Announcement - Eighth Switzerland-Sweden Call for R&D Project Outlines

The eighth Swiss-Swedish Call for R&D Project Outlines is now open and can be found here. 
Deadline for submission is 30 November 2018. Consortia participating in the call should integrate partners from both Switzerland and Sweden.

Consortium partners are invited to discuss project ideas with the respective EUREKA Eurostars office before submission.

Previous SWII calls have had a good impact providing finance to, in total, 34 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 Guidance on how to apply for funding.

Focus
The eighth bilateral call is open to all topics of the Swiss-Swedish Innovation Initiative (SWII), but focuses on Additive Manufacturing and Lightweight Technologies.

Supportive measures
In support of the eighth call, the main matchmaking and workshop events are:
Additive Manufacturing & Lightweight Technology Networking Conference, September 2018 in Switzerland and Swiss Nordic Bio, February 2019 in Switzerland. 

Detailed information & form for submitting project outline
Detailed information about the 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, the respective Swiss and Swedish national organizations in charge of funding, 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 the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI):
Ms. Colette John-Grant (EUREKA and Eurostars), +41 58 464 91 43, colette.john@sbfi.admin.ch

The Swedish EUREKA office at Vinnova:
Mr. Tero Stjernstoft (additive manufacturing), +46 8 473 32 96, tero.stjernstoft@Vinnova.se