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.


Host institutions

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


Early Stage Researchers

improving their employability and career prospects both in and outside academia

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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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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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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.

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Society for Neuroscience 2022, San Diego

The 2022 edition of the Society for Neuroscience conference will be held in-person in San Diego, CA, November 12-16. SfN will also offer a sampling of the annual meeting content virtually, including the opportunity for virtual posters. Our ESRs and some supervisors will join and attend the SfN conference. The full list of their talks…

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enTRAIN Vision Science communication training

A special training on science communication will take place at Charles University in Prague on October 17 & 18, 2022. Our ESRs will learn more about adapting their language to break down complex information concisely and efficiently, facilitating communication in delicate situations, and mediating fast-paced Q&A sessions for face-to-face and online conferences, and poster presentations.…