SPINe: Numerical and Experimental Repair strategies


The SPINNER EID will train a group of Bioengineering early stage researchers to be in a position to design the next generation of repair materials and techniques for spine surgery. SPINNER brings together partners from the biomaterials (Finceramica), implantable devices (Aesculap), and computational modelling (Ansys, Adagos) industries with orthopaedic clinicians (National Centre for Spinal Disorders, NCSD) and academic experts in cell, tissue and organ scale biomaterials and medical device testing (Universities of Sheffield and Bologna). All projects will be fully grounded in practical industrial and clinical requirements, where the number of patients requiring complex spine surgery is rapidly expanding, and the biomedical engineering industry needs suitably trained, innovators to produce economic solutions to support healthy ageing for the people of Europe.

Project details

Unibo Team Leader: Luca Cristofolini

Unibo involved Department/s:
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale

The University Of Sheffield Usfd (United Kingdom)

Other Participants:
Adagos (France)
Aesculap Ag (Germany)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna (Italy)
Budai Egeszsegkozpont Kft (Hungary)
Ansys France Sas (France)

Total Eu Contribution: Euro (EUR) 1.588.449,60
Project Duration in months: 48
Start Date: 01/01/2018
End Date: 31/12/2021

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Good health and well-being This project contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

UE flag This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 766012