The registration period will run from the 21 December 2017 until 30 January 2018.
Horizon Prizes are ‘challenge’ prizes (also known as ‘inducement’ prizes) offering a cash reward to whoever can most effectively meet a defined challenge. The aim is to stimulate innovation and come up with solutions to problems that matter to European citizens.
The European Commission has launched a new Horizon Prize on Big Data Technologies. EUR 2 million is available for improving electricity grid traffic forecasting in terms of scalability, accuracy, speed and use of computational resources.
How to apply!
The contest has three phases:
- Registration and trialling: eligible participants need to register during the registration period. The registration period will run from the 21 December 2017 until 30 January 2018. After the closure of registrations, participants will be able to download a starting kit to try out their software in a small-scale system (which can be run with the participant’s own IT equipment) simulating the real contest system.
- Testing of the software on the contest platform: the registered participants will have the possibility to upload their software into the contest (cloud) platform and run it against the test data from 23 February 2018 until 9 April 2018. Each participant will have up to three attempts to run their working software on the contest platform and to ensure it will conform to the requirements.
- Submission: registered participants will have to submit their fully functioning software with a full description using the participant portal between 23 February 2018 and 9 April 2018.
More information: http://ec.europa.eu/research/horizonprize/index.cfm?prize=bigdata