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Autumn Apéro 2019Autumn Apéro 20192019-10-17T15:00:00Z2019-10-17T17:00:00Z<p>Are you Swiss and new to Brussels and interested in Swiss-EU cooperation in the fields of research, innovation and education?</p><p>The Apéro is a small-scale reception held for Swiss trainees, students and <em>experts nationaux détachés</em> of the Swiss government at the European Commission, who have recently started in Brussels. SwissCore, together with representatives of the Swiss community in Brussels, welcome the newcomers and provide them an opportunity to network. The Science and Technology Counsellor of the Mission of Switzerland to the EU and the staff of SwissCore present themselves and the work of their organisation.</p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMSwissCore, Rue du Trône 98 (1st floor)https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=48{10D34AD8-34CA-E911-80D6-005056B7191C}scEvent
Science Breakfast - "Science with and for Society – leave no one behind”Science Breakfast - "Science with and for Society – leave no one behind”2019-09-26T06:30:00Z2019-09-26T08:00:00Z<p>Join us for a discussion with MEP Michael Bloss on 26 September at the European Parliament.</p><p>The Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union and SwissCore invite you to a Science Breakfast on “Science with and for Society” hosted by Michael Bloss, Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Group of the Greens, Germany at the Members Salon of the European Parliament.</p> <p> </p> <p>MEP Michael Bloss and Antonio Loprieno, President of the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA), and President of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences will discuss with guests how science can learn about citizens’ concerns and partner up with citizens to make a difference. The discussion will touch upon measures the European Commission takes, such as research missions, and elaborate how academia, politics and European citizens can contribute to science for the future we want.</p> <p> </p> <p>The programme can be found <a title="programme" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Programme_Science_and_Society.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p>REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMEuropean Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, Salon des Députés (ASP 00 G)https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=47{C9E75C8B-2DCB-E911-80D6-005056B7191C}scEvent
IGLO Open on SDGsIGLO Open on SDGs2019-07-04T09:00:00Z2019-07-04T12:00:00Z<p>Our Trainee Maxime Schoch will present her research project on R&I contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals.</p><p>The presentation on the research project 'Implementing the Agenda 2030 – How can Research and Innovation contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?' will focus on the following aspects:</p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>What action has the European Union taken on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) so far?</li> <li>How are the SDGs covered in the new framework programme for research and innovation (R&I), Horizon Europe?</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>In addition, Thomas Arnold, the Adviser for SDGs at the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), will give an input on how the SDGs played a role in shaping the new organisation of DG RTD.</p> <p> </p> <p>For her research, Maxime Schoch conducted a thorough document analysis and several interviews with European Commission officials and European R&I stakeholders.</p> <p> </p> <p>There will be time for a Q&A session with the audience, followed by a sandwich lunch.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMKoWi, Rue du Trône 98https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=46{2A381668-F188-E911-80D6-005056B7191C}scEvent
Annual Event 2019Annual Event 20192019-03-28T16:30:00Z2019-03-28T18:00:00Z<p>How can Europe lead the next technological revolution?</p><p style="text-align: justify;">New digital technologies will play an important role in the future European strategy, and mobilising innovation in key digital technologies is essential. What are the current challenges faced by Europe’s innovation ecosystems in the context of the increased competition at global level? What is the role of national innovation funding agencies in contributing to a coherent and ambitious European strategy? And how can Europe make best use of its vast scientific research capabilities to tackle the global challenges of our time and the emerging industrial challenges of the future?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />Our annual event will provide a platform to discuss these questions with leading research and innovation experts and decision-makers from Switzerland and Europe. Confirmed speakers are:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li><strong>Dominique Gruhl-Bégin</strong>, Head of Start-ups and Next-Generation Innovators Division at Innosuisse</li> <li><strong>Reinhilde Veugelers</strong>, Senior Fellow at Bruegel, Professor for Management, Strategy and Innovation at KU Leuven</li> <li><strong>Signe Ratso</strong>, Deputy Director General for Research and Innovation at the European Commission</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Thereafter, the event will continue with a networking apéro.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">More details can be found in the programme <a title="programme" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Annual_Event_2019_Programme.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> <br />REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMDe Warande, Rue Zinner 1https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=45{23047F98-3130-E911-80D1-005056B7191C}scEvent
