Horizon Prize 2020 - Horizon Impact Award H2020-HIA-Prize-2020 Closed!


The uptake of Research and Innovation (R&I) results created under the Framework Programme is important for the programme’s success and is instrumental in contributing towards transformative impacts on the economy, society and policymaking. Impacts are seen as an effect on, change or benefit to the economy, society, culture, public policy or services, health, the environment or quality of life.

The Commission will award on an annual basis a recognition prize to reward beneficiaries that have successfully used their research results to create value for society. The beneficiaries must be able to show proof of effective exploitation and uptake of their research results. This action aims to illustrate the wider socio-economic benefits of the EU investment in R&I and to encourage project beneficiaries to best manage and use their research results.


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

  1. From results to societal benefits – proven linkage between the FP-funded project result(s), uptake of it and creation or societal benefits. Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have directly exploited the R&I result or have played an active role in the uptake of the result by third parties. The direct and indirect exploitation of R&I results can take many forms among which are: influencing policy change, commercialization of a service or product, creating a start-up/spin-off, creation of a new standard, etc. The R&I results should benefit/address a well-defined population/target audience.
  2. Impact - potential longer-term impact for the society, economy, and/or policymaking. Applicants must demonstrate the contribution of their reuse-uptake of research results in solving a societal challenge and generating economic, societal, and environmental or policy impact.

European community funding

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

  • 0,05 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 April 2020 - more than one year ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Rules of the 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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