GROWTH Network

The GROWTH consortium, funded by the European Commission (2019-2023), is made up to train a new generation of researchers working on new pathological insights, biomarker diagnostics and personalized nutritional interventions for intestinal failure in neonates and preterm infants.


Academic and industry partners, covering various disciplines ranging from fundamental research to clinical paediatrics and analytical chemistry to organoid and gut-on-chip applications, have teamed up in the European Union.

Research Programme

GROWTH aims to set-up a new European platform that trains young scientists in the industry-led exploration of innovative routes to fully exploit the potential of early life nutrition to prevent inflammatory disease. GROWTH coordinates 8 individual research projects.


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Most of the GROWTH students participated in the Biobusiness Summer School

The BioBusiness Summer School is a five-day course for academics who are contemplating a career switch to industry and young professionals in their first industry jobs.

This course takes place in Amsterdam and will help jumpstart the students' career in the Life Sciences industry. During the five day programme they learned basic knowledge of main business topics, such as product development, intellectual property rights, business models and finance. They also gained insight in the world of Life Sciences companies, hear from leading business people and exchanged with like-minded international participants.