(17 December) – Today, the Commission is announcing the names of 9 outstanding women entrepreneurs who are entering the final stage of the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2016.
The contestants are being recognised for recently setting up companies in a range of sectors from life sciences to ICT, based on the market success of their breakthrough ideas.
Each of the contenders, who come from Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Portugal and Sweden, had previously also benefited from EU research and innovation funding.
This year, the Women Innovators prize is being awarded for the third time to raise public awareness of the need for more innovation and more women entrepreneurs.
The three winners, who will be announced in March 2016, will receive cash prizes of €100,000, €50,000 and €30,000.