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.


Award goes to NCCR team to promote professional role confidence

NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials Principal Investigators Professors Alke Fink and Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, along with Outreach manager Dr. Sofia Martin Caba, are one of two recipients of the inaugural 2019…

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FenX wins startup award

The NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials supported startup FenX is the winner of this year's Swiss Technology Award in the "Inventors" category, presented at the Swiss Innovation Forum in Basel on November 21.

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Best thesis prize goes to NCCR graduate

NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials graduate Dr. Céline Calvino has been awarded the 2019 Chorafas Prize for the best doctoral thesis in natural sciences at the University of Fribourg, which focused on the development…

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