Have Your Say on the Next Generation of Ambitious Research and Innovation Partnerships in Transport

In preparation for the new EU Research and Innovation Framework Programme, the European Commission launched a public consultation on serveral partnerships. Among them, four have a focus on transport and mobility.

You are invited, as a representative of Swiss interests, to take part in the public consultation for Horizon Europe. The following focus on transport and mobility:

The consultations are open until 6 November 2019.

Your Contribution to the Swiss Open Science Action Plan

Don’t miss it: swissuniversities invites you to share your input and ideas to the Swiss Open Science Action Plan

With the Open Science Kick-Off Event only a few weeks away, we kindly invite you to submit your project ideas to contribute to the co-creation of the future National Open Science Action Plan for the period 2021-2024.

The Action Plan will result from the strategic objectives proposed in the National Open Science Strategy and your inputs and ideas collected in the following survey.

Please support the research community working in Switzerland by providing your feedback in this survey by Sept. 30, 2019.


Horizon 2020 Funding Opportunities for Science with and for Society

29-10-2019, 13:45–17:30 in Bern

This event discusses Horizon 2020 funding opportunities within the Science with and for Society programme. It is of special relevance for stakeholders interested in gender, science communication, science education, citizen science, and research integrity.

Further Information and Agenda

Partner Search for Horizon 2020 – Technology Providers for Removal of Marine Plastic Sought

A French coordinator seeks partners for a submission under Horizon 2020 CE-FNR-09-2020 – „Pilot action for the removal of marine plastics and litter“.


Starkes Engagement der ZHAW im NFP73

Ein interdepartementales Team der ZHAW unter der Leitung von Yann Blumer und Linda Miesler hat im Rahmen des Nationalen Forschungsprogramm 73 «Nachhaltige Wirtschaft» ein Projekt zum Thema Lebensdauerverlängerung für Mobilgeräte akquirieren können. Dies ist schon das zweite Projekt der ZHAW in diesem Forschungsprogramm.


We want your input! Survey on open innovation

The School of Management and Law are preparing a white paper for swissuniversities to help identify how to promote more collaborative work and open innovation at Swiss Higher Education Institutions. Through a Swiss-wide survey, they are seeking opinions on the experience of collaborating in projects with external partners (e.g. private companies, general population, public administrations, etc.).

Please support the wider Swiss research community by responding and distributing the survey (max. 7 minutes) by Sept. 18, 2019

Public access to the white paper will be possible at the end of the project.

Innosuisse Roadshow ETH

September 4, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12,
ETH Zurich Hönggerberg, Room HPH G2

Are you keen to implement an innovation project or launch your company and looking for support? Innosuisse can help you. To showcase its latest offers, the Swiss Innovation Agency will be at the ETH Zurich Hönggerberg campus on 4 September 2019 for a roadshow.

One of the discussion topics will be support for innovation projects carried out jointly by research partners and SMEs. The programme will also include an overview of the funding opportunities for start-ups, with a special focus on coaching vouchers. The event will finish with a standing lunch, giving interested parties the chance to put their questions to Innosuisse managers in a convivial setting.

Admission is free, but places must be reserved in advance. More information and registration: Innosuisse’s website

AI Ethics Assessment: Join the Pilot Phase

After the publication of the Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI) on 8 April 2019, the piloting process seeks to test the assessment list and provide practical feedback on how it can be improved. Join the effort!

The High-Level Expert Group on AI (AI HLEG) published on 8 April the Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI that provide an assessment list that operationalises the key requirements and offers guidance to implement them in practice.

This assessment list now undergoes a piloting process: from 26 June 2019 until 1 December 2019 you have the possibility to join the pilot phase and provide feedbacks on the implementation of the assessment list.

Further information and registration are available here

Workshop der Alpenraumstrategie

Einladung zum Workshop in Zusammenarbeit des Ministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst mit der Internationalen BodenseeHochschule (IBH) in Konstanz

Donnerstag, dem 28. März 2019, 09.30 Uhr bis 18.00 Uhr, in der Hochschule Konstanz HTWG. Die ausführliche Einladung zu diesem Event finden Sie HIER

Die Agenda für diesen Workshop zum Thema “How to build a successful incubator ecosystem in the Alpine space? The power of networks” finden Sie HIER

Am Vorabend wird ein gemeinsames Networking Dinner auf Einladung des Wissenschaftsministeriums ab 20.00 Uhr stattfinden. Dieses Networking Dinner dient einem ersten Austausch.

Anmeldungschluss: 01. März 2019 per Mail (susanne.hockling@mwk.bwl.de)

(Alle weiteren Informationen (Veranstaltungsadresse, Restaurant etc.) werden dann an den Teilnehmerkreis versandt.)