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2nd Sino-Swiss Women’s Forum took place on 16. November 2017 in Chengdu, China. This event was organised by Swiss-Chinese Association, French Section and has been greatly supported by Chinese governmental and provincial organisations. 200 women entrepreneurs from China and Switzerland participated in this fruitful event. EUrelations represented ENRICH China (www.eucentres.eu/china) at the forum. ENRICH is dedicated to provide special services and most effective support to women in business and academia. This forum is an excellent opportunity and start for our intended world-wide ENRICH-Women activities.

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eurostars logo 1 1023x358Eurostars is a joint funding program between EUREKA and the European Commission, it aims to support SMEs who are involved in R&D. Eurostars wants to support the development of innovative products, process and services through international cooperation SMEs.


What are the eligibility criteria?

·         Project Leader is a SME performing in R&D

·         Project leader is situated in an Eurostars country

·         2 independent legal entities are involved

·         2 different Eurostars countries are represented in the consortium

Next cut-off deadline: 1. March 2018

Do you need support for your proposal?

We offer Proposal Review Services

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logo enThe SNSF has launched the new career funding scheme for young researchers “Eccellenza”.
The scheme replaces “SNSF professorships” and provides professional fellowships as well as grant.

Eccellenza Professorial Fellowships
The aim of the fellowship is to support young, outstanding researchers from all disciplines who do not yet have obtained and assistant professorship. You can apply for your own salary or project funds op to 1 million Swiss francs

Eccellenza Grants
Eccellenza grants are aimed at researchers who have recently been appointed tenure-track assistant. You can apply for project funds up to 1.5 million Swiss francs for 5 years

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EUrelations LogoDo you have an innovative Start-Up or Biotech Company and are you looking for funding?
Then you might want to consider investments from Chinese investors.

Many young and innovative companies have difficulties to obtain the required financial capital to boost their business. In many cases this hurdle is hard to overcome with own capital and public funding only. But there is another way to acquire financial capital: an Investor

For more than five years, EUrelations has been actively building the bridge between Europe and China in research & innovation. We are the right partner in your search for suitable Chinese investors.

EUrelations has an established network and good relationships with Chinese investor clubs. Through our research collaboration projects with China, we travel on a regular basis to different cities in China and present our partner companies at business pitches and investor club meetings.

How we can help you

  • In depth knowledge of China related to innovation
  • Strong networks with Chinese elite business clubs, A-Shares listed companies in China, Financial Times China top-tier investors, etc.
  • Connections with law firms specialized in European/Swiss-Chinese business law.
  • Our regular travel activities to China (no travel costs for you)
What we will do for you

  • Clarify your needs and demands
  • Contact suitable investors in our network
  • Deliver business pitches for your company in China
  • Identify the perfect investor for you
  • Connect you with the suitable investor
  • Legal services and translation services (additional costs)

What it costs you

  • Service-fee only basis: 3-5% of the total amount of investment

How to become our partner:

  1. Write us an e-mail with your request to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. We meet to find out more about your individual needs as a company
  3. Create a short PowerPoint presentation about your company, that we can show to potential investors
  4. Sign engagement agreement

 

 

EU commissionAre you a women innovator? Then you should apply for the EU Prize for Women Innovators!

Teh European Commission has launched the fifth edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators to award female entrepreneurs who have achieved outstanding innovations.

 

 

Application Deadline: 15. November 2017

Criteria:

  • Female innovator with residence in the EU or an associated country to Horizon 2020
  • Founded a successful company
  • Brought innovation to the market
  • Benefittet from R&I funding from the public or private sector

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logo ENRICH China ColorThe European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and Hubs (ENRICH) in China has been officially launched and setup in Chengdu and Beijing.

ENRICH in China is a H2020 project where EUrelations is partner. The Centre aims to promote  European Science, Technology and Innovation interests in China by connecting and supporting European reseachers and entrepreneurs.

The services of ENRICH in China include:

  • Consultancy
  • Soft-landing
  • Co-working
  • Training

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EU commissionThe European Commission has published the Work Programme 2018-2020 for FET.

Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) aims to promote resposnible and dynamic multi-disciplinary collaborations on futur technologies. FET is part of the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot, the programme's goal is to advance the European research an innovation ecosystem and reach industrial leadership. Furthermore the programme offers new ways to tackle society's challenges.

 

 

The following calls are open for application:

  • FET Open - Novel ideas for radically new technologies
  • FET Proactive - Boosting emerging technologies
  • FET Proactive - High Performance Computing
  • FET Flagships - Tackling grand interdisciplinary science and technology challenges

Are you plannig to hand in a proposal and need support? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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DRAGON STAR PLUSThe 2017 EU-China Think Thank Workshop will be about the hot topic “The Future of Manufacturing”. This event is a unique opportunity to bring policy makers, industry and research institutions together. High level experts from Europe and China, from industry and academia are coming to Shanghai! A full day programm including keynotes, panel discussion and creative workshop will give you an unforgettable experience. We are looking forward to your participation!

