• Bar Ilan University becomes Startup Europe Ambassador

    Bar Ilan University proudly becomes “Startup Europe Ambassador” in Israel . The Startup Europe Ambassadors are a group of key influencers in the European startup ecosystems to provide information and advice about the European Commission's Startup Europe initiative.

    The objective is to democratise the startup phenomenon so that every citizen has a fair chance to become a successful entrepreneurs wherever they are located in Europe. The ambassadors will also help startups in their growth phase to have access to all the opportunities offered at European level. All Startup Europe Ambassadors are publicly presented today at the “Startup Europe Campfire” held in Paris.

     

    Throughout the years, European Commission’s Startup Europe initiative has become a top reference in the European startup related field, by supporting directly around 60 local ecosystems and over 750 startups to grow beyond borders. The mission of Startup Europe is to build a Startup Continent by connecting pools of talent. The initiative encouragesentrepreneurship, startup creation and growth; and connects startups, investors, accelerators, corporates, universities and the media through an array of grassroots initiatives or networks.

     

    Bar Ilan University is part of the new Startup Europe Horizon 2020 funded project MY-GATEWAY  which is publicly launched today during the Startup Europe Campfire in Paris.

     

    Bar Ilan University is a full partner to the European funded two year-long project MY-GATEWAY. This project aims to fully integrate the unduly overlooked ecosystems of  startups in the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovenia, at a time when the ecosystem of Central and Eastern Europe Startups is warming up. It is transforming from a talent outsourcing destination to an entrepreneurial region, and therefore MY-GATEWAY aims to produce, in these ecosystems, concrete changes for targeted start-ups that enhance their abilities and correspondingly enhance the local actors involved. This will be done in My-Gateway by increasing the knowledge and highlighting the expectations and challenges for start-ups, investors and research organisations in the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovenia.

     

    Prof. Eyal Yaniv and the Research Authority participate in all the activities required of BIU throughout the project.

     

    http://research.biu.ac.il/content/my-gateway

     

    In an ever-changing European startup ecosystem the Startup Europe initiative has designed the group of its Ambassadors to democratise the startup phenomenon so that every citizen has a fair chance to become a successful entrepreneurs wherever they are located in Europe. The role of the ambassadors is to provide information and advice about the European Commission's Startup Europe initiative, The objective is that every European entrepreneur has access to all the opportunities offered at European level. In addition, the ambassadors will also help startups in their growth phase to have access to all the opportunities offered at European level.

     

    The Startup Europe Ambassadors will actively contribute to the visibility of Startup Europe activities at the local level by acting as a key information point in their countries and also as connector for the local ecosystem with the other startups ecosystems across Europe. The first members of this group are the organisations who have been selected through the evaluation of proposals of European Commission’s Horizon 2020 ICT 32 call, as well as partners of European funded projects WEB UP or OpenMaker.

     

    The complete list of Startup Europe Ambassadors is published here: http://startupeuropeclub.eu/startup-europe-ambassadors/and you can meet us during future Startup Europe events organised in 2018: STARTUP OLÉ 2018 (17- 19 April, Salamanca, 2000 startup stakeholders, free registration), EUROPEAN MAKER WEEK 2018 (18-27 May, 300 maker events in 28 countries), Startup Europe Summit 2018 (European Commission's foremost technology policy conference for startups. 15 October, Sofia, BG),

     

    https://websummit.com/

     

    http://startupeuropeclub.eu/startup-europe-leading-partner-for-entrepreneurs-and-their-ecosystems/

     

    Meetings at Bar Ilan University

     

    Annual conference on smart cities in June 2018 https://www.biu-smart-city.com/

     

    Monthly meeting of Ilanovation – Bar Ilan University’s Innovation club  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1457829014433669/

     

    Press HERE to view the press release.

  • Charter & Code BIU HRS4R-Updated Action Plan

    Bar-Ilan University is committed to implementing the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers under the Charter & Code (C&C). Towards the end of 2017, following an internal review procedure, the action plan was updated and BIU has published an Updated Action Plan.

    As an active participant in European Research Framework Programs, Bar-Ilan University (BIU) is committed to implementing the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers under the Charter & Code (C&C). Our HR strategy is described in the attached table, and is designed to ensure that we can implement the C&C principles as found in the Declaration of The Israeli Forum of Vice Presidents for Research.

    The HR strategy includes five stages. The first stage is an internal analysis in which the research institution compares our HR policies and practices to the C&C principles. In 2013, BIU created an Ad Hoc Forum to conduct this analysis, and the Forum completed its work last year. The Forum participants included the Rector, the Vice President for Research, BIU's Legal Counsel, the Head of Human Resources for Academic staff, the Head of the Research Authority, and representatives among new and seasoned faculty researchers.

     Based on the Forum's evaluation of the 40 C&C principles, the Forum identified several gaps between BIU's practices. To address these gaps, the Forum then distributed a qualitative survey among BIU's faculty. Respondents were given the choice whether or not to remain anonymous. (Respondents who chose not to remain anonymous could be contacted by the Forum for further follow-up.) The survey examined issues related to the C&C, the BIU academic work environment, and ways BIU can support and encourage its researchers to perform research.

    The Forum received 148 survey responses. On the basis of both the Forum's own evaluation and the survey respondents, the Forum identified gaps in the following three C&C principles.

    To close these gaps, the Forum recommends the following strategies in advance of BIU's implementation of HR Strategy for Researchers, stage two – the Action Plan.

    The Forum has drafted the attached Action Plan to reduce these gaps, subject to approval by BIU's senior management.

    Towards the end of 2017 and following an internal review procedure, the action plan was updated.  BIU has published an Updated Action Plan which includes the current status of the original actions as well as additional and/or alternative actions.

    Press here to view the full details regarding the Charter & Code BIU HRS4R. 

  • LAW-TRAIN-Successful presentations at conferences

    The international Horizon 2020 project “LAW-TRAIN”, coordinated by Prof. Sarit Kraus, Bar-Ilan University was represented at two international Conferences: Milipol Paris 2017 and CEPOL 2017.

    Press HERE to view the announcement.
  • BIU Researchers Make the Top 50 – in 2017

    2 BIU Researchers listed among the 50 most influential women in Israel for 2017: Globes Magazine

    Globes magazine published recently its list of the 50 most influential women in Israel for 2017. and, two Bar-Ilan researchers are rated among the 50. The two researchers are:

    • Prof. Hamutal Slovin, Associate Professor, The Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center
    • Dr. Adi Salomon, Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry
     

    Prof. Slovin has built an artificial vision platform that allows blind people, who became blind after birth, to visually identify objects and symbols. This remarkable invention enables blind people to visualize images by deciphering how the brain processes an image.

     

    Dr. Salomon has discovered a brand new ultra-light featherweight metal-like material. This multipurpose material can be used to produce fuels and light batteries for the automotive industry, and to develop biological detectors for the medical world.

  • Law-Train Press release

    LAW-TRAIN passed the second year’s review meeting with the result of having “fully achieved its objectives and milestones for the period!”

    LAW-TRAIN passed the second year’s review meeting with the result of having “fully achieved its objectives and milestones for the period!”

     

    The international Horizon 2020 project “LAW-TRAIN”, coordinated by Bar-Ilan University Prof. Sarit Kraus is honored to present the results for LAW-TRAIN’s second review meeting with the European Commission on 15th of June 2017: “The project has fully achieved its objectives and milestones for the period and following is allowed to be continued with no modifications”.

    Press HERE to view the announcement.

