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Cartier Women’s Initiative – Science & Technology Pioneer Award

Science & Technology Pioneer Award

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June 4, 2020
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Cartier Women’s Initiative – Science & Technology Pioneer Award

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July 31, 2020
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Funding Type
Fully Funded
Scholarship Type
Masters

Description

Description

The Cartier Women’s Initiative is an annual international entrepreneurship programme that aims to drive change by empowering women impact entrepreneurs. Founded in 2006, the programme is open to women-run and women-owned businesses from any country and sector that aim to have a strong and sustainable social and/or environmental impact.

This award is especially dedicated to recognising women impact entrepreneurs at the forefront of scientific and technological innovation. Open to women entrepreneurs from any country and sector, this award will highlight disruptive solutions built around unique, protected, or hard-to-reproduce technological or scientific advances that require heavy R&D, a long commercialization cycle, high capital intensity, technology risk, and complexity.

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

To be considered for the Science & Technology Pioneer Award, the applicant’s business must meet the following eligibility criteria:

 

• Technological & scientific innovation: The business should be based on the development of a new technology, a complex engineering process, or a scientific discovery, and not only on a disruptive business model. Development of the technology and product, from idea to commercialization should take at least 2 years.

 

• For-profit: the business should be designed to generate sufficient revenues to support its operations and return some level of profit to its owners. Non-profit enterprises are not accepted.

 

• Early-stage: The business should be in the initial phase of its development or growth. It must have at least a proof of concept, a prototype, or be in the process of producing one (minimum TRL 4) and must not be commercialising its final product/service for more than 5 years. Moreover, we are focused on companies that are majority-owned by founders and employees at the time of application.

 

• Impact: The business should demonstrate the potential to have a strong impact on its industry. It should meet at least one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 for the year 2030. The SDGs are a call for action by all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the environment. They cover a series of social, economic, and environmental development issues.

 

• Leadership: A woman must fill the main leadership position, for example as CEO, General Manager or Director of the company.

 

• Ownership: The founder needs to be a woman and she must be the largest shareholder of founder equity in the company or own a share at least equal to that of her cofounder(s).

 

• Legal entry age: The lead entrant must be 18 on the day of the application deadline.

 

• English proficiency: A good command of the English language is required (both verbal and written). We require the Common European Framework of Reference Level B2 and above. This level requires an understanding of the main ideas of complex text, technical discussion in business and your field of specialization and an ability to interact with fluency and spontaneity with native speakers.

Benefits

Benefits

Financial Capital Support

  • US$ 100,000 grant for the laureate (top business)
  • US$ 30,000 grant for each of the two finalists (2nd and 3rd runner-up businesses)

 

Human Capital Support

  • Community peer learning sessions
  • ‘Strategic financial mind-set’ module that aims to support fellows in building their roadmap for growth
  • ‘Speaking to inspire’ communication module that focuses on leadership presence and media training
  • Strategy mentoring module developed by our academic partner INSEAD business school that supports fellows in refining their business strategies
  • A scholarship to attend a one-week INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Programme pending admission based on INSEAD’s eligibility criteria and selection process

Program Venue

Program Venue
Deauville
Program Country
France

Eligible Regions

Eligible Countries

Application Process

Application Process

To apply to the Science & Technology Pioneer Award, you need to complete the online application form and provide the supporting documentation listed below.

 

Compulsory

  1. Your resume
  2. Your business registration document
  3. Your pitch deck: No specific format, just submit an existing pitch deck that accurately describes the impact of your business. This can be an investor presentation or a product presentation (no more than 15 pages max.).
  4. A one-minute video of yourself in which you answer the following questions:
    • What is your motivation behind solving the problem that you have identified?
    • What is the impact you wish to create through your solution?
    • What do you wish to gain/contribute to the Cartier Women’s
      Initiative community?

 

Optional
Three additional attachments of your choice: image of product, brochure, press, article, research, etc.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Fully Funded

Opening Date
June 4, 2020
Time Left
00
Days
00
Hours
00
Minutes
Time Zone
CEST

Cartier Women’s Initiative – Science & Technology Pioneer Award

Deadline
July 31, 2020
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Job Type
Full Time
Scholarship Type
Masters

Description

Description

The Cartier Women’s Initiative is an annual international entrepreneurship programme that aims to drive change by empowering women impact entrepreneurs. Founded in 2006, the programme is open to women-run and women-owned businesses from any country and sector that aim to have a strong and sustainable social and/or environmental impact.

This award is especially dedicated to recognising women impact entrepreneurs at the forefront of scientific and technological innovation. Open to women entrepreneurs from any country and sector, this award will highlight disruptive solutions built around unique, protected, or hard-to-reproduce technological or scientific advances that require heavy R&D, a long commercialization cycle, high capital intensity, technology risk, and complexity.

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

To be considered for the Science & Technology Pioneer Award, the applicant’s business must meet the following eligibility criteria:

 

• Technological & scientific innovation: The business should be based on the development of a new technology, a complex engineering process, or a scientific discovery, and not only on a disruptive business model. Development of the technology and product, from idea to commercialization should take at least 2 years.