Date: 14. November 2017
Time: 08:30-17:00
Location: Lupu Excellence Center, Unibrown Coffee, Ground Floor, Building 3, No. 909 Luban Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai

Objectives

  • Identifying opportunities and challenges for EU-China cooperation based on “Made in 2025” & “Industry 4.0” strategy papers.
  • Enabling the community to gain a common understanding on the Future of Manufacturing for China and Europe and on a global scale.
  • Creating a better level playing field for European researchers and innovators in China

 

Register now!

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copy copy copy cropped EXE LOGO MerlinExpo opt11We are proud to announce, that Merlin Expo (which resulted from our 4FUN project) recently published a book with the title "Modelling the Fate of Chemicals in the Environment and the Human Body"Modelling the Fate of Chemicals in the Environment and the Human Body"
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DRAGON STAR PLUSThe Dragon-STAR Plus project team is organising a business tour to China.

 

The 5-day programme will include participation in the workshop - “The Future of Manufacturing” in Shanghai and the China High-Tech Forum in Shenzhen, B2B meetings with Chinse counterparts, visits to the Hi-Tech Fair and local leading S&T organisations in Shanghai and Shenzhen.

The Dragon-STAR Plus funding will provide support for accommodation for 7 nights (including breakfast) of hotels in Shanghai and Shenzhen, for each European organisation seeking cooperation with Chinese organisations. It is expected that a minimum of 10 European organisations will benefit from this scheme.

Date: 14. - 19. November 2017
Location: Shanghai, Shenzhen
Application Deadline: 8. October 2017

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VNLAre you working in the logistics industry? Or, are you interested to learn about the challenges and opportunities digitalisation brings for the logistic industry?

 

Then, you should not miss the first Swiss Logistics Forum with the topic “Efficiency through digitalisation and sustainability”. Join the event and benefit from interesting keynotes and sessions.

Location: Verkehrshaus Lucerne
Date:         26. October 2017
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Amongst the covered topics are:

  • Digital sustainability – is this possible?
  • Logistics- Riskmanagement; legal and assurance aspects
  • Efficient Fe-Recycling, respective LEAN and Industry 4.0
  • Eco-design 3.0 – Optimisation of supply chain networks
Why you should participate:

  • Learn about the challenges of digitalisation brings for the logistics industry
  • Networking with other people from the industry
  • Participate in interactive sessions
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foerderung programme nfsThe SNF will launch the call for the 5th series of National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR) shorty.

Eventhough, the new call is not out yet, the SNF already announced changes in the first stage of the evaluation procedure.

 

 The major changes are:

  • Proposal outlines will be shorter than in the 2011 call
  • A letter of intent including a list of participating researchers, title and project summary has to be submitted 2 months before the submission deadline

There has not been an announcement of changes in the second stage of the evaluation procedure yet. The submission deadline for he outline proposals will be in February/March 2018.

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Are you planning to submit a NCCR proposal and need support?

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ERICENAERICENA (European Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence in China) is organizing a matchmaking tour in China this September.
This is a great opportunity for all companies and universities interested in doing business in China to meet their counterparts and create networks.

We are proud to announce: Every European participant receives support for the financial expenses of the trip!

 

The subsidy includes:

  • Accommodation in China during the tour up to a maximum of 5 nigths
  • 100 Euro reimbursement for the flights within China

Date: 24. to 31. October 2017

Location: Beijing, Chengdu and Qingdao

Details of the subsidy scheme

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swiss center logoThe Swiss Centers China and the St. Gallen Institute of Management in Asia (SGI-HSG) join forces to offer a one-and-a-half-day seminar dedicated to the Swiss companies who have or who plan to set up subsidiaries in China, and who wish to improve cross-border management methods between Switzerland and China.

The program also includes a practical workshop session where the participants have the opportunities to present concrete cases and questions, and to practice working out answers and implementable guidelines with the support of the experts giving the seminar.

Date: 14.-15. September 2017

Location: Fribourg, Switzerland

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logo enPRIMA is a new grant issue by the SNSF. It will found 10 to 12 female researchers from all disciplines and give them a chance to conduct an own project at a Swiss institution. The duration of the funding is 5 years and includes salary, project and material cost as well as expenses for staff and mobility.
This sheme offers a great opportunity to distinguish yourself with a view to obtain a professorship.
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ipws logo 7041The International Professional Women's Society (IPWS) was founded in 1993 by 13 professional women who wanted to connect with like minded business women. Today, IPWS is a globally successful networking platform for women with more than 5'000 members. The aim of the society is to help women creating networks, connections and foster personal and profession growth.

 

This year, the Annual Genereal Assembly of the society will be held on wednesday 30. August 2017, in Shanghai.
Don't miss the opportunity to join them and meet other business women from around the globe.

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sswfThe Sino-Swiss Women Forum connects female entrepreneurs, political organizations, corporate, financial institutions and communities from China and Switzerland. They forum is held annually either in China or Switzerland.

Location: Chengdu, China
Date: 16.-17. November 2017
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Why you should participate:

  • Connect with women leaders from all over China and Switzerland
  • Debate and exchange with business and industry experts from both countries
  • Visit leading companies in a fast growing Chinese metropolis
  • Let a large Chinese audience know about your company, initiative and projects
  • Take part to meetings with Swiss Chinese Officials
  • Discover Sichuan province, one of the most beautiful regions of China

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