Conferences - Seminars

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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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

This paper explores whether affine models with volatility jumps estimated on intradaily S&P 500 futures data over 1983-2008 can capture major daily outliers such as the 1987 stock market crash. I find that intradaily jumps in futures prices are typically small, and that self-exciting but short-lived volatility spikes capture intradaily and daily returns better. Multifactor ... Read more about "How Crashes Develop: Intradaily Volatility and Crash Evolution"
By David BATES (Iowa University)
06JUN
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By Matthias LENGA (University of Kiel)
08JUN
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  12:00-13:30 EPFL, ODY 4.03, VIP Room

"Omni-Shoring as a Way to Coordinate Design and Manufacturing to Preserve Innovation" Abstract Recent research argues that, when innovation is embedded into the process, R&D and manufacturing need to co-locate in the home country to secure current and future innovation (Pisano and Shih, 2012). While fashion has been shown to be a process-embedded innovation industry ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Celine Abecassis-Moedas, Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics"
09JUN
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By Kent DANIEL (Columbia University)
16JUN
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By Vikas AGARWAL (Georgia State University)
19JUN
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By Julian WILLIAMS (Durham University)
19JUN
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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"
22SEP
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By Ashwini AGRAWAL (LSE)
06OCT
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By Lu ZHANG (Ohio State University)
20OCT
  12:00-13:30 EPFL, ODY 4.03, VIP Room

"Is there a future for open science? Sharing and research progress in scientific research " Abstract: Sharing of information, data and materials between scientists has been described as crucial for the replication, validation and advancement of research, and recent years have seen a policy push towards open science and open data that seeks to enable ... Read more about "Seminar by Dr. Corniela Lawson, University of Bath"
02MAR
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By Michael SCHWERT (Ohio State University)
27APR
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By Nadya MALENKO (Boston College)

Thesis defenses

Miscellaneous

01MAY
30JUN
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Bike to Work 2017 is here! We cordially invite you to participate in this new edition. In May and June, come on campus by bike! Our goal is to beat last year’s record, with 525 participants and a total distance of 131'539 km! In addition to many prizes, participants will get invitations to special events ... Read more about "Bike to work 2017"

Internal trainings

13JUN
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The Research Office (ReO) is organising a lunch meeting to present you postdoctoral fellowship & mobility funding opportunities. When: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 (12:10 - 13:30) Venue: CE 1 1 Programme: 12.10 - 12.30: Postdoctoral fellowships: tips and overview of opportunities Research Office 12.30 - 13.00: Focus on Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Fellowship Opportunities Pascale ... Read more about "[POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP & MOBILITY I WORKSHOP]"
23JUN
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Come and meet the Vice Presidency for Research! The Vice Presidency for Research (VPR) is organising a half day meeting to give new professors at EPFL the opportunity to meet all the services of the VPR. The VPR determines and implements the research strategy of EPFL. It is responsible for research contracts, technology transfer, scientific ... Read more about "Presentation of the Vice Presidency for Research"
25AUG
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Come and meet the Vice Presidency for Research! The Vice Presidency for Research (VPR) is organising a half day meeting to give new professors at EPFL the opportunity to meet all the services of the VPR. The VPR determines and implements the research strategy of EPFL. It is responsible for research contracts, technology transfer, scientific ... Read more about "Presentation of the Vice Presidency for Research"
06SEP
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Lausanne

Cet atelier est ouvert aux femmes et hommes. Description et objectifs Motiver une équipe à travailler dans un sens commun est un défi pour toute personne qui en a la charge. Dans le domaine de la recherche, la difficulté peut être particulière: si les membres d’une équipe ont tendance à être intéressés et motivés par ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Gérer son équipe, de la collaboration à la motivation (atelier mixte)"
By Dr Samuel Bendahan, maître d’enseignement et de recherche, Faculté ...
17NOV
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Come and meet the Vice Presidency for Research! The Vice Presidency for Research (VPR) is organising a half day meeting to give new professors at EPFL the opportunity to meet all the services of the VPR. The VPR determines and implements the research strategy of EPFL. It is responsible for research contracts, technology transfer, scientific ... Read more about "Presentation of the Vice Presidency for Research"

