Seventh Switzerland-Sweden Call for R&D Project Outlines

The seventh Switzerland-Sweden Call for R&D Project Outlines

The seventh Swiss-Swedish Call for R&D Project Outlines was launched on 1 September, 2017. Deadline for submission is 19 January, 2018. For this Call, Belgium has joined as a partner country of Sweden and Switzerland, because joint networking conferences are organised in Switzerland and in Belgium in autumn 2017. Consortia participating at the present Call should integrate partners from at least 2 of the 3 countries.

Please be aware that Swiss-Swedish projects can also be submitted to the official Eurostars call on 14 September, 2017. There will be no separate SWII Call for this deadline. Consortium partners are nevertheless invited to discuss project ideas with the respective EUREKA Eurostars office before submission.

Previous SWII Calls have had a good impact providing finance to a total of 33 bilateral projects with an aggregated project value of some 43 million Euros. The outcome of the first SWII Call was a tenfold increase in Swiss-Swedish bilateral R&D projects with EUREKA and Eurostars financing. This made Switzerland and Sweden the two countries within the EUREKA network with the highest number of bilateral projects.

Aim
The aim of the SWII calls is to provide applicants:
  • partnering opportunities,
  • recommendations on suitable EUREKA funding mechanisms,
  • guidance on how to prepare a high quality proposal and
  • on how to apply for funding.

Focus
The seventh bilateral Call is open to all topics of the Swiss-Swedish Innovation Initiative (SWII), but focuses on Additive Manufacturing, Digitalisation of the Future Industry and Life Science.

Supportive Measures
In support of the seventh Call, the main matchmaking and workshop events are:

Swiss Nordic Bio, 8 February, 2017, Zürich (CH) Additive Manufacturing Networking Conference, 28 September 2017, Micro City, Neuchâtel (CH) Digitization of the Future Industry in Networking Conference, 4 October, 2017, Brussels (BE)

Detailed Information & Form for Submitting Project Outline
Detailed information about the seventh bilateral Call is found here. Project outlines within the framework of the Call can be submitted using the EUREKA Project Outline.

Swiss-Swedish outlines will be screened by SERI and VINNOVA in line with the funding rules of the EUREKA initiative (www.eurekanetwork.org). EUREKA is the leading European platform for industry-led, applied, close-to-market research. Submitting partners will be notified of the results within the shortest possible time after the submission (about 2-3 weeks). Partners with approved outlines will be recommended to submit their full applications. SERI and VINNOVA will provide support to this end.

For Further Information Contact:

The Swiss EUREKA office at SERI:
Ms. Friederike Rass (main contact), +41 58 460 58 93, friederike-dorothea.rass@sbfi.admin.ch
Ms. Colette John-Grant (EUREKA and Eurostars), +41 58 464 91 43, colette.john@sbfi.admin.ch

The Swedish EUREKA office at Vinnova:
Ms. Elisabet Nielsen (main contact), +46 8 473 31 07 elisabet.nielsen@Vinnova.se
Mr. Tero Stjernstoft (additive manufacturing), +46 8 473 32 96, tero.stjernstoft@Vinnova.se