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Like most aspiring researchers, Dr Vitor Sapata struggled to win recognition and to secure funding for his project and studies in guided bone regeneration. In 2016, the Straumann-botiss YoungPro Award offered him a platform to promote his work and establish himself professionally. Topping a global field of entries, the Brazilian won the cash prize of 10 000 euros. He was also invited to participate in the botiss Bone & Tissue days congress in Berlin, where he presented his research to a large audience of eminent practitioners in the field. In addition, his work was published in ‘Starget’, Straumann's customer magazine. Dr Sapata believes this award has opened a door to his dreams of a career in research and becoming a professor. For him the experience was ‘simply amazing’. “Networking and being involved with a company like Straumann is great. They really are the vanguard of creating opportunities for young professionals”, he said.