Seventh edition of EU Prize for Women Innovators launched
On 11 February 2020, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, opened the 2020 EU Prize for Women Innovators competition. The Prize is funded under Horizon 2020 and aims to encourage women innovators to exploit the commercial and business opportunities and become entrepreneurs.
Three “Women Innovators" will each receive €100,000, and another €50,000 will be awarded to a “Rising Innovator”, an exceptional entrepreneur at the beginning of her career.
The contest is open to women across the EU and countries associated to Horizon 2020 who have founded or co-founded an existing and active company before 1 January 2018. Deadline for applications is 21 April 2020. A jury of independent experts will evaluate and select the four winners, who will be announced in the second half of the year.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen presented a video message at the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In the video she praised the extraordinary achievements of women scientists across Europe, reminding the public that women's full potential was reached only if women used "all our talent and diversity".
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