Two funding partners, a single joint programme

BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (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 opportunities:

  • 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 innovations of all kinds from all research areas.
  • Discovery is aimed at experienced researchers who aim to explore and implement the innovation potential of research results. Only technological innovations that have a societal and economic impact will be funded.

News

16.10.2017 The fifth call for proposals for Proof of Concept is open. Read more

11.08.2017 This autumn, BRIDGE will conduct three information events in Manno, Olten and Neuchâtel. The events will focus on the Proof of Concept funding line. Read more

20.07.2017 The fourth call for proposals for Proof of Concept is open. Read more

13.06.2017 The first call of the Discovery funding offer, part of the BRIDGE programme, attracted great interest. 190 projects were submitted by 10 April 2017. Read more

12.06.2017 64 young researchers submitted their projects in response to the 2nd call for Proof of Concept. BRIDGE will finance 8 innovative ideas. Read more

20.04.2017 The third call for proposals for Proof of Concept is open. Read more

09.03.2017 102 young researchers submitted their projects in response to the 1st call for BRIDGE Proof of Concept. SNSF and CTI will finance 11 innovative ideas. Read more

16.01.2017 The Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) and the SNSF are launching the second call for proposals for the funding opportunity BRIDGE Proof... Read more

12.01.2017 The first call for project proposals for the BRIDGE Proof of Concept support project drew considerable interest. Over 100 applications were submitted.... Read more

21.12.2016 The Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) and the SNSF are launching the first call for proposals for the funding scheme BRIDGE Discovery. Read more

17.10.2016 The Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) and the SNSF are launching the first call for proposals for the funding opportunity BRIDGE Proof of... Read more

07.09.2016 The SNSF and the CTI are jointly setting up the new funding programme BRIDGE, aimed at promoting the innovation potential of science. Read more