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Baltic Biomaterials Centre of Excellence

Objective

The Rudolfs Cimdins Riga Biomaterials Innovations and Development Centre (RBIDC) is a part of Rigas Tehniska Universitate, Latvia (RTU). The RTU RBIDC research team is composed of chemists, chemical engineers and materials scientists. RTU RBIDC scientists are working on well-defined materials science research areas for bone tissue replacement and regeneration. There has been a long lasting cooperation between RTU RBIDC and the Latvijas Organiskas Sintezes Instituts (LIOS) on investigations of biomaterials developed in RTU RBIDC. LIOS has vast experience in preclinical testing of biological/pharmacological activity in in vitro and in vivo systems. Biomaterials developed at RTU RBIDC, in cooperation with clinicians from the Rigas Stradina Universitate, Latvia (RSU) and Riga Stradins University Institute of Stomatology (RSU IS), which starting from 15 June, 2018 has been added to project as a new partner, have been tested in clinical practice in more than 400 patient cases. RTU RBIDC research fields and scientific capacity will be the core for establishing a new Baltic Biomaterials Centre of Excellence (BBCE) and by adding the crucial experience of RSU, RSU IS and LIOS research fields, full-cycle development of biomaterials will be covered.
Establishment of Centre of Excellence will provide an opportunity to combine expertise and infrastructure, to create critical mass and excel at specific field and create spill-over effects between different fields. Within the formation of critical mass in research and development, also the cooperation between industry and research organisations will be encouraged, leading to technology transfer and delivery of new products in the market. Hence BBCE project´s main objective is to establish a joint Baltic Biomaterials Centre of Excellence for advanced biomaterials development based on the long-term strategic cooperation between AO--Forschungsinstitut Davos, Switzerland (ARI) and Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen Nuernberg, Germany (FAU) on the one hand and RTU RBIDC, LIOS, RSU IS and RSU on the other hand.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/biomaterials

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-04-2017-TeamingPhase1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

RIGAS TEHNISKA UNIVERSITATE
Address
Kalku Iela 1
1658 Riga
Latvia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 163 375

Participants (5)

LATVIJAS ORGANISKAS SINTEZES INSTITUTS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 56 000
Address
Aizkraukles 21
1006 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
RIGAS STRADINA UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 56 280
Address
Dzirciema Street 16
1007 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AO-FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT DAVOS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 60 718,75
Address
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos Platz
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 61 250
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SABIEDRIBA AR IEROBEZOTU ATBILDIBURIGAS STRADINA UNIVERSITATES STOMATOLOGIJAS INSTITUTS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Dzirciema Iela 20
1007 Riga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)