The application process for the prize for the most innovative women entrepreneurs is now open. The main aim of the competition is to encourage enterprising women to become innovators. The prizes are addressed to women who have founded or co-founded a company and who themselves or their company have benefited from funding related to research and innovation. The research must be completed by the time of application. This year there is an additional category – Rising Innovator – for women younger than 29. The first prize is 100,000 EUR. The deadline for application is 3 November 2016.