Spring Apéro 2019Spring Apéro 20192019-03-11T16:30:00Z2019-03-11T18:00:00Z<p>Are you Swiss and new to Brussels and interested in Swiss-EU cooperation in the fields of research, innovation and education?</p><p>The Apéro is a small-scale reception held for Swiss trainees, students and <em>experts nationaux détachés</em> of the Swiss government at the European Commission, who have recently started in Brussels. SwissCore, together with representatives of the Swiss community in Brussels, welcome the newcomers and provide them an opportunity to network. The Science and Technology Counsellor of the Mission of Switzerland to the EU and the staff of SwissCore present themselves and the work of their organisation.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMSwissCore, Rue du Trône 98 (1st floor)https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=44{D252EB01-F11E-E911-80D1-005056B7191C}scEvent
Swiss Science Briefing on SDGsSwiss Science Briefing on SDGs2019-02-28T16:30:00Z2019-02-28T18:00:00Z<p>Switzerland, Europe and Beyond: Global SDGs and the Science Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.</p><p>This Swiss Science Briefing, hosted by the Mission of Switzerland to the EU and SwissCore, aims at highlighting how science contributes not only to the technical aspects of development, but also to socio-cultural effects and changes.</p> <p> </p> <p>We will elaborate on how science and science institutions can interact with different stakeholders to enable fact-based decisions in a knowledge-based society. The panel discussion will propose ways for science institutions in Switzerland and all over Europe to work with the European Commission in order to contribute to sustainable development and the achievement of SDGs.</p> <p> </p> <p>Our speakers are:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Urs Bucher</strong>, Ambassador, Head of the Mission of Switzerland to the EU</li> <li><strong>Antonio Loprieno</strong>, President of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, of the Federation of European Academies (ALLEA), and of the Austrian Science Council</li> <li><strong>David Bohmert</strong>, Secretary General, Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER)</li> <li><strong>Adam Tyson</strong>, Head of Unit North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Directorate C - International Cooperation, European Commission</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>You can find the draft programme of the event <a title="draft programme" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Programme_Swiss_Science_Briefing.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p>Registration is mandatory and can be done until 21 February 2019 the latest.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMMission of Switzerland to the EU, Place du Luxembourg 1https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=43{660B3AF9-3413-E911-80D1-005056B7191C}scEvent
Policy Symposium ‘Enabling the Open Science Modus Operandi in Europe’Policy Symposium ‘Enabling the Open Science Modus Operandi in Europe’2018-11-29T15:00:00Z2018-11-29T18:30:00Z<p>The event is organised by the open science platform <a title="website Frontiers" href="http://home.frontiersin.org/" target="_blank">Frontiers</a> and SwissCore in cooperation with the <a title="Austrian Presidency" href="http://www.austria.org/eupresidency-2018/" target="_blank">Austrian Presidency</a> of the Council of the EU.</p><p>The symposium aims to discuss key enablers of the open science modus operandi in Europe, including:</p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>how to transition to immediate open access swiftly and foster a transparent and competitive scholarly communication sector;</li> <li>rewards and incentives for embedding open science in research practices, promotions and assessments. <br /> </li> </ul> <p>Confirmed speakers are:</p> <p> </p> <ul> <li><strong>Jean-Claude Burgelman</strong> – Head of Unit Open Science, European Commission</li> <li><strong>Michael Hengartner</strong> – President of swissuniversities and Rector of Zurich University</li> <li><strong>Stephan Kuster</strong> – Secretary General of Science Europe</li> <li><strong>Kamila Markram</strong> – CEO Frontiers</li> <li><strong>Ingeborg Meijer</strong> – Senior Researcher and Research Evaluation Consultant, Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)</li> <li><strong>Gareth O’Neill</strong> – President of the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers</li> <li><strong>Florian Pecenka</strong> – Head of Unit, Austrian Permanent Representation to the EU</li> <li><strong>Falk Reckling</strong> - Head of Department Strategy, Austrian Science Fund  (FWF)</li> <li><strong>Monique Ritchie</strong> - Co-Chair Open Science Working Group, Young European Research Universities (YERUN)</li> <li><strong>Alexis Walckiers</strong> – Invited Professor in Microeconomics, Université Libre de Bruxelles</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>More details in the draft programme can be found <a title="programme" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/20181129_Programme_Open_science_policy_symposium.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p>If you need further information about the symposium, please contact Laure Sonnier for Frontiers at: <a href="mailto:eu.office@frontiersin.org">eu.office@frontiersin.org</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p>Registration for the symposium is closed.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMRadisson Blu Royal Hotel, Rue du Fosse-aux-Loups 47https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=42{89012F1C-2BCD-E811-80D0-005056B7191C}scEvent
