Neuroengineering Research Centre by European Twinning (BrainTwin)
Neuroengineering is a discipline with high future potential. Engineering techniques are used to study, restore, replace or improve neural systems. The collaboration of research departments from medicine with engineering promises significant progress, e.g. for the understanding and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and in the development of brain-connected prostheses.
With a strong focus on engineering, Gheorghe Asachi University of Technology in Iași in northeastern Romania is part of the Northeast Regional Structural and Molecular Imaging Innovation Cluster. For this reason, the university has established a new center for research and teaching in neuroengineering. The BrainTwin project provided a twinning program that enhanced scientific and technological capacity through knowledge exchange.
An international center was established to support proposal writing and project management, complemented by training and summer courses, a staff exchange and an expert twinning exchange.
As a project partner, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum was responsible for the work package "Strengthening skills in research management and administration for the acquisition of internationally competitive research funds".
- Project name acronym: BrainTwin
- Funding: European Commission, Horizon 2020
- Funding budget for all partners: 900.000 EUR
- Participating countries: Austria, Germany, Romania, Spain
- Project duration: 09/2020 – 08/2023