Innovative new EU Doctoral Training Programme to be awarded

Innovative new EU Doctoral Training Programme to be awarded

Posted by: Sarah Hollely Date: 26/06/17

Insigneo is the coordinator of SPINNER EID, a recently awarded Doctoral Training programme funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA), Innovative Training Networks (ITN) and European Industrial Doctorates (EID).

The programme will be coordinated by Dr Gwendolen Reilly (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Insigneo institute for in silico medicine).

The SPINNER EID will train a group of six Bioengineering early stage researchers to be in a position to design the next generation of repair materials and techniques for spine surgery.

SPINNER brings together partners from 5 european countries; UK, Italy, France, Germany and Hungary. The consortium combines expertise in:

  • biomaterials (Finceramica),
  • implantable devices (Aesculap),
  • computational modelling (Ansys, Adagos)
  • advanced spinal surgery (National Centre for Spinal Disorders, NCSD) and
  • with academic experts in cell, tissue and organ scale biomaterials and medical device testing (Universities of Sheffield and Bologna).

All projects will be fully grounded in practical industrial and clinical requirements, where the number of patients requiring complex spine surgery is rapidly expanding, and the biomedical engineering industry needs suitably trained, innovators to produce economic solutions to support healthy ageing for the people of Europe.

The programme is due to start on 1st January 2018.