Become a partner!
The establishment and maintenance of a thriving research environment is an impractical task without these three pillars of support:
- Research funding support: Information on research prospects and mediation between academic bodies and funding institutions
- Technology transfer support: Advise on the entire innovation process focusing on protection and utilization of intellectual property
- Career development support: Orientation of students, doctoral candidates, post-docs and experienced researchers in all matters related to career planning and development and contact point service for companies
As part of Idiap, the Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing brings these three pillars under its roof and helps to bridge the gap between fundamental research and commercial applications by providing a hub for researchers and companies to interact and collaborate.
Becoming a partner to the Center offers unmatched benefits and is easily possible by referring to two companies for affiliateship and paying an administrative fee per year. Individual researcher participants from academic institutions or non-for-profit research institutions that are associated with the Center by means of the partnership agreement have the right to propose research projects to affiliates for funding in a time and cost efficient manner with much less risk. Additionally, they may have a direct access to the available resources (e.g. equipment, software and databases) owned by the affiliated companies and a huge opportunity to put their research findings into real-world practice.