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, where one route to leverage the research into the market is in collaboration with industry. For this, we are constantly seeking company partners interested in our research to set up trial projects, research agreements and other forms of collaboration.
To date, our applications include adhesives, sensors, anti-counterfeiting and labeling, novel production methods, advanced toxicology, targeted therapeutics, and many others. Another goal is to develop biomedical applications for disease detection and therapy, as well as regenerative medicine. Some examples of our application-targeted research can be found on the Startups page.
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 Transfer and Innovation Manager is Eliav Haskal.