Four IGTP spin-offs selected in the WomenTechEU call
The European Commission has announced the results of the second WomenTechEU call, which aims to support innovative European deep-tech companies founded by women. This year, 134 women-led companies have been chosen to receive a €75,000 grant to assist with their innovation process and company growth. Among the selected companies are four spin-offs from the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP). These companies represent a portion of the 20 Catalan women-led companies selected in the WomenTechEU call.
The selected IGTP spin-offs and their female founders are:
- BIOINTAXIS SL, Ivelisse Sanchez.
- Time is Brain, Alicia Martínez Piñeiro.
- Breaz, Petra Stockinger.
- NIMBLE Diagnostics, Susana Amorós Garcia de Valdecasas.
The second edition of WomenTechEU has attracted a record number of 467 applications from 35 Member States and Horizon Europe Associated Countries, ultimately selecting 134 companies for funding. These companies are involved in various deep-tech industries, including the development of new medical drugs, carbon capture technologies, digital learning solutions, and autonomous robotics solutions.
The WomenTechEU initiative is part of the European Commission's commitment to promoting gender equality in all spheres of life, particularly in technology and innovation sectors. In addition to the financial support, all female founders will be offered mentoring and coaching under the European Innovation Council (EIC) Women Leadership Programme, along with dedicated networking opportunities across the EU. By supporting women-led deep-tech start-ups, the European Commission aims to close the gender gap and foster diversity in the growing deep-tech industry.