TRANS2CARE - Transregional Network for Innovation and Technology Transfer to Improve Health Care

The project Trans2Care involves and integrates the expertise of 13 institutes of research, training, health care and technology transfer. It seeks to establish a permanent two-way flow of knowledge transfer between the partners, industrial companies and other stakeholders, aimed at establishing a system that can generate innovative products and services to public health, in particular for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment, also customized to widespread disease. The innovations will be developed on the basis of the needs expressed by health professionals and on the capacity by the research institutions and companies to convert their scientific knowledge and technological applications that will allow to improve health services on one hand and to generate jobs for young highly qualified on the other hand. In fact, the project provides training and employment for 14 young people with PhD studies recruited by Partners and provides the founding of a spin-off in order to ensure the continuation of the occupation and collaboration between partners even after the closure of the Project.

Project details

Scientific responsability: Caterina Borgna

Funding source: CBC Programme Italy-Slovenia

Start date 1 April 2011 - end date 30 September 2014

Total cost: 2.551.533 €

EU contribution to UniFe: 173.530 €


  • Università degli studi di Trieste, Italy
  • "F. Derganca" Hospital (Šempeter pri Gorici), Slovenia
  • Univerza v Novi Gorici, Slovenia
  • Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy
  • Kemijski Inštitut Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • SISSA - Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, Italy
  • Treviso Tecnologia – Azienda speciale della Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato ed Agricoltura di Treviso, Italy
  • Zavod Republike Slovenije za transfuzijsko medicino, Slovenia
  • Ortopedska bolnisnica Valdoltra, Slovenia
  • Univerza na Primorskem - Visoka šola za zdravstvo Izola / Università del Litorale - Istituto universitario di sanità Isola, Slovenia
  • Università degli studi di Udine, Italy
  • IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Italy