BioPrintIA y Segres

CDTI approves two Izertis projects with a budget exceeding 11 million euros

The CDTI (Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology) has announced the approval of the projects presented to the Sectoral Business Innovation Strategic Initiatives Programme (CDTI Missions) in 2020, within the framework of the State Business Leadership programme in R&D&i. In this tender, two of the projects presented by our company have been approved - BioPrintIA and Segres - totalling a budget of 11,006,946 euros, acknowledging the quality of the proposals, as only 24 of the 100 projects presented were approved by CDTI, and positioning Izertis in the Top 10 of entities by amount assigned, along with other large companies such as Thales, Acerinox and Acciona.

BioPrintlA is led by Izertis and the aim is to research a new treatment based on generating customised bio-implants using artificial intelligence and 3D bio-printing. This makes osteo-articular tissue transplants possible, offering a response to degenerative knee pathologies and considerably improving patients’ quality of life. The project will be undertaken alongside the private companies Artificial Nature, Creaciones Aromáticas Industriales, Junca Gelatines, Readycell, Solutex GC and Tecbiocel, as well as the technology centres Leitat e Idonial and the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR).

In turn, Segres aims to develop an industrial system that helps prevent cyberattacks (internal or external). To do this, work will be done to develop an Artificial Immune System, which enables threats to be detected early, ensuring a response that helps industries keep functioning safely. This project is being led by the S2 Grupo de Innovación en Procesos Organizativos and includes the participation of Izertis and the private companies Alias Robotics, Codesyntax, Cryptonics Consulting and Wellness Telecom, as well as the technology company Tecnalia, the University of Malaga and the University of Leon.

The aim of the CDTI Missions is to support major strategic, R&D-intensive initiatives developed with public-private collaboration, that incorporate the latest scientific-technical trends and challenges to identify and resolve the obstacles in productive sectors that are critical to the Spanish economy.