The Portuguese MC member João F. Mano and his colleagues from the University of Aveiro offered this Working group 2 training school to ENBA members, interested to receive fundamental aspects in the design and development of bio-inspired polymers and hydrogels. The training school consisted in the synthesis or modification of macromolecules, their physico-chemical characterization (including mechanical testing), the processing of materials (multilayered systems, hydrogels, particles…) and biological testing to access cell response to the developed systems. Further details about the TS and planned programme could be found here.