Something not to be missed: A one-time information event for the final year of Horizon 2020
Euresearch is your Swiss guide to the European Research and Innovation Framework Programme "Horizon 2020". After 7 years, Horizon 2020 will be replaced by a new 7-year Programme, "Horizon Europe", which will enter into force in 2021.
But there is still a lot of funding to be had in Horizon 2020 – possibilities that researchers should not miss! The aim of this key event is to inform all interested stakeholders in Switzerland about funding opportunities for the remaining year of Horizon 2020.
Health? Future and emerging technologies? ICT? SME? We have it all! With the help of various experts, our team of National Contact Points will guide you through the day. After an introduction covering the services of Euresearch, and the focus areas and cross-cutting issues within Horizon 2020, a short outlook on Horizon Europe will be given. In addition, the following themes will be discussed in parallel sessions: (1) Digitising European Industry, (2) Integrating Social Sciences and Humanities, (3) Energy Efficiency and Decarbonisation, and (4) Healthy Life, Healthy Food. These sessions will be followed by a panel discussion, offering insider views and tips from successful project coordinators.
In the afternoon, our second parallel thematic sessions will bring you closer to the European Innovation Council (EIC), the European Research Council (ERC) and the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions. The event will end with face-to-face meetings between you and your National Contact Point – a chance to have a personal discussion about EU funding possibilities specific to your needs.
We are looking forward to meeting you and answering your questions. Don't miss this opportunity. Register today!
Leonie Troxler, Communications Manager, and Nicole Wyss, National Contact Point
HORIZON 2020 NEWS
Testimonial Video from the ERAM Group
Prof. Dr Nowack leads the Environmental Risk Assessment and Management (ERAM) group at EMPA St. Gallen. Since 2008, the group has been involved in 18 EU projects. Many of the publications that originated from these projects are highly cited by other scientists. The video presents testimonials from different members of the ERAM group.
Neuromorphic Engineering Prize
The Misha Mahowald Prize recognises outstanding research projects in neuromorphic engineering with a $10 000 award. The proposed project may fall into one or more of the following categories: a neuromorphic circuit, device or system, or a neuromorphic algorithm or operating principle. The award is considered annually. Have a look. Deadline: 01.10.2019
Swiss Consultation on the Future Digital Europe Programme
The results are out: The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation held a consultation to evaluate the interest of Swiss stakeholders in the upcoming Digital Europe Programme. Starting in 2021, the programme will cover areas like high performance computing, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity.
HORIZON 2020 CALLS
ERC StG 2020 Call Open
European Research Council "Starting Grants" (ERC StG) are designed to support excellent principal investigators at the early career stage, 2-7 years after their PhD. Up to €1.5 million is available for innovative projects of up to 5 years' duration. Further information can be found in the ERC Work Programme 2020. Deadline: 16.10.2019
High Performance Computing Call Open
The European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) has published its calls for proposals, covering: 1) Innovating and Widening the HPC use and skills base, and 2) Towards Extreme Scale Technologies and Applications. Deadlines: 14.11.2019 and 14.01.2020
ERC SyG 2020 Call Open
European Research Council "Synergy Grants" (ERC SyG) enable teams of 2-4 principal investigators to pool skills, knowledge and resources in order to jointly address ambitious research problems. Up to €10 million is available for projects of up to 6 years' duration. Read more about it in the ERC Work Programme 2020. Deadline: 05.11.2019
ECSEL Information Event
The "Joint Technology Initiative for Electronic Components and Systems for 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. The event addresses industrial partners including SMEs. 03.09.2019, Dübendorf
Find Partners for European Projects
Several platforms provide support to search for partners if you want to set up or complete a research consortium. For companies in particular, it is important to know that these platforms can be used to show your interest and to be identified by others. The Enterprise Europe Network can publish your profile to increase your chances of being asked to join consortia.
Working on ICT Standards
The Horizon 2020 project "StandICT.eu" supports the participation of European experts in international standardisation activities in the field of information and communications technology (ICT), in order to reinforce the European presence in the international scene. This is implemented through a series of open calls focusing on priority ICT domains – the 8th call is now open! Deadline: 30.08.2019
Circular Economy Switzerland – Opportunities for SMEs and Industry
A rich programme of inspiring talks and discussions with national and international players in the circular economy will celebrate the official launch of the Swiss movement for a circular economy in the Romandy. It is an opportunity for all SMEs and industry to learn from concrete examples how to implement innovative and sustainable business models. 30.08.2019, Lausanne
Funding Opportunities for Industry 4.0 R&D
Are you a researcher from industry or academia working on new and innovative technologies in areas like factories of the future, digitising industry and cybersecurity? Join us at this unique event! We will give you an overview of European Commission-funded Industry 4.0 topics under Horizon 2020. Registration is open, seats are limited. Don’t miss out! 22.08.2019, Bern
Information and Communication Technologies Event
Researchers from academia and industry will receive an overview on Horizon 2020 research funding opportunities in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT). Successful applicants will give insights into running projects. Do not miss this chance to prepare your ICT application for 2020. 12.09.2019, Basel
Applicants Training for the last MSCA-ITN Call!
On 12 September 2019, the last Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN) call in Horizon 2020 will open with the biggest budget ever of €530 million. To support you with your application, we are offering a one-day workshop. You will do exercises using a successful proposal and learn from an experienced coordinator. Register now! 16.10.2019, Bern
Save the Date: Societal Challenge 6 Brokerage Event
Are you interested in topics on migration, societal transformation, or governance? If so, then this event may be of interest to you. Participants will have the unique opportunity to join pre-arranged meetings with potential partners in order to identify possible collaborators for Horizon 2020 projects. 12.-13.11.2019, Bratislava
Webinar on Nagoya Protocol
Learn how to implement the Nagoya Protocol in research projects, with a special focus on Horizon 2020! Open to all interested stakeholders, this webinar is being jointly organised by the "BioHorizon" project, and 2 other National Contact Point projects, "HNN2.0" and "NCPs CaRE". Registration is mandatory and places are limited. 27.09.2019, Webinar
Security Research Event
This annual event will gather 400 participants and is of relevance to all stakeholders interested in European civil security research. It consists of both a conference and an exhibition. The conference focuses on synergies between funding schemes and market uptake. The exhibition involves 15 projects that have received funding under Horizon 2020. Don't miss this opportunity! 06.-07.11.2019, Helsinki
QuantERA Mid-term Strategic Conference
"QuantERA" is a network of 31 organisations in 26 countries, supporting research projects in the field of quantum technologies. This event will be dedicated to the presentation and mid-term evaluation of the QuantERA-funded projects, as well as to discussions among the quantum community, research funders and policy makers. 13.-14.11.2019, Granada