Research Project

BioImplant ITN is a European Industrial Doctorate (EID) programme that is funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 Programme (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018) under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovate Training Network (Grant Agreement No. 813869) and will provide world-class multidisciplinary training to 12 early-stage researchers (ESRs) in the area of bioabsorbable medical implant development.

About the Research Programme

Bioabsorbable materials are a category of biomaterial that gradually degrade when implanted in the body. These biomaterials have the potential to form the basis for the next-generation of vascular and orthopaedic medical implants as they avoid late-stage complications associated with conventional permanent implants. The BioImplant ITN programme will tackle key technological challenges in this area by bringing together EU partners with leading expertise in the areas of polymer- and metal-based bioabsorbable materials to develop state-of-the-art biomaterials with application potential in vascular and orthopaedic implants. BioImplant ITN will provide world-class multidisciplinary training to a new generation of high-achieving early stage researchers (ESRs) in the area of medical implant development. A well-balanced consortium of academic, industry and clinical participants, with complementary research skills and training expertise, has been assembled to deliver the programme, which spans a number of EU countries (Ireland, UK, Germany and Spain) and industry sectors to promote international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral aspects of ESR skill development.