Smart City Brokerage Event

19–20-11-2019, 09:30–18:00 in Barcelona

Connect with industry leaders at the 6th Smart City Brokerage Event. Take advantage of unique networking opportunities at the Smart City Expo World Congress, the worldwide leading event for cities!

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40 neue COST-Aktionen: Teilnahme ab sofort möglich

Im Spätsommer oder Herbst 2019 starten 40 neue COST-Aktionen. Interessierte Forschende und Experten können sich ab sofort beteiligen.

​Die neuen COST-Aktionen sowie alle laufenden Aktionen sind offen für Forschende und Experten, die an einer Teilnahme interessiert sind. Alle COST-Aktionen sind über den untenstehenden Link einsehbar. Einer laufenden COST-Aktion beizutreten, ist ganz einfach: Es genügt, dem SNF ein Statement of Interest und ein CV zukommen zu lassen. Die detaillierten Teilnahmebedingungen und die Vorlage eines Statements of Interest sind auf der COST-Webseite des SNF zu finden.

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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

Have Your Say on Future Objectives for EU-Funded Research and Innovation

The European Commission is preparing the implementation of Horizon Europe, the next and most ambitious EU research and innovation programme. Help shaping European research and innovation investments in the coming years and have your say on what are the most important challenges the European funding in R&I should tackle.

The consultation will collect input from across Europe and beyond. The inputs received will inform the work to prepare a ‘Strategic Plan’ for Horizon Europe, which will then guide the work programmes and calls for proposals for Horizon Europe’s first four years (2021-2024).

The Commission invites anyone with an interest in future EU research and innovation priorities, to participate in the consultation, which will close on 8 September 2019.

Application open: Conferences at Monte Verità 2021 Congressi Stefano Franscini

Das Congressi Stefano Franscini, Konferenzplattform der ETH Zürich seit 1989, bietet die Möglichkeit, internationale Konferenzen auf dem Monte Verità in Ascona zu organisieren.


Dritte Ausschreibung Southeast Asia – Europe Joint Funding Scheme

Der SNF beteiligt sich an der dritten multilateralen Ausschreibung im Rahmen des Southeast Asia – Europe Joint Funding Scheme.

Eingabefrist: 18.10.2019

Das Joint Funding Scheme (JFS) ermöglicht die Zusammenarbeit zwischen Forschenden aus Südostasien und Europa, die an gemeinsamen Forschungsthemen interessiert sind. So können Ressourcen multilateral gebündelt werden, um kollaborative Forschungsprojekte zu fördern.

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Zusammenarbeit mit Dänemark vereinfacht

Der SNF hat mit der dänischen Förderorganisation die gegenseitige Projektfinanzierung im Rahmen eines International Co-Investigator Scheme beschlossen.

Projekte unter Schweizer Leitung und mit dänischen Partnern können beim SNF finanzielle Mittel auch für die Projektteile in Dänemark beantragen. Der SNF übernimmt die Kosten, die dort anfallen – bis zu einer Höhe von 50 Prozent des Gesamtbudgets. Umgekehrt finanziert der Independent Research Fund Denmark die schweizerischen Teile der von ihm unterstützten Projekte.


IMI Call 18 & 19 launched!

IMI Call 18 & 19 are launched with deadlines on 26 September 2019, have a look at the topics!



Topics in Call 18 and 19 are:

  • Central repository of digital pathology slides to support the development of artificial intelligence tools
  • Health Outcomes Observatories: Empower Patients with tools to measure their Outcomes in a standardised manner creating transparency of Health Outcomes
  • Accelerating R&D for Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products
  • Improving Patient Access, Understanding, and Adherence to Healthcare Information: an integrated digital health information project
  • Establishing international standards in the analysis of patient reported outcomes and health-related quality of life data in cancer clinical trials
  • Supporting the development of Chimeric Antigen receptor T cells

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Call 18 
Call 19 (has one topic on impact of IMI2)

Horizon 2020 Environment and Resources Information Days in Brussels

Registration now open

Registration is now open for the ECs Open Info Days on the last calls in the Horizon 2020 challenge „Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials“, taking place on 16-17 September 2019. The event targets applicants to the 2020 call topics in this area. It provides first-hand information on the calls as well practical information relevant for planning an application. Furthermore, you can book bilateral meetings with participants interested in the same call topics.

For information on the topics covered, you may refer to the relevant pre-published Work Programme and/or contact your NCP.

National Information Event on the ERC Synergy Grant

Learn directly form the ERC on these most Prestiguous Grants

02-09-2019, 14:15–17:30 in Bern

ERC Synergy Grants enable 2-4 top researchers with complimentary skills and knowledge to jointly address a research problem in an unprecedented way. The last Synergy Grant call under the current European framework programme for research and innovation will open in July and close in November 2019.

Join this event to find out more about these prestigious, highly attractive grants and what it takes to be competitive.

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