The aim of this call (Horizon Europe) is to promote female leadership in the deep tech industry to build fairer, more inclusive, and more prosperous innovation ecosystems in Europe.
Project results are expected to contribute to the following expected outcomes:
Support deep tech innovation as a basis for a modern, knowledge-driven, resource-efficient and competitive economy;
Promote female leadership in the deep tech industry to build fairer, more inclusive, and more prosperous innovation ecosystems in Europe.
Women TechEU supports early-stage deep tech European start-ups. The initiative complements the activities funded under the European Innovation Council (EIC), paving the way for the participation of their start-ups in future EIC calls.
Women TechEU targets highly innovative start-ups founded, or co-founded by women, holding a top management position (CEO, CTO or equivalent) in the company at the time of submission. The company must be registered and established in an EU Member State or a Horizon Europe Associated Country for at least six months at the time of the submission.
All deep tech domains are eligible, with the emphasis being on overall gender balance and the position held by women in the start-up.