Universal Biotech Innovation Prize

3 prizes are awarded:

  • Biotech Prize 2018
  • Medtech Prize 2018
  • Digitech Prize 2018

Submit your application from February 5th on our platform: Open Innovation Access

For 8 years, the Innovation Prize rewards project holders in the field of Healthcare (Biotech, Medtech, Digitech). Open to young start-ups (< 8 years old) and academic laboratories, this competition became a main Life Science event, involving 31 countries and 262 participants in 2017.

Once the selection process over, a laureate will be chosen among each of the following technological domains related to the healthcare industry: Biotech’s Innovation Prize, Medtech’s Innovation Prize and Digitech’s Innovation Prize.

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JPIAMR sucht neue Wirkstoffe und Therapien gegen antbiotikaresistente Mikroben

Eingabefrist: 07.03.2018

Mit der neuen Ausschreibung der Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) sollen internationale Projekte für neue Wirkstoffe und Therapien gefördert werden.

Das Nationale Forschungsprogramm „Antimikrobielle Resistenz“ (NFP 72) fördert mit 600’000 Euro die Teilnahme an der europäischen Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR). Schweizer Projektpartner können sich an internationalen Projekten beteiligen, um neue Wirkstoffe und neue Therapien gegen Bakterien zu entwickeln, die gegen Antibiotika resistent sind. Die Projektteams sollen sich aus drei bis sechs Partnern aus den 16 teilnehmenden Länder zusammensetzen. Dafür stehen insgesamt 600‘000 Euro zur Verfügung. Für erfolgreiche Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer aus der Schweiz gelten die allgemeinen Regeln und Richtlinien des NFP 72.

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5th edition of STIL – 1st of March, 2018

Located at the SwissTech Convention Center recently inaugurated on the EPFL campus, the salon offers 3700 m2 of space for its exhibitors and desires to be accessible to broad public. It is an opportunity for exchanges and horizons between exhibitors, speakers and visitors on the theme of new technologies. The 10’536 students on campus constitute first hand public for the exhibitors.

Strong, from the success of the last three editions, the STIL will come back on the 1st of March, 2018 with more ambitious objectives. It will expose recent breakthroughs answering current challenges.
The purpose of the day is to give an interesting and playful way for the visitors to discover the technologies of the different laboratories and enterprises.

Our salon is a space for dialogue and exchanges around innovation and technology, and also entrepreneurship. The STIL is opened to all public and allows to unite engineers, technologiy enthusiasts, and people simply eager to learn more on technological advances. Its exceptional location will reunite numerous curious people who came specially to discover to technological tendencies of the coming years.

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Welcome to the Leading House South Asia and Iran

The ZHAW is the Leading House for research collaboration with partner institutions in South Asia and Iran. Mandated by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) in 2017, the ZHAW promotes and fosters scientific cooperation with key institutions in South Asia and Iran during the funding period 2017-2020. The South Asia region includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, with Iran as an additional country.

All scientists from Swiss federal and cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and universities of teacher education, as well as public research institutions, are eligible to apply. Calls are open for activities in all scientific disciplines and fields of research.

Detailed information about the funding instruments, modalities attached to these and how to apply for grants you will find here.

Swiss Nordic Bio 2018

08-02-2018, 08:00–15:21 in Zürich

The Swiss Nordic Bio 2018 is organised by the Nordic countries in cooperation with Swiss partners. During this high-level partnering and investor conference, Swiss and Nordic biotech and pharmaceutical companies as well as investors meet in one-to-one meetings and present themselves in plenum.

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Conference „TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE“ in Zurich – January 22, 2018

January 22, 2018 | 9am – 6pm Technopark Zurich, Switzerland

Life Science Zurich Impact clearly focuses on early stage projects in pharma, biotech and medtech. The conference concentrates on the fields of cancer, immunology & infection, neurosciences and enabling technologies

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Smart Ageing Prize

A Challenge Prize by the AAL Association for products and services that use innovative digital technologies to support older people to participate fully in social life.


The Problem

Older people are more at risk of social isolation than the general population

Evidence suggests that supporting older people to participate fully in social life will help them to remain active and healthy for longer into later life.

At the same time, reducing social isolation requires meaningful engagements and social
experiences. A key value proposition of ICT is its ability to connect people and communities. Digital technologies can therefore act as a broker for social experiences that are stimulating and improve wellbeing.

There is a need for digital products and services targeting the 65-plus market segments that facilitate real world interactions to improve quality of life, and are designed and promoted appropriately for the aspirations of these consumer groups.

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Horizon 2020 – Webinar on the Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) of the MSCA

12-12-2017, 10:00–11:00 in Bern

Horizon 2020 – Webinar on the Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) of the MSCA

Interested in receiving information on the MSCA-RISE-2018 call and basics of proposal writing?
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) offers exchanges of staff members involved in research and innovation to develop sustainable collaborative projects and transfer of knowledge.

The MSCA-RISE-2018 call for proposals is open from 22 November 2017 with a deadline on 21 March 2018. 

International networks of research organisations from both academic and non-academic sector can apply. Exchanges of researchers, technical, administrative and managerial staff of any nationality and at all career levels can be funded.

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Lunch and Learn Science Booster an der ZHAW – 31. Jan. 2018

Die Crowdfunding Plattform «wemakeit» verfügt neu über einen Science Booster Kanal. Die ZHAW begrüsst diese Initiative, welche unkonventionelle Unterstützung für innovative Forschungsideen verspricht.

«wemakeit» ist die grösste Crowdfunding-Plattform in der Schweiz. Mirko Bischofberger sagt: «Crowdfunding enables young and curious minds to formulate their scientific ideas, explain them to a broader audience and thus reach out of the ivory tower.» Er wird mit uns darüber diskutieren, wie der Science Booster Crowdfunding als Instrument zur Unterstützung von Forschenden genutzt werden kann und wie es der Gesellschaft, die Gelegenheit eröffnet, die wissenschaftlichen Projekte zu wählen, welche sie für unterstützenswert halten. Diese Präsentation wird durch die Stabsstelle Strategische Partnerschaften des Departements Angewandte Linguistik in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Ressort Forschung der ZHAW organisiert.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie RISE Action Opens Today!

The Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) scheme promotes international and inter-sector collaboration through research and innovation staff exchanges.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) offers exchanges of staff members involved in research and innovation to develop sustainable collaborative projects and transfer of knowledge. The RISE funding scheme is bottom-up, meaning there are no topics predefined by the European Commission. RISE projects are carried out within the framework of a consortium involving 3 or more partners.

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