With the EU Prize for Women Innovators, the European Commission wants to give public recognition to outstanding women entrepreneurs who brought their innovative ideas to the market. The aim is to inspire other women to follow in their footsteps.
The contest is open to all women who have founded or co-founded their company and who have at some point in their careers benefited 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 (known as the Structural Funds prior to 2014).
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 €100,000 in 2013 or 2014.
Value of the Award
Three prizes will be awarded in Spring 2016:
- 1st prize: €100,000
- 2nd prize: €50,000
- 3rd prize: €30,000
Submission Requirements & Due Date
Applications are submitted directly to the Sponsor by 20 October 2015