Horizon Prizes are 'challenge' prizes (also known as ‘inducement’ prizes) offering a cash reward to whoever can most effectively meet a defined challenge.
The aim of the Horzion prizes is to stimulate innovation and come up with solutions to problems that matter to European citizens. Horizon Prizes prescribe the goal but not who the innovator should be or how the goal should be achieved.
Challenge prizes currently open for application are:
- Zero power water monitoring (until 11 September 2018)
- Photovoltaics meets history (until 26 September 2018)
- Seamless authentication for all (until 27 September 2018)
- Tactile display (until 27 November 2018)
- Social Innovation (until 28 February 2019)
- CO2 reuse prize (until 3 April 2019)
- Low carbon hospital (until 3 April 2019)
- Cleanest engine of the future (until 20 August 2019)
EIC Horizon Prices
The EIC pilot runs several Horizon Prizes which award the most innovative solutions to societal challenges. Each EIC Horizon Prize has an ambitious goal to solve a major challenge facing society, without detailing how this should be achieved or who should achieve it.
- Blockchains for Social Good (until 3 December 2019)
- Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid (until 15 January 2020)
- Early Warning for Epidemics (until 1 September 2020)
- Innovative Batteries for eVehicles (until 17 December 2020)
- Fuel from the Sun (until 3 February 2021)
- Low-Cost Space Launch (until 1 June 2021)