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02 Sep 2015

EC launches 3rd Women Innovators Prize

After two successful editions in 2011 and 2014, the European Commission has launched the third edition of the Women Innovators Prize.

Three prizes will be awarded in Spring 2016:

  • 1st prize: €100,000
  • 2nd prize: €50,000
  • 3rd prize: €30,000

The deadline for submitting entries is 20 October 2015 (12:00 – Brussels time). The three winners will be selected by an independent panel of judges from business and academia and will be announced in 2016.

The contest is open to all women who have founded or co-founded their company and who have at some point of their careers benefitted from the EU's research framework programmes, the EURATOM Framework Programme, the Competitiveness and Innovation framework programme (CIP) or actions relating to research and innovation under the European Structural and Investment Funds. The contestant must reside in an EU Member State or a country associated to Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme. The company must have been registered before 1 January 2013 and have had an annual turnover of at least EUR 100,000 in 2013 or 2014.

For more information and application documents see:

EC Website - EU Prize for Women Innovators

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