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EU Prize for Women Innovators

This prize celebrates the women entrepreneurs behind Europe’s game-changing innovations

2022 edition

The 2022 edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators will be launched in March with a deadline in August 2022. Please check this webpage for updates, or follow us on Twitter @EUeic with the hashtag #WiPrizeEU.

Discover last year’s winners and finalists


The opportunities created by novel technologies and disruptive innovations promise to deliver the fair and sustainable recovery Europe needs. But Europe risks missing out on these opportunities if half its population is overlooked as a source of innovation and creative talent.

The EU Prize for Women Innovators celebrates the women entrepreneurs behind game-changing innovations. In doing so, the EU seeks to raise awareness of the need for more women innovators, and create role models for women and girls everywhere.

The prize is awarded to the most talented women entrepreneurs from across the EU and countries associated to Horizon Europe, who have founded a successful company and brought innovation to the market. The prize is managed by the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency, and the winners are chosen by an independent expert jury.


Previous editions

Discover the winners of previous editions, and read their inspiring stories.

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