The EU announced Prize for Women Innovators, under the Horizon Europe Framework Programme for Research and Innovation with the objective to raise awareness of the need for more women innovators and create role models for women and girls everywhere. The Prize is awarded to the women who have created the largest impact on the EU innovation ecosystem by transforming ideas into new and advanced products and services to benefit people and planet.
There are two prize categories: Women Innovators and Rising Innovators. In the first category, three prizes of EUR 100 000 each are awarded to the three highest-ranked applications. In the second category, three prizes of EUR 50 000 are awarded to the three highest-ranked applications from promising ‘Rising Innovators’ under the age of 35.
All applicants must comply with the following eligibility criteria to participate:
- The applicant must be a woman and
- The applicant must be an ordinary resident in an EU Member State (including overseas countries and territories, OCTs) or a country associated to Horizon Europe and
- The applicant must be the founder or co-founder of an active innovative company registered at least two years before the call year and
- Applicants that have already received an EU or Euratom prize cannot receive a second prize for the same activities.
Deadline for submission: 18 August 2022 – 17:00:00 CET (Brussels)