Got an environment-friendly building technology? Climate-KIC Switzerland has issued a call for SME vouchers worth CHF 50.000 in partnership with ETH Zurich and Empa. Applications to be submitted before 4 August 2014. You can contact the HiLo team for proposals for applications if you think your building technology is appropriate to our research & innovation unit. Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to enable highly innovative emission reduction projects or programmes, Climate-KIC offers vouchers for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) to grow their business by connecting to experts. The aim is to generate market growth for existing businesses. Companies involved in product development in the building industry might be facing challenges that require external expert knowledge for their solution. The SME voucher helps small and medium size industry partners (SMEs) in the building industry to collaborate with researchers from Empa and ETH Zurich and to get their products market-ready. It supports the development of environment-friendly technologies to a level that allows their direct implementation in the NEST platform and their subsequent introduction into the market. Empa and ETH Zurich researchers can benefit from this voucher through financial support for potential collaboration with SMEs and achieve a first implementation of a prototype ready for real-scale testing within the NEST platform. The SME voucher has a value of up to CHF50K and is valid through 2014. The maximum budget available for this year is CHF250K. (via Climate-KIC.org)