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Birth day prize - € 1 million


The contest was launched on 28 April 2016 with a deadline of 6 September 2017. Winners will be informed by late 2017.

Rules & Guidance

Who can participate?
The contest is open to any legal entity (including natural persons) or groups of legal entities.

Participants who have already been awarded an EU or Euratom prize cannot receive a second prize for the same activities.

How will your application be evaluated?
By 6 September 2017 17:00:00 CET participants have to submit the application through the Participant Portal.

Applications will be evaluated by a jury of independent experts. The jury will evaluate all eligible applications against the award criteria as described in part 6 of the Rules of the Contest. The role of the expert jury will be to evaluate the accuracy and robustness of the data and assessments provided, and mark them accordingly.

In order to be able to better evaluate and compare applications, applicants may be invited to hearings to provide explanations to the jury.

The payment of the additional prizes is under the sole and independent responsibility of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and MSD for Mothers. Additional information can be accessed through the following links:


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