(06 November 2018) – The European Commission is awarding Athens the title of the European Capital of Innovation 2018 with a €1 million prize.
Athens (Greece) is the winner of this year’s European Capital of Innovation Awards, funded by the EU research and innovation programme Horizon 2020.
The City of Athens has placed a lot of importance to innovation and how it can help the local community bring about change and open up to the world.
The runner-up cities – Aarhus (Denmark), Hamburg (Germany), Leuven (Belgium), Toulouse (France), and Umeå (Sweden) – received €100,000 each.
The prize money will be used to scale up local innovation activities and collaborate with other cities.