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European Women in Technology - Travel Grants

Photo: Betina Thamm/HPI

Online Festival Women in Technology World Series

November 16 - 20, 2020

The "European Women in Technology" conference is one of Europe's largest trade shows for women in tech. The conference attracts female executives and IT experts from around the world and provides a platform for women in the technology sector to share knowledge, experiences and visions and to network. More than 250 international speakers share their expert knowledge in more than 200 sessions and provide insights into new fields of research and work. During the 5 days, participants can also train and improve their soft skills, including leadership and potential development. 

The "European Women in Technology" is part of the Women in Tech World Series: Other conferences will be held in London, Dublin, Silicon Valley and Cape Town. This year, the professional conference will be held as a global online festival from November 16-20, 2020.

Women in Tech: Step into Your IT Career

October 16, 2020

HPI awarded travel scholarships to female undergraduate and graduate students in 2019. The young women traveled together to Amsterdam, where the conference is usually held. Due to the change to the online festival, HPI has also changed the scholarships. Under the motto "Women in Tech: Step into Your IT-Career", HPI offers the female applicants not only a ticket to the online conference, but also an intensive networking day at the institute itself. Here, the scholarship holders gain new soft skills and important tips to start their professional IT career ideally prepared.

This is what the scholarship holders can expect at the networking day:

Lectures and discussion rounds

  • Field reports on various IT career paths
  • Exchange on the topic of promoting women in IT

Intensive workshops

  • Introductory workshop on the innovation method Design Thinking (in English)
  • Workshop "Self-esteem, gender and career planning" with Rea Eldem from in-visible


The scholarship includes:

  • Ticket to the online festival "European Women in Technology". 
  • Joint exchange meetings during the festival with all participants via video chat
  • Participation in the networking day
  • A travel allowance for the journey to the network day of max. 80 euros*.
  • One overnight stay in Potsdam at the B&B Potsdam*.

*These allowances apply to participants traveling from outside the Berlin/Brandenburg area.

Application for the Career Scholarship

A total of 15 scholarships will be awarded.

Interested female computer science students can apply for a scholarship here. The applicant must be an enrolled bachelor or master student at a German-speaking university at the time of the 2020 event.

A crucial part of the application is the letter of motivation. Please make sure that your application also includes up-to-date information about your studies (course of study, semester, university).

The closing date for applications is September 20, 2020.

Acceptances and rejections will be communicated in the last week of September.


Women in IT - Grace Hopper Network Day at HPI