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Fibre Nervous Sensing Systems

Objective

The unprecedented properties of optical fibres make them ideal to be implemented as 'artificial nervous systems', enabling any tool or structure to become a sensitive and smart object. Conventional optical fibres are small, low-cost and can be seamlessly integrated in materials, in engineering structures and in the environment. By exploiting the most advanced light-matter interactions, these tiny luminous wires can realize distributed sensing, which means that each point along an optical fibre can separately and selectively sense quantities such as temperature, strain, acoustic waves and pressure, in perfect similarity to a real organic nerve.
These remarkable features have attracted the interest of different end-users covering application domains as diverse as pipeline protection, oil and gas well exploitation, electricity transport, perimeter, fire alarm, etc., leading to a sustained market growth in the last years. However, the full potential of state-of-the-art distributed fibre sensing is exploited in a fairly narrow range of applications only. This is mainly due to the lack of trained scientific personnel capable of creating the link between the sensors and possible applications.
The ambition of FINESSE is therefore to educate and to train researchers in the development of a set of disruptive new optical 'artificial nervous systems' with improved sensitivity, precision and new sensing abilities, and to boost the industrial uptake of these sensors by training these researchers to valorise their work.
The ultimate vision empowering the project is the widespread implementation of fibre-optic nervous systems dedicated to: (i) contributing to a safer society by returning early warnings for danger and (ii) ensuring sustainable development through the efficient exploitation of natural resources. The full set of specialists, who can turn this ambitious concept into a reality, is present in Europe and have teamed up to propose FINESSE training network.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Coordinator

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 530 453,52

Participants (10)

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Plaza De San Diego
28801 Alcala De Henares/madrid

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3a
46022 Valencia

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 501 120
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 260 300,52
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER PHOTONISCHE TECHNOLOGIEN E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Albert Einstein Strasse 9
07745 Jena

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Research Organisations
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RISE ACREO AB

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Sweden
EU contribution
€ 131 829,66
FIBERCORE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Fibercore House University Parkway Southampton Science Park
SO16 7QQ Southampton

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENCE NATIONALE POUR LA GESTION DES DECHETS RADIOACTIFS
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
1-7 Rue Jean Monnet - Parc De La Croix Blanche
92298 Chatenay Malabry

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Research Organisations
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 131 829,66
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras

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Research Organisations

Partners (16)

OMNISENS SA
Switzerland
Address
Riond Bosson 3
Morges

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PHOTONICS BRETAGNE
France
Address
4 Rue Louis De Broglie
22300 Lannion

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Research Organisations
FIBER OPTICS CONSULTING SERVICES AND TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
Address
Calle Orellana 1
28004 Madrid

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FLUVES
Belgium
Address

Gent

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ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LA INDUSTRIA TEXTIL
Spain
Address
Plaza Emilio Sala 1
03801 Alcoy Alicante

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FBGS INTERNATIONAL
Belgium
Address
Bell-telephonelaan 2h
2440 Geel

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LAING O ROURKE PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Anchor Boulevard Admirals Park Crossways
DA2 6SN Dartford

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GEOSENSE LTD
United Kingdom
Address

Bury Saint Edmunds

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Cálculo y Estructuras Sensadas SL
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMSCOPE CONNECTIVITY BELGIUM
Belgium
Address
Diestsesteenweg 692
3010 Kessel Lo

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Brugg Kabel AG
Switzerland
Address

Brugg

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FAST Laser GROUP Ltd
Israel
Address
Atir Yeda 16
45101 Kfar Saba

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UNIVERSITE DE NANTES
France
Address
Quai De Tourville 1
44035 Nantes Cedex 1

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ADMINISTRADOR DE INFRAESTRUCTURAS FERROVIARIAS
Spain
Address
Calle Hiedra Est Chamartin Edificio 23 Sn
28036 Madrid

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BECSA SOCIEDAD ANONIMA
Spain
Address
Calle Grecia 31 Poligono Ciudad Del Transporte
12006 Castellon De La Plana

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THALES
France
Address
Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie

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