  • JUST for YOU @ BIU: BSF-NSF SESSION

    JUST for YOU @ BIU: A two-part Session about the Regular BSF & the NSF-BSF Environmental Biology Grant Programs

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    The Research Authority is organizing a two-part Session about the Regular BSF & the NSF-BSF Environmental Biology Grant Programs:

    Date: Wednesday,  September 6th, 2017

    Time: BSF-NSF: 10:00

               BSF Regular Program: 11:15

    Location: Beck Auditorium, Bar-Ilan University

    Guest Speaker:   Dr. Mathew Kane, Program Director of the NSF Ecosystem Science Cluster. In the first part of this session, Dr. Kane will discuss practical aspects of the joint NSF-BSF submission, emphasize differences from other NSF submissions and highlight pitfalls that BIU applicants can avoid in their joint applications.

     

    In the second part of this session, BSF Program Managers will describe the BSF Regular Program.

     

    This coming November, the BSF Regular Program will accept proposals in the following broad areas: Biomedical Engineering; Health Sciences; Life Sciences (including Ecology & Marine Biology); and Psychobiology.

    If you would like to participate in this event, please click here

    For more information, contact Yasmin Shenhav: yasmin.shenhav@biu.ac.il

  • Horizon 2020 Info Day for Social Sciences and Humanities

    We are pleased to invite you to attend the info session on H2020 research funding opportunities for Social Sciences and Humanities

    We are organizing an info session on H2020 research funding opportunities for Social Sciences and Humanities on September 5th, 2017 at 15:00-16:00 at Feldman International Conference Center, WEISFELD Hall (Build. # 301), Bar Ilan University with Dr Sylvie ROHANOVÁ, Policy Officer - Humanities dimension in Europe and internationally / H2020 SC6 Call Coordinator (B6).

     

    This session will include a brief intro on Horizon 2020 and focus on:

    ·        Horizon 2020 Calls relevant to researchers from Social Sciences and the Humanities

    ·        Discussion of the upcoming calls for proposal

     

    If you are interested in participating, please reply here.

     

    If you're interested in a one-on-one meeting with  Sylvie ROHANOVÁ  after the session, please let me know and I'll schedule a meeting for you.

     

    Feel free to contact us if you have any questions: gr.fpinfo@biu.ac.il  or natalia.gordon@biu.ac.il.

  • BSF-NSF Session-June 6th 2017

    The Research Authority is organizing a session about NSF-BSF Computing and Communication Foundations sponsored by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) in partnership with the BSF.

    The Research Authority is organizing a session about NSF-BSF Computing and Communication Foundations sponsored by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) in partnership with the BSF.

    Date: Tuesday 6 June 2017

    Time: 13:30-15:30

    Location: Research Authority, Conference Room, room no. 102

    Guest Speaker:   Dr. Jack S.Snoeyink.

     

    Dr. Snoeyink is the Program Director of the Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CISE/CCF) of the NSF.

     

    Dr. Snoeyink will discuss the practical aspects of the joint submission, emphasizing the differences from other submissions and point out possible pitfalls in the NSF applications. Dr. Snoeyink be able to answer questions regarding the BSF-NSF program.

    If you would like to participate in this event, please click here

    For more information, contact Yasmin Shenhav yasmin.shenhav@biu.ac.il

  • H2020 Info day- ERC & ITN – June 19th, 2017

    We are organizing 2 training sessions with Yellow Research on Monday, June 19th, 2017 at Bar Ilan University. Both sessions will give an overview of the program and tips for writing successful proposals.

    2 training sessions with Yellow Research. Both sessions will give an overview of the program and tips for writing successful proposals.

     

    Dear all,

    We are organizing 2 training sessions with Yellow Research on Monday, June 19th, 2017 at Bar Ilan University. Both sessions will give an overview of the program and tips for writing successful proposals.

     

    Guest speaker: Lotte Jaspers from Yellow Research (Holland)

     

    Session 1:

    9:00 – 10:15    H2020 Innovative Training Networks

     

    Session 2:

    10:30 – 12:00    ERC funding opportunities

     

    Location: Research Authority, Conference Room, room no. 102

     

    What are the ERC Grants?

