Serbian project partners among the Horizon Impact Awards project finalists

Project ARCHES, with the Serbian participant COPRIX MEDIA DOO BEOGRAD-STARI GRAD, is among the 10 projects reaching the final stage of the second edition of 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.

ARCHES (Austria), enables inclusiveness for people with special needs to fully experience arts and culture and redefines the role of museums in contemporary society. Thanks to the application of novel technologies created by the EU funded project ARCHES, a new audience can be brought to museums where explanations of artwork are available in sign language and captioned text. Their initiative has already benefited a wide range of museum visitors and other end-users in countries such as the UK, Austria, Italy, the United States and Russia.

The winners will be announced at the award ceremony in Brussels on the 23 September at the European Research and Innovation Days. In addition, the Commission will award the EU Prize for Women Innovators, the European Capital of Innovation (iCapital) Award and EIC Horizon Prize for Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid.

Background

This Horizon Impact Award, launched in March 2019, aims to illustrate the wider socio-economic benefits of EU investment in research and innovation and to encourage project beneficiaries on how best to manage and exploit research results. The previous edition has demonstrated how research results can create societal impact across Europe and beyond. Each of the winners will receive €10,000.

Original source: EC & https://ec.europa.eu/info/news/horizon-impact-award-2020-10-finalists-short-listed-2020-sep-15_en

Geographical focus
  • Serbia
  • WBC
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Admin WBC-RTI.info on September 15, 2020
Modified on September 15, 2020