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Bridge – Proof of Concept

Proof of Concept helps young researchers to apply their research results and gain the confidence needed to make a market entry. It may cover any type of innovation or research field. The maximal duration is 12 months renewable for 6 more months. Can pay salaries and material costs. Proof of Concept is for young researchers with the following criteria:

  • Your institution has assured you of their support for the duration of the project.
  • You have gained research experience while studying for your bachelor’s or master’s degree, which you obtained no more than four years ago or
  • You are on course to complete your doctoral studies within the next six months or less, or
  • You are a working as a postdoctoral researcher, having obtained your doctorate no more than four years ago.
  • You submit your proposal as an individual and not as part of a group.


Organisation: Innosuisse / FNS

Eligibility: Academic link required

When: Four times per year

Stage: Proof-of-concept

Max contribution cash: 130k CHF per year

Kind of support: Money

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