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MARA-BASED INDUSTRIAL LOW-COST IDENTIFICATION ASSAYS

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 952110

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 September 2020

  • End date

    31 August 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 000 741,25

  • EU contribution

    € 1 999 972,50

Coordinated by:

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria

Objective

The fast and cost-efficient detection of pathogens is highly important in many sectors such as healthcare, agriculture, and food industry. However, current technologies are limited, and significant advances are required to develop low-cost (<10€) detection assays that can detect a few bacterial cells (<10 cells/ml) within less than one hour. In the FET-Open project MARA, which is the basis for MARILIA, we have developed novel technologies and tools that have a high exploitation potential. Thus, we have initiated the follow-up project MARILIA, which aims to exploit these results and realise a new detection concept for the fast, low-cost identification of human pathogens in water samples. In MARILIA, we will increase the technology readiness level (TRL) of our novel detection concept from TRL 2 to TRL 5. A well-balanced consortium has been established, comprising an applied research institute as coordinator (AIT, coordinated also the MARA project), a university (UZ), a basic research institute (RBI), an SME (D1, acting as business incubator) and a large company (IREN, representing a potential future customer). If the MARILIA detection assay meets the requirements defined by IREN, a start-up will be founded to commercially exploit the innovations in the post-project phase.

Coordinator

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Address

Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien

Austria

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 019 000

Participants (4)

RUDER BOSKOVIC INSTITUTE

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 377 400

DAY ONE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 224 245

IREN SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 184 250

FACULTY OF SCIENCE UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 195 077,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 952110

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 September 2020

  • End date

    31 August 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 000 741,25

  • EU contribution

    € 1 999 972,50

Coordinated by:

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria