BRIDGE is a funding programme of the SNSF and Innosuisse. Together, we have been funding projects between basic research and innovation since 2017. BRIDGE thus complements our other funding offers.

Support is provided to researchers whose results have potential for an innovative product or service. However, further work is needed to clearly determine the potential. The BRIDGE contributions make this possible. In this way, they accelerate the transfer of research results into the economy and society.

Proof of Concept is aimed at young researchers, Discovery at experienced researchers from all disciplines. We are investing 105 million Swiss francs in BRIDGE projects between 2021 and 2024.

Elected by the SNSF and Innosuisse, the Steering Committee is responsible for the successful implementation of the programme. Its members come from research, industry and public administration. Operational management is entrusted to the BRIDGE Office. The Steering Committee has appointed two evaluation panels of experts to assess the applications.