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rcn;id;acronym;status;programme;topics;frameworkProgramme;title;startDate;endDate;projectUrl;objective;totalCost;ecMaxContribution;call;fundingScheme;coordinator;coordinatorCountry;participants;participantCountries;subjects 196706;673348;LCODA;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;Electronic scanning MIMO Radar for railway level crossing obstruction detection alerting;1/06/2015;30/11/2015;;"The overall project objective is to develop an innovative low cost, low maintenance, high performance, high reliability electronic scanning radar sensor system (ES24) for level crossing obstacle detection, capable of detecting objects ranging from large vehicles to bicycles & people, including people lying down. Key features are, only a single sensor is needed to identify the wide range of object sizes, the sensor has no rotating parts & operates in all weathers.ES24 will enable track operators to monitor whether the track is clear or an object has been detected, significantly improving safety for both train passengers & crossing users.
More than 2,000 significant accidents occur each year on EU member states railways. Accounted economic costs are as high as 1.7bn. In 2013, 25% of all significant railway accidents (8% involving pedestrians, 17% vehicles) occurred at level crossings (LCs). LC safety a key focus area across EU & global rail networks. The European Rail Agency report 573 significant LC accidents occurred in the EU in 2012, resulting in 373 deaths & 336 serious injuries. Each significant LC accident is estimated to cost 1.7m, i.e. 974m for 2012. LC accidents have damaging impact on the key rail transport strengths: safety, reliability & speed.
Current object detection (LCOD) systems are expensive, have limited capability in terms of the size of object detected, need combined laser & radar sensor solutions to meet operator needs & generally have rotating parts requiring on-going maintenance. There are currently about 120 000 LCs in the EU. Reducing system cost & improving the performance dramatically increases the addressable LCOD market.
The Phase 1 project will deliver a detailed report providing a costed technical programme and detailed exploitation plan for the development of a low cost high performance Level Crossing obstacle detection system in phase 2 for high volume implementation in the rail market across Europe and globally.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;GUIDANCE NAVIGATION HOLDINGS LTD;UK;;; 196709;660362;PASS;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;Paleozoic Seafloor Spreading;4/09/2015;3/09/2017;;"It is now recognised that large oceanic detachment faults are fundamentally important along slow-spreading rate portions of the mid-ocean ridge system. These fault systems have been the target of numerous scientific expeditions leading to a new paradigm of detachment-mode spreading. However, in the modern oceans this style of spreading can only be documented back to 10-12 Ma. To understand these systems in the deep geological past it is necessary to work on ancient examples of detachment faults in ophiolites, slices of oceanic lithosphere that have been emplaced tectonically onto continental margins and which expose ocean floor structures in 3-D. Recent work in the Mirdita ophiolite of Albania has demonstrated that detachment-mode spreading operated in the Jurassic period. This project will extend this record back to the Palaeozoic, by investigating a detachment system preserved in the Thetford Mines Ophiolite of Canada. An integrated field-based structural and palaeomagnetic investigation will test the hypothesis that this example provides the oldest known analogue for modern oceanic detachment systems. Objectives are to: (i) systematically back-strip successive tectonic events that have affected the ophiolite, in order to recover primary seafloor relationships; (ii) determine whether relative tectonic rotation has occurred across the detachment fault, a defining feature of modern examples; and (iii) quantify the role of large- and small-scale faulting in accommodating displacement within the detachment system. The project will provide: (i) extensive training in field-based tectonic applications of palaeomagnetism, directly complementing the Fellows existing expertise and experience in laboratory techniques, thereby allowing her to conduct future investigations in complex tectonic environments; and (ii) engagement with the international oceanic scientific community, opening future opportunities to move into oceanic geodynamic research.";183454,8;183454,8;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH;UK;;; 196694;672521;HyPoGA;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;Feasibility study of a superefficient hybrid power train as a replacement unit for existing engines - Hybrid Power for General Aviation (HyPoGA);1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Worldwide, over 280.000 General Aviation (GA) aircrafts are in use (28.000 in Europe) and most aircraft in this engine-power class (approx. 200 kW) are operated several hours per day in commercial services. The total operating costs are about 213 T per year. Combustion engines are designed for the maximum power needed for take-off and climbs (peak-loading), though in cruise flight only approx. 65 % of the power is required. The overall objective of the HyPoGA innovation project is to develop a superefficient, hybridized 200 kW aircraft engine by integration of a 140 kW combustion and a 60 kW electrical engine which will allow a fuel reduction of about 30% and a total cost reduction of 27% ~ 48 T. This engine will be certified as a replacement unit according to EU and US aviation laws and regulations. The annual demand for replacement engines is ~3.000. The additional weight of the electrical components (electrical engine, batteries) is counter played by the weight reduction of a smaller combustion engine and the fuel savings. The innovative power train will contribute significantly to reduced costs of operations and a massive reduction of CO2 emission. Furthermore, the electrical engine constitutes a back-up increasing the safety of aircraft operations (two engines instead of one). These aspects create a unique selling point and competitive advantage for potential customers.

The objectives of the feasibility study are (i) a market research study and analysis (SWOT-Analysis), (ii) a technological feasibility (e.g. final design definition) and (iii) an economic and financial feasibility (including marketing strategy, certification, financial plan). The results will be elaborated in a business plan.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;JOCKEL BERNHARD;DE;LIMBACH STEFAN;DE; 196693;672228;PARK-IT;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Unobtrusive, continuous and quantitative assessment of Parkinsons disease: hard evidence foroptimal disease management with information technologies;1/06/2015;30/11/2015;;"Sense4Care S.L. (S4C) is high-tech SME constituted in Barcelona in 2013 as a spin-off of the Universitat Politcnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC) with a clear objective: taking to the market the results of several research projects. UPC itself holds 5% of the shares of the company, and the rest belongs to professors, researchers and investors. UPC was the Coordinator and main beneficiary of the FP7-ICT project called REMPARK1 project, and has legally transferred the exploitation rights of the project results to S4C, with the aim of commercialising a product that can dramatically improve the lives of Parkinsons Disease (PD) sufferers.

The main result from the FP7-REMPARK project is the kinetic monitor PARK-IT, which can be exploited as a standalone product. PARK-IT is a new gold-standard, continuous and quantitative monitoring medical device for assessing the status of Parkinson Disease patients. PARK-IT device, based in movement detection and complex algorithms, allows the doctors to precisely adjust the medication of PD patients, overcoming one of the main problems that PD patients face. It constitutes a disruptive innovation answering to an unmet need.

