On September 19th, the meeting of the InnovAgroWoMed Subgrants Selection Committee was held by Jovesólides, Spanish partner of InnovAgroWoMed, which is aimed at women with entrepreneurship projects in the agri-food sector.
Six subgrants have been awarded to women entrepreneurs that live in the Valencian Community with an ammount of €7,500 to invest in their entrepreneurial proposals. Some projects already underway and others about to start.
Jovesólides has assembled an independent Selection Committee for the selection process of the proposals made up of professionals with diverse profiles, all of them linked to the entrepreneurship and agri-food sector. They are namely:
- Diana Barranco, senior entrepreneurship technician at Valencia Activa;
- Ramón Ferrandis, CEO of CEEI Valencia;
- Juan Viesca, the director of European funds of FINNOVA,;
- Elisa Plumed, journalist specialized in food and agriculture
The purpose of these grants is to provide economic resources to women entrepreneurs, or those who intend to start their business, in order to overcome the initial economic barrier faced by many of them.
InnovAgroWoMed is a three-year project, funded by the European Union, through the ENI CBC Med program. It seeks to support and stimulate the employability of women in the agri-food sector, specifically in territories of the Euro-Mediterranean basin.