Horizon Prize 2020 – The european capital of innovation award (ICapital) H2020-European-i-capital-Prize

The traditional city innovation ecosystem is opening up to new models of innovation engaging citizens. An increasing number of cities are acting as test-beds for innovation and run citizens-driven initiatives to find solutions for their relevant societal challenges.

The public domain is particularly challenged with finding effective ways to ensure the mainstreaming of these practices into the ordinary urban development process. Successful practices are particularly crucial to enhance the city’s capacity to attract new resources, funds and talents, and become role models for other cities.


The prize will be awarded to the entry that best addresses the following cumulative criteria:

  1. Experimenting – innovative concepts, processes, tools, and governance models proving the city’s commitment to act as a test-bed for innovative practices, and ensuring mainstreaming of these practices into the urban development process;
  2. Engaging – increasing opportunities for a broader range of citizens and ensuring uptake of their ideas;
  3. Expanding – outlining the city’s potential to attract new talent, resources, funding, investments, and to become a role model for other cities;
  4. Empowering – concrete and measurable impact directly connected to the implementation of innovative practices.

 Informations : ICI