31 new proposals submitted

The 8th call invited research proposals that develop or apply a systems approach to the study of biological processes in the framework of Research, Technology and Development (RTD) Projects. In addition, SystemsX.ch was calling for Transfer Project proposals in order to bridge the gap between academia and the private sector.

25 proposals for RTD Projects 

A total of 25 proposals for a last series (2014–2018) of RTD Projects were submitted. About 150 research groups are involved in the submitted proposals, including almost all SystemsX.ch partner institutions, as well as a number of teams from institutions from abroad and private industry:

Institution Number of research groups <br />involved in a RTD proposal
UniBE 3
UniBas 17
UniGE 10
UniL 20
UZH 16
Academic institutions from abroad 3
Private industry 6

6 applications for Transfer Projects

In the category Transfer Projects six consortia submitted the requested documents. At least one academic and one private research group is involved in each project proposal. The regular duration of the projects is between 18 and 24 months and can be extended to 36 months in total.

The evaluation is underway

All proposals that fulfill the requirements are currently being evaluated by the Scientific Executive Board (SEB) of SystemsX.ch and the Review Panel Systems Biology of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). The final decision, as to which projects will be supported, is expected to be announced by the beginning of November 2013. A maximum of total CHF 30 million is available to fund the approved RTD and Transfer Projects.

This was the last call for RTD Projects within SystemsX.ch. The next call for Transfer Projects will be published in early 2014, and the deadline for submission will be in late spring 2014.


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