Conferences - Seminars

30MAR
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  14:00-17:00 La Forge, bâtiment C, EPFL Innovation Park

La Forge et ses entrepreneurs se réjouissent de vous accueillir à leur 7ème Demo Day! Une occasion unique de rencontrer les start-ups de La Forge, de découvrir leurs produits/services passionnants et d'échanger avec les Fondateurs! Inscrivez-vous via ce formulaire Agenda 14.00: Doors opening 14.15 – 17.00: Open presentations and Q&A (Conference room); in parallel, connect ... Read more about "Demo Day - La Forge"
31MAR
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  12:00-13:30 EPFL, ODY 4.03, VIP Room

"Modelling the 'Visitors to Rome'-effect: Reputation-building in Anglo-Saxon buyout funds in Japan" Stereotypes pose a major challenge to agents entering a foreign market. For overcoming stereotype, visitor agents may decide to emulate domestic behavior. We develop a simple model of reputation building in transactions with revealed identities and show that such tendency may even imply ... Read more about "Seminar by Dr. Georg Blind, University of Zurich"
04APR
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  12:00-13:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

We construct a dynamic currency trading strategy that earns a remarkable out-of-sample Sharpe ratio of 1.04 before and 0.78 after transaction costs. It substantially outperforms other popular carry trade strategies in terms of Sharpe ratio, skewness, kurtosis, maximum drawdown, expected recovery time, and percentage of positive returns. Popular factor pricing models in international finance do ... Read more about "Optimal Factor Strategy in FX Markets"
By Thomas MAURER (Washington University in St. Louis)
28APR
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By Jianqing FAN (Princeton)
28APR
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  12:00-13:30 EPFL, ODY -1.0019.2

"The Oscar goes to...: Peer pressure, innovation competition, and takeovers" Abstract In this paper, we examine how firms react to their competitors’ highly publicized achievements in product innovations. We use the renowned annual R&D 100 Award granted by R&D Magazine since 1965, which has come to be known as the “Oscar of Innovation”, to measure ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Po-Hsuan Hsu, University of Hong Kong"
05MAY
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By Guillaume ROCHETEAU (University of California at Irvine)
09MAY
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  12:00-13:30 EPFL, ODY 4.03, VIP Room

"Framing the Double Bottom Line: Social Enterprises and the Efficiency of Impact Investing Portfolios" Abstract The "impact investing" approach seeks both financial returns and positive impact on society. Impact investing portfolios frequently include investment in social enterprises that achieve a combination of financial and social returns. We investigate behavioral aspects of these choices: given the ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Matthew Lee, INSEAD"
12MAY
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By Annette VISSING-JORGENSEN (Berkeley Haas)
19MAY
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By Stijn VAN NIEUWERBURGH (NYU Stern)
19MAY
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  12:00-13:30 EPFL, ODY 4.03, VIP Room

"Network Formation with Local Complements and Global Substitutes: The Case of R&D" Abstract In this paper we introduce a stochastic network formation model where agents choose both actions and links. Neighbors in the network benefit from each other’s action levels through local complementarities and there exists a global interaction effect reflecting a strategic substitutability in ... Read more about "Seminar by Dr. Michael König, University of Zurich"
24MAY
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By Guofu ZHOU (Washington University)
24MAY
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  12:00-13:30 EPFL, ODY 4.03, VIP Room

"Technology-focused Acquisitions: Performance and Functionality as Differentiators" Abstract The acquisition of high-tech startups is of increasing importance for incumbents as a path of technology sourcing. Combining qualitative and quantitative research we introduce a novel categorization of such acquisitions based on how the startup’s technology relates to the acquirer’s existing products. Specifically, we distinguish between acquisitions ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Joachim Henkel, Technische Universität München"
02JUN
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By David BATES (Iowa University)
09JUN
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By Kent DANIEL (Columbia University)

