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Better use of antibiotics - €1 million


Submission closed on 17 August 2016. On the evening of 6 February 2017, Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation and Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, will award the "Horizon prize for better use of antibiotics" and "The EU Health Awards for NGO’s fighting Antimicrobial Resistance" at a ceremony to be held in Leuven, Belgium.

Read the detailed rules of the contest.

Rules & Guidance

Who can join the contest?
The contest will be open to any single person and legal entity or groups of legal entities established in EU Member States or in countries associated to Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme.

How will your application be evaluated?
Once the contest is closed, a high-level jury will evaluate all eligible entries against the following general award criteria:

  • Potential to reduce the use of antibiotics and magnitude of antibiotic use reduction: applicants should include a robust estimation of the antibiotic courses that will not have to be taken in cases of upper respiratory tract infections;
  • Accuracy and safety: applicants should provide a risk/benefit analysis of giving or not giving antibiotics in the case of upper respiratory tract infections;
  • Minimal/non-invasive;
  • Low cost and affordable;
  • Rapid;
  • Easy to use.

The prize will be awarded to the entry that demonstrates the best solution to the challenge whilst meeting the award criteria. The solution should be both developed by the contestant and be novel.


Read the detailed rules of the contest



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