Project information

Project information
Alzheimer's Disease Diagnostics Innovation and Translation to Clinical Practice in Central Europe (ADDIT-CE)

Project Identification
Project Period
1/2023 - 12/2026
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
European Union
MU Faculty or unit
Central European Institute of Technology
Other MU Faculty/Unit
Faculty of Medicine
Other MU Faculty/Unit
Faculty of Science
Project Website
Cooperating Organization
St. Anne's University Hospital Brno
Jihomoravské inovační centrum, z.s.p.o.
Institute of Neuroimmunology, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Centrum MEMORY n.o.
Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic
Geneton, s.r.o.
Slovenská Alzheimerova Spoločnosť
Česká alzheimerovská společnost, o.p.s.

Dementia represents unmet medical need, more than 55 million of people suffer from this fatal disorder. Currently, there is no effective disease modifying therapy. Early diagnosis can significantly reduce total costs. Currently, there is no conceptual plan which would implement the modern diagnostic approaches into the clinical practise in Czech and Slovak republic. The interaction between universities and private sectors leading to the development of molecular diagnostic tools is fragmented and not properly organised. Limited number of talented students are interested in applied neuroscience research focusing on dementia. The main aim of the project is to create two inter-linked ecosystems, in Moravia and Bratislava region, which will encompass the whole quadruple helix of innovation driving actors: excellent scientific teams from Masaryk University and Slovak Academy of Sciences will collaborate with private biotech companies. The societal actors will be represented by organisations such as Slovak Alzheimer´s Society, Czech Alzheimer´s society, Centrum Memory and Czech Brain Aging Study. The regional government will be involved through Ministry of Health Slovak Republic, and South Moravian Innovation Centre. The interconnected ecosystems will unite the research and innovation activities focusing on new diagnostic methods and their applications and further interlink academia and business spheres by creating a pilot programme of industrial PhD positions for talented students. The project will generate a joint cross-border strategy covering basic and applied research activities in the field of Alzheimer Disease diagnostics, transfer new cutting-edge technologies into the clinical practise, and accelerate the development of new diagnostic tools for AD diagnostics. The project will join forces of all actors of the involved ecosystems to revolutionise the diagnostic approaches in both countries.

Sustainable Development Goals

Masaryk University is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to improve the conditions and quality of life on our planet by 2030.

Sustainable Development Goal No.  3 – Good health and well-being Sustainable Development Goal No.  4 – Quality education Sustainable Development Goal No.  8 – Decent work and economic growth Sustainable Development Goal No.  9 – Industry, innovation and infrastructure Sustainable Development Goal No.  17 – Partnerships for the goals


Total number of publications: 8

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