Conferences - Seminars

02MAY
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  18:00-21:30 EPFL Rolex Center

Exploring the business implications of Health Tech devices and the data they generate. The prevalence of micro-sensor enabled wearable devices, combined with the increasing accuracy of these sensors is blurring the lines between consumer devices and medical technology. What potential does this plethora of data hold for users, the businesses that have access to it, ... Read more about "Innovation Leaders Event 2019"
03MAY
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

This paper shows that after the global financial crisis UK firms with high pre-crisis cash holdings relative to their industry rivals invest significantly more than their cash-poor counterparts. The differential effect already appears during the crisis but amplifies throughout the recovery phase, resulting in a persistent and growing investment gap. This amplification effect is absent ... Read more about "All You Need is Cash: Corporate Cash Holdings and Investment after the Financial Crisis"
By Neeltje van HOREN, Bank of England
03MAY
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  10:30-12:00 BC 420

The College of Management of Technology, in collaboration with IC, is launching a new EPFL Seminar series on “Computational Social Sciences & Economics.” The seminar will bring in leading guest speakers to examine questions that are of great importance for EPFL and society more broadly. Our first high-level guest speaker will be Prof. James A. ... Read more about "The Science of Science: What makes science effective?"
10MAY
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

I illustrate that the equilibria of games with strategic complementarities may be of little predictive value if the players have non-compact action sets. Motivated by this observation, I study a class of macroeconomic models in which all firms can costlessly choose any price at each date from a compact interval (indexed to last period’s price ... Read more about "Bounds on Price Setting"
By Narayana KOCHERLAKOTA, University of Rochester
15MAY
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  12:00-13:30 ODY 4 03

"Flexible-working hours and career paths: A test with LinkedIn data" Abstract : This study addresses the issue of whether the value placed by employers on employees’ temporal work flexibility contributes to the gender gap in careers paths -- as suggested by Goldin (2014). Specifically, we investigate whether firms reward disproportionately employees who are willing to ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Myriam Mariani, Bocconi University"
17MAY
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

We address the determination and evolution of bitcoin prices in a simple monetary economy that captures the salient features of a decentralized network. Network users forecast the transactional and resale value of bitcoin holdings and consider the risk of a network attack. Miners contribute resources that enhance network security and compete for mining rewards received ... Read more about "Bitcoin as Decentralized Money: Prices, Mining, and Network Security"
By Emiliano PAGNOTTA, Imperial College, London
20MAY
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  12:00-13:30 ODY -1 0019.1

"Which industries produce most R&D external benefits? " Abstract Public support for industry, either financial or in-kind, is predicated on the existence of unpaid and unrequited benefits flowing from one organisation to another. It follows that public support should be most generous where the outflows of these benefits are greatest. R&D activity is considered one ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Elizabeth Webster, Swinburne University of Technology"

