European Capital of Innovation Award 2018 opened for applications
European Commission runs the 4th edition of the European Capital of Innovation Award (iCapital) prize. The Award recognises cities that have built open and dynamic innovation ecosystems connecting citizens, public sector, academia and businesses. It gives particular exposure to those cities that do the most to actively promote innovation within their communities and thereby improve the quality of their citizens' lives. From among 12 finalist cities, an independent jury will select 5 Runner-up cities which will each receive 100 000 €. The winning city will be nominated for the European Capital of Innovation 2018 and will receive 1M € monetary award to enhance its role model position among innovative cities.
Eligible to apply are cities with minimum 100,000 inhabitants from EU Member States and countries associated to Horizon 2020.