Horizon Prize - EIC Horizon Prize for 'Early warning for epidemics' H2020-EPIDEMICS-EICPRIZE-2020 Closed!


The objectives of the prize are:

  • to develop and demonstrate a scalable, reliable and cost-effective early warning system prototype using Earth Observation data to forecast and monitor vector-borne diseases;
  • to contribute to the prevention of outbreaks mitigating their impact on local, regional and global scales and providing support to existing elimination efforts


The prize will be awarded to the entry that best addresses the following cumulative criteria:

  • Criterion 1: Operational capability and integration of existing data (Max. 40pts)
  • Criterion 2: Demonstrated implementation within an affected community (Max. 40 pts)
  • Criterion 3: Scalability and sustainability of the Early Warning Concept (Max. 20 pts)
  • Criterion 4: Focus on demonstration of European technology (Max. 20 points)

European community funding

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

  • 5,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 01 September 2020 - one year 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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