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EU Rewards Female Innovators

Simultaneously with the first calls of the Work Programme 2012, the European Commission is launching a new contest to reward women innovators who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market. The EU Prizes for Women Innovators aim to raise public awareness on the needs for more innovation and more women entrepreneurs. Three women, who were at some point during their careers beneficiaries of projects under the RTD Framework Programmes or the Competitive and Innovation Framework Programme, will be rewarded for their accomplishments. Their example will inspire other women to follow in their footsteps. An independent panel of judges from business and academia will examine and select the winners. The first will get € 100.000, second € 50.000, third prize is €   25.000. The deadline for application is 20 September 2011. The award ceremony will take place on 5 December 2011 at the Innovation Convention organised by the European Commission in Brussels. More information and participation forms at