Events

 

 

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
Swiss Education Briefing on Refugees' integration through work-based learningSwiss Education Briefing on Refugees' integration through work-based learning2017-02-20T16:30:00Z2017-02-20T18:00:00Z<p>How can work-based learning help young refugees and migrants in Europe?</p><p>The Mission of Switzerland to the European Union and SwissCore organise a Swiss Education Briefing on <strong>Refugees' integration through work-based learning (WBL)</strong>. This Swiss Education Briefing provides a platform to learn and discuss how WBL and Vocational Education and Training (VET) can support refugees’ and migrants’ social and professional integration in Europe.<strong> </strong></p> <p> </p> <p>First, Mr Urs Bucher, Ambassador of the Mission of Switzerland to the European Union will welcome us. Then, our speakers will share their own perspectives and experiences about WBL and VET.</p> <ul> <li>Professional and social integration through the basic training course RIESCO;</li> <li>The company experience with RIESCO;</li> <li>The course graduate experience;</li> <li>The European perspective.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>Finally, the briefing foresees a discussion between speakers and audience.</p> <p>The discussion will be followed by a networking reception offered by the Mission of Switzerland to the EU.</p> <p> </p> <p>Please find more details in the <a href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Swiss_Education_Briefing2017_Programme.pdf"><strong>programme</strong></a>.</p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMMission of Switzerland to the European Union, Place du Luxembourg 1, 1050https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=29{BDE4C861-6DD2-E611-80C5-005056B7191C}scEvent
Swiss Science Briefing: Towards a new generation of publishing modelsSwiss Science Briefing: Towards a new generation of publishing models2017-01-26T16:30:00Z2017-01-26T18:00:00Z<p>Fostering reproducibility and collaboration.</p><p>The Mission of Switzerland to the European Union and SwissCore organise a Swiss Science Briefing on '<strong>Towards a new generation of publishing models'</strong>. The briefing will elaborate on the questions why there is a need for new ways of publishing and what the underlying challenges are?</p> <p> </p> <p>We are today witnessing a crisis in science publishing and this crisis is due to three main reasons: irreproducibility of scientific data, barriers to access data and finally, non-communication of data. Our first speaker, <strong>Michael O. Hengartner</strong>, President of the University of Zurich and of swissuniversities, will share the perspective of a leading university in Europe on that topic.</p> <p> </p> <p>The European Commission (EC) is working towards an Open Science agenda including among others new business models for open access to publications and data, replicability, as well as alternative metrics. Our second speaker, <strong>Jean-Claude Burgelman,</strong> Head of Unit ‘Data and Foresigh’ in the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, will share the view of the EC on the transition to Open Science and highlight the finding of the recent report of the alternative metrics working group.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Lawrence Rajendran</strong>, founder and nightCEO of <a title="ScienceMatters" href="https://www.sciencematters.io/" target="_blank">ScienceMatters</a>, a Swiss science publishing company, will present how concretely new ways of publishing could look like. ScienceMatters offers space dedicated for publishing single well validated observations.</p> <p> </p> <p>New ways of publishing will require adaptations and changes from all science stakeholders. The last speaker, <strong>Tony Peatfield</strong>, Corporate Affairs Director of UK Medical Research Council, will elaborate on that.</p> <p> </p> <p>Finally, the briefing foresees an interactive discussion between speakers and audience in order to discuss how all stakeholders can engage in the necessary transition towards the next generation of science publishing.</p> <p> </p> <p>The briefing will be followed by a networking reception offered by the Mission of Switzerland to the EU.</p> <p> </p> <p>Please find more details in the <a title="programme" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Swiss_Science_Briefing_2017_Programme.pdf">programme</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSMission of Switzerland to the European Union, Place du Luxembourg 1, 1050https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=27{3DFC59D7-4DB5-E611-80C5-005056B7191C}scEvent
Autumn Apéro 2016Autumn Apéro 20162016-11-10T16:30:00Z2016-11-10T16:30:00Z<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, held at our premises, concerns the small-scale reception for the new Swiss Trainees, Swiss Erasmus students 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>BRUSSELSBELGIUMSwissCore (1st floor) in Rue du Trône 98https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=26{755988CA-9875-E611-80C5-005056B7191C}scEvent
Swiss Science Briefing: Longing for a good night’s sleep?Swiss Science Briefing: Longing for a good night’s sleep?2016-09-14T14:30:00Z2016-09-14T16:00:00Z<p>Solutions at the cross-roads between psychology, biology and neuroscience: how to best support interdisciplinarity.</p><p>The Swiss briefing aims at reflecting on this issue by first diving into the research area of sleep for which interdisciplinarity is key. The first speaker, Björn Rasch (Professor Cognitive Biopsychology und Methods, Department of Psychology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland) is using his grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for basic research in the area of sleep. He will elaborate on his goal to discover how psychological factors are activated before sleep can influence sleep in an objectively measurable manner. Secondly, you will learn from Urs Albrecht (Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland), about chrono-biology or ‘body clocks’. He will explain which chemicals regulate our circadian clocks that in turn control our bodily functions such as sleep. Finally, Jean-Pierre Bourguignon (President, European Research Council) will share his view on the complex issue of interdisciplinarity and discuss with the first two speakers on how it can be best fostered by European funding programmes.</p> <p> </p> <p>The briefing will be followed by a networking reception which will guarantee you a good night's sleep!</p> <p> </p> <p>Further information can be found in the <a title="programme" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Swiss_Sleep_Science_Briefing_Programme.pdf">programme</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p>Registration is open until 7 September 2016.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMKoWi, Rue du Trône 98 (8th floor)https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=24{13E26DAB-DF2E-E611-80C5-005056B7191C}scEvent
