Webinar on Funding Opportunities under Innovation Procurement

Nikola Benin, PhD


The public sector in the EU, as elsewhere in the world, is faced with important challenges. These include modernising internal operations of public services to make them run more efficiently, as well as improving the external quality of public services to the citizens, e.g. improving high quality affordable health care to cope with an ageing population, improving energy efficiency, etc.

Addressing such challenges can require new and better solutions:

  • Procurement of solutions new to the market where the public sector acts as first customer: Public Procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI)
  • Procurement of R&D services to tackle specific public needs when solutions are not yet on the market:  Pre-commercial Procurement (PCP)

Horizon 2020 reinforces these co-financing mechanisms and will continue boosting in the upcoming work programme for the calls in 2018-2020.

This webinar aims to give more information on how PCP and PPI work. The agenda consists of a detailed presentation by the EC representative on basic info, benefits, eligibility, etc. and a successful Swiss PCP project testimonial.

Contact: zuricheuresearch.ch


Funding opportunities in Health and Nutrition

Author: Nikola Benin


Designed for Industry/SME and academic audience, this session will cover specific programme aspects such as information required for a strong proposal, overview of calls, evaluation criteria and partner search tools, together with the services that Euresearch offers to support applications. The event will feature testimonials from successful applicants from academia and business.


17:20 Welcome of participants
17:30 Introduction
Nasri Nahas, Chief Executive Officer, Biopôle SA
17:35 H2020 general functioning and Swiss situation. Businesses in H2020: benefits and financing for companies, best practices and services by Euresearch
Irina Sakharova Quitt, Euresearch SME Advisor Lausanne/Vaud
17:50 H2020 for academic researchers : engaging in collaborative calls and support from Euresearch Regional Office
Tristan Piguet, Program Manager, EPFL Research Office & Euresearch Regional Office Lausanne
18:05 Overview of funding opportunities in Health and Nutrition
Mathilde Vivot, National Contact Point Health, Demographic Change & Wellbeing, Euresearch Head Office
18:20 Testimonials from successful applicants
Dr. Nicolas Collin, Vaccine Formulation Laboratory, University of Lausanne; Dr. Sylvain Fleury, Chief Scientific Officer, Mymetics SA
18:40 Q&A session
19:00–20:00 Networking cocktail

Please contact us ASAP at lausanneeuresearch.ch to set up a meeting.

Funding opportunities for HPC

Author: Nikola Benin


The FET Proactive call on HPC aims to leverage the existing European strengths for building the next generation of extreme performance computing and taking advantage of the new opportunities created from the transition from peta to exascale computing. The ultimate goal is to achieve world-class extreme scale computing capabilities in platforms, technologies and applications. Next call deadline is 27 September 2016.

The FET Proactive HPC call complements the other building blocks under the e-Infrastructures and LEIT-ICT parts of Horizon 2020 of the European HPC strategy.

The Research and Innovations Actions topic “Co-design of HPC systems and applications” has a budget of 41M€ and is open for proposals submission until 27 September 2016.

Link: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/funding-opportunities-hpc-horizon-2020-work-programme-2016-2017