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EU-Wettbewerb iCapital sucht innovativste Stadt Europas

Stichtag: 21.06.2017 Innovationswettbewerbe

Die Europäische Kommission sucht zum dritten Mal die innovativste Stadt Europas: Bewerben können sich bis zum 21. Juni 2017 alle Städte mit mehr als 100.000 Einwohnern (bzw. die größte Stadt) eines EU-Mitgliedstaats oder eines an Horizont 2020 assoziierten Staats. Ausgezeichnet werden seit dem 1. Januar 2016 eingeführte Innovationen zur Lösung gesellschaftlicher Herausforderungen. Der erste Platz ist mit einem Preisgeld von einer Million Euro dotiert.

Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research Science and Innovation has launched the The third edition of the European Capital of Innovation Award, which will go to the city that has most successfully experimented with new and innovative citizen-driven initiatives proving itself as a 'test-bed' for potential solutions to relevant societal challenges. The contest is open to cities:

  • which have over 100 000 inhabitants (in countries where there is no city with more than 100 000 inhabitants, the largest city is eligible to apply)
  • from a EU Member State or a country associated to Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation Programme.

Applicant cities will be judged on the innovative solutions to their relevant societal challenges, which they started after 1st January 2016. Cities will in particular have to prove how they created the local conditions to innovate by

  • Experimenting innovative concepts, processes, tools, and governance models as a test-bed for innovation
  • Engaging citizens in the innovation process and ensuring the uptake of their ideas
  • Expanding the city's attractiveness to become a role model for other cities
  • Empowering the local ecosystem through the implementation of innovative practices

The winners will be announced in November 2017. Three cash prizes will be awarded for the best city initiatives creating the right environment to innovate:

  • The European Capital of Innovation 2017: € 1.000.000
  • First runner-up: € 100.000
  • Second runner-up: €100.000
Quelle: Europäische Kommission Redaktion: von Tim Mörsch, VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH Länder / Organisationen: EU Themen: Innovation

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