Develop a novel ultra-compact, cost-effective, plasmo-photonic bimodal sensor platform with on-chip light generation suitable for farm-to-fork applications
Two types of devices will be developed: a) a portable instrument and b) an IoT node
The data analytics platform will run on the cloud to collect all data within a semantic graph connecting interoperable data models. Based on the platform, key farm2fork applications will be set-up.
A small series production of the devices will be performed, to validate the approach in real-world pilots. The pilots cover different production systems.
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PROJECT COORDINATOR. CyRIC - Cyprus research and innovation center Ltdis a pioneering Cyprus-based company and a regional landmark of research, innovation and entrepreneurship. CyRIC provides professional Innovation and R&D services to both local and international customers specializing in the fields of product design, automated instrumentation, engineering and prototyping, electronics design, robotics and software development. CyRIC is the first Business Innovation Center (EU|BIC) in Cyprus, certified by the European Business Network (EBN) validating the range and quality of the innovation services provided to local SMEs as well as the incubation services (technical and business support) provided to start-ups.CyRIC is also the coordinator of the Cyprus Digital Innovation Hub (DIH).
The National Research Council (CNR) is the largest public research institution in Italy, the only one under the Research Ministry performing multidisciplinary activities. Within CNR, the mission of Dr. D’Auria ’s laboratory is to identify, isolate, produce and manipulate biomolecules to use as stable and specific probes for the design of advanced sensing devices.
Established in 1981 by the Italian Research Ministry for promoting, coordinating and carrying out research for the agri-food industry, Tecnoalimenti is a non-profit research consortium of 30 food sector industries and one financial institution, Intesa, as trustee of ministerial funds.
Easy Global Market SAS is a French SME, providing scientific and engineering services for the IoT market from sensors to data analytics, using experience from over 25 international research projects as well as standardization involvement in IoT since 2010. This extended knowledge in IoT value chain is completed by other international projects applied to vertical fields, such as in Smart cities, Smart water Monitoring, Aquaculture, Agriculture.
Bialoom is a deep tech start-up with the mission to deliver next generation diagnostics for point of care settings. The company was founded in 2018 in Nicosia Cyprus with the support and incubation by Gravity Ventures High-Tech Incubator. The company finds itself at the crossroads of biosensing, integrated photonics and artificial intelligence to address the need for fast and effective detection of pathogenic infections.
Multitel research center was created in 1995 by the Engineering Faculty of the University of Mons. It has become a center of excellence with a fully independent legal status recognized by the Walloon government in 1999. It maintains close relationships with the University of Mons (UMONS) and the University of Louvain (UCL).
The ‘Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne’ (ICB) is a joint research unit between the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), and the University of Burgundy (UB). CNRS is the major French research organization with more than 20000 employees in France. ICB is among the largest laboratories on the campus of UB in Dijon. It counts about 270 Physicists, Chemists, Engineers and Technicians. The main activities of the ICB laboratory are dealing with advanced photonics, new materials for industry, medicine and telecommunications. More specifically the departments of ICB involved in this project are the nanofab center and the photonics department deeply involved in non-linear control, plasmonic devices for datacom applications and sensing.
Sous les fraises is a French company, expert in conception, realisation and exploitation of urban farms. It promotes a vision of urban agriculture as a sustainable component of the resilient city, capable of generating virtuous circles of local circular agro-economy.
The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) is the largest university in Greece, established in 1925. AUTH participates in the project with The Wireless and Photonic Systems and Networks (Win.Phos) research group (merged with PhosNET), established in 2016 at AUTH’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation (C.I.R.I.) as a common facility of AUTH’s Departments of Physics, Informatics and Electrical and Computer Engineering. The main research activities of Win.Phos extend along a broad area in the field of photonics and wireless technologies, with the main focus being integrated photonics and plasmonics, optical interconnects, converged Fiber-Wireless networks for 5G networks and biosensing.
Pour une Agriculture Du Vivant is a French association, aims to accelerate the agricultural and food transition by structuring agroecological product supply chains. The movement was born with the mission to restore confidence in better quality products (taste, environmental, nutritional, societal) while rebalancing economic relations between actors from supply chain.
AMO GmbH, a (non-profit) high-tech-SME with close to 60 employees, runs a 200 mm pilot line and specializes in R&D for micro- and optoelectronic applications. Our mission is to demonstrate innovative technologies for nanoelectronics and nanophotonics and their implementation in novel device architectures at a prototype level, including small volume fabrication.
The Pilze-Nagy Ltd – a family-run medium-sized enterprise – has been working in the field of mushroom cultivation almost 30 years. The main activities are substrate production for oyster and poplar mushrooms, cultivation of oyster and poplar mushrooms, the distribution of fresh oyster mushrooms in wholesale and retail markets, and the generation of electric power and heat energy sourcing from biogas production.
ISS BioSense is a high-tech SME located in Naples, Italy. The company was born on the initiative of a scientists’ group who decided to apply the expertise acquired in research institutions to biosensors design and development. The main cultural and technological assets of ISS BioSense are its knowledge and expertise on the use and manipulation of biological origin molecules to develop highly specific and sensitive sensors, as well as highly sensitive scientific instrumentation for research, clinical and industrial applications.
Lumensia Sensors, S.L. is a Spanish SME company focused on the development of biosensing devices based on proprietary integrated photonics technology, addressing high volume markets such as Health, Food, Environment and Defense.
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101007448. The project is an initiative of the Photonics Public Private Partnership