This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 788204.


Portia is a not-for-profit organisation based in London. It was set up in 2001 by a group of women scientists at Imperial College London to advance understanding of gender issues in science, in participation, in organisational practices, and in scientific knowledge. It works through research, innovation and development projects and programmes, as well as by publishing expert reports. Portia holds extensive expertise in EU gender and STEM policy, and intersections with European instruments such as ERA. Portia has an established record of designing and conducting innovative and successful participatory events and is the lead convener and architect of the Gender Summit platform for dialogue between actors and stakeholders from research, industry and policy. The aim of the Summit is to jointly examine new scientific evidence showing when, why and how sex/gender issues impact in research and innovation outcomes. Since 2011, there have been 12 summit events globally, and the Gender Summit community of experts and practitioners is now 6000 strong.

Contact persons: Elizabeth Pollitzer, Claartje Vinkenburg


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London, EC2A 4DJ United Kingdom