Thanks to funding by the BMBF and the ANR, a very successful cooperation has evolved between the Carnot-Institut CIRIMAT in Toulouse and the Fraunhofer IGB. It started with the BioCapabili project, in which the partners developed biomimetic bone substitute material with antimicrobial properties.
The desire of the sponsors was not only to promote German-French cooperation, but first and foremost to align research to the current needs and applications of industry. The project was concluded with very good results and received top marks from the experts drawn from science and industry to evaluate it. In order to continue successful, application-oriented collaboration in the future, the CIRIMAT and Fraunhofer IGB scientists launched the BIOCAPABILI Engineering Cluster, a research alliance which has already attracted concrete queries and expressions of interest from various companies.