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Opportunity Ecosystems Bridging the Gender Gap

Objective

Bridging the gender gap, in its mature phase, means moving through collaboration in scientific sectors towards innovation in business sectors. Shemakes.eu blends the approaches of two leading innovation ecosystems – Fabricademy (https://textile-academy.org/) and TCBL (https://tcbl.eu/) - within the textiles and clothing sector and acts to promote, highlight and celebrate the leading role of women in innovation, with the goal of permanently re-shaping the opportunity structures of at least 16 European Member States and Associated Countries.

To carry out this goal, shemakes.eu develops an integrated innovation ecosystem promoting gender parity along three strategic axes:
- Learning Paths, modelled on the Fabricademy curricula, engage girls and women innovators belonging to three age groups.
- Innovation Services, based on the TCBL Lab Service model, engage local communities and businesses in collaborative innovation activities as well as carrying out networked multi-Lab innovation projects and validating new business concepts.
- Reputation Management promotes different types of role models within the community of the girls and women leading the way in the sector’s transformation.
These activities are accompanied by four transversal WPs – Opportunity Ecosystem, Evaluation and Impact Assessment, Communication and Dissemination, and Project Management - that ensure their coherence in working towards the overall objectives.

Shemakes.eu is a two-year initiative with a consortium of 10 partners in 7 countries, led by the service company of the TCBL network; its activities expand from a first set of 6 core Labs to incorporate 12 ‘transfer’ Labs in a second phase of implementation. Sustainability is ensured by incorporation of the new learning and service modules into the two pre-existing Fabricademy and TCBL networks, with the diffused uptake of shemakes.eu results driving impact towards enhanced roles and improved opportunities for women in mainstream economic sectors.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

H2020-SwafS-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

CEDECS-TCBL
Address
Rue Du Docteur Leroy 16
72000 Le Mans
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 244 687,50

Participants (9)

INSTITUT D'ARQUITECTURA AVANCADA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 161 875
Address
Carrer Pujades 102
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING WAAG SOCIETY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 199 875
Address
Nieuwmarkt 4
1012 CR Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
ONL'FAIT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 137 968,75
Address
Rue Fendt 1
1201 Geneve
Activity type
Other
FUNDACION TELICE MAGNETIC ANOMALY
Spain
EU contribution
€ 100 781,25
Address
Avenida San Ignacio De Loyola 177
24191 San Andres Del Rabanedo
Activity type
Research Organisations
MAKESENSE
France
EU contribution
€ 132 968,75
Address
36 Rue Etienne Dolet
75020 Paris
Activity type
Other
ATELIERUL REDU SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 105 156,25
Address
Strada Stejar Nr 33 Bloc 15 Scara B Etaj 2 Ap 11
700326 Iasi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TAVISTOCK INSTITUT GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 139 687,50
Address
Rheindorfer Burg Weg 39
53332 Bornheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
MATRIX GMBH AND CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 130 156,25
Address
Am Falder 4
40589 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FLOD SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 141 875
Address
Via Della Repubblica 36
59100 Prato
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)