BRIDGE: Projects of the 2nd Proof of Concept call set to go

64 young researchers submitted their projects in response to the 2nd call for Proof of Concept. BRIDGE will finance 8 innovative ideas.

In the context of the second call, a panel composed of experts in applied research evaluated 64 proposals in a two-stage process. After the first round of evaluation, 27 researchers were invited to continue to the second level - a presentation of the project and subsequent interview. Based on the recommendation of the panel, BRIDGE will use the available budget to support 8 projects that have a particularly strong scientific basis, a convincing implementation plan and a high economic or societal potential.

Each of the 8 young researchers will receive up to 130,000 Swiss francs in funding to implement their project.

  • Michael Afanasiev , ETHZ, Salvus for next-generation full-waveform ultrasonic imaging solutions
  • Pascal Egloff , UniZH, Biodistribution analysis of 1'000 antibody drug candidates in one single mouse
  • Ellen Fallowfield , FHNW, The Multiphonic Possibilities of Cello Strings: from Theoretical Investigation to Musical Practice
  • Kutan Gürel , UniNE, Affordable optical frequency combs for metrology, spectroscopy, and sensing
  • Gaël Peng , EPFL, Salt Separation in Supercritical Water for Sewage Sludge Valorization
  • Andrew Seeber , FMI, Improving CRISPR-Cas9 efficiency using small molecules to modulate chromatin structure
  • Dominic Staiger , UniZH, Data-Protection-as-a-Service Platform
  • Tino Töpper , UniBS, Enhancing the capabilities of artificial muscle implants using low-voltage dielectric elastomer sensors

The third call for Proof of Concept was launched in April 2017. Young researchers can submit their projects until 14 June 2017.

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