Conferences - Seminars

18AUG
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  14:00 MED 11518

With the advent of information and communication technologies (ICT), the cost effective, robust and accurate sensors are becoming important elements of internet of things (IoT). Polymeric composite sensors that utilize carbon nanoparticulates, such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphenes can provide unique advantages. The sensing mechanism is attributed to the effect of inter-CNT conductivity through ... Read more about "Nanocomposite based Sensing and Monitoring"
By Dr. Simon S. Park, University of Calgary, Canada
22AUG
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  11:00-12:00 SV1717

BIOENGINEERING SEMINAR Abstract: Electron cryotomography (ECT) enables intact cells to be visualized in 3D in an essentially native state to macromolecular (~4 nm) resolution. It has allowed us to visualize the structures of macromolecular machines in their native context inside intact cells. In many cases, such machines cannot be purified intact for in vitro study. ... Read more about "Structural Biology in vivo by Electron Cryotomography"
By Yi-Wei Chang, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA ...
22AUG
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  11:30-12:30 AI1153

BIOENGINEERING SEMINAR Abstract: Intergenic long noncoding RNAs (lincRNAs) are the largest class of transcripts in the human genome and their transcription is pervasive in higher eukaryotes. Functional and evolutionary analyses together with extensive characterization of a handful of lincRNAs support the general consensus that these transcripts contribute to the regulation of gene expression programs and ... Read more about "Do lincRNAs Contribute to Mouse Embryonic Stem Cell Cycle Adaptations?"
By Prof. Ana Claudia Marques, University of Lausanne (CH)
22AUG
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  13:15-17:30 Bern

ERC Synergy Grants enable 2-4 top researchers with complimentary skills and knowledge to jointly address a research problem of their choice in unconventional ways. After a pilot in 2012 and 2013, the ERC decided to re-introduce the Synergy Grant to its portfolio, with the next Synergy Call expected to close on 14 November 2017. Consider ... Read more about "National Information Event on the ERC Synergy Grant"
24AUG
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  10:00 ME D0 1418

In this talk, Prof. Zhang will report her latest research work in TENGs with Hybrid mechanism. Frist, a r-shape hybrid piezoelectric and triboelectric NG is designed and integrated into a PC keyboard to harvest energy in the typing process, additionally, this device utilize in piano for self-recorder of composing. Second, another hybrid magnetic and triboelectric ... Read more about "Self Powered Smart Sensing System"
By Prof Haixia (Alice) Zhang, Institute of Microelectronics, Pekin University
24AUG
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  11:00 ME D0 1418

An IMT Talk Calorimetry has long been used to study chemical reactions and phase transitions in materials. The technique finds its origin in the mid-18th century when Scottish physician Joseph Black discovered the notion of latent heat and Lavoisier developed an ice calorimeter to measure the amount of heat given off during combustion of carbon ... Read more about "Nano-calorimetry: A centuries-old technique applied at the nano-scale"
By Prof. Joost J. Vlassak, Harvard  
28AUG
30AUG
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  09:00-16:00 BC01

Featuring talks by internationally-renowned researchers and lecturers from industry, this course gives students a short, intensive overview of the different techniques and applications of materials characterisation available to scientists and engineers. Students also have a chance to perfect their presentation skills in the form of a short, three-minute pitch as well as in a more ... Read more about "CCMX Summer School — Characterisation of Materials"
By A wide range of experts in the domain Speakers: Véronique ...
29AUG
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  MED01418

This talk describes recent progress in ultra-low power (ULP) circuit and system design, with application to IoT and wireless sensing microsystems. Specific circuit topics include relaxation oscillators, digital logic/sequentials, power management including energy harvesting, memories, and interface circuits. Key barriers to miniaturization of such microsystems are also described, with potential solutions. Read more about "Ultra-low Power IC Design 101"
By Prof. Dennis M. Sylvester, University of Michigan
Bio: Prof. Dennis ...
30AUG
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  17:15-18:30 ELA 1

The performance of analog integrated circuits is limited by the noise generated in its components. Some of this noise (thermal and shot noises) have a white spectrum, while others (dc offset, 1/f noise) are restricted to a narrow frequency range near dc. Several circuit techniques (correlated double sampling, chopping) exist for mitigating the effects of ... Read more about "System-Level Noise Filtering and Linearization Scheme"
By Gabor C. Temes, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA
04SEP
06SEP
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  08:00-17:00

