RespirERA University-Hospital Institute wins a France 2030 grant

  • Innovation
Published on May 16, 2023 Updated on July 4, 2023

on the May 16, 2023


RespirERA, the University-Hospital Institute supported by Université Côte d'Azur, Nice University Hopital Center, INRIA of Université Côte d'Azur, INSERM Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur - Corsica and their partners, has recently been selected under the France 2030, “University-Hospital Institutes - IHU 3" call for proposals.

On May 16, 2023, the French President along with the Ministers of Health and Higher Education and Research announced the projects selected in the third wave of accreditation of University-Hospital Institutes (Instituts Hospitalo-Universitaires, IHU).  These projects aim to step up research and strengthen the connection between research and care.

IHUs are the future centers of excellence in research, care, prevention, training and technology transfer in the field of health.

Within a limited geographical area and a specific theme, each IHU aims to:
•    Experiment with new care and prevention methods.
•    Offer a top-rated education in healthcare and R&D.
•    Contribute to a cultural change by promoting partnerships, particularly between the public and private sectors.

RespirERA, the IHU supported by Université Côte d'Azur, Nice University Hospital, Inria and INSERM

RespirERA (Respiratory Health, Environment and Aging) aims to improve care in the field of respiratory diseases. Its objective is to reduce the incidence of pollution-related and age-related lung diseases and the impact of all types of exposure to environmental factors, extend patients' life expectancy, delay dependency and the onset of respiratory failure, and prevent hospitalization. Led by Professor Paul Hofman, assisted by Professors Charles-Hugo Marquette, Sylvie Leroy and Marius Ilié, the project will receive a €20-million grant.

"This project reflects the dynamic partnership between local academic and research institutions, that grew out of the university’s recognition as an "Initiative of excellence" and has led to a project of excellence with high international visibility, involving Université Côte d'Azur, Nice University Hospital Center, INRIA of Université Côte d'Azur, INSERM Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Corsica, CNRS, and also the Antoine Lacassagne Center and the Fondation Lenval." The project was also backed by local authorities and notably received strong support from the President of the Nice Côte d'Azur metropolis, from the President of the Sud - Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur region and from the President of the Alpes Maritimes departmental council." Jeanick Brisswalter, President of Université Côte d'Azur

Read the press release from the Ministry of Higher Education and Research (in French)