Every year publishes detailed reports on all its activities. These include scientific and financial reports that are sent to the boards and authorities. They can also be downloaded here. Please note: the reports are only available in English.

The Scientific Report 2014-2015

The main activities in the current reporting period (from September 2014 to August 2015) were the 11th and 12th calls for proposals, which generated a total of 109 proposals. The European Research Network (ERA-Net) for Applied Systems Biology, ERASysAPP, launched its second joint transnational call for projects and approved 5 projects involving international research consortia. In 2015, IBM Research - Zurich (IBM) and Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) became partners. Hence, the partnership now comprises 15 institutions.

New projects funded

During the reporting year a total amount of approximately CHF 26.7 million has been approved for 41 new projects: nine Medical Research and Development Projects (MRD), two Transfer Projects (TF), eight Transition Postdoc Fellowships (TPdF), ten Interdisciplinary PhD Projects (IPhD), nine Special Opportunity Projects and two ERASysAPP projects. SyBIT, the bioinformatics project, was granted approximately CHF 1.5 million for one year.

Collaboration with the private sector

Eight Transfer (TF) projects have been active in this reporting period. These projects aim to encourage exchange between the private and public sectors, a goal which was initially established with the Bridge to Industry Projects (BIP).

Activities of the community

The four strategic themes on which has focused since its creation in 2008 are:

  • Excellent, interdisciplinary and inter-institutional science
  • Supporting education and training
  • Promoting public-private partnerships
  • International outreach, visibility and recognition

The contributions of the various projects towards these goals are detailed in the respective reports. In addition, the initiative established new activities to address these four focal points.

The 2016 Financial Report

The financial report predominantly details the distribution and use of funds granted to by the federal authorities. Since's partner institutions are obliged to provide their own contributions to match these funds, the report also covers these figures.

In 2016, distributed a total of CHF 27.4 million, of which 26.4 million were invested in the direct support of research projects. CHF 1.0 million went into administration, quality control by the Swiss National Science Foundation and research promotion and networking events.


Dr. Eavan Dorcey
Managing Director
Clausiusstr. 45, CLP D 7
CH - 8092 Zurich
phone +41 44 632 74 23
fax +41 44 632 15 64

Scientific Report 2014 - 2015
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Financial Report 2016
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Auditors Report 2016
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