March 15 (Deadline extended)
In the wake of COVID-19, digital technology has become a lifeline for millions around the world, and a critical tool to cope with the crisis. But as we embrace digital transformation and new technologies to propel us forward, the widening gender digital divide is impacting women’s socio-economic opportunities in a wide range of fields – from healthcare and education to work and financial independence.
BOOST: Women Innovators is an open call for innovative ideas that leverage the power of technology to address gender inequalities and boost opportunities for women and girls to advance and thrive. Tapping into the innovation potential of the region, together, we can bring about social change, articulate alternative futures, and lay the groundwork for a new inclusive reality.
We invite women-led or women-owned startups, SMEs, social enterprises, non-profits and academic institutions in Europe and Central Asia* with innovative and/or tech-driven ideas in four key areas: women & digital access and use, women in the digital economy & STEM, women in data, and women in tech innovation.
The BOOST regional acceleration program will support 30+ women innovators from across Europe and Central Asia with training, mentorship, funding (up to USD $10,000 in grants or equity-free capital), investor access and much more to reimagine their organizations/business models and scale their social impact innovations.
The call has two tracks based on applicant eligibility. See which one is the right fit for you and join BOOST’s next cohort of changemakers.
*Find out what countries are eligible here.
Our key partners
BOOST: Women Innovators, powered by UNDP Europe and Central Asia, was launched with the support of our key partners: