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INfraStructure in Proton International REsearch

Objective

Proton beam therapy (PBT) is a radical new type of advanced radiotherapy, capable of delivering and conforming a targeted dose of radiation to the tumour while causing minimal damage to the surrounding healthy tissue. In the past 5 years there has been a huge investment in high energy PBT across Europe and eleven member states now either have PBT in operation or are developing this capability. In addition, the two largest manufactures of PBT equipment have based their manufacturing in Europe. This integrating activity INSPIRE, aims to link these clinical PBT centres in eleven different countries together with two associated centres in USA. It also brings in two of the worlds largest manufacturers of PBT equipment and an SME. The trans-national access in INSPIRE will provide European researchers with access to “state of the art” research capabilities employing proton beams at clinical energies. INSPIRE represents an integrating activity across Europe in a multi-disciplinary field that is growing exponentially.
Through its Networking, Transnational Access and Joint Research Activities, INSPIRE seeks to provide the “state of the art” capabilities that are needed to address the key challenges in this rapidly developing field. INSPIRE has at its heart the principles of responsible research and innovation and will communicate its research and give access to its databases and software through an Open Access Gateway. INSPIRE will contain a pipeline of innovation through its Innovation Gateway, to accelerate research for patient and commercial benefit. INSPIRE will provide its researchers with an unrivalled research and training and opportunities to “discipline hop” into the industrial, clinical or industrial environment. INSPIRE integrates activities across Europe in this rapidly growing area and offers European researchers unrivalled access to state of the art research capabilities in an area where there has already been significant government investment.
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

Address

Oxford Road
M13 9pl Manchester

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 017 344,66

Participants (17)

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THE CHRISTIE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 58 185,59

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 261 625

UNIVERSITE DE NAMUR ASBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 196 870

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 260 202,50

THE HENRYK NIEWODNICZANSKI INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS, POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 221 899

VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS PARTICLE THERAPY GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 204 071,25

USTAV JADERNE FYZIKY AV CR

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 250 450

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Italy

LIETUVOS SVEIKATOS MOKSLU UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 152 123,75

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 348 798,75

ION BEAM APPLICATIONS SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 206 497,50

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 345 637,50

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 294 516,25

INTERNET-SIMULATION EVALUATION ENVISION SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 201 125

INSTITUT CURIE

France

EU Contribution

€ 333 632,75

KOMMUNALFORBUNDET AVANCERAD STRALBEHANDLING

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 338 637,50

GSI HELMHOLTZZENTRUM FUER SCHWERIONENFORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 308 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 730983

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 March 2018

  • End date

    28 February 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.4.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 999 867

  • EU contribution

    € 4 999 867

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom