ETH Zurich Innovation Partnership Grants 2022 (Up to 20,000 CHF)

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Research
  • Eligible Region/Countries
    Open for all
  • Opportunity ID 42806
  • Funding Type Fully Funded
  • Duration Up to 12 months

Opportunity Description

Applications for the ETH Zurich Innovation Partnership Grants 2022 are now open. The innovation partnership grants fund the collaboration of Swiss researchers from federal and cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences, universities of teacher education, or public research institutes with non-academic innovation agents in China, Japan, South Korea, and ASEAN member states.

Organized by: ETH Zurich Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Application Deadline: July 31, 2022
Evaluation and funding decision: August-September 2022
Notification: September 2022
Project start: November 2022
Project duration: Up to 12 months

Innovation partnership grants, in particular, can help with activities such as:
  • Developing a collaborative R&D project proposal for submission to a national or international innovation-related funding agency (e.g., Innosuisse)
  • Establishing a long-term consulting or training partnership between two institutions (for example, management training for an Asian innovation agent conducted by a Swiss university of applied sciences)
  • Pilot technology or product development activities (for example, the creation of a prototype incorporating Swiss knowledge)
  • Reverse engineering projects (for example, obtaining knowledge from Asia for educational purposes).


  • The award is limited to a total of 20,000 CHF.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Open to all scientific disciplines and research sectors, including the social sciences and humanities.
  • Postdoctoral scientists, senior scientists, and professors from Swiss federal and cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences, universities of teacher education, and public research institutes are eligible to apply.
  • The main applicant must be a Swiss citizen working at one of the aforementioned Swiss institutions. As the main applicant, researchers of all nationalities are welcome to apply.
  • Non-academic innovation agent partners must be senior personnel from a partner nation company, start-up, hospital, innovation park, or similar organization.
  • As third parties, universities from the partner countries may participate.

Application Requirements:

Upload the following documents in 1 single pdf document:

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  • Research proposal form incl. budget
  • CV of Switzerland-​based main applicant (and potential co-applicants) (max. 2 pages each)
  • CV of Asian co-​applicant
  • Any other supporting document(s)

How to apply for ETH Zurich Innovation Partnership Grants?

The prospective applicant from Switzerland must apply to ETH Zurich as the Leading House Asia. The application is submitted online and is divided into two parts (as specified in the call guidelines):

  • Submit your application details online using the application form.
  • Upload your application form and the needed appendices in a single pdf document via the online application form.

Applications that do not adhere to the mandatory two parts and/or the one single pdf document criteria will be automatically rejected.

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Evaluation & Selection Criteria:

An evaluation team will review the applications. The following criteria are used in the evaluation:

  • Potential for innovation
  • The projected outcomes’ technological merit
  • Feasibility and uniqueness of the proposed activity Possibility of long-term collaboration and follow-up actions
  • Expertise and complementary abilities of partner institutions and candidates
  • Donations from all partners engaged, including funding and in-kind contributions
  • Potential economic advantages
  • Promotion of female and young researchers

To learn more about the ETH Zurich Innovation Partnership Grants, please refer to ETH Zurich’s website.

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