Thesis defenses

Miscellaneous

25APR
  15:00-17:30 BC420

The Doctoral School, the Study Programs Promotion Department and the Student Affairs Service are delighted to invite all newly enrolled PhD students for this gathering in order to meet and talk about all services available for them on the campus. At 3pm, we will meet in room BC 420. Prof. Pierre Vandergheynst, Vice-President for Education, ... Read more about "PhD Welcome Event"
By Pierre Vandergheynst, Vice-president for Education, and representatives of other services ...
04MAY
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  09:00-12:30 CEDE

What technologies are available at EPFL to teachers to support learning? How can they be used to provide additional learning resources for students? How can they be used to provide feedback on student learning to teachers and to students? Read more about "Effective ICT"

Internal trainings

22FEB
10APR
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  17:15-21:00

Startup Essentials by venturelab is a series of workshops covering the know-how and tools required to accelerate the development of your project. Our workshops are based on a mission and challenge approach to enhance the validation and execution of your business case. Located at top academic institutions (EPFL, ETHZ), Startup Essentials are open to master ... Read more about "Startup Acceleration Workshops"
30MAR
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Fribourg

Prise de parole - boîte à outils S’affirmer, savoir défendre sa thèse et développer sa capacité à improviser et gérer l’imprévu Description et objectifs Les enjeux d’une soutenance de thèse ou d’une conférence importante peuvent être élevés. La pression augmentant, les moyens à portée de main pour réussir diminuent proportionnellement. Un regard hostile, une question ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Prise de parole - boîte à outils"
By Eva Vokacova Cendors, comédienne et formatrice en communication et développement ...
30MAR
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  09:45-15:30 SERI-State Secretariat for Education, Research & Innovation - Einsteinstr. 2, 3005 Berne

The Fix the Leaky Pipeline programme 2017 organizes an information session in Berne on March 30 2017 with coaches & trainers. A panel composed of female professors or in high-ranked academic positions will come and talk about their professional path et debate on perspectives for women in science. PROGRAMME 9h45 Registration & coffee 10h15 Welcome ... Read more about ""Academic careers for women" Panel discussion proposed by the Fix the Leaky Pipeline Program"
31MAR
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  09:00-15:00 Rolex Learning Center

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) campaign aims to help the Associated Countries to Horizon 2020, especially those that recently signed the association agreement, to improve their participation in submitted and successfully evaluated proposals. Agenda: 09:00 – 09:30 Coffee / Registrations 09:30 – 09:40 Welcome Prof. Andreas Mortensen, Vice President for Research, EPFL 09:40 – 10:00 ... Read more about "[MSCA I WORKSHOP]"
05APR
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  09:00-17:00 University of Geneva

Facilitation techniques for working groups Managing interactivity, collaboration and decision making Description and objectives This workshop is for postdocs managing a team. It will allow you to explore and pilot different approaches and techniques for managing a small team. Specifically, it will assist you with: Setting the tone and making the ’right’ impression in a ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Facilitation techniques for working groups"
By Siara Isaac, Teaching Support Centre, EPFL
06APR
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  14:45-18:45 BC01

Aimed for SMEs and start-ups with R&D projects for innovative products and services, this session, offered by Euresearch, will provide detailed info on the functioning of the SME Instrument, its eligibility criteria and useful tips for proposal writing. Offering up to 2.5 Mio euros per project, SME Instrument is highly oriented on supporting the growth ... Read more about "SME Instrument: A New R&D Project Financing Opportunity of Choice for Swiss SMEs and Start-ups"
12MAY
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  09:00-17:00 University of Neuchatel

Description and objectives This workshop is for advanced PhD students and Postdocs who plan to apply for a fellowship or grant.The objectives of this workshop are: Receive information about funding organizations and suitable funding possibilities especially for women researchers (Switzerland and EU) and in respect of the academic level and career plans Know the most ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Finding and applying for funding in academia"
By Susanne Matuschek, MATUSCHEK CONSULTING, St. Gallen

