Calling applications from all women entreprenuers in Poland involved in innovative businesses that are changing the world for better. EU prize for women innovators recognizes women entrepreneurs who have developed and brought to market an outstanding innovation. It is a cash prize awarded every year to European women who founded or co-founded a successful company and brought an innovation to the market. OMGKRK will help applications from Poland.
What is the purpose of the award?
The purpose of the award is to recognize women’s role in bringing game-changing innovations to the market, raise awareness of the need for more female entrepreneurs and create strong role models for women and girls.
Female creativity and entrepreneurial potentials are a hugely under-exploited source of jobs and economic growth. The European Commission is working with EU countries to overcome the barriers to women entrepreneurship and encourage more women to start their own companies.
What is the criteria of award?
- Breakthrough innovation – the company founded or co-founded by the contestant provides a truly innovative product or service
- Impact – the product or service addresses a specific societal need or challenge, with significant benefits to citizens and to the economy
- Inspiration – the contestant has shown active leadership, she has played a pivotal role in the success of the company and inspired others
What is the structure of the award?
This prize is awarded to four incredible women entrepreneurs, working to make the world a better place and inspiring other women to follow in their footsteps.
Three winners receive €100,000 each, and €50,000 is awarded to a Rising Innovator (an exceptional entrepreneur – age 35 or younger – at the beginning of her career). The award also recognizes a number of finalists specially acknowledged for their outstanding record as women entrepreneurs and innovators.
How to apply
This contest is open to women from across the EU and countries associated to Horizon 2020. The applications for the EU prize for women innovators 2020 will open on 11 February 2020 and the deadline for submitting proposals is 21 April 2020.