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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.

Coordinator

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Net EU contribution
€ 530 453,52
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

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

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3a
46022 Valencia

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Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 501 120,00
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 260 300,52
Other funding
€ 0,00
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER PHOTONISCHE TECHNOLOGIEN E.V.
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Albert Einstein Strasse 9
07745 Jena

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Thüringen Thüringen Jena, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
RISE ACREO AB

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Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 131 829,66
Other funding
€ 0,00
FIBERCORE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Fibercore House University Parkway Southampton Science Park
SO16 7QQ Southampton

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South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Central Hampshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
AGENCE NATIONALE POUR LA GESTION DES DECHETS RADIOACTIFS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
1-7 Rue Jean Monnet - Parc De La Croix Blanche
92298 Chatenay Malabry

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
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€ 131 829,66
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras

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Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00

Partners (16)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

OMNISENS SA
Switzerland
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€ 0,00
Address
Riond Bosson 3
Morges

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

PHOTONICS BRETAGNE
France
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€ 0,00
Address
4 Rue Louis De Broglie
22300 Lannion

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Bretagne Bretagne Côtes-d’Armor
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

FIBER OPTICS CONSULTING SERVICES AND TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
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€ 0,00
Address
Calle Orellana 1
28004 Madrid

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

FLUVES
Belgium
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€ 0,00
Address

Gent

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LA INDUSTRIA TEXTIL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Plaza Emilio Sala 1
03801 Alcoy Alicante

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Este Comunitat Valenciana Alicante/Alacant
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

FBGS INTERNATIONAL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Bell-telephonelaan 2h
2440 Geel

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Turnhout
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

LAING O ROURKE PLC
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Anchor Boulevard Admirals Park Crossways
DA2 6SN Dartford

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South East (England) Kent Kent Thames Gateway
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

GEOSENSE LTD
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
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Bury Saint Edmunds

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Cálculo y Estructuras Sensadas SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

COMMSCOPE CONNECTIVITY BELGIUM
Belgium
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€ 0,00
Address
Diestsesteenweg 692
3010 Kessel Lo

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Brugg Kabel AG
Switzerland
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€ 0,00
Address

Brugg

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

FAST Laser GROUP Ltd
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Atir Yeda 16
45101 Kfar Saba

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

NANTES UNIVERSITE
France
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€ 0,00
Address
1 Quai De Tourville
44000 Nantes

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Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire Loire-Atlantique
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

ADMINISTRADOR DE INFRAESTRUCTURAS FERROVIARIAS
Spain
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€ 0,00
Address
Calle Sor Angela De La Cruz Num 3 Planta 9
28020 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

BECSA SOCIEDAD ANONIMA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Edificio Simetria Paseo Buenavista
12100 Castellon

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Este Comunitat Valenciana Castellón/Castelló
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THALES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00