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 – April 2021
Focus: Vision and optogenetic therapy

2nd Summer school

Helsinki – April 2022
Focus: Vision, diseases and modelling

3rd Summer school

Geneva – September 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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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…

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enTRAIN Vision Kick-off meeting!

The Kick-off meeting of enTRAIN Vision will take place on 24th September 2020. Due to the COVD-19 travel and meeting restriction, the meeting will be held remotely. Supervisors, ESRs and administrative representatives of all partners will have the opportunity to meet each other and build strong foundations for a successful project!

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Extended deadline!

The submission deadline for ESR4, ESR5, ESR6, ESR9, ESR10, ESR13, ESR14 and ESR15 has been postponed to 29th May 2020! Apply now to join a network of leading labs in vision restoration!