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25 Jan 2017

Commission announces finalists of EU Prize for Women Innovators 2017

On 24 January 2017 the European Commission announced the finalists of the Horizon 2020-funded EU Prize for Women Innovators 2017. The shortlist contains twelve outstanding women entrepreneurs who have brought their breakthrough ideas to the market. All of the finalists have founded or co-founded a successful company based on their innovative ideas.

For the first time, this year's contest includes three finalists in a new category, the Rising Innovator, to recognise excellence in female entrepreneurs aged 30 years or under.

The finalists were selected by a high-level jury consisting of independent experts from business, venture capital, entrepreneurship and academia. 47 applications were submitted from across the EU and the countries associated to Horizon 2020. The companies created by the contestants showcase innovations in a wide range of sectors, with life science and ICT being the most dominant ones. The twelve finalists were presented at the UNConvention event in Brussels.

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