Pioneer Awards

The aim of the awards is to recognise researchers from CERCA centres who have just completed a doctoral thesis and obtained results that are clearly oriented towards commercial exploitation.

You can apply if you are a researcher at a CERCA centre and have submitted your thesis with clear market-oriented results in the last year.

The amount of the prize is €1,000 in cash for each beneficiary. The Pioneer Awards are given in conjunction with a number of institutions and companies.

Papers will be assessed by an expert panel consisting of senior researchers from CERCA centres and knowledge transfer specialists.

Check bases for new dates. Works elegible must have been presented in the period between the publication date of the 2023 call and this year’s call for application publication date.