SPI – Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação

The Gender STI project is a Horizon 2020 research project


The Gender STI project is a Horizon 2020 research project

The Gender STI project is a Horizon 2020 research project that analyses the participation of women in science, technology, and innovation (STI) dialogues between Europe and third countries. The project focuses on three key areas: gender equality in scientific careers, gender balance in decision making, and the integration of the gender dimension in Research and Innovation (R&I) content.

Gender STI co-designs solutions to common challenges found in these areas through a design thinking process. The Gender STI consortium is made up of partners from 16 countries in four continents.

SPI attended the consortium meeting in Madrid between 2-3 March 2023. It was the first face-to-face meeting of the project.

The meeting was focused on the further development of the prototypes initially created by a wide-ranging co-creative process towards the end of 2022 – all addressing integration of the gender perspective in bilateral and multilateral agreements between EU Member States, Associated Countries, and third countries through design thinking methods and participatory techniques. These prototypes provide solutions for common challenges regarding gender inequalities in STI, and with the aim to support the emergence of an international community of practitioners with similar challenging objectives.

The meeting preceded the #WomenInLeadership campaign launched for the International Women’s Day to celebrate women leaders in science, technology and innovation (STI). The campaign featured 22 extraordinary women leaders that are making a difference in their communities and fields, from professors and researchers to business executives and political leaders. They were nominated by Gender STI partners and represent 11 countries across the globe.

Check the website for more information: https://www.gender-sti.org/

Check the #WomenInLeadership campaign here: https://www.gender-sti.org/22-lessons-from-women-leaders-in-science-technology-and-innovation-for-international-womens-day-2021/