ECWC (European Celebration of Women in Computing) Award

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The European Commission´s DG CONNECT, DG Growth, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and the European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT) are pleased to announce in connection with the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Ada Lovelace a set of annual European awards bestowed in a number of categories by an international Awards Committee in recognition of the significant contribution of women to computing and the Digital Economy.  


The aim of the competition is to highlight the importance of developing innovative skills at an early age,  to encourage creativity in the field of new technologies and to present a role model for the young generation to build their career in the Digital Economy.


The prizes will be awarded annually in three categories:

  • Ada Lovelace Computing Excellence Award: recognizes an individual who has made a groundbreaking discovery, innovation, patent of has distinguished herself in computer engineering, software engineering, computer science, information systems, and information technology
  • ECWC Social Impact Award: recognizes individuals who have made a positive impact on women, technology, and society.
  • ECWC Emerging Leader Award: recognizes a junior faculty member for high-quality research and significant positive impact on diversity.
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