The 2020 Awards consisted of 9 award categories, each with a €5,000 prize. Individual winners had the chance to be named the Booking.com Technology Playmaker of the Year 2020 and win an additional €10,000 prize. Winners could also choose to donate their prize money to a charity of their choice.
This award recognized a woman in academia who is making an outstanding contribution to technology, IT or STEM education. This could include using technology to enhance and support research and teaching, achieving technological breakthroughs for societal good, re-skilling and upskilling tech talent, or leveraging one’s position to significantly encourage more talent into tech. A prize of €5,000 will be awarded to the winner.