TOPIC : Horizon Prize – Materials for Clean Air
|Publication date:||16 April 2015|
|Types of action:||IPr Inducement Prize|
|DeadlineModel: Planned opening date:||single-stage 26 January 2017||Deadline:||23 January 2018 17:00:00|
|Time Zone : (Brussels time)|
In the European Union, the average life expectancy is estimated to be decreased by 8.6 months, because of exposure to particulate matter resulting from human activities. The inhalation of particulate matter can also lead to adverse effects in the respiratory, cardiovascular, immune, and neural systems. In addition to its effects on the human health, particulate matter can also have adverse effects on climate change and ecosystems.
The Horizon Prize on materials for clean air is a €3 million prize that will be awarded to the person or team who can most effectively meet the following challenge: develop the best innovative design-driven material solution to reduce the concentration of particulate matter in urban areas.
The objective pursued by this inducement prize is to reduce particulate matter air pollution in urban areas through the development of innovative material solutions. These solutions should be design-driven, affordable and sustainable, and they should demonstrate that they can effectively remove and/or prevent the formation of particulate matter in the atmosphere (vehicle exhaust systems will be excluded).
Affordable, sustainable and innovative design-driven material solutions that can effectively remove or prevent the formation of particulate matter in the atmosphere (vehicle exhaust systems will be excluded) and works in the environment targeted for application.
Topic conditions and documents
Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.
- List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part 8 of the Rules for Contest.
- Eligibility and exclusion criteria: described in part 8 of the Rules for Contest.
- Evaluation and award criteria and procedure: described in part 3 of the Rules for Contest.
- Application page limits and layout: please refer to the Prize application template.
- Indicative timetable for evaluation and award of prizes: described in articles 4 and 6 of the Rules of Contest.
- Application templates and evaluation forms for prizes under this topic: Application template for inducement prizes
- Additional provisions: described in the Rules for Contest.
General rules for prizes are described in part F of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
- Glossary: described in article 9 of the Rules of Contests.
Thank you for your interest in the Horizon Prize on materials for clean air.
You will be able to submit your application from 26 January 2017 until 23 January 2018.
In the meantime, we invite you to have a look at the rules of contest and application template (under "Topic Conditions & Documents") before submitting your application and start to work for winning the contest!
For more information, visit our website www.ec.europa.eu/horizonprize/cleanair and follow #HorizonPrize on Twitter.
If you have any questions, please send them to Horizon 2020 Helpdesk.
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