Schlagwort: SERI – Funding Opportunities is a centralised platform showcasing scientific and technological cooperation opportunities between Switzerland and the rest of the world. Launched by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) in collaboration with Swissnex, the new platform aims to facilitate collaboration in research and innovation by providing researchers, higher education institutions and innovators with a unique overview of the most important funding instruments, calls for joint research projects, and mobility programmes.

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Five Questions, One Project: ZHAW Helps Young Swiss Companies Find Investors in Asia

In the context of the bilateral science and technology cooperation of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) with Asia, for which ETH Zurich acts as Leading House, Max Weber from the ZHAW Center for Asia Business has been asked to promote young Swiss entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia. He is developing a custom training programme to help Swiss entrepreneurs convince local investors to support their projects. In the following interview, Max Weber talks about his programme and its special characteristics. Weiterlesen

Die ZHAW erhält Forschungs-Verstärkung durch zwei ausländische Post-Docs

Das Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation SBFI vergibt jedes Jahr „Bundes-Exzellenz-Stipendien“, um herausragenden ausländischen Forschenden einen Forschungsaufenthalt in der Schweiz zu ermöglichen. „Diese Stipendien sind das perfekte Instrument, um die Kollaboration mit anderen Ländern zu stärken“, ist Maria Anisimova vom Institut für Angewandte Simulation IAS überzeugt. Sie sitzt neu als Vertretung der Fachhochschulen in der Eidgenössischen Stipendienkommission für ausländische Studierende (ESKAS), welche die Stipendienvergabe bestimmt. Auch die ZHAW selbst empfängt demnächst wieder zwei Post-Docs für einen Forschungsaufenthalt. Weiterlesen

University of Geneva – Swiss Leading House for Science & Technology Cooperation

Call for Projects – Seed Funding Grants           Deadline : 14. July 2018

This Call for Projects is designed to provide seed funding for projects between academic actors in Switzerland and Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongoliy, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

Projects may be submitted in any scientific discipline.

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Welcome to the Leading House South Asia and Iran

The ZHAW is the Leading House for research collaboration with partner institutions in South Asia and Iran. Mandated by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) in 2017, the ZHAW promotes and fosters scientific cooperation with key institutions in South Asia and Iran during the funding period 2017-2020. The South Asia region includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, with Iran as an additional country.

All scientists from Swiss federal and cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and universities of teacher education, as well as public research institutions, are eligible to apply. Calls are open for activities in all scientific disciplines and fields of research.

Detailed information about the funding instruments, modalities attached to these and how to apply for grants you will find here.

Swiss-Finnish Promotional Call for Eurostars Projects – Life Sciences

Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) and The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (tekes) are announcing a collaborative Promotional Call for project ideas of R&D performing SMEs on the topic of Life Sciences with a special focus on Bio and Medical Technologies: Drug Development, Drug Delivery, Bio Materials, Medical Device and Diagnostics.

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Horizon 2020: Associated!

Swiss National Conference – 14-03-2017, 09:00–16:30 in Bern

As of 1 January 2017 until 31 December 2020 Switzerland is associated to the entire Horizon 2020, and Swiss legal entities are automatically eligible for funding and may count towards the minimum number of participants required for a project. Euresearch and the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) organise a national information event on Horizon 2020, the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, to inform about the changes and new opportunities offered to Swiss participants.

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Reminder: Project Submissions for Participants from Switzerland

EuresearchSwiss participants in Horizon 2020 have to submit their projects as participants from associated countries and thus claim their budget from the European Commission.


Seed money call with Asian countries

ETH ZürichMandated by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), ETH Zurich is in charge of exploring and promoting scientific cooperation with key institutions in the Asia-Pacific region.

This call offers seed money projects with scientific partner institutions of the following Asian countries:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam. Weiterlesen