Horizon Prize 2020 - The european capital of innovation award (ICapital) H2020-European-i-capital-Prize Open!

Objectives

The traditional city innovation ecosystem is opening up to new models of innovation engaging citizens. An increasing number of cities are acting as test-beds for innovation and run citizens-driven initiatives to find solutions for their relevant societal challenges.

The public domain is particularly challenged with finding effective ways to ensure the mainstreaming of these practices into the ordinary urban development process. Successful practices are particularly crucial to enhance the city's capacity to attract new resources, funds and talents, and become role models for other cities.

Actions

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

  1. Experimenting – innovative concepts, processes, tools, and governance models proving the city's commitment to act as a test-bed for innovative practices, and ensuring mainstreaming of these practices into the urban development process;
  2. Engaging – increasing opportunities for a broader range of citizens and ensuring uptake of their ideas;
  3. Expanding – outlining the city's potential to attract new talent, resources, funding, investments, and to become a role model for other cities;
  4. Empowering – concrete and measurable impact directly connected to the implementation of innovative practices.

European community funding

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

  • 1,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 23 June 2020 - in 2 months (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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