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Smart Printed Interactive Robots for Interventional Therapy and Surgery

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Project Outline

The SPIRITS Interreg project (Smart Printed Interactive Robots for Interventional Therapy and Surgery) aimed at developing an innovative robotics by 3D printing for interventional radiology and image guided surgery.

The Upper Rhine region hosts laboratories with cutting-edge expertises in related fields. SPIRITS was built to combine the existing complementary expertises to create synergies leading to innovations and establish a new research consortium in the Upper Rhine region. French, German and Swiss scientists are involved with a network of 5 partners and 8 associate partners.

The SPIRITS project was launched as part of the Offensive Sciences program. It was supported by the Region Grand Est, Land Baden-Württemberg, Land Rheinland-Pfalz, Cantons Baselstadt, Basellandschaft, Aargau, Swiss Confederation, Baur SA and by the program INTERREG Upper Rhine from the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund).

Find results on SPIRITS here.

Key Figures

  • 3-year project
  • 3 countries, 5 partners, 8 associate partners
  • Total budget: 1.67 Meuros


INSA Strasbourg (leading partner), Hochschule Furtwangen, Medizinische Fakultät Mannheim der Universität Heidelberg, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Associate Partners

Universität Mainz, Alsace Biovalley, Axilum Robotics, SAES Getters S.p.A., Help Tech GmbH, Sensoptic SA, iSYS Medizintechnik GmbH, Kantonspital Baseland