The European Commission’s Directorate for Research and Innovation is looking for applications for the 2014 EU Prize for Women Innovators, which has been running since 2011. The prize aims to highlight the need for more innovation, and for more women to be involved in innovation.
There are several criteria which applications must meet in order to be eligible. They must reside in an EU member state or a country associated with the Research Framework Programme; they must be a founder or co-founder of an existing and active company which was registered before 1 January 2011; the company must have had a minimum turnover of €100,000 in 2011 or 2012; and all applicants must have received or be receiving funding from the EU or various European research framework programmes.
The 2011 prizewinners came from industries as diverse as drug discovery, healthcare diagnostics and renewable energy, and were from France, Germany, and Italy. The deadline for applications for the 2014 prize is 17:00 CET, 15 October 2013.
For more information and to apply, click here.