Research Integrity and Open Data event on 23 November 2017 in Bern

In this event we will discuss current tendencies on Research Integrity and Open Data. On a European level, the Framework Programme Horizon 2020 fosters these concepts in the areas Research Infrastructure and Science with and for Society. In Switzerland, Research Integrity and Open Data are important issues for institutions such as the National Science Foundation and the Academies of Arts and Sciences.

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European Process Industry Conference

The conference is taking place 19 September 2017 in Brussels. Register now, places are limited.

This conference gathers all relevant stakeholders for the European Process Industry. This event – open to all interested stakeholders – will be dedicated to picturing the future EU Process Industry and what can be implemented if appropriate investments are met.

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Public Stakeholder Consultation for Young Scientists on Horizon 2020

How do young scientists and the youth perceive Horizon 2020? Please take a minute to fill in the questionnaire of the European Commission. The results will be taken into account for the interim evaluation of the 8th Framework Programme.

Amongst others, the questions to the youth and young researchers are:

  • what is your perception on science and research in schools?
  • what are the major challenges for young researchers?
  • on which societal challenges should the EU funds focus in the future?
  • on which criteria should Horizon 2020 research funding be awarded to researchers?
  • which aspects represent potential benefits of participating in Horizon 2020?

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Cybersecurity Information Event – 16-05-2017, 13:45–18:00 in Bern

The European Cyber Security Organisation and Horizon 2020

Cybersecurity is becoming more and more important in Horizon 2020. This is evidenced by a contractual Public-Private-Partnership (cPPP) that has been signed by the European Commission and the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) in July 2016. The cPPP will trigger up to €1.8 billion of investment by 2020 and is crucial for topics on cybersecurity in Horizon 2020.

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H&W-Forschungspreis

Die Hintermann & Weber AG will  die praktische Forschung im Naturschutz fördern – nicht zuletzt auch, weil das Ökobüro in seiner Tätigkeit auf solche Erkenntnisse zurückgreift. Zum 20-jährigen Firmenbestehen hat das renommierte Reinacher Unternehmen beschlossen, einen Preis für eine herausragende, originelle und besonders praxistaugliche Arbeit zu vergeben.

Der Preis ist mit 5000 Franken dotiert und bedeutet eine Anerkennung für Forscherinnen und Forscher, deren Erkenntnisse im Natur- und Landschaftsschutz direkt umgesetzt werden können.

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Southeast Asia – Europe Joint Funding Scheme

Submission deadline: 30/06/2017           The SNSF is participating in the first call for proposals within the scope of the Southeast Asia – Europe Joint Funding Scheme.

The objective of the Joint Funding Scheme (JFS) is to bring together Southeast Asian and European researchers and innovators and allow them to collaborate on topics of mutual interest. The JFS is a scheme for pooling resources at a multilateral level to support collaborative research and innovation projects.

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Scientific Exchanges: Neues Förderungsinstrument für internationalen Austausch

Der SNF unterstützt den internationalen Austausch zwischen Forschenden und vereint die bisherigen Förderungsinstrumente Wissenschaftliche Tagungen, International Exploratory Workshops und International Short Visits neu in einem einzigen Instrument.

In den vergangenen Jahren verzeichnete der SNF eine steigende Nachfrage nach finanzieller Unterstützung von wissenschaftlichen Tagungen, International Exploratory Workshops und International Short Visits. Im letzten Jahr organisierten Forschende mit SNF-Geldern rund 260 Konferenzen und Workshops.

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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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Nutzung von Infrastrukturen darf neu verrechnet werden

Kosten für die Nutzung von zentralisierten Infrastrukturen können den SNF Beiträgen seit Anfang 2017 belastet werden.

​Der SNF hat das Beitragsreglement angepasst, um den Forschenden die Nutzung der immer wichtigeren zentralisierten Infrastrukturen (core facilities) zu erleichtern. Neu dürfen sie die Kosten für deren Benutzung ihren Förderbeiträgen belasten.

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First European Industry Day

You are invited to shape the industrial agenda of tomorrow. The event is held on 28 February 2017 in Brussels (Belgium).

Representatives of traditional and new, disruptive sectors will present their views on the future of their business. Entrepreneurs, innovators, start-ups and the tech community will share the stage with key European political leaders.

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