Knowledge Based Bio-Economy

DG RTD launches the European Capital of Innovation – iCapital Award

With this Award we want to acknowledge the outstanding achievement of a city in building up an innovation ecosystem, i.e. a 4P system which links citizens (People) with a built environment (Place) and public organizations and policy-makers (Public) through business (Private). A prize of EUR 500 000 will be given to the winning city to scale up its achievement.

Eligible applicants are cities from the EU Member States and from FP7 Associated Countries, with a minimum of 100.000 inhabitants.

The contest is open until 3 December 2013. An independent panel of experts will judge the applications and select the iCapital, which will be announced in spring 2014. For more information, please follow the link on the Innovation Union website.