Switzerland can participate on an equal footing in a vast number of European research and innovation projects
Are you active in research and/or innovation in the private or public sector? Do you want to learn from others? Do you have expertise to offer? Are you interested in participating in an EU-funded project together with international partners?
If the answer is "yes", then you should absolutely have a closer look at the possibilities that the EU Framework Programme “Horizon 2020” has to offer.
Opportunities Horizon 2020 is a large programme dedicated to research and innovation that runs until 2020. It offers a multitude of opportunities for fully bottom-up projects (e.g., ERC, SME Instrument) or top-down activities in thematic areas (e.g., ICT, health, energy, nanotechnologies). Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can apply for collaborative projects with a consortium or submit a project alone under the SME Instrument. Swiss SMEs have been very successful in the latter, with 22 of 70 proposals funded in the last call.
Interested? Which calls are open or expected? How can I join a consortium or build one myself? How should I organise and submit my proposal? Ask Euresearch! Our local experts and thematic specialists are here to help, free of charge.
Peter Erni, Director Euresearch
HORIZON 2020 NEWS
MSCA Video Success Stories
Video Success Stories for 4 different Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (IF, ITN, COFUND, RISE) are available on the EU project "Net4Mobility" YouTube channel. The Success Stories are outcomes of this 3-year project, coordinated by Euresearch, which aims to facilitate transnational cooperation between the National Contact Points (NCPs) of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions.
Webinar: IP in EU-funded Projects Horizon 2020
How should you properly deal with intellectual property (IP) issues? The European IPR Helpdesk is offering a webinar to teach you about common pitfalls and IP challenges in EU-funded research and innovation projects (FP7/Horizon 2020). Registration opens on 20 March 2018. 11.04.2018, online
HORIZON 2020 CALLS
Research Infrastructures Call Deadline Postponed
The call opening for the topic "Support to the EOSC Governance" (INFRAEOSC-05-2018-2019) has been postponed to 08.02.2018. The call deadline has also been postponed from 22.03.2018 to 19.06.2018.
Find all the Horizon 2020 Calls on the Euresearch Website
All the open and expected Horizon 2020 calls can be found on our website, along with the current Work Programmes and a link to the official website of the European Commission (Participant Portal). Contact Euresearch if you have any questions.
List of SME Instrument Evaluators in 2016 Published!
Evaluators are selected from a pool of around 1500 people. The vast majority (over 75%) come from the private sector. In total, almost 60 different nationalities are represented, with around 10% of evaluators coming from non-EU countries, including the USA, Canada and Brazil.
Shape your Skills with the SME Instrument Academy
The SME Instrument Academy is planning 7 new Academy sessions in various European cities between February and April. These workshops enable you to learn from experts in order to build on your skills and knowledge. Check out the new dates and join a session.
Horizon 2020 – Collaborative Project Management
This event will provide information on the management of Horizon 2020 collaborative projects. Presentations will focus on the key management points to take into account during the post-award lifetime of a project. 06.02.2018, Geneva
Active and Assisted Living Programme (AAL) Info Day
The 2018 AAL Call Info Day, followed by the Consortium Building Seminar, will take place in Brussels. Do not miss the opportunity to learn more about this new funding opportunity, while meeting potential project partners. Register now! 31.01.2018 & 01.02.2018, Brussels
Successful R&I in Europe 2018 - 9th European Networking Event
European researchers and entrepreneurs are invited to this conference to find new research and innovation partners for Horizon 2020 projects. The event especially addresses universities, research institutes and small- and medium-sized enterprises. 15-16.03.2018, Düsseldorf