STW Call 'Open your Mind' - submit your out-of-the-box research ideas and win a €50,000.- grant


After a successful first edition in 2015, also this year STW invites scientists to submit out-of-the-box research ideas that contribute to sustainable solutions for global societal challenges (along the line with people, planet, profit).

At the STW annual conference that will be held on November 24th 2016, STW provides a platform to scientists to discuss global challenges through creativity, passion, and their knowledge of technology. To support scientists to realise their ambition in solving and/or contributing to these global challenges, STW has a total budget of 250,000 euro available. Five Open Mind grants, with a maximum of 50,000 euro each and for a period of one year, will be awarded at the STW annual conference 2016 to the best ideas with significant societal impact.

Imagine competing to solve some of the world’s most daunting problems. Imagine using technology to combat disease, improve education, create disaster communication systems, empower people with disabilities, or promote environmental sustainability. Open your mind and submit your research idea to STW before September 1st. Ideas will be pitched at the annual STW conference, competing for one of the Open Mind grants.

For more information, see the attached call text, the proposal format and please consult the STW webpage.