The Horizon Prize on materials for Clean Air will be awarded to the most affordable, sustainable and innovative design-driven material solution that can reduce the concentration of particulate matter in urban areas. The contest has been launched and will run until the end of 2018. Contestants will be able to submit their entries from 26 January 2017 until 23 January 2018.

Amount of Prize: € 3 Million

 Who can join the contest?
The contest will be open to any single person and legal entity or group of legal entities established in EU Member States or countries associated to Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme.

 How will your application be evaluated?
Once the contest is closed, a high-level jury will evaluate all eligible entries against the following general award criteria:

  • Demonstrated applicability of proposed material-based solution in relevant environment (at least a working prototype);
  • Demonstrated reduction of particulate matter as specified in the rules of the contest;
  • Sustainability;
  • Affordability

The prize will be awarded to the entry that demonstrates the best solution to the challenge whilst meeting the award criteria. The solution should be both developed by the contestant and be novel.

For further information: http://ec.europa.eu/research/horizonprize/index.cfm?prize=clean-air