Call for proposal

31MAR
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The JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Overseas Researchers provides opportunities for young and excellent postdoctoral researchers from other countries to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions. Submission deadline: 31 Mars 2017 Funding : A round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS regulations) A ... Read more about "[JSPS I FELLOWSHIP]"
01APR
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The CTI accepts application-oriented projects in any research-based innovative field. Applications can be submitted at any time but at least 14 days before each evaluation meeting. The exact application deadlines can be found in the following document: CTI evaluation meeting 2017. The Swiss Federal Offices (Federal office for the Energy, for the Environment, for the ... Read more about "[ROLLING CALL / RESEARCH FUNDING]"
By Divers bailleurs de fonds nationaux
01APR
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The foundation funds education, exchange, cooperation and environmental studies, scientific and practical projects, initiatives for capacity building of Organizations and knowledge transfer. - Research domains funded: http://www.stiftung-mercator.ch/de/foerderung/faq/ - Project duration: 1-3 years - No maximum amount awarded - Rolling call, applications (2 pages) can be submitted in english, ideally at least 9 months prior to ... Read more about "[ROLLING CALL I RESEARCH FUNDING] Stiftung Mercator"
By STIFTUNG MERCATOR
01MAY
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Projects 2017 Gebert Rüf Stiftung wishes to help facilitate breakthroughs for applied science projects with the potential to have a major impact. Its aim is not support for the sciences as such. Its support strategy is based on areas of activity with a limited duration and on clear selection criteria. Submission deadlines: 01.05.2017 Funding: Up ... Read more about "[GEBERT RUF STIFTUNG I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
03MAY
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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting proposals for the latest round of Grand Challenges Explorations. Grand Challenges Explorations fosters early-stage discovery research to expand the pipeline of ideas for solving our greatest global health and development challenges. Launched in 2008 with an initial $100 million commitment from the foundation, Grand Challenges Explorations grants ... Read more about "[B&M GATES FOUNDATION I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
15MAY
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Germaine de Staël program is a joint French and Swiss initiative to encourage joint research projects. Swiss researchers can get a funding of maximum CHF 4'500.- per year to cover their travel expenses for two years. Projects including young researchers and/or PhD students are especially encouraged. Deadlines: 15th of May 2017 Funding : CHF 4'500 ... Read more about "[SATW I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
09JUN
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The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government, designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program in Switzerland offers two different programmes: Fulbright Foreign Student Program: to pursue a Master’s or Ph.D. degree; non-degree coursework; ... Read more about "[FULBRIGHT I EXCHANGE]"
12JUN
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The Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d programme) is a joint funding initiative by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). The r4d programme supports research aimed at solving global problems with a focus on least developed, low and middle income countries. The ... Read more about "[R4D PROGRAMME I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
19JUN
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Innovation projects between Switzerland and South Korea The call for joint innovation projects is aimed at companies and research institutions in Switzerland and South Korea (consortia) looking to carry out a joint science-based and market-oriented innovation project. For Swiss researchers CTI rules apply. Deadlines: 19th of June 2017 Funding : unknown Duration : maximum 3 ... Read more about "[CTI I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
01AUG
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Advanced Postdoc.Mobility fellowships are designed for postdocs who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad. In addition to the fellowship, applicants can request a grant for a research period upon returning to Switzerland. Deadlines: 1st of February and 1st of August 2017 (17.00h Swiss local time) Funding : Living ... Read more about "[ADVANCED POSTDOC MOBILITY I FELLOWSHIP]"
01SEP
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The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) awards fellowships to doctoral students who wish to gain further scientific education abroad during their doctoral studies. Doc.Mobility fellowships enable doctoral students to make a research stay abroad in order to acquire more in-depth scientific knowledge and make progress with their dissertation within the scope of the awarded mobility. ... Read more about "[DOC MOBILITY I FELLOWSHIP]"
01SEP
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Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowships awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and are designed for postdocs at the beginning of their career who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad. Deadlines: 1st of March and 1st of September 2017 (17.00h Swiss local time) Funding : Living costs, higher amount ... Read more about "[EARLY POSTDOC MOBILITY I FELLOWSHIP]"
14SEP
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The Eurostars initiative concentrates on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which devote over 10% of their turnover to R&D activities. Eurostars supports the development of rapidly marketable innovative products, processes and services. Projects, which must be led by a SME, generally involve several international partners, including Research institutions. The maximum duration is 36 months. Swiss ... Read more about "[EUROSTARS / RESEARCH FUNDING]"