Innovation Partnership Grants with China, Japan, South Korea, and the ASEAN Region

Innovation partnership grants support the establishment of cooperation between Swiss researchers from universities, universities of applied sciences or public research institutes with non-academic innovation agents in China (incl. Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japan, South Korea and member states of the ASEAN. These agents can be corporates, SMEs or start-ups, innovation parks or similar entities with a focus on applied sciences or technical development.

  • Eligibility: All senior scientists of Swiss federal and cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and universities of teachers’ education, as well as public research institutions, are eligible. The Swiss scientist is the main applicant. Innovation agent partners must be senior staff affiliated with a company, start-up, innovation park or similar agency in one of the partner countries. Universities from the partner country can participate as third parties. The call is open to all scientific disciplines including social sciences and humanities.
  • Funding: max. 20k CHF
  • Extended deadline: 29 November 2019.
  • Details and application form: on ETH Global Website - Innovation