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06 Nov 2018

Athens wins 2018 European Capital of Innovation award

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On 6 November 2018 the European Commission awarded Athens the title of the European Capital of Innovation 2018. The prize (funded by Horizon 2020) is worth €1 million and will be used to scale up local innovation activities and collaborate with other cities.

The City of Athens has placed a lot of importance to innovation e.g. the POLIS² project aimed to revitalise abandoned buildings by providing small grants to residents, small enterprises, creative communities and other civil society groups and bring life to all corners of the city.

The runner-up cities - Aarhus (Denmark), Hamburg (Germany), Leuven (Belgium), Toulouse (France), and Umeå (Sweden) - receive €100,000 each.

EC Press Release

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