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Injection Moulding Repurposing for Medical Supplies enabled by Additive Manufacturing

Objective

The modern world is fast-evolving, interconnected and highly mobile, thus posing a significant challenge in harmonizing risk mitigation measures against emerging biological hazards. For many years the risk of emerging infectious diseases with pandemic potential was declared a major threat to global health security and addressed by many stakeholders around the world. The delay in imposing risk mitigation measures is crucial and can make the difference between a local outbreak with few cases to a pandemic with countless sick and deceased citizens, as severely demonstrated by the recent outbreak of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). It is of paramount importance that appropriate and proportionate measures to each phase of the pandemic (e.g. from situations with no reported cases, sporadic, local clusters of cases, to widespread sustained transmission) are immediately implemented to interrupt human-to-human transmission chains, prevent further spread and reduce the intensity of COVID-19 outbreak. Immediate activation of national emergency response mechanisms and pandemic preparedness plans to ensure containment and mitigation of COVID-19 with non-pharmaceutical public health measures is critical for delaying transmission or decreasing the peak of the outbreak, in order to allow healthcare systems to prepare and cope with an increased influx of patients. However, shortages and other gaps in the global medical supply chain represent a mismatch of supply and demand when supply is low and/or demand is high for particular items. With healthcare workers and other first responders feeling the impact of supply chains disrupted by unprecedented challenges, many large and small businesses from outside the traditional healthcare procurement system are reconfiguring to mass produce critical medical consumables. In order to address supply shortages, particularly in medical supplies and protective equipment, some countries have employed less traditional instruments.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2-NMBP
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 600 000

Participants (18)

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 358 750
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PASCOE ENGINEERING LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 400 750
Address
Neilston Road 135 Lochfield House
PA2 6QL Paisley
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONIFY IKE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 350 000
Address
Lavriou 1
19500 Lavrio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 431 262,50
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE ARAGON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 368 125
Address
Maria De Luna 8
50018 Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE TECHNOLOGIQUE JULES VERNE
France
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
Technocampus Emc2 Zi Du Chaffault Chemin Du Chaffault
44340 Bouguenais
Activity type
Research Organisations
BIOG3D MONOPROSOPI IKE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 446 250
Address
Technologiko Politistiko Parko Thesi Nosokomio A1
19500 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WARRANT HUB SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 280 612,50
Address
Corso Mazzini 11
42015 Correggio Re
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PRODUCTA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 201 250
Address
Via Firmino Giulietti 4
62010 Montelupone
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INNOVATION IN RESEARCH & ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 297 500
Address
Boulevard Edmond Machtens 79/22
1080 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STIL GOMMA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 320 775
Address
Via Repubblica 18
24060 Castelli Calepio Bg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ANG ALBERTO NICOLINI GROUP SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 90 300
Address
Via Gregorio Agnini 47
41037 Mirandola
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 118 750
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ELVEZ, PROIZVODNJA KABELSKE KONFEKCIJE IN PREDELAVA PLASTICNIH MAS DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 299 950
Address
Ulica Antona Tomsica 35
1294 Visnja Gora
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIDAM SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 319 900
Address
Via Statale Sud 169
41037 Mirandola
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEW INFRARED TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 201 250
Address
Plaza Marques De Salamanca 2
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IUNGO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 149 625
Address
Corso Canalgrande 79
41121 Modena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 148 750
Address
Kelvin Campus West Of Scotland Science Park Helix Building
G20 0SP Glasgow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)