The European Commission is launching the first Horizon Impact Award – a prize dedicated to EU-funded projects whose results have created societal impact across Europe and beyond. Applications are invited until 28 May 2019. The prize acknowledges and rewards the most influential and impactful project results under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme, and its predecessor, the 7th Framework programme (FP7, 2007-2013).
The prize will highlight concrete achievements that have demonstrable value for society, and will celebrate the people who made it happen. The contest is open only to FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects that are closed and that can provide proof of their impact. Each of the five winners will receive €10 000.
This prize aims to illustrate the wider socio-economic benefits of EU investment in research and innovation and to encourage project beneficiaries to manage and utilise their research results in an optimal way. The five winners will be announced at an award ceremony in Brussels in September, with more than 4 000 high-level industry participants and promotors of innovation present.
More information on how to apply at https://ec.europa.eu/info/research-and-innovation/funding/funding-opportunities/prizes/horizon-impact-award_en