SMArt Horizon

A joint initiative

The SMArt Horizon collaboration is born under the partnership between FundAME, SMA Europe and the SMA Foundation, with the goal to identify new innovative, “out-of-the-box” therapies for people living with SMA, especially for the chronic population (e.g., regenerative medicine, precision-medicine, link between AI, robotics, nano-technologies and more). 

These therapies may be complementary to the existing ones that target the SMN-upregulation.

Patients drive innovation

In SMArt Horizon, we and our member organisations are actively scanning the research fields for ground-breaking new research, trying to identfiy new innovative approaches for the treatment of SMA and, eventually, bring these to the SMA community. 

In this initative we are closely collaborating with the SMA Foundation.

The SMArt Horizon project is supported by the Calendar Fund, generously initiated by FundAME.


SMArt Horizon is divided into 4 steps:

  • Scanning and Identifying
  • Attracting scientists to SMA by building a relationship and by assessing the mutual relevance
  • Supporting by seed-funding research projects
  • Implementing by bringing promising research to clinics and to the patients

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