The European Commission launched today the sixth edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators. The Prize sheds light on the outstanding work of female entrepreneurs who have brought their ideas to market, and aims to inspire the next generation of innovators.
The contest is funded under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme. Three prizes of €100 000 each will be awarded in the main category, "Women Innovators". A special prize of €50 000 will be given to a "Rising Innovator", an exceptional entrepreneur at the beginning of her career (35 years old or younger).
The contest is open to women across the EU (and countries associated to Horizon 2020) who have founded or co-founded their existing and active company before 1 January 2017. More information on eligibility and award criteria is available online.
Deadline for applications is 16 January 2019. A jury of independent experts will evaluate and select the four winners, who will be announced in the spring 2019.