Cluster Collaboration Meeting Organised by Eurice – Taking the Lead and Creating Opportunities
The 33rd Annual Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB) brought together 1,200 international researchers and innovators at the famous Conference Center in Davos, Switzerland. The conference has been organised by AO Research Institute (ARI) – a pioneering excellence hub to advance orthopedic patient care through innovative research and development. ARI is an R&I collaboration partner of Eurice in several EU-funded projects.
Sharing the conference's overall objective to promote interactions and collaborations between researchers, educators, clinicians and industry representatives interested in biomaterials, Eurice initiated a collaboration workshop on 8 September. At this workshop, we welcomed coordinators and project participants of different Horizon 2020/Europe projects to share insights and visions to strengthen clustering activities between Horizon projects in health-related biomaterial research.
Eurice represented the following projects with a particular focus on bone regeneration:
The overall aim of this Cluster Collaboration is to maximise impact and drive innovation by forming new bonds and collaborations. For this first meeting, the main purpose was to share best practices, exchange experiences and explore possibilities for future collaboration.
After an initial overview of the goals of the Cluster Collaboration and various ideas for collaboration presented by Eurice, the individual projects were presented in a nutshell. This session has been followed up by identifying and selecting a number of concrete clustering activities to be implemented in a pilot phase within the different projects.
A big thank you to all participants for a co-creative and very constructive meeting in a very inspiring location in Davos.
Collaborative action creates impact!