European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations


While in FP7 (2007-2013) Prizes were only awarded in the framework of a few pilot actions, in Horizon 2020 they will be applied more frequently. There are two main categories of Prizes:

Recognition Prizes – they are awarded for a research or innovation action which has already been delivered.

Inducemet Prizes – the EU identifies a certain scientific or technological goal and the prize is given to the applicant, which has either reached the goal first (“First-past-the-post”) or has submitted the best proposal by the end of the deadline (“Best-in-class”).