NCCR Robotics is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurship, and as a result we offer our members the opportunity to apply for our spin fund if they have an exciting idea that they wish to take to market. Successful applicants are given one year’s salary for one person to develop a prototype, assess the market, plan the business and eventually create a company and are hosted in one of our member Labs during that time. Our spin funds are supported by the technology transfer officer and are given access to all the benefits of Swiss Robotics members and are supported by the NCCR Robotics management team in terms of logistics and media relations.
So far, we have supported thirteen successful start-ups through our spin fund programme. If you are an NCCR Robotics member and wish to learn more about the spin fund, please contact Jan Kerschgens. If you are not a member of NCCR Robotics but are a member of one of our labs and have a project that you think may be appropriate for the spin fund, please also contact Jan Kerschgens.