Horizon 2020

EIC Horizon Prizes

EIC Horizon Prizes have the ambitious goal to solve specific major challenges facing society, without detailing how this should be achieved or who should achieve it. They are open for participation to anyone willing to think outside the box across sectors and disciplines. They are awarded to whoever best meets the outlined challenge.

HORIZON2020: EIC Horizon Prize For Early Warning For Epidemics

Subsidy: €5,000,000

Total budget: €5,000,000

Deadline: 1 September 2020

Funding rate: 100%

Consortium: The contest is open to all legal entities (i.e. natural or legal persons, including international organisations) or groups of legal entities.

Scope: The challenge is to develop a scalable, reliable, and cost-effective early-warning system prototype to forecast and monitor vector-borne diseases in order to contribute to the prevention of outbreaks, mitigating their impact on local, regional and global scales, and providing support to existing elimination efforts.

 


HORIZON2020: EIC Horizon Prize For Innovative Batteries For Evehicles

Subsidy: €10,000,000

Total budget: €10,000,000

Deadline: 17 December 2020

Funding rate: 100%

Consortium: Open to any legal entity or a group of legal entities established in an EU Member State or Associated Country.

Scope: The challenge is to develop a safe and sustainable battery for electric vehicles through the development of new materials and chemistries making use of abundant, sustainable low cost materials, which are easily available in Europe.

Solutions are required to provide the same or better performance than vehicles with internal combustion engines and to be capable of recharging the electric vehicle within a time equivalent to fill a conventional gasoline/diesel fuel tank.

 


HORIZON2020: EIC Horizon Prize For Fuel From The Sun: Artificial Photosynthesis

Subsidy: €5,000,000

Total budget: €5,000,000

Deadline: 3 February 2021

Funding rate: 100%

Consortium: The contest is open to all legal entities (i.e. natural or legal persons, including international organisations) or groups of legal entities.

Scope: The challenge is to build a fully functional, bench-scale prototype of an artificial photosynthesis-based system which is able to produce a useable synthetic fuel. The result of the grant should be a number of innovative devices and systems demonstrating the use of sunlight to produce a fuel ready to be used.

 


HORIZON2020: EIC Horizon Prize For Low-Cost Space Launch

Subsidy: €10,000,000

Total budget: €10,000,000

Deadline: 1 June 2021

Funding rate: 100%

Consortium: The contest is open to all legal entities (i.e. natural or legal persons, including international organisations) or groups of legal entities established in an EU Member State or in a country associated to Horizon2020

Scope: The challenge is to develop a European technologically non-dependent solution for launching light satellites into LowEarth Orbit (LEO), which will enable dedicated low-cost launches with committed schedule and orbit.

 


About Horizon prizes

Horizon prizes are part of the European Innovation Council pilot (EIC pilot). This was launched on 27th October 2017 as part of the Horizon 2020 Work programme 2018-2020, when the SME Instrument, the Fast Track to Innovation (FTI), FET-Open and Horizon Prizes, were brought under the EIC pilot umbrella, to provide a ‘one stop shop’ for funding of innovators/innovations in the EU.

Individual prizes amount to 5 or 10 million euro. The total budget for Horizon Prizes until 2020 is €40 million.

The six challenges to be solved in 2018-2020 revolve around:

  1. ‘Innovative Batteries for eVehicles’
  2. ‘Fule from the Sun: Artificial Photosynthesis’
  3. ‘Early Warning for Epidemics’
  4. ‘Blockchain for Social Good’
  5. ‘Low-Cost Space Launch’
  6. ‘Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid’

For more information visit the EIC pilot prizes website

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