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Exploiting the Potential of Structural Biology through NMR and Associated Technologies - Opportunities for Economic Development of Pharma/Biotech in Tuscany, Berlin-Brandenburg and Beyond

Objective

EPISODE’s goal is to maximize the regional benefits of Structural Biology Research Infrastructures in NMR and associated technologies for the economic development of the pharma/biotech industries in Tuscany, Berlin-Brandenburg and beyond. As traditional Structural Biology research moves towards new horizons, a major goal has become a systemic view of Life, implying a change of focus from single molecules and interactions to an integrated view of networks of interactions at varying levels of biological organization. NMR and associated technologies are an integral part of such research, and their importance has recently been reflected in the ESFRI Roadmap’s INSTRUCT Integrated Structural Biology Infrastructure. While this emerging paradigm presents myriad new opportunities for the R&D programs of the pharma/biotech sectors, the technologies and their associated research infrastructures have not yet been fully exploited, a situation that must urgently be understood and rectified. Berlin-Brandenburg and Tuscany are uniquely poised to meet this challenge, in part through the presence of strong research infrastructures. EPISODE will encourage cooperation and collaboration among regional research institutions, business and areas agencies to couple research with revenue, through the following actions: (i) research-driven clusters will be expanded and stimulated interregionally and transnationally; (ii) current regional capabilities in terms of research potential and exploitation will be studied; (iii) a Joint Action Plan will be developed to define how to drive future economic development. Dissemination and outreach efforts, the encouragement of collaborations, support measures for SMEs and spin-offs, and the mentoring of less-developed regions will be given a special place throughout the project. EPISODE will positively impact research potential and economic potential, with corresponding effects on the health and welfare of regional, European and global populations.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/molecular biology/structural biology
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-REGIONS-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

REGIONE TOSCANA
Address
Palazzo Strozzi Sacrati - Piazza Del Duomo 10
50122 Firenze
Italy
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 72 052
Administrative Contact
Martina Brazzini (Dr.)

Participants (11)

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO RISONANZE MAGNETICHE DI METALLO PROTEINE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 165 165
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Firenze
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivano Bertini (Prof.)
FONDAZIONE TOSCANA LIFE SCIENCES
Italy
EU contribution
€ 117 670
Address
Via Fiorentina 1
53100 Siena
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Paolini (Dr.)
PROTERA SRL

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 27 768
Address
Viale Delle Idee 22
50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Fi)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gianni Ventimiglia (Mr.)
FONDAZIONE FARMACOGENOMICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 53 752
Address
Via Luigi Sacconi 6
50019 Sesto Fiorentino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Angelo Gargea (Dr.)
TSB Innovationsagentur Berlin GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 143 980
Address
Fasanenstrasse 85
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Volker Erb
FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 107 505
Address
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Honer (Dr.)
JERINI AG

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Invalidenstrasse 130
10115 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ulrich Reineke (Dr.)
Diagnostica e Farmaceutica Molecolari Società Consortile a Responsabilità Limitata
Italy
EU contribution
€ 62 871
Address
Via Mezzocannone 16
80134 Naples
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gabriella De Vita (Dr.)
Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato e Agricoltura di Firenze
Italy
EU contribution
€ 35 514
Address
Piazza Dei Giudici 3
50122 Firenze
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luca Mantellassi (Dr.)
RiNA Netzwerk RNA-Technologien GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 56 962
Address
Takustrasse 3
14195 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leo Tristram (Mr.)
3 B PHARMACEUTICALS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 53 752
Address
Magnusstrasse 11
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ulrich Reineke (Dr.)