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CANCELLED - Press briefing - First companies selected under Women TechEU pilot

Due to the current situation in Ukraine the press briefing of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel has been cancelled.

Women TechEU is a brand new initiative of the European Union. The scheme offers €75 000 grants to support the initial steps in the innovation process, and the growth of the company, as well as mentoring and coaching under the European Innovation Council (EIC) Women Leadership Programme, and EU-wide networking opportunities.

The call is funded under the European Innovation Ecosystems work programme of Horizon Europe, the EU research and innovation programme.

Following the evaluation by independent experts, the European Commission will be supporting a first cohort of women-led companies, from 15 different countries. The companies proposed for funding have developed cutting-edge and disruptive innovations, across a range of different areas, from early cancer diagnosis and treatments, all the way to reducing the negative impact of methane emissions.

Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, will present, during the press briefing, the selected companies and announce a scale-up of the 2022 Women TechEU programme.


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  • Tuesday 1 March 2022, 10:00 - 10:30 (CET)
  • Live streaming available

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Tuesday 1 March 2022, 10:00 - 10:30 (CET)
European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency