The European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT) is a European multi-stakeholder partnership representing high-level expertise in women and technology development from government, business, academia and non-profit sectors supporting regional innovation through leveraging resources, research, best practices and services.
The European Centre for Women and Technology is a European non-profit organization registered under Norwegian law: Registration nr.: 992 958 863.
ECWT functions as the European Regional Point of Contact, the first of Ten Regional Centers planned to be established around the world, together constituting Global Women and Technology (GWT).
The ECWT implements its strategy through the National Point of Contacts (N-PoCs) established in Member States and other European countries functioning as a national platform of multi-stakeholders supporting women’s full participation in the knowledge based economy and the implementation of the Commission’s Digital Agenda and the Europe 2020 strategy.
The Secretariat of the European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT) in Drammen, Norway since the regional innovation centre Papirbredden Innovasjon, the Norwegian Research Council and the County of Buskerud were the Norwegian key actors supporting the start-up of ECWT betwen 2008 and 2010.