EU Prize for Women Innovators 2020

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 (including 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.

Aim:
The prizes will boost public awareness of the potential, importance and contribution of women to the innovation ecosystem and create strong role models inspiring other women to become innovators themselves

PRIZE AMOUNTS:
Three prizes of EUR 100,000 each for the Women Innovators category and EUR 50,000 for the Rising Innovator category.

Deadlines:
Opening of the submission: 11 February 2020 Closing date for submission: 21 April 2020, 17:00 CET1

CONTACTS:
For more information, please see the prize website: https://ec.europa.eu/info/research-and-innovation/funding/funding-opportunities/prizes/eu-prize-women-innovators_en

Any queries please contact the Research Enquiry Service or contact siobhan.hendrick@sfi.ie or rtd-womeninnovators@ec.europa.eu

Contact

Head Office

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  • The Environmental Protection Agency Ireland
  • Health Research Board
  • Higher Education Authority
  • Irish Research Council
  •  Irish Universities Association
  • The Marine Institute
  • Science Foundation Ireland (SFI
  • The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

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