I-SMarD is an EU funded project that aims to the sustainable development (i.e. design, fabrication and evaluation) of the next generation dental implants, using advanced manufacturing techniques and novel nanomaterials. Members of the multidisciplinary I-SMarD consortium are the University of Leeds (UK), University of Manchester (UK), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR), AO Forschungsinstitut at Davos (CZ), I.C.M.E.A. Limited at Bari (IT) and Attenborough Brush Limited at Nottingham (UK). Our research objectives can be summarised to the following.