Translation projects

In line with its strategy to focus on translation during Phase 3, the NCCR has launched as part of its core program a new module with four research projects that will target the translation of bio-inspired materials research. These projects build on fundamental research carried out in the first two phases of the NCCR and aim to develop tangible technologies by the end of Phase 3 with direct involvement of industrial stakeholders. One project aims to create indicate composite materials which provide responsive mechanical functions, two replicate nature’s unequalled ability of mold the flow of light, while the fourth mimics the ability of living organisms to heal wounds and defects.

The participants of these projects will be trained in the topic of innovation and technology transfer by the KTT manager and with available programs such as the Innosuisse trainings. They will also be offered the possibility to engage in internships with a company and will be regularly coached by the KTT manager on the translation of their particular projects.