IHI calls 4 and 5 now open

Innovative Health Initiative (IHI) has just launched two new calls for proposals, including topics which contribute to key EU policies such as the European Green Deal and the '3Rs' goals of replacing, reducing and refining the use of animals in research.

Read the full press release here.

More specifically:

  • IHI call 4: two-stage call with topics on the 3Rs, patient-centric blood sample collection, clinical trials, and the environmental impacts of healthcare.
    to the call page incl. deadlines, call text, guide for applicants, budget etc.
  • IHI call 5: single-stage call with topics on the 3Rs, theranostics, stroke management and synthetic data.
    to the call page

Source: IHI

Basic Training on EU R&I Funding Opportunities - Introduction to Horizon Europe

Euresearch will organise an online event on 13 September 2023 about Horizon Europe, the large EU Framework Programme for research and innovation, incl. an overview of the different parts of the programme, tips to identify opportunities and on how to get started, access to funds being based in Switzerland etc.

This event targets researchers and innovators based in or with particular links to Switzerland, who are new to Horizon Europe.

Register using the following link.

Source: Euresearch

Partner Search Tools

Wondering what else to try when looking for partners, a coordinator and a consortium for a Horizon Europe Health proposal?

Check out the support tool document "How to Find Partners" designed by the Health National Contact Points.

This document aims to guide Horizon Europe applicants in finding potential partners especially under the Health Cluster of the Programme, by giving tips on “how to get noticed”, how to choose the right channels to reach the right partners, and how to advertise at best their own expertise and background for R&I cooperation.

Sources: HNN 3.0, Euresearch

Annotated Template - Information on Clinical Studies

If you are planning to prepare a Health, IHI or Cancer Mission proposal, you may need to complete the application template for Information on Clinical Trials.

To support you in this process, the Health National Contact Points have prepared an annotated version of the application template, with their recommendations and suggestions directly included in the original document "Information on Clinical Trials", published by the European Commission, version 4.2 of 1 April 2023.

  • Annotated version by NCPs: link 
  • Original version from the EC (v4.2, 1 Apr 2023): link

Sources: HNN3.0, Euresearch

Ho­ri­zon Europe Cluster 6 Events

Save the dates for the upcoming Ho­ri­zon Europe Cluster 6 Events:

  • Brokerage Event: 26 September 2023, Brussels
  • Info Days: 27-28 September 2023, hybrid event (online/Brussels)

The Cluster 6 Info Days will give potential applicants the opportunity to learn more about the upcoming funding opportunities and their specific requirements for R&I activities in "Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment".

The Brokerage Event is the perfect opportunity to find partners and start building a consortium.

Detailed information and registration link are available here.

Stay tuned: the Horizon Europe Cluster 6 2024 calls for proposals will open on 17 October 2023 with a deadline for submission end of February 2024.

Sources: EC, Euresearch

ERC Syn­ergy Grant 2024 Open Call and Info Event

The 2024 ERC Synergy Grant has recently opened, with a deadline for application set on 8 November 2023.

Researchers based in Switzerland are eligible to apply for an ERC Synergy Grant as part of a team of 2-4 PIs to address ambitious research questions (max budget € 10 million).

Euresearch will hold an online ERC-Synergy national information event on 6 September 2023. Register for this event to learn more about the principles and conditions of the Synergy Grant with the ERC-SyG call coordinator, Dr. Agnes Kulcsár, and to hear from past ERC-SyG panel members and successful applicants.

Check out the info event webpage for more details, incl. programme & registration link.

Source: Euresearch

Sup­port­ing Ma­ter­i­als for 2023 MSCA PF and DN Calls

The 2023 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (PF) and Doctoral Network (DN) calls are open for submission with the following deadlines:

  • Deadline PF: 13 September 2023
  • Deadline DN: 28 November 2023

Visit the Euresearch MSCA webpage, where you will find links to supporting materials, such as a recorded webinar, a 6-step guide to preparing an application, and the recently updated MSCA-NET Postdoctoral Fellowship Handbook.

Source: Euresearch

Register for the Medtech In­nov­a­tion Event

Are you looking for networking opportunities with the key medtech innovators?

The Medtech Innovation Event is a Swiss matchmaking event for start-ups, SMEs, service providers, investors as well as academic and global players from the medtech sector. The event will be held on 4 September 2023 at the Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne.

The detailed programme and the registration link are available on the event webpage.

Sources: Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne Ltd., Euresearch

Horizon Europe Info Days - Cluster 4

The EC will organise an online information event (11-12 October 2023) aiming to inform interested parties about the upcoming funding opportunities of the 2024 calls of Horizon Europe Cluster 4 "Digital, Industry and Space".

In addition to hearing about the call topics from EC speakers, potential applicants will also be able to ask questions during this 2-day event.

More info about the event, incl. registration link, is available here.

Sources: EC, Euresearch

ERC Work Programme 2024

The European Commission has adopted the annual Work Programme 2024 for the European Research Council (ERC), outlining the conditions, regulations, and deadlines of the ERC grants.

The new key elements are updates in the research assessment and evaluation procedure and lump sum funding in Advanced Grants.

As Switzerland remains a non-associated third country, the most relevant upcoming grant call is the ERC Synergy that opens on 12 July 2023.

The ERC Work Programme 2024 is available for download here.

Sources: ERC, Euresearch

Swiss Accelerator: Call for Proposals 2023​

After the launch of the Swiss Accelerator in 2022, Innosuisse issues the second call for projects in 2023!

Swiss SMEs and start-ups that are established on the market and demonstrate above-average innovation potential can apply for direct financial support for innovation projects within the Swiss Accelerator programme. The Swiss Accelerator is a transitional measure for Horizon Europe in 2023, approved by the Federal Council on 24 May 2023. The implementation of this measure has been entrusted to Innosuisse, funded by the Confederation.

SMEs and start-ups are required to go through a three-stage application process:

  1. Short application to be submitted through the Innosuisse online application platform - from 28 August 2023 until 09 October 2023
  2. Invitation to submit a full application based on Innosuisse’s evaluation of the short application
  3. Based on the evaluation of the full application, invitation to present the application to Innosuisse.

More information is available on the Innosuisse website.

Sources: Innosuisse, Euresearch

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