Call for proposal

30APR
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The Velux Stiftung supports basic and applied research in the fields of daylight, healthy ageing and ophthalmology which: is relevant beyond the borders of a single discipline, can accelerate research by removing bottlenecks, enables implementation of research and whose results will be promoted and/or implemented inside and outside academia. The foundation welcomes international and interdisciplinary ... Read more about "[ VELUX STIFTUNG | Research grants ]"
30APR
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The Velux Stiftung supports basic and applied research in the fields of daylight, healthy ageing and ophthalmology which: is relevant beyond the borders of a single discipline, can accelerate research by removing bottlenecks, enables implementation of research and whose results will be promoted and/or implemented inside and outside academia. The foundation welcomes international and interdisciplinary ... Read more about "[ Velux Stiftung Research Grants | Research funding ]"
30APR
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The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) mandated the ETH Zurich for bilateral collaboration with partner institutions in Asia. In 2018, ETH Zurich opened a call for proposals for opportunity grants with China, Japan, South Korea and the ASEAN countries. Applications are accepted on a rolling base until 2020. Who can apply: senior ... Read more about "[ SERI | OPPORTUNITY GRANTS WITH CHINA, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND THE ASEAN REGION ]"
30APR
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The Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) commissioned the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO) as the Leading House for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This call allows funding of approx. 26 mobility grants. Partner countries: Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Tunisia and the United Arab ... Read more about "[SERI - Seed Money Grants with MENA Countries | Research Funding]"
30APR
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The 9th edition of the Dalle Molle Foundation “Quality of life” prize will award two CHF 10’000 prizes to ongoing research projects focusing on data processing and the new technologies and aiming at facilitating access to information in order to improve the quality of life and of the environment, and facilitate social interactions. The research ... Read more about "[Fondation Dalle Molle – Quality of life Prize | Research funding ]"
30APR
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Debiopharm Group and Foundation Inartis have launched their fourth ‘Challenge’ on the theme ‘Quality of Life for Patients undergoing Treatment.’ This “Challenge” aims to encourage innovation in the health sector by rewarding practical solutions intended to improve patient comfort and quality of life. The ultimate goal is to speed up the implementation and/or commercialization of ... Read more about "[ Foundation Inartis - Funding for health innovations improving the quality of Life for patients undergoing treatment | Research funding ]"
01MAY
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What: Support to university-based, high-potential business cases from the Venture Kick programme with the aim of substantially accelerating their market entry. Support to proposals where a R&D or design boost can speed up the success of the deep tech business case. Your project MUST be: Already in the Venture Kick process Already approved by a ... Read more about "[ Gebert Rüf Stiftung - InnoBooster | Research funding ]"
01MAY
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Gebert Rüf Stiftung (GRS) was established in 1998 by entrepreneur Heinrich Gebert as a science and innovation foundation. Its objective is to promote «Switzerland as a top location for business and as a place to live». As a private funding agency guided by its mission statement «making science effective», it supports entrepreneurial projects, which are ... Read more about "[ Gebert Rüf Stiftung - Scientainment | Scientific outreach ]"
01MAY
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The goal of the Cogito Foundation is to encourage the dialogue between science and technology on one hand and humanities and the social sciences, on the other. The Foundation supports research that helps bridge this gap. It does not fund the mere application of a method from one discipline to another: all disciplines involved must ... Read more about "[ THE COGITO FOUNDATION | Research Grants, Postdoctoral Fellowships, Scientific Visits, Congresses, Dissemination ]"
01MAY
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Gebert Rüf Stiftung (GRS) was established in 1998 by entrepreneur Heinrich Gebert as a science and innovation foundation. Its objective is to promote «Switzerland as a top location for business and as a place to live». As a private funding agency guided by its mission statement «making science effective», it supports entrepreneurial projects, which are ... Read more about "[ Gebert Rüf Stiftung - Funding for cluster projects | Research funding ]"
06MAY
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The goal of the REPIC platform (Renewable Energy, Energy & Resource Efficiency, Promotion in International Cooperation) is to strengthen and coordinate Swiss federal activities (by SECO, SDC, FOEN, SFOE) on renewable energies, energy and resource efficiency within developing and transitioning countries. Projects must facilitate the transfer of Swiss technology and know-how to meet local needs. ... Read more about "[ REPIC - Research funding with developing and transitioning countries | Research funding ]"
09MAY
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The Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) launches the 2019 IO Research Stipend to promote a doctoral student’s research on International Organisations (IO), by offering living allowance and research space at the SNIS offices in Geneva for 3 or 6 months within a calendar year. Who can apply: second-year PhD students registered at a Swiss ... Read more about "[ Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) – Doctoral Research Stipend | Research funding ]"
10MAY
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The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has commissioned ETHZ as Leading House for bilateral research collaboration with the China Scholarship Council (CSC) in all scientific disciplines. ETHZ and CSC run the China – Exchange of Young Researchers Programme for applicants based in Switzerland and China who, after an initial contact set up ... Read more about "[ ETHZ - Exchange of young researchers with China | Research funding ]"
13MAY
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Each year, Fondation Leenaards allocates up to CHF 1.5 million for the Leenaards Prize for Translational Medical Research. The research prize is awarded to 2-3 innovative projects, conducted by, at least, a university hospital (CHUV, HUG) and an academic partner (e.g. EPFL, UNIL, UNIGE) of the Lake Geneva region, investigating a clinical problem from an ... Read more about "[ Fondation Leenaards | Research funding on translational medical research ]"
17MAY
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The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has commissioned ETHZ as Leading House for bilateral research collaboration with the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). ETHZ and JSPS run the Japanese – Swiss Young Researcher’s Exchange Programme to: foster and facilitate the direct exchange between Japanese and Swiss research groups and ... Read more about "[ ETHZ Call for young researchers' exchange with Japan | Research funding ]"

Internal trainings

07MAY
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  09:30-11:30 RLC A1 230

This workshop is for people who want to start using Zotero, a free tool that enables to collect, organize and share bibliographic references. Zotero spares its users from spending troublesome hours on the creation of a bibliography. Very useful for anyone who writes reports or theses, Zotero will be useful all along the curriculum and ... Read more about "Up to speed with Zotero"
08MAY
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  12:15-14:00 RLC A1 230

Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax. It is used increasingly for formatting text, blog posts, writting books and on popular version control systems such as GitHub! This course offers an introduction, overview and practical exercise of *Markdown*, an increasingly popular lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax. Its design ... Read more about "Introduction to Markdown workshop"
By Aleksandra Petersone
20MAY
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  13:30-16:00 CO 122

The aim of this workshop is to help participants identify and eliminate text, images and codes that may be interpreted as plagiarism to the PhD supervisor, an expert or a journal reviewer. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to: Explain the difference between incorrect referencing and plagiarism Use i-thenticate to correct ... Read more about "Stay away from plagiarism!"
23MAY
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  09:30-11:30 RLC A1 230

The aim of this workshop is to develop your skills in the field of information retrieval : Build a search strategy for your topic Get to know specalised resources Automate your search to get fresh news as they are published Read more about "Beyond Google : Find scientific information with advanced tools"