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General Olfaction and Sensing Projects on a European Level

Objective

Artificial olfaction offers the most promising route to overcome the current limitations of gas sensing technologies, but as an inherently multi-disciplinary field suffers from fragmentation and lack of communication. The network of excellence GOSPEL (General Olfaction and Sensing Projects on a European Level) aims to establish Europe as a world leader in science, technology development and subsequent commercial exploitation of artificial olfaction and gas sensing.

GOSPEL will provide a landscape of European capability in artificial olfaction and will identify the barriers to its exploitation and provide measures to overcome them. It will identify services required by industry, develop the offering and put in place the necessary legal and organisational structures to implement them. The network aims to produce a long-term restructuring of European research through the formation of a revenue-generating self-sustaining entity, a European Research Interest Group (ERIG) based on the legal model of an EEIG. GOSPEL will enable early-stage and established researchers to develop multi-disciplinary approaches to this subject through a comprehensive training and exchange programme.

The scientific goals include:
(1) thorough understanding of the biological sense of smell and mimic its relevant functions,
(2) provision of an objective, quantitative assessment of gases and odours, and
(3) provision of the means to monitor technically relevant and non-odorant gases even in complex mixtures.

The participants¿ expertise crystallizes around three focal points, the centres of excellence (CoE), dedicated to: microsystem research ("hardware"); the development of algorithms and data processing methods ("software"); fundamental research in biological olfaction and data processing ("biomimetics"). The technological centre of gravity will be the development of highly integrated microsensors in silicon technology to enable more robust and stable gas sensing products with wide applicability.

Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Address
Wilhelmstrasse 7
72074 Tuebingen
Germany

Participants (22)

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79085 Freiburg
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Address
Boulevard Saint-michel 60
75272 Paris 6
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3, Rue Michel-ange
75794 Paris Cedex 16
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Muenchen
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE
France
Address
Domaine De Voluceau
78153 Le Chesnay
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
Address
Nobels Vaeg 5
171 77 Solna Stockholm
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallavagen 79
100 44 Stockholm
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
MAX-PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
POLITECHNIKA SLASKA
Poland
Address
Ul. Akademicka 2
Gliwice
STEINBEIS GMBH & CO. KG FUER TECHNOLOGIETRANSFER
Germany
Address
Willi-bleicher-strasse 19 Haus Der Wirtschaft
70174 Stuttgart
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Address
Oxford Road
Manchester
UMEA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
Address
Via Viii Febbraio 2
35122 Padova (Pd)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
Address
Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "TOR VERGATA"
Italy
Address
Via Orazio Raimondo 18
00173 Roma
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
Address
Faubourg Du Lac 5A
2001 Neuchatel
VDI/VDE INNOVATION + TECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Steinplatz 1
Berlin