Baltic Biomaterials Centre of Excellence

Grant Agreement No857287
ProgramWIDESPREAD-01-2018-2019 Teaming Phase 2
Call referenceH2020-WIDESPREAD-2018-01
Implementation period01.01.2020. – 31.12.2026.
Project coordinatorRiga Technical University Rudolfs Cimdins Riga Biomaterials innovations and development centre, Latvia
Project partnersAO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland
 The Institute of Biomaterials, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
 Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Latvia (IOS)
 Riga Stradins University, Latvia
 Riga Stradins University Institute of Stomatology, Latvia
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Leader of IOS teamProfessor Maija Dambrova (IOS)
Total Budget~ 30 000 000 EUR
EU contribution~ 15 000 000 EUR
IOS Budget~ 5 000 000 EUR

The Baltic Biomaterials Centre of Excellence (BBCE) overall objective is to develop a joint BBCE for advanced biomaterials development based on the long-term strategic cooperation between Riga Technical University, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Rīga Stradiņš University and LLC Rīga Stradiņš University Institute of Stomatology, on the one part, and AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland and Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, on the other part.

The activities of the BBCE will provide an opportunity to combine existing expertise and infrastructure to create critical mass and excellence in the development of biomaterials for bone regeneration and solutions for creative biomedical applications.

The expected impact of the BBCE project through Teaming Phase 2 in long term will be achieved through fruitful cooperation between the BBCE core partners in Latvia and industry (including SMEs) bringing the high performance products into the market, increasing scientific excellence, elevating the impact factor of peer-reviewed publications and Hirsch index in the field of biomaterials. Collecting “critical mass” of high level scientists and/or technology developers will be achieved ensuring
career development to provide highly-qualified staff at BBCE core partners able to work in a multinational and interdisciplinary environment and capable to cope with their future career demands in an efficient and innovative way.