 – 2020)