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7 March 2017
 
Horizon 2020: main open calls for proposals

SME INSTRUMENT

The Horizon 2020 SME Instrument promotes SMEs’ innovation activities from concept to market. The SME instrument addresses the financing needs of internationally oriented SMEs, in implementing high-risk and high-potential innovation ideas. It aims at supporting projects with a European dimension that lead to major changes in how business is done. It will assist innovative SMEs to shape new markets, create growth, and achieve high return on investment.

Several open calls are now open under this funding scheme, with different cut-off dates.

For further information, please contact Mr. Geraud Guilloud.

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CYBERSECURITY

Under the Societal Challenges Pillar of Horizon 2020 there are three open calls in Cybersecurity.

The Cybersecurity PPP will help to align the demand and supply sectors for cybersecurity products while also seeking synergies to develop common, sector-neutral technological building blocks with maximum replication potential e.g. encrypted storage and processing, secured communication, etc.

For further information, please contact Mr. Geraud Guilloud.

Submission deadline: 25 April 2017; 24 August 2017

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SESAR JOINT UNDERTAKING: AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

The mission of the SESAR Joint Undertaking is to develop a modernized air traffic management system for Europe, which will prevent crippling congestion of the European sky and reduce the environmental impact of air transport.
Several calls for projects are now open.

For further information, please contact Mr. Geraud Guilloud.

Submission deadline: 11 May 2017

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ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS AND SYSTEMS FOR EUROPEAN LEADERSHIP (ECSEL)

The Joint Undertaking ECSEL is a partnership between the private and the public sectors for advancing the state-of-the art in electronic components and systems. ECSEL has opened two concurrent calls:

  • For Innovation Actions (IA)
  • For Research and Innovation Actions (RIA)

For further information, please contact Mr. Geraud Guilloud.

Submission deadline: 11 May 2017

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SECURITY OPEN CALLS

Under the Societal Challenges Pillar of Horizon 2020 several calls are now open in the field of security. Please visit the open calls webpage for further details.

For further information, please contact Mr. Geraud Guilloud.

Submission deadline: 24 August 2017

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CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION

Under the Societal Challenges Pillar of Horizon 2020 the 2017 Call “Critical Infrastructure protection” is now open. Proposals should focus on one of the following critical infrastructures: Communication infrastructure, Health Services, Financial Services.

For further information, please contact Mr. Geraud Guilloud.

Submission deadline: 24 August 2017

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Swiss funding opportunities: open calls for proposals

SNSF R'EQUIP

The SNSF awards R’Equip grants in all scientific disciplines for the acquisition, modernization and development of large-scale research equipment. The scheme addresses researchers in Switzerland who need high-quality, innovative apparatuses for their research work.

For further information, please contact Prof. Benedetto Lepori.

Submission deadline: 15 May 2017

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SNSF SINERGIA

Sinergia promotes interdisciplinary collaboration between two to four research groups whose project involves breakthrough research.

Sinergia projects may last from one to four years. A maximum amount of CHF 3.2 million may be requested.

For further information, please contact Prof. Benedetto Lepori.

Submission deadline: 1 June 2017

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SNSF R4D PROGRAMME

The third thematically open call for the r4d programme supports research on global issues in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Global issues are understood as issues that have common causes and require common solutions that go beyond national borders. These global issues should be examined with a particular focus on the nexus and trade-offs of the sustainable development goals. Accordingly, the research questions of the projects should investigate synergies and dilemmas that exist in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and produce transformative knowledge that will suggest development pathways to reduced poverty and increased sustainability.

For further information, please contact Prof. Benedetto Lepori.

Submission deadline: 12 June 2016

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GEBERT RüF STIFTUNG - BREF "BRüCKENSCHLäGE MIT ERFOLG"

Under the banner of BREF Gebert Rüf Stiftung promotes model research and development projects that play a part in enhancing the potential of Swiss universities of applied sciences as R&D partners.

The annual calls for projects are aimed at members of universities of applied science who develop strong ideas that can also serve as models for new and promising cooperation ventures with partners from business and society.

2017 is the last time that the programme is launched with the thematic focus on social innovation.

For further information, please contact us.

Submission deadline: 13 August 2017

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International calls for proposals

COST - EUROPEAN COOPERATION IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

COST promotes Europe-wide scientific cooperation and coordination between various national research activities. It operates by means of networks, known as COST Actions.

The aim of the SNSF call is to support young researchers (PhD/doctorate and postdocs, or researchers with comparable qualifications) who wish to participate in a COST Action to boost scientific cooperation and develop extensive networks across Europe. Applicants must hold a doctorate and have two years of additional research experience.

For further information, please contact Ms. Martina Pestoni.

Submission deadline: 13 May 2017

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ACTIVE AND ASSISTED LIVING (AAL)

The AAL call “AAL Packages / Integrated Solutions. Packages integrating different solutions based on ICT to support active, healthy and independent living of older adults” is now open.
The mission of AAL is to enhance the quality of like of older people and strengthen the industrial base in Europe through the use of ICT.

For further information, please contact Mr. Geraud Guilloud.

Submission deadline: 24 May 2017

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ESPON APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECTS

The ESPON 2020 Programme aims at promoting and fostering a European territorial dimension in development and cooperation by providing evidence, knowledge transfer and policy learning to public authorities and other policy actors at all levels.

ESPON will launch a round of 7 applied research projects soon.

For further information, please contact Prof. Benedetto Lepori.

Submission deadline: 23 June 2017

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Important Calls

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31 March 2017

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1 May 2017

19 June 2017

 

Events

14 March 2017

Bern

20 March 2017

Western Switzerland

28 March 2017

Bern

31 March 2017

Lausanne

16 May 2017

Bern

15 May 2017

Malta

23 June 2017

Malta