To enable this radical vision, the APRICOT project will bring together world-leading experts in the fields of implant development, surface functionalisation, additive manufacturing and biocompatibility assessment. Rigorous representative testing of the developed implant will ensure the proof of concept is realised so that at the conclusion of the project, further support will enable the APRICOT implant to undergo clinical trials, and will realise the potential of the concept in other targeted joints.