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In March, the 2022 edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators will be launched. The EU Prize for Women Innovators, promoted by the European Council, celebrates the women entrepreneurs bringing innovations. In doing so, the EU seeks to raise awareness of the need for more women innovators and create role models for women everywhere.
The prize is awarded to the most talented women entrepreneurs from across the EU and countries associated to Horizon Europe, who have founded a company and brought innovation to the market.
There are two prize categories:
Women Innovators category: three prizes of EUR 100 000 each awarded to the most talented women innovators from across the EU and Associated Countries
Rising Innovators category: three prizes of EUR 50 000 each awarded to the most promising young innovators aged 35 or under
Applicants can only apply to one of the categories above.
The prize is open to:
- Established in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country
- Who have founded an innovative company registered 2 years before the launch of the call
Those applying for the Rising Innovators category must be aged 35 or under. No age limit is required to apply for the Women Innovators category.
The prize is managed by the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency, and the winners are chosen by an independent expert jury.
Applications to the 2022 edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators open on 8 March 2022.
Deadline for applications is 18 August 2022 at 17:00 (CET).
Official documentation can be found consulting the Participant Portal
Written by: Margherita Genua