The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) are jointly setting up the new programme BRIDGE to complement the support they already provide for Swiss science and innovation respectively. The programme aims to better exploit the economic and societal potential of scientific research by promoting the transfer from scientific
knowledge to innovation. The first funding scheme – Proof of Concept – supports young researchers who want to develop an innovative application based on their own research results. As a second line of funding, Discovery will be aimed at experienced researchers seeking interactions between basic and applied research to assess and if possible realize the innovation potential of the research results. BRIDGE is part of the Education, Research and Innovation (ERI) dispatch for the period 2017-2020. Subject to the parliamentary decision, the first call for Proof of Concept projects will be launched in October 2016. Learn more about the program on the CTI website.