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Horizon Impact Award 2020 – IRELAND – deadline extended 15 April 2020

It’s time to celebrate impact and apply for the Horizon Impact Award 2020

This award is the European Commission’s initiative to recognize and showcase the wider socio-economic benefits of the EU investment in research and innovation. It also enables individuals or teams to share their best practices and place their achievements in the spotlight.

We would also like to inform you that due to the recent escalation of restrictions related to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have extended the deadline for the Horizon Impact Award until 15 April 2020. We hope that this extra time will help the applicants to prepare and finalise high-quality proposals.

Award value
5 awards of €10,000 each

The winners will also be invited to an award ceremony hosted in Brussels, which will include a selected audience of high-level representatives and promoters of innovation in industry and the public sector. The Horizon Impact Award will provide the winners with high visibility in the form of public interest and increased media coverage. The Commission will further promote the winners by inviting them to provide testimony at other major events.

Who can apply?
The contest is open to all legal entities, individuals or teams from FP7  and/or Horizon 2020  projects that have closed and can already demonstrate a societal impact deriving from their research results.

How to apply?
The call is available through the Funding and Tenders portal  until 15 April 2020.

We kindly ask you to support, endorse and promote the contest via your internal and external communication channels and networks within your service. The applications will remain open until 15 April 2020.

Please find enclosed an infographic for your consideration/engagement. For more information about the Rules of Contest, Application Templates and information about the last year’s winners, we invite you to consult the prize webpage.

For more information, please contact us at this address: ec-horizon-impact-award@ec.europa.eu

Don’t hesitate to get back to us in case of questions.

Thank you and with kind regards,
Horizon Impact Award team


Head Office

Enterprise Ireland
East Point Business Park, Dublin 3
Tel: +353 1 727 2000 | Fax: +353 1 727 2020

  • The Department for Agriculture Food and the Marine
  • The Environmental Protection Agency Ireland
  • Health Research Board
  • Higher Education Authority
  • Irish Research Council
  •  Irish Universities Association
  • The Marine Institute
  • Science Foundation Ireland (SFI
  • The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Horizon 2020 national support network led by Enterprise Ireland