Call for proposal

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]"
14JUN
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BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. Bridge Proof of Concept projects support young researchers (see eligibility criteria ... Read more about "[BRIDGE 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]"
30JUN
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The Piaget Scientific Award is a prestigious fellowship organized by EPFL and sponsored by Piaget that aims at supporting outstanding and groundbreaking research in the broad field of miniaturization and microengineering. Submission deadlines: 30.06.2017 12:00 (UTC +1) Price: The laureate will receive a one-year scholarship for post-doctoral research on the topic presented, to be conducted ... Read more about "[PIAGET I FELLOWSHIP]"
04JUL
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ERA.Net RUS Plus Call 2017 The goal of the call is to set up a long term collaboration in the field of research and innovation between EU Member States/Associated Countries and Russia. The joint call covers science and technology projects. Deadlines: 4th July 2017, 15:00 (CEST) Funding : Maximum contribution per project for the Swiss ... Read more about "[ERA.NET RUS PLUS 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]"
10AUG
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HFSP postdoctoral fellowships encourage early career scientists to broaden their research skills by moving into new areas of study while working in a new country. Submission deadlines: Initiation deadline: 10.08.2017 / Submission deadline: 24.08.2017 Funding: Depends on the hosting country, please check the application guidelines Duration: up to 36 months For more information and application ... Read more about "[HFSP I FELLOWSHIP]"
11AUG
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EMBO Long-Term Fellowships are intended to promote international exchange. As a consequence all applications must involve a change of country. Submission deadlines: 11.08.2017 2 pm CEST Funding: From 12 months to up to 24 months Duration: The stipend is a subsistence allowance and is intended to cover the cost of living in the host country. ... Read more about "[EMBO I FELLOWSHIP]"
30AUG
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Horizontal Activities - Horizon 2020 Please find below a list of H2020 Science with & for Society calls with a deadline on the 30th of August 2017: SwafS-03-2016-2017 Support to research organisations to implement gender equality plans SwafS-05-2017 New constellations of Changing Institutions and Actors SwafS-06-2017 Engaging industry – Champions for RRI in Industrial Sectors ... Read more about "[H2020 SCIENCE WITH & FOR SOCIETY I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
31AUG
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ERC Advanced Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are already established research leaders with a recognised track record of research achievements. Applicant Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal. Submission deadline: 31.08.2017 Funding: up to EUR 2'500'000 Duration: up ... Read more about "[ERC ADVANCED GRANT I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
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]"
05SEP
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Frontier research often generates unexpected or new opportunities for commercial or societal application. The ERC Proof of Concept Grants aim to maximise the value of the excellent research that the ERC funds, by funding further work (i.e. activities which were not scheduled to be funded by the original ERC frontier research grant) to verify the ... Read more about "[ERC PROOF OF CONCEPT GRANT I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
07SEP
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Societal Challenges - Horizon 2020 Please find below a list of the Societal Challenges Energy calls with a deadline on the 7th of September 2017: LCE-10-2017 Reducing the cost of PV electricity LCE-11-2017 Near-to-market solutions for reducing the water consumption of CSP Plants LCE-12-2017 Near-to-market solutions for the use of solar heat in industrial processes ... Read more about "[H2020 SC ENERGY I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
11SEP
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Doc.CH fellowships are aimed at promising researchers, who graduated from a Swiss university or who hold Swiss nationality. It allows grantees to write a doctoral thesis in Switzerland, on a topic of their own choice, by covering their salary and an eventual contribution towards costs directly related to project implementation. Submission deadlines: 11.09.2017 Funding: The ... Read more about "[SNSF DOC.CH 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]"
14SEP
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The goal of the MSCA Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility. Deadline: 14th of September 2017 Funding : May vary Duration : up to 2 years abroad Some of the ... Read more about "[MARIE SKOLODOSWKA CURIE I FELLOWSHIP]"
20SEP
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The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research-based growth. Submission deadlines: 20.09.2017 Funding: $70,000 per year (taxable) Duration: 2 years (non-renewable) For more information and application : Please have a look at the Banting website. Read more about "[BANTING I FELLOWSHIP]"
26SEP
