The Nano-Tera initiative aims to bring Switzerland to the forefront of a new technological revolution: using engineering and information technology to improve health and security, and to broaden the management of energy and the environment. Submission deadline for the 2013 call is June 17, 2013.
This call covers three main research areas: wearable and implantable systems, ambient and environment systems, as well as energy systems. Due to the availability of various funding sources for Energy in Switzerland, it is recommended that any energy related proposal be linked to health and environment issues. These application areas intersect a set of basic engineering technologies, namely nano electronic devices and circuits; nano/micro electro mechanical systems and sensors; software and systems; communications.
The submission deadline for RTD projects is June 17th, 2013.
The call is also open for Nano-Tera Focused (NTF) projects as well as Education & Dissemination (ED) activities, with regular deadlines as indicated in the call document.
Background on nano-tera
The Nano-Tera.CH (NTCH) initiative aims at bringing Switzerland to the forefront of a new technological revolution driving engineering and information technology for health and security of humans and the environment in the 21st century.
The goals are, for example, to detect in real time different health risks and conditions through body-integrated bio probing, to reveal security risks through smart buildings and environments, to save energy through ambient sensing, and to detect and monitor environmental hazards such as floods and avalanches from inaccessible positions on earth.
The proposed strategy includes the convergence of both advanced R&D on micro/nano electrical/mechanical components and on tera-scale systems, which integrate and network different (nano) elements to achieve both local and global processing of extremely large (tera) amount of data.
Four areas of research to which Nano-Tera is particularly devoted: