The European Innovation Council (EIC) Prize on Blockchains for Social Good has awarded €5 million to six winners selected in a call to identify scalable, deployable and high-impact blockchain solutions for societal challenges. The winning solutions propose blockchain applications for fair trade and circular economy, increasing transparency in production processes and quality information, improving accountability and contributing to financial inclusion and renewable energy.
On the occasion of World Refugee Day on 20 June, the Commission is announcing the 12 projects that are in the shortlist for the EIC Horizon Prize for Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid.
This €5 million prize is run under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme, and will reward the best, proven, cost-effective, tech-based solutions for humanitarian aid.
The Commission is delivering on its pledge to invest €1 billion from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme into coronavirus research and innovation, made at the launch of the Coronavirus Global Response initiative on 4 May. Today, it amended the current Horizon 2020 work programme to confirm this commitment.
The Commission announced today that it is committing more than €38 million, through Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme, to support several innovative projects in the field of protection of critical infrastructure against cyber and physical threats and making cities smarter and safer.
Let us present you another new EIC Pathfinder project: IM-TWIN. The project wants to develop an innovative, modular, technological system, called IM-TWIN, for the monitoring and treatment of cognitive and emotional skills of typical developed children and children with autism spectrum disorders.
The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Innovation LaunchPad call is open! Projects aiming to transform results from Pathfinder/FET funded projects into societal or economic innovations are sought for. A lump sum up to EUR 100.000 per project is available to support short actions focused on non-scientific aspects and on turning early stage Pathfinder results into a genuine innovation with socio-economic impacts