The bench2biz (B2B) is a consortium of the Centres of Research Excellence funded by the SNSF. It includes the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Chemical Biology, NCCR TransCure, NCCR PlanetS, NCCR RNA&Disease, NCCR Bioinspired and NCCR Kidney. Innosuisse (former CTI) and the Federal Institute for Intellectual Property (IPI) actively support this initiative for aspiring entrepreneurs. The partnership is open upon call launched by the network, to other NCCR members wishing to implement and support a culture of entrepreneurship amongst their research members. If you are interested to join as a partner in the future, please contact us at email@example.com.
The consortium organizes a yearly workshop to support aspiring entrepreneurs to:
- determine rapidly the commercial value of their idea or intervention
- assess the idea/invention’s team fortitude
- organize the idea to move ahead from a dream stage to a concept stage.
The B2B annual event is powered by the Pre-Seed workshop, a workshop created by Mark Wilson in 2004 in Rochester New York, USA as a Neworks trademark product. It is now being held about ten times a year in various Host City locations throughout the northeast of the US. In Switzerland, the workshop is organized on a annual basis.
The NCCR RNA & Disease aims at advancing our understanding of fundamental mechanisms in RNA biology.
The NCCR Kidney Control of Homeostasis is a nationwide research network bringing together leading specialists in experimental and clinical nephrology.
The NCCR TransCure studies membrane transporters relevant to human diseases by combining the expertise in physiology, structural biology and chemistry.
The NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials is a center for research on “smart” materials whose function and design are inspired by nature.
The NCCR Chemical Biology develops new tools and approaches derived from chemistry in order to understand, visualize and control biological processes.
Neworks is an entrepreneurial training and technology transformation company, best known as the umbrella organization for the Pre-Seed Workshops (PSW).
The NCCR PlanetS provides interdisciplinary research dedicated to the study of the origin, evolution, and characterisation of planets.
If you are interested to sponsor a future event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.