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breAkThrough innovaTion pRogrAmme for a pan-European Detection and Imaging eCosysTem

Objective

The ATTRACT Phase-1 project proposes a new collaboration paradigm aligned with the ‘Open Science, Open Innovation and Open to the World’ philosophy. Its objective is the identification and initial development of breakthrough detection and imaging technology concepts for expanding fundamental research frontiers and suitable for future industrial upscaling for novel applications and business. It promotes the involvement of national and pan-European Research Infrastructures and their associated research communities, industrial organizations (especially SMEs) and innovation and business specialists. It proposes a co-innovation approach in which scientific and industrial communities jointly pursue and generate breakthrough concepts in close and equal partnership. The project implementation starts with the launch of an Open Call by the project consortium for €17 million of financial support to Third-Parties. The proposals received will be peer-reviewed by an Independent R&D&I Committee of top experts in the field of detection and imaging technologies. After this process 170 breakthrough technology concepts will receive €100,000 of seed funding each (“lump sum”) to develop the concepts further during one year. The funded projects will then present their results in a Final Assessment Conference in Brussels. The ATTRACT Phase-1 consortium members will provide business assessments to the funded project teams to enhance awareness of future commercial applications. Furthermore, two pilots based on design thinking methodologies will be run for/with interdisciplinary master level students, aimed at discovering and generating social value applications inspired by the technologies of the funded projects. The ATTRACT Phase-1 project consortium comprises top partners capable of catalysing a large variety of key stakeholders towards a future unique European innovation ecosystem. The project will take 28 months to complete.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/philosophy

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRAINNOV-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Switzerland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 18 062 997,50

Participants (8)

EIRMA EUROPE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 937,50
Address
Rue De La Loi 81A
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 157 707,50
Address
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN SYNCHROTRON RADIATION FACILITY
France
EU contribution
€ 226 250
Address
71 Avenue Des Martyrs
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Research Organisations
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 219 805
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT MAX VON LAUE - PAUL LANGEVIN
France
EU contribution
€ 250 625
Address
71 Avenue Des Martyrs
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION ESADE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 334 375
Address
Avenida Pedralbes 60-62
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN X-RAY FREE-ELECTRON LASERFACILITY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 206 750
Address
Holzkoppel 4
22869 Schenefeld
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY - ESO EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR ASTRONOMICAL RESEARCH IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 289 625
Address
Karl-schwarzschild-strasse 2
85748 Garching
Activity type
Research Organisations