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Creating international cooperation teams of excellence in the field of emerging biomaterial surface research

Objective

The field of medical biomaterials has recently developed a major growth potential as the demand for cardiovascular, orthopaedic as well as dental implant devices is tremendously increasing worldwide. The ageing of Europe's population will be a crucial challenge for the 21st century. Furthermore there are specific problems concerning RTD resources and capabilities existing in the Third countries (Western Balkan, Newly Independent States) having been isolated and excluded from the cooperation with EU, their networking works rather on regional level. INCOMAT contributes to eliminate these deficiencies and will create cooperation teams of excellence with experts from EU, Third countries and US. The 15 project partners from 10 countries bring in their experiences and share their knowledge and competencies from different biomaterial related surface technology fields. Scientists from NIS and WBC will gain access to the European research community and the EU market as well as to international R&D trends, strategies and innovation systems.

The EU biomaterial scene will get the chance to identify new, to date unknown scientific resources in the NIS and WBC countries and unused "treasures" for further industrial exploitation. The four newly established multidisciplinary Teams of Excellence for Bone Tissue Engineering, Bioactive and biomimetic coatings, In-vitro and in-vivo testing and Quality assurance develop new approaches for future RTD strategies under the FP7 ; five high-level RTD projects will be selected for later submission in suitable FP7 calls. As special highlight the common European Conference "BIOMATERIAL SURFACES 2008" will be organized and carried out in Erfurt/D, Autumn 2008. This event will involve the experiences and best practices of all partners made in the INCOMAT project. These results will be offered to a wider audience of science and economy in Europe with a strong focus on WBS and NIS countries.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-NMP-TI-4
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Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

STIFTUNG FUER TECHNOLOGIE, INNOVATION UND FORSCHUNG THUERINGEN - STIFT
Address
Mainzerhofstrasse, 10
Erfurt
Germany

Participants (16)

INSTITUT "RUDJER BOSKOVIC" ("RUDJER BOSKOVIC" INSTITUTE)
Croatia
Address
Bijenicka C. 54
Zagreb
INSTITUT TEHNICKIH NAUKA SRPSKE AKADEMIJE NAUKA I UMETNOSTI (INSTITUTE OF TECHNICAL SCIENCES OF THE SERBIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND ARTS)
Address
Knez Mihailova 35/Iv
Belgrade
SCIENTIFIC-TECHNOLOGICAL PARK AT THE BELARUSIAN NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY "METOLIT"
Belarus
Address
Y.kolasa Str., 24
Minsk
GEORGIAN TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Georgia
Address
77, Kostava Str.
Tbilisi
E.O. PATON ELECTRIC WELDING INSTITUTE OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE OF UKRAINE
Ukraine
Address
Bozhenko Str.. 11
Kiev
INSTITUTE FOR PROBLEMS OF MATERIALS SCIENCE OF NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF UKRAINE
Ukraine
Address
Krzhyzhanovsky Str.3
Kiev
EDITH ZIMMERMANN (IKTZ INNOVATIVE KLEBTECHNIK ZIMMERMANN)
Germany
Address
Göschwitzer Strasse 22
Jena
INSTITUT ZA NUKLEARNE NAUKE VINCAS (INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR SCIENCES "VINCA")
Address
Mike Petrovica Alasa 12-14, Vinca
Belgrade
INSTITUTE OF LASER AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
Address
Svyatoozerskaya 1
Shatura, Moscow Region
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO
United States
Address
6900 North Loop 1604 West
San Antonio, Tx
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
Cambridge
FIZIKO-TEHNICHESKIY INSTITUT NYZKYH TEMPERATUR-FINT (INSTITUTE FOR LOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF UKRAINE)
Ukraine
Address
Lenin Ave 47
Kharkiv
THUERINGEN INNOVATIV GMBH
Germany
Address
Mainzerhofstrasse 10
Erfurt
BMP LABOR FÜR MEDIZINISCHE MATERIALPRÜFUNG GMBH
Germany
Address
Pauwelsstr.19
Aachen
INSTITUT FÜR BIOPROZESS- UND ANALYSENMESSTECHNIK E.V. (INSTITUTE FOR BIOPROCESSING AND ANALYTICAL MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES E.V.)
Germany
Address
Rosenhof
Heilbad Heiligenstadt
QSERVE CONSULTANCY BV
Netherlands
Address
Gordel Van Smaragd 23
Purmerend