Women Tech EU

The Women TechEU programme is a continuation of the Women TechEU scheme that was managed before by the EISMEA (European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency) during 2021 and 2022. It has now become a fully-fledged cascade funding project that is run by an EU-wide consortium made up of different innovation ecosystem players, representatives of women entrepreneurs and also investors.

The Women TechEU programme addresses the innovation gender gap by supporting women-led early-stage start-ups in deep tech focus on digital, green and social transition.

The initiative offers financial support with a €75 000 grant (non-diluting finance), to support the initial steps in the innovation process, and the growth of the company. Additionally, it offers mentoring and coaching services provided by the EIC Business Acceleration Services (BAS), under the new “Women Leadership Programme” which includes dedicated networking and pitching events. As well as the possibility to participate in dedicated activities organised by InvestEU and Enterprise Europe Network

During 2 years the programme will give out a total of 12 M€ in grants over 4 different competitive calls, where 160 talented women entrepreneurs from across the European Union and Horizon Europe-associated countries will be receiving direct support, in preparation for winners to eventually also apply for the EIC Accelerator scheme

Details about the call


To create a targeted programme of support for women founders and entrepreneurs leading deep tech start-ups from Europe to grow into tomorrow’s tech leaders and to put women at the forefront of deep tech in Europe.


  • Start-ups on deep tech founded, or co-founded, by women who hold a top management position (CEO, CTO, or equivalent)
  • Women must hold at least 25% of the shares
  • Early stage, not at MVP phase
  • Raised less than 1M€ in equity
  • Not previously funded in the Women TechEU or other similar EU initiatives/projects

Deadline20 May 2024, 17:00h CEST, Brussels time

Funding: €75,000

Project Duration: 6 to 12 months

If you are interested in applying to the Women TechEU programme and need support and/or want to know more about our services for startups and SMEs, do not hesitate to contact us.

Pending to be published

Scope: Europe

Budget: €75,000

Organisation: European Commission

Nature of the project: Innovation


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