Horizon prize for social innovation

Audience: Public
Date: 2017-10-03

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On November 27, the Horizon prize for social innovation will be launched. This prize will reward the best solutions for improving the travel mobility of older people.

The purpose of the contest is to develop innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for older people (65+). The prize(s) will be awarded, after closure of the contest, to the applicant(s) who in the opinion of the jury demonstrate(s) a solution that best addresses the award criteria. The solutions submitted – likely to combine technological, social and behavioural features – must be implemented for several months during the contest period.

The jury will assess the work and progress made by the applicants during an implementation period of at least 5 months between the opening of the prize and the submission of the applications, based on measurable evidence that they will have to provide. Applicants will also have to demonstrate that their solution can be scaled-up and replicated in similar or even different contexts.

The prize will be launched during the “Opening up to an era of social innovation” conference in Lisbon on 27-28 November 2017.

Submissions will be accepted until February 2019 (the exact deadline will be specified) and the prize will be awarded in 2019. More detailed information on the criteria for the contest will be published at launch.