BIST Ignite Program

A mechanism to foster multidisciplinary research among the BIST community

The goals of the BIST Ignite Program are to promote the initiation of new collaborations among the BIST researchers, facilitating the exchange of knowledge among different scientific fields and exploring new approaches to address complex questions.

The program is based on a progressive and competitive two stage call:

The first stage involves the selection by an external scientific committee of winning projects which are funded with 20.000 € each. Researchers have 8 months to develop their proposed ideas.

During the second stage, the best projects amongst the initial winners will be selected and will receive additional funding in order to develop an exploratory project during an additional 12 months.

Projects must involve at least two groups working in different BIST centers and have a multidisciplinary approach to solve new or unsolved questions, promoting the cross-fertilization across disciplines, and providing new insights to give an impulse to further push the collaboration forward.

Project submissions for the first Ignite Call closed on March 1st, 2017. The next Ignite Call will open in December 2017.

Download complete Terms and Conditions of the call.

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Congratulations to the 2016 Ignite Call winners

Eight winning projects have been chosen for the 2016 Ignite Call based on their multidisciplinarity, innovation, and wow factor. Below you will find details about each winning project.

Institutional Members of the Board of Trustees