This award scheme recognises the role of women in bringing about game-changing innovations to market honouring the outstanding achievements of women running innovative companies.
It will be awarded to up to four women innovators in total (three women and one young woman innovator, so-called 'rising innovator') who have created the largest impact on the innovation ecosystem by transforming ideas into new and advanced products and/or services for the benefit and wealth of the European citizens.
Eligible applications will be evaluated by an independent jury of experts. The prize will be awarded, after closure of the contest, to the contestants who in the opinion of the jury best address the following cumulative criteria:
1. Breakthrough Innovation – the company funded/co-funded by the contestant provides cutting edge product or service.
2. Impact – the cutting edge product or service brings major benefits to citizens and society and the economy, and addresses a societal challenge.
3. Inspiration – the contestant has shown active leadership and her role has influenced the success of the company.
Applications must be submitted by the participants via the Participant Portal 'Submission Service', accessible via the call page. In case of questions, please contact the Research Enquiry Service or contact us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submitting applications is January the 16th 2019.
The jury evaluation is planned to take place between January 2019 and May 2019.