Research project

Second. R.I. H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016 - GA nr.734391 "secondment for the development of Research Innovation in Biomaterial Rapid Prototyping" (DCM.AD006.247)

Thematic area

Chemical sciences and materials technology

Project area

Chimica e tecnologia dei materiali (DCM.AD006)

Structure responsible for the research project

Department Chemical sciences and materials technology

Project manager

Phone number: 003222902277


Secondment for the development of Research & Innovation in Biomaterial Rapid Prototyping (SECOND.R.I.) exchange
programme aims to establish and support inter-sectorial and international sharing of knowledge and enable new professional
skills for researchers and managerial staff enhancing potential innovation of the S&T research in rapid prototyping and
biomaterials for bone tissue engineering. In order to achieve these objectives SECOND.R.I exploits the complementary
competences of an inter-sectorial Sino-European consortium.
The project undertakes collaborative research and innovation activities on new biomaterials for rapid prototyping for
application in bone tissue engineering. Using rapid prototyping (RP) technologies a tailor-made and functional scaffold based
on natural polymer and calcium phosphate will be developed and tested in an industrial environment.


Running parallel with this research programme, an innovation management work-package explores the best solutions to
exploit the research results (e.g. through the analysis of different innovation systems) thanks to the involvement of two
technology transfer centres and one SME. In particular international technology transfer and intellectual property protection,
absorptive capacity and technology innovation networks, human resource management, and how the interplay of these
factors influences technological innovation in Chinese and European enterprises, as well as the associated impacts on EU
policies and enterprises in the biomaterials sector will be investigated.
This unique initiative has its strength in the composition of its consortium which is global and multidisciplinary hence is
expected to accelerate scientific and business progress in the strategic field of bone tissue engineering and to foster strong
scientific cooperation between China and Europe.

Start date of activity



Materials engineering, Biomaterials, innovation

Last update: 03/03/2024