Linking Research and Innovation for Gender Equality

CALIPER project supports seven Research Performing and two Research Funding Organisations in nine countries across Europe, that are in an initial stage on gender equality improvement, to develop Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) and engage the local Innovation Hubs to transfer the gained knowledge beyond academia.

Joint Final Conference

CALIPER and LeTSGEPs projects invite researchers (including post-doc and PhD students), innovation leaders, decision-makers, human resource and gender equality practitioners to their joint final conference. Participants at the event will have the opportunity to learn and share best practices, while reflecting on how to address the challenges to achieving long-term, inclusive and sustainable institutional change!

Project Identity

12 Partners

CALIPER project supports 7 PROs and 2 RFOs to develop their GEPs along with 3 supporting Organisations (2 SMEs and an Innovation Hub)

9 Gender Equality Plans

CALIPER designs and implements Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) for the RPOs/RFOs to boost female researchers’ role in STEM fields

5 Phases

The project unfolds in five phases, including internal and external assessment of gender conditions, GEPs development, implementation, evaluation and future sustainability

From Research & Innovation to Market

CALIPER creates strong linkages between the research and innovation ecosystems in the project countries to enhance female researchers’ career prospects both at institutional and business level

ERA Objectives

The project addresses the three gender related objectives of the European Research Area (ERA) for more female researchers in research and innovation procedures


CALIPER is going to last 48 months

The CALIPER Charter

The CALIPER Charter represents a transformative initiative designed to create lasting change in organisations and ecosystems.

It is a European-wide advocacy effort to consolidate and strengthen the current intersectional and intersectoral approach to gender equality in research and innovation in view of the ERA Policy Agenda from 2025 and the forthcoming Horizon Europe Work Programmes.