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Spring Apéro 2014Spring Apéro 20142014-03-27T16:30:00Z2014-03-27T18:30:00Z<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 <em>Apéro</em> concerns the small-scale reception for the new Swiss Trainees and <em>experts nationaux détachés</em> 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 <a title="Mission of Switzerland to the EU" href="http://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/home/topics/eu/eu/misbr.html" target="_blank">Mission of Switzerland to the EU</a> (Mission CH EU) and the Head of Office of <span style="color: #fa1704;">Swiss</span>Core hold a short speech on the work of the Mission CH EU and SwissCore in Brussels while Swiss wine and snacks are served.</p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMSwissCore (1st floor) in Rue du Trône 98https://www.swisscore.org/contact, https://www.swisscore.org/contacthttps://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=6{5239D1BC-0979-E311-9725-005056927940}scEvent
Swiss Space BriefingSwiss Space Briefing2014-06-04T10:00:00Z2014-06-04T12:00:00Z<p>The Mission of Switzerland to the EU and SwissCore jointly organise a Swiss Space Briefing on ‘From Basic science to Results: the new Swiss Space Strategy’.</p><p>This event will provide insight into the new Swiss Implementation Plan for space and the Swiss ambition to combine fundamental science and technology transfer as well as focus on Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) as a particular example for synergies between fundamental science and application.</p> <p> </p> <p>Thomas Schildknecht, Leader of the Optical Astronomy group of the <a title="Astronomical Institute of the University of Berne " href="http://www.aiub.unibe.ch/content/research/index_eng.html" target="_blank">Astronomical Institute of the University of Berne </a>and Director of the <a title="Zimmerwald Observatory" href="http://www.aiub.unibe.ch/content/zimmerwald/index_eng.html" target="_blank">Zimmerwald Observatory </a>will first explain why a better understanding of the space debris environment is needed and how Swiss capacities and competence can contribute to that. Daniel Neuenschwander, Head of the <a title="Swiss Space Office at SERI" href="http://www.sbfi.admin.ch/themen/01371/index.html?lang=en" target="_blank">Swiss Space Office at the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation</a> will then elaborate on the new <a title="Swiss Space Implementation Plan" href="http://www.google.be/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCoQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sbfi.admin.ch%2Fthemen%2F01371%2F01417%2Findex.html%3Flang%3Dde%26download%3DNHzLpZeg7t%2Clnp6I0NTU042l2Z6ln1acy4Zn4Z2qZpnO2Yuq2Z6gpJCEdYJ9hGym162epYbg2c_JjKbNoKSn6A--&ei=9CxqU5bJGIaj0QW_soGYAg&usg=AFQjCNEYkRoH4wpHz6jbMCXkBtLs2jkkWA&bvm=bv.66111022,d.ZWU" target="_blank">Swiss Space Implementation Plan</a> (SSIP) which was released in December 2013.</p> <p> </p> <p>This briefing aims to answer questions such as: Where do we stand today? What can be the role of fundamental science in today’s space challenges? Technology transfer in the space sector: Is there a recipe? How can small countries organise their space sector in order to maximise their capacity and return on space investments?</p> <p> </p> <p>The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and offer time for debate with the participants moderated by Danièle Rod, Science & Technology Counsellor at the Mission of Switzerland to the EU.</p> <p> </p> <p>A detailed programme can be found <a title="Programme Swiss Space Briefing" href="https://www.swisscore.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/Programme%20Swiss%20Space%20Briefing.pdf" target="_self">here</a>. Please register before 30 May 2014.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMMission of CH EU at Place du Luxembourg 1https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=7{1D0B5176-E2D5-E311-93BB-005056927940}scEvent
Swiss Science Briefing 2014Swiss Science Briefing 20142014-09-08T15:30:00Z2014-09-08T17:00:00Z<p>“Research in digital humanities is likely to undergo an evolution which is similar to life sciences 30 years ago”. Does this statement hold? For answering this question, the Mission of Switzerland to the EU and SwissCore jointly organise a Swiss Science Briefing on ‘Digital Humanities: the way out of the ivory tower?’</p><p>The briefing will provide an insight into this emerging field at the cornerstone of many scientific disciplines where education, research and innovation go hand in hand with the ambition to reach out to society at large.