Ecomondo 2022
  • Thursday, November 10, 2022
  • 14:00 - 18:00
  • Memo
  • Ravezzi 2 South Hall
  • English

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee & APRE

The workshop “Women entrepreneurship Green tech” aims at raising awareness regarding the policies and support measures put in place to strengthen the presence of women in leading enterprises in the green tech sector, that encompasses a wide area of scientific research, including energy, atmospheric science, agriculture, material science, and hydrology. While the female employment rate has increased to 67.3% (Eurostat, 2020), just 34.4% of the self-employed are women, 31% of those working as start-up entrepreneurs (Female entrepreneurs – women in enterprises: Motivation, work-life balance, challenges, 2017). Data shows that women continue to be under-represented among Doctoral graduates in the majority of narrow STEM fields (She figures, 2021). Therefore, less women are employed in STEM work’s fields after the cycle of studies. However there are lots of networks and initiatives that boost women’s presence in those sectors. This workshop will be the opportunity to show and engage projects, people and actions towards a more strong presence of women in the green tech sectors.


14.00-14.15 Introduction
Maria da Graça Carvalho, European Parliament

SESSION 1 – Voices and policies

14.15-14.25 Energy and gender: a critical issue in energy sector employment and energy access
Katharina Habersbrunner, WECF (TBC)

14.25-14.35 Increase the promotion of women in the field of clean energy. The International C3E Initiative
Tania Giuffrida, ENEA/C3E International (TBC)

14.35-14.45 Promote gender-sensitive action around the energy transition. The Global Women’s Network for the Energy Bio-based sector          
Christine Lins, GWNET

14.45-14.55 The empowerment of women entrepreneurs’ mission of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)  
Anna Clark, President Women@EIT

14.55-15.05 EEN – Women Entrepreneurship Sector Group
Idaira Robayna Alfonso, EISMEA

BREAK – 15 minutes

SESSION 2 – Methodologies to support women in the green tech sector

15.30-15.45 Introduction
Luisa Prista

15.45-15.55 Women wanted 2021: W4RES open call to support projects lead by women in the RHC sector
Despoina Ntagiakou, Steinbeis

15.55-16.05 EIC Funding opportunities for women’s entrepreneurs in energy tech sectors
Stefania Marassi, APRE

16.05-16.15 InspiringFifty - increase diversity in tech by making women role models more visible
Kathy Vredevelt, Inspiring Fifty

BREAK – 15 minutes

SESSION 3 – Success cases

16.30-16.45 Introduction
Serena Fabbrini, APRE

16.45-16.55 Fostering urban transition via effective energy efficiency plans in social housing: the H2020 project SUPER-I
Paola Zerrilli, University of York

16.55-17.05 Women TechEU: Supporting deep-tech start-ups led by women - the case of Splastica     
Emanuela Gatto, Tor Vergata

17.05-17.15 EIT Woman Award winner

17.15-17.25 From milk waste to new textile: Duedilatte project
Antonella Bellina, Ceo and Founder Duedilatte (TBC)

17.25-17.35 Wsense: underwater monitoring and communication systems
Chiara Petrioli, Founder & CTO, Wsense SRL

17.35-17.45 EIC Women Leadership Programme
Alessandra Balduini (TBC)

17.45-18.00 Closing      
Luisa Prista e Serena Fabbrini