New EU (HORIZON 2020) project at the Institute of Biomaterials

One of the first EU projects with presence of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in the framework of Horizon 2020 has been awarded to the Institute of Biomaterials (Head, Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini). The project CoACH is funded by the European Commission through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks action (MSCA-ITNs) and it is coordinated by Polytechnic of Turin, Italy. CoACH provides career development and training opportunities for researchers who are in their first 4 years of research career. The project will promote international excellence in glass, ceramic and composite science and technology, modelling, design, characterization and commercialization of advanced glass, ceramic and composite based products. Five academic partners and ten private companies, from seven different European countries participate in CoACH. The projects to be carried out at the Institute of Biomaterials in Erlangen will focus on “Design, processing and characterisation of mesoporous glass containing coatings with therapeutic ion release capability” and “Novel geopolymers incorporating silicate waste”.