The Bilateral Project Gil4W

The GIL4W project, spearheaded by ECWT, embodies a convergence of innovative practices and collaborative efforts cultivated through partnerships with esteemed entities such as the Norwegian Confederation of Industries, SIMULA Research Lab Norway, NTNU, SINTEF, and the National Competence Centre for Multicultural Value Creation, augmented by insights from UN Women’s Innovation Strategy.

GIL4W stands as a pioneering initiative within the Greek landscape, poised to revolutionize research, innovation, and entrepreneurship with a gender-sensitive lens.

Anchored in the imperative of integrating female talent, it aspires to catalyze the sustainable, green, and digital revival of the Greek economy post-Covid. Rooted in the accomplishments of the EEAGRANTS “Innovation and Employability for Women” outcomes project, recognized by the EU authorities, GIL4W is set to perpetuate its legacy, charting a trajectory of collaborative and participatory innovation.

It is designed to empower women as both service providers and beneficiaries, meticulously ensuring that innovations align with their diverse needs, underpinned by a robust data-driven framework.

At its core, GIL4W seeks to establish itself as a beacon of knowledge transfer, bridging the expertise chasm between Norway and Greece. Facilitated by Norwegian partners, it endeavors to facilitate co-creation and frugal innovation, leveraging invaluable Norwegian know-how to alleviate the repercussions of the financial crisis and bolster the female workforce in Greece.

Members are urged to ingrain a gender-responsive ethos into their corporate fabric, conceive innovations that embrace female perspectives holistically, and meticulously evaluate their gender-responsive impacts.

Moreover, GIL4W envisions a vibrant community of excellence, propelling women innovators and STEM-entrepreneurs to the forefront of the global innovation landscape.

By nurturing scalable solutions that cater to the needs of women and girls, it aspires to carve a niche as a trailblazing hub of sustainable innovation, embodying the essence of progress and inclusivity.


The project “#GIL4W – Greek Innovation Lab for Women: Partnership for Norwegian Knowledge Transfer to enhance women’s know-how in R&I and entrepreneurship in Greece” is co-funded by EEA Grants representing the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to a green, competitive and inclusive Europe.