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Connecting neural networks: Nervous-system-on-Chip Technology

Project description

Development of a novel organ-on-chip model for the nervous system

Innovative in vitro models, so-called organs-on-chips, recapitulate the structure and function of human organs and are important for basic scientific research and the preclinical development of novel therapeutics. Cell connectivity and the crosstalk between different components of organ systems are essential for understanding complex conditions such as neurodegenerative diseases. The EU-funded CONNECT project is developing the next-level in vitro models for the nervous system. The project represents an interdisciplinary effort involving nanofabrication, microfluidics, stem cell technology, tissue engineering and advanced imaging. As proof-of-principle, CONNECT aims to demonstrate the efficacy of this system model in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, paving the way for the development of novel therapeutic strategies.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETPROACT-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-FETPROACT-2018-01

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Net EU contribution
€ 1 675 000,00
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Netherlands

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Region
Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg
Net EU contribution
€ 1 247 005,00
Address
2 Avenue De L'universite
4365 Esch-sur-alzette

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Region
Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 010 307,50
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber South Yorkshire Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 903 680,00
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 953 125,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 842 500,00
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Groot-Rijnmond
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
FFUND BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 176 250,00
Address
Hollandse Kade 32
1391 JM Abcoude

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00