</p> <p> </p> <p><a title="TED Talk Frédéric Kaplan" href="https://www.ted.com/talks/frederic_kaplan_how_i_built_an_information_time_machine" target="_blank">TED speaker</a> Frédéric Kaplan, Head of the <a title="Digital Humanities Lab" href="http://dhlab.epfl.ch/" target="_blank">Digital Humanities Lab</a> at the <em>Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne</em> (EPFL), will introduce the topic and present its views on Digital Humanities. His talk will be followed by a presentation of Dorit Raines, Assistant Professor at the <a title="Università Ca’ Foscari" href="http://www.unive.it/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=10497" target="_blank"><em>Università Ca’ Foscari</em></a> in Venice, on the Venice Time Machine, a joint project launched in 2013 which combines information and communication technologies with environmental and historical sciences to design a geographical and temporal map of the city.</p> <p> </p> <p>The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and offer time for debate with the participants. The briefing aims at answering questions such as the challenges the multidisciplinarity field of digital humanities are facing, what the innovation and economic potential of such a field is and how to form a new generation of scientists.</p> <p> </p> <p>A detailed programme can be found <a title="Programme Swiss Science Briefing" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Swiss_Science_Briefing_programme.pdf" target="_self">here</a>. Please register before 5 September 2014.</p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMMission of Switzerland to the EUhttps://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=9{1C1CD97A-0B08-E411-93BB-005056927940}scEvent
Autumn Apéro 2014Autumn Apéro 20142014-10-09T15:30:00Z2014-10-09T17:30:00Z<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 Head of Office of SwissCore hold a short speech on 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=10{9D4B8131-3521-E411-93BB-005056927940}scEvent
UNIGE-ULB Event: The role of Universities in global governanceUNIGE-ULB Event: The role of Universities in global governance2014-11-17T13:30:00Z2014-11-17T17:30:00Z<p>On 17 November 2014, leaders in Science, Politics and Public Administration from Geneva and Brussels will discuss the role of universities in global governance in Brussels.</p><p>Global issues question the responsibilities of universities in society. The University of Geneva and the Université Libre de Bruxelles are both high performance research universities. They consider themselves as stakeholders and keyplayers in global governance.</p> <p> </p> <p>Therefore, leaders in Science, Politics and Public Administration from Geneva and Brussels will discuss the role of universities in global governance in Brussels on 17 November 2014. The event will focus on the role of education and research in the process of European integration and in the construction of the European research area.</p> <p> </p> <p>You can find the programme of the event <a title="Programme Event UNIGE-ULB" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Programme%20Event%20UNIGE-ULB.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMSquare Brussels Meeting Centre, entrance via Coudenberg 3https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=11{FA9F7AF1-B544-E411-93BB-005056927940}scEvent
Swiss Science Lecture on EbolaSwiss Science Lecture on Ebola2015-01-27T16:30:00Z2015-01-27T18:00:00Z<p>The Mission of Switzerland to the European Union and SwissCore organise a Swiss Science Lecture on Ebola with Marcel Tanner (Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute), Blaise Genton (Lausanne University Hospital) and Vasee Moorthy (World Health Organisation).</p><p>The lecture will take stock of the latest developments regarding Ebola research, in particular related to the development of a vaccine. A number of key clinical trials for the development of a vaccine in order to tackle the medium and long-term fight against Ebola are currently being carried out in Switzerland. First results of the ongoing trials at CHUV are expected in January 2015. Beyond an update on the ongoing scientific work, this lecture will also address the necessary policy developments and the longer-term perspective beyond the current Ebola outbreak. Specific scientific knowledge to attend the lecture is not a prerequisite.</p> <p> </p> <p>The detailed programme can be found <a title="Swiss Ebola Lecture 2015_Programme" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Swiss%20Ebola%20Lecture%202015_Programme.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>. Please register before 23 January 2015.</p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMMission of Switzerland to the EU, Place du Luxembourg 1https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=13{B33037D7-C17B-E411-93BB-005056927940}scEvent
