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Field Quantum Gravity Sensors

Objective

Gravimetry aims at unveiling the density structure of the undergrounds by measuring subtle changes of the local gravity acceleration. The first-generation of quantum gravity sensors (QGs) has received a strong interest from many customers, and the market is still growing. But the commercial potential and the positive-impact of the technology are not yet fully exploited because of several limitations such as transportability, robustness, user-friendless or high operation costs. To overcome the barriers that limit the operational utilization of field gravimetry and develop the solutions that will allow us to fully address the exploitable market, we propose to conduct in FIQUgS the development of several innovations, either at the technological level with improved QGs built upon a reliable and efficient supply chain, or in terms of operational methodology.
The development of a next generation QGs product line, and the services associated for the conduction of field surveys, data acquisition and data inversion will allow to considerably develop our capability to address the market of advanced geophysics. The unique industrial and technological capabilities that will result from FIQUgS will positively contribute to several important societal objectives, especially the European Green Deal:
- the new field QGs will allow for a reduction of the environmental impact associated to mining activities thanks to a reduction of drilling operations, and civil engineering where it will contribute to more efficient and resilient constructions.
- they will contribute to an improved utilization of geothermal energies through the development of non-invasive monitoring capabilities of the energy reservoir.
- they will be involved in CO2 storage operations and will contribute to the fight against global warming thanks to these advanced monitoring capabilities.
FIQUgS will also have an impact in quantum technologies markets, such as high-performance navigation or advanced photonics.

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IXBLUE
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€ 1 882 562,50
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34 Rue De La Croix De Fer
78100 Saint Germain En Laye
France

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Yvelines
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 806 812,50

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
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€ 261 500,00
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Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
INSTITUT D'OPTIQUE THEORIQUE ET APPLIQUEE IOTA - SUPOPTIQUE
France
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€ 80 492,00
Address
Avenue Augustin Fresnel - Campus Polytechnique - Rd 128 2
91120 Palaiseau

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,50
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
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€ 455 750,00
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Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege

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Région wallonne Prov. Liège Arr. Liège
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
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€ 70 310,00
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Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
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Research Organisations
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BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
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€ 339 953,75
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3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans

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Centre — Val de Loire Centre — Val de Loire Loiret
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ASPHERICON GMBH
Germany
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€ 699 300,00
Address
Stockholmer-strasse 9
07747 Jena

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

Yes
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Thüringen Thüringen Jena, Kreisfreie Stadt
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€ 299 700,00
GEOMATICS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT SRL
Italy
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€ 215 909,75
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Via Cavour 2
22074 Lomazzo

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Como
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€ 92 532,75
ROBOTNIK AUTOMATION SLL
Spain
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€ 466 195,63
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Carrer De Barcelona, 3-a. P.i. Fuente Del Jarro
46988 Paterna

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Yes
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Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
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€ 199 798,12
WIDMO SPECTRAL TECHNOLOGIES SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
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€ 658 036,75
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Ul. Czarnowiejska 36
30-054 Krakow

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

Yes
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Makroregion południowy Małopolskie Miasto Kraków
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 282 015,75