Additive manufacturing / 3D printingHealth technologiesHorizon 2020



Smart Bone Regeneration


Bone reconstruction represents a significant healthcare challenge with autografts not suitable for large bone defects and allografts complicated by immunorejection. The EU-funded SBR project develops a smart implant approach for controllable and fast restoration. The proposed solution involves creation of 3D-printed medical-grade polymer scaffolds with embedded stem cells and bioactive factors customised for patient pathology and physiology. In addition, the scaffold design will enable addition of different sensors for monitoring implant performance based on biocompatible conductive 3D printing inks. Finally, the project will test in vivo proof of concept in studies with large animal models and also elaborate the regulatory and commercialisation strategy for future clinical testing.

Project Budget: 6.379.337,50 €

Leitat Budget: 854.335,00 €

Financial Framework: Horizon 2020

Contract number: 874896

Start Date: 01/01/2020

End Date: 31/12/2023


Contact Manager: I. Prats

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 874896. This publication reflects only the author’s views and the European Union is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.