NWO organises matchmaking event Building Blocks of Life

On November 17 this year, NWO organises a matchmaking event of the new research programme Building Blocks of Life. The event with the opportunity to pitch ideas, will take place at the 'Oude Magazijn' in Amersfoort. In the first quarter of 2016 NWO will publish a call for proposals for interdisciplinary research proposals in the field of the understanding and design of the building blocks of life. Approximately 10 million will be available for public-private research proposals. 
The research programme Building blocks of life addresses a number of urgent scientific and social challenges at the interface of physics, chemistry, biology, computer science and systems analysis. The goal of the programme is to realise excellent ground breaking research and to form interdisciplinary research projects in public private partnership context.
This programme is a cross-sectoral initiative of the NWO divisions: Earth and Life Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Physics, and Medical Sciences. The participating top sectors are Agri & Food, Chemistry, High Tech Systems & Materials, Life Sciences & Health and Horticulture & Propagating Stock. With the programme, NWO wants to address long-term urgent scientific and social challenges in this field of research.
NWO organises the matchmaking event to facilitate the preparation of interdisciplinary research proposals. Besides pitching ideas, there is extensive opportunity to meet other interested parties and to learn about the details of the call for proposals. To register for the event please click here.

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