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Rising competitiveness of early stage researchers and research management in Latvia

Project description

Biomaterials research boost for early-stage researchers in Latvia

Workshops and staff exchanges, collaborations with industry and outreach endeavours; these are the main activities planned by the EU-funded RISEus2 project to strengthen the research and administration skills of the staff at Rudolfs Cimdins Riga Biomaterials Innovations and Development Centre of Riga Technical University (RTU RBIDC) in Latvia and to raise the profile of its early-stage researchers in the field of biomaterials development for bone tissue replacement and regeneration. The project is based on the long-term strategic cooperation between the RTU RBIDC and internationally leading counterparts in Switzerland, France and Germany. It will use these links to ensure that the RTU RBIDC benefits from new knowledge and approaches on biomaterials research planning, implementation and exploitation. The overall goal will be to develop excellence in biomaterials research that will boost the cooperation with the industry.

Objective

Early stage researchers (ESR) from low performing countries are less competitive in the international scientific area than ESR's form internationally-leading counterparts. This is strongly related not only to the applicants itself, but also to the environment in which they were seeded as next generation researchers - meaning Universities. The competitiveness in scientific area is related to well measurable indicators, such as impact factors, papers in high-ranking journals, H-index, competitive funding, etc. Hence RISEus2 project´s Overall Objective is to significantly strengthen the research management and administration skills of RTU RBIDC leading staff and increase the research profile of ESR hosted in RTU RBIDC in the area of biomaterials development for bone tissue replacement and regeneration based on the long-term strategic cooperation between RTU RBIDC and three internationally leading counterparts: AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland (ARI), Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse CIRIMAT, France (INPT-CIRIMAT) and FORM-Lab Frankfurt Orofacial Regenerative Medicine, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany (GUF). The purpose of RISEus2 is to create links and provide training which will ensure that RTU RBIDC will gain new knowledge and approaches of biomaterials research planning, implementation and exploitation. This will include methods, tools, equipment and effective infrastructure exploitation necessary to develop excellence in biomaterials research, that will boost the cooperation with the industry, thus becoming internationally competitive and attractive. The main RISEus2 activities include two way collaborative visits, mobility of staff, summer and winter schools, workshops at partner institutions, strengthening the visibility and cooperation with industry and intensive dissemination and outreach activities.

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-WIDESPREAD-2020-5

Coordinator

RIGAS TEHNISKA UNIVERSITATE
Net EU contribution
€ 488 127,50
Address
KIPSALAS IELA 6A
1048 Riga
Latvia

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Region
Latvija Latvija Rīga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 488 127,50

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