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EnviGuard – Development of a biosensor technology for environmental monitoring and disease prevention in aquaculture ensuring food safety

Objective

The objective of the EnviGuard project is to develop a highly specific and precise (i.e. quantitative and qualitative) in situ measurement device for currently hard to measure man-made chemical contaminants and biohazards (toxic microalgae, viruses & bacteria, biotoxins & PCBs) that can be used as an early warning system in aquaculture and as an environmental monitor to assess the good environmental status of the sea in compliance with the MSFD. It will be more cost-efficient than current monitoring devices leading to a clear marketing advantage for the European analytical and research equipment industry. The modular system will consist of three different sensor modules (microalgae/pathogens/ toxins & chemicals) integrated into a single, portable device, which saves, displays and sends the collected data real time to a server by means of mobile data transmission and the internet. EnviGuard will be able to accomplish this also in real-time for a period of at least one week without maintenance in an offshore, marine surrounding. User of EnviGuard can access their data online any time they need to. Potential fields of use are marine environment pollution monitoring, marine research and quality control in seawater aquaculture, a sector in Europe highly occupied by SMEs. The biosensors developed in the project go far beyond the current state-of-the art in terms of accuracy, reliability and simplicity in operation by combining innovations in nanotechnology and molecular science leading to the development cutting edge sensor technology putting European research and highly innovative SMEs in the forefront of quickly developing markets.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/virology
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety
  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/biosensing

Call for proposal

FP7-OCEAN-2013
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN EV
Address
Am Lunedeich 12
27572 Bremerhaven
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 820 247,75
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Schories (Prof.)

Participants (18)

LIONIX BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Hengelosestraat 500
7521 AN Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Henk Leeuwis (Mr.)
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 596 038,49
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nancy Lange (Ms.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 129 033,25
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sabine Roeskam (Ms.)
ISITEC GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 236 929,20
Address
Bussestrasse 27
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Hanken (Mr.)
FUNDACION I+D AUTOMOCION Y MECATRONICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 466 967,60
Address
Calle Tajonar 20
31006 Pamplona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Iñaki Goikoetxea (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 298 260,60
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roberto Prieto (Prof.)
BIO OPTICAL DETECTION SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 125 444,02
Address
Calle Isaac Peral 1
28840 Mejorada Del Campo (Madrid)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francisco Javier Sanza Gutierrez (Mr.)
MULTITEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 381 425
Address
Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie 2
7000 Mons
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bertrand Tiberghien (Mr.)
SOCIETE DES SYSTEMES BIOLOGIQUES SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 316 226,40
Address
Rue Alphonse Gorju 885
38140 Apprieu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Clarence Deffaud (Dr.)
LIONIX INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 371 446,50
Address
Hengelosestraat 500
7521 AN Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Henk Leeuwis (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 599 422,80
Address
College Lane
AL10 9AB Hatfield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christopher Gibbs (Mr.)
AQUABIOTECH LIMITED
Malta
EU contribution
€ 325 896,40
Address
Naggar Street Central Complex
MST 1761 Mosta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria-Liza Scicluna (Ms.)
NORTH BAY SHELLFISH Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 64 338,90
Address
Horries, Deerness
KW17 2QL Orkney, Scotland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dennis Gowland (Mr.)
ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 85 458,40
Address
Istanbul Universitesi Center Campus Beyazit Eminonu
34452 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
özkan özden (Prof.)
ILKNAK SU URUNLERI SANAYI VE TICARET AS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 23 060,70
Address
Cahar Dudayev Bulvari 6518 Sokak Urgancilar Sitesi Blok K 2 D 5 Atakest 44A
Karsiyaka Izmir
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Beyhan Tosun (Mr.)
FAI AQUACULTURE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 129 830,59
Address
Benchmark House 8 Smithy Wood Drive
S35 1QN Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tim Atack (Dr.)
Applied Enzyme Technology Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 219 422,40
Address
Monmouth House, Mamhilad Park
NP4 OHZ Pontypool
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kathryn Pearce (Ms.)
BIOAZUL, SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 334 012
Address
Avenida Manuel Agustin Heredia Numero 18, 1-4
29001 Malaga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonia María Lorenzo López (Ms.)