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2015|16 Annual Report Fraunhofer IGB - FRAUNHOFER IGB INTERNATIONAL

27 Completed projects from the EU’s 7th Framework Programme Some projects of the EU’s 7th Framework Programme for Re- search and Technological Development could be successfully completed in 2015. Among them were the VascuBone, Phos- Farm, MCure, Whey2Food, and Noveed projects coordinated by Fraunhofer IGB. For more on the individual projects, kindly consult the respective project sites as well as the homepage of Fraunhofer IGB. Views EU In autumn 2015, the second work program of “Horizon 2020” was published for the years 2016 and 2017. Here too, Fraunhofer IGB was able to identify some relevant disclosures, and participate in the first deadlines in ecember and January 2016 with exciting project ideas. For further information on the Fraunhofer IGB EU-funded projects please visit: Visits, Cooperations, Projects It‘s all about people – Fraunhofer IGB is internationally active in the EU and beyond. With the aim of expanding our scien- tific e cellence and economic value, raunhofer I B has stra- tegic contacts with Brazil, USA, Israel, China, and Australia. At Fraunhofer IGB, internationalization is led by creative people who collaborate with others to contribute to sustainable de- velopment based on e cellent research This is also reflected in the high number of international employees at the institute. Ireland – Technologies for biomedicine Meeting with Dublin City University In July 2015 representatives of Dublin City University and its “Biomedical Diagnostics Institute“ (BDI) met with researchers from the Departments Molecular Biotechnology, Interfacial Engineering and Materials Science, and Cell and Tissue En- gineering as well as with other experts from the Fraunhofer Group for Life Sciences. Background of the meeting was a first oint competence-mapping and matching for technology development for biomedical applications. During the meeting – all presentations were held as impulse lectures for subse uent scientific discussions a number of ideas were generated and tracked for future activities. The meeting was part of a series of informal gatherings with excel- lent international partners with the common goal of initiating and developing long-term strategic partnership. Key topics such as the development of microfluidic devices, scientist e - change, joint PhD studies and bilateral funding schemes were discussed ne t meeting is planned in the first uarter of the year 2016. z