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Horizon 2020: three new Horizon Prices for energy innovation

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Horizon Prizes = challenge prizes (or 'inducement' prizes) which offer a cash reward to whoever can most effectively meet a defined challenge. They act as an incentive for innovation by prescribing the goal, but not how the goal should be achieved.

 The European Commission has launched 3 Horizon Prizes in the area of energy which will contribute to the objectives of both the Energy Union and the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan: low carbon energy technologies, greater sustainability and efficiency, increased energy security and decarbonisation of the European economy.


The total budget of the 3 prizes of €3.25 million is funded under Horizon 2020.

  1. The €750.000 Horizon Prize Photovoltaics meets history will award the best architectural and aesthetical design for a photovoltaic energy system combined with the optimal technical solution able to face the constraints in integrating photovoltaic energy sources in historical urban districts. Deadline: 26 September 2018
  2. The €1 million Horizon Prize Low carbon hospital intends to reward solutions integrating several technologies allowing a n uninterruptable 100% renewable energy sources for heat and power generation in hospital buildings. Deadline: 3 April 2019.
  3. The €1.5 million Horizon Prize CO2 reuse will go to the innovative product contributing to net emissions reductions by reusing carbon dioxide (CO2).

More info (including rules of participation) here

Official press release here

If you are based in Brussels and are interested in these Prizes, contact: Anna Casagrande, NCP for H2020 Energy for the Brussels Capital-Region, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anna Casagrande

NCP for H2020 Energy and Space

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