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UCL awarded £15m EU H2020 TEAMING grant : Discoveries Centre for Regenerative and Precision Medicine

15 December 2016


We are delighted to announce that UCL researchers have been awarded a prestigious EU Horizon 2020 TEAMING grant, in collaboration with a consortium of Portuguese Universities led by Prof Rui L. Reis at 3B´s Research Group of the University of Minho.

The UCL team is led by Professor Jonathan Knowles, (UCL Eastman Dental Institute). The other UCL investigators are Ivan Wall (Department of Biochemical Engineering), Giampietro Schiavo (Institute of Neurology), Andreas Schätzlein (School of Pharmacy), Vivek Mudera (Division of Surgery), Richard Day (Division of Medicine), Tim McHugh (Division of Infection and Immunity) and Jane Kinghorn (Translational Research Office)

I am delighted for this award, which represent an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen the links of UCL with several Centre of Excellence in Portugal and further our portfolio of successful interactions at the scientific leading edge. UCL will have a pivotal role in promoting scientific discovery and translation from the bench to the bedside.  Professor Giampietro Schiavo (Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, UCL Institute of Neurology)

The total value of the EU H2020 grant is €15M, of which UCL have been awarded €5.1M as part of the scheme. Portuguese partners will leverage additional national funding to an impressive total of around €100M over the 7 years of the grant. A key overarching focus for the TEAMING award will be to capture and accelerate clinical, innovation and enterprise activities. The headquarters of the new centre will be at University of Minho in Northern Portugal and there will be a supporting campi in central London.

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