Open Science Action Plan: Kick-Off Forum on October 17, 2019 at the Forum Rolex, EPFL

The open science working group initiated by swissuniversities in 2019 aims to broaden the open access strategy and its action plan in order to put Open Access, Open Data, Open Innovation, Citizen Science and Open Education under the umbrella of Open Science, from 2021 onward. This requires direct and close cooperation with all stakeholders, and in par-ticular with the scientific community. To promote the exchange and to gather fresh, inspiring and visionary ideas, swissuniversities invites you to the Kick-Off Forum of the Swiss Open Science Action Plan 2021-2024.

This event will take place at the Forum Rolex of EPFL on Thursday October 17th, one day ahead of the Open Science Day, an event that is part of the EPFL 50th anniversary celebrations.


Every member of the Swiss scientific community interested in suggesting project ideas in the context of Open Science services and / or infrastructures that would ideally im-plement the Open Science National Strategy. Please note that the Swiss Open Science strategy will cover Open Access, Open Data, Open Innovation, Citizen Science and Open Education initiatives.

Call for Ideas

We welcome the submission of posters and videos (2 minutes maximum) high-lighting your ideas and inspiring visions regarding open and reproducible science in Switzerland.

  • How do you envision the concrete implementation of open science in the next 5, 10 or 15 years in your field?
  • What will be your added value and contribution to this field?
  • Why do you think your idea is relevant not only for your community, but also for the scientific community in Switzerland?

Feeling inspired?

Submit the final version of your posters and videos by September 9, 2019 via

The most inspiring and visionary ideas will be presented at the forum and a prize will be awarded to the best selected recipients.




Free and open to everyone. Registration is required, available here on a first come first served basis.


Time and Location

Thursday October 17, 2019 14:00-17:30, Forum Rolex





Welcome Address: Martin Vetterli, President of EPFL


Keynote Speaker: Mercè Crosas, Chief Data Science and Technology Officer, Harvard University


Keynote Speaker: Fernando Pérez, University of California Berkeley


From Open Science Strategy to Action Plan in Switzerland: Patrick Furrer


Presentations of the best Open Science Posters & Videos: Aude Dieudé


Prize for the Poster & Videos Presentations


Networking Aperitif


Important Dates

September 9th

Deadline for sending the finalized version of your posters & videos

October 17th

Open Science Action Plan Kick-Off Forum @ EPFL