Twelve finalists are in the running to win the title of most innovative women entrepreneur.
On 8 March, the Commission unveiled the name of the twelve finalists for the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2018, an initiative funded under Horizon 2020.
The Commission has shortlisted twelve women entrepreneurs out of a list of 122 candidates from across EU Member States and countries associated to Horizon 2020.
These women have brought their breakthrough ideas to the market as they founded or co-founded a successful company based on her innovative ideas or project. The companies created by the contestants are built around innovative ideas in a wide range of sectors, from health and biotech to social innovation.
The finalists were selected by a jury of independent experts from the fields of business, venture capital, entrepreneurship and academia. Four cash prizes will be awarded to the most innovative women entrepreneurs.
Nine out of twelve finalists are in the running for three prizes in the Women Innovator category. Three other finalists are competing in the Rising Innovators category, which recognises excellent female entrepreneurs under the age of 30.
The list of the selected entrepreneurs is available on the initiative website.