This successful course, held for the first time last year, will in 2017 be held partially at the Haute école d'ingénierie et d'architecture de Fribourg's iPrint institute in order to give participants more hands-on experience. Students will also participate in a group case study and have plenty of access to experts in the field during ... Read more about "Additive Manufacturing of Polymeric Materials 3D Camp"
By A worldwide range of experts in the domain
Speakers: Matteo ...
06SEP
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  11:00-12:00 ME D0 1418

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: Numerous applications are arising where an active circuit is powered by a remote unit, which also exchanges bidirectional data. In our application, an active circuit is implanted in the brain, powered by a small battery worn in an external earpiece. The implanted circuit stimulates and senses a dense ... Read more about "Transfer of Power and Data Over Coupled LC Resonators"
11SEP
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  16:15-17:15 MXF1

Electrochemistry is used widely today, spanning from production of hydrogen and metals such as aluminum and Li-ion batteries. We will discuss current and future opportunities in using electrochemistry to power cars and buildings, and to make chemicals and fuels with energy from the Sun. Design principles in controlling the interactions between surfaces and electrolytes, and ... Read more about "The Future of Electrochemistry"
By Prof. Yang Shao-Horn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
12SEP
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  17:15 SV1717

Water is the most important liquid for life. It is intimately linked to our well-being. Without water, cell membranes cannot function. Charges and charged groups cannot be dissolved, self-assembly cannot occur, and proteins cannot fold. Apart from the intimate link with life, water also shapes the earth and our climate. Our landscape is formed by ... Read more about "Water first. It's true."
By Prof. Sylvie Roke, IBI and IMX, EPFL

Cultural events

01SEP
03SEP
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  Campus EPFL

Come and be amazed by the spectacle of drones flying at 150 km/h, discover the most amazing technological developments and explore the crucial trends and challenges of this fast-growing field. The EPFL Drone Days are a one-of-a-kind event, open to the general public and combining drone racing, robotics showcase and conferences, allowing you to learn ... Read more about "EPFL Drone Days 2017"

Exhibitions

04NOV
31DEC
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  11:00-18:00 Bâtiment ArtLab

Situé dans la partie nord du bâtiment ArtLab, ouvert sur l’Esplanade, le Datasquare est dédié à une exposition de longue durée sur la thématique du big data, ici incarnée par deux grands projets scientifiques de l'EPFL: Blue Brain Project et Venice Time Machine. Ces deux projets, particulièrement complexes, sont mis en valeur dans des présentations ... Read more about "Datasquare - une immersion dans l'univers du big data"
By Blue Brain Project, Venice Time Machine
20FEB
22AUG
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  08:00-20:00 Rolex Learning Center

On the occasion of "L'Astronomie" 100th issue, the EPFL Library invites you to journey through time at the heart of this magazine. An exhibition to be seen until August 2016 in the Rolex Learning Center ancient books display area. In the preface of the first issue (1882), Camille Flammarion mentions "Thus our journal will be ... Read more about "3 brèves histoires de L'Astronomie"
29JUN
24SEP
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  11:00-18:00 Bâtiment ArtLab - pavillon Art/Science

EPFL ArtLab dedicates its second temporary exhibition to the work of !Mediengruppe Bitnik, whose acidic yet playful take on our digital everyday will occupy ArtLab’s central exhibition space all summer long. Building on a project which the Zurich-via-Berlin duo Carmen Weisskopf and Domagoj Smoljo initially developed for Kunsthaus Langenthal, Come Chat With Me follows up ... Read more about "ArtLab Summer exhibition - Come Chat With Me"
By !Mediengruppe Bitnik

Thesis defenses

21AUG
By Chafic ABU ANTOUN
22AUG
  17:30 Auditorium MC A1 272 Microcity NE - Rue de la Maladière 71, 2000 Neuchâtel

Thesis director : Prof. H. P. Herzig Photonics doctoral program. Thesis 7870 Read more about "Near-field characterization of Bloch surface waves based 2D optical components"
By Richa DUBEY
22AUG
By Martin Guillermo MUELLER
25AUG
  17:00 Salle INR 219

Thesis directors : Dr S.-R. Cherkaoui , Prof. A. J. Conejo Electrical Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 7894 Read more about "Electricity market operations under increasing uncertainty"
By Farzaneh ABBASPOURTORBATI
28AUG
By Martina AUDAGNOTTO
15SEP
  17:00 Salle Zeuzier, EPFL Valais, Rue de l'Industrie 17, 1950 Sion

