H2020 Inducement prize: Zero Power Water Infrastructure Monitoring

    Region: Europe
    Sector: Food and Water, Infrastructure
    Institution: European Union
    PMA:* European Commission Research and Innovation Horizon 2020

Submission Deadline:

Scope of Funding:

The prize money EUR 2.000.000 (two millions euros) will be paid to the (lead) participant in one instalment after the award ceremony by bank transfer, provided all the requested documents have been submitted.

Type of Funding:


The objectives of this inducement prize are: to empower the EU water distribution market with solutions based on wireless sensor networks with energy harvesting technologies, designed for real-time monitoring of water management; and, to stimulate broader European efforts in developing solutions for this societal need. The submitted technological solution should design working prototypes for wireless sensor networks based on energy harvesting technologies to demonstrate positive impact on energy consumption in acquiring, monitoring, communicating and analysing information about water resources in natural or man-made environments. The emerging issues for smart water monitoring have to be taken into account: – Software: interoperability of systems, harmonisation of software development, processing algorithms and storage technologies that enable to deal with increasing amounts of data; – Hardware: rational increasing number of sensors to collect real-time and near real-time information and to its power supply. This prize is expected to stimulate creative thinking across established industrial and academic research organisations, resulting in breakthrough solutions that can seed and drive the European industry forward by promoting transition of ICT technologies in water sector from pilot scale to wide market uptake to end up with the creation of a European borderless Digital Single Market for water services.

Country: Several

Eligible Applicants: The contest is open to any legal entity (including natural persons) or group of legal entities established in an EU Member State or in a country associated to Horizon 2020.

Source: European Commission Participant Portal

Explanation: *PMA: Project Management Agency

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