Supported by Innosuisse and SNSF to help researchers « Turn scientific results into economic or societal innovation », BRIDGE offers 2 funding opportunities, open to all types of innovation:

Proof of concept:

A step into an application-led business environment for young researchers (no more than 4 years post PhD)

4 deadlines / year

Eligible project costs (max. 130’000 CHF / year)

  • 100% of applicant’s salary (calculated on the basis of current rates at the host institution)
  • Costs directly related to the realisation of the project


  • 12 months, with a possible continuation of up to 6 additional months


For 1 to 3 researchers with experience of implementing the innovation potential of research results

1 deadline / year

Eligible project costs

  • Salaries of project personnel, excluding the salary of the applicants
  • Project costs directly related to the project


  • Up to 4 years

Latest news:

A new regulation has been published in January 2021 :

  • both BRIDGE funding schemes are open to all disciplines and types of innovations.
  • a commitment to sustainable development is now one of the evaluation criteria.
  • BRIDGE now covers the costs of gender equality measures and awards Flexibility Grants to parents with care duties.
  • Rejected projects can be resubmitted only once.

Check all information and rules on Bridge website !