The Seal of Excellence is a quality label first introduced during Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation framework programme (2014-2020). It has gradually become a key instrument to create synergies.
The Seal of Excellence is awarded to project proposals submitted under a Horizon Europe call for proposals and ranked above a predefined quality thresholds but were not funded by Horizon Europe due to budgetary constraints.
The certificate was delivered by the European Commission, as the institution managing Horizon 2020 in the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014-2020, after a thorough evaluation by an international panel of independent experts. Our project THEIA™ scored as a high-quality project proposal in a highly competitive evaluation process.