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.


Malaria project awarded innovation prize

The Hemolytics malaria diagnosis project supported by the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials has taken third prize at the Ypsomed Innovation Fund's Innovation Award for research, development and technology transfer.

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Mother of pearl inspires better composites

NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) are investigating improved composites, using nacre found in mollusk shells as an example of lightweight…

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Our latest activities report

The NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials' latest activities report showcases some of our most important recent research breakthroughs. From blue halos that attract bees to vaccine delivery inspired by spider silk,…

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