A Step Forward To Spinal Cord Injury Repair Using Innovative Stimulated Nanoengineered Scaffolds

Spinal cord injury has dramatic lifetime consequences affecting thousands of people worldwide. The project aims at developing a neural tissue engineered scaffold capable of not only combining fibrous and porous topographic cues in order to mimic the morphology of the native spinal cord, but also potentiating the properties of graphene-related materials supported in a protein-rich decellularized matrix.


 Paula Alexandrina de Aguiar Pereira Marques (paulam(at)

Tenure Principal Researcher at TEMA, Mechanical Engineering Department

University of Aveiro, Portugal

General Assembly (GA) 

Paula Marques (UAVR)

Beatriz Olalde (Tecnalia)

Anthi Ranella (FORTH)

Teresa Portolés (UCM)

Alexey Klymov (Radboudmuc)

Bruno Figueiredo (Graphenest)

Rui Sousa (Stemmatters)

The project started  on 1 April 2019 and has a duration of 48 months. 

It was submitted to the call H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020, topic FETOPEN-01-2018-2019-2020, and its type of action is RIA.   

The EU contribution is EUR 3 518 962.50.