The kick-off meeting of RESTORE project took place on the 11th and 12th of February 2019 in Porto, Portugal, hosted by the project coordinator Meriem Lamghari (INEB). The Project officially started on January 1st 2019 with the collaboration of 10 partners from 8 European countries.

During its 44 months’ (3,6 years) duration, the RESTORE project aims to create 3D matrices incorporating smart nanomaterials to repair knee cartilage lesions thereby reducing or delaying the onset of osteoarthritis.

Twenty-seven people attended the kick-off meeting, during which relationships between the partners were strengthened and cross-disciplinary bridges between different stakeholders were established. An overview on the project was presented and the participants had the opportunity to discuss the project objectives, expected results and planning. Moreover, during the meeting partners discussed technical issues related to the concept to be developed as well as potential dissemination and exploitation routes.