Swiss Education Briefing 2015: What is the value of multilingualism?Swiss Education Briefing 2015: What is the value of multilingualism?2015-01-28T16:30:00Z2015-01-28T18:00:00Z<p>Mastering multiple languages (at individual level) and making the most of linguistic diversity (at societal level) is often automatically correlated with personal empowerment, higher economic performance and cultural enrichment. But is it really so and what is needed to make this equation work?</p><p>Prof. François Grin, Head of the Observatory on Economy, Languages and Training and full professor of economics at the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting of the University of Geneva, Nicoletta Mariolini, Swiss Federal Delegate for Plurilingualism and Prof. Rolf Tarrach, former Rector of the University of Luxembourg, will reflect on this question, shedding light onto policy choices, economic models and concrete measures that were taken in Switzerland and Luxembourg.</p> <p><br />The event will take place on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 from 17:30 to 19:00 at the Mission of Switzerland to the European Union at Place du Luxembourg 1, in 1050 Brussels. The event will be followed by a networking drink and reception. Further details can be found in the <a title="Programme Swiss Education Briefing " href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Programme%20Swiss%20Education%20Briefing%20Multilingualism.pdf">programme</a>.</p> <p><br />Please register before 23 January. Places are limited (first come-first served rule).<br /><br /><br /></p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMMission of Switzerland to the European Union, Place du Luxembourg 1https://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=12{DFEC5080-7280-E411-93BB-005056927940}scEvent
Spring Apéro 2015Spring Apéro 20152015-03-12T16:30:00Z2015-03-12T18:30:00Z<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 <em>experts nationaux détachés</em> 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 Attachée of the Mission of Switzerland to the EU (Mission CH EU) and the Head of Office of <span style="color: #ff0000;">Swiss</span>Core hold a short speech on their work at European level while Swiss wine and snacks are served.</p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMSwissCore (1st floor) in Rue du Trône 98https://www.swisscore.org/contact, https://www.swisscore.org/contacthttps://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=14{EF56037F-56A1-E411-93BB-005056927940}scEvent
Swiss Innovation Briefing: Disruptive innovation: care for a cup of coffee?Swiss Innovation Briefing: Disruptive innovation: care for a cup of coffee?2015-09-22T06:45:00Z2015-09-22T09:30:00Z<p>How do the Swiss manage to be an innovative coffee seller without being the biggest coffee drinkers and a coffee bean growing country?</p><p>The <span style="color: #e60003;">Swiss</span> Innovation Briefing, jointly organised by the Mission of Switzerland to the EU and <span style="color: #e60003;">Swiss</span>Core, tries to provide an answer to this.</p> <p> </p> <p>The aim of this breakfast event is to give a Swiss example of disruptive innovation, which entails the introduction of new technologies, products or services in an effort to promote change and to consequently create a competitive advantage. The focus of this <span style="color: #e60003;">Swiss</span> Innovation Briefing is on disruptive innovation in the food sector with a particular emphasis on coffee and will take place <em>en marge</em> of the Universal Exposition 2015 ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’. The success story behind being one of the biggest coffee exporters and how to make an excellent cup of coffee are central questions tackled during the briefing.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Chahan Yeretzian</strong>, Professor at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and leader of the Innovation Group on Coffee of Swiss Food Research and <strong>Stefan Palzer</strong>, Global R&D Director for Beverages at Nestlé, will discuss what are the key aspects to create an excellent cup of coffee and will share how to manage being a top leader in creating an excellent cup of coffee. Finally, <strong>Karen Fabbri</strong>, Team Leader Task Force on Food and Nutrition Security at the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation at the European Commission will reflect on the contributions of the speakers.</p> <p> </p> <p>The event will take place on Tuesday, 22 September 2015 from 08:45 to 10:45 at the Mission of Switzerland to the European Union at Place du Luxembourg 1 in 1050 Brussels. Thereafter, you are kindly invited for a networking coffee. For further details, please check the <a title="Programme Swiss Innovation Briefing 2015" href="https://www.swisscore.org/Documents/Swiss_innovation_briefing_2015_programme.pdf" target="_self">programme</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p>Registration can be done until Friday 18 September 2015.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>BRUSSELSBELGIUMMission of Switzerland to the EUhttps://www.swisscore.org/Lists/Public/Event/DispForm.aspx?ID=15{1CF471E6-4B25-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
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
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
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
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
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
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: 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
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
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
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