Applications Open for EU Prize for Women Innovators 2019!


Deadline: 16 January 2019

Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, have launched the 2019 EU Prize for Women Innovators at the Web Summit in Lisbon.

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This prize recognises women entrepreneurs who have developed and brought to market an outstanding innovation.

The prize will be awarded to up to 4 women innovators in total, who have had the largest impact on the innovation ecosystem by transforming ideas into new and advanced products and/ services for the benefit of European citizens.  The award also recognises a number of finalists specially acknowledged for their outstanding record as women entrepreneurs and innovators.

Prize Information

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  • 3 prizes of €100,000 each
  • Rising Innovator (35 or younger): €50,000

Prize Criteria

  • breakthrough innovation – the company funded / co-funded  by  the  contestant  provides a cutting edge product or service
  • impact – the cutting edge product or service brings major benefits to citizens and society and the economy
  • inspiration – the contestant has shown active leadership, her role has influenced the success of the company and has the potential to inspire others

Eligibility Criteria

Participants for the “EU Prize for Women Innovators 2019” have to comply with the following eligibility criteria to participate:

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  • The participant must be a woman.
  • For the Rising Innovator Award, the contestant must be a woman born as of 1 January 1984.
  • The participant must be an ordinary resident in an EU Member State or a country associated to Horizon 2020 (mentioned below).
  • The participant must be the founder or co-founder of an existing and active innovative company which was registered before 1 January 2017.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the UK, Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Israel, Moldova, Switzerland, Faroe Islands, Ukraine, Tunisia, Georgia, Armenia.

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