Towards a sustainable Open Data ECOsystem

ODECO is a 4-year Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network initiative.

The central aim of the ODECO consortium network is to train the next generation of creative and innovative early-stage open data researchers, to unlock their creative and innovative potential to address current and future challenges in the creation of user driven, circular and inclusive open data ecosystems.

Fine tune of cellular behavior: multifunctional materials for medical implants

Bio-TUNE aims to develop innovative multifunctional materials to produce a new generation of medical implants with cell instructive and antibacterial potential.
In biomaterials science, it is well accepted that implant biointegration with surrounding tissues is a major goal. However, implant surfaces that facilitate cell adhesion, may also favor colonization of bacterial cells. Infection of biomaterials and subsequent biofilm formation can be catastrophic and significantly reduce patient quality of life, representing an emerging concern in healthcare.

Launch Test of Natural Biocides for the Control of Insect Borne Diseases

Insect-Borne Diseases (IBDs) affecting animals and plants are an increasing problem burdening the economy and the social conditions of many countries. The growing concern is that climatic changes, globalization and increase in travel and trade have fostered the spread of insect populations in new geographic areas and with them many IBDs. It is now established that Europe must face an increasing risk of vector-borne outbreaks.