Entry criteria: who can enter?

  • The Competition is open to any legal entity (including natural persons) or group of legal entities, except public administrations, established in EU Member States or Associated countries to Horizon 2020 
  • Ideas and proposals from all sources, sectors and all types of organisations including for-profit, not-for-profit, or private companies are welcome. Applications involving several organisations and/or from various countries are possible.
  • Eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the Competition. If the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the competition period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that British applicants continue to be eligible, British applications will be rejected.
  • Participants that have already received an EU or Euratom prize cannot receive a second prize for the same activities.
  • Participants will be excluded if they (or one of them) are:
    • subject to an administrative sanction (i.e. exclusion) 
    • bankrupt, being wound up, having their affairs administered by the courts, entered into an arrangement with creditors, suspended business activities or subject to any other similar proceedings or procedures under national law 
    • declared in breach of social security or tax obligations by a final judgment or decision
    • found guilty of grave professional misconduct by a final judgment or decision 
    • convicted of fraud, corruption, involvement in a criminal organisation, money laundering, terrorism-related crimes (including terrorism financing), child labour or human trafficking
    • shown significant deficiencies in complying with main obligations under a procurement contract, grant agreement or grant decision financed by the EU or Euratom budget

Before entering please review the Rules of Contest on the resources page.