Programme BRIDGE

Solaxer - Lausanne start-up hopes to help industry switch to solar heating

Solaxer has increases the efficiency of the receivers and that does not oxidise, even at temperatures of up to 400 degrees.

Enerdrape - Sustainable energy from the underground car park

“Innovation enjoys a higher priority in Switzerland than in other countries.”

More efficient solar panels thanks to the BRIDGE programme

Engineers from CSEM, EPFL and EMPA are developing a new technology for industrial use. It will increase the efficiency of photovoltaic panels.

Smart clothing to combat pressure ulcers

Innovation against pressure ulcers: supported by the BRIDGE programme, Professor Ursula Wolf is working on the development of a textile sensor system that raises the alarm in the event of danger.

An online platform for fair trade shoes

Catalina Jossen Cardozo at the Lucerne School of Art and Design has created an intelligent production chain for commercialising shoes without exploiting workers or harming the environment.

Fast and affordable malaria diagnostics

Jonas Pollard, a chemist at the Adolphe Merkle Institute at the University of Fribourg, received support from Bridge Proof of Concept. He considers the support crucial for his project – developing a rapid diagnostic test for malaria.

«We are developing more efficient components»

Lorenz Gubler and his team from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) have received a "Discovery" grant as part of the BRIDGE programme. Lorenz Gubler and his team are developing cheaper and more efficient components for redox flow batteries. The project manager hopes that these technologies will find a place in solar or wind farms.

Detecting corrosion in concrete early

Steel-reinforced concrete is the building material used most throughout the world. But the steel inside is corroded by chloride seepage, for example from seawater and deicing salt, and by CO2 from the atmosphere.

Last modification 06.07.2023

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