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A Gateway to European Kidney Research Resources - KidneyConnect

Objective

Diabetes, Cardiovascular and Chronic kidney (DCC) -diseases are relentlessly increasing globally, causing enormous human suffering, premature deaths and unsustainable costs. Leading European research has indisputably pointed that the kidney filtration barrier and its epithelial cell, the podocyte, is a common denominator for the DCC-diseases. However, European excellence and expertise have remained uncoordinated in separate pockets and, consequently, underutilised for full societal benefits and capacity creation to combat the challenges of diabetic, hypertensive and primary kidney diseases. Notably, these diseases are of major healthcare interest and of key importance for discovery intensive biopharma industry.
KidneyConnect brings together teams of excellence to underpin nationally funded programs under a) Discovery and Future Technologies b) New Research Platforms c) Translational and d) Clinical Podocyte Research to create connected capacities, access to well trained talents and to optimize strategies for industry-academia cowork. In addition to resource maps, KidneyConnect supports international congresses, training courses, talent coaching, special seminars and builds systematically relations to key stakeholders. Due to the limited funds available, main aims are to provide roadmaps for future efforts, outlines for shared data -and sample repositories, targeted training, societal outreach and, as a result, competitive European funded programs. Our events are arranged as satellites of established meetings and supported by in-kind contribution from partners. The goal is to establish faster translation from discovery to clinical practices by creating dynamic networks, sustainable capacities and outlines for improved kidney disease management. High cohesion and shared resources together with the most prominent European authorities included will guarantee optimized resource usage. Substantial benefits and competitiveness in the huge global markets are to be expected

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/nephrology/kidney diseases

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2013-INNOVATION-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 271 326
Administrative Contact
Irene Ryan (Ms.)

Participants (17)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 14 285
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Corrado Poggesi (Prof.)
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 11 000
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dontscho Kerjaschki (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 11 000
Address
Hugstetter Strasse 49
79106 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maren Mihlan (Mrs.)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 11 000
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tiina Berg (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITAET GREIFSWALD
Germany
EU contribution
€ 11 000
Address
Domstrasse 11
17489 Greifswald
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrea Völker (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 25 199,91
Address
Pauwelsstrasse 30
52074 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Volker Legewie (Mr.)
FONDAZIONE IRCCS CA' GRANDA - OSPEDALE MAGGIORE POLICLINICO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 11 000
Address
Via Francesco Sforza 28
20122 Milano
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Maria Pia Rastaldi (Dr.)
IDRYMA IATROVIOLOGIKON EREUNON AKADEMIAS ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 11 000
Address
Soranou Efesiou 4
115 27 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dimitris Raptis (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 11 000
Address
Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mª Carmen Puerta (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 17 500,09
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elodie Mahieu-Wedande (Mrs.)
ISTITUTO DI RICERCHE FARMACOLOGICHE MARIO NEGRI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 11 000
Address
Via Mario Negri 2
20156 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Grazia Pezzoni (Ms.)
AZIENDA OSPEDALIERA CITTA DELLA SALUTE E DELLA SCIENZA DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 36 000
Address
Corso Bramante 88 90
10126 Torino
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Licia Peruzzi (Dr.)
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 11 000
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ellen Rydberg (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6

Participation ended

France
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Wiest (Mr.)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 11 000
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)
AMGEN (EUROPE) GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 14 667
Address
Dammstrasse 23
6300 Zug
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bart Molemans (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
EU contribution
€ 11 000
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Huguette Meignant (Mrs.)