 

• For-profit: the business should be designed to generate sufficient revenues to support its operations and return some level of profit to its owners. Non-profit enterprises are not accepted.

 

• Early-stage: The business should be in the initial phase of its development or growth. It must have at least a proof of concept, a prototype, or be in the process of producing one (minimum TRL 4) and must not be commercialising its final product/service for more than 5 years. Moreover, we are focused on companies that are majority-owned by founders and employees at the time of application.

 

• Impact: The business should demonstrate the potential to have a strong impact on its industry. It should meet at least one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 for the year 2030. The SDGs are a call for action by all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the environment. They cover a series of social, economic, and environmental development issues.

 

• Leadership: A woman must fill the main leadership position, for example as CEO, General Manager or Director of the company.

 

• Ownership: The founder needs to be a woman and she must be the largest shareholder of founder equity in the company or own a share at least equal to that of her cofounder(s).

 

• Legal entry age: The lead entrant must be 18 on the day of the application deadline.

 

• English proficiency: A good command of the English language is required (both verbal and written). We require the Common European Framework of Reference Level B2 and above. This level requires an understanding of the main ideas of complex text, technical discussion in business and your field of specialization and an ability to interact with fluency and spontaneity with native speakers.

Benefits

Benefits

Financial Capital Support

  • US$ 100,000 grant for the laureate (top business)
  • US$ 30,000 grant for each of the two finalists (2nd and 3rd runner-up businesses)

 

Human Capital Support

  • Community peer learning sessions
  • ‘Strategic financial mind-set’ module that aims to support fellows in building their roadmap for growth
  • ‘Speaking to inspire’ communication module that focuses on leadership presence and media training
  • Strategy mentoring module developed by our academic partner INSEAD business school that supports fellows in refining their business strategies
  • A scholarship to attend a one-week INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Programme pending admission based on INSEAD’s eligibility criteria and selection process

Program Venue

Program Venue
Deauville

Eligible Regions

Eligible Countries

Application Process

Application Process

To apply to the Science & Technology Pioneer Award, you need to complete the online application form and provide the supporting documentation listed below.

 

Compulsory

  1. Your resume
  2. Your business registration document
  3. Your pitch deck: No specific format, just submit an existing pitch deck that accurately describes the impact of your business. This can be an investor presentation or a product presentation (no more than 15 pages max.).
  4. A one-minute video of yourself in which you answer the following questions:
    • What is your motivation behind solving the problem that you have identified?
    • What is the impact you wish to create through your solution?
    • What do you wish to gain/contribute to the Cartier Women’s
      Initiative community?

 

Optional
Three additional attachments of your choice: image of product, brochure, press, article, research, etc.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Fully Funded

Opening Date
June 4, 2020
Time Left
00
Days
00
Hours
00
Minutes
Time Zone
CEST

Cartier Women’s Initiative – Science & Technology Pioneer Award

Deadline
July 31, 2020
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Opportunity Type

Opportunity Type
Competition
Intership Type
Paid
Scholarship Type
Masters

Description

Description

The Cartier Women’s Initiative is an annual international entrepreneurship programme that aims to drive change by empowering women impact entrepreneurs. Founded in 2006, the programme is open to women-run and women-owned businesses from any country and sector that aim to have a strong and sustainable social and/or environmental impact.

This award is especially dedicated to recognising women impact entrepreneurs at the forefront of scientific and technological innovation. Open to women entrepreneurs from any country and sector, this award will highlight disruptive solutions built around unique, protected, or hard-to-reproduce technological or scientific advances that require heavy R&D, a long commercialization cycle, high capital intensity, technology risk, and complexity.

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

To be considered for the Science & Technology Pioneer Award, the applicant’s business must meet the following eligibility criteria:

 

• Technological & scientific innovation: The business should be based on the development of a new technology, a complex engineering process, or a scientific discovery, and not only on a disruptive business model. Development of the technology and product, from idea to commercialization should take at least 2 years.

 

• For-profit: the business should be designed to generate sufficient revenues to support its operations and return some level of profit to its owners. Non-profit enterprises are not accepted.

 

• Early-stage: The business should be in the initial phase of its development or growth. It must have at least a proof of concept, a prototype, or be in the process of producing one (minimum TRL 4) and must not be commercialising its final product/service for more than 5 years. Moreover, we are focused on companies that are majority-owned by founders and employees at the time of application.

 

• Impact: The business should demonstrate the potential to have a strong impact on its industry. It should meet at least one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 for the year 2030. The SDGs are a call for action by all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the environment. They cover a series of social, economic, and environmental development issues.

 

• Leadership: A woman must fill the main leadership position, for example as CEO, General Manager or Director of the company.

 

• Ownership: The founder needs to be a woman and she must be the largest shareholder of founder equity in the company or own a share at least equal to that of her cofounder(s).

 

• Legal entry age: The lead entrant must be 18 on the day of the application deadline.

 

• English proficiency: A good command of the English language is required (both verbal and written). We require the Common European Framework of Reference Level B2 and above. This level requires an understanding of the main ideas of complex text, technical discussion in business and your field of specialization and an ability to interact with fluency and spontaneity with native speakers.

