WiTEC was formed as a network in 1988 and after more than ten years of networking and project activities related to women and SET it established itself as a non-profit European association in May 2001.


WiTEC has the following aims at European level:

  • To increase the number of girls and women studying SET subjects and to help them progress into related careers.
  • To develop women's technical and entrepreneurial skills through training initiatives and projects.
  • To create information exchanges and networking opportunities for women in SET.
  • To promote and support research in areas relating to women in SET.
  • To support initiatives to promote the Gender Mainstreaming Policy.
  • To promote regional, national and international awareness and interest in this field.