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Low-cost and energy-efficient LTCC sensor/IR-UWB transceiver solutions for sustainable healthy environment

Objective

Today, more than ever, the public demands credible and understandable information about the quality of the environment in which they live or work. However, the environmental parameters monitored by commercial sensors do not give information about pollutants presence but about general state of our surroundings. Accordingly, innovative and multidisciplinary methods are needed to carry out efficient information exchange across the various sectors involved in environmental monitoring.
The SENSEIVER (SENSor/transcEIVER) proposal presents a joint effort to reinforce the relevant technical bases by providing excellent training opportunities to young researchers in the following fields:
(1) innovative and cost-effective sensors and their fabrication in LTCC (Low-Temperature Co-fired Ceramics) technology,
(2) new sensitive materials as coating layers for unique LTCC microsensors platforms,
(3) highly energy-efficient UWB (ultra wideband) transceivers compatible with designed LTCC sensors, and
(4) intelligent systems for acquisition, processing and displaying data relevant to soil, air and water quality.
ITN is composed of five outstanding academic/research participants, three leading industrial partners (SMEs) and three associated partners, from six countries. This training network has significant potential to improve career perspectives of 19 early-stage and 6 experienced researchers from partnering institutions and to spread expertise, knowledge and skills to wider scientific, engineering and environmental communities.
Moreover, this ITN will expose all participants to complementary schools of thought that will initiate research in new areas and new topics within curriculum, giving it fresh perspective to the market oriented applications of designed materials, sensors and transceivers.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/ceramics

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU
Address
Dr Zorana Dindica 1
21000 Novi Sad
Serbia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 540 386
Administrative Contact
Goran Stojanovic (Prof.)

Participants (6)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 539 428
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Goran Radosavljevic (Dr.)
UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA GHEORGHE ASACHI DIN IASI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 334 612
Address
B Dul Dimitru Mangeron 67
700050 Iasi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silvia Cerne (Ms.)
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGII ELEKTRONOWEJ
Poland
EU contribution
€ 504 001,01
Address
Ulica Aleja Lotnikow 32-46
02668 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ewa Bielec (Ms.)
INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 471 668
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marta Barbas (Ms.)
TES ELECTRONIC SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 491 345,99
Address
Zettachring 8
70567 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kai Dombrowski (Dr.)
North Point Ltd
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 130 614
Address
Trg Cara Jovana Nenada 15/8
24000 Subotica
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dragana Dinčić (Ms.)