Economic Impulses by Women in Research and Technology & Laura Bassi Centres of Expertise

Information about w-fFORTE & Laura Bassi Centres of Expertise

w-fFORTE – Economic Impulses by Women in Research and Technology – contributes to creating equal opportunities for women in science and technology. The programme funded by the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) analyses the current status of research culture in order to better understand existing challenges and formulate recommendations for collaborative research. This makes jobs in science and research more attractive, enabling scientists to develop their potential more efficiently. The findings obtained from the Laura Bassi Centres of Expertise developed as part of the w-fFORTE programme also make an essential contribution to creating new framework conditions in research.
Owner of programme / investor
Target group -
Topic Information technology, Human resources, Life sciences, Materials and production, Mobility, Security, Environment and energy, Further issues, Space
Type of service Funding, Service
Förderinstrument C9 PJ Strukturaufbau - Projekte
FFG Unit of organisation Structural programmes
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The w-fFORTE programme ...

  • offers workshops on career strategies for women in research and technology and provides targeted information on internal and external events pertaining to career development;
  • serves to expand the programme’s basic knowledge and presents the findings to the research community;
  • makes the successes of women in research and technology visible to the public;
  • shows how varied and attractive careers in technology and science are for women, thus counteracting the under-representation of women in these fields.

 

The Laura Bassi Centres of Expertise programme initiated by w-fFORTE promotes excellent research centres for applied basic research at the interface of science and industry. The initiative programme is being evaluated on an ongoing basis. The Laura Bassi Centres of Expertise are a one-off funding scheme as part of the w-fFORTE programme. The initiative has been commissioned by the Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and is managed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). A total of 15 million euros in funding is currently available.