Projects of the second Proof of Concept call set to go

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 solution
  • 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.