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TOPIC : EngineRetrofitPrize-01-2016

Topic identifier: H2020-EngineRetrofitPrize-2016
Publication date: 20 April 2016

Types of action: IPr Inducement Prize
Opening date:
20 April 2016
Deadline: 27 September 2017 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Horizon 2020
Topic Updates
  • 31 August 2017 17:11

    Application deadline has been extended

    Rules of Contest have been updated


  • 15 May 2017 09:52

    Rules of Contest have been updated

    Application template Part B has been updated (accessible when creating an application)

Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

The prize aim at spurring the development of engine and powertrain technologies using conventional fuels to reduce emissions of pollutants in real driving conditions to the lowest level possible, in order to improve air quality issues in European cities.

The prize will be awarded, after closure of the contest, to the contestants who in demonstrate a solution that best addresses the following cumulative criteria: demonstrate the reduction of emissions of NOx, particle numbers, CO, hydrocarbons in real driving down to the levels that will be defined in the prize regulation specifications and according to the weighting methodology defined therein, while ensuring low levels of undesired non-regulated pollutants.

Expected Impact:

Performance will have to be demonstrated by providing a complete vehicle for real drive testing. . This will allow verification that such retrofitted vehicles will have much lower noxious emissions in real driving than equivalent vehicles currently on the road. The implementation of the technology will extend the life of retrofitted vehicles while greatly reducing their impact on the urban environment and could allow city authorities to consider measures to encourage their use to solve air quality issues.

Topic conditions and documents

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part 4 of the Rules for Contests.

  2. Eligibility and exclusion criteria: described in part 4 of the Rules for Contests.

    Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to the application template.

  3. Evaluation and award criteria and procedure: described in part 5 and 7 of the Rules for Contests.

  4.  Indicative timetable for evaluation and award of prizes:  described in part 3 of the Rules of Contest.

  5. Application templates for the prize under this topic:

    Prize application template available when creating an application

  6. Additional provisions: described in the Rules for Contests.

    The general rules for Prizes
    are described in part F of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme
  7. Additional documents:

    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 - Regulation of Establishment
    Legal basis: Euratom Horizon 2020 - Regulation of Establishment
    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation
    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Specific Programme



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