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New call goes out to Europe’s female entrepreneurs

The deadline to enter the European Prize for Women Innovators 2023 is next month – 27 September 2023. It is open to female changemakers delivering a ‘positive impact for people and planet’ through their work.

Led by the European Innovation Council and European Institute of Innovation and Technology, the ‘awards will be given to the most inspiring women entrepreneurs’ across three categories.

“My hope is for a large field of competing women innovators and entrepreneurs so we can show the diversity in European tech,” said Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life, on the Prize website.

The categories are: Women Innovators – ‘open to all women founders and co-founders from across the EU and Associated Countries’ The winner of this award will win €100k, with two runners-up getting €70k and €50k respectively. The Rising Innovators category is ‘open to promising young innovators under the age of 35’ with the winner awarded €50k, and two runners-up €30k and €20k. While the EIT Women Leadership award is ‘open to those with a direct link to the EIT Community or one of the existing Knowledge and Innovation Communities’. There is €50k for the winner and €30k and €20k for the runners-up.

Read this article by a previous winner written for Innovators Magazine: How I became a top EU women innovator and begin your journey to inspire the next generation of female changemakers.

The application deadline is 27 September 2023. The winners will be announced at the European Innovation Council Summit in March 2024.

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Susan is the co-founder of Innovators Magazine and a consultant for OnePoint5Media. Susan is also a member of the UNFCCC-led Resilience Frontiers Nexus group and the Chair of the APOPO Foundation UK board.


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