Final Workshop: Towards Future Applications of Bio-Inspired Sensors

October 22-25, 2024


Join us for the final workshop of the BioInspireSensing project in Sitges, Barcelona. Led by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. 

In this dynamic gathering, we embark on a journey toward uncovering the future possibilities of bio-inspired sensors and exploring their potential applications across various domains and industries. Together, let us pave the way for innovative solutions that harness the power of bio-sensing technologies to address real-world challenges and drive positive societal impact. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Workshop 2024 in Sitges, Spain, and together, shaping the future of bio-inspired sensing.

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Bio Inspire sensors: integration and testing 

April 24-26, 2023

The training module of the BioInspireSensing project took place at 4Dcell in Paris in April 2023 under the supervision of Dra. Patricia Davidson.

This module was devoted to introducing all technologies around the current and future bioMEMS industry. Expected outcomes included ESRs learning: i) Biodegradable materials; ii) flexible conducting polymers; iii) implantable sensors; iv) nanomechanical sensing; v) ultra-high sensitivity biomarker detection technologies; vi) cantilever sensors; vii) microfluidic & Organ-on-Chip technologies; viii) Preclinics, animal modeling, and translational medicine.

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Transferable skills workshop

February 20-24, 2023

This training module of the BioInspireSensing project took place at Zymbol S.L in Barcelona in February 2023 under the supervision of Dra. María Fátima Lucas.

Industrial skills training was focused on scientific breakthroughs with commercial models, which was a critical driving factor for Biomed industrial innovation. ESRs learned: i) Gender issues; ii) Storytelling & pitching; iii) Spin-off creation. iv) Business development; v) Public and private fundraising; vi) Patent writing; vii) Understanding market needs; viii) Entrepreneurship; ix) Bootstrapping & design thinking approaches; x) Business model importance; xi) IP protection strategies.

Initial workshop

November 9-11, 2022 

The first international workshop attracted external participants in Groningen. External renowned scientists and important companies of the field were invited. The ESRs presented their results to the scientific and relevant industrial community; in addition, a number of top scientists working in the field were invited to give key-note lectures.

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Summer School

June 21-24, 2022 

The last 21-24th of June, BioInspireSensing Project celebrated a Summer school at the University of Warsaw (Poland). During one week our early stage researchers participated in trainings and lectures about electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, biodegradable polymers and biosensors under the supervision of experts in the field. They also had the chance to visit Warsaw, a bustling metropolis that combines tradition with modernity.

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1st Training Module on Ion Channels

April 4-8, 2022 

The first training module of the BioInspireSensing project took place in the University of Leuven on April 4-8 under the supervision of Professors Thomas Voets (KU Leuven) and Stephan Kellenberger (Univ. of Lausanne). Thanks to this training, all the early stage researchers got access to specific courses about ion channels under the supervision of experts in the field. These lessons included electrophysiology, sensing ion channels, families and regulation. In addition, they enjoyed visiting some of the most representative monuments of the city. 

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Students Kick-Off Meeting 

January 27-28, 2022 

The Students Kick-Off Meeting of the BioInspireSensing project took place on January 27-28, under the organization of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), in Barcelona. During these days, the members could assist to presentations from both the students and project partners, visit the UPC research centers, assist to a workshop about "Micromasculinities", take part in the activity "Hands on polymer characterization" about the synthesis, deposition and characterization of thin films polymers; and enjoy a guided tour in La Pedrera, an iconic building of the city. 

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Kick-Off Meeting 

May 6-7, 2021 

The Kick-Of Meeting of BioInspireSensing European project took place virtually and consisted of three different sessions: a presentation of the most important aspects on the general project management, an introductory talk of all the universities and partners contributing to the project, and a final presentation where all the aspects related with the scientific and networking events were explained.