logo ENRICH China ColorENRICH China is organising an innovation tour to China.

Topic: Industry 4.0 & Made in China 2025
Date: 6.-11. May 2018
Locations: Shanghai, Wuxi, Chengdu

Why you should participate:

  • Matchmaking with key Chinese players in Intelligent Manufacturing (IM)
  • Access for business and research opportunities in Shanghai as well as in the Chinese 2nd-tier cities
  • Europe Day - Networking with EU and Chinese innovators in China
  • First-hand information on Chinese Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) landscape and innovative activities in China
  • Contacts with high-level representatives from EU and Chinese Government
  • Meet your counterparts in China for the new H2020 Work Programme

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VNLVNL Schweiz is currently searching for a motivated and commitet assistant (40-60%). The Verein Netzwerk Logistik Schweiz is a National Thematic Network (NTN) for logistics and supply chain Management. More about the VNL


The position includes the following tasks:

  • Organisation of Events
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Writing of newsletters and press releases
  • Customer relationship management
  • General administration

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logo ENRICH China ColorJoin the ENRICH Community and become one of the 30 certified ENRICH Soft Landing Zones in China!

ENRICH Soft Landing Zones are European or Chinese business support organisations based in China which are going to be certified through ENRICH Innovation Support Certification service. This number of organisations in China, across many provinces, will be able to provide a comprehensive set of services enabling European RDI organisations to access the Chinese market and develop long-term partnerships. 


Getting the ENRICH Soft Landing Zones status will enable the applicants to acquire credibility as an organisation that through constant monitoring pursues continuous improvement, to gain recognition among the EU-China research and innovation ecosystem as well as to have a higher visibility when attracting European companies and researchers with innovation potential.

How to apply
Download and complete the Certification Questionnaire and send it to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!.
Deadline for application: 29th of March, 2018 - midnight CET
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logo enDid you come up if an idea for developing your research result into a marketable product? Bridge Proof of concept provides financial support for young researchers, which want to refine and test their idea. The projects funded can include all kinds of innovations from all research areas.

Eligibility criteria:

You can apply for a BRIDGE Proof of Concept project regardless of discipline if you meet the following criteria:

  • Your institution has assured you of their support for the duration of the project.
  • You have gained research experience while studying for your bachelor's or master's degree, which you obtained no more than four years ago
  • You are on course to complete your doctoral studies within the next six months or less
  • You are a working as a postdoctoral researcher, having obtained your doctorate no more than four years ago
  • You submit your proposal as an individual and not as part of a group
Bridge Proof of Concept will cover your salary and any costs directly linked to the execution of the project up to max. CHF 130’000 per year

You find more information here

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logo ENRICH China ColorThe ENRICH in the USA Network which has been launched in San Francisco will provide information and support services to EU innovators and researchers wishing to expand their activities to the US. It focuses on accelerating access to the US innovation ecosystem and maximizing growth opportunities.



The services of ENRICH USA Network include:

  • Bootcamps
  • Innovation tours
  • "Match and Pitch" events
  • Soft landing hubs

The soft landing hubs are available to companies selected following competitive calls for applications.
The next calls will be published here on February 22

The network, led by the European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN) and the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA), is funded with a grant from the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme, and it is the third of the three networks to be launched under  the ENRICH initiative. ENRICH is a global network of centres and hubs focused on promoting the internationalisation of European science, technology and innovation (STI) in Brazil (ENRICH in Brazil), China (ENRICH in China), and the USA  (ENRICH in the USA).

ENRICH in China is organising its 2nd Webinar – “How to manage IPR in China”, that will happen on February 5th. The Webinar will address the recent trends on the Chinese IPR System and IPR Protection in China. There will also be the opportunity of getting to know how ENRICH in China can connect you to the country. To have access to the agenda and to register, please click here

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EUrelations Logo ohne ClaimThis seminar will provide an insight into the funding opportunities for SMEs in Horizon2020 and other programs.



The Participants will find answers to the following questions:

  • What are the funding opportunities for SMEs?
  • Which Instruments are relevant for me?
  • Where do I get information?
  • Who can support me?

Venue: Technopark Zürich, Technoparkstrasse 1, 8005 Zürich

Date: 27. February 2018

Time: 16:00 - 18:00

Costs: CHF 40.- (incl. Apéro)


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ENRICH (European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and Hubs) is giving the webinar "Introduction to China's Innovation Landscape"

When: 19. December 2017, 09:15 CET (16:15 Beijing Time)


The adressed topics are:

  • China's Innovation Landsscape: Impact on Research and Innovation Cooperation Opportunities between Europe and China
  • Service Portfolio of ENRICH in China
  • Enrich Hub in Chengdu - Business and Innovation Cooperation Opportunities with Europe

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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.


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: Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!
  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


  • 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

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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


  • 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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