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Grant Overview:

The Women TechEU initiative, funded by the European Union, is designed to empower women-led early-stage start-ups in the deep tech sector. Aiming to support 160 women entrepreneurs across the European Union and Horizon Europe associated countries, the initiative offers a unique blend of funding and business development support. With a total funding of €3 million available in this first call, each selected start-up will receive €75k in grant funding alongside a bespoke six-month business development programme.

Key Dates:

· Opening Date: 18 March 2024

· Deadline: 20 May 2024, 17:00 (Brussels time)

Funding Details:

· Total Funding Available: €3,000,000

· Grant per Start-Up: €75,000

Eligibility Criteria:

· Applicants must be established in an EU Member State or a Horizon Europe Associated Country, with the company registered for at least six months at the time of submission.

· The start-up must be in the early-stage, defined as not more than 8 years old and having raised less than €1 million in equity funding.

· Women must be legally recognized as founders or co-founders and hold a top management position (CEO, CTO, or equivalent), with at least 25% of the company's shares.

· Projects should focus on deep tech innovations offering solutions to societal problems across various sectors.

Programme of Services: Beneficiaries will have access to a menu of business development services for 6 months, including:

1. Female Mentors: Guidance and support from experienced women mentors.

2. Investor Outreach and Pitch Preparation: Assistance with pitch presentation and introductions to investors.

3. Investor and Export Readiness Check: Assessment and preparation for investor pitching or client presentations.

4. Soft Skills Training: Development of skills like public speaking, leadership, and productivity.

5. Sales Strategy & Execution: Guidance on developing effective go-to-market strategies.

6. Environmental Impact Assessment: Support in understanding and reducing the environmental impact of their innovations.

7. Corporate Access: Opportunities to connect with potential partners and customers through the EIT KICs network.

Application Notes:

· Women TechEU supports women in all their diversity, including cis women and transgender women legally recognised as women.

· The lead applicant must be a woman, verified by their Identity Card.

· The initiative encourages applications from all deep tech fields and seeks to address under-representation in the sector.

Call to Action: Women-led start-ups in the deep tech sector are encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity to accelerate their growth and make a significant impact on the European economy. For further information, grant writing support, or to discuss your project idea, contact Inventya.

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