FEMtech supports women in Research and Technology
Women are still underrepresented in research and technology. With FEMtech, the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) supports women in research and technology in finding the same framework conditions and opportunities for success as men in the professional environment. Research organizations that want to counteract the shortage of skilled workers and be more innovative through diverse teams are supported by FEMtech in promoting equal opportunities. Our goal is to increase equal opportunities between all genders in industrial and non-university research.
We support the careers of women in research and technology through Austria's most comprehensive database of female experts, the FEMtech Expert of the Month award and the FEMtech network meetings.
It is our concern to support women who are affected by other discrimination dimensions, such as age, background, religion, disability, gender identities, and to make them more visible.
We provide current data and studies on equal opportunities in research and development on the FEMtech website, inform about events and publish news on the topic.
"Equal opportunities" in this context are understood to mean "equal framework conditions and opportunities for success for all genders in research and technology". In contrast to the women's funding, which aims to improve the opportunities of women in certain areas in which they are underrepresented compared to men, in the context of equal opportunities at FEMtech all genders are promoted to find equal framework conditions and opportunities for success in the professional environment.
Only when the framework conditions in the research industry are correct can people develop. This is why the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) is advocating for women in research and technology.
We support research and technology organizations that promote women and target equal opportunities in personnel decisions by awarding grants. These grants are conducted through Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH (FFG) in the topic of people, qualification and gender.