New call by the Vienna Business Agency - deadline is September 11th. See below for details or visit their website. Funding rate: small enterprises 45%, medium-sized enterprises 35%, large enterprises 25%, research institutions (as a partner) 80%, max. funding amount 500,000; female participation bonus 10,000 euros; 15% cooperation bonus; min. project value: 50.000 euros Time frame to submit applications: 2019/05/08 to 2019/09/11 The Call From Science to Products provides support in implementing research and development projects that lead to product, service or process innovations. Who is eligible: Companies in the founding process, small, medium-sized and large companies, research institutions (as partners) Eligible costs: Personnel costs, external services, investment costs, external costs for safeguarding R&D results, material costs Eligibility criteria: R&D projects making direct use of and which are directly based on research results. These research results must not yet have been commercially exploited on the relevant market. The research results…
Scientists call on EU politicians to amend legislation to secure our food supply and promote sustainable agriculture. A public statement by numerous European institutes calls for the amendment of the EU's almost 20-year-old GMO legislation On Thursday, numerous renowned European scientists appealed to the EU to simplify the use of new precision breeding methods to improve crops. This should enable the sustainable development of agriculture and food production in the face of climate change and population growth, according to a public statement to the newly elected EU Parliament and EU Commission. In Austria, the statement was signed by the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST), the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU), the Gregor Mendel Institute for Molecular Plant Biology (GMI) and the CeMM Research Centre for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW). The appeal comes exactly…
The ÖGMBT sponsored a Best Talk Award and Best Poster Award at the DocDay in Graz beginning of July. We congratulate Klara Seelich to her winning talk 'Visualization of enzymatic cellulose deconstruction', and Benedikt Kien to his winning poster 'Establishment of a model to investigate the impact of Perilipin 5 mediated peridroplet mitochondria formation'! The prize is an official invitation to the 11th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting "Inside the World of Biomolecules", taking place from September 16th to 18th 2019 in Salzburg, as the ÖGMBT will cover the registration fee. Submission of abstracts for posters at the Annual Meeting is still open until July 31st - register here to upload your abstract and be part of one of the largest interdisciplinary Life Science conferences!

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