Autumn Apéro 2018Autumn Apéro 20182018-11-07T16:30:00Z2018-11-07T18:00:00Z<p>Are you Swiss and new to Brussels and interested in Swiss-EU cooperation in the fields of research, innovation and education?</p><p>The Apéro is a small-scale reception held for new Swiss trainees and experts nationaux détachés of the Swiss government at the European Commission. Representatives of the Swiss community in Brussels welcome the Swiss newcomers to Brussels and provide an opportunity to network. The Science and Technology Counsellor of the Mission of Switzerland to the EU and the staff of SwissCore present themselves and the work of their organisation.</p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMSwissCore (1st floor) in Rue du Trône 98https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=41{D3CBF945-2F8B-E811-80CF-005056B7191C}scEvent
Swiss Science Briefing: Climate ChangeSwiss Science Briefing: Climate Change2018-09-04T15:30:00Z2018-09-04T17:30:00Z<p>Where do we stand globally in climate research?</p><p>SwissCore, the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities and the Mission of Switzerland to the European Union (EU) would like to invite you to a Swiss Science Briefing on “Climate change: What does Europe need to solve this global challenge?” on 4 September at 17:30, at the Mission of Switzerland to the EU.</p> <p> </p> <p>Where do we stand globally in climate research? Is Europe well equipped to tackle the global challenge of climate change? Is Horizon Europe designed the right way to tackle this challenge? What type of technologies does Europe need to develop to fight climate change? What ‘mission’ should R&I stakeholders gather around? Does Europe actually need more research on climate or only political action?</p> <p> </p> <p>Two world leading climate scientists, Thomas Stocker (University of Bern) and Lučka Kajfež Bogataj (University of Ljubljana) and two key European policy makers, Patrick Child (DG Research and Innovation) and Bas Eickhout (European Parliament) will reflect on these questions and elaborate on what Europe needs to solve the global challenge of climate change.</p> <p> </p> <p>You will find the detailed programme of the event <a title="here" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/2018_SCBriefing_UNIBE_Climate%20Change_Final%20Version.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a>. You can register here until 28 August.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMMission of Switzerland to the European Union, Place du Luxembourg 1, 1050https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=40{C1D4AC59-116F-E811-80CB-005056B7191C}scEvent
Annual Event 2018Annual Event 20182018-04-17T15:30:00Z2018-04-17T18:45:00Z<p>Join our discussion with young, bright scientists and leading policy-makers on how Europe can tackle global challenges through R&I!</p><p>The future of European research and innovation is being shaped in Brussels right now.</p> <p> </p> <p>In that context, many questions arise: How can the next European framework programme for R&I (FP9) best be shaped to address global challenges? What is the role of science in tackling the UN SDGs? How to go about ‘big science initiatives’? What types of e-Infrastructures do we need to secure a policy and practice of open data? How to foster real interdisciplinarity? Does Europe need a career framework to recruit and retain best brains? How can end-users involvement in research projects be best supported? And finally, can FP9 support the transition of research results into practice and policies for the benefit of economy and society?</p> <p> </p> <p>After an inspiring keynote speech outlining the role of science in tackling UN SDGs by <strong>Jeffrey D. Sachs</strong> from Columbia University, special advisor for the UN Secretary-General on SDGs, <strong>Patricia Monteiro</strong>, <strong>Seraina Dual</strong>, <strong>Busra Gencer</strong> and <strong>Franck Lejzerowicz</strong> – four young scientists with revolutionary ideas – will shed light on the challenges faced by European research and innovation based on their concrete experience.</p> <p> </p> <p>They will engage in an interactive discussion with <strong>Kurt Vandenberghe</strong>, Director at the European Commission and <strong>Matthias Egger</strong>, President of the Swiss National Science Foundation, who will react from the perspective of a national funder. The debate will be moderated by <strong>Gian Francesco Giudice</strong>, Head of Theoretical Physics at CERN.</p> <p> </p> <p>Please find <a title="Programme Annual Event" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/AnnualEvent_2018_Programme.pdf">here</a> the detailed programme of the event.</p> <p> </p> <p>REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED BECAUSE WE HAVE REACHED THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMThe BIP, Room Des Guichets, Place Royale 2-4https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=39{13F1D619-1313-E811-80CA-005056B7191C}scEvent
