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SPINEFX: A University–Industry Network for the Training of High-quality Multidisciplinary Researchers to Deliver Enterprising, Cost-effective Surgical Solutions for Spinal Disease and Trauma

Objectif

SPINEFX is an integrated ITN comprising academic, industrial and clinical partners that is designed to create exceptionally trained researchers with the key skills to deliver commercially significant, innovative solutions to the challenges posed by spinal disease and trauma, namely vertebral fracture. The significant economic and personal impact of these fractures can be gleaned from the fact that in osteoporosis 1 in 3 women will suffer one. Added to this is the high cost of vertebral fractures due to trauma, which can exceed €1 million per patient. It is only with a multidisciplinary approach, which is a synthesis of key academic and industrial skills, that high quality training can be delivered to researchers to address this economic and individual burden. Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) will be located within internationally renowned academic institutions with state-of-the-art facilities and will be involved in projects organized around key themes which cascade over basic, oriented and applied research in a truly ‘bench to bedside and beyond’ manner. New knowledge generated by the ESRs will be exploited by the Experienced Researchers (ERs) who will be located in three of Europes leading Small-Medium Sized Enterprises in this arena. Here the ERs will strengthen their scientific competencies in a market-driven environment and advance their managerial and knowledge transfer skills. As well as playing a significant role in training-through-research, Industry will also be a central element of the Structured Training. The latter includes Network-Wide Workshops open to the international community, secondments and the co-hosting of the Final Conference in conjunction with the EuroSpine Meeting organized by the Spine Society for Europe. All training will emphasise both complementary and scientific skills, thus significantly enhancing the career prospects of the ESRs/ERs and creating future research leaders.

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FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Coordinateur

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
Adresse
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
United Kingdom

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Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Martin Hamilton (Mr.)
Contribution de l’UE
€ 658 728,37

Participants (7)

ANYBODY TECHNOLOGY AS
Danemark
Contribution de l’UE
€ 238 284,08
Adresse
Niels Jernes Vej 10
9220 Aalborg

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Per Sondrup (Mr.)
BONESUPPORT AB
Suède
Contribution de l’UE
€ 201 578,87
Adresse
Scheelevägen 19a
SE-22370 Lund

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Fredrik Werner (Mr.)
ulrich GmbH & Co.KG
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 203 408,24
Adresse
Buchbrunnenweg 12
89081 Ulm

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Stefan Breuer (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 594 307,46
Adresse
Am Schwarzenberg Campus 1
21073 Hamburg

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Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Gerd Huber (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

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Autriche
Contribution de l’UE
€ 246 895,16
Adresse
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Philippe Zysset (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Suisse
Contribution de l’UE
€ 469 763,64
Adresse
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern

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Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Philippe Zysset (Prof.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Suisse
Contribution de l’UE
€ 354 238,26
Adresse
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

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Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Stephen Ferguson (Prof.)