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Rising competitiveness of early stage researchers and research management in Latvia” (RISEus2)

H2020 WIDESPREAD-05-2020: Twinning project GA No 952347


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General information

Project coordinator: Professor Dr.sc.ing. Janis Locs

Project period: 1.01.2021.-31.12.2023.

Project Partners: AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland (ARI), Institute National Polytechnique de Toulouse CIRIMAT, France (INPUT-CIRIMAT), FORM-Lab Frankfurt Orofacial Regenerative Medicine, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany (GUF). The purpose of RISEus2 is to create links and provide training which will ensure that RTU Rudolfs Cimdins Riga Biomaterials Innovations and Development Centre (RBIDC) will gain new knowledge and approaches of biomaterials research planning, implementation and exploitation, including methods, tools, equipment and infrastructure necessary to develop excellence in biomaterials research and to boost cooperation with the industry, thus becoming internationally competitive and attractive.


Overall Objective and Concept

RISEus2 Overall Objective is to significantly strengthen the research management and administration skills of RTU Rudolfs Cimdins Riga Biomaterials Innovations and Development Centre (RBIDC) leading staff and increase the research profile of ESR hosted in RTU RBIDC in the area of biomaterials development for bone tissue replacement and regeneration based on the long-term strategic cooperation between RTU RBIDC and three internationally leading counterparts: AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland (ARI), Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse CIRIMAT, France (INPT-CIRIMAT) and FORM-Lab Frankfurt Orofacial Regenerative Medicine, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany (GUF).




Main Activities, Specific Objectives and Work Packages

The main RISEus2 activities include two way collaborative visits, mobility of staff, summer and winter schools, workshops at partner insitutions, strengthening the visiability – stepping up in ERA and cooperation with industry and intensive dissemination and outreach activities.


Expected Impacts




RISEus2 aims to produce a highly-qualified and mature generation of scientists - research staff at RTU RBIDC, capable to cope with their future career demands in an excellent and innovative way. The staff will be encouraged to achieve scientific excellence not only in the biomaterials R&D but also in all the specific scientific knowledge, soft skills and know-how, that, when put together, will result in increased impact and high success.











Acknowledgements: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952347.




BBCE project´s main objective is to establish a joint Baltic Biomaterials Centre of Excellence for advanced biomaterials development based on the long-term strategic cooperation between AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland (ARI) and Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany (FAU) on the one hand and RTU RBIDC, LIOS, RSU and RSU IS on the other hand.



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857287