Innovation & Technology Transfer
National Centers of Competence in Research (NCCR) promote long-term research projects in areas of strategic importance for the development of science in Switzerland, for the economy of the country, and for Swiss society.
A specific goal of the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials is to seek applications of the research undertaken by the principal investigators, and hence there is a clear interest in collaboration with industry. To date, potential applications being addressed include adhesives, sensors, anti-counterfeiting and labeling, novel production methods, advanced toxicology, targeted therapeutics, and many others. Another goal is to develop biomedical applications such as early disease detection and treatment, as well as regenerative medicine.
With this combination of scientific focus and scope that are unparalleled in Switzerland, together with the clear interest to develop applications, the NCCR is uniquely positioned to become an internationally recognized hub for soft materials research, education, and innovation.
The Knowledge and Technology Officer is Eliav Haskal.