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Swiss Space Center: Call for ideas 2018

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Following the past four successful editions of the MdP Calls for Proposals (Mesure de Positionnement) launched since 2010 to reinforce the technological and scientific capabilities of Swiss entities in the space sector, the Swiss Space Office of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI/SSO) is again initiating a Call for Proposals in 2018.

The goal of the “positioning measure”, which is part of the National Complementary Activ- ities for space, is to encourage the emergence of projects in space technology. It aims to develop niche sectors and to better position Swiss industrial and academic entities, particularly in the frame of ESA activities and other international programmes such as the EU Research Framework Programmes.

Prizes/Offer

Financial support

A maximum amount of 250’000 CHF is allocated to each selected study, to be considered as a unique subsidy, which cannot be extended. The ratio between the financial amount for the academic and industrial partners has to respect a minimum value of 1/3, i.e. at least one third of the amount has to be allocated to one of the two types of partners. The funding should be used exclusively to pay for salaries and a limited amount for travel and subsistence expenses.

Eligibility

Only proposals submitted by Swiss academic institutions in partnership with industry will be considered. Academic partners may include laboratories from universities, institutes of technology (EPFL/ETHZ), universities of applied sciences (HES/FH), and research centers.

In the frame of this proposal, a Swiss industrial partner is defined as an enterprise incorporated in Switzerland with proven development activities in the country.

Terms & Conditions
Application Procedure

The proposal shall comprise the following four main elements and shall not exceed 50 pages (including annexes):

 

1.     Cover letter

2.     Answers to the “Guidelines on positioning measure proposals for space programs”  (10 pages max)

3.     Technical proposal (20 pages max)

4.     Financial, management, and administrative proposal (20 pages max)

 

The “Guidelines on positioning measure proposals for space programmes” may be found in Annex C.

Application Deadline
Wednesday 25 April 2018
Call status
Expired
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