The European Commission has launched the 5th edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators to honour women entrepreneurs who have achieved important innovations bringing also them to market.

Nowadays women are underrepresented in terms of creating innovative enterprises within the European context so the European Commission created this Prize in 2011 to encourage women innovators to exploit the commercial and business environment and become entrepreneurs.

Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said: “The EU Prize for Women Innovators gives public recognition to outstanding women entrepreneurs and inspires other women to follow in their footsteps”.

The criteria to assign the award are the following: the originality and marketability of the developed product, the economic and societal impact and the leadership role of the contestant.

For further information: http://ec.europa.eu/research/prizes/women-innovators/index.cfm?pg=home