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Advanced technologies for scanning and detection of illicit material for postal services and express courier flows (iFlows Toolkit)

Objective

Preventing and fighting illicit material and dangerous substances postal and courier services flows in EU areas is of top priority. However, ensuring efficiency, speed and continuity in screening and detection tasks remains yet a challenge. Currently, custom, police and courier authorities involve a range of screening systems in place but there is still much to do in terms of detection efficacy and creation of intelligence towards risk and threat identification. On top of that, criminals or smugglers exploit the multitude of flows and easily spot security gaps that allow parcels or letters to be transported within or across EU with relative ease. To overcome these constraints, iFLOWS proposes a unique approach to assist customs, police and postal/courier services in preventing and detecting such crimes by improving operational readiness, enhancing situation awareness, reducing detection time, providing operational efficiency and achieving superior mission performance. iFLOWS will design, develop, integrate, test and validate a novel multi-tier synergistic Toolkit in enhancing intelligence extraction, screening and detection operations of illicit material and hazardous substances within courier and postal flows moving across and within EU borders. iFLOWS works upon these 3 building blocks to deliver a) a tailored to such operations C4I that boosts preparedness and cooperation be-tween police, customs and courier/postal services, b) enhanced Intelligence in terms of threats, risks and suspicious flows and c) novel detection technologies (i.e. THz Scanning system and UWB Scanner) featuring enhanced detection capabilities over a large span of illicit material and substances, which, coupled with advanced image-based feature extraction in combination to legacy systems (e.g. X-Ray and Raman) optimise the detection process without interrupting the postal/courier flows.

Coordinator

RESEARCH CENTER FOR NON DESTRUCTIVE TESTING GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 603 000,00
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69 Science Park 2/2 Og
4040 Linz
Austria

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Westösterreich Oberösterreich Linz-Wels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 603 000,00

Participants (13)

ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 421 250,00
Address
Piazzale Dell'agricoltura 24
00144 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 421 250,00
INOV INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES INOVACAO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 391 250,00
Address
Rua De Alves Redol 9
1000 029 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 391 250,00
ASTRIAL GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 615 000,00
Address
Rudower Chaussee 29
12489 Berlin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 615 000,00
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 655 000,00
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 655 000,00
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 249 250,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 249 250,00
INNOVATION DIS.CO IDIOTIKI KEFALAIOUCHIKI ETAIREIA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 269 375,00
Address
Leoforos Kifisias 44
151 25 Marousi

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 269 375,00
ALTUS LSA COMMERCIAL AND MANUFACTURING SA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 70 625,00
Address
Renieri Str 9
73134 Chania

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Χανιά Κρήτη Νησιά Αιγαίου
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 70 625,00
MINISTERO DELL'ECONOMIA E DELLE FINANZE
Italy
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€ 103 125,00
Address
Via Xx Settembre 97
00187 Roma

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 103 125,00
Independent Authority for Public Revenue (IAPR)
Greece
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€ 96 750,00
Address
10 Kar.servias
101 84 Athens

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 96 750,00
YPIRESIA DIACHEIRISIS EUROPAIKON KAI ANAPTYXIAKON PROGRAMMATON (Y.D.E.A.P.)
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 115 125,00
Address
P.kanellopoulou St. 4
101 77 Athens

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 115 125,00
MINISTERE DE L'INTERIEUR
France
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€ 187 500,00
Address
Place Beauvau
75800 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 187 500,00
POLISMYNDIGHETEN SWEDISH POLICE AUTHORITY
Sweden
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€ 131 250,00
Address
Polhemsgatan 30
10226 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 131 250,00
MILSPED DOO
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 89 625,00
Address
Bul Zorana Djindjica 121
11070 Beograd

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Србија - север Београдски регион Београдска област
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 89 625,00

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ALPES LASERS SA
Switzerland
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€ 0,00
Address
Avenue Des Paquiers 1
2072 Saint-blaise

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Neuchâtel
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Other funding
€ 0,00
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
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€ 0,00
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00