Rise the Competence of Latvia’s Young and Experienced Scientists in Biomaterials Research and Innovation

3rd of February
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The RTU Rudolfs Cimdins Riga Biomaterials Innovation and Development Centre is the most advanced biomaterials research centre in the Baltics, in which scientists are working on the development of biomaterials for bone replacement and regeneration. 

On January, 2021, Riga Technical University (RTU) Rudolfs Cimdins Riga Biomaterials Innovation and Development Centre in close cooperation with internationally recognised research organizations from Switzerland, France and Germany – AO Research Institute Davos (ARI), Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse CIRIMAT (INPT-CIRIMAT) and FORM-Lab Frankfurt Orofacial Regenerative Medicine, Goethe University Frankfurt (GUF), have launched  the project «Rising Competitiveness of Early Stage Researchers and Research Management in Latvia» – RISEus2 supported by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (GA No 952347).

The aim of the RISEus2 project is to increase the research profile of early stage researchers and strengthen the research management capacity of leading staff at RTU Rudolfs Cimdins Riga Biomaterials Innovation and Development Centre in the area of biomaterials development for bone tissue replacement and regeneration. This will enhance international scientific competitiveness and attractiveness, as well as reinforce cooperation with industry and promote technology transfer and delivery of new products into the market. 

Within the project, early stage and experienced researchers will gain new knowledge and explore approaches for research planning, implementation and exploitation of biomaterials. Two-way collaborative visits will be organised to enhance the mobility of the research staff. Additional activities will include winter and summer schools, workshops at the partner institutions, dissemination of research results and public awareness activities. The project is also intended to increase the interest and knowledge about biomaterials research for the general public by organising different dissemination activities for school children. 

Highly trained scientists are the way to development and innovation in medical care and industry, stresses Professor Jānis Ločs – The Coordinator of the RISEus2 and Director of the Institute of General Chemical Engineering at RTU.  

The RISEus2 project Kick-off meeting took place online on February 8, 2021.

RTU Rudolfs Cimdins Riga Biomaterials Innovation and Development Centre is also part of the Baltic Biomaterials Centre of Excellence – BBCE (GA No 857287) in cooperation with internationally and nationally recognized research teams and industry representatives for establishing a sustainable full cycle of biomaterials development for bone regeneration.

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