European Commission Webinar on Upcoming Health Horizon 2020 Funding Opportunities

Save the date! On 12 July 2018, the European Commission is organising a webinar to present the 2019 funding opportunities of the health, demographic change and wellbeing societal challenge.

This half-day event (9:00-12:00) will only be webstreamed. The link will be published on this page a week before the event. The programme will be online in the coming days.

Questions – which can also be sent during the webinar – should concern the WP 2019 topics of Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 1 (Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing). They may be related to the text of specific topics or to other questions of practical relevance for applicants to these SC1 2019 call topics. Please send your questions preferably in advance at this address. Weiterlesen

Register to the Recently Launched European Artificial Intelligence (AI) Alliance

European Commission launches the European AI Alliance steered by the High Level Group on AI.

You can now officially join the European AI Alliance – a forum engaged in a broad and open discussion of all aspects of Artificial Intelligence development and its impacts.

Why join the AI Alliance? Weiterlesen

Conferences 2020 – Congressi Stefano Franscini

Seit 1989 organisiert das CSF 20 bis 25 Konferenzen pro Jahr und, seit 2010, bis zu 10 „Winter Schools“ für Doktorierende (ETH Winter Schools@Monte Verità). Die Ausschreibung für CSF subventionierte Veranstaltungen wird jedes Jahr am Ende des Frühlings publiziert. Die Eingabefrist für die Anträge ist jeweils Mitte Januar des darauffolgenden Jahres. In der Regel dauern CSF-Veranstaltungen drei bis fünf Tage und haben 50 -110 internationale Teilnehmende.
Die Ausschreibung richtet sich an Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler, die an einer Schweizer Hochschule oder an einem Schweizer Forschungsinstitut tätig sind; internationale Zusammenarbeiten sind sehr willkommen.

Weitere Informationen zur Einreichung einer Kandidatur finden Sie hier:

Health Horizon Applicant Training

Do you wish support in planning and writing your EU health Horizon proposal?

23-08-2018, 09:45–16:00 in Bern

The event addresses applicants of Health Horizon 2020 proposals. At the time of the event, participants should already be familiar with the proposal template and the topic text in the Health work programme to which they are planning to submit a proposal.You will receive targeted information and advice to support you in the roles of task or work package leader, coordinator or partner in a project and learn what you need to consider when planning the proposal. You will learn how to write the proposal in order to answer to all three evaluation criteria. You will have the opportunity to book a time slot and discuss your project proposal bilaterally in the afternoon.

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Experiment with Smart City IoT Framework

SMEs, large companies and cities are invited to experiment with the smart city IoT framework developed within the Horizon 2020 project Synchronicity. The funding about 100’000 EUR, duration 6 months, submission deadline 30 September 2018.

The Horizon 2020 project SynchroniCity aims to foster the development of a global Internet of Things (IoT) market where cities and businesses develop shared digital services to improve the lives of citizens and grow local economies.

Synchronicity has developed a smart-city reference IoT architecture, an IoT data marketplace and favour the emergence of a cross-domain standard architecture.


Funding Opportunities for your Industry 4.0 R&D

Registration is Open, Seats are Limited

30-08-2018, 08:45–12:15 in Bern

Industry 4.0 refers to the rapid, digitally enabled transformations in the design, production, operation and service of manufacturing systems and products, providing a highly integrated value chain. The European Commission is investing 1.7b € in Horizon 2020 for this digitisation of industry. Swiss entities, for-profit or academic, are fully eligible to participate and can get funded.

Join us to learn about the open opportunities.

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Experiment with European Data Incubator Data Sets

Deadline: 27 June 2018 at 12:00

The European Data Incubator (EDI) project calls SMEs and start-ups to submit cross-domain or domain specific proposals based on the EDI datasets. The participants are offered technical and business services to develop a minimum viable product.

The Horizon 2020 project European Data Incubator (EDI) calls for two tracks:
Cross-domain challenges: make use of data sets from at least two different domains
Domain challenges on finance, retail, energy, transport & logistics, media & internet

Full details on the call are available here.

Horizon 2020 – Applicants Training for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

14-06-2018, 10:00–17:00 in Bern

This event is a one-day training for researchers planning to apply to the 2018 Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship Call.

You will work with an example proposal, get insight into the evaluation process and have the possibility to learn from a successful applicant.

At the time of the event, participants should already be familiar with the Guide for Applicants, the MSCA Workprogramme and the related FAQs, have outlined their proposal and be in contact with their future host institution.

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Academia-Industry Training Camps

The AIT programme aims to support scientists in transforming their high-level applied research into market application and discovering their entrepreneurial potential. By connecting scientists from top institutions in Switzerland and India, the program promotes an international network and enables access to one of the most promising markets and intellectual capitals in applied research.

Open to high-level and carefully selected researchers: Master, PhD, Postdocs and researchers of Swiss Universities, Universities of Applied Science and research institutes or centres of technological excellence with research track record working on a non-profit basis (cf. LERI Art. 15 for details) – seeking to explore the successful market application of their high-level applied research.

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Open-Access-Datenbank: SNF wird Mitglied von Europe PMC

Der SNF macht Open Access noch einfacher: Neu ist er Mitglied des Dienstes Europe PMC. Dieser unterhält die weltweit grösste Datenbank für Biomedizin.

Vom SNF geförderte Forschende können in der Datenbank ihre Artikel ablegen und machen sie dadurch kostenlos zugänglich. Die Forschungsresultate werden besser sichtbar. Manche Verlage werden alle Artikel von SNF-Forschenden automatisch bei Europe PMC hochladen.

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