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The Prizes

Horizon Prizes are challenge prizes (also known as 'inducement' prizes) which offer a cash reward to whoever can most effectively meet a defined challenge. They act as an incentive for innovation. They prescribe the goal but not who the innovator should be or how the goal should be achieved.

The European Commission is introducing a set of challenge prizes under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme.

 

Open Prizes

CO2 reuse prize

Prize: €1.5 million
The contest has been launched and you can apply until 3 April 2019.
Rules & Guidance

Low carbon hospital

Prize: €1 million
The contest has been launched and you can apply until 3 April 2019.
Rules & Guidance

 

Photovoltaics meets history

Prize: €750 000
The contest has been launched and you can apply until 26 September 2018.
Rules & Guidance

Engine retrofit for clean air

Prize: €1.5 million
The contest has been launched and you can apply until 12 September 2017.
Rules & Guidance
FAQs

 

Cleanest engine of the future

Prize: €3.5 million
The contest has been launched and you can apply until 20 August 2019.
Rules & Guidance
FAQs

Birth day prize

Prize: €1 million
The contest has been launched and you can apply until 6 September 2017.
Rules & Guidance
FAQs

 

Social innovation

Prize: €2 million
The challenge of ageing population to be tackled with the first Horizon Prize for Social Innovation

Materials for clean air

Prize: €3 million
The contest has been launched and you can apply from 26 January 2017 until 23 January 2018.
Rules & Guidance

 

 

Awarded prizes


Breaking the optical transmission barriers

Prize: €500 000
Submissions are now closed.
Rules & Guidance

Collaborative spectrum sharing

Prize: €500 000
Submissions are now closed.
Rules & Guidance

 

 

Closed prizes


Food scanner

Prize: €1 million
Submissions are now closed.
Rules & Guidance

Better use of antibiotics

Prize: €1 million
Submissions are now closed.
Rules & Guidance