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The Netherlands has a strong position in photonics. Taiwan also spends a lot research capacity on photonics. Taiwan is one of the markets where the Dutch photonics sector positions itself in a public-private context, both in terms of technological cooperation and business development. Taiwan has an excellent position in semiconductor production and, partly due to global climate developments, faces many societal challenges that photonic innovations can help solve. The Netherlands and Taiwan can benefit from each other’s strengths.

This call is open to academia from the photonics community in The Netherlands and Taiwan. It aims to give an impulse to photonics research in both economies to stimulate (new) collaborations between the two science communities, and to learn from each other’s approaches solving blocking issues for the future.

Eligible consortia are composed of researchers based in The Netherlands and in Taiwan, with active involvement in the project of a main applicant on both the Dutch and the Taiwanese side. The consortium must also include at least one industry partner on both sides.

The main applicants and consortia can apply for funds for a project with a maximum duration of five years. Each project consists of a Dutch work package and a Taiwanese work package. Per project, a maximum of k€ 750 can be requested from NWO for the Dutch work package, and a maximum of NT$ 3M per year can be requested from MOST for the Taiwanese work package.

The deadline to submit your full proposal is 9 November 2021, 14:00:00 CEST.

Read more and download the full call information on the NWO site.

Events

On the 26th of May, 2021, Tiger Accelerator will be organizing the first edition of the RAPID-Health Scaleup Roadshow, where outstanding international medtech companies will present the latest progress and developments they have achieved in Europe, through Tiger Accelerator’s RAPID-Health program, partnered with ROM Utrecht Region and TBA Innovation Committee.

In this first edition, we are proud to present the company Instant NanoBiosensors:

Instant NanoBiosensors Co., Ltd. is an award-winning Taiwanese start-up, specialized in the development of cutting-edge biosensor platforms. Established in 2016 by co-founder Tsun-Chih ”Tony” Chung (CEO), Lai-Kwan Chau (PhD), and Shau-Chun ”Paul” Wang (PhD), this aspiring biotechnology company operates on the mission to continuously improve biomedical research and diagnostic processes with simple, reliable and affordable detection solutions.

With the unique & patented FOPPR™ Technology (Fiber Optic Particle Plasmon Resonance), the Light-Sensing Biomarker Analyzer platforms offer instant and accurate results for a variety of applications. By combining novel biomarker with advantageous devices and biochips, Instant NanoBiosensors has the vision to revolutionize traditional immunoassays and diagnostic analyses for a more efficient healthcare ecosystem.

During the Roadshow event, Tony Chung, the CEO & Co-Founder of Instant NanoBiosensors, will introduce the company’s profile, its unique technology solutions and its fundraising plans.

All partners and potential investors are invited to attend join unique opportunity to learn more about Instant NanoBiosensors, one of the most promising startups from the RAPID-Health portfolio.

Find the registration link here

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) and MOST (Taiwan) will organise a webinar and an online matchmaking event regarding the international call ‘Consortia in Photonics (Taiwan)’ on 9 June and 23 June.

The webinar will provide general information about the call. This will take place on Wednesday 9 June 10.00-11.30 hrs (Netherlands’ time) – 16.00-17.30 hrs (Taiwan time). On Wednesday 23 June the matchmaking event will take place at 10.00-11.30 hrs CEST and 16.00-17.30 hrs TST. These online events can be followed separately and will be hosted in a Webex environment.

Webinar general information

During the webinar general information regarding the call will be shared such as the scope of the call, criteria and specific requirements on the Taiwanese and Dutch side. Expert speakers from both countries will outline the respective landscape in photonics research: Professor Andrea Fiore (Netherlands, Eindhoven University of Technology) and Professor San-Liang Lee (Taiwan). Furthermore, researchers from Dutch universities and research institutes, and researchers from Taiwan will have the opportunity to ask questions.  It is not mandatory to join the webinar before submitting a proposal.
Date: Wednesday 9 June 2021
Time: 10.00-11.30 hrs CEST – 16.00-17.30 hrs TST

Online matchmaking event

The matchmaking event will provide researchers from Taiwan and The Netherlands opportunities to network with potential partners by teaming up for joint research topics. Attendees will receive background information and in-depth questions will be addressed. It is not mandatory to join this online matchmaking event before submitting a proposal.
Date: Wednesday 23 June 2021
Time: 10.00-11.30 hrs CEST – 16.00-17.30 hrs TST

The deadline for submitting a joint research proposal is 9 November 2021. For more information, please see the call for proposals Consortia in Photonics (Taiwan).

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) and MOST (Taiwan) will organise a webinar and an online matchmaking event regarding the international call ‘Consortia in Photonics (Taiwan)’ on 9 June and 23 June.

The webinar will provide general information about the call. This will take place on Wednesday 9 June 10.00-11.30 hrs (Netherlands’ time) – 16.00-17.30 hrs (Taiwan time). On Wednesday 23 June the matchmaking event will take place at 10.00-11.30 hrs CEST and 16.00-17.30 hrs TST. These online events can be followed separately and will be hosted in a Webex environment.

Webinar general information

During the webinar general information regarding the call will be shared such as the scope of the call, criteria and specific requirements on the Taiwanese and Dutch side. Expert speakers from both countries will outline the respective landscape in photonics research: Professor Andrea Fiore (Netherlands, Eindhoven University of Technology) and Professor San-Liang Lee (Taiwan). Furthermore, researchers from Dutch universities and research institutes, and researchers from Taiwan will have the opportunity to ask questions.  It is not mandatory to join the webinar before submitting a proposal.
Date: Wednesday 9 June 2021
Time: 10.00-11.30 hrs CEST – 16.00-17.30 hrs TST

Online matchmaking event

The matchmaking event will provide researchers from Taiwan and The Netherlands opportunities to network with potential partners by teaming up for joint research topics. Attendees will receive background information and in-depth questions will be addressed. It is not mandatory to join this online matchmaking event before submitting a proposal.
Date: Wednesday 23 June 2021
Time: 10.00-11.30 hrs CEST – 16.00-17.30 hrs TST

The deadline for submitting a joint research proposal is 9 November 2021. For more information, please see the call for proposals Consortia in Photonics (Taiwan).