National Centre of Competence in Research Bio-Inspired Materials

In 2014, the Adolphe Merkle Institute became the headquarters of the new National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) for Bio-Inspired Materials at the University of Fribourg. Since then, the interdisciplinary center has been striving to become an internationally recognized hub for paradigm-shifting research, innovation, and education in the domain of “smart” materials whose function and design are inspired by nature.