First Proof of Concept projects set to go

The following 8 research groups are funded:

  • Despeisse Matthieu (CSEM), Ballif Christophe (EPF Lausanne), Tiwari Ayodhya Nath (EMPA): High-performance tandem solar cells with improved stability and cost-competitive manufacturing
  • Emmenegger Lukas (EMPA), Südmeyer Thomas (University Neuenburg), Faist Jérôme (ETH Zurich): High-resolution QCL frequency comb spectrometer for the detection of trace gases and their isotopes
  • Fontcuberta i Morral Anna (EPF Lausanne): Ultra-bright electron sources for pulsed electron microscopy
  • Gubler Lorenz (PSI): Functionalized Separators Enabling a Break-Through of Redox Flow Batteries for Stationary Energy Storage
  • Kippenberg Tobias Jan (EPF Lausanne), Herr Tobias (CSEM): Energy efficient optical frequency combs based on photonic integrated resonators and temporally structured pump light
  • Plückthun Andreas (University Zurich): The Modular Designer Detectome
  • Weber Stefan (University Bern), Raabe Andreas (Insel hospital Bern), Chételat Olivier (CSEM): Towards Intelligent Sensor-enhanced Robotic Neurosurgery
  • Zbinden Hugo (University Geneva), Brunner Nicolas (University Geneva), Messerli Etienne (HES-SO): Self-testing Quantum Random Number Generator

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16.01.2018 The sixth call for proposals for Proof of Concept is open. Read more

18.12.2017 The Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) and the SNSF are launching the second call for proposals for the funding scheme BRIDGE Discovery. Read more