If you are working on a project aimed at improving the situation of food and nutrition in the world, and need a little financing to help you go the extra mile, submit your project to the BIE, you might win the BIE-Cosmos Prize.
Selected projects will have the chance to promote their work during the 6 months of Expo Milan 2015 and one project chosen by a jury of experts will be awarded a 20 000 € prize. The Prize will be given during the BIE Day at Expo 2015.
About the BIE Cosmos prize :
Created in 2008 by the BIE and the Expo 1990 Foundation, the BIE-Cosmos Prize rewards projects linked to the theme of Expos. It has been awarded to 3 projects since 2008. EXPO Zaragoza 2008 dedicated to Water and Sustainable Development awarded the 1st BIE-Cosmos Prize to an Argentine professor of biochemistry. The second Prize was awarded at EXPO Shanghai 2010 – Better City, Better Life - to a private non-profit organisation from Guizhou, China, for the project "For Our Daughters." At Expo 2012 Yeosu – The Living Ocean and Coast, the Prize went to the non-governmental organisation Yayasan Pulau Banyak for the project "Coastal community program focusing on flagship species conservation and eco-tourism, Aceh, Indonesia."
About Expo '90 Foundation:
Expo '90 Foundation (the Commemorative Foundation for the International Garden and Greenery Exposition, Osaka, Japan, 1990) was established for the continual commemoration of Flower Expo '90. Its responsibilities are to manage the Expo '90 commemorative funds and to promote activities that successfully develop the main theme of the Exposition - "the Harmonious Coexistence of Nature and Mankind." Through its activities, the Foundation aims to contribute to cultivating a healthy and enriched society.