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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Medienkurse für Forschende 2018

Medientrainings, Schreibchoachings und Social Media Workshops

In unseren Kursen treffen Sie auf erfahrene Journalistinnen und Spezialisten der Wissenschaftskommunikation. Im eintägigen Medientraining lernen Sie praxisnah den Umgang mit Medienschaffenden, sowie das ansprechende Auftreten und wirkungsvolle Reden vor Kamera und Mikrofon. Im zweitägigen Schreibcoaching eignen Sie sich nichtwissenschaftliche Schreibtechniken an. Die öffentlichkeitswirksame Vermittlung Ihrer Themen und Resultate steht dabei im Zentrum. Im eintägigen Social Media Workshop erfahren Sie mehr über Strategien und Präsentationsformen in den Neuen Medien.

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Brokerage Event on Horizon 2020 Security Calls

On 1 and 2 February 2018 the Security Mission Information & Innovation Group (SMI2G) is organising an event in Brussels to discuss on the upcoming 2018 Secure Societies calls of Horizon 2020.

This brokerage event provides a unique networking platform to stimulate innovative ideas and facilitate the creation of consortia. All Horizon 2020 Secure Societies topics will be represented.

The objective of SMI2G is to provide opportunities to create ideas and find partners for each open research call of the EU security research programme.

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Young scientists with revolutionary ideas wanted

Submission deadline: 30/Jan/2018

For its Annual Event on 17 April 2018 in Brussels, SwissCore is looking for four excellent young scientists (PhD candidates or 2-3 years after, from all disciplines) who are conducting research with the potential to change the world.

SwissCore is the Swiss Contact Office for European Research, Education and Innovation, co-funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation and CTI/Innosuisse.

2018 is a key year to define the future of European research and innovation. The European institutions are discussing the importance of „disruptive research and innovation“ to tackle global challenges and respond to the needs of society in the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Brokerage Event for Science with and for Society

This event takes place in Brussels on 29 January 2018. Participants will get first-hand information on upcoming Science with and for Society topics in Horizon 2020 and have the opportunity to look for consortium partners.

The brokerage event will therefore be of particular interest and relevance to members of the Science with and for Society research community who are looking for networking and funding opportunities within Horizon 2020.
This event is organised by SiS.net2, the international network of National Contact Points (NCPs) in the field of Science with and for Society in Horizon 2020 in cooperation with the European Commission.

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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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EURAXESS Conference: Integration of Refugee Scholars in Switzerland

Wednesday, 17 January, 2018, University of Zurich
Room RAA-G-01, Rämistrasse 59, 8006 Zurich

Like most European countries, Switzerland faces the challenge of integrating an increasing number of refugees into society and the labour market.

Swiss Higher Education Institutions have developed a number of initiatives aiming at the integration of refugee researchers. The recently founded Swiss section of Scholars at Risk (SAR-CH) brings the issue of integrating refugee researchers to the fore. Outside academia, interesting integration projects for refugee scholars such as Powercoders offer complementing pathways for highly qualified refugees. At European level, the EURAXESS initiative Science4Refugees has been launched by the European Commission in order to provide access to a European Research Community.

This EURAXESS conference combines an academic approach with practical examples to consider the effectiveness of specific initiatives and programmes for the integration of refugee researchers in Switzerland and beyond.

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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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Am 12. und 13. Dezember möchten wir Ihnen die Möglichkeiten der Projektlehre mit externen Kooperationspartnern vorstellen. Worauf muss geachtet werden? Welche Chancen und welchen Mehrwert bietet diese Art des Unterrichts? Welche Unterstützung können solche Projekte erhalten? Diskutieren Sie mit, bringen Sie Ihre Ideen ein, lassen Sie sich inspirieren.

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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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