Birth Day Prize - Rules

Improve care given during delivery in a health facility in order to reduce the mortality of mothers and babies around the world.

Submission closed on 6 September 2017. On 13 February 2018, Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Mark Suzman, Chief Strategy Officer and President, Global Policy & Advocacy, for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Clarisse Lhoste, Managing Director, MSD Belgium and Luxembourg, and MSD for Mothers’ senior executive Ambassador awarded the Horizon Birth Day Prize at a ceremony in Brussels, Belgium.

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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