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Advanced nanotechnological detection and detoxification of harmful airborne substances for improved public security

Advanced nanotechnological detection and detoxification of harmful airborne substances for improved public security

Objective

The objective is to harness breakthrough nanotechnologies in sensing and detoxification to protect European citizens against surprise attack in public buildings and transport. In indoor spaces people are highly vulnerable to attack from toxic agents introduced by terrorists. This IP aims for the breakthrough of maximum public security by providing systems that can be widely deployed for "early warning" and detoxification, which are unavailable today. Nanotechnology promises sensing and detoxification with far higher efficiency than current methods, but the potential is unfulfilled. This IP will integrate the technologies into combined protection systems that are intelligent, sensitive, flexible, compact and inexpensive, making them suitable for installation in major situations, e.g. airports, hospitals, communal buildings. Sensors for explosives and drugs are also included. A range of nanotechnologies is needed to tailor systems for strategic public environments technical and horizontal integration are essential. Emerging technologies are with RTDs and technological SMEs, who will benefit from exploitation. Associations and end-user authoriites will guide the outputs. Vertical integration allows dissemination and training by universities and associations. An IP-SME is therefore ideal. NANOSECURE technology can hugely improve public security and transform SMEs through greater product ranges. Public protection is the main techical objective, while SMEs can also exploit future "dual use" application in environmental health and safety. Increased competitiveness through innovative technology will support EU policy on SMEs, improving employment and skill levels. The IP will train key partnership staff, particularly SMEs. It will give them unrivalled technology, providing competitive advantage in large strategic world markets growing by at least 10% per year, and worth $3bn annually. The potential extends to many more European SMEs in the supply chain.

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Coordinator

C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED

Address

Capenhurst Technology Park
Chester

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

Neil Philip WRIGHT (Mr)

Participants (27)

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APPLIED ENZYME TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

United Kingdom

GWENT ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LIMITED

United Kingdom

SECURETEC DETEKTIONSSYSTEME AG

Germany

RINA NETZWERK RNA-TECHNOLOGIEN GMBH

Germany

JULIEN LACAZE SA

France

DELTA UMWELT-TECHNIK GMBH GESELLSCHAFT FUER INNOVATIVE UMWELTTECHNIK VERFAHRENSENTWICKLUNG UND ANWENDUNG

Germany

ARRAYON BIOTECHNOLOGY SA

Switzerland

KERANOR AS

Norway

NOSOCO.TECH SAS

France

U.C. TECHNOLOGIES B.V.

Netherlands

TRWYN LIMITED

United Kingdom

ENVIRONICS OY

Finland

U-SYSTEMS OY

Finland

STATENS BYGGEFORSKNINGSINSTITUT

Denmark

ECHANGE ET COORDINATION RECHERCHE INDUSTRIE - ECRIN

France

BANGOR UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

STIFTUNG CAESAR - CENTER OF ADVANCED EUROPEAN STUDIES AND RESEARCH

Germany

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE (CEA)

France

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)

France

UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT

Switzerland

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

Finland

LABORATOIRE DE LA POLICE SCIENTIFIQUE DE LYON

France

GAIA TECHNOLOGIES PLC

United Kingdom

EXPLORAIR SAS

France

CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL

Germany

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 26549

  • Start date

    1 March 2007

  • End date

    28 February 2011

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 662 124

  • EU contribution

    € 5 199 645

Coordinated by:

C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED

United Kingdom