European Innovation Council's Horizon Prizes: 40MEUR for the most innovative solutions to societal challenges

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What is the European Innovation Council (EIC)?

The EIC, currently in its pilot phase, aims to support top-class innovators, entrepreneurs, small companies and scientists with bright ideas and the ambition to scale up internationally. It brings together the parts of Horizon 2020 that provide funding, advice and networking opportunities for those at cutting edge of innovation.


What are EIC Horizon Prizes?

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. These prizes are open to anyone willing to think outside the box across sectors and disciplines. The prizes are awarded to whoever best meets the challenge. There are currently 5 different prizes available, for a total value of 40 million Euro.