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AdaPtive micROfluidic- and nano-enabled smart systems for waTEr qUality Sensing

Objective

Water management requires massive, low-cost monitoring means coping with differentiated and evolving requirements. However, the majority of multifunctional water sensors only supports predefined goals hindering interoperability, with a high cost, impeding large scale deployments.
Addressing this, PROTEUS aims at offering x10 reduction in both size and unit function cost compared to state of the art. To this end, an increased number of functions will be integrated at a reduced cost and PROTEUS will deliver a reconfigurable microfluidic-and nano-enabled sensor platform for cognitive water quality monitoring. Innovative embedded software will provide reconfigurability of the sensing board to support several differentiated applicative goals while cognitive capabilities will manage evolving requirements during exploitation. Energy autonomy will be made by harvesting water flow energy. In addition, low cost of additional sensing components will enable redundancy increasing life span of the systems.
The main challenge relates to the heterogeneous integration into a monolithic, microfluidic sensing chip of carbon-nanotubes-based resistive chemical sensors, of MEMS physical and rheological resistive sensors and of a multifunctional adaptive deep-submicron CMOS system on chip.
Upstream, high level system design addressing industrial use cases, manufacturability and cost-effectiveness, packaging, energy budget and interfaces between building blocks, will enable consistency and efficiency of the whole approach.
Downstream, system validation will be carried out at different levels: benchmarking, reliability assessment to guarantee service time, model deployments and field testing.
The consortium brings together renowned actors along the whole value chain, including system integration and end users. This will contribute to post-project exploitation prepared by ensuring appropriate inclusion of business requirements within the system design.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/natural resource management/water management
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX
Address
Boulevard Isaac Newton 14 Cite Descartes 14-20
77447 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 575 145

Participants (8)

CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE ET D'INDUSTRIE DE REGION PARIS ILE-DE-FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 625 625
Address
Avenue De Friedland 27
75382 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNINOVA-INSTITUTO DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS-ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 555 000
Address
Campus Da Caparica Quinta Da Torre
2829-516 Caparica
Activity type
Research Organisations
SERVICOS MUNICIPALIZADOS DE AGUA E SANEAMENTO DE ALMADA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 261 375
Address
Praceta Ricardo Jorge 2-2 A Pragal
2804 543 Almada
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AQUALABO CONTROLE
France
EU contribution
€ 363 125
Address
90 Rue Du Professeur Paul Milliez
94500 Champigny Sur Marne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EASY GLOBAL MARKET SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 288 750
Address
444 Route Des Dolines
06560 Valbonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WINGS ICT SOLUTIONS INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES IKE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 423 875
Address
189, Syggrou Avenue
171 21 Nea Smyrni
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNPARALLEL INNOVATION LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 462 500
Address
Rua Das Lendas Algarvias Lote 123
8500-794 Portimao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 438 125
Address
Piazza Dell Universita 1
06123 Perugia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments