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Swiss Space Center: Call for ideas 2019

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The Swiss Space Office of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation of the Swiss Confederation (SERI/SSO) has initiated the fourth Call for Ideas to foster low Technology Readiness Level (typically TRL 1-2) research and development studies related to space activities. Issued for the fourth time after 2013, the objective of this Call is to identify and demonstrate disruptive space innovations based on ideas or concepts with the aim to spur on ideas towards innovative products, developing niche sectors in Switzerland.

 

Prizes/Offer

Duration of the study and meetings/reviews

The proposed studies shall last for a maximum of 6 months from the kick-off to the delivery of the final report.

 

Financial support

A maximum amount of 20’000 CHF is allocated to each selected study, to be considered as a unique subsidy which cannot be extended. The funding shall be used exclusively to pay salaries. No management or administrative costs are foreseen under this scheme. There is no direct follow-up funding foreseen in the frame of this Call for Ideas.

The financial support being a public subsidy, the Value-Added Tax (VAT) does not apply (Swiss law on the VAT: MWSTG/LTVA/LIVA Art. 18, WEBLINK).

Eligibility

The present “Call for Ideas” is open to all Swiss actors. In light of the call objectives, first consideration may be given to Swiss SMEs and to Swiss Universities, Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology (EPFL / ETH Zürich), and Universities of Applied Sciences (HES/FH).

Terms & Conditions

More information clicking on the following link:  

 

https://www.spacecenter.ch/activities/fundingopportunities/cfi/

Application Procedure

Topics

 

For this Call for Ideas, the Swiss Space Center invites submissions on the following topics:

  • Technologies for ground-based and space infrastructure, from materials (e.g Micro- Nano Technologies or Materials, parts and processes) to (sub)-systems (e.g equipment, product or instrument),
  • Applications ideas based on space assets, including those responding to user needs at the federal or regional level,
  • Application domains with a high potential for innovation, especially, observation, telecommunication, navigation, space for climate, human spaceflight, life science.

 

Format of the proposal

 

1) Cover letter

2) Technical & administrative proposal (10 pages max.)

 

The technical & administrative proposal shall be structured according to the following main sections:

  • Technical and/or scientific objectives;
  • Description of the study;
  • Key personnel;
  • Financial aspects;
  • Payment plan (in principle 20% at kick-off, and 80% after reception of the final report) Please note that detailed costing based on ESA PSS standard is not required.
Application Deadline
Monday 8 April 2019
Timetable

Application deadline:

 

April 8th, 2019 at 13:00 p.m.

Contacts/For more information

EPFL
Swiss Space Center Julien Bonnaud
PPH 319, Station 13,

CH-1015 Lausanne

Tel: +41 21 693 73 72
Email: julien.bonnaud [at] epfl.ch 

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