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Calling all female-led Euro startups

Female game-changers leading startups in Europe have a little over a month to apply for a leading innovation prize.

The EU Prize for Women Innovators 2018 will recognise the outstanding work of entrepreneurs who have brought their product or service to market. It is open to women from across the EU (or from a country associated to Horizon 2020who have benefitted from research and innovation funding from either the private or public sector. Entrants must have founded or co-founded their business before 1 January 2016.

And there is €20,000 up for grabs via the Rising Innovator award, which is open to women 30 years or younger. Bulgarian, Kristina Tsvetanova, co-founder and CEO of BLITAB Technology, was named rising innovator last year for her company’s work in developing the first tablet for blind users, called BLITAB.

The application deadline is 15 November 2017.

The overall winner will walk away with €100,000. While second and third spots are worth €50,000 and €30,000 respectively.


Read the full article on the awards in our latest edition, which was distributed at the recent European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (EFIB) in Brussels; and is now available online.

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