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Commission Launches Inducement Prize in Water Infrastructure Monitoring

Publication date: 
24 April 2017 (UK time)

The 'Zero Power Water Infrastructure Monitoring' Inducement Prize  seeks to empower the EU water distribution market with solutions based on wireless sensor networks using energy harvesting technologies, designed for real-time monitoring of water management. It also seeks to stimulate broader European efforts in developing solutions for this societal need. Inducement prizes are cash rewards awarded to whoever can most effectively meet a defined challenge. 

Prizes will be awarded to working prototypes for wireless sensor networks based on energy harvesting technologies, designed to efficiently acquire, monitor, communicate and analyse information about water resources in natural or man-made environments.

Opening date: 19 December 2017

Deadline: 11 September 2018

Prize value: €2 million

For more information, visit the participants portal.