Birth Day prize

From 2016-04-28 00:00:00 to 2017-09-06 00:00:00

The challenge of the prize is to identify and bring to market innovative solutions preventing death and complications during pregnancy and childbirth. The contest is open to any legal entity (including natural persons) or groups of legal entities. The Horizon Prize for the Birth Day will be awarded to a solution that best demonstrates a reduction in maternal and/or newborn morbidity and mortality and/or stillbirths during facility-based deliveries. This solution will need to be novel, safe and scalable. Up to three prizes of a maximum of €1m will be awarded.The “Birth Day” Prize is an initiative of the European Commission which has committed €1 million, with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledging another €1 million and a further € 500,000 donated by the MSD for Mothers programme of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation. The contest was launched on 28 April 2016 with a deadline of 6 September 2017. Winners will be informed by late 2017.