Hasler Stiftung is supporting Start-ups in the ICT

You Want to Found a Start-up? The Hasler Foundation has helped innovators for years in supporting their ideas with significant amounts of money. The conditions: 1. You are a startup based in Switzerland, typically out of a university. The founders have only recently completed their education, be it a PhD or a Master’s degree. 2. Your company’s offering is an innovation in ICT itself and not only an innovative application of ICT. The intellectual property rights are with your company either through a licence from the university, based on your own patents, or trade secrets thus giving you a technological USP. 3. The market potential of your offering is clear. You have a business plan on how you want to enter the market and already have a proof of concept of your technology and its application. 


„Die Schweizer Forschung braucht Europa“

Das nächste europäische Forschungsrahmenprogramm Horizon Europe beginnt 2021 und dauert sieben Jahre. Angelika Kalt, Direktorin des SNF, über die Bedeutung des Programms für die Forschung unseres Landes – und warum die Schweizer Beteiligung gefährdet ist.

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Data Repository Landscape Survey

Welcome to the survey by the SNSF and swissuniversities on the use of data repositories of the Swiss research community.

The purpose of this project is to gain a better understanding of the data sharing activities of the Swiss research community and to prepare a multi-layered overview of national and international data archives as well as their features, functioning and financial flow.

This survey contains a variable number of questions depending on your experience with data repositories. It should take approximately 20-30 minutes of your time.

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InRoad: Forschungsinfrastrukturen in Europa einheitlich planen

Gemeinsam stärker: Die europäischen Länder sollen ihre Strategien für Forschungsinfrastrukturen besser aufeinander abstimmen. Dies ist das Ziel der Aktion InRoad, die vom SNF koordiniert und geleitet wird.

Zugang zu modernsten Forschungsinfrastrukturen (FIS) ist oft Voraussetzung für herausragende Forschung. Dabei handelt es sich zum Beispiel um Hochleistungsrechner, Teilchenbeschleuniger oder vernetzte Datenarchive.

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Call for Innovation Partnership Grants with China, Japan, South Korea and the ASEAN region

Deadline: 28 February 2018
Grant sum: max. 20 kCHF
Project duration: up to 12 months

Eligible countries: China (incl. Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japan, South Korea, ASEAN member states (partner countries)

Goals and objectives
Innovation partnership grants will support the establishment of cooperation between Swiss researchers from universities, universities of applied sciences or public research institutes with non-academic innovation agents in China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japan, South Korea and member states of ASEAN. These agents can be corporates, SMEs or start-ups, innovation parks or similar entities with a focus on applied sciences or technical development. The goal of the innovation partnership grants is to initiate long-term partnerships with mutually beneficial concrete outcomes.


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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Horizon 2020 Partner Offer for Security Topics

The Federal Computing Centre of Austria is offering its expertise for Horizon 2020 topics on cybersecurity and border security.

The Federal Computing Centre of Austria – Bundesrechenzentrum (BRZ) is the main e-government partner of the federal administration in Austria. It runs one of Austria’s largest computing centres, its own parallel computing centre and ensures one of the most reliable infrastructures available. BRZ has been successfully involved in various H2020 projects.

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Horizon 2020 Information Event on Information & Communications Technology (ICT) and Future & Emerging Technologies (FET)

29-06-2017, 12:00 in Basel

Latest news about the forthcoming Work Programme; Experiences and Tips from successful applicants.

This event will inform you about the upcoming Horizon 2020 opportunities for the next three years (2018-2020) in the areas of Information & Communications Technology (ICT), and Future & Emerging Technologies (FET).

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TAP Conference 2017: 15-16 November 2017, Zürich, Switzerland

International Transport and Air Pollution Conferences have been held since 1986 in Graz (Austria), Zurich (Switzerland), Avignon, Reims, Toulouse and Lyon (France), Boulder (Colorado, USA) and Thessaloniki (Greece). After the 2016 conference in Lyon, this 22nd TAP conference will take place in Zurich (Switzerland) again. The aim of the symposium is to bring together scientists, international experts, users and policy makers to share and assess the current scientific knowledge of air pollution due to emissions from transport systems.

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Workshop zum Call für Regionalprojekte 2018

Termin: 17. März 2017, PH St. Gallen

Regionalprojekte dienen der Bündelung und Ausrichtung der IBH-Kompetenzen auf die wirtschaftlichen und gesellschaftlichen Fragen der Region wie auch der Wahrnehmung von sozialer Verantwortung für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung der Region. Regionalprojekte sollen Wissenschafts- und Praxis-Impulse zu regional relevanten Fragestellungen und Entwicklungen geben. Sie legen den Fokus auf eine hohe Gewichtung des regionalen Impacts und die Umsetzung sowie auf die Nutzbarmachung der Ergebnisse für die Bodenseeregion.

Für 2018 werden Regionalprojekte über einen Call ausgeschrieben. Weiterlesen–>