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Welcome to ORBITAL-ITN

The ORBITAL (Ocular Research By Integrated Training And Learning) network is an EU-funded Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovation Training Network (MSCA-ITN). This ITN will recruit and train 15 early stage researchers (PhD students) across Europe to develop drug delivery technologies that can help treat posterior segment diseases of the eye, e.g. age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. In so doing, ORBITAL aims to improve the quality of life and clinical outcomes for patients with these conditions.

The network is built on an intersectoral consortium (academia, industry, clinicians, patient advocacy groups and hospitals) composed of 23 members from Europe, Canada and the US. The goal is to train researchers to PhD level, ensuring that they have a clear focus on patient needs and interdisciplinary skills. We will have a strong focus on outreach, dissemination, patient and public engagement.

How the application process works

The application period is now closed.

Please continue to check this site for future updates or opportunities.



To learn more about the 15 projects, see below for a full overview of each.

ORBITAL-ITN Projects - Application Process Currently Closed

Project Information will be updated soon. Stay tuned for more details!

Beneficiary Organisations

Partner Organisations

Contact Us

Dr. Laurence Fitzhenry
ORBITAL Project Coordinator

Phone: +353 (0)51 302 624

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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This project is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (grant agreement - No 813440)