Annual Event 2016Annual Event 20162016-05-23T15:30:00Z2016-05-23T17:15:00Z<p>Annual Event 2016 on 'Building the digital ERA – the way to the Open Science Cloud'.</p><p>The event will start with a symposium from 17:30 to 19:15, with key note speeches by Martin Vetterli (President of the Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation), Kurt Vandenberghe (Director ‘Policy Development and Coordination’ at DG Research and Innovation, European Commission), Patrick Aebischer (President of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) and Thomas Hofmann (Professor for Data Analytics, Department of Computer Science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich), who will present the Swiss Data Science Initiative. The speeches will be followed by a roundtable discussion on 'Let's build the cloud! - challenges ahead and different perspectives on the European Open Science Cloud’, moderated by Martin Vetterli.</p> <p> </p> <p>Hereafter, you are very welcome to join the networking reception.</p> <p> </p> <p>Further information can be found in the <a title="programme" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Annual_Event_2016_Programme.pdf">programme</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p>As the number of places is limited, registration is required and only possible with personal invitation. The deadline for registering is 17 May 2016.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMThe Bip, house of the capital region, Place Royale 11, 1000https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=23{F0801CFC-CDFB-E511-80C5-005056B7191C}scEvent
European Parliament and Swiss Event: Closing the scientific and innovation gap in Europe.European Parliament and Swiss Event: Closing the scientific and innovation gap in Europe.2016-04-25T09:15:00Z2016-04-25T11:30:00Z<p>Swiss and the Central and Eastern European countries research cooperation - best practices and future challenges.</p><p>The conference is organised by the European Parliament, SwissCore and the Mission of Switzerland to the European Union. </p> <p> </p> <p>The objective is to discuss how to build a strong and cohesive European Research Area (ERA). To that end, examples of Swiss research initiatives with the EU-13 will be presented and a panel will discuss how the EU can best contribute to closing the science and innovation gap, via funding instruments such as the European Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation. You can find the programme of the event <a title="programme" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Programme.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p>The event is hosted by MEP Barbara Kudrycka, who will, along with MEP Christian Ehler, be the moderator of one panel. Our panelists for the event are Robert-Jan Smits (Director-General DG RTD), Maciej Żylicz (President Foundation for Polish Science), Martin Vetterli (President of the Research Council, Swiss National Science Foundation), Michael O. Hengartner (President swissuniversities), Nevena Marinova (Researcher at Polymat).</p> <p> </p> <p>REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!!!</p> <p>  </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMEuropean Parliamenthttps://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=20{23276FD1-5AD5-E511-80C5-005056B7191C}scEvent
Spring Apéro 2016Spring Apéro 20162016-04-12T15:30:00Z2016-04-12T17:30:00Z<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, held at our premises, concerns the small-scale reception for the 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=21{9089C45B-0ACF-E511-80C5-005056B7191C}scEvent
Swiss Energy Briefing: Energising Smart Buildings and Future Mobility - 15 October 2015Swiss Energy Briefing: Energising Smart Buildings and Future Mobility - 15 October 20152015-10-15T14:00:00Z2015-10-15T17:30:00Z<p>The briefing will reflect on how to reduce energy needs for the next generation of smart buildings from Swiss and EU perspectives.</p><p>The Swiss Innovation Briefing, jointly organised by the Mission of Switzerland to the EU and <span style="color: #ff3300;">Swiss</span>Core, will host the following speakers:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Gian-Luca Bona</strong>, CEO of Empa, will showcase the Next Evolution in Sustainable Building Technologies (NEST), Future Mobility Demonstrators and Energy Hub Systems. The focus is on Demonstrators for new innovative, holistic concepts.</li> <li><strong>Alexander Wokaun</strong>, Deputy Director of Paul Scherrer Institute, will introduce a platform to cleverly integrate renewable energies into energy systems.</li> <li><strong>Walter Steinmann</strong>, Director of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy, will present how Switzerland’s energy policy is promoting energy efficiency and technological progress in the building sector.</li> <li><strong>Mark Van Stiphout</strong>, Deputy Head of Unit 'New energy technologies, innovation and clean coal' of DG Energy at the European Commission, will reflect on the Swiss policies and will give the Commission’s vision on how to efficiently develop smart buildings for Europe.</li> </ul> <p><br />After the presentations, Gian-Luca Bona, Alexander Wokaun, Walter Steinmann and Mark Van Stiphout, will take part in a panel discussion moderated by <strong>Christian Schaffner</strong>, Executive Director of the Energy Science Center at ETH Zurich.</p> <p> </p> <p>Thereafter, the attendees will have the opportunity to network during a reception offered by the Mission of Switzerland to the EU.</p> <p> </p> <p>More details can be found in the <a title="prgramme" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Swiss_Energy_Briefing_2015_Programme.pdf">programme</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p>Registration is open till 9 October 2015.</p> <p> </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=17{27A5A533-4D46-E511-AB1E-F801C28717A5}scEvent
Autumn Apéro 2015Autumn Apéro 20152015-10-08T15:30:00Z2015-10-08T17:30:00Z<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 concerns the small-scale reception for the new Swiss Trainees and experts nationaux détachés of the Swiss government at the European Commission held at our premises. Between twenty to fourty representatives of the Swiss community in Brussels meet to welcome these Swiss newcomers to Brussels and to network amongst each other. The Science and Technology Counsellor of the Mission of Switzerland to the EU (Mission CH EU) and the SwissCore staff present themselves and the work of the Mission CH EU and SwissCore in Brussels while Swiss wine and snacks are served.</p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMSwissCore (1st floor) in Rue du Trône 98https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=16{5D1DC3F5-C136-E511-AB1E-F801C28717A5}scEvent