The present innovation business project is therefore focused in taking this device to the market through a clear and innovative business model.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;SENSE4CARE SL;ES;;; 196679;640627;DOS;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-StG-2014;H2020;Domestic Servants in Colonial South Asia;1/10/2015;30/09/2018;;"Title: Domestic Servants in Colonial South Asia
The ubiquity of domestic servants in contemporary South Asia has received scarce attention from historians. Servant pasts have been used instrumentally to write others histories. In contrast, this project centrally situates servants at the intersection of households, labour and forms of relationships. Everyday relationships between servants and masters were based upon labour and wage on the one hand and intimacy and affect on the other.
The paradox of pervasive visibility of servants and their marginality in history writing is explicable once theoretical templates are laid bare. To achieve that, the project raises three key questions: 1) How did servant labour unsettle the often rigid and easy categorisation of work into productive, reproductive and unproductive? 2) How did the multiplicity of relational axes forged around male-male, male-female and female-female affects and hierarchies question the standard accounts framed by assumptions of heterosexual interactions? 3) How did the hierarchies of social and shared worlds marked by race, class, caste, religion, rank, profession and age shape the legal, juridical and criminal bases of labour regulation?
Servant histories need to move beyond the employers household into the realm of ghettoes, streets, bazaars, barracks, hospitals and mission houses. Two research units involving the PI and a co-applicant cover two periods of colonial history: one, the period from the early eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth; and second, from the mid-nineteenth to the twentieth century.
By locating servants in the wider social, political, and moral world, the project combines empirically grounded case studies with the political economy of imperialism. It aims to develop a new understanding of labour, gender and social history, each of these in turn being rewritten, even as they lay the foundations of the first historically grounded account of domestic work in South Asia.";899849;899849;ERC-2014-STG;ERC-STG;GEISTESWISSENSCHAFTLICHE ZENTREN BERLIN E.V.;DE;"HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAT ZU BERLIN;University of York";"DE;UK"; 196708;654933;3Dconvert;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;The dynamics of the mammalian epigenome during transcription factor-induced cell fate conversion;1/05/2015;30/04/2017;;Cell fate conversion processes bear considerable therapeutic potential yet are poorly understood, and have thus remained slow, inefficient and difficult to translate into medical applications. The low conversion frequency in current systems, such as classic reprogramming to induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, has precluded a molecular study of the critical early conversion events. We propose an interdisciplinary, exhaustive and unbiased approach to unravel the molecular events that accompany cell fate conversion processes, in particular during the early phase, using two uniquely efficient and controllable experimental systems. Special emphasis will be put on documenting the dynamics of three-dimensional genome topology, as this potential epigenetic conversion barrier has not yet been systemically characterized during cell fate conversions. We will apply genome-wide chromosome conformation capture and other genomic technologies on B cells undergoing nearly 100% efficient transdifferentiation into macrophages or reprogramming into iPS cells. In-depth computational analyses and dataset integration will reveal the dynamic relationships between transcription factor binding, key epigenetic regulatory mechanisms including genome topology, and the gene expression changes that ultimately lead to the implementation of a new cellular phenotype. Acquiring such insights will signify a breakthrough in our understanding of the epigenetic features that underpin cell identity and plasticity. Besides significantly advancing the state-of-the-art, the proposed action will maximize the applicants capacity of reaching professional maturity and scientific independence.;158121,6;158121,6;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;FUNDACIO CENTRE DE REGULACIO GENOMICA;ES;;; 196678;639633;MASSIVE;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-StG-2014;H2020;Multinationals, Institutions and Innovation in Europe;1/06/2015;31/05/2020;;"Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) are key tectonic forces, shaping the mountains in a far-from-flat world economic geography. In 2010, MNEs generated value added for approximately US$16 trillion accounting for more than a quarter of world GDP (UNCTAD, 2012). The progessive expansion of firms from emerging economies into multinational enterprises is unprecedented. Outflows of FDIs from developing economies reached the record level of $426 billion in 2012, corresponding to 31% of global outflows, up from 16% in 2007 (UNCTAD, 2013).
However, there is no consensus in the academic literature on both the factors able to shape the long-term location decisions of MNEs and, more generally, on the ultimate impact of MNEs on their host economies. This lack of consensus reflects three fundamental gaps in the existing literature. First the omission of some fundamental determinants of MNEs investment decisions in traditional national-level analyses. Territorial/spatial factors, MNEs heterogeneity and local institutional conditions have been often overlooked in MNEs location analyses. Second the limited attention to the broader set of impacts of MNEs in their host economies and the role of institutional factors as selective filters for these impacts. Third the intimate inter-connection between location motives and impacts has remained unexplored in the grey areas between separate streams of literature.
This research project will investigate the location strategies of MNEs and their territorial impacts addressing these three fundamental gaps in the existing literature, shedding new light on the factors shaping the economic geography of MNEs and their impacts and providing policy-makers at all levels with new tools to promote innovation, employment and economic recovery after the current economic crisis.";1276880;1276880;ERC-2014-STG;ERC-STG;LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE;UK;;; 196692;672199;ImplantFreeSpine;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Worlds first complete motion-preservation 'Implant-less' surgical correction for Scoliosis;1/06/2015;31/10/2015;;"Scoliosis affects 2-3% of the world population i.e. about 12 million people in the EU. 20,000 cases of severe scoliosis are reported each year in the EU but less than 3,000 cases ever undergo surgery due to cost and complexity of the surgery. Severe cases of scoliosis are treated by spinal fusion; a major surgical procedure that makes the spine permanently rigid restricting physical activities and permanent arrest of spinal growth. The impact of spinal deformity caused by scoliosis on the quality of life before and after surgery is huge compared with other chronic conditions such as arthritis, chronic obstructive lung disease, diabetes and hypertension.
Due to the need for an alternative method for better correction of scoliosis deformities we have developed novel devices and a highly innovative care model involving a safer and significantly less invasive, complete cure which preserves spinal mobility and growth potential. Our solution will result in reduced cost of treatment by over 40% because of shorter hospitalisation, reduced operating time, elimination of additional procedures and lifetime care costs.
Spine surgery currently holds a 10.2 billion global market share and is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6.9% to reach 17.5 billion by 2022. We aim to capture a market share of 0.1% in 5 years post commercialisation of our project and earn compound revenues of 42.5 million by selling our devices over the same period.
In Phase 1 of this project we intend to conduct detailed planning of the testing and design optimisation phases, carry out a market study plan, identify and engage international partners and develop a draft business plan for use upon commercialisation within a period of 6 months.
In Phase 2 we will develop an advanced prototype meeting relevant EU and US Medical Devices Directives, demonstrate surgical techniques, rehabilitation strategies, and post-operative procedures and also conduct introductory marketing of our devices.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ATC GROUP LIMITED;UK;;; 196659;674710;CLOUD-VAS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014;H2020;Cloud based Vessel Allocation Decision Support System for Vessel Chartering;1/06/2015;31/05/2017;;CLOUD-VAS is a CLOUD-based Vessel Allocation decision Support tool derived from the by oil chartering companies expressed need for an elementary, user friendly software solution that is accessible any place, any time. CLOUD-VAS helps Large Oil & Gas companies and Large Ship-owners make sharp decisions on which vessels to charter, saving enormously on chartering costs and fuel consumption equalizing lower CO2 emission. The Vessel Allocation Problem is a widely known managerial problem for transportation companies relying on maritime shipping for transportation of their bulk. Current methods for Vessel Allocation are based on linear, nonlinear, integer, stochastic and global programming solvers proven to perform well but complicated are in use and not protected by user access rights packages which entails alteration of data by virtually anyone is possible often leading to significant time and monetary losses. The outcome CLOUD-VAS will provide a flexible and affordable optimisation platform that enables to significantly minimise operational costs and fuel consumption (thus GHG emissions). Minimising carbon footprint and fuel consumption is a strategic direction for Waterborne Transportation overall in Europe. Reduced environmental impact and enhanced fuel efficiency will contribute to economic prosperity and environmental sustainability as two pillars of sustainability. This makes the project strongly related to the current EU wide challenges for the Maritime Transportation Industry to cut back its CO2 emissions and contribute to their strive for delivering products in a timely and cost effective manner. Besides CLOUD-VASs benefits like an integrated report system and the implemented user access rights packages the real innovation lies in it being a ready-to-use cloud-based solution. CLOUD-VAS is the first and so far the only Cloud Based Vessel Allocation Decision Support Tool in the world and will be an important innovation for the Maritime Transportation Industry.;1803125;1262187,5;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;PROMATEK DENIZCILIK TEKNOLOJILERI VE MUHENDISLIK COZUMLERI SANAYI VE TTICARET LIMITED SIRKETI;TR;;; 196691;671980;RAd;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;RAd (Responsible Advertising) - An innovative donate-per-view digital video advertising model;1/06/2015;31/10/2015;;"The so called legacy media players such as broadcast TV and newspapers (hereinafter referred to simply as media) face incredible challenges while transitioning into the new media and the digital space. Traditionally, advertisement has always played a key role in balancing out the financial scale for media but with the transition to digital and the dispersal of advertising revenue to non-editorial and social media giants such as Google, Facebook and Youtube, risk of long-term advertisement revenue losses increases dramatically.
Digital video advertisement (DVA) is experiencing exponential growth with a 1Billion market value predicted for the UK alone in 2017. RAd (responsible advertisement) is an innovative DVA product that combines advertisement with Corporate Social Responsibility. Rad connects media publishers and advertisers, with non-profit organizations and end-users in a win-win donate-per-view interaction model where end-users support non-profits through their ad viewership.
The media sector is critical for pluralism and democracy and employs more than 10 million people in the EU. As we explore in this proposal, in the UK alone RAd has the potential to help bring new income to the media (100m) while bringing additional financial support to non-profit organizations (20m). Ultimately, we believe RAd has the potential to impact the way we think advertisement altogether, reinforcing the EUs role as an innovative region and though leader on cross-nation and cross-industry innovative thinking.
The goal of this project is to assess the feasibility of RAD by combining market analysis and strategy development, with a field pilot ran together with Norwegian broadcaster TV2 and newspaper BA to test and refine the proposed business model. The project will run for 6 months and result in a feasibility report that includes all the results and raw data collected throughout the project, the conclusions extrapolated from this data, and the final RAD business plan.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;MOBILETECH AS;NO;;; 196704;654367;EarthServer-2;SIGNED;H2020-EU.;EINFRA-1-2014;H2020;Agile Analytics on Big Data Cubes;1/05/2015;30/04/2018;;"EarthServer-2 makes Agile Analytics on Big Earth Data Cubes of sensor, image, simulation, and statistics data a commodity for non-experts and experts alike through
navigation, extraction, aggregation, and recombining of any-size space/time data cubes;
easy to install & maintain value-adding services extending the existing portfolio of data and compute centers;
based on open standards, in particular: the OGC Big Data standards and the forthcoming ISO SQL/MDA (Multi-Dimensional Arrays) standard.

In the Joint Research Activity, the project will advance the existing, world-leading rasdaman Array Database technology wrt. query functionality, inter-federation data processing with automatic data and query distribution, tape archive integration, and 3D/4D visualization based on NASAs virtual globe technology.

In the Services Activity, large data centers (ECMWF, PML, MEEO/ESA, GeoScience Australia, JacobsUni) will set up water, air, weather, and planetary services on 3D & 4D data cubes up to Petabyte-size with user-tailored clients for both visual and textual ad-hoc mix&match.

