Dutch Top Institute invests in young talent
The Dutch BioMedical Materials (BMM) program announced that 6.5 million euro will be assigned to four research projects dedicated to the development of novel biomedical materials and their therapeutic application. Three of the projects result directly from BMM’s Young Investigator Call, an initiative to invest in young talented researchers in the field of biomedical materials. The fourth project results from a Call on ‘Imaging Guided and Targeted Drug Delivery’. With the approval of these four projects, the BMM project portfolio counts 17 R&D projects with a total budget of 85 million euro. The BMM consortium comprises of 52 public and private partners. The Dutch Government will provide 50% of the funding. “We are very happy that our Young Investigator Initiative has attracted such talented young researchers” says Prof. Frank Baayens, PhD, scientific director of BMM.