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Open RIS Call - LEADERS

Apply until 31st of July

What is LEADERS - Women Innovators in Manufacturing at EIT RIS

LEADERS is a competition aiming to reach out to support the best women innovators (i.e. professionals, researchers, entrepreneurs) 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 award 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 female innovators (i.e. professionals, researchers or entrepreneurs) from EIT RIS eligible countries who have played a leading role in developing innovative manufacturing-related solutions with strong financial, environmental, or societal impact to apply.

What's next

Call opens: 21th of June, 2021
Call closes: 31st of July, 2021 17:00 CET
1st round of evaluation: August 2021
Online pitch training: September 2021
Submission video pitch: September 30, 2021
2nd round of evaluation: October 2021
Grand final awarding ceremony: November 2021

How can I apply

For the first evaluation round, please fill in and complete the online application form in English until the 31st of July, 2021.

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Who to contact if I have questions

Megi Plaku
Before applying, please review the call document which contains all the necessary information for the application!