July 28, 2017

Invitation to take part in events of our "Resilience Week" in Brussels, Sept. 11-15, 2017.

 

· Workshop Anouncement

· Week overview

· CoU invitation Mail from the EU

· Agenda for the “Resilience Workshop”

 

July 14, 2017

 LUBMAT 2018

SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN 5th-6th JUNE 2018

LUBMAT is a common initiative between TEKNIKER and JOST Institute for lubrication and tribology which realized that even though there were numerous international congresses dealing with the scientific approach for lubrication and wear, there were not any specific industrially focused. LUBMAT intends to address the industrial public without losing sight of the academic and scientific vision. LUBMAT is a well-established event that is in its 6th edition. Contributions are expected on all aspects of these three main topics:

  • Lubricants and lubrication management.
  • Tribology.
  • Condition monitoring.

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July 12, 2017

7th KMM-VIN Industrial Workshop (IW7)

 Biomaterials: Key Technologies for Better Healthcare  Erlangen, Germany 27th-28th September 2017

 The goal of this workshop is to bring together experts working in the broad area of biomedical materials both in industry and academia, covering topics related to design, fabrication, characterisation and applications of a wide variety of biomaterials. Materials science and technological aspects, cell biology and in vivo evaluation of new biomaterials as well as analysis of the performance of established biomedical materials in clinical applications will be discussed. In addition, contributions are invited to cover advanced concepts of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, including biofabrication approaches, controlled drug delivery systems and biomaterials models for in vitro screening and for cancer research and therapy.

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July 26, 2016

EuMaT ETP has prepared a list of priority topics as a suggestion for the H2020 Work Programme 2018-2020

Full document is available here

WG 7: Biomaterials

Chair: Silvia Pascale (Sorin Group Italia – LivaNova) & Enrica Vernè (Politecnico di Torino)

Scope and objective of this WG

WG7 Biomaterials is a group of people working in the field of biomaterials with different approaches, coming from Academy, Private Research Institutions and Industry.

It would became a self standing virtual structure able to contribute to the policies and activities at EU level on Material & Technologies for biomedical applications.

Approach and aims:

  • To contribute to create the conditions for an effective coordination and integration of different stakeholders, views and resources in the field of Biomaterials R&D at the EU level;
  • To achieve the best and most effective coordination between different sectors, maintaining their relative autonomy, interests and strategies, driving the expected synergy through a common path which integrates actors, resources and strategies from the fundamental aspects of biomaterials science up to the industrial system which produce and/or transform the materials into valuable products;
  • To make effective contributions to the Societal Grand Challenges.

Actions:

  • In order to be effective, the WG7 elaborated a Term of References (ToR) for the group that should be in-line with the EuMaT ToR (taking into consideration specificities of WG7).
  • The ToR define vision, objectives, scope and activities and it will be updated every two years. It is available for the download (link at right).

Activities:

  • On 13-14 September 2016 the workshop “Cross-Cutting Key Enabling Technologies for Healthcare” was held in Brussels. This important event was organized by DG Research and Innovation & DG CONNECT with the aim of explaining the status and explore possible actions for shaping the future of Healthcare and the role of medical technologies. You can find here the link with all the presentations, including the one with the Eumat Visions and Strategic Research Agenda suggestions. 

 

  • Under the suggestion of the EU commission, on 30 June 2016, a first meeting between the EuMat and Nanomedicine platforms took place. The participants were Hans Jörg Meisel (chairman of the nanomedicine platform), Marco Falzetti (chairman of EuMat steering committee), Silvia Pascale and Enrica Verné (chairpersons of the EuMat WG7). It was a first occasion to meet, share information about the missions of the two platforms and take the contact in order to plan future synergies and collaborations.

 

  • On 16-17 July 2014, an international workshop, focused on clinical, research and industrial issues related to biomaterials for regeneration and therapy, has been organized at Politecnico di Torino (Torino, Italy): “Materials for Health: a Value Chain in the Frame of H2020”. The workshop was organized with the co-participation of three European Working Groups on Biomaterials: WG “Materials for Health” of the platform Alliance for Materials Italia, WG3 “Biomaterials” of KMM VIN and WG7 “Biomaterials” of the EuMat platform. More than 100 participants attended the presentations, given by speakers of outstanding scientific level. The event represented an opportunity for the scientific community (from different perspectives) to exchange ideas on the “hot topics” listed in the next H2020 calls concerning Materials for Health, as well as for young researchers to improve their personal skills and widen their perspectives on related topics. As main output, the organizers collected a list of expressions of interests from the participants, who shared their competencies and interests about the topics listed in the H2020 program within the frame of the three European Working Groups on Biomaterials.

Other specific actions could be also developed to:

  • Organize a network of European competencies in the field of Materials for Health
  • Drive synergy in the biomedical research and industrial systems
  • Contribute to the definition of the European research and funding strategies
  • Contribute to increase the competitiveness of Europe in the field of materials for health

Contact 

Silvia Pascale
External Funding Senior Project Manager
Cardiac Surgery Business Unit
Sorin Group Italia – LivaNova
Via Crescentino
13040 Saluggia (VC), Italy
silvia.pascale@livanova.com

 
Members 
 
Presentation 
 
Events 

13-14 September 2016 Brussels (Belgium) Workshop:

'Cross-cutting Key Enabling Technologies for Health'

 

July 2014, Torino
The international workshop on “Materials for Health: a Value Chain in  the Frame of H2020

 
Term of Reference