Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 6 Brokerage Event

12-13 November 2019 in Bratislava This event provides information and networking opportunities regarding the upcoming Horizon 2020 topics under Societal Challenge 6: Inclusive Societies. It is of specific interest to stakeholders with a background in the Social Science and Humanities.


ICPerMed Vision Paper for Personalised Medicine Approaches

The International Consortium for Personalised Medicine (ICPerMed) published a “Vision Paper” on how the use of personalised medicine approaches will promote “next-generation” medicine in 2030.

The vision entails that medicine needs to become more firmly centred on the individual’s personal characteristics and at the same time be more effective and have an economic value. Next-generation medicine should also provide equitable access for all citizens to the best possible healthcare in the future.

The  ICPerMed  vision  relies  on  four  critical  pillars: 

  • data  and  technology
  • intersectoral  synergies
  • healthcare system reforms
  • education and  literacy,

each of which is essential for implementation of personalised medicine in 2030.

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.

EU Funding and Project Opportunities for Innovation in Food and Nutrition

09-10-2019, 11:00–13:45 in Lausanne

This lunch info session, organised jointly by Euresearch and EPFL’s Research Office and the Integrative Food and Nutrition Center (IFNC), will provide an overview on upcoming opportunities in:

  • the thematic Food and Agriculture Work Programme in Horizon 2020;
  • the EIT Food, Europe’s leading food innovation initiative;
  • the non-thematic EU grants supporting food innovation.

Further Information and Agenda

Horizon 2020 – Applicants‘ Training EIC Accelerator Pilot (SME Instrument)

22-10-2019, 08:30 in Winterthur
One-day intensive training that provides insight and practical information on writing and submitting a proposal for an EIC Accelerator grant (formerly SME Instrument Phase 2)
The European Research Framework Programme Horizon 2020 offers many interesting funding & partnering opportunities for companies. One of the most attractive is the EIC Accelerator, which gives SMEs access to innovation grants with amounts up to 2’500’000 Euro and the possibility for facilitated access to investors via the blended finance option.


Horizon 2020 – Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN Applicants‘ Training

16-10-2019, 09:30–17:00 in Bern

Learn how to write a competitive Innovative Training Network (ITN) proposal

The aim of this event is to train researchers, research managers and research support services in writing competitive ITN proposals. The training will tackle the success criteria for ITN proposals and the common challenges in ITN proposal writing.

You will do exercises regarding the different parts of the proposal, receive information from an evaluator and have the possibility to exchange information with a successful applicant.

Further Information and Agenda


Funding Opportunity for Projects on Biodiversity and Climate Change

Open Call by ERA-Net BiodivERsA.

The ERA-Net BiodivERsA launched a new call for proposals, focusing on the following areas: 

  • Consequences of climate change on biodiversity
  • Climate-biodiversity feedback processes
  • Potential of nature-based solutions for mitigating and adapting to climate change
  • Synergies and trade-offs between policies on biodiversity, climate and other sectors

Deadline for pre-proposals: 5 November 2019. Organisations based in Switzerland are eligible for funding.

Further Information

Joint Call 2019 on Energy Storage Solutions (MICall19)

The European Joint Programming Platform ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems in collaboration with the global Mission Innovation Initiative is pleased to announce a Joint Call for transnational Research, Development and Innovation projects on integrated energy storage solutions. The total available budget is above € 22 Mio. The deadline for full proposals is on 22 January 2020.


Neue H2020 Forschungsprojekte an der ZHAW

Wir werden künftig ausgewählte europäische Forschungsprojekte, die dieses Jahr eingeworben wurden, kurz vorstellen. Wir beginnen mit den Projekten INODE (School of Engineering) und P4PLAY (Departement Gesundheit).


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