Horizon 2020 supports talent acquisition in companies and non-academic organisations
With a budget of €8 million for companies and non-academic organisations, the "Society & Enterprise Panel" of the MSCA Individual Fellowships represents a concrete solution to boost competitiveness and growth in a win-win situation for experienced researchers and employers.
The Society & Enterprise Panel within the Individual Fellowship of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions enables SMEs, large companies, government bodies and NGOs to hire experienced researchers and boost their R&D projects. Researchers can be of any nationality and age but should hold a PhD or have at least 4 years of research experience.
The Individual Fellowship aims to promote career development through training and research. Funding is provided towards both the researcher and institutional costs of a project of up to 2 years' duration.
Mobility is the only condition: fellows cannot be hired in the same country in which they have spent more than 3 years in the past 5 years. With a lean proposal (10 pages) and no restriction in the R&D field chosen, it is an attractive type of fellowship and the success rate for the last calls was very high (~30%).
Learn more at one of our info events in Zurich (23 May), Lausanne (1 June) or Bern (13 June) and get ready to apply by 12 September 2018.
Eva Servoli, Euresearch Company Advisor
HORIZON 2020 NEWS
Maximising the Impact of your Project
There is still some confusion about what the terms communication, dissemination and exploitation in Horizon 2020 really mean. A new document from the IPR Helpdesk explains the difference and will help you increase the impact of your Horizon 2020 project.
How do EU Framework Programmes evolve?
Over the past 35 years, the European Union institutions have adopted 8 Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation. In 2018, a new cycle will start for the adoption of the 9th Framework Programme (FP9), to be effective by 2020.
Why should you consider the ERC Proof of Concept Grant?
Maybe because you want to explore the commercial or societal potential of your ERC project. Maybe because Switzerland is one of the most successful countries in obtaining this type of grant, with a success rate of 51%. Interested? Check out this link.
Our Support for your MSCA IF Proposal
From 15 May, our online tutorial and annotated guide for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship will be available for candidates with a future host institution in Switzerland or for Swiss-based applicants. More details and useful documents can be found on our MSCA page.
HORIZON 2020 CALLS
New Clean Sky Call for Proposals
The 8th Call for Proposals [CfP08] has now been published on the Participant Portal, with a deadline of 12 July 2018. An infoday dedicated to this call is being organised in Brussels on 22 May. Participants will be able to address specific questions directly to the EU project officers and topic leaders.
Early Warning for Epidemics
The European Commission has launched a €5 million prize to find the best solution for an early warning system for vector-borne diseases. The prize will be awarded for the development of a scalable, reliable and cost-effective prototype using Earth observation data and other kinds of geo-located data.
Helping Ambitious SMEs Innovate and Grow Internationally
The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) supports small- and medium-sized enterprises in working with other businesses in countries within and outside Europe, and in implementing innovation and research projects. Moreover, EEN offers an integrated, personal brokerage service that provides access to new European markets and partners.
Awesome 32% Success Rate for Swiss Companies in the SME Instrument
In the February round of the SME Instrument Phase 1, a total of 22 Swiss SMEs secured funding. The overall Swiss success rate is very high, since these 22 successful projects were part of a total of 69 submitted proposals, bringing the Swiss success rate in this cut-off to an unprecedented 32%.
International Event on Space Opportunities in Horizon 2020
Join this event to get first-hand information on the next Horizon 2020 Space Call. Discover opportunities, meet potential partners and develop ideas for your future project! 20.06.2018, Zurich
Governance and Democracy in H2020
This event provides information on upcoming Horizon 2020 research opportunities in the fields of governance and democracy, with the main focus on Societal Challenge 6 "Europe in a Changing World". 12.06.2018, Bern
Training for Newcomers
This Euresearch event gives newcomers a general overview of European opportunities for research, development and innovation. Participants will learn how to obtain competent advice if they are interested in submitting a proposal. 24.05.2018, Bern
Info Day - 2019 Calls in Societal Challenge 5
The European Commission will inform about the upcoming calls in Societal Challenge 5 "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials". In addition to receiving first-hand information on upcoming funding opportunities, participants have the chance to discuss their proposal plans in pre-arranged meetings. If you are interested in any of the call topics, mark your agenda! 11-12.09.2018, Brussels
Info Day - Implementing the Human Resources Strategy
This event addresses beneficiaries and potential applicants of Horizon 2020 projects who have to comply with Article 32 stipulating the need to take measures to implement the European Charter and Code (C&C) for the benefit of all researchers and their institutions. It will also bring up issues related to skills and talent management in an open science environment. 02.10.2018, Brussels