Track II – Harnessing our Community
Despite 50% of all students being female, and about 40% of all scientists too, the number of invention disclosures submitted by women is often less than 10%. Studies have shown that women file proportionately fewer invention disclosures and launch fewer start-ups than men. We cannot afford to continue neglecting this potential.
This workshop will explore why we struggle to motivate female inventors and entrepreneurs and seek ways to change the situation.
Facilitators: Paulo Ferreira dos Santos, Serial Entrepreneur, Portugal, Sara Matt-Leubner, Head, Transfercenter Science-Economy-Society, University of Innsbruck, Austria, Clara Gonçalves, Executive Manager, UPTEC, Portugal