National coordinator for the
HORIZON 2020 program

European Commission has launched the first Horizon Impact Award!


  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions
  • Secure, clean and efficient energy
  • Secure societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens
  • Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies
  • European Research Council
  • Európsky inovačný a technologický inštitút
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Smart, green and integrated transport
  • Nanotechnologies, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing and processing, biotechnology
  • Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials
  • Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research
  • Právne, finančné a etické otázky
  • Access to risk finance
  • Spreading excellence and widening participation
  • Spojené výskumné centrum (JRC)
  • Future and emerging technologies
  • Science with and for Society
  • Space
  • Research infrastructures
  • Health, demographic change and wellbeing

Horizon Impact Award is dedicated to EU-funded projects whose results have created societal impact across and beyond Europe. The prize acknowledges and rewards the most influential and impactful projects under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme, and its predecessor, the 7th Framework Prorgramme ( FP7, 2007 – 2013). The contest is now open to FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects that have been completed and that can provide proof of the impact they have created.  Each of the five winners will receive €10 000.

The prize aims to illustrate the wider socio-economic benefits of EU investment in research and innovation and to encourage project beneficiaries to best manage and utilize research results.

The five winners will be announced and awarded at the R&I Days in Brussels, in September, with more than 4,000 high-level participants.

The contest is now open for applications.

For more information about the eligibility and award criteria, you are kindly invited to visit our website page.

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