The European Union is inviting applications for its first EU Prizes for Women Innovators, which will reward three women entrepreneurs for their “innovative work in any field or business.”
To be eligible, women entrepreneurs must be residing in the EU or an associated country and have founded or co-founded a company before 1 January 2009. The applicant or her company must also have received EU funding for research projects. More detail on the eligibility criteria can be found on the European Commission Web site.
There will be three prizes, of €100 000, €50 000, and €25 000, respectively. Applications will be judged according to the originality and marketability of the developed product or service, its economic and social relevance for Europe, and the scientific content of the innovation, which the applicant must have contributed to researching.
Deadline for submission: 5 p.m. on 20 September 2011 (Brussels time).
For more information and to apply, check out the European Commission Web site.