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Medical Devices Design in Cardiovascular Applications

Objective

We propose an innovative, multi-disciplinary and multi-centre Marie Curie Initial Training Network; “MeDDiCA” (Medical Devices Design in Cardiovascular Applications) focused on Cardiovascular Engineering and Medical Devices. MeDDiCA Early Stage Researchers will build a career in cardiovascular engineering founded on both “skills for life” (communication skills, research and project management, IP, patenting, entrepreneurship, etc.) and “academic and technical skills”. The ultimate aim of MeDDiCA is to form well-rounded individuals, unlocking their potential in order to give them tools to succeed in an extremely changing area. To achieve this, the training must complement the existing background of each researcher to produce researchers capable of approaching a wide range of cardiovascular engineering applications. MeDDiCA will raise the profile and improve the career prospects of researchers who are in the first five years of their careers by offering structured training in cardiovascular engineering as well as providing complementary skills (“skills for life”). The technical skills will be applied to the study of cardiovascular medical devices through individual research projects, employing research methods including multi-scale modelling, 3D numerical simulation, in-vitro and ex-vivo laboratory models and experimentation. A strong focus on clinical and industrial translation will provide a consistent training programme for MeDDiCA researchers. Valves and stents have been chosen as exemplar applications to focus the scientific effort of MeDDiCA. Critical to the success of this Marie Curie Initial Training Network is the engagement of both academic research groups and industry to develop a varied and complementary training programme encompassing different aspects of the cardiovascular engineering field. The proposed ITN will have significant synergies with the EU-funded VPH Network of Excellence (VPH NoE).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/entrepreneurship

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

University College London
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 545 983,78
Administrative Contact
Martin Scott (Mr.)

Participants (8)

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 427 404,91
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gill Wells (Ms.)
UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA CLUJ-NAPOCA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 290 193,20
Address
Str Memorandumului 28
400114 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dan Viorel Rafiroiu (Dr.)
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 419 376,10
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alfons Hoekstra (Dr.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 409 307,80
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gabriele Dubini (Prof.)
ANSYS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 186 469,80
Address
97 Jubilee Avenue, Milton Park
OX14 4RW Abingdon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Justin Penrose (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 207 552,40
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gilles Pulvermuller (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 216 352,10
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frans Van De Vosse (Prof.)
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 200 803,91
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rosa Maria Martoccia (Dr.)