Spring Apéro 2018Spring Apéro 20182018-03-19T16:30:00Z2018-03-19T18:00:00Z<p>Are you Swiss and new to Brussels and interested in Swiss-EU cooperation in the fields of research, innovation and education?</p><p>The Apéro is a small-scale reception held for new Swiss Trainees and <em>experts nationaux détachés</em> of the Swiss government at the European Commission. Representatives of the Swiss community in Brussels welcome the Swiss newcomers to Brussels and provide an opportunity to network. The Science and Technology Counsellor of the Mission of Switzerland to the EU and the staff of SwissCore present themselves and the work of their organisation.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMSwissCore (1st Floor) in Rue du Trône 98https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=37{97CF52FD-5E0A-E811-80CA-005056B7191C}scEvent
Swiss Education Briefing 2018Swiss Education Briefing 20182018-03-06T16:30:00Z2018-03-06T18:00:00Z<p>Join the Swiss Education Briefing on Ensuring dynamic Vocational Education and Training systems post-2020.</p><p>The Mission of Switzerland to the European Union and SwissCore organise a Swiss Education Briefing on <strong>Ensuring dynamic Vocational Education and Training (VET) systems post-2020</strong>.</p> <p> </p> <p>This Swiss Education Briefing will start with a keynote speech by Michel <strong>Servoz</strong>, Director-General of the European Commission (EC)’s Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion (DG EMPL). He will present the EC’s vision for a European VET strategy post-2020.</p> <p> </p> <p>Josef <strong>Widmer</strong>, Deputy Director of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) will afterwards present Switzerland's strategic framework VET 2030. In 2017, Switzerland went through a process of elaborating a VET vision 2030 and a strategic framework VET 2030. This process included a broad range of stakeholders and resulted in a common long-term vision and systemic guidelines for the further development of the Swiss VET system.</p> <p> </p> <p>Elisabeth <strong>Tome-Gertheinrichs</strong>, Deputy Director of the French Employer Federation MEDEF and responsible for the current negotiations of apprenticeships in France as well as Maria Theresa <strong>Lein</strong> of the Federation of Austrian Industries IV will then join the panel discussion in order to comment on the inputs with regard to their respective national background.</p> <p> </p> <p>Jens <strong>Bjørnåvold</strong>, Senior Expert at the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) will close the discussion by deriving some conclusions.</p> <p> </p> <p>The event will take place on <strong>Tuesday 6 March 2018</strong> from 17:30 to 19:00 at the Mission of Switzerland to the EU, Place du Luxembourg 1, 1050 Brussels.</p> <p>Thereafter, you are welcome to join us for a networking reception.</p> <p> </p> <p>Further details can be found in the <a title="programme" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/SwissEducationBriefing2018-draftprogrammee.pdf" target="_blank">programme</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMMission of Switzerland to the European Union, Place du Luxembourg 1, 1050https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=38{7EA8A704-6FFB-E711-80CA-005056B7191C}scEvent
Swiss Science Briefing: Towards a European Open Science CloudSwiss Science Briefing: Towards a European Open Science Cloud2018-01-30T16:45:00Z2018-01-30T18:15:00Z<p>How to harness the power of open data? Getting inspiration from the work of the Swiss Data Science Center.</p><p>The Briefing, jointly organised by the Mission of Switzerland to the EU and SwissCore, will start with a presentation of Edouard Bugnion, Vice-President of the EPFL and Academic Co-Director of the Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC). He will elaborate on the work of the SDSC, its main challenges and opportunities to secure a ‘truly open global science’. Christophe Rossel, Vice-President of the European Physical Society and member of the Open Science Policy Platform and Jean-Claude Burgelman, Head of Unit ‘Open Data Policy and Science Cloud, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission, will then join a panel discussion where they will share their insights on the development of the European Open Science Cloud.</p> <p> </p> <p>After the briefing, the participants are welcome to enjoy a networking reception.</p> <p> </p> <p>Please find the detailed programme <a title="programme" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Swiss_Science_Briefing_2018_EOSC_Programme.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMThe Mission of Switzerland to the EU, Place du Luxembourg 1https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=36{D69D240D-D1D9-E711-80CA-005056B7191C}scEvent
