Regenerative Medicine Innovation Crossing -Research and Innovation Staff Exchange in Regenerative Medicine — ‘REMIX’ is a research and mobility project funded by the European Union under the MSCA-RISE instrument, G.A. 778078.
The project’s partners are the University of Trento (Italy – BEN and Coordinator), University of Minho (Portugal - BEN), Chulalongkorn University (Thailand – OPE), Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST – OPE), Chonbuk National University (South Korea – OPE).
The main objective of REMIX is to actively investigate and develop natural or nature-inspired biomaterials for tissue engineering and regeneration therapy through intensive collaboration among European and Asian experts with different academic and scientific backgrounds, aiming at the build-up of a research hub of nature-derived biomaterials for TERM.
Within this overall objective, the project pursues several aims:
- exploring innovative applications of Natural materials in the biomedical field;
- benchmarking results, standards and procedures;
- comparing the different approaches and regulations driving this research sector in partners’ countries;
- building in vitro models and technologies, and defining agreed procedures aimed at reducing the need of animal testing;
- equip post-docs, PhD students and younger researchers with the competence required to develop TERM products with the use of natural resources and materials. At the end of the program we expect 24 researchers to be fully trained in the field;
- train post-docs and PhD students in research methods, both through classes and through practice (including being involved in the organization of workshops);
- train post-docs and PhD students in innovation & entrepreneurship in a manner that is as hands-on as possible, by actually enabling start-up experiences (UNITN and UMINHO have realized two start-up companies on TERM materials). New ventures are very important in this field which is itself new, and we see entrepreneurship as an ideal way to exploit the project results – even more so as we hope students will also want to start initiatives in their own country, to give back to people in need.