    • Starting Grants – for top researchers with 2 to 7 years of experience after their PhD; Award maximum €2 million for 5 years
    • Consolidator Grants - Support top researchers with 7 to 12 years of experience after their PhD; Award maximum €2.75 million for 5 years
    • Advanced Grants - Open to excellent established researchers who have a recent research track-record which identifies them as leaders in their respective field of research; Award maximum €3.5 million for 5 years
     

    What are Innovative Training Networks (ITNs)?

    • ITNs bring together universities, research centers and companies from different countries worldwide to train a new generation of doctoral students. The funding boosts scientific excellence and business innovation, and enhances researchers’ career prospects through developing their skills in entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation.
     

    If you are interested in participating, please reply here.

     

    If you're interested in a one-on-one meeting with Lotte on June 18th or 19th, please let me know and I'll schedule a meeting for you.

     

    Feel free to contact me if you have any questions: gr.fpinfo@biu.ac.il.

     

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

     

    Best wishes,

    Estelle

  • NATURE WORKSHOPS- June 7-8 @ BIU

    These workshops will be delivered by Nature journal editors specialised in your area of research. The workshops are intended for more experienced authors and will provide a unique overview of the publishing process at highly selective journals. The editors will share their expert insight into what makes an exemplary paper and will discuss how participants can improve their scientific writing skills to create a polished manuscript ready for publication. In place of a ‘live edit’, the editors will carry out an abstract review of each participant’s work.

    On June 7-8, 2017 we will be holding Nature MasterClass workshops at Bar llan University.

     

    June 7: Full day workshop for researchers from Physical Sciences including Nanotechnology and Material Sciences.

     

    June 8:  Full day workshop for researchers from Life sciences and Medicine.

     

    These workshops will be delivered by Nature journal editors specialised in your area of research. The workshops are intended for more experienced authors and will provide a unique overview of the publishing process at highly selective journals. The editors will share their expert insight into what makes an exemplary paper and will discuss how participants can improve their scientific writing skills to create a polished manuscript ready for publication. In place of a ‘live edit’, the editors will carry out an abstract review of each participant’s work.

    • For the agenda please click here
    • The workshops will take place at Feldman International Conference Center, WEISFELD Hall (Build. # 301)
     

    Registration

    Each workshop is limited to 25 researchers, so if you are planning on attending please reply here emphasizing your name, department and workshop date.

    Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

    Estelle Waise: gr.fpinfo@biu.ac.il

    Natalie Gordon: natalia.gordon@biu.ac.il

  • Panorama 2016

    We invite you to review the broad scope of research in the sciences and humanities at Bar-Ilan in the latest Panorama of Scientific Research edition.  

    The Panorama of Scientific Research is also avalible here on the RA site

    A Panorama Of-Scientific Research at Bal-Ilan University
  • NSF-BSF Seminar in MCB

    Prof. Linda Hyman, Director of the NSF Division of MCB, will conduct a seminar at Bar-Ilan on Monday, 19 Sept. Prof. Hyman will discuss the MCB program, & she will address the issue of how to increase the success rate of joint NSF-Israel proposals. Prof. Hyman will also set aside time to meet individually with BIU researchers.

    Prof. Linda Hyman, Director of the NSF Division of MCB, will conduct a seminar at Bar-Ilan on Monday, 19 Sept.

    Please note that the seminar will take place here at Bar-Ilan on Monday, 19 September. Please register by return mail no later than Tuesday, 13 Sept.

    Prof. Linda Hyman, Director of the NSF Division of MCB, will conduct a seminar at Bar-Ilan on Monday, 19 Sept. Prof. Hyman will discuss the MCB program, & she will address the issue of how to increase the success rate of joint NSF-Israel proposals.

    Prof. Hyman will also set aside time to meet individually with BIU researchers.

    Seminar: Beck Auditorium, 14:00 to 15:30

    Individual Meetings: Research Authority, 15:40 to 17:00