The prize honours projects that have a societal value and have been funded under Horizon 2020, by the EU research and innovation programme. An independent jury selected the winning projects from 10 finalists. Each of the winners will receive €10.000:
- CRYSP-TLS (France) provided the web users with an improved TLS protocol that ensures digital security. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and other major web-browsers currently deploy the TLS 1.3 so citizens can check emails, make online purchases or even pay taxes using a more reliable web browser that ensures secure connection. Read more .
- MANNO-CURE (Germany) has produced the first long-term drug therapy to treat a rare disease called Alpha-Mannosidosis. The medicine Lamzede is already available on the market, resulting in an improved quality of life for the patients and the affected families. Read more.
- SAFE (UK) developed a free child abuse prevention program that has already been translated into 18 languages and reached over 600.000 families in 22 countries. The training program has been taken up in countries across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe. Read more.
- SMART-COASTS (Italy) established a systematic approach in assessing and managing European coasts that have become growing erosion and flood risks, as well as in delivering safer coastal habitats. The best practices have been successfully deployed in numerous European countries and taken up by key policy actors in the field. Read more.
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