The NEXT programme addresses previously WWTF funded researchers to develop a concrete concept to transfer and spread the acquired scientific knowledge and project
results to a broader audience. WWTF funded Principal Investigators (PIs) are eligible to submit a proposal only upon invitation, typically projects from 4-5 calls from recent years.
WWTF calls often require societal and economic relevance in addition to scientific excellence. This call provides the opportunity to further explore this avenue. The overall aim of the NEXT call is to help create ideas which show how results from WWTF funded research can be transferred to the next level of exploitation and utilization. A NEXT project should focus on one main transfer activity.
The possibility to apply is only open upon invitation for the WWTF project calls ICT15, CS15, LS16, MA16 and Vienna Research Group Leaders from 2010-2016. A total of € 200,000 are dedicated to this call. WWTF grants a maximum of € 50,000 per project.
Proposals have to be submitted by 2pm on April 25, 2019 via the online submission system.
For more details please refer to the “WWTF Funding Guidelines”, the NEXT19 Call Fiche and to the NEXT “Call specifications and guide for writing the proposal”. Moreover WWTF offers personal consultation on appointment.
Contact: Donia Lasinger
WWTF calls often require societal and economic relevance in addition to scientific excellence. This call provided for the first time the opportunity to further explore this avenue. The overall aim of the NEXT call is to help create ideas which show how results from WWTF funded research can be transferred to the next level of exploitation and utilization. A NEXT project is focusing on one main transfer activity.
Funding volume: 195,990 €
Number of applications: 17
Awarding procdure: Selection by expert panel
Jury meeting: May 22, 2017
Formal decision by WWTF Board of Directors: June 12, 2017
Contact person: Donia Lasinger
For more information see the NXT17 Call fiche
Members of the call jury:
Irene Fialka (Jury Chair) | Innovation into business (INiTS)
Eva Czernohorszky | Wirtschaftsagentur Wien/ Vienna Business Agency
Wim Fyen | KULeuven Research & Development (LRD), ‘Lcie’ (Leuven Community for Innovation driven Entrepreneurship)
Stefan Harasek | Patentamt Österreich (ÖPA) / Austrian Patent Office
Hannes Leo | CEO & Founder of Discuto & cbased
Joachim Seipelt | austria wirtschaftsservice (AWS), Entrepreneurship | Schutzrechte | Seedförderungen