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EUREKA supports women in Innovation

date of publication > 29-October-2012

A study published in October by Women in Global Science and Technology and the Organisation for Women in Science fo the Developing World have found that the number of women working in the innovation field have reached a critical low point and is on the decline. This statistic does not concern, as one could think, developing countries but the leading world economies including the European Union and the United States.
 
"NEXT YEAR'S EUREKA INNOVATION AWARD WILL REWARD A PROJECT INVOLVING WOMEN WORKING IN INNOVATION."
One major finding of the study is that helping women access education in science and technology is not an end in itself and further efforts to help women access innovation jobs are to be taken.
 
In this context, the EUREKA Turkish Chairmanship decided to give a particular focus to next year's EUREKA Innovation Award which will reward a project involving women scientists and engineers working in Innovation. The other criteria considered for the selection of the finalists project will be the cooperation between potential competitors towards a higher goal in the field of high-tech.