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.

enTRAIN Vision

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

Geneva – September 2023
Focus: Prostheses

enTRAIN Vision

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.

enTRAIN Vision

News & Events

ESR Virtual Teams Meeting : Luca Baroni presentation 1129 588 enTRAIN VISION

ESR Virtual Teams Meeting : Luca Baroni presentation

The ESR Virtual Teams meeting are a cycle of videoconferencing animated by the ESRs in turn. Every two weeks, an ESR will be able to present what he/she is working on, his/her last discovery, share a new technique he/she has learned, comment on a scientific article of interest. The purposes of these meetings are to…

ESR Virtual Teams Meeting : Julie Zhang presentation 1096 635 enTRAIN VISION

ESR Virtual Teams Meeting : Julie Zhang presentation

The ESR Virtual Teams meeting are a cycle of videoconferencing animated by the ESRs in turn. Every two weeks, an ESR will be able to present what he/she is working on, his/her last discovery, share a new technique he/she has learned, comment on a scientific article of interest. The purposes of these meetings are to…

ESRs First meeting 1600 900 enTRAIN VISION

ESRs First meeting

  On the 1st of February, our ESR team composed of 15 young researchers met for the first time since the beginning of the project. Due to Covid-19, the meeting was held on-line but it didn’t impact the  friendly atmosphere. ESRs got to know each other by matching a fact with one person. This game…