The EC will launch in 2015 a new €1 million prize on Diagnostics: “Reducing the Mis-use of Antibiotics Prize”. This Prize will reward a rapid test that can identify at the point of care patients with upper respiratory tract infections that can be managed safely without antibiotics.

Simultaneously, the UK has announced a £10 million prize “The Longitude Prize 2014” for Antibiotics which will be launched 6 October 2014. The EC Horizon 2020 prize and the UK Longitude Prize are two different but complementary initiatives.