The European Commission runs the fourth edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators to reward women who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market. The prize aims to raise awareness of the need for more female entrepreneurs and to inspire other women to follow in their footsteps.

This year’s edition is open to women of any nationality living in MS and AC that have founded or co-founded a company with a turnover of at least €100,000. To spotlight a new generation, the 2017 edition also features a Rising Innovator category for female entrepreneurs aged 30 years or under!

The first prize is worth €100 000, the second prize €50 000, third prize €30 000 and the Rising Innovator €20 000.

We would be grateful if you could disseminate this information to potential contestants. A high-level jury will evaluate and select the four winners who will be announced in March 2017.

You may download a promotional postcard and two slides for power point presentation here. More information on the awards can be found on our website www.ec.europa.eu/women-innovators.