ALADDIN was an ERASMUS+ project tackling the integration of additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing) in the health sector.
Additive manufacturing is a relatively new technology with potential in the healthcare sector. However, due to the lack of knowledge, and skills and its very complex value chain, requiring the cooperation of actors from different backgrounds, the technology has remained widely unexplored in the sector.
The project brought together six European organisations under the leadership of AIMPLAS (Technological Institute of Plastics, Spain) from the worlds of research with AMRC (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, UK), of innovation with ITEMAS (Medical technology Innovation Platform-Spain) and HIHI (Health Innovation Hub Ireland), of healthcare with HOPE (European Hospital and Healthcare Federation) and of training programmes with Jobs@skills (Belgian organisation specialised in training programs creation).
ALADDIN developed until September 2022 a specific training programme in hospitals. HOPE led the dissemination and communication activities of the project.
Website (no longer updated): https://project-aladdin.eu/.
The last ALADDIN press release is available at this link.
This project ended in 2022.