On November 23, 2018 the European Project under Horizon 2020 Program "Promoting smart specialization at the Technical University of Moldova by developing the field of Novel Nanomaterials for BioMedical Applications through excellence in research and twinning - NanoMedTwin", coordinated by academician Ion Tighineanu kicked-off. The event was attended by the State Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, Dr. Elena Belei, representatives of diplomatic missions accredited in Chisinau and representatives of the consortium partners.
In her congratulatory message, State Secretary Elena Belei mentioned that the launch of this project is a very important event for the entire scientific community in the Republic of Moldova. "A project funded under Horizon 2020, the largest research and innovation program ever undertaken by the EU, won by the representatives of academia in our country, undoubtedly contributes to the formation of a generation of highly qualified researchers who will successfully integrate into the European and global research area", said dr. Belei.
The European research project "NanoMedTwin" is to be implemented by the Technical University of Moldova in consortium with the Hannover Medical School (Germany), the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (Sweden), the University of Bristol (UK), the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (Belgium) and EFPC Ltd (Israel). The project team is led by academician Ion Tighineanu.
The main objective of the project is to promote the Smart Specialization Strategy in Moldova through developing the field of nanomaterials for biomedical applications by enhancing the scientific excellence of the National Center for Materials Study and Testing (NCMST) of the Technical University of Moldova via a collaborative strategic partnership program with European leading centres.
The promotion of links between the fields of nanomaterials and biomedicine will be performed through an intense exchange of knowledge and experience with partners on both bilateral and multilateral levels, accomplished by expert staff and student visits. The training of a new generation of researchers will be performed through establishment of a nano-biomedicine training program to integrate the principles of nanotechnology, nanomaterials and biomedicine in research and coursework, and will be implemented by actions such as theoretical and practical training courses and summer schools.
The event has been covered by several national mass-media:
- Academy of Sciences of Moldova official website
- Ministry of Education, Culture and Research official website
- National Agency for R&D official website
- Democracy.md News Portal
- MyBusiness.md News Portal
- Moldova.org News Portal