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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ECSEL – European Funding Initiative for Smart Electronics – Promotion Event 2019

Empa, CSEM and Innosuisse are jointly organising a promotion event at Empa in Dübendorf for the European funding initiative ECSEL. The event is taking place on 3 September 2019.

The Joint Technology Initiative for Electronic Components and Systems for the European Leadership (ECSEL) supports transboundary R&D projects in digitalisation, developing marketable products in the fields of micro- and nanoelectronics, system integration and intelligent systems.

Universities and industrial partners including SMEs with a potential interest in the participation in the ECSEL funding programme and its annual calls are invited to join the event to receive firsthand information and to be well prepared for the next smart systems call of ECSEL in 2020.

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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.


Swiss Open Science Action Plan: Kick-Off Forum

Thu, October 17, 2019 / 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM CEST, Forum Rolex of EPFL

The open science working group initiated by swissuniversities in 2019 aims to broaden the open access strategy and its action plan to include additional components, which are also part of Open Science. This requires direct and close cooperation with all stakeholders, and in par-ticular with the scientific community. To promote the exchange and to gather fresh, inspiring and visionary ideas, swissuniversities invites you to the Kick-Off Forum of the Swiss Open Science Action Plan 2021-2024.

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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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European R&I Funding Opportunities in Advanced Materials and Plastic

Last calls in the area of Advanced Materials and Plastics under Horizon 2020!

28-08-2019,09:30–14:30 in Fribourg

The event is designed for researchers from academia and industry and other stakeholder being involved with these subjects, interested in the upcoming calls in the field of Advanced Materials and Plastics. In the Plastics part a variety of call topics on different aspects on Plastics will be presented, contributing to the implementation of the „European Strategy for Plastics in the Circular Economy“. 

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Funding Opportunities for Your Industry 4.0 Research and Development

Registration is Open, Seats are Limited

22-08-2019,08:45–12:15 in Bern

Industry 4.0 refers to the rapid, digitally enabled transformations in the design, production, operation and service of manufacturing systems and products, providing a highly integrated value chain. The European Commission is investing €1.7 billion in Horizon 2020 for this digitisation of industry. Swiss entities, for-profit or academic, are fully eligible to participate and can get funded.

Join us to learn more about these opportunities!

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European Research and Innovation Days

24, 25 and 26 September 2019, kanal centre pompidou, Brussels, Belgium

European Research and Innovation Days is the first annual policy event of the European Commission, bringing together stakeholders to debate and shape the future research and innovation landscape.

Speakers will include ministers, commissioners, members of European Parliament, researchers, as well as surprise guests each day.

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