European Network for integrated TRAINing on Innovation Therapies for VISion RestoratION

enTRAIN Vision

enTRAIN Vision is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) aiming to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers, able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit. In the enTRAIN Vision project, the Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) will work on innovative technologies for restoring vision in blind patients. Their training in academic institutes or industry will be completed by several secondments and summer schools.

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Host institutions

and twelve partners joining forces to develop a joint research training and advance the fight against blindness

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Early Stage Researchers

improving their employability and career prospects both in and outside academia

enTRAIN Vision

About the project

Blindness is the most feared handicap leading to the greatest exclusion from society by reducing patient autonomy and mobility.Clinical trials have demonstrated the possibility to regain some useful vision with retinal prostheses in patients having lost photoreceptors. New approaches are entering into clinical trials such as photovoltaic implants, optogenetic therapy and even cortical prostheses for patients having lost eye to brain connection. In the enTRAIN Vision project, the Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) will work on these innovative technologies for restoring vision in blind patients. Their training in academic institutes or industry will be completed by several secondments, including at least one at an industry partner.

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Training program

enTRAIN Vision will provide an efficient and well-structured training process to deliver multidisciplinary and intersectoral trained researchers highly motivated to develop users-centered new approaches and technologies for restoring vision. This organization will be based on the following “3i” principles: international, inter-sectoral (academic research, clinical research, industrial application), and inter-disciplinary (gene transfer, electronic design, physiology, behavior, computational modeling…). The training programme revolves around 3 three types of skills: Core Research Skills, Advanced Supplementary Skills and Transferable Skills.

1st Summer school

Paris – November 2021
Focus: Scientific approaches to vision restoration

2nd Summer school

Helsinki – June 2022
Focus: Technology approaches to vision restoration

3rd Summer school

Elche – March 2023
Focus: Prostheses

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Research

Work Packages

Four scientific workpackage and one workpackage dedicated
to training and dissemination ensure an effective implementation of the research and training programme.

Individual Research Projects

enTRAIN Vision early-stage researchers will conduct their individual research projects across multiple disciplines including neuroscience, vision, psychophysics, genetic, electronic, bio-engineering, neuromorphic hardware and computational modelling.

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News & Events

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First International Congress “The Brain and the Chip”

On December 16-17, 2022, the 1st International Congress “The Brain and the Chip” will be host by the Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain. This Congress is focused on the development of new visual brain prostheses that aim to help people who are blind or have residual low vision to improve their mobility and even…

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Scientific publication by our ESR5

We are happy to share the scientific publication “High spatial resolution artificial vision inferred from the spiking output of retinal ganglion cells stimulated by optogenetic and electrical means” wrote by Andreea-Elena Cojocaru, ESR5 of the enTRAIN Vision project. This paper on spatial resolution of artificial vision using optogenetic and electrical stimulation was published in ‘Frontiers…

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enTRAIN Vision – Stanford University

On November 18, 2022, the enTRAIN Vision team was welcomed by Stanford University to attend the EU-US meeting on Vision restoration we co-organized.  We participated in various lectures, lab visits and poster session. More details here.