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Choose challenge of Horizon Prize for Social Innovation

Cast your vote now for the challenge you want to be the first ever Horizon Prize for Social Innovation.

The European Commission, in cooperation with the European Investment Bank Institute, plan to launch a € 2 Million Horizon prize on a social challenge chosen by the public, as part of Horizon 2020, the EU's biggest ever research and innovation framework programme.

Horizon prizes are inducement prizes that offer a reward to whoever can most effectively meet a defined challenge. The aim is to engage communities to work towards a common goal, spur interest in a particular issue, attract new, dynamic innovators to an area, mobilise additional private investment for research and innovation, and stimulate novel, replicable solutions to the grand challenges, for the benefit of European citizens.

The challenge with the most votes will become the subject of a Horizon Prize. Choose from:

  1. Childhood obesity
  2. Ageing population
  3. Integration of immigrants in the labour market
  4. Women entrepreneurship and women-led enterprises
  5. Citizens for clean energy

Vote on the European Commission website, by noon on 21 October.


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