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Ion-Molecule Processes for Analytical Chemical Technologies

Objective

Soft chemical-ionization mass-spectrometry (SCIMS) is an exquisitely sensitive analytical technique with applications to health, the environment and security that are vital to the EU. However, the recent, rapid and widespread adoption of this technique has caught Europe unprepared. The resultant shortage in analytical chemical expertise has created an urgent need for highly skilled young researchers to be trained in the wide variety of SCIMS methods. IMPACT addresses this skills’ shortage by establishing an intersectoral and multidisciplinary SCIMS training network. IMPACT also brings cohesion to the fragmented SCIMS research and development activities within the EU. To date, most SCIMS developments have been driven not by users but by manufacturers, whose main focus has been on increased sensitivity. However, just as crucial is improved selectivity. Indeed, many users consider improved selectivity to be the key to taking SCIMS technology to a whole new level. Instead of private and public sectors working independently, we need a fresh, intersectoral approach. IMPACT will achieve this through intersectoral work packages and multidisciplinary research projects. In place of major and costly changes in instrumental design, IMPACT’s projects will focus on developing new methods for improved chemical specificity by manipulating ion chemistry. Hence, IMPACT’s fresh approach will produce a step change in SCIMS instrumentation to deliver both economic and societal benefit to the EU. Specifically, IMPACT will train 10 ESRs within an integrated partnership of commercial, governmental and academic organisations, with planned secondments, 5 Advanced Training Courses, 7 interactive Complementary Skills Workshops, and 4 ESR Centred Research Meetings. IMPACT will therefore provide Europe with both a world-class capability in SCIMS technology and a cohort of highly trained researchers who will bring the benefits of that technology to citizens across the EU.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88

Participants (9)

KORE TECHNOLOGY LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Bartholomews Walk 5 Cambridgeshire
CB7 4EA Ely
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IONICON ANALYTIK GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 255 934,08
Address
Eduard Bodem Gasse 3
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERZITA KOMENSKEHO V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 231 078,96
Address
Safarikovo Nam 6
814 99 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITATSMEDIZIN ROSTOCK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Schillingallee 35
18055 Rostock
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 255 934,08
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
USTAV FYZIKALNI CHEMIE J. HEYROVSKEHO AV CR, v. v. i.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 232 422,48
Address
Dolejskova 2155/3
182 23 Praha
Activity type
Other

Partners (12)

DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY
United Kingdom
Address
Dstl Porton Down
SP4 0JQ Salisbury
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Forschungszentrum für Medizintechnik und Biotechnologie
Germany
Address
Geranienweg 7
D-99947 Bad Langensalza
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OWLSTONE MEDICAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
183 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road
CB4 0GA Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SMITHS DETECTION GROUP LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Clarendon Road 64
WD17 1DA Watford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Syft Ltd.
New Zealand
Address

Middleton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Tracer Measurements Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address

Yardley
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MICROMASS UK LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Waters Wilmslow Stamford Avenue Altrincham Road
SK9 4AX Wilmslow Cheshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Scriptoria
United Kingdom
Address

London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Anna Buxaderas Riorola
Spain
Address

Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Wehrwissenschaftliches Institut fuer Schutztechnologien - ABC-Scutz
Germany
Address

Munster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MASA TECH S.R.O.
Slovakia
Address
Sadova 3018/10
91601 Stara Tura
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)