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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water management/irrigation
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

BIOSENSE INSTITUTE - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN BIOSYSTEMS
Address
Dr Zorana Dindica Street 1
21000 Novi Sad
Serbia
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 252 000

Participants (5)

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 135 000
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INOSENS DOO NOVI SAD

Participation ended

Serbia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Sonje Marinkovic 18/1/3
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PLASMORE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 40 500
Address
Via G Deledda 4
21020 Ranco Va
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOFIA UNIVERSITY ST KLIMENT OHRIDSKI
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 72 000
Address
Bul Tzar Osvoboditel 15
1504 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (4)

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
United States
Address
Colorado Street 601
78701 2982 Austin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Australia
Address
Liversidge Street 1 Building 67C
0200 Canberra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

Participation ended

United States
Address
West 41St Street 230 7Th Floor
10036 New York
Activity type
Other
THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
United States
Address
41St Street 230 West 5Th Floor
10036 New York
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments