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Horizon 2020: EIC Horizon Prize for 'Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid' (H2020-HUMANITARIANAID-EICPRIZE-2020)

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Funding details
Registration opens
30 Nov 2017, 17:00
Registration closes
15 Jan 2018, 17:00
15 Jan 2018, 17:00
Share of €5m
Horizon 2020

*** Please refer to the Participant Portal (Links Below) for up to date and correct information. ***


The European Union and its Member States are major humanitarian donors. Humanitarian crises and disasters have increased in number, complexity and severity over the last 25 years. Given the scale of today’s crises and disasters, funding to cover humanitarian needs cannot keep up. The humanitarian system is being challenged to do more, for more people, and at greater cost. Cooperation between international organisations and NGOs responding to crises, end-users and local actors, research and scientific communities and the private sector is crucial in this respect. Introducing innovative solutions for the delivery of humanitarian aid could help enhance the humanitarian response, which is particularly important for those in a most vulnerable situation.

Solutions should be developed through a frugal innovation approach, and should be novel and based on advanced technologies and services, demonstrating the added value and potential of one or more advanced technologies (not only limited to Information and Communication Technology). Tested and proven in humanitarian aid delivery, these solutions should be safe, scalable, resource-sustainable, replicable and usable in other contexts.

Innovative solutions should be inclusive, i.e. co-created and developed by different stakeholders with local actors, and accessible to a large number of people in a given context of humanitarian aid delivery settings.

This call for proposals includes the following topics:

HumanitarianAid-EICPrize-2020: EIC Horizon Prize for ‘Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid’

For full details of the calls for proposals, please click the Register button below to link directly to the Participant Portal.

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