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.