2023 Melexis call for proposals to accelerate innovations in sensors for health and wellbeing


Event details

Date 05.09.2023 04.11.2023
Category Call for proposal

Health is a paramount concern in our society, and it is imperative to explore innovative health sensing solutions that can enhance the accuracy, reliability, and accessibility of health data through the utilization of nano- and microsystems. Digital health technologies empower consumers to manage and track their health and wellness-related activities efficiently. Moreover, in the realm of digital healthcare, sensors play a pivotal role in gathering crucial health-related parameters from patients, employing wearable devices and other technological means.
EPFL and the company Melexis are launching a call for projects in sensors for health and wellbeing.

We invite proposals that focus on leveraging integrated transducers or mixed-signal sensor microelectronics to revolutionize digital health sensing, enabling more precise health monitoring solutions, including continuous tracking capabilities for high volume consumer health applications (e.g., wearables, etc.) and high-volume professional health applications (e.g., x-omics, in-vitro diagnostics, etc.).

Amount of the grants
The grants are approximately CHF 200k each, typically aiming at covering the salary of one post-doc for 2 years or of one PhD student for 3 years. Up to 2 selected proposals will be funded. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with Melexis integrated sensor experts.

Who can apply
The call for proposals is open to EPFL Laboratories.

Information session
An information session will take place at EPFL ELD 016 on Tuesday 26 September, from 12h to 13h or by zoom.

Important dates & deadlines

  • Release of the call: Tuesday 5 September 2023;
  • Information session: Tuesday 26 September 2023, 12:00 to 13:00 at ELD 016 and by zoom;
  • Proposal submission deadline: Saturday 4 November 2023 at 23:59;
  • Notification to applicants regarding the selection status of their proposals: Friday 17 November 2023;
  • Interviews of the shortlisted proposals:  starting from Monday 4 December 2023;
  • Final notification of acceptance: Monday 18 – Friday 22 December 2023;
  • Project start: Q2/2024.

How to apply
Please submit your writing proposals electronically and accordingly to the calendar above to [email protected].

For any inquiries or further information, please contact Bruno Studach at [email protected] or +41 21 695 42 85.

More Information
You will find more information on the IEM Website - 2023 Melexis Call for Proposals.