In the Networking Activity, the project will advance open Big Data standards in OGC, RDA, and ISO (in particular: write ISO SQL/MDA). Further, all adequate channels will be used for strong dissemination & exploitation, specifically: writing a monograph explaining OGC Big Geo Data standards; scientific publications & active conference organization; Earth science data user workshops for each domain addressed; actively contributing technology & experience to GEO / GEOSS and further bodies; establish standardized Big Geo Data benchmark and run it against EarthServer-2 and further relevant systems.

Altogether, EarthServer-2 will maintain and extend the lead in Big Earth Data services established in the highly successful EarthServer-1 project. Being already supported by ESA, rasdaman will form an enabling building block for COPERNICUS / Sentinel.";2839743,75;2839743;H2020-EINFRA-2014-2;RIA;JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN GGMBH;DE;"PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY;COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES EXPERTS ANONYMOS ETAIREIA SYMVOULEFTIKON KAI ANAPTYXIAKON YPIRESION;EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS;RASDAMAN GMBH;METEOROLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH OBSERVATION SRL;THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY";"UK;EL;DE;IT;AU"; 196677;637510;FAnFArE;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-StG-2014;H2020;Fourier Analysis For/And Partial Differential Equations;1/06/2015;31/05/2020;;"'This project aims to develop the field of Harmonic Analysis, and more precisely to study problems at the interface between Fourier Analysis and PDEs (and also some Geometry).
We are interested in two aspects of the Fourier Analysis:

(1) The Euclidean Fourier Analysis, where a deep analysis can be performed using specificities as the notion of 'frequencies' (involving the Fourier transform) or the geometry of the Euclidean balls. By taking advantage of them, this proposal aims to pursue the study and bring novelties in three fashionable topics: the study of bilinear/multilinear Fourier multipliers, the development of the 'space-time resonances' method in a systematic way and for some specific PDEs, and the study of nonlinear transport equations in BMO-type spaces (as Euler and Navier-Stokes equations).

