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‘Women Innovators’ Contest Starts Accepting Applications

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The contest is being held as part of the ‘Women as Innovators and Drivers of Positive Change in Society’ project sponsored by the Council of the Eurasian Women’s Forum and aims to support innovative projects pursued by women.

The contest accepts projects that seek to solve urgent problems in healthcare, creativity, education, biotechnology, agriculture, and other sectors. Both finished products and prototypes, as well as concepts that have been developed to create a fundamentally new approach to solving any problem, are eligible to participate in the contest.

A separate nomination in the contest aims to support innovative projects in the social sector.

“The Council of the Eurasian Women’s Forum is systematically working to bolster women’s involvement in high-tech industries. Today, innovation is not only a field of advanced science – it permeates our entire life. We are devoting special attention to this focus in preparations for the third EWF, which will be held during the Year of Science and Technology. Women’s active involvement in the social sector as well as scientific and creative work is an extremely important resource for the whole country and for our future,” said Galina Karelova, Chairwoman of the Council of the Eurasian Women’s Forum and Deputy Chairwoman of the Russian Federation Council.

Applications for the ‘Women Innovators’ contest will be accepted until 16 August 2021.

The awards ceremony for the winners of the ‘Women Innovators’ contest will be held during the third Eurasian Women’s Forum. The prize will consist of individual project support. 

“Our contest is special in that we don’t want to present prizes just for show, but together with our partners we will help ideas turn into successful projects. An individual assessment of the winners’ ideas will be made for this purpose: someone will need help forming a project team, while someone else will need help preparing an investment pitch and meeting potential partners. Our job is to ensure that participation in the contest is as effective as possible for the authors of the projects,” said Alexandra Glazkova, Director of Organizational Development and HR at URALCHEM and coordinator of the Women as Innovators and Drivers of Positive Change in Society project sponsored by the Council of the Eurasian Women’s Forum.