The European Commission runs the fourth edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators to reward women who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market. The prize aims to raise awareness of the need for more female entrepreneurs and to inspire other women to follow in their footsteps.
This year’s edition is open to women of any nationality living in Member States and Associated Countries (countries associated to Horizon 2020) that have founded or co-founded a company with a turnover of at least €100,000. To spotlight a new generation, the 2017 edition also features a Rising Innovator category for female entrepreneurs aged 30 years or under!
The first prize is worth €100 000, the second prize €50 000, third prize €30 000 and the Rising Innovator €20 000.
Submissions are accepted until 3 November 2016. A high-level jury will evaluate and select the four winners who will be announced in March 2017.
See the video portraits of the three winners of 2016
- First prize winner Susana Sargento, Portugal
- Second prize winner Sirpa Jalkanen, Finland
- Third prize winner Sarah Bourke, Ireland
If you know somebody that could be a winner, pass this information on to them!