Not just Fundamental Research: Education, Equal Opportunities, Knowledge and Technology Transfer, and Communication at the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials


  • Scott Capper
  • Eliav Haskal
  • Andreas Kilbinger
  • Lucas Montero de Espinosa
  • Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser
  • Curzio Rüegg
  • Christoph Weder



Communication, Education and training, Equal opportunities, Knowledge and technology transfer


Abstract: Besides conducting excellent fundamental research in domains of strategic importance, the National Centers of Competence in Research (NCCRs) also aim to become centers of reference for education, equal opportunities, and knowledge and technology transfer. These activities are supported by a communication strategy focused on specific target groups. This article describes some of the main strategic goals and achievements of the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials, presents the main activities launched by the Center throughout its first funding phase, and provides a glimpse of new plans and directions for the second phase.




How to Cite

S. Capper, E. Haskal, A. Kilbinger, L. M. de Espinosa, B. Rothen-Rutishauser, C. Rüegg, C. Weder, Chimia 2019, 73, 86, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2019.86.