Autumn Apéro 2017Autumn Apéro 20172017-11-09T16:30:00Z2017-11-09T18:00:00Z<p>Are you Swiss and new to Brussels and interested in Swiss-EU cooperation in the fields of research, innovation and education?</p><p>The Apéro is a small-scale reception organised for Swiss Trainees and Swiss Students in Belgium and <em>experts nationaux détachés</em> of the Swiss government working at the European Commission. Representatives of the Swiss community in Brussels welcome the Swiss newcomers and provide an opportunity to network. The Science and Technology Counsellor of the Mission of Switzerland to the EU and the staff of SwissCore present themselves and the work of their organisation.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMSwissCore Office, Rue du Trône 98https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=35{1223CE77-9C08-E711-80C9-005056B7191C}scEvent
Swiss Science Briefing: Alternative ways of assessing research in Social Science and the HumanitiesSwiss Science Briefing: Alternative ways of assessing research in Social Science and the Humanities2017-10-19T15:00:00Z2017-10-19T17:00:00Z<p>Jointly organised by the Mission of Switzerland to the EU, SwissCore and the University of Geneva.</p><p>This event will reflect on the role, output and evaluation of research in Social Science and Humanities by feeding the results of the Swiss programme “Research performances in the humanities and social sciences” (CUS –P3) into discussions on a European level. The invited discussants from the EC, LERU, EASSH, swissuniversities and the University of Geneva will touch on the more general debate on the role of SSH in society and in European research and innovation programmes.</p> <p> </p> <p>Speakers and panellists include:</p> <ul> <li>Alexander Hasgall, Former scientific coordinator of CUS–P3 and Head of the Council for Doctoral Education of the European University Association</li> <li>Zoltan Krasznai, Policy Officer at the Unit Open and inclusive societies, European Commission</li> <li>Ortwin de Graef, Professor at KU Leuven</li> <li>Gabi Lombardo, Director EASSH</li> <li>Axel Marion, Head of Division Higher Education Policy, swissuniversities</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>Moderated by Laure Ognois, Director Research Services, University of Geneva.</p> <p> </p> <p>Please find further information in the detailed <a title="programme" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Programme_Swiss_Science_Briefing_2017.pdf">programme</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p>Registrations are open until 13 October 2017 included.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMMission of Switzerland to the EU, Place du Luxembourg 1https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=34{0091D68D-BA8C-E711-80CA-005056B7191C}scEvent
Open Science Policy Symposium || Associated Event, 2017 Estonian Presidency to the EUOpen Science Policy Symposium || Associated Event, 2017 Estonian Presidency to the EU2017-09-28T15:00:00Z2017-09-28T17:30:00Z<p>Solving the societal and sustainability challenges of the 21st century.</p><p>The policy symposium is organised by the Mission of Switzerland to the EU, SwissCore and Frontiers, in cooperation with the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU. Speakers and panellists will discuss the contribution of digital Open Science to driving innovative solutions towards a sustainable society, as well as the economic growth, and the need for European and global policies that accelerate a full transition to Open Science.  </p> <p> </p> <p>Speakers include:</p> <ul> <li>Mr Urs Bucher - Ambassador Mission of Switzerland to the European Union</li> <li>Mr Kurt Vandenberghe - Director, Policy Development and Coordination, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission</li> <li>Dr Kamila Markram – CEO, Frontiers - Open Science Platform</li> <li>Professor Valerio Acocella - Professor of Geosciences at the University of Roma Tre </li> <li>Professor Michel Goldman – Head of Institute for Interdisciplinary Innovation in Healthcare (I3h), Université Libre de Bruxelles and former Executive Director of the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)</li> <li>Professor Urmas Kõljalg - Open Science Expert Group, Estonian Research Council</li> <li>Professor Mary Ritter OBE - International Ambassador Climate KIC; Chair of RISE European Open Science Advisory Group</li> <li>Professor Moritz Riede - co Chair Global Young Academy, Associate Professor Oxford University</li> <li>Mr Tamás Bereczky - Social Psychologist & Patient Advocate - European AIDS Treatment Group</li> <li>Mr Martin Eessalu - Ministry of Education and Research, Estonia <br /> </li> </ul> <p>You can find more details in the final programme <a title="final programme" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Draft_AGENDA_Open_Science_Symposium_20170928.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p>Registration for the event is now closed!</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMThe BIP, Salle des Guichets, Rue Royale 2-4https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=33{7D208052-DF66-E711-80C9-005056B7191C}scEvent