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Excellent Science - Horizon 2020 Please find below a list of H2020 Future and Emerging Technologies calls with a deadline on the 26th of September 2017: FETHPC-02-2017 High Performance Computing: Transition to Exascale Computing FETHPC-03-2017 High Performance Computing: Exascale HPC ecosystem development For more information on the H2020 expected calls, please have a look at ... Read more about "[H2020 FUTURE & EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
12OCT
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The ‘Freigeist’ scheme is open to all disciplines and topics. The main focus is on junior researchers (up to 5 years of postdoctoral experience) working at the borders of neighbouring fields or disciplines. The ‘Freigeist’ initiative offers freedom for creative thinking, whilst at the same time providing security for at least 5 years and in ... Read more about "[Volkswagen Foundation I Fellowships]"
12OCT
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For postdoctoral researchers of any nationalities wishing to embark on visionary, risk-taking research projects at the intersections between established fields of research in Germany. The flexible funding scheme help develop an entirely independent research profile. Deadlines: 12 October 2017 Funding: up to Eur 1'000'000 The Fellow’s position Positions for scientific personnel (doctoral students, PostDocs) Non-personnel ... Read more about "[VOLKSWAGER STIFTUNG I FELLOWSHIPS]"
01NOV
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Ambizione grants are aimed at young researchers who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent project at a Swiss higher education institution. The funding scheme would like to promote researchers from Switzerland as well from abroad. In addition, researchers working as non-professorial teaching staff at higher education institutions are entitled to apply for project ... Read more about "[AMBIZIONE I FELLOWSHIP]"
14NOV
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Synergy Grants’ ambition is to bring together top researchers with complementary skills and knowledge to enable them to jointly address a commonly chosen challenging research problem in unconventional ways, potentially leading to major breakthroughs that scientists would not be able to achieve working alone. Submission deadline: 14.11.2017 (the deadline might change depending on the actual ... Read more about "[SYNERGY GRANT I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
15NOV
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Horizontal Activities - Horizon 2020 - Spreading Excellence & Widening Participation Please find below a list of H2020 Horizontal Activities calls with a deadline on the 15th of November 2017: WIDESPREAD-03-2017 ERA Chairs WIDESPREAD-05-2017 Twinning For more information on the H2020 expected calls, please have a look at the Euresearch's website. Read more about "[H2020 WIDESPREAD I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
15JAN
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EPFLinnovators co-funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie: A doctoral programme for tomorrow’s entrepreneurs EPFLinnovators is a four-year doctoral programme based in the dynamic environment of the EPFL campus, Switzerland. To develop the innovation potential of PhD students, the EPFLinnovators programme integrates a six-month to two-year secondment in the non-academic sector into the doctoral programme. Furthermore, the programme ... Read more about "[EPFLinnovators I FELLOWSHIP]"
15JAN
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Society in Science – The Branco Weiss Fellowship provides a platform for exceptionally qualified researchers, demonstrating a willingness to engage in a dialogue on relevant social, cultural, political or economic issues across the frontiers of their particular discipline. Submission deadlines: 15.01.2018 Funding: CHF 100'000/year Duration: Up to 5 years For more information and application : ... Read more about "[BRANCO WEISS I FELLOWSHIP]"
23JAN
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The Horizon Prize on materials for clean air will be awarded to the most affordable, sustainable and innovative design-driven material solution that can reduce the concentration of particulate matter in urban areas. Deadlines: 23rd of January 2018 Funding : € 3 million Duration : May vary Subject : Develop a material solution to reduce the ... Read more about "[EUROPEAN COMMISSION I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
01MAR
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Dans un contexte de mobilité et de mondialisation accrues, ce programme de bourses a été mis sur pied par Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI). Il privilégie les pôles de compétitivité déterminés par le Plan Marshall 4.0, initié par la Wallonie, et permet l’accueil, par nos universités, de diplômés émanant d’institutions étrangères d’excellence. Submission deadlines: 02.10.2017 Funding: varie, ... Read more about "[WBI I FELLOWSHIP]"
16APR
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EPFLinnovators co-funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie: A doctoral programme for tomorrow’s entrepreneurs EPFLinnovators is a four-year doctoral programme based in the dynamic environment of the EPFL campus, Switzerland. To develop the innovation potential of PhD students, the EPFLinnovators programme integrates a six-month to two-year secondment in the non-academic sector into the doctoral programme. Furthermore, the programme ... Read more about "[EPFLinnovators I FELLOWSHIP]"