Innovation Award for Women

23 innovations were nominated for the 2019 prize before the end of the nomination period. The prize will be awarded on 22 May 2019.


The Innovation Award for Women commemorates the anniversary of universal and equal suffrage in Finland on 1 June 1906. The prize will be awarded on 22 May 2019.

The award is worth EUR 110,000 and it will be granted in 2017, 2018 and 2019. The award is granted by the Finnish Parliament to a woman or a group of women for a scientifically significant innovation in the field of technology or economy. The winner must be a Finnish citizen.

The Innovation Award for Women underlines the importance of innovation in contemporary society while recognizing the prominent contribution made by women to economic growth as brought forth by new innovations. It highlights the notable achievements of women and promotes their visibility in the field of technology and economy while also promoting opportunities to demonstrate their expertise and present new ideas in socially important areas of technology and economy. The award also supports new innovations and new research that generate significant social capital and economic welfare for Finland.


Technology Academy Finland arranges the award process in practice. The Chancellery Commission of the Parliament selects the winner from the group of candidates.

Read about the 2018 winner in English

Read more about the prize in Finnish