The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy opens a call to reward women entrepreneurs in science and technology

Inspira Tech 2021 extends the call for women with achievement in the STEM disciplines: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Submissions are open until October 4th.

With the aim of promoting women’s participation in technology, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy and Small Business has launched a call for participation in the InspiraTEC Award 2021. The initiative – created in 2016 – seeks to recognize the inventions of women entrepreneurs in the field of science and technology.

For this version, Inspira Tech has expanded its advocacy, calling on outstanding women from all STEM disciplines – STEM – to further highlight the contribution of gender to innovation and promote women’s entrepreneurship and job creation.

For this purpose, the objectives of the award have been reformulated, incorporating women entrepreneurs in these disciplines that have a positive impact on the economy, through the creation of innovative products or services, or changes in markets.

“We want to inspire that every day more women are making the leap into STEM fields where they have a low presence today. We have to work so that all talents, with the necessary tools, become ideas for the advancement of society. Thanks to the applicants who join year after year to the InspiraTEC is that tremendous ideas and innovations have been able to grow, not only in Chile, but also in the world”, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy Julio Bertoseh confirmed in a press release.

This call is aimed at women, Chilean or foreign, with at least two years of residence in Chile, who are founders or partners of STEM-based projects or projects. The categories to be awarded are: Young Inspirational, STEM Entrepreneur, Early Entrepreneurs, STEM Entrepreneur, and Consolidated Company.

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The first category recognizes young people between the ages of 14 and 25, distinguished for their leadership and/or participation in projects, aimed at the development, research, application or dissemination of technology, science and mathematics. This category seeks to inspire other girls to study, enroll and work in STEM disciplines.

Part Two highlights women who are part of and/or manage an STEM-based project at an early stage. They have incorporated innovation based on these areas into their own entrepreneurship.

Category III recognizes women who participate in and/or lead a STEM-based company that integrates innovation based on these areas, with initiating activities and paying taxes in Category I with at least three years of sales.

34 finalists will be selected, including 11 winners, who will receive non-monetary recognition.

Applications will be open until 4 October on the website

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