Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, launched the 2019 EU Prize for Women Innovators at the Web Summit in Lisbon. This is a cash prize awarded every year to European women who founded a successful company and/or brought innovation to market. Women are underrepresented in terms of creating innovative enterprises. This is untapped potential for Europe, which needs to optimise all available resources to remain competitive and find solutions to our societal challenges. This award recognises the role of women in bringing about game-changing innovations to market and honours the outstanding achievements of female entrepreneurs running innovative companies. The prize of 100.000 Euro 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. For more info and application process, please click here.
Three prizes of EUR 0,1 million each and one prize of EUR 0.05 million in the 'rising innovator' category: EUR 0.35 million from the 2018 budget and EUR 0.35 million from the 2019 budget.