Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
The Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (Vinnova), in co-operation with the State Secretriat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) is currently seeking project proposals for Switzerland-Sweden Joint Innovation Projects under EUREKA, an initiative that is independent from the European Commission’s framework programmes.
The call focuses on the following topics:
Drug development, vaccine development.
Medical devices, diagnostics, biomaterials.
Smart products for automated transportation:
Tools for smart products: sensors and communication technologies (incl. 5G, RFID and emergency/distress communication), data management (incl. big data & simulation), quality, security & standards.
Smart solutions for automated transportation: tools for management of complex systems, tools for multi modal transportation, autonomous systems for smart cities incl. energy efficiency, quality, security & standards.
The consortium should include at least one SME. Other partners such as large companies, research institutes and universities are welcome as additional participants.
The project must have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the cooperation between the participants from the two countries (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure etc.).
The project should demonstrate the contribution of the participants from both countries in a balanced way, and the project must be significant to both countries.
Partners from other EUREKA countries may also participate. This requires funding from their respective home countries.
How to Apply
The project submission occurs in two phases:
In the first phase, partners are encouraged to submit a short project outline via email at the given address.
In the second phase, partners with approved outlines will be recommended to submit their applications to EUREKA instrument through the online process.
Eligible Countries: Switzerland and Sweden
For more information, please visit Call for Project Proposals.