ERC advanced grants: 2024 call opened and Swiss participants eligible to apply

The ERC has just opened its 2024 call for advanced grants with a proposal submission deadline of 29 Aug 2024. 

It's great to see that now also Swiss-based researchers are eligible to apply.

Researchers of all career stages who have a track-record of significant research achievements and are leaders in their field may apply for this 5-year grant with a budget of up to EUR 2.5 million.

SCIPROM will be happy to support you in your proposal preparation. 

IHI Just Published the Draft Topics of Call 8

Call 8 from the Innovative Health Initiative (IHI) will cover heart disease in cities, osteoarthritis and big data, regulatory sandboxes for breakthrough innovation, and clinical study endpoints from digital health technologies.

The following topics are under consideration for inclusion in IHI call 8, a two-stage call which will be launched in the coming months:

- A city-based approach to reducing cardiovascular mortality in Europe
- Ovel endpoints for osteoarthritis (OA) by applying big data analytics
- Modelling regulatory sandbox mechanisms and enabling their deployment to support breakthrough innovation
- Patient-centred clinical-study endpoints derived using digital health technologies

Detailed information can be found here

Feedback Opportunity for the Work Programme 2025 of Horizon Europe

The European Commission opened a feedback opportunity for the development of the 2025 Work Programme of Horizon Europe

The feedback opportunity is open for 3 weeks from 15 April and closes on 6 May 2024 midday, CET.

You can contribute for multiple Destinations and/or Missions within the following topics:
- 6 Horizon Europe clusters
- Research Infrastructure
- European Innovation Ecosystem
- 5 EU Missions and cross cutting activities
- New European Bauhaus facility

FirstTo6G is now online

Our new project FirstTo6G started on 1 Jan 2024 and will develop Fourier-Domain TRx solutions enabling widespread realisation of 6G! For more information, visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn !

Inside the Better-B hive

Would you like to learn more about resilient beekeeping? Watch our Better-B introductory video series “Inside the Better-B hive” which we have launched today with this first video. Stay tuned, there will be a new video twice a week. Enjoy!

Ho­ri­zon Europe Health Op­por­tun­it­ies - Info Event

If you are looking for funding opportunities for collaborative R&I projects in the area of Health, Biotech, Medtech and Healthcare Industry, this online event will inform about the upcoming calls, with topics ranging from immunotherapies and rare diseases to digital health.

Info Event: 7 November 2023, full online organised by Euresearch

The detailed agenda and registration link are available on the Euresearch website

Participation is free of charge but registration is mandatory.

Source: Euresearch

Extension to deadlines for ERC grant applications

The closing dates of the ERC Starting and Synergy Grants calls have been postponed due to the situation in the Middle East:

  • ERC Starting Grant call: from 24 October to 7 November 2023;
  • ERC Synergy Grant call: from 8 to 15 November 2023.

More info on the ERC website.

Sources: ERC, Euresearch

Launch of the Horizon Europe Cluster 6 Calls for 2024

The calls on Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6) have just been launched today.

75 topics are proposed within the thematic areas of food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture, and environment: explore the topics using this link.

Swiss entities are eligible for participation as Associated Partners and if succesful will be funded by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI).

Sources: EC, Euresearch

SCIPROM turns 18

Many thanks for 18 years of collaboration!

SCIPROM turns 18

Endlich erwachsen, enfin adulte, finally grown up: SCIPROM turns 18!

Widening National Information Event

Widening calls in Horizon Europe are designed to fund research and networking, with the specific aim of improving the research & innovation output of the "widening countries": Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

If you have collaborations with any of these countries, or if you would like to, register for this online event co-organised by EU GrantsAccess and Euresearch on 8 November 2023. The basics of the Widening schemes, possibilities for participation, tips for finding partners etc. will be covered during this event.

Check out the event webpage for more info about the agenda and registration link.

Sources: EU GrantsAccess, Euresearch

MSCA Call for Staff Ex­change Pro­pos­als now o

The Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) “Staff Exchanges” call funds secondments of research and innovation staff across countries and sectors. It involves organisations from the academic and non-academic sectors (including SMEs) from across the globe.

The call for proposals has just been launched today, with a deadline for submission set on 28 February 2024. More info on the call topic available here.

Swiss-based institutions can participate as Associated Partners and host secondments with EU funding as well as having researchers seconded with national funding. If you want to lear more about this funding opportunity, register for the MSCA On­line In­form­ation Event on Staff Ex­changes organised by Euresearch on 31 October 2023.

Sources: MSCA, Euresearch

Information Event on Horizon Europe Health Opportunities

If you are looking for funding opportunities for collaborative research and innovation projects in the area of Health, register for this online event organised by Euresearch on 7 November 2023.

The event will focus on the health-related opportunities in Horizon Europe, including Health Partnerships and the Cancer Mission. A variety of interesting topics are available for the call, from immunotherapies and rare diseases to digital health.

Check out the event webpage for more info about the agenda and registration link.

Source: Euresearch

EIT Health Sum­mit 2024: save the date

Policymakers, start-ups, investors, educators, healthcare professionals and others will join forces at the 2024 European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Health Summit (18-19 April 2024, Rotterdam).

Over 2 days, participants will have the opportunity to meet with industry leaders outside of their existing network, opening doors for potential new collaborations and gaining visibility for their work.

Save the date and stay tuned for more info about the programme!

Source: EIT

Ho­ri­zon Europe Info Days on Cluster 4

Registration is still open for the Ho­ri­zon Europe Info Days on Cluster 4 “Digital, Industry and Space”!

The European Commission is organising an online info event on 11-12 October 2023, to inform interested parties about the upcoming funding opportunities of the 2024 Horizon Europe calls in Cluster 4 “Digital, Industry and Space”.

In addition to hearing about the call topics from EC speakers, potential applicants will be able to ask questions during this two-day event.

Registration is free but mandatory using this link.

Sources: EC, Euresearch

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