The Success Stories brochure provides an overview on the Success Stories from Swiss participation in the 7th Framework Programme between 2007 and 2013. They are classified according to the 3 key objectives of the new European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation – Horizon 2020.
"In the EEN database we found exactly what we were looking for.”
"We appreciate Euresearch being a strong and trustworthy partner, giving PolyGene significant support in becoming a strong coordinator of competitive projects.”
"Partnering events are effective because I know who is there, what they are offering or looking for, and I can prepare myself accordingly.”
"The project is planned in a way that the ‘by-products’ of the development process are products that we can sell.”
Dr Jens M. Kelm
"As coordinators, we have a lot of influence on the direction of the research. Having known the partners beforehand facilitates coordination, as we had a rather clear idea on where our guidance would be most needed from the start."
Dr Walter Zingg
"The administrative and bureaucratic workload was much heavier than expected, but more than outweighed by the considerable long-term benefits the project coordination brings to our company."
Dr Sanne Jensen
"The careful choice of partners according to the cornerstones of the call was one of the keys to success in winning the competition."
Dr Carmen Sandi
“Due to the parallels between the SEMIAH project and our own developments, we saw a win-win situation that would enable us to push our own products”
"The project enables us to conduct research for two years that will lead to the development, engineering and marketing of a new product."
Dr Carolina Medrano
“The European Union is trying to involve small enterprises and promoting research not only for research’s sake but for the development of concrete applications.”
Dr Stéphane Follonier
“SMEs actually get paid for improving their business, that’s wonderful for them.”
Dr Paolo Pedrazzoli
“If we only work with Swiss partners, we may develop a system that sells only in Switzerland.”
Dr Michel Yves Haller
"EnviroGRIDS is building the capacities to assess and predict the vulnerability and sustainability of water resources in the catchment area of the Black Sea"
Dr Anthony Lehmann
"We were the ones who had the idea for the project, so we also wanted to be the ones to manage it."
Prof. Gianni D'Amato
“The administrative burden of this project is not too heavy.”
Dr Emmanuel Onillon
"We can now involve our clients in such projects and act as advisors, which is excellent for customer loyalty."
M.Sc. Maximilian Wietek
“The starting grant really allows you to do research on fundamental things.”
Prof. Dr Michael Bronstein
"What made the ERC Advanced Grant particularly interesting was that anyone having such a grant was apparently going in the right direction."
Dr Klaus Scherer
“It was the funding opportunity that provided the most long-term research horizon, and promised the most freedom and independence.”
Dr Michalis Vlachos
“The networking effects are extremely valuable to us.”
Prof. Dr Sabine Sczesny