NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials

The National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Bio-Inspired Materials is based at the University of Fribourg. This interdisciplinary center is an internationally recognized hub for paradigm-shifting research, innovation, and education in the domain of “smart” materials whose function and design are inspired by nature.

RECYCLING

A new approach for plastic recycling?

NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at EPFL have come up with a novel method for tackling plastic pollution by harnessing the inner workings of proteins.

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EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

Highlighting women researchers

To celebrate Women's Day 2021 and the 50th anniversary of women's right to vote in Switzerland, all 22 National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCRs) across Switzerland have been working together to…

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REPRODUCING NATURE

Polymers with an extra twist

Researchers from the National Center of Competence in Research Bio-Inspired Materials at the University of Fribourg have developed a new method of polymerization that provides more control over the process,…

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