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Heavy Ion Therapy Research Integration plus

Objective

The goal of Heavy Ion Therapy Research Integration plus (HITRIplus) is to integrate and propel biophysics and medical research on cancer treatment with heavy ions beams while jointly developing its sophisticated instruments.
Cancer is a central health problem for our society. Heavy ion beams irradiate tumours by focussing on the ill tissue while sparing the healthy part around, more effectively than any other irradiation treatment. The wider objective of HITRIplus is to provide radiation oncologists with a cutting-edge tool to treat the fraction of tumours that are not curable with X-rays or protons or have better survival rates or lower recurrences with ions.
For this major initiative, HITRIplus has gathered a consortium engaging all relevant stakeholders and for the first time bringing together all four European ion therapy centres with leading EU industries, academia, and research laboratories. They all share the ambition to jointly build a strong pan-European Heavy Ion Therapy Research Community. A strategic partner is the South East European International Institute for Sustainable Technologies, which federates eight countries in South East Europe with the ambition to build a next generation heavy ion Research Infrastructure in the area, to boost research and cooperation in a region trying to rebuild after a troubled past.
HITRIplus Transnational Access will integrate and open to external researchers the experimental programme of the five European facilities providing therapeutic ion beams. Its Networks will structure and foster the research on heavy ion therapy, including clinical and pre-clinical research. Joint Research Activities will develop new accelerator and beam delivery technologies to extend the reach of the present generation centres and to define a new European reference design, at lower cost and dimensions, to make cancer ion therapy more accessible and to open new markets to European industry.

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRAIA-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE CENTRO NAZIONALE DI ADROTERAPIA ONCOLOGICA
Address
Strada Campeggi 53
27100 Pavia Pv
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 857 051,50

Participants (17)

BEVATECH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Altenhoferallee 3
60438 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 87 000
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 342 000
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 65 000
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
COSYLAB LABORATORIJ ZA KONTROLNE SISTEME DD
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 158 562,50
Address
Gerbičeva Ulica 64
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GSI HELMHOLTZZENTRUM FUER SCHWERIONENFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 679 000
Address
Planckstrasse 1
64291 Darmstadt
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 726 029
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 672
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 184 000
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Activity type
Research Organisations
EBG (Entwicklungs- und Betriebsgesellschaft) MedAustron GmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 375 807
Address
Marie Curie-strasse 5
2700 Wiener Neustadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM GIESSEN UND MARBURG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 325 850
Address
Rudolf Buchheim Strasse 8
35392 Giessen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 13 000
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASSOCIATION POUR LE SOUTIEN DE L'INSTITUT INTERNATIONAL DE L'EUROPE DU SUD-EST POUR LES TECHNOLOGIES DURABLES
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 845 440
Address
Rue Des Battoirs 7
1205 Geneve
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITA TA MALTA
Malta
EU contribution
€ 47 260
Address
University Campus, Tal-qroqq
2080 Msida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PHILIPPS UNIVERSITAET MARBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 55 000
Address
Biegenstrasse 10
35037 Marburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 36 000
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WIGNER FIZIKAI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 18 000
Address
Konkoly Thege Miklos Ut 29-33
1121 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
RIGAS TEHNISKA UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 85 000
Address
Kalku Iela 1
1658 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments