The kick-off meeting of the GILL project (Gendered Innovation Living Labs - EU Grant Agreement number 101094812) was held in Brussels on 30 and 31 January 2023. Juan Manuel Corchado and Marta Plaza attended this fruitful and educational event which was attended by all project partners and some representatives of the European Commission.

Project partners and representatives of the European Commission

GILL is an EU-funded project that boosts Living Labs' best practices to enable organizational and cultural changes, improve professional development, increase the integration of gender and diversity in product design, technologies, and innovation, and enable gender-sensitive educational practices in the fields: Health and Resilience, Green Transition and Digital Transformation. 

Marta Plaza during the kick-off meeting in Brussels

Juan Manuel Corchado during the kick-off meeting in Brussels

We are excited to be part of this ambitious project, which aims to create a fairer Open Innovation Ecosystem to foster effective participation, innovation and thought leadership of women and other traditionally underrepresented groups.

In STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) careers, it is crucial to increase the number of female students. With this project, and the initiatives we are promoting through the BISITE Research Group, we hope to achieve a significant increase in vocation and, at the same time, develop strategies and mechanisms that attract more women to projects related to technological developments (AI and IoT in particular).





This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation program under grant agreement no. 101094812.

The information and views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Union.

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