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New calls for proposals

Rapid implementation or establishment of long-term innovation structures: The two calls for proposals of the DIZH Innovation Program are aimed at different target groups.

With the call for “Rapid action proposals” of the Innovation Program, the Digitalization Initiative of the Zurich Higher Education Institutions (DIZH) supports projects that respond to immediate challenges with measures that can be implemented quickly. The first call for Rapid action proposals has the motto “The Last Mile” and supports projects for which concepts and implementation plans for digital management for societal challenges already exist and which have to travel “the last mile” to a functioning tool, service, or a social impact.

The first call for Rapid action proposals addresses in particular junior researchers or younger professionals from DIZH universities.

Submission deadline: 01.11.2022

The most extensive funds of the innovation program are used for calls for proposals for ecosystem creation. DIZH supports long-term innovation structures over a period for up to 5 years to create organizational forms that outlast DIZH. Calls for proposals for ecosystem creation are intended to sustainably connect DIZH partner universities both with each other and with the relevant social actors in terms of structure and content, thereby enabling innovations that are difficult to realize through conventional funding instruments.

A core objective of structural calls is the networking of DIZH partner universities with each other as well as with societal actors (practice partners). Accordingly, at least two applicants from different DIZH universities form the input team. The inclusion of at least one practice partner must be indicated in the application.

Submission deadline: 01.02.2022