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Bio-scaffold engineered device for brown adipose tissue regeneration

Objective

Obesity and cardio-metabolic disease represent major health problems with vast impacts on the European healthcare systems. Recent advances in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine can be used to design novel techniques aiming to boost human metabolism; thus being promising candidates for human metabolic disease treatment. However, the development of these techniques requires the creation of new technology and knowledge in chemistry, biomaterials, toxicology, physiology, molecular biology as well as business management and marketing. SMEs do not have the technical capabilities or the facilities to conduct R&D activities at the level of excellence required for such development. Academic institutions have the capacity and facilities to conduct research and design activities necessary to develop the concept into a market product. However, they do not have a viable supply chain to develop the prototype post project and to exploit the product in the market. To solve this intersectoral problem, the SCAFFY project will create an effective intersectoral co-operation between academia institutions and SMEs to advance the concept of bio-scaffold for brown adipose tissue regeneration. SCAFFY will put together knowledge, research expertise and resources from two large academic participants with business, market and commercialization experience from three SMEs to: i) ensure a high degree of collaboration between academic and industrial participants though Networking Activities, ii) go beyond the current state of the art though Researcher & Training Activities, iii) increase intersectoral transfer of knowledge though Workshop Activities, iv) ensure high level of innovation capacity though Innovation Activities, v) ensure communication to the scientific community and to the public though Dissemination and Outreach Activities.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014
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Coordinator

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 162 000

Participants (5)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BRESCIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 162 000
Address
Piazza Mercato 15
25121 Brescia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNICAL PROTEINS NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Paseo De Belen 11
47011 Valladolid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IMEDICA SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 189 000
Address
Strada Sos Bucuresti Ploiesti 141D
013686 Bucaresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHRISTOS PAPADOPOULOS & SIA OE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 189 000
Address
Kitrous Episkopou 71
431 00 Karditsa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HISTOCELL SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 162 000
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Bizkaia Edificio 801 Piso 2
48160 Derio Bizkaia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)