Thesis directors : Prof. F. Maréchal , Dr R. Aggoune Energy doctoral program Thesis 7927 Read more about "Waste heat valorisation at multiple scales: focus on in-building waste water and regional heat recovery"
By Alexandre Suzanne Jean-Marie BERTRAND
15SEP
By Séverine COQUOZ

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

12SEP
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  17:15 SV1717

Water is the most important liquid for life. It is intimately linked to our well-being. Without water, cell membranes cannot function. Charges and charged groups cannot be dissolved, self-assembly cannot occur, and proteins cannot fold. Apart from the intimate link with life, water also shapes the earth and our climate. Our landscape is formed by ... Read more about "Water first. It's true."
By Prof. Sylvie Roke, IBI and IMX, EPFL

Miscellaneous

22AUG
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  19:15-22:00 MED 32215

Octanis provides a place for curious and creative minds to embark on exploratory, technical missions around the world. Our objective is to distill our findings into pragmatic solutions and inventions, accessible to everyone. Come to join us every Tuesday, on the third floor of the MED building. To see what we have done (rover, owl ... Read more about "Octanis Open Night"
29AUG
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  19:15-22:00 MED 32215

Tu aimes aller au-delà des séries d’exercices et appliquer ton savoir théorique dans des projets du monde réel ? Octanis est fait pour toi ! Venez-nous voir tous les mardis soir dans le nouveau bâtiment MED au troisième étage. Pour avoir une idée de ce que l'on fait déjà (rover, nichoirs pour chouettes, téléphone portable...), ... Read more about "Octanis Open Night"
04SEP
06SEP
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An interdisciplinary and international conference to challenge your way of thinking about Economics, Innovation, Research and Market. The conference will be held from Sept. 04 to Sept.06, 2017 in Geneva at the Brocher Foundation, interdisciplinary center. The conference aims to determine the state of the art in the field of economic theory of innovation and ... Read more about ""The Economics of Innovation 2017: from Basic research to the Market""
By Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, Prof. Maria Leptin, Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Prof ...
07SEP
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  09:00-12:30 salle BI A2 468

In this workshop, we explore the potential of clickers for learning and discuss the challenges related to questioning in class, in particular the design of 'good' questions and the use of polling results for generating interactivity in class. Read more about "The art of questioning: teaching with clickers"
07SEP
09SEP
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  09:00-20:00 Auditoire CE6

The successful conference series IT.rail has changed its name to nextRail following five successful events between 2005 and 2015 where it grew into an international benchmark event. The first edition of this international rail and mobility conference under the new name, nextRail17 will take place at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). ... Read more about "nextRail17 International Rail and Mobility Conference"
By A wide range of experts in the domain
Speakers: Vincent ...
12SEP
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  09:00-12:30 BI A2 468

What strategies can I use to increase student participation? What potential advantages for student learning? At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: explain the importance of using interactive teaching strategies; select appropriate teaching strategies to achieve learning objectives; construct effective interactive teaching scenarios. Read more about "Effective Interactive Teaching"
By Siara Isaac

Internal trainings

24AUG
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  12:00-13:00 Bibliothèque de l'EPFL (RLC)

Saviez-que votre thèse sera publiée? Pour garantir le respect du droit d'auteur, il est indispensable de connaître les bonnes pratiques à adopter lors de la réutilisation de contenu publié par soi-même ou par d'autres. Si vous voulez savoir comment ré-utiliser images, graphiques, extraits d'articles, etc. dans votre thèse de manière éclairée, venez assister au prochain ... Read more about "Noon Talk #2: Reusing published content in my thesis"
By Sonia Curnier (PhD student LTH2), Vijay Kartik (PhD student LTS5 ...
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"
28AUG
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  CM4

As of October 2017, researchers will have to submit a data management plan (DMP) as an integral part of their SNSF research proposals. The aim of this workshop is to guide researchers in the preparation of this document and to give an update on all SNSF new funding opportunities. When: August 28, 2017 Time: 12:00 ... Read more about "Workshop on SNSF reforms and DMP"
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 ...
12SEP
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  13:30-17:00 BI A0 397

