European Commission announces Horizon Impact Award

Deadline: 28 May 2019

European Commission has announced Horizon Impact Award in contributing towards transformative impacts on the economy, society and policy-making.

This action aims to illustrate the wider socio-economic benefits of the EU investment in R&I and to encourage project beneficiaries to best manage and use their research results.

Prize Information

  • In particular, five winners will be selected by the evaluation jury for their achievements.
  • The prizes are monetary and each of the five winners will receive EUR 10.000.

Award Criteria

The prize will be awarded to the entry that best addresses the following cumulative criteria.:

  • From results to societal benefits – proven linkage between the FP-funded project result(s), uptake of it and creation or societal benefits.  Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have directly exploited the R&I result or have played an active role in the uptake of the result by third parties. The direct and indirect exploitation of R&I results can take many forms among which are: influencing policy change, commercialization of a service or product, creating a start-up/spin-off, creation of a new standard, etc. The R&I results should benefit/address a well-defined population/target audience.
  • Impact – potential longer-term impact for the society, economy, and/or policy making. Applicants must demonstrate the contribution of their reuse-uptake of research results in solving a societal challenge and generating economic, societal, and environmental or policy impact.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The contest is open to all legal entites (i.e. natural or legal persons, including international organisations) or groups of legal entities from FP7 or Horizon 2020 projects that have ended.
  • The contest is open to any legal entity (including natural persons) or group of legal entities established in an EU Member State.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

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