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EIT Manufacturing LEADERS – Women Innovators call is now open!

LEADERS is a competition aiming to reach out to support the best women innovators playing a leading role in developing solutions & initiatives addressing manufacturing-related challenges with strong financial, environmental, or societal impact.

In the first round of submissions, 30 applicants will be pre-selected and receive online pitch training. In the second round of submissions, six top-ranked applicants will be invited to a grand final awarding ceremony where three winners will receive publicity and prizes in the amount of

  1. EUR 10 000
  2. EUR 7 500
  3. EUR 5 000

Who can apply?

EIT Manufacturing invites women innovators (i.e. professionals, students, researchers or entrepreneurs) who are citizens from an EIT RIS eligible country to apply. Applicants must have played a leading role in developing innovative manufacturing-related solutions with strong financial, environmental, or societal impact.

Key dates

Call opens: 10 May 2022
Call closes: 5 July 2022, 23:00 CET

  • 1st round of evaluation: July 2022
  • Online pitch trainings: August – September 2022
  • Submission video pitch: October 2022
  • 2nd round of evaluation: October – November 2022
  • Grand final awarding ceremony: December 2022

Apply by 5 July 2022!

Learn more about LEADERS competition