The EIB Institute is launching a new prize — the Societal Impact Prize — to help a Social Innovation Tournament finalist grow the societal impact of their venture. The Societal Impact Prize will go to a finalist able to show outstanding, demonstrable and significant societal impact. The prize amounts to EUR 200,000 and will be awarded for the first time during the final edition of the SIT 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 23 October 2018. Its periodicity will be decided at a later stage. Open to all SIT finalists from previous editions (2012 to 2017), the prize offers them a unique opportunity to showcase how their projects have grown since inception and since their participation in the Tournament. It allows them to show how much positive change they have been able to generate in their area of intervention (Health, Education, Environment, Ageing, Social Inclusion, etc.). Please click here to know more about the prize. Deadline for submission of applications: 27 March 2018. [+]
The challenge is to develop a safe and sustainable battery for electric-vehicles through the development of new materials and chemistries making use of abundant, sustainable low cost materials, which are easily available in Europe. Solutions are required to provide the same or better performance than vehicles with internal combustion engines and to be capable of recharging the electric vehicle within a time equivalent to fill a conventional gasoline/diesel fuel tank.
This prize will contribute significantly to the decarbonisation of Europe for the benefit of the EU's economy and its citizens. Expected results. A prototype battery with fast repowering and long-distance range, high recyclability, and long life cycle.
Eligibility and award criteri: The contest is open to any legal entity (including natural persons) or group of legal entities established in an EU Member State or in a country associated to Horizon 2020. The prize will be awarded, after closure of the contest, to the contestant(s) who in the opinion of the jury demonstrates a solution that best meets the following cumulative criteria for a prototype battery (demonstrated and tested in adequate environment). Τimetable: 23 February 2018 – contest opens, 23 February 2019 – deadline for registration of interest. 17 December 2020 – deadline to submit applications. [+]
Premio de Innovación Social en Europa Horizonte 2020. Convocatoria de propuestas: H2020-SC6-SOCIAL-INNOVATION-PRIZE-2019. FEcha límite de entrega de candidaturas: 28 de febrero de 2019 (W3 Portal del Participante, 27.11.2017)