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.
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.
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.