(2) A Functional Fourier Analysis, which can be performed in a more general situation using the notion of 'oscillation' adapted to a heat semigroup (or semigroup of operators). This second Challenge is (at the same time) independent of the first one and also very close. It is very close, due to the same point of view of Fourier Analysis involving a space decomposition and simultaneously some frequency decomposition. However they are quite independent because the main goal is to extend/develop an analysis in the more general framework given by a semigroup of operators (so without using the previous Euclidean specificities). By this way, we aim to transfer some results known in the Euclidean situation to some Riemannian manifolds, Fractals sets, bounded open set setting, ... Still having in mind some applications to the study of PDEs, such questions make also a connexion with the geometry of the ambient spaces (by its Riesz transform, Poincar inequality, ...). I propose here to attack different problems as dispersive estimates, 'L^p'-version of De Giorgi inequalities and the study of paraproducts, all of them with a heat semigroup point of view.'";940540,34;940540,34;ERC-2014-STG;ERC-STG;CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS;FR;;; 196658;671846;PCSP;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Odour-GPCRs based technology for detection and stratification of cancer: Prostate Cancer Smell Print as first vertical market;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;PCSP project is born out of the unique expertise developed after years of R&D at Canvax Biotech, and aims at transferring a technology to cover an unmet clinical need, accurate diagnosis of prostate cancer (PCa). Canvax owns a unique set of patented technologies: i) high expression of olfactory receptors (oGPCRs) in heterologous cells, ii) coupling to a signalling cascade and iii) readable fluorescent assays to quantify oGPCR activation. Canvax is producing an array of cells expressing oGPCRs that could be used to detect several types of cancer, including PCa, by detecting cancer-associated volatile organic compounds in urine. The technology is currently being tested in a PCa clinical trial. PCa detection has been widely carried out using the prostate specific antigen test. However, its low accuracy resulted in a high percentage of false positives and a still appreciable amount of false negatives. Several recent studies showed that trained dogs could detect PCa from urine samples with the higher accuracy. However, the use of dogs in clinic is difficult and non-scalable. Canvax PCSP test resembles a dog nose that pretends to be a universal screening method for PCa-type discrimination identifying, in simple urine test, patients in need of further, more invasive diagnostic procedures with higher accuracy than current standard of care, saving stress, anxiety and unnecessary risky procedures. The easy use and low cost of this technology makes it ideal for broad adoption. Different scenarios have been described for market penetration and would be subject of the feasibility study during phase I: Smell print definition, regulatory and market permits acquisition, clinical trial design, identification of best-selling points, EU extension and financial costs will be analysed. The appropriate measures will be applied during phase II, together with prototype validation in a large clinical trial to gain recognition within the physicians, and initial exploitation of the technology;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;CANVAX BIOTECH SL;ES;;; 196646;662561;Testforall;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.2.";SFS-08-2014-1;H2020;FOOD SAFETY CONTROLS FOR ALL;1/04/2015;30/09/2015;;"Food Safety controls for all
ZEULAB ( is a biotechnology company specialized in the development, production and commercialization of food diagnostics tests. Our dynamic and proactive team of 25 people invests annually 25% of its activity in R&D projects. As a result of this work during almost 20 years we have developed a wide range of innovative solutions in the main areas of Food Safety and Quality (residues, pathogens, adulterations, toxins ...). ZEULABs test kits are commercialized worldwide through a network of distributors specialized in food diagnostics. Our company has an annual turnover around 3 million Euros and exports 70% of its products in more than 40 countries.
The World Health Organization considers antibiotic resistance as one of the three greatest threats to human health for the next decades. Control of antibiotics in the primary sector and food chain is therefore one of main objectives of EU authorities. Unfortunately, there is a lack of suitable analytical systems for the primary sector (farms) and processors (slaughterhouses, dairies) to screen more than 50 authorized antibiotics.
Our long experience and good market position in this field has allowed us to identify a great opportunity to develop an innovative system (e-Reader) that transforms a laboratory assay (lab in-a-box concept) in an easy, fast and economic solution adapted to antibiotics self-controls for all food operators (farmers, dairies, slaughterhouses,). e-Readers prototype complies with the EU legislation and is being validated by 3 reference laboratories in Europe.
This project will place ZEULAB in the forefront of a potential market of millions of tests that will allow our company to grow at least 3-5 times (9-15 M and 80% of exports) in the next 5 years. This growth is based on the 600.000 EU farmers and 40.000 food plants that should implement self-controls according to EU Commission policy from farm to fork.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ZEULAB SL;ES;;; 196663;673651;IPHYC-H2020;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.4.";BIOTEC-5a-2014-1;H2020;EU market research for an innovative algae based tertiary wastewater treatment system;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Industrial Phycology (I-PHYC) has developed a wastewater treatment (WWT) process that can meet increasingly stricter discharge consents for the concentration of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) in wastewater (WW) effluents. Elevated levels of N & P are linked to detrimental environmental events e.g. eutrophication. WWT operators require a treatment process that is able to remove nutrients in an energy efficient manner which current technology cannot meet.
I-PHYCs novel patented treatment process uses microalgae (MA) to remove nutrients from WW effluents. MA reproduce rapidly when sufficient nutrients, light and CO2 are supplied. The MA consume the nutrients of the WW until exhausted producing a clean effluent that meets new EU consents and allows the operator to meet its statutory commitments while avoiding financial penalties. The biomass is retained for reactor seeding or harvested for valorisation e.g. anaerobic digestion of biomass to produce electricity. I-PHYC has estimated that valorisation will offer a payback period on CAPEX of 2.5-3 years, with significantly reduced OPEX.
The process has been validated by I-PHYC in a recent field trial (late 2013) at Avonmouth WWT, UK. The field trial was based on a 1 m3 system which replicated all the functions of a commercial scale system. Results from the trial demonstrated a reduction in the tertiary treatment effluent concentration of P and ammonia by >70% and COD by>30%. Currently, I-PHYC is trialling a 20 m3 system onsite at a municipal WWT works with our strategic partner Wessex Water.
I-PHYC is applying for funds to undertake a market study to determine the best approach for entering the EU market for P removal in WW effluent by: marketing the solution to the various firms in the EU operating under different local regulations; determining market size, growth trends and competition; and how to price its innovation. This funding will help I-PHYC to develop the strategy required to bridge the market adoption gap";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;INDUSTRIAL PHYCOLOGY LIMITED;UK;;; 196690;664629;MIA;SIGNED;H2020-EU.4.a.;WIDESPREAD-1-2014;H2020;Multidisciplinary Institute for Ageing;1/06/2015;31/05/2016;;"This project describes a teaming partnership between the University of Coimbra (UC) (partner in a low-performing country) and the University of Newcastle (UNEW) (partner in a high-performing country) to create, in Coimbra, a new Centre of Excellence in Ageing Research - the Coimbra Multidisciplinary Institute of Ageing (MIA). This flagship project for the Centro Region of Portugal is aligned with the regional RIS3 and will be coordinated by the regional authority CCDRC (strategic coordinator) and by UC (operational coordinator).
The Newcastle University Institute for Ageing (NUIA) is one of the largest and longest established institutions in translational ageing research worldwide. In this teaming project, NUIA is supported by two further world-leading centres in translational ageing research; the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) and the Mayo Clinic Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging.
European Member states are committed to increase human healthy life expectancy by two years on average by 2020. Present increases in healthy life expectancy are largely due to increasing differences in ageing rates between member states, regions, communities and individuals. This massively worsens socioeconomic inequalities. Recent progress in understanding the mechanisms of ageing suggests that social, lifestyle, nutritional and pharmaceutical interventions can, effectively, reduce these differences by targeting the faster ageing members of the population.
The overall objective of the new Centre for Excellence is to improve health and wellbeing of an ageing population. It will gain a forefront position in ageing research and develop, validate and deliver interventions that can improve human healthy life expectancy. It will train young researchers and engage the public in support and implementation of innovative good practices. MIA will be integrated into the Ageing@Coimbra Vitality Campus, a European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing Reference Site.";499232,75;499232,75;H2020-WIDESPREAD-2014-1;SGA-CSA;COMISSAO DE COORDENACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO REGIONAL DO CENTRO;PT;"UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE;INSTITUTO PEDRO NUNES ASSOCIACAOPARA A INOVACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTOEM CIENCIA E TECNOLOGIA;UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA;ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN";"UK;PT;NL"; 196657;666427;ADD-ON;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014;H2020;A demonstration plant of enhanced biogas production with Add-On technology;1/03/2015;31/05/2017;;"The overall goal of the business innovation project is to commercialise Ductors proprietary nitrogen-control technology that has the potential to revolutionise the economics of biogas production. Our technology, based on cumulative R&D investment of over 4 m, is capable to remove over 60% of nitrogen from several organic waste materials. This enables broader utilisation of high-nitrogen organic waste such as chicken manure in biogas production, which allows millions of tons of unexploited organic waste in Europe to be processed cleanly, economically and efficiently. Via Ductors technology, biogas producers can, for example, increasingly replace maize silage with chicken manure as biogas feedstock. With this approach alone, the European biogas producers could achieve a combined \1 b improvement in their profitability while also cutting CO2 emissions by 1.5 million tons and releasing 811,000 hectares of field for socially and environmentally more sustainable use such as food production.
During the project, we will scale up our current pilot equipment to industrial scale together with our partner, a European biogas producer. We will also confirm the expected benefits of our technology in industrial environment and optimise the technology for a broad range of feedstocks to cater all customer needs.
The project will enable fast commercialisation of our product within the first targeted customer group: the existing small and mid-sized biogas plants in Germany, the largest biogas market in the world. Within this segment, our primary targets are appr. 2,000 biogas plants that currently utilise maize silage in biogas production. Confirming our value proposition in this customer group enables us to develop our technology to meet the requirements of larger biogas plants as well. The targeted final outcome of the project is to build a comprehensive product portfolio for both existing biogas plants and new biogas plant projects in all size categories globally.";2021077,5;1414754,25;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;DUCTOR OY;FI;;; 196656;674364;ZEBCOM;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;Zero Emission Robot-Boat for Coastal and Inland Water Monitoring;1/06/2015;30/11/2015;;"The project aims to develop an eco-innovative product: a zero emission autonomous (unmanned) robot-boat system intended for use as a monitoring station for quality & quantity of surface waters. The proposed innovative product (system) aims to contribute to solving two important issues:
-The (unprecedented) need of high quality, real-time information/data on water environment related primarily to the Increasing climate change uncertainty, and to protection of the environment
-The need of low-carbon, low-cost, effective vessels operating in inland and coastal water
The positioning of the present business innovation project can be estimated as being at TRL7 system prototype demonstration in operational environment.
The robot-boat system is intended to be operated as an unmanned apparatus; having onboard computer and a large-range radio-telemetry system for real-time transfer of data for desktop and web-applications; with a large carrying capacity and special shape, to carry onboard various measurement equipment ; incorporating a number of innovative solutions.
Main objective of project Phase 1 is the development of a Feasibility study including a business plan. A comprehensive analysis of basic Technological factors, Economics, Marketing and Financial study, Legal requirements, Operational conditions will be carried out.
The use of the system as an autonomous monitoring unit can provide low-cost, efficient and routine monitoring of the aquatic environment, this way providing significant impact on EU water sector. Reliable data from such observations are of crucial importance to understanding and adaptation to climate change, as well as to respond to unprecedented burden on water resources, needed not only for safe drinking water, but also to support agriculture, energy, transportation, manufacturing, and civil infrastructure.
It can also help coastal and catchment communities to adapt to climate change, and react to flood hazards and environmental threats.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;CORES EOOD;BG;;; 196645;661373;VisHipMem;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;At first glance: How saccades drive communication between the visual system and the hippocampus during memory formation;1/05/2015;30/04/2017;;"Information processing in the human brain depends on the exact timing of neuronal activity. Duty cycles, defining favorable states of activity within the phase of a neuronal oscillation, have been shown to coordinate information processing in the visual domain (Jensen & Mazaheri, 2010) and the formation of new memories (Buzsaki, 2010). While there is little doubt about the interaction between these two domains, the underlying mechanisms are as of yet unclear. The aim of the present proposal is to understand the mechanisms supporting human memory formation by investigating the joint inter-regional coordination of visual and memory-related brain regions. Recent evidence suggests that saccadic eye movements modulate hippocampal oscillations in non-human primates during memory formation (Jutras et al., 2013) and also influence the phase of visual oscillations (Ito et al., 2011; 2013). It is hypothesized that the coordination of these brain areas during information transfer can be unraveled by incorporating saccadic eye movements adjusting the phase of visual and hippocampal oscillations. In particular, it is hypothesized that neuronal oscillations following saccades are instrumental to synchronize visual cortex and hippocampus activity such that visual information is successfully encoded. Oscillatory synchronization in the 5-12 Hz theta/alpha band is expected to establish the functional connectivity between the visuo-hippocampal regions, whereas gamma band activity (30-100 Hz), phase-locked to the theta/alpha oscillations reflects the actual information transfer (Lisman & Jensen, 2013; Jensen et al., 2014). The aim of this research plan is to test these hypotheses directly by using a combination of neuromagnetic (MEG), neuroimaging (fMRI) and behavioral (eye tracker) recordings in a memory paradigm.";165598,8;165598,8;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT;NL;;; 196637;651407;Ultroslag;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;A new integrated sustainable processing system for metal from slag recovery with higher technical, economic, energy and environmental performance than existing recovery processes.;1/10/2014;31/03/2015;;"Slag is a by-product of metal smelting, and ~3.5 million tpa are produced globally in refining Non Ferrous Metals (NFM) and making alloys. Slag contains impurities and forms a protective crust of non-metallic & metallic oxides, and contains significant free & alloyed metal (from 10 to 70% by weight). While slag can be used as aggregate, there are increasing concerns over leaching of heavy metals into water courses from using these materials in civil engineering. While some metal can be recovered by re-melting slag (at very high temp), this is extremely expensive with very high energy burden which often makes recovery un-economic, but necessary. Landfill of slag is increasingly not an option. Our idea is to use a relatively new technology called implosion to selectively break down and separate non-metallic components of slag from metallic particles. This will be combined with ultrasonic vibration sieving for accelerated recovery of metal from the finest fraction. This novel technology was originally developed to recycle waste glass by reducing it to fine sand, with uniform size and no sharps compared to normal crushing techniques. This technology has not been applied commercially to other materials. Benefits to partners, endusers & society could be:
Rapid recovery of more metal from slag at relatively low cost
Strategic control of metal recovered rather than losing control thro export to low cost economies
Enable smelters to recycle slag in-house, increasing their Value Add while reducing recycle-miles
97% energy saving thro low cost mechanical separation rather than very high temp. melt recycling
Huge cut in carbon emissions from thermal energy saved and recycle-miles saved

