Kick-off meeting for new H2020 grant
The Department of Biomaterials has been granted funding from EU Horizon Europe under the Horizon Coordination and Support Action (CSA) Grant which amounts to 50 million euros. Last week we joined in for the official kick-off meeting
BIOMATDB aims to create an advanced database for biomaterials providing detailed information on its properties. Flexible data analysis and visualisation tools support the search and selection process based on analyses of the results of biological testing of biomaterials from the scientific literature to incorporate data on as many of the material properties as possible.
The project provides a web-optimized information marketplace and digital advisors to support companies, especially SMEs, in offering their products and properly presenting themselves at a global scale. Initiated by biomaterial use cases, the web application will match the suppliers and demanders through intelligent matching tools and step-by-step decision support.
BIOMATDB focuses on the creation of a label of biocompatibility to define the suitability of a biomaterial for use in a medical device or advanced therapy and to assist companies, especially SMEs, in choosing and facilitating market access for their products by providing them better guidance.
Our task in this project is to be Work Package leader for the demonstration of the database.