Kick-off of EU Research Project SBR: Smart Bone Regeneration
Multinational consortium aims to improve treatment options for patients with large bone defects
On 5-6 February 2020, the SBR consortium officially embarked on its mission at its kick-off meeting hosted by the project coordinators, Sophia Antimisiaris and Elias Panagiotopoulos from the University of Patras, Greece. The meeting was a perfect opportunity for the consortium members to come together for the first time and to lay the foundation for a successful cooperation in the years ahead. After warmly welcoming the consortium, the coordinator briefly sketched the route from call to grant the consortium successfully accomplished together. All partners shortly introduced themselves and highlighted their roles in the project. To ensure a successful implementation, the work package leaders presented the planned work and objectives in the different work packages within SBR, and the consortium jumped right into in-depth discussions, defining the steps to be taken within the individual work packages to keep the project on track right from the start. The consortium was joined by external expert Prof Amulya Saxena, who will advise the project partners on ethics issues.
SBR assembles a multinational team of leading experts from 10 partnering institutions with long-standing experience in their respective fields. The SBR partners are involved in numerous national and international research programmes targeting close communication with the industry throughout all project stages in order to enable timely exploitation of the project results.
The project is funded with a total budget of € 6.3 million over the next four years by the European Commission’s current Research Framework Programme Horizon 2020.
The Eurice team is involved in SBR as management and dissemination partner and contributes to the successful implementation of the project goals by supporting the consortium in all aspects of project management and dissemination activities. As part of the kick-off meeting, Eurice addressed project management, contractual and administrative issues as well as laying down a roadmap for the exploitation activities of the project partners.