Supernovas is EIT Food’s new programme that, along with EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility, has the ultimate goal of increasing the presence and role of women in the EU entrepreneurship Ecosystem. Participants in this programme will gather financial support, information and education recommendations and create networking opportunities.
This initiative has been carefully designed to tackle the existent gender-gap and reaching a balance amongst the key pieces of the ecosystem. To do so, we have built a set of activities to unleash the female potential by identifying groups of women of different ages, backgrounds and aspirations, and supporting them with specific initiatives to enter and scale positions in the ecosystem.
The 4 activities included in the programme are:
- Start-up Stairway: We identify startups and scaleups from high-tech or deep-tech fields and match them with young women from STEAM careers. We want to increase acting as problem-solvers in high-tech & deep-tech environments.
- Rocket-up: We support entrepreneurs to entry a new European market with a solid strategy and local validation of the product and service. The goal is to have more women entrepreneurs growing and getting funded.
- Women2Invest: We train a group of women with STEAM studies in venture investment and connect them to firms active in this space (both venture capital and corporate venture capital/venturing) so that they get an internship or job with them.
- Women Leadership: this activity, coordinated with EIC, offers EIT community women access to a broad network, mentoring, coaching and training opportunities to take their managerial and leadership skills to the next level.
The programme is included within the Strategic Synergies Cross-KIC cluster, which has been created by EIT to support the EU’s mission to build a healthy, sustainable and inclusive Europe.