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SYMBIONICA - Reconfigurable Machine for the new Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing of next generation fully personalized bionics and smart prosthetics

Objective

Medtech products belongs to a huge expanding market, in which Europe hosts some of the biggest global player, accounting for 30% of the world market and for more than 575,000 people employed by nearly 25,000 medical technology companies – 95% of which are SMEs.
Symbionica project focuses on the manufacturing of personalized bionics, smart endoprosthetics and exo-prosthetics that require geometric and functional customization. The Symbionica concept integrates an innovative machine performing deposition of advanced materials and subtractive processes along with a supply chain distributed co-engineering platform for advanced design and full personalization involving all relevant stakeholders, design and engineering of the products and through-life services.
Symbionica manufacturing solution is conceived as a multi-material AM machine for material deposition and ablation, flexible and reconfigurable in the working cube, the material processing, the technology and the manufacturing strategy, with an advanced closed loop control methodology for product and process quality monitoring. This way Symbionica products are manufactured in one processing step, complex in shape, 3D structured and joint free.
The Cooperative Design Platform will guarantee seamless data integration, reverse engineering from patient and parametric design to couple patient specific parts to standard ones.
At the end, a Bionic Through-life Sensing System will support the patient to approach and gradually become comfortable with the prosthesis by assisting him with an exercise plan, a physiology monitoring platform and an on-line prosthesis data collection.
The Symbionica consortium involves 3 LE, 6 SME and 2 RTD partners from 5 EU countries embracing the Medtech value chain from the patient and prosthetist to the technology providers of the mechatronics modules, IT solutions and control platforms.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/manufacturing engineering/subtractive manufacturing
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/mechatronics
  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/physiology

Call for proposal

H2020-FoF-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SINTEA PLUSTEK SRL
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 44
20090 Assago Mi
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 683 750

Participants (11)

OTTOBOCK SE & CO. KGAA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
Max-nader-strasse 15
37115 Duderstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MEDACTA INTERNATIONAL SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Strada Regina
6874 Castel San Pietro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Stabile Le Gerre
6928 Manno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PRIMA INDUSTRIE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 978 080,77
Address
Strada Torino Pianezza 36
10093 Collegno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GLOBOTICS INDUSTRIES SA

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Riale Righetti
6503 Bellinzona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IRIS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 626 875
Address
Corso Unione Sovietica 612/21
10135 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OPI PHOTONICS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 645 000
Address
Via Conte Rosso 3
10121 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYSTHMATA YPOLOGISTIKIS ORASHS IRIDA LABS AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 281 250
Address
Magoula
26500 Rio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAMOS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 412 500
Address
Mehlbeerenstrasse 2
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERNATIONAL TECHNEGROUP LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 664 375
Address
4 Carisbrooke Court Buckinway Business Park Anderson Road
CB24 4UQ Swavesey Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 216 919,23
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments