The Horizon2020, the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme, is offering a €2 million prize to support the development of innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for senior citizens that will help to combat social exclusion and support independent living.
With the EU's population rapidly aging (according to current estimations, the share of people aged 65+ will increase from 17.5% in 2010 to 29.5% in 2060 in the EU-27) there is an urgent need for improving mobility for seniors.
Horizon2020 hopes to support the development of innovative mobility solutions that will enable older citizens to continue to fully participate in various social activities and services, including economic life.
The contest is open to any legal entity or groups of legal entities established in EU Member States or in countries associated to Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme. Submitted solutions must also be able to be successfully implemented for at least 5 months of the contest period.
Submitted solutions will be assessed by a jury 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. The €2 million 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 for this Horizon Prize must be implemented for several months during the contest period. Deadline for applications is Thursday, 28 February, 2019.
For more information on the contest, click here.