We are a team of 12 leading international organisations covering the complete spectrum from advanced research to the market.

Industry partner

Viscofan BioEngineering

Viscofan BioEngineering is the project coordinator of TriAnkle. It belongs to Viscofan DE GmbH, which in turn belongs to the Viscofan Group, the world leader in collagen production. Viscofan DE GmbH has developed and produced at industrial-scale collagen solutions that are applied in research, medical and food grade.


As a life-science company based in Sweden, CELLINK AB develops innovative technologies and products to create, understand and master biology, enabling scientists around the world to culture cells in 3D, perform high-throughput drug screening and engineer human tissues for regenerative medicine.

Non-profit organisations partners

Barça Innovation Hub

FC Barcelona participates in the project through the Barça Innovation Hub, the club’s sports innovation laboratory and knowledge platform that aims to improve the performance of its athletes and develop products and services that benefit not only the institution but also the sports industry and society in general. The tasks of the Club in the project consist of carrying out the preclinical evaluation of the bio-printed implants and designing patient’s engagement strategy, as well as promoting the communication and dissemination of the project.


OAFI is the Osteoarthritis Foundation International, the first and only worldwide foundation exclusively devoted to the people living with osteoarthritis. Created in October 2016 in Barcelona, the Foundation’s goal is to lead the fight against osteoarthritis by promoting education, prevention, treatment and research on those areas pertaining to joint health and to offer solutions to those suffering from this pathology so that they can feel accompanied, relieve their pain and improve their quality of life.

Small – Medium Enterprises (SME)


CNT is specialised in consulting and collaborative R&D project management, including exploitation and IPR management. It will coordinate and exploitation activities and will define the business plan and networking with other related projects and EU initiatives.


Gradocell will lead the work package related to the ethical and regulatory aspects for the development of TriAnkle, both from the manufacturing point of view and for the future authorisation of the clinical trial. Gradocell SL is a consulting company providing technical, regulatory and quality advice, as well as support with the execution of product development projects in the field of Advanced Therapies.

Research Development Centres

Fraunhofer IGB

Fraunhofer IGB develops and optimizes processes, technologies, and products for health, sustainable chemistry, and the environment. In the TRIANKLE Project, the IGB will formulate and develop collagen- and gelatine-based bio-inks needed for 3D printing the implants.


Leitat is a private technical institute with more than 110 years of experience in industrial innovation processes. We transform technological and scientific results into economic and competitive value for our clients and collaborating entities through applied research and technical testing in the fields of chemistry, energy, environment, materials, engineering and life sciences. We rely upon our 330 highly skilled team members who deliver flexible solutions to face any industrial challenge.

Healthcare institution partner

Fundacio Clinic per a la Recerca Biomedica

FCRB manages and promotes the research activities of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona (HCB) that counts with medical professionals specialised in regenerative medicine and ethical experts in pre-clinical and clinical translation.

Academic partners

University of Stuttgart

The Institute of Interfacial Process Engineering and Plasma Technology IGVP at the University of Stuttgart develops new functional materials from bio-based and synthetic polymers. In the TRIANKLE project, the IGVP will do research on bio-ink crosslinking chemistry and 3D-printing of bio-inks.

Universidad del País Vasco

NanoBioCel, research group of the University of the Basque Country, has a wide know-how in 3D-printing for tissue engineering and regeneration. They will develop controlled release drug delivery systems to produce functionalized scaffolds mimicking biological entities and stimulating cell-specific responses to lead to tissue regeneration and repair.

Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a technical university based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. TU/e has nine departments including Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics, and Biomedical Engineering.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
research and innovation framework programme under the Grant Agreement #952981