EMPOWA

EMPOWA is a strategic alliance of research, innovation and business stakeholders, aiming to boost the participation of women entrepreneurs in the Horizon 2020-SME Instrument programme.

URL
Duration
2017 to 2019
Funding
COSME
Subject Category
Επιχειρηματικότητα
EKT Role
Coordinator
Result
According to the Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan, women face more difficulties than men when running a business. At the same time, a large pool of educated women do not consider entrepreneurship as an option, while women researchers remain significantly under-represented in the business sector. Despite the EC support mechanisms for enhancing women entrepreneurship, and the H2020 targets for gender equality in Research & Innovation, women are also under-represented in the flagships programme of H2020, the SME Instrument. EMPOWA will identify women entrepreneurs, raise awareness on the SME instrument and support their successful participation in the programme.