Annual Event 2017Annual Event 20172017-05-17T15:30:00Z2017-05-17T17:00:00Z<p>The future of European Research and Innovation: how does excellence relate to impact?</p><p>The event will start with a symposium from 17:30 to 19:00, with key contributions from Mauro Dell’Ambrogio (Swiss State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation), Matthias Egger (President of the Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation), Walter Steinlin (President of the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation) and Wolfgang Burtscher (Deputy Director-General for Research and Innovation at the European Commission). The keynote will be delivered by Bettina Ernst (CEO of PRECLIN Biosystems).</p> <p> </p> <p>At 19:00, the event will continue with a networking reception, and you are warmly invited to join us.</p> <p> </p> <p>Further information can be found in the <a title="programme" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/SwissCore_Annual_Event_2017_Programme.pdf">programme</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p>As the number of places is limited, registration is required and only possible with a personal invitation. The deadline for registering is 10 May 2017.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>1000 BRUSSELSBELGIUMThe BIP, Place Royale 10-11https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=32{82B3A2FD-0108-E711-80C9-005056B7191C}scEvent
Spring Apéro 2017Spring Apéro 20172017-04-25T15:30:00Z2017-04-25T17:00:00Z<p>Are you Swiss and new to Brussels and interested in Swiss-EU cooperation in the fields of research, innovation and education?</p><p>The Apéro is a small-scale reception held for new Swiss Trainees and <em>experts nationaux détachés</em> of the Swiss government at the European Commission. Representatives of the Swiss community in Brussels welcome the Swiss newcomers to Brussels and provide an opportunity to network. The Science and Technology Counsellor of the Mission of Switzerland to the EU and the staff of SwissCore present themselves and the work of their organisation.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMKoWi (8th Floor) in Rue du Trône 98https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=31{2024E69C-3EC1-E611-80C5-005056B7191C}scEvent
Getting it right: What are the best funding mechanisms for innovation?Getting it right: What are the best funding mechanisms for innovation?2017-03-08T14:00:00Z2017-03-08T16:30:00Z<p>The event is organised by The Mission of Switzerland to the European Union and SwissCore, in collaboration with Christian Ehler, Member of the European Parliament.</p><p>This Swiss Innovation Briefing provides a platform to discuss about the strengths of the current European model, on new initiatives, as well as on what conditions would be appropriate to ensure a larger number of scale-ups at the European level. Both the public and private sectors will be present at the high-level panel that will be composed as follows:</p> <p> </p> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation</li> <li>Mauro Dell’ Ambrogio, Swiss State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation</li> <li>Mark Ferguson, Director General, Science Foundation Ireland and member of EU High Level Expert Group on H2020 Impact</li> <li>Aymeric Sallin, Founder and CEO of NanoDimension</li> <li>Werner Cautreels, President and CEO of Selecta Biosciences</li> </ul> <p><br />Further details can be found in the <a href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/20170308_Prgramme%20Event%20CH_EP%20innovation%20funding.pdf" target="_blank">programme</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p>To confirm your participation, please register via email to <a href="mailto:infodesk@swisscore.org">infodesk@swisscore.org</a> until 3 March 2017 at the latest.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMBIP (Brussels Info Place), Salle des Guichets, Rue Royale 2-4, 1000 Brusselshttps://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=30{7FBA825A-7AEF-E611-80C6-005056B7191C}scEvent
IGLO Open Special - Beyond Horizon 2020IGLO Open Special - Beyond Horizon 20202017-02-21T10:00:00Z2017-02-21T13:00:00Z<p>Beyond Horizon 2020: shaping the design of FP9 from a Science and Innovation (S&I) stakeholder perspective.</p><p>In this IGLO Open Special, our Trainee Max de Boer will present the findings of his research Project: "Beyond Horizon 2020: shaping the design of FP9 from a Science and Innovation (S&I) stakeholder perspective".</p> <p> </p> <p>His presentation will focus on the following aspects:</p> <ul> <li>What are the key issues raised by the S&I stakeholders for the Horizon 2020 interim evaluation?</li> <li>What are the critical success elements for FP9?</li> <li>What needs to be modified in Horizon 2020 for FP9?</li> <li>What are possible design options for FP9?</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>For his research, Max de Boer analysed 40 stakeholder position papers on the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, covering a broad geographical and cross-sectorial range. He extracted the main issues raised, suggestions for modifications and critical success factors for FP9. Additionally, he conducted interviews with 17 science and innovation stakeholders from the Swiss and Brussels S&I stakeholder community to extend his views and enrich the findings from the position papers.</p> <p> </p> <p>After the presentation of his research, there will be a Q&A session with the audience, followed by a sandwich lunch.</p> <p> </p> <p>The SwissCore team looks forward to welcoming you.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>1050 BRUSSELSBELGIUMKoWi (8th Floor) in Rue du Trône 98https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=28{79AB2B7F-00D8-E611-80C5-005056B7191C}scEvent