13 Jul 2021
EC launches new Women TechEU scheme
On 13 July 2021, the European Commission launched 'Women TechEU' - a new EU scheme supporting deep-tech start-ups led by women, and helping them grow. The scheme will offer financial support to women-led startups with grants of €75,000 and coaching and mentoring through the EIC’s Women Leadership Programme. The EIC’s main Accelerator programme also targets women-led start-ups, but the new Women TechEU scheme provides support at the earlier, formative stage of companies, in order to increase the number of women launching their own start-ups.
Up to 50 promising deep tech start-ups from EU Member States and Associated Countries will be funded under the first Women TechEU pilot call. The new scheme is part of the new Horizon Europe innovation ecosystems programme, reinforced by the European Innovation Council (EIC).