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    The Future of Switzerland in Horizon 2020

    It is very difficult to predict the future. Nevertheless, here is a summary of what to expect.

    2016 as Seen from Brussels

    What will 2016 bring for higher education, research and innovation at European level? If it had to be reduced to two things only, they would be "open science" and "Horizon 2020 mid-term evaluation". The three priorities of the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, are "open science", "open innovation" and "open to the world". The usual lifecycle of the European Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation will of course influence this agenda.

    Face-to-Face Contact with Companies

    Gerhard Gass spent many years in leading positions in different SMEs in the food industry. He has a chemical engineering degree and a post diploma in management. He is currently the National Contact Point (NCP) SMEs at the Euresearch Head Office. In 2015, he received the Euresearch Network Award for his committed work as Head of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Switzerland from 2014 to 2015.

    Clinical Studies for New Therapies

    The open Horizon 2020 Health call, with a budget of over €900 million and deadlines in April 2016, has the goal to finance projects involving clinical studies on chronic diseases, regenerative medicine and rare diseases.


    Eawag Innovation Success Story Thank EEN Support

    To recover nutrients from urine, Dr. Kai M. Udert and his team at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) have developed a small, efficient and decentralised reactor that not only produces a fertiliser but also reduces water pollution. To scale up the number of reactors, Eawag was looking for an industrial partner.


    Euresearch Info: New Two-Month Publication Cycle

    In 2016, Euresearch Info will be published every 2 months instead of monthly.


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