BioImplant ITN

Key Info

Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Thomas Gries
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Excellent Science
Project duration:
01.01.2019 to 31.12.2022
EU contribution:
3.316.930,56 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 813869.  


European Training Network to develop Improved Bioresorbable Materials for Orthopaedic and Vascular Implant Applications


BioImplant ITN is a European Industrial Doctorate (EID) programme that will provide world-class multidisciplinary training to a new generation of high-achieving ESRs in the area of medical device development. A well-balanced consortium of academic, industry and clinical partners has been assembled to deliver the training programme, spanning a number of EU countries and industry sectors to promote international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral aspects of ESR skill development. The programme vision of the BioImplant ITN is to deliver technical, interdisciplinary and transferrable skills training to the ESR community all areas of the medical device development Supply Value Chain. The BioImplant ITN programme will develop improved bioresorbable materials and implement them in orthopaedic and vascular implant applications.


  • National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland (Coordinator)
  • The Queen’s University of Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Fundación IMDEA Materiales, Spain
  • Boston Scientific Ltd., Ireland
  • Meotec GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
  • ITA Technologietransfer GmbH, Germany
  • Vascular Flow Technologies Ltd., United Kingdom