Beneficiaries and Partners

Institute for Biologically Inspired Materials (BIMat)
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The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, is represented

in STIMULUS by the Institute for Biologically inspired materials (BIMat). Its research focuses on colloidal aspects of biological systems and materials, including nanoparticle-actuated smart materials, and researching biophysical mechanisms in early-stage biofilm formation. BIMat will train students in nanomaterials in drug delivery and novel holographic methods to study bacterial infections.

Department of Macromolecular and Paper Chemistry
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TU Darmstadt is involved in the certi-fication process “HR Excellence in Research” to implement the Charter & Code. The Department of Chemistry is leading research groups in Inorganic, Organic, Physical, Macro-molecular, Technical, Theoretical Chemistry and Biochemistry being recognized for its broad education profile and strong contacts to industry partners. The department focuses its research on Catalysis, Therapeutics, Polymers with Magnetic Resonance and Theoretical Chemistry as cross-disciplines.

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
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Koç University was founded in 1993 as a non-profit private and is now one of

the leading universities in Turkey, with an emphasis on science, engineering and medicine. KWORKS (Koç University Entrepreneurship Research Center) is one of the top accelerator programs and incubation centers of Turkey since its inception in 2014. It offers four main types of accelerator programs. KWORKS pre-accelerator and accelerator help technology-based startups validate and grow their business.

Department of Medical Microbiology
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BIMat is part of the Department of Nanobiotechnology at the

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. It specializes in colloidal aspects of biological systems and materials, including nanoparticle-actuated smart materials and researching biophysical mechanisms in early-stage biofilm formation at liquid and solid interfaces. BIMat has developed nanoparticle functionalized vesicles for controlled release of encapsulated compounds using magnetic fields.

Department of Macromolecular and Paper Chemistry

Annette Andrieu-Brunsen

erik.reimhult@boku.ac.at

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TU Darmstadt is involved in the certi-fication process “HR Excellence in Research” to implement the Charter & Code. The Department of Chemistry is leading research groups in Inorganic, Organic, Physical, Macro-molecular, Technical, Theoretical Chemistry and Biochemistry being recognized for its broad education profile and strong contacts to industry partners. The department focuses its research on Catalysis, Therapeutics, Polymers with Magnetic Resonance and Theoretical Chemistry as cross-disciplines.

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
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Koç University was founded in 1993 as a non-profit private and is now one of

the leading universities in Turkey, with an emphasis on science, engineering and medicine. KWORKS (Koç University Entrepreneurship Research Center) is one of the top accelerator programs and incubation centers of Turkey since its inception in 2014. It offers four main types of accelerator programs. KWORKS pre-accelerator and accelerator help technology-based startups validate and grow their business.

Institute for Biologically Inspired Materials (BIMat)
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BIMat is part of the Department of Nanobiotechnology at the

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. It specializes in colloidal aspects of biological systems and materials, including nanoparticle-actuated smart materials and researching biophysical mechanisms in early-stage biofilm formation at liquid and solid interfaces. BIMat has developed nanoparticle functionalized vesicles for controlled release of encapsulated compounds using magnetic fields.

Department of Macromolecular and Paper Chemistry

Annette Andrieu-Brunsen

erik.reimhult@boku.ac.at

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TU Darmstadt is involved in the certi-fication process “HR Excellence in Research” to implement the Charter & Code. The Department of Chemistry is leading research groups in Inorganic, Organic, Physical, Macro-molecular, Technical, Theoretical Chemistry and Biochemistry being recognized for its broad education profile and strong contacts to industry partners. The department focuses its research on Catalysis, Therapeutics, Polymers with Magnetic Resonance and Theoretical Chemistry as cross-disciplines.

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
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Koç University was founded in 1993 as a non-profit private and is now one of

the leading universities in Turkey, with an emphasis on science, engineering and medicine. KWORKS (Koç University Entrepreneurship Research Center) is one of the top accelerator programs and incubation centers of Turkey since its inception in 2014. It offers four main types of accelerator programs. KWORKS pre-accelerator and accelerator help technology-based startups validate and grow their business.

The STIMULUS Consortium

STIMULUS includes academic scientists with a proven track record in the synthesis, application, and testing of novel materials for bacterial detection and control from across Europe. Six countries are represented: Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

All our early-stage researchers will receive a Ph.D. degree from one of our leading academic institutions: Academic Medical Center (Amsterdam), Koç University, Technical University of Darmstadt, University of Bath, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, or University of Siegen.

To ensure the relevance of our research and take it to translation, our consortium includes many clinical and industrial partners. These partners contribute to both the research and training of our early-stage researchers.

Clinical partners Royal Bristol Children’s Hospital (BCH) and Diakonie Clinic Siegen (DKS) will inform the consortium and ensure that the research output has clinical utility. The Academic Medical Centre (AMC) is a research centre and hospital with expertise in infection models (in-vitro and in-vivo), the clinical applications of research, and a leading developer of novel highly potent antimicrobials.

Our industry partners include research-intensive SMEs (Polymun GmbH, Atto-Tec GmbH), multi-national wound dressing companies (Hartmann AG), and advanced materials companies (SEFAR AG, Nanostone Water GmbH, Glatfelter Inc.).

STIMULUS also includes the Department of Health and Social Care in the UK, which brings the expertise of working on antibiotic public policy and experience of fundamental research in biofilms and infection.

We aim to maximize the innovative potential of the consortium and its early-stage researchers. Therefore, STIMULUS also includes training on IP and entrepreneurship by technology transfer experts from LES Turkey and the KWORKS accelerator.

STIMULUS goals are ambitious, and the broad competence of our partners is crucial.