Associate Professor Susanna Miettinen from Tampere University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, has received funding from Academy of Finland for a project to create a 3D Bioprinting Network in Finland. The special funding for RDI partnership networks -call attracted 71 applications, including a total of 213 subprojects altogether. Funding was awarded to 10 projects (41 subprojects).

The objective of the 3D Bioprinting Network is to find solutions for major challenges that limit the clinical translation of 3D bioprinting. The aim is to establish a 3D bioprinting network in Finland to tighten the link between national and international industry and research groups, to share knowledge and to provide collaboration opportunities.

3D Bioprinting Network will bring together research groups in academia and research institutes and companies in the field of bioprinting and Brinter is committed to participating in the network as a company collaborator. The cooperation within the proposed 3D Bioprinting Network could include the development of new bioprinting technologies or modules, bioinks and printing protocols together with the research scientists to enable and accelerate the commercialisation of these novel findings.