Explorative research

The call for projects is open! Submit your application form until October 17th, 2021.

Description of the call for projects

Through the NTN Innovation Booster Technology & Special Needs, the FRH will distribute up to 6 cheques of 10,000 Swiss francs each for research related to disability and technology.

Whatever your profile or field of activity, do not hesitate to submit your ideas!

During the ideation phase, the participants can exchange experiences in order to identify the needs of people with disabilities and to come up with innovative ideas to meet them.

The ideas identified in this way can be developed and lead to a research project.

Fill in the form below to submit your idea.

The jury of the Innovation Booster Technology and Special Needs will award the cheques to the most relevant research projects.

Explorative research process

Launch of the call for exploratory research :

September 1st, 2021

Participation of the teams in the training day

October 2nd, 2021

Deadline for submission of applications

October 17th, 2021

Selection of teams by the jury

November 8th, 2021 

Conduct of exploratory research

November 8th, 2021 to February 28th, 2022

Presentation of the results of the exploratory research and submission of the final report

February 28th, 2022

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We strongly recommend that all teams wishing to submit a project attend the training day on October 2nd, 2021.

Program and registration here.

Team constitution

For the composition of the teams the following elements are taken into consideration when evaluating the proposals:

  • Minimum 4 people
  • The participation of at least one person with a disability or illness related to your subject is mandatory.
  • Multidisciplinarity (technical, social, health, economic, etc.) and diversity (gender, age, education) of the team are mandatory.

Please note:

  1. A parent or other person may accompany a person with a disability, if necessary. The latter will then be an integral part of the team members
  2. If your idea indirectly concerns people with a disability, i.e. the final user will be for example a caregiver and not a person with a disability, then it is possible to deviate from the rule. You must justify your decision.


1) The person or institution responsible for the project must reside in Switzerland.
2) No appeal may be lodged.

Research Idea Submission Form

Please return the submission form to info@frh-fondation.ch by October 17th.

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