Benefits

Benefits

Financial Capital Support

  • US$ 100,000 grant for the laureate (top business)
  • US$ 30,000 grant for each of the two finalists (2nd and 3rd runner-up businesses)

 

Human Capital Support

  • Community peer learning sessions
  • ‘Strategic financial mind-set’ module that aims to support fellows in building their roadmap for growth
  • ‘Speaking to inspire’ communication module that focuses on leadership presence and media training
  • Strategy mentoring module developed by our academic partner INSEAD business school that supports fellows in refining their business strategies
  • A scholarship to attend a one-week INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Programme pending admission based on INSEAD’s eligibility criteria and selection process

Program Venue

Program Venue
Deauville

Eligible Regions

Eligible Countries

Application Process

Application Process

To apply to the Science & Technology Pioneer Award, you need to complete the online application form and provide the supporting documentation listed below.

 

Compulsory

  1. Your resume
  2. Your business registration document
  3. Your pitch deck: No specific format, just submit an existing pitch deck that accurately describes the impact of your business. This can be an investor presentation or a product presentation (no more than 15 pages max.).
  4. A one-minute video of yourself in which you answer the following questions:
    • What is your motivation behind solving the problem that you have identified?
    • What is the impact you wish to create through your solution?
    • What do you wish to gain/contribute to the Cartier Women’s
      Initiative community?

 

Optional
Three additional attachments of your choice: image of product, brochure, press, article, research, etc.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Fully Funded

Opening Date

June 4, 2020
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Description

The Cartier Women’s Initiative is an annual international entrepreneurship programme that aims to drive change by empowering women impact entrepreneurs. Founded in 2006, the programme is open to women-run and women-owned businesses from any country and sector that aim to have a strong and sustainable social and/or environmental impact.

This award is especially dedicated to recognising women impact entrepreneurs at the forefront of scientific and technological innovation. Open to women entrepreneurs from any country and sector, this award will highlight disruptive solutions built around unique, protected, or hard-to-reproduce technological or scientific advances that require heavy R&D, a long commercialization cycle, high capital intensity, technology risk, and complexity.

BENIFITS

Financial Capital Support

  • US$ 100,000 grant for the laureate (top business)
  • US$ 30,000 grant for each of the two finalists (2nd and 3rd runner-up businesses)

 

Human Capital Support

  • Community peer learning sessions
  • ‘Strategic financial mind-set’ module that aims to support fellows in building their roadmap for growth
  • ‘Speaking to inspire’ communication module that focuses on leadership presence and media training
  • Strategy mentoring module developed by our academic partner INSEAD business school that supports fellows in refining their business strategies
  • A scholarship to attend a one-week INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Programme pending admission based on INSEAD’s eligibility criteria and selection process

Eligibilities

To be considered for the Science & Technology Pioneer Award, the applicant’s business must meet the following eligibility criteria:

 

• Technological & scientific innovation: The business should be based on the development of a new technology, a complex engineering process, or a scientific discovery, and not only on a disruptive business model. Development of the technology and product, from idea to commercialization should take at least 2 years.

 

• For-profit: the business should be designed to generate sufficient revenues to support its operations and return some level of profit to its owners. Non-profit enterprises are not accepted.

 

• Early-stage: The business should be in the initial phase of its development or growth. It must have at least a proof of concept, a prototype, or be in the process of producing one (minimum TRL 4) and must not be commercialising its final product/service for more than 5 years. Moreover, we are focused on companies that are majority-owned by founders and employees at the time of application.

 

• Impact: The business should demonstrate the potential to have a strong impact on its industry. It should meet at least one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 for the year 2030. The SDGs are a call for action by all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the environment. They cover a series of social, economic, and environmental development issues.

 

• Leadership: A woman must fill the main leadership position, for example as CEO, General Manager or Director of the company.

 

• Ownership: The founder needs to be a woman and she must be the largest shareholder of founder equity in the company or own a share at least equal to that of her cofounder(s).

 

• Legal entry age: The lead entrant must be 18 on the day of the application deadline.

 

• English proficiency: A good command of the English language is required (both verbal and written). We require the Common European Framework of Reference Level B2 and above. This level requires an understanding of the main ideas of complex text, technical discussion in business and your field of specialization and an ability to interact with fluency and spontaneity with native speakers.

For Further Queries:

Eligible Regions:

Program Venue:

It will be held in Deauville.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply to the Science & Technology Pioneer Award, you need to complete the online application form and provide the supporting documentation listed below.

 

Compulsory

  1. Your resume
  2. Your business registration document
  3. Your pitch deck: No specific format, just submit an existing pitch deck that accurately describes the impact of your business. This can be an investor presentation or a product presentation (no more than 15 pages max.).
  4. A one-minute video of yourself in which you answer the following questions:
    • What is your motivation behind solving the problem that you have identified?
    • What is the impact you wish to create through your solution?
    • What do you wish to gain/contribute to the Cartier Women’s
      Initiative community?

 

Optional
Three additional attachments of your choice: image of product, brochure, press, article, research, etc.

Applications will be closed at:
July 31, 2020
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July 31, 2020
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