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Non-Conventional Wave Propagation for Future Sensing and Actuating Technologies

Objective

New sensing devices and technologies are the key in addressing numerous challenges that agriculture is facing today. Namely, to provide more food for the ever-growing population, a number of biophysical parameters of plants, soil and food products need to be monitored and measured constantly, thus providing valuable data needed to optimize the entire agricultural process. In addition, the corresponding actuating technologies responsible for applying various measures (e.g. irrigation, fertilization) need to become more precise and allow variable rate inputs with a resolution down to an individual plant.
To provide novel sensing and actuating solutions able to address the burning issues in agriculture today, NOCTURNO will bring together and synergistically advance several highly promising research directions which have been investigated separately in the last decade: wave-matter interactions, plasmonics, complex media and artificial materials, acoustic, electromagnetics, optics, bionanosensing.
The Project will focus on development of sensors and actuators based on non-conventional propagation of acoustic waves in artificial media, electromagnetic/optical sensors based on metasurfaces, and advanced manufacturing technologies including 3D printing, laser-micromachining technology, and e-beam lithography with the aim to provide practical solutions for the fabrication of novel acoustic and metasurface-based sensors and actuators.
NOCTURNO proposes an exchange programme which brings together three European academic institutions, two European SME companies, and two third-country universities. The consortium has the specific expertise in the fields listed above and it will create synergies that will first advance the current level of fundamental scientific knowledge and then support its transformation into innovative products with the high potential to revolutionize the agri-food sector.

Coordinator

BIOSENSE INSTITUTE - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN BIOSYSTEMS
Net EU contribution
€ 225 000,00
Address
Dr Zorana Dindica Street 1
21000 Novi Sad
Serbia

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Region
Србија - север Регион Војводине Јужнобачка област
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 4 500,00

Participants (5)

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 22 500,00
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 9 000,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 90 000,00
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham

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Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 4 500,00
INOSENS DOO NOVI SAD

Participation ended

Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Sonje Marinkovic 18/1/3
21000 Novi Sad

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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
Србија - север Регион Војводине Јужнобачка област
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PLASMORE SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 40 500,00
Address
Viale Vittorio Emanuele Ii 4
27100 Pavia

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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
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Pavia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SOFIA UNIVERSITY ST KLIMENT OHRIDSKI
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 175 500,00
Address
Bul Tzar Osvoboditel 15
1504 Sofia

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Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София (столица)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 9 000,00

Partners (4)

Partner

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

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Colorado Street 601
78701 2982 Austin

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

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

THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Australia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Liversidge Street 1 Building 67c
0200 Canberra

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 18 000,00
Partner

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

RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

Participation ended

United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

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

THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK CORPORATION
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
41st Street 230 West 5th Floor
10036 New York Ny

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 9 000,00