The ultimate goal is to launch a new process in the market, through an innovative application of a relatively new technology to selectively break down the non-metallic components of slag from the metallic particles.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ULTROMEX LTD;UK;;; 196707;636573;CREATE;SIGNED;H2020-EU.3.4.;MG-5.3-2014;H2020;Congestion Reduction in Europe : Advancing Transport Efficiency (CREATE);1/06/2015;31/05/2018;;"CREATE addresses the task Tackling Urban Road Congestion, taking a long-term view of how this can be achieved, especially in cities experiencing rapid growth in car ownership and use. It deals with most of the issues set out in the recent Urban Mobility Package.
Rigorously and systematically develop practical definitions of urban road congestion and of network performance, and identify factors influencing conditions in different cities.
Work with Western European (WE) cities that have succeeded in decoupling traffic growth from economic growth, to analyse quantitatively the objective factors which have contributed to this, and the qualitative factors which have enabled a policy evolution from supporting traffic growth to encouraging sustainable mobility.
Develop concrete guidance and provide capacity building for cities in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), and the EuroMed region, enabling them to move rapidly to develop a feasible, effective and deliverable Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP).
Anticipating future pressures on city transport systems (congestion and overcrowding), to investigate how new transport technologies might increase transport efficiency, and how non-transport technologies and changes in business and social practices could reduce pressures on transport systems.
These objectives will be achieved by:
Analysing congestion and network performance data provided by INRIX and WE cities.
Using detailed household travel data from repeat surveys in WE cities since the 1970s/1980s and complementary data on network, economic and demographic conditions; and documents setting out historical policy development.
Preparing detailed guidance and training for our CEE cities, which will then be delivered to a much larger set of cities.
Working with leading technology providers, businesses and futurists, to explore what options there might be to provide high quality mobility in cities facing increasing population and employment.";3981461,25;3870146,25;H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages;RIA;UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON;UK;"EUROCITIES ASBL;TRANSPORT FOR LONDON*TFL;VECTOS (SOUTH) LIMITED;ADANA METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY;EUROPEAN INTEGRATED PROJECT;FONDATION NATIONALE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES;SENATSVERWALTUNG FUR STADTENTWICKLUNG;MUNICIPIUL BUCURESTI;UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN;INSTITUT D'AMENAGEMENT ET D'URBANISME DE LA REGION D'ILE DE FRANCE;KOBENHAVNS KOMMUNE;TALLINNA LINN;GREATER AMMAN MUNICIPALITY;COWI A/S;CITY OF SKOPJE;TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN;INRIX UK LIMITED";"BE;UK;TR;RO;FR;DE;AT;DK;EE;JO;MK"; 196662;673917;MLSYSTEM;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;MLSYSTEM - heatable, integrated photovoltaics with insulated glass units;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Main objective of this proposal is to launch a novel multifunctional window (MLSYSTEM), which is a glazed insulating glass unit integrated with semi-transparent photovoltaics (panels of all generations) on the EU market. It was developed by a R&D department of ML System. Current available solutions can not be full-competitive to MLSYSTEM. There are PV panels, PV mounting systems, heatable insulated glass units, radiators. The main innovative feature of our technology is a cost-effective integration of properties of all these products. Thanks to 3rd generation solar cells application, higher aesthetic, transparency and better power reduction parameter in relation to any PV technology used so far on Building-Integrated PV sector could be achieved.
We intend to contribute to solving one of the Europeans main problem, as well as one of the real estates market problems. Buildings are the biggest primary energy consumer and Europes CO2 emitter. 30% of energy consumed in buildings is used unnecessarily or inefficiently. 30-50% of energy loss is attributed to air leakage and heat transfer. One of the main sources of these losses are windows. Our innovative solution allows for environmental-friendly electrical energy production and thermal energy transfer into a heated room simultaneously manner and is much cheaper than competing solutions. At least 39,000 of tons reduction of CO2 emissions will be achieved every year. Moreover the European efficiency-related construction market is expected to double to 140 billion by 2020 from 70 billion in 2011 - we are ready to exploit this business opportunity.
Feasibility study will enable us to verify the technological feasibility and economic viability of launching MLSYSTEM on different EU markets, which will contribute to solving the aforementioned problems. PHASE I is only the beginning and we believe it will lead to PHASE II. This will enable us to identify resources needed for commercial implementation of our technology.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ML SYSTEM SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA;PL;;; 196703;652171;Poul-AR;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;Poultry manure valorization;1/10/2014;31/03/2015;;"Poultry farming worldwide is among the largest sectors of animal husbandry for food production. As with other bio-farming activities poultry farming is associated with manure production. In contrast with other manure types poultry manure is very rich in nutrients as nitrogen & phosphorus and also in organic material.

The project applies eco-innovative principles and technologies and thus opens a sustainable route to nutrient recovery and energy efficiency for poultry manure. The approach makes use of subsequent biological and physical treatment steps. The 1st step in the process consists of a biological ammonification step in which organic nitrogen is biologically converted into ammonia. A 2nd step removes the ammonia present in the broth via stripping with air. The ammonia is subsequently fixated with sulphuric or nitric acid as an ammonium salt (sulphate, nitrate) to produce the desired fertilizer. The residual organic fraction of the manure can now be readily digested afterwards, to produce biogas which in turn can be used as a source of heat or electricity.

The project proposes an integrated biological approach for the pre-treatment and valorisation of poultry manure. The liberation and fixation of nitrogen as nutrient is optimized and the product consists of a valuable ammonium salt directly applicable as fertilizer. The residue of the de-ammonification allows for a variety of post treatment methods. As a spinoff, additional amounts of valuable nutrients can be liberated and efficient bioconversion of the organic fraction comes within reach, adding to the potential of the business case. Meanwhile there is a significant environmental gain as the emission of ammonia into the atmosphere associated with current practices is completely prevented, which is especially beneficial for vulnerable and sensitive areas and water bodies. Up to 11.25 kg ammonia per ton poultry manure are released into the atmosphere when raw poultry manure is used for land fertilization.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;COLSEN, ADVIESBURO VOOR MILIEUTECHNIEK BV;NL;;; 196636;650515;Lt-AD;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;Low-temperature anaerobic digestion treatment of low-strength wastewaters;1/11/2014;30/04/2015;;"NVP Energy presents the first to market, high-rate anaerobic digestion (AD) technology that successfully treats low strength wastewater (WW) at ambient temperatures (< 20C). The low-temperature (Lt-AD) process provides a novel solution to Food and Drinks industrial sectors producing large WW volumes requiring treatment. The sector of interest is milk treatment and processing, a growing market producing over 367 billion litres annually; WW is typically treated using conventional aerobic processes resulting in high sludge yields, requiring a large footprint on-site and a heavy reliance on fossil fuels. Lt-AD produces negligible sludge volumes, has a compact design, requires no heat input or biogas recirculation, and produces effluent of urban wastewater directive (UWWD) standard (< 125 mg/L COD) without post-aeration. A typical dairy processing plant producing 5,000 m3 WW per day can save 97% on operational costs by replacing aerobic treatment with Lt-AD, and generate annual biogas revenue of 616,266. The technology's low temperature operation allows for 100% of the biogas produced being available for reuse or resale. The process also has a high impact on environmental savings through reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, lowered thermal energy and fossil fuels requirements.
This feasibility study will allow NVP Energy to build relationships with potential users, assess EU market opportunities, and determine resources required to deliver a full WW treatment solution in terms of technical, legal, environmental, marketing, sales, manufacturing or service capabilities. The outcomes will be the securing of a demonstrator industrial site, achieving an in-depth understanding of the EU market, building concrete relationships with collaborators and ultimately producing an all-embracing business plan. Phase 2 delivery of Lt-AD as a full-scale treatment solution for low strength WW producers will be critical to delivering this technology throughout Europe and beyond.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;NVP ENERGY LIMITED;IE;;; 196589;659193;Evolutionary Neurogenomics;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;The impact of recent retrotransposon invasions on the evolution of human neural gene expression;1/06/2015;31/05/2017;;Throughout evolution, primate genomes have been under attack by different classes of retrotransposons, retrovirus-derived mobile DNA elements. As a result, an astonishing ~50% of the human genome is derived from many types of retrotransposons. I previously showed that primate-specific retrotransposon invasions are restricted by primate-specific KRAB zinc finger proteins. These findings suggest that through recruitment to thousands of new genomic locations, KRAB zinc finger proteins have become intimately integrated into pre-existing gene regulatory pathways. Retrotransposons are an important source for evolutionary novelties, but the impact of thousands of human-specific retrotransposon-KZNF regulatory modules on the evolution of human gene expression patterns is unknown. There is increasing evidence that retrotransposons become reactivated during neural differentiation, suggesting that neuronal gene-regulatory networks may be extra sensitive to retrotransposon insertions. Furthermore, new retrotransposon insertions may hold clues to the mechanism of human disease: Even when retrotransposons are efficiently silenced in health, they may become aberrantly activated by changes in DNA methylation observed in neurological diseases and cancer. Using a previously established human and non-human primate stem cell cortical neuron differentiation assay, I will identify, validate and functionally test neurodevelopmental genes that have come under the control of retrotransposons. This will address the impact of recent waves of retrotransposon insertions on the evolution of human neural gene expression patterns and opens up the exploration of how new retrotransposon insertions may be correlated to human neurological disorders. The Marie Sk?odowska-Curie individual fellowship will provide the opportunity to establish my research group in Europe and re-integrate in Dutch and EU networks, as well as allow me to achieve my professional development training goals.;177598,8;177598,8;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-RI;UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM;NL;;; 196644;659749;InterAct;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;INTerdisciplinary ACTion for accelerating RD on and implementation of solid sorption heat pumps;1/07/2015;30/06/2016;;"INTERACT: Interdisciplinair action for accelerating R&D on and implementation of solid-sorption heat pumps aims to advance the introduction of solid-sorption heat pumps to the market and to expand their application to industrial process heating as well as heating in buildings. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), energy efficiency is the first option for reducing carbon dioxide emissions before renewables and biofuels. Solid-sorption heat pumps are a very promising option for energy efficiency in heating and cooling, which accounts for 50% of our final energy use.
Three project objectives have been defined:
1. to develop solid-sorption reactors with a power density exceeding 1 MW/m3;
2. to develop a strategic market plan in cooperation with manufacturers and end-users containing the required technical specifications for solid-sorption heat pumps and an approach to overcome the main non-technological challenges;
3. to maximize impact of this & other related solid-sorption heat pump project results.
This work will enhance the research and innovation skills of the applicant, providing him with collaborative international research experience at the highest level and new career perspectives. The collaborative research undertaken is in the overall area of the Rational Use of Energy and Renewable Energy.";97727,4;97727,4;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK;UK;;; 196625;644742;LEO;SIGNED;H2020-EU.;ICT-29-2014;H2020;Low-cost / energy Efficient Oleds for lighting;1/01/2015;31/12/2017;;LEO ambitions innovative manufacturing concept & routes towards high performance bendable and low cost OLEDs for general and mood lighting, merging conventional and proven technologies with disruptive approaches (e.g. substrate, architecture, hybrid processing, layouts). R&D activities will be ramped-up from lab scale feasibility to pilot line scale demonstration, delivering show off lighting systems with the help of external lighting manufacturers (Artemide, Technology Luminaires). The project targets the introduction of novel materials combinations (conformable & functionalized metallic substrate, Indium free electrodes and solution-processable organic materials) in large area colour tuneable top emission white OLEDs. Besides dry processing of large area tandem stacks (> 500 cm2), a novel hybrid process flow will be set-up whereby stacks will be wet processed up to the 1st emitting layer prior device completion by dry processing. With common and innovative building blocks (substrate with integrated interconnecting, 80 % transparent top electrode, 1E-6 g/m?/day WVTR scratch resistant thin film encapsulation, 50 % out-coupling efficiency), these two complementary approaches will lead to demonstrations of large area warm/cold white macro-pixels and hybrid full colours RGB OLEDs. LEO will address cost reduction at materials and process levels which represent more than 80% of the total cost of OLED lighting devices, according to a recent study. Leverage will be sought at mostly all layers of the stack with cost impacts at materials, device and system scales. In order to combine necessary and complementary capacities to reach its ambitious goals, LEO has gathered all stakeholders of the OLED lighting device fabrication value chain (except equipment supplier), including substrate and organic materials suppliers (AC&CS, Cynora), an OLED manufacturer (OSRAM OLED) and recognized research centres in the field of OLEDs and life cycle analysis (CEA, CNR, Gaiker).;3986262,5;3986262,5;H2020-ICT-2014-1;RIA;COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES;FR;"ADVANCED COATINGS & CONSTRUCTION SOLUTIONS SCRL;CYNORA GMBH;OSRAM OLED GMBH;CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE;OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS GMBH;FUNDACION GAIKER";"BE;DE;IT;ES"; 196597;674292;SmartRay;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Smart Large Scale Radio Technology for the Tactile Internet;1/06/2015;31/10/2015;;For future mobile wireless services and applications, network operators must deliver exponentially increasing capacity, carrier grade reliability, and efficiency without increasing CAPEX and OPEX significantly. Airrays has developed game changing radio technology for the 4th and 5th generation mobile communication networks that meets these challenges. By using software-controlled beams, Airrays radio units direct signal energy from a cellular base station to exactly where it is needed, e.g., at individual users or hotspots. Compared to state-of-the-art, the technology provides up to 10-fold increased capacity, 10-fold reduced energy consumption, and 10-fold increased reliability, as well as reduced deployment and operational cost of up to 50%. The objective of the innovation project SmartRay is to commercialize Airrays advanced antenna technology and to successfully enter the mobile network infrastructure market. Airrays will position themselves initially as component supplier to established infrastructure vendors and antenna manufacturers and, at a later stage, leverage its technology advantage to become vendor of radio units and deliver directly to network operators. This ambition is in line with current disruptive trends in the 4G and 5G infrastructure market where small vendors establish themselves alongside large established players. Through product development as well as successful commercialization Airrays will explicitly strengthen the European communication infrastructure sector. SmartRay Phase 1 will among others conduct a complete FTO analysis, provide detailed product roadmap, and develop a concrete go-to-market strategy to identify an initial market segment to address.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;AIRRAYS GMBH;DE;;; 196624;644631;ROLL-OUT;SIGNED;H2020-EU.;ICT-03-2014;H2020;High-performance, Flexible, AUTOnomous Systems manufactured with Unique, Industrial ROLL-to-roll equipments;1/01/2015;31/12/2017;;"This R&I action will focus on optimally combining traditional roll-to-roll (R2R) compatible fabrication technologies such as printing with unique R2R sputtering, ALD and heterogeneous integration for flexible, thin, large-area electronics applications. It is seen that the different R2R fabrication methods all have their strengths and weaknesses such that using a cost-performance-optimized combination of them for a single production will enable new levels of applicability for TOLAE devices for mass markets. The goal of the ROLL-OUT project is to create a multi-purpose technology for, thin, large-area, high-performance, smart, and autonomous systems comprising of integrated circuits (based on metal-oxide thin-film transistors), sensors, and electronics. They will be utilized in advancing the packaging, automotive interiors and textile industries beyond their traditional scope. The key features are high-performance circuits and components. To fabricate high-performance circuits, the project intends to use novel, hybrid, moderate-temperature, roll-to-roll processes, namely sputtering, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and screen-printing on thin, flexible, large-area substrates. This will enable enormous value addition to the products of European industries without adding any significant extra cost.

ROLL-OUT has 5 research organizations (RO) and 5 industrial partners (IND). The action has 6 work-packages (WPs) of which 3 are led by ROs and 3 by INDs. The technology development WPs are led by ROs and demonstration and exploitation WPs are led by INDs. The action intends to create 3 tangible industrial smart, autonomous system demonstrators that will be validated by the industrial partners in accordance with standard testing protocols.

The action seeks EU funding of 3.66M for a period of 36 months. 356,5 person-months will be dedicated to the work. The consortium consists of partners from 7 EU member states with complimentary expertise essential for the action.";3658942,5;3658942,5;H2020-ICT-2014-1;RIA;TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT;FI;"LOGOPLASTE INNOVATION LAB LDA;Uppsala universitet;FOV FABRICS AB;POLYTEKNIK AS;FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.;MAIER SCOOP;UNINOVA-INSTITUTO DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS-ASSOCIACAO;PICOSUN OY;FUNDACION CIDETEC";"PT;SE;DK;DE;ES;FI"; 196634;649720;CEPPI 2;SIGNED;H2020-EU.3.3.7.;EE-08-2014;H2020;Coordinated energy-related PPIs actions for cities (CEPPI);1/04/2015;31/03/2018;;"CEPPI aims to build capacity in cities on how to achieve more sustainable energy solutions through a pro-innovation procurement approach (PPI) & to demonstrate this by selectively intervening in scheduled public tenders. The interventions will involve 5 cities with different economic & political situations & provide the case-based evidence for replication by others.
The scale of energy demand in European cities is huge & as an ever greater percentage of citizens are living in urban areas. Some of the biggest city authorities consume over 1000GWh of energy every year to run their operations & it is estimated that the energy consumption of the whole city (the wider sphere of influence) could be at least 50 times that of the city authorities alone. Much of the investment in energy efficiency & renewable energy production has been based on project funding & there is an underexploited opportunity to achieve more systematic and progressive improvements through embedding PPI methodologies within the ongoing processes for the procurement of energy-intensive goods & services. CEPPI will demonstrate, through an action learning process, how forthcoming public tenders can be influenced to achieve a more sustainable energy outcome & build capacity amongst management & procurement professionals.
The project will build on established relationships that have been developed between the five participating cities (Birmingham, Budapest, Castellon, Valencia, Wroclaw) through the Climate KIC. They will be mentored (by leading PPI and sustainable energy experts) through an action learning process that will build the short term knowledge and PPI capacity to reduce annual energy consumption by at least 33GWh. Energy & procurement foresight activities will provide the strategic direction to become both procurement & technological leaders for sustainable, energy-efficient cities. At least 80 individuals across the 5 cities will be introduced to innovation procurement methods.";1294808;1294808;H2020-EE-2014-3-MarketUptake;CSA;BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL;UK;"OPTIMAT LIMITED;JERA CONSULTING LIMITED;AYUNTAMIENTO DE CASTELLON DE LA PLANA;BUDAPEST FOVAROS ONKORMANYZATA;Wroclawskie Centrum Badan EIT+ Sp z o.o;FUNDACION DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA PARA LA PROMOCION ESTRATEGICA EL DESARROLLO Y LA INNOVACION URBANA;ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)*;STEINBEIS GMBH & CO. KG FUER TECHNOLOGIETRANSFER";"UK;ES;HU;PL;DE"; 196688;664482;HiLASE CoE;SIGNED;H2020-EU.4.a.;WIDESPREAD-1-2014;H2020;HiLASE Centre of Excellence;1/06/2015;31/05/2016;;"'Czech Republic has invested 32M in the construction of an advanced, 'next generation' laser, HiLASE, at Doln B?e?any in Central Bohemia Region. HiLASE will be commissioned in 2015 as a major laser facility of the Czech Institute of Physics (IoP) with the potential to be an outstanding science and technology asset for the region and for Europe. This Teaming Action will transform HiLASE from a state-of-the-art laser into a Centre of Excellence, serving a broadly based scientific and industrial user community, stimulating innovation and developing the technology itself to ensure that the Centre is sustainable and competitive in the long term. This will enable the Centre to fulfil its role as a driver of scientific excellence and a generator of economic impact, thus raising the region's innovation performance.
The IoP will team with the Central Laser Facility (CLF) at STFC's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, UK. CLF is widely regarded as a world leader in both the delivery of advanced laser facilities to a large and diverse international user community, and in the development of the 'next generation' laser technology which is at the heart of this proposal. CLF staff will be assisted by STFCs Business and Innovations Directorate who will identify innovation opportunities and drive the transition from academic experiments to industrial applications.
Partnership with STFC will ensure that the Centre is 'up and running' as a new user facility as quickly as possible, that opportunities for innovation and exploitation are identified and developed, and that a cutting edge facility enhancement programme is delivered efficiently, on time and with the best value for money. This will ensure the success of the Centre for the duration of the Teaming Action, the competitive edge of its facilities and its sustainability into the future.'";494831;494831;H2020-WIDESPREAD-2014-1;SGA-CSA;FYZIKALNI USTAV AV CR V.V.I;CZ;SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL;UK; 196701;673802;CORSAIR;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Increasing the quality mindset of COnstruction workers involved in building Refurbishment processes through a Software Application capable of using among others visible or InfraRed pictures of defects;1/06/2015;30/11/2015;;Europe aims at fully decarbonizing its economy by 2050. It requires the in-depth renovation of existing buildings to make them much more energy efficient through high quality refurbishment processes (design, construction and maintenance): high quality processes are needed to narrow down to-days measured energy performance gaps between what is foreseen for the refurbishment by design and the real performance of refurbished buildings when used. Several information systems are available today to help the construction value chain improving its daily quality. But none of these software products allows any player of the refurbishment value chain sharing Notes for a given project in a collaborative manner, thus handling any type of the data (construction plans, numerical simulations, images, ) that are used to meet quality standards when refurbishing. BLOCKBASE provides any small expert company involved in refurbishment process with the low entry cost, easy-to-use BulldozAIR software suite, accessed under a SaaS (Software as a Service) purchase mode, and available on-line in the Apple, Microsoft and Google operating systems. Blockbase aims at expanding its market share by showing how BulldozAIR can handle any image data streams (3-D scans at refurbishment design, visible or infra-red camera images at construction and maintenance levels), thus helping players share the knowledge securing a high quality field work during refurbishment. The use of images indeed enhances self-validation by field players of the quality of their own building construction or maintenance activities on a daily basis. Construction workers or maintenance operators will thus always be in a position to correct for errors on the spot, possibly in direct interaction with the refurbishment design bureaus. It is to address the construction world market that a set of demonstration activities are needed in several European member states to validate the product robustness on real construction projects.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;BLOCKBASE;FR;;; 196635;649796;OPTi;SIGNED;H2020-EU.3.3.1.;EE-13-2014;H2020;OPTiOptimisation of District Heating Cooling systems;1/03/2015;31/10/2017;;"With a user-centric design, we will contribute to next-generation District Heating & Cooling systems

The OPTi project aspires to create a long-lasting impact by rethinking the way DHC systems are architected and controlled. The overarching goal is to create business benefit for the industry as well as to ensure optimal end-consumer satisfaction.
OPTi will deliver methodologies and tools that will enable accurate modelling, analysis and control of current and envisioned DHC systems. The methodology will be deployed both on a complete system level, and on the level of a building(s).
OPTi will treat the DHC system as a system subject to dynamic control, and will treat thermal energy as a resource to be controlled for DHC systems towards saving energy and reducing peak loads. This will lead to the most environmentally-friendly way of utilizing energy sources, thus reducing the reliance on additional boilers running on oil and/or electricity and overall providing a socio-economically sustainable environment.

OPTi will help energy companies to operate both todays and future DHC systems in an optimal way:
System level: We envision opportunities for SMEs to provide new services/solutions
House level: More intelligent home DHC control systems like remote control and the consumer virtual knob
General: We foresee that the OPTi framework will enable engineers to design and plan DHC

Lule Energi AB invests 45 MEUR (2014-2018) in their DHC to meet the requirements from the expanding Lule City. This will enhance the system and allow for new solutions to be deployed and is directly beneficial for this project.
Saving 30% of energy for water and heating on a system level
Saving 30-40% of peak consumption on houses/clusters of houses
Promote ways of operating todays and future DH/DC systems in more optimized and environmentally friendly way including alternative energy sources and energy storage methods";2100130;2100130;H2020-EE-2014-2-RIA;RIA;LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET;SE;"OPTIMATION AB;TWT GMBH SCIENCE & INNOVATION;RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN;SAMPOL INGENIERIA Y OBRAS S.A.;IBM India Private Limited;LULEA ENERGI AB;ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - RESEARCH CENTER";"SE;DE;ES;IN;EL"; 196661;672124;SEEABLE;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;An Innovative ICT Solution for Providing Bespoke Safety and Health Training to Workers in the Construction and Transportation Sectors.;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"An ICT solution for repurposing digital data available from Building Information Modelling (BIM) in order to improve Safety & Health (S&H) training and implementation. Every year, thousands are fatally injured and millions are seriously injured in accidents occurring in the workplace. The risk to workers is significantly higher in the construction and transportation sectors.

BIM captures all digital data relevant to a building or piece of infrastructure over its lifetime. The use of BIM is becoming mandatory for public procurement projects in Europe and will generate a wealth of digital data. This presents a major opportunity for disruptive business ideas and we have identified the possibility to repurpose this data so that we can provide interactive and context-relevant S&H training via 3D applications.

We, Severn Partnership, want to carry out a feasibility study around our concept for repurposing data from BIM. We will develop an application to deliver S&H training to railway workers. It will employ pedagogic strategies in a games environment to demonstrate enhanced learning. We will test it in a classroom environment with real learners and benchmark it against current methods of teaching (presentations, course notes, Q&A).

The feasibility study will explore the market landscape across different sectors utilising BIM, especially within construction and transportation. A survey of executives from industries in these sectors will identify operational requirements. This will aid the creation of an exploitation strategy and business plan.

The overall aim is to develop a new ICT service that improves the effectiveness of S&H training and ultimately saves lives by preventing accidents in the workplace.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;THE SEVERN PARTNERSHIP LIMITED;UK;;; 196700;673674;REGHA;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.4.";BIOTEC-5a-2014-1;H2020;Medical device combining viscosupplementation with pharmacological active molecule to regenerate cartilage in degenerative or traumatic osteoarthritis.;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;To develop and commercialize a medical device (MD) that can effectively respond to unmet therapeutic needs in the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA), namely degeneration of cartilage. OA is a huge medical, social and economic burden worldwide. This therapeutic approach by local injection in the join will be a breakthrough innovation for OA therapy. The expected product is a combination of HA viscosupplementation with our pharmacological active patented molecule stimulating chondrocytes proliferation, the only cells producing and maintaining the cartilage matrix. Cartilage does not contain blood vessels, therefore this requires the product be administered locally. Our innovative project will provide a MD allowing an easily, affordable and cheaper solution than surgery for the therapeutic treatment of OA and should have a positive impact on the economic and social cost of OA. The commercial potential is one of the highest in the field of health because there are currently no specific therapeutic molecules on the market for this frequent degenerative disease. Users are to be found in the aging population and people with joint injuries in need for a regenerative therapy. The feasibility assessment undertaken in Phase I will be the completion of the technical feasibility studies for combining our molecule with HA in an injectable solution, for formulation and production of the combined products including validation of its biological activities and the selection of manufacturing partners for the MD final production (processes for production of the final GLP batch and packaging will be assessed) allowing the subsequent planning & implementation of manufacturing for clinical phases. The commercialization plan will be refined using detail analysis of potential users, ROI for the different business cases and the best strategy for commercialization In Europe altogether 10%-15% of adults over 60 have some degree of OA globally estimated concerning more than 70 million of people.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;REGULAXIS;FR;;; 196660;666610;VSP;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014;H2020;Volumental - The Cloud-Delivered 3D Scanning Service Supporting A Future Of Mass Customization;1/04/2015;31/03/2017;;"Volumental is currently building, and delivering, leading software technology that enables the 3D scanning of objects, (e.g. bodies), using both current and emerging camera technologies. The resulting accurate scans can be readily used by mainstream 3D software systems & packages.

Volumental is currently focusing on the mass customization market, even though Volumental technology itself is broadly applicable. We sell software solutions B2B to e.g. footwear brands that can use 3D body data to customize e.g. shoes to the multibillion footwear market. We have a number of partners and pilot customers in this field already, among them US footwear brands and the worlds largest hardware manufacturers in our field.

Enabling technology development of mass customization in Europe offers the opportunity to move production products that touch the human body back to European markets as well as building technology leadership within fields such as 3D scanning and 3D printing.

