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INtegrating Functional Assessment measures for Neonatal Safeguard

Objective

INFANS will train 15 ESRs with background from basic to clinical sciences in multiple aspects of neonatal brain monitoring. The need for a coordinated research training programme in neonatal brain monitoring arises from i) the severe shortage of clinically viable means to high quality monitor the brain function in infancy, crucial to prevent later life neurological, cognitive and motor impairment and ii) the lack of well-educated PhDs in this field. Through their individual research projects, encompassing technological innovation, industrial development, clinical validation, identification of neonatal healthcare needs, the INFANS ESRs will develop a novel platform for high quality, clinically-viable EEG-NIRS monitoring accessible worldwide. Excellent science, industrial leadership and societal challenge are merged in INFANS: 6 academic and 4 non-academic partner from 6 EU countries, among which leading universities, industries, clinical institutions, share complementary expertise and facilities to provide international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral research training and mobility that will complement local doctoral training. Well-targeted visits and secondments, soft skills and dynamic training activities, an Open Science strategy, extensive involvement of ESRs in the network events organization, extensive contacts with other research, training and industrial European networks, dissemination activities and the award of Double doctoral degrees are further assets of INFANS. The ESRs will learn to transform a scientific/technological challenge into a product of socio-economic relevance, as the INFANS functional neuro-monitoring system will reduce the number of children with neurological, cognitive or motor dysfunctions associated with brain injuries at birth. The INFANS ESRs will become independent researchers with career prospects in both the academic and non-academic sectors, and will advance the EU capacity for innovation in biomedical engineering.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET ILMENAU
Address
Ehrenbergstrasse 29
98693 Ilmenau
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO DI CHIETI-PESCARA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 784 499,04
Address
Via Dei Vestini 31
66013 Chieti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EEMAGINE MEDICAL IMAGING SOLUTIONSGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Gubener Strasse 47
10243 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 561 611,52
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 256 320
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ARTINIS MEDICAL SYSTEMS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 531 239,76
Address
Einsteinweg 17
6662 PW Elst
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 531 239,76
Address
Heidelberglaan 100
3584 CX Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KVIKNA EHF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 274 331,16
Address
Storhofda 21
110 Reykjavik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (2)

HASKOLI ISLANDS
Iceland
Address
Saemundargotu 2
101 Reykjavik
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
A.N.T. INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
Address
Colosseum 22
7521PT Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)