European Commission announces Horizon Impact Award

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Deadline: 28 May 2019

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

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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

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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

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