Horizon Prize - EIC Horizon Prize for 'Innovative Batteries for eVehicles' H2020-BATTERIES-EICPRIZE-2018 Closed!


The objectives of the prize are:

  • To develop a new State of the Art battery solution for electric vehicles to enable enhancement of electromobility uptake in Europe
  • Contribute to CO2 and other harmful emission reduction
  • Stimulate European battery and battery cell manufacturing value chain


The prize will be awarded to the entry that best addresses the following cumulative criteria.: Both primary, (non-rechargeable) and secondary, (rechargeable), battery system solutions will be evaluated.

The prize will be awarded to the entry that best addresses the following cumulative criteria. Where a criterion does not explicitly mention the battery system, this is applicable to both battery system solutions:

  1.  Provides high standards for safety, sustainability and recyclability;
  2.  Provides the same experience and user convenience, in terms of range and time required to recharge, as a conventional gasoline/diesel car;
  3. Has whole-life costs (in terms of battery materials and its functionality) equivalent or better than gasoline/diesel car;
  4. Demonstrates reliable power delivery without significant loss of performance for an economically acceptable life time (power delivery to be demonstrated for a life time higher than batteries currently available);
  5. Ensures that other performance criteria (car acceleration, safety, etc.) are maintained in comparison to a combustion engine powered vehicle,
  6. Demonstrates a significant advance in new material technologies while avoiding dependence on import materials (e.g. expensive, rare, and unsustainable materials)

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 5,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 17 December 2020 - 9 months ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Rules of contest (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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