Navigation path

Better use of antibiotics - €1 million


The contest has been launched and will run until the end of 2016. You will be able to apply from 10 March 2015 until 17 August 2016.

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



Better use of antibiotics banner

Get updates about the prize

Join the conversation

Communication kit

Poster  PDF icon 1.4 MB | Flyer  PDF icon 286 KB
Web banner: BG | CS | DA | DE | ET | EL | EN | ES | FR | HR | IT | LV | LT | HU | MT | NL | PL | PT | RO | SK | SL | FI | SV