The award aims to show the wider socio-economic benefits of EU investment in research and innovation. The contest is open to all legal entities, individuals or teams that have completed an FP7 and / or Horizon 2020 project. These projects must have been closed by the time of application. The applicants will be required to submit a letter of support from at least one user or user community, stating the importance of the research and how using it created concrete benefits for the specific user-community.
All beneficiaries of closed FP7 / Horizon 2020 projects are invited to submit their application to the prize by 8 March 2022 and compete for the prize worth 25.000 euros per each winner – six awards are foreseen. In addition, the European Commission will provide high visibility in the form of public interest and increased media coverage and further promote the winners by inviting them to provide testimony at other major events.