Ce cours s’adresse aux personnes occupant un rôle d’administratice/teur ou de gestionnaire d’équipe pour la gestion des absences au sein d’une unité de l’EPFL. Il est recommandé de le suivre au début de votre activité à l’EPFL. Il a pour but de vous familiariser avec le logiciel de la gestion des absences, en présentant notamment ... Read more about "Formation Gestion des absences"
By Service de gestion des absences
13SEP
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  09:00-17:00 HES-SO Master, Lausanne

Description et objectifs Vous avez déjà participé à l’atelier « Question de regard ? Perception de soi et choix de carrière ». Vous êtes reparties avec des pistes à suivre, avec des engagements de passer à l’action selon vos choix. Quel regard portez-vous aujourd’hui sur votre degré de satisfaction dans l’évolution de votre carrière ? ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Perception de soi et évolution de carrière"
By Ana María Vidal, formatrice, coach ICF, conférencière et écrivaine

Call for proposal

17JUL
30AUG
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With the aim of creating new synergies between the different EPFL Faculties, the Faculty of Life Sciences is launching a SV iPhD funding program. Deadline: from today to August 30, 2017 Duration : This program is initially planned for 4 years. It will support up to 4 projects per year. Submission Criteria : The idea ... Read more about "[SV iPhD FUNDING PROGRAM I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
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]"
30AUG
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The University of St.Gallen, through its Centro Latinoamericano-Suizo (CLS-HSG), has been mandated by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), to act as Leading House granting incentives and developing joint research cooperation programs with the Latin American region. The goal of the Seed Money Grants is to strengthen or initiate scientific exchanges between ... Read more about "[SERI I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
30AUG
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The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has mandated the University of St.Gallen as Leading House for the bilateral collaboration with partner institutions in Latin America, and to explore new partnerships in the region. The goal of the Seed Money Grants is to initiate or strengthen scientific exchange between Swiss and Latin American ... Read more about "[CLS-HSG 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]"
31AUG
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Upon the concept of the founder of the Matsumae International Foundation (MIF), “Towards A Greater Understanding of Japan and a Lasting World Peace”, MIF has started the Research Fellowship Program in 1980 to encourage short-term research exchanges of 3-6 months in Japan. Next Call Deadline: August 31st, 2017 Eligibility Requirements: Applicants of non-Japanese nationality; a ... Read more about "[MATSUMAE 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]"
01SEP
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The Agora scheme aims to foster dialogue between scientists and society. It encourages researchers to communicate their current research to a non-specialist audience. Agora projects have to initiate a dialogue between researchers and the target audience in which they interact and listen to each other. Submission deadline : 01.09.2017, 5 p.m. Funding : between CHF ... Read more about "[SNSF AGORA I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
01SEP
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Wings for Life is a non-profit research organization with the aim to support basic and clinical research projects related to spinal cord injury. Wings for Life offers Individual grants covering the salary of the applicant (Post-docs, PhDs and/or technicians), Project research grants (to sustain full research projects), or Accelerated Translational Program (clinical trials). Funding and ... Read more about "[ Wings for Life ]"
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]"
07SEP
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Bio-Based Industries Call 2017 Open The Joint Undertaking on Bio-based Industries (BBI) is a public-private partnership aiming at increasing investment in the development of a sustainable bio-based industry sector in Europe. Submission Deadline: 07.09.2017, 17:00 CET Funding: May vary Duration: May vary Subject: The 2017 call shows 4 strategic orientations: Feedstock Process Products Market uptake ... Read more about "[BIO-BASED INDUSTRIES 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 in the humanities and social sciences, by covering their salary and an eventual contribution towards costs directly related to project ... Read more about "[SNSF DOC.CH I FELLOWSHIP]"
11SEP
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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]"
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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IMI 2 - Call 8 The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is working to improve health by speeding up the development of, and patient access to, innovative medicines, particularly in areas where there is an unmet medical or social need. It does this by facilitating collaboration between the key players involved in healthcare research, including universities, ... Read more about "[H2020 I 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]"

Deadline

07APR
01SEP
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EARLY BIRD Registration until SEPTEMBER 1st, 2017! Abstract submission deadline: 15 September 2017 This Life Sciences Symposium will be held from 24 to 26 October 2017 (2.5 days) at the EPFL campus/STCC. The 1st day/October 24th 2017 is open to the public and the entrance is free, however registration is mandatory. French/English translation will be ... Read more about "Frontiers in Metabolism 2017 "From systems physiology to precision medicine": REGISTRATION DEADLINE"
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