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Women TechEU Scheme

The European Commission has opened a call under Horizon Europe for the organisation of the Women TechEU Scheme.

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 the European Union (EU);
  • Foster cooperation and networking between women entrepreneurs in the deep tech field.

The consortium selected under this call is expected to organise the Women TechEU scheme, covering the following activities:

  • Ensure the design, organisation, and management of the Women TechEU scheme, ensuring continuity with the previous versions of the scheme
  • Ensure smooth connection with the EIC Business Acceleration Services (BAS) for the mentoring and coaching support activities;
  • Communicate and promote the scheme in order to secure quality applications;
  • Organise landmark events, building a network of Women TechEU grantees, and help them to connect with the overall EIC community;
  • Promote cooperation and networking activities among the community of women entrepreneurs in the deep tech field;
  • Report on the implementation of the scheme (key data on applications, start-ups funded, demographics of end-beneficiaries of the scheme, etc.) to European Commission services.

As a final objective, the scheme supports European early-stage deep tech start-ups, registered and established in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country for at least six months at the time of the submission, founded or co-founded by women, holding a top management position.

Where appropriate, the applicants should seek synergies with possibilities for further funding from other relevant EU, national and/or regional innovation programmes.

Consortia composition:

  • at least one independent legal entity established in a Member State, and
  • at least two other independent legal entities, each established in different Member States or Associated Countries.


  • up to €15.000.000
  • For this call, only 1 grant will be disbursed

Deadline for submission: 23 March 2023 17:00, Brussels time


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Target audience

  • Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.

Digital technology / specialisation

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • Big Data
  • Blockchain
  • Cloud Computing
  • Quantum Computing

Digital skill level

  • Digital Expert

Geographic Scope - Country

  • European Union

Industry - Field of Education and Training

  • Inter-disciplinary programmes and qualifications involving Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)

Target group

  • High Achievers
  • Persons who have completed tertiary education (EQF 7)
  • Persons with 3-10 years work experience
  • Persons with 10+ years work experience

Form of funding