BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the SNSF and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations.

BRIDGE consists of two funding schemes:

  • Proof of Concept is aimed at young researchers who wish to develop an application or service based on their research results. These projects may target all kinds of innovations from all research areas.
  • Discovery is aimed at experienced researchers who want to explore and implement the innovation potential of research results. Only technological innovations that have a societal and economic impact will be funded.

BRIDGE website