The Commission announced today the results of the first call under the new Women TechEU pilot programme, supporting deep-tech start-ups led by women.
The Women TechEU pilot is funded under the European Innovation Ecosystems work programme of Horizon Europe, the EU research and innovation programme.
The scheme offers grants, worth €75 000 each, to support the initial steps in the innovation process, and the growth of the company. It also offers mentoring and coaching under the European Innovation Council (EIC) Women Leadership Programme, and EU-wide networking opportunities.
Following the evaluation by independent experts, the Commission will be supporting a first cohort of 50 women-led companies from 15 different countries. Over 40 companies are based in EU Member States, including one fifth from Horizon Europe widening countries. Also, roughly one fifth are based in countries associated to Horizon Europe.