The European Commission has announced the 10 projects to reach the final stages of the first Horizon Impact Award – a prize dedicated to EU-funded projects whose results have created societal impact across Europe and beyond. The prize acknowledges and rewards the most influential and impactful project results under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme, and its predecessor, the 7th Framework programme (FP7, 2007-2013).

The prize highlights concrete achievements that have demonstrable value for society, and will celebrate the people who made it happen.

The winners will be announced at the award ceremony in Brussels on the 26 September at the European Research and Innovation Days with more than 4 000 high-level industry participants and promotors of innovation. In addition, the Commission will award the European Capital of Innovation 2019 prize and Horizon Prize for Social Innovation during the event.