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Mentoring for the transfer of good practice in supporting women entrepreneurs for European Research participation

Objective

Women are active in research and development however their participation level in European research projects and trans-national co-operation is low - this if even more true for women owned businesses. Part of the problem is that women entrepreneurs are not reached by the mainstream information and support schemes for EU RTD.

The running ETI WomEn2FP6 uses specific schemes of awareness raising and training to motivate the participation of women entrepreneurs and facilitates partnering with FP 6 coordinators. The WomEn2FP6 coordinators have been asked for support by women entrepreneurs and business support organisations from regions not participating in the project. The concept for transferring the experience of WomEn2FP6 to other regions has been born out of this need.

WE-Mentor is twinning 4 senior regions as mentors with 4 less developed regions on women entrepreneur support issues. The mentee regions are 2 candidate countries (Romania and Turkey), one associated (Israel) and one- third country (India). Mentor s will act in pairs to analyse the existing mentees" infrastructures and environments to develop an implementation plan for training and support. The Mentee regions will be trained on good practices how to approach, motivate and facilitate women entrepreneur participation in EU RTD.

In a second step the mentees will implement the good practices in their regions and start a set of activities to promote women participation in EU RTD. Mentors will support the implementation process and involve role models from their own regions. The database of women entrepreneurs, developed under WomEn2FP6, will be used to insert cooperation profiles from the Mentor and Mentee regions. Matching of profiles for transnational partnership building will be performed; coordinators of FP6 and FP7 projects encouraged using the database to include SMEs lead by women into their projects.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-INNOV-5
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Coordinator

STEINBEIS-EUROPA-ZENTRUM DER STEINBEIS STIFTUNG FÜR WIRTSCHAFTSFÖRDERUNG
Address
Haus Der Wirtschaft, Willi-bleicher-str. 19
Stuttgart
Germany

Participants (7)

AGENCE BRUXELLOISE POUR L'ENTERPRISE (THE BRUSSELS ENTREPRISE AGENCY)
Belgium
Address
Tour & Taxis - Avenue Du Port 86 C
Brussels
BETA TECHNOLOGY LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Barclay Court, Doncaster Carr
Doncaster
CAMERA DE COMERT SI INDUSTRIE A ROMANIEI (CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY OF ROMANIA)
Romania
Address
2, Octavian Goga Blvd
3Rd District, Bucharest
INNOVA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Della Scrofa, 117
Rome
INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGY, SOFTWARE AND MEDIA ASSOCIATION
India
Address
107-E, Sunrise Chambers, # 22, Ulsoor Road
Bangalore
MIGAL - GALILEE TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Israel
Address
South Industrial Zone
Kiryat-shmona
WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS ASSOCIATION OF TURKEY
Turkey
Address
Ortaklar Cad. 4/13 Mecidiyekoy
Istanbul