The key differentiator for Volumental is that our proprietary software algorithms can produce high-accuracy 3D models using inexpensive hardware. Further on we excel in ease of use, having a cloud service and have a sustainable competitive advantage in the technology leadership our team has shown and continue to show.

For the Horizon 2020 project Volumentals high-level goal is to turn our technology and prototypes into fully functional products in their final end-user configuration. This translates to taking the products to TLR 8. This will require significant R&D to achieve mainly focused at improving robustness, free-hand accuracy, mobile phone scanning and API development. This R&D will result in additional inventions, so the project also aims to protect current and resulting inventions by analysing the current patent situation and filing relevant patents. The R&D in this project will follow an agile methodology and will be tightly linked to customer needs and envisioned products.";2087000;1460900;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;VOLUMENTAL AB;SE;;; 196609;641388;PETRA;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;PETRA - Photonic Environment moniToring Risk Assessment;1/02/2015;31/07/2016;;"The goal of PETRA (Photonic Environment moniToring & Risk Assessment) is the design and the IPR transfer of a radically new precommercial photonics based prototype for noninvasive continuous remote monitoring system for geo-technical risk assessment. PETRA will step from the ERC-funded project PHODIR that successfully carried out the realization and the field trial of the first photonic based radar prototype, and from the contacts that were made between CNIT and industrial partners during the PoC PREPaRE, that focused on the preindustrial design and IPR selling of an optics based radar for integrated traffic control in airports. The specific application on which PETRA will focus is the high precision real time analysis and mapping of potential risk areas for health protection, disaster prevention and for new civil engineering buildings (as bridges or power plants) where the advances of photonics will be of practical interest in a short-medium term, and it will: i) study the technical requirements and the current limitations of earth monitoring systems, to define the technical specifications for a commercial photonics based integrated radar system; ii) accordingly modify the radar structure and the data processing tools defined during the PHODIR project, allowing a short/medium-term industrial realization and commercialization with an attractive cost/performance ratio; iii) boost the IP transfer of each single subsystem preindustrial design to companies either through already filed patent selling or by encouraging companies to patent the presented design.";150000;150000;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI;IT;;; 196622;644167;INPACT;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.3.;MSCA-RISE-2014;H2020;Innovative peptides against cancer and pathogenic bacteria, with advances in science, biopharmaceutical drug development, product market targeting, training , and communication.;1/02/2015;31/01/2019;;"INPACT aims at the pre-clinical development of innovative drugs and drug formulations against selected cancers (eg prostate cancer) and pathogenic bacteria (eg S. aureus). The INPACT consortium allies the expertise of both academic and industrial R&D partners that contribute with their own unique technologies to achieve new drugs that are only possible to develop in an integrative effort. Academic partners have unique knowledge and technologies on supercharged viral proteins-derived cell-penetrating peptides (eg from Dengue virus) and ultra-resistant cyclic peptides that may be transferred to the industrial partners, which in turn have specialized proprietary technologies on anticancer and/or peptide drugs technologies. The judicious exchange of knowledge among partners will lead to new resistant peptides for trans-barrier delivery of drugs (eg cyclic peptide-drug chimeras) and bacterial killing (both planktonic and biofilms). INPACT includes four leading academic partners (from Portugal, Spain, Australia, and Brazil) and three consolidated biotech SMEs (one from Portugal and two Spain).
In addition to the R&D project itself, INPACT involves at the highest possible level a top business school in Europe (IESE, Barcelona, Spain), a consolidated media partner specialised in science communication (Ciencia Hoje, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and experts in international science funding from one of the top US universities (University of Stanford). The consortium will be the perfect environment for young researchers to acquire knowledge and skills in science, technology, entrepreneurship, business, and communication so they can pro-actively tailor their career path in a life-long learning perspective. This is a contribution towards the advancement of Europe through the use of research and education for societal development and economic growth.";1390500;850500;H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014;MSCA-RISE;INSTITUTO DE MEDICINA MOLECULAR;PT;"CENTRO ATLANTICO DEL MEDICAMENTO, SA;Universitat Pompeu Fabra;TECHNOPHAGE INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM BIOTECNOLOGIA SA;UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA;PROTEODESIGN SL";"ES;PT"; 196643;657998;ENTRUST;SIGNED;H2020-EU.3.3.6.;LCE-20-2014;H2020;Energy System Transition Through Stakeholder Activation, Education and Skills Development;1/05/2015;30/04/2018;;"ENTRUST provides mapping of Europes energy system (key actors & their intersections, technologies, markets, policies, innovations) and an in-depth understanding of how human behaviour around energy is shaped by both technological systems and socio-demographic factors (esp. gender, age and socio-economic status). New understandings of energy-related practices and an intersectional approach to the socio-demographic factors in energy use will be deployed to enhance stakeholder engagement in Europes energy transition.
The role of gender will be illuminated by intersectional analyses of energy-related behaviour & attitudes towards energy technologies, which will assess how multiple identities and social positions, combine to shape practices. These analyses will be integrated within a transitions management framework which takes account of the complex meshing of human values and identities with technological systems. The third key paradigm informing the research is the concept of energy citizenship, with a key goal of ENTRUST being to enable individuals overcome barriers of gender, age and socio-economic status to become active participants in their own energy transitions.
Central to the project will be an in-depth engagement with 5 very different communities across the continent, who will be invited to be co-designers of their own energy transition. The consortium brings a diverse array of expertise to bear in assisting and reflexively monitoring these communities as they work to transform their energy behaviours, generating innovative transition pathways and business models capable of being replicated elsewhere in Europe.
Deliverables will include a policy tool-kit incorporating contemporary best practice in promoting energy transitions at a Europe-wide level; a suite of innovative transition pathways and community engagement tools designed to stimulate dialogue and break down barriers to behaviour change and the adoption new technologies at a community level.";3476394,59;3476394,58;H2020-LCE-2014-2;RIA;UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK;IE;"ENERBYTE SMART ENERGY SOLUTIONS SL;LGI CONSULTING;INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED;REDINN SRL;STAMTECH SRL;Liverpool John Moores University";"ES;FR;UK;IT"; 196702;673824;ELECTHANE;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Microbiological conversion of renewable electricity and CO2 to a natural gas quality bio-fuel;1/06/2015;31/05/2016;;"OWS wants to commercialize a biological process that converts CO2 and H2 (after electrolysis of renewable electricity) to CH4 (main component in natural gas). Lab and pilot tests have been and are being conducted and show promising results. A next step in the development is creating a sound business model for further commercialization, and the construction of a first plant at full-scale for further optimization and demonstration purposes to potential clients.

As renewable energy sources are gaining more ground in the electricity mix in Europe, imbalance problems on the electricity grid will increase in frequency. The proposed concept offers a solution to this imbalance problem by converting excess electricity via hydrolysis to H2 and using (waste) CO2 to CH4 that can be injected into the gas grid. The advantage of the proposed system is the small scale (< 10 MWe), so the conversion can be done near the production sites.

When there is an excess of renewable electricity, fees are paid to the operators of renewable electricity for not producing, thus avoiding grid imbalance. Although this approach is understandable from a balancing perspective, it is contradictory to a sustainable approach and in conflict with the existing renewable energy targets. Therefore, producers of renewable electricity are a first important target group for our technology.

CO2-intensive industries are a second important target group. By recycling their waste CO2, they become more sustainable, and it can generate extra revenues from buffering activities.

During the feasibility study, OWS wants to elaborate a sound business plan for further development of the technology. It should result in a clear vision on technical, economic and legal issues. The final goal is to build a first full-scale demonstration plant in phase 2, which can serve as a test facility for further optimization (technical/biological), but also as a demonstration plant for potential customers.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS NV;BE;;; 196699;673453;HybridFarm;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.2.";SFS-08-2014;H2020;Eco-innovative housing solution for efficient production of slaughterpigs with limited environmental impact.;1/08/2015;31/07/2017;;"Pig meat is the preferred meat in Europe but its production has a dramatic environmental burden both in the local neighbour populations and in overall air pollution impact. Pig farming is at the center of clear conflict of interests, as there is a constant market drive to increase production efficiency, while society demands for an environmentally cleaner and more animal-friendly pig farming industry.
Agrifarm has developed a novel structural design for an eco-innovative barn for slaughterpigs the Intellifarm housing solution which makes use of its patented, prize-winning hybrid ventilation system and air cleaning technology to simultaneously reduce the need of mechanical ventilation and improve the capture of air polluting agents within the barn. The obtained results show massive energy savings compared with traditional ventilation systems, as well as a significant reduction of pollution emissions. Furthermore, it strongly contributes to an improved indoor quality, which translates into a healthier, quieter and more comfortable environment for the animals and staff inside the barn.
The remaining step towards commercial exploitation of the Intellifarm is its full scale demonstration and certification. This is directly addressed in the HybridFarm project, where the most important outcome is the construction of two Intellifarms at two different end-user sites in geographical key points to enter the market.
Intellifarm has the potential to decrease pig farming energy costs by 60%, while contributing to up to 50% gains in production profitability. At the same time, overall society burden of pig farming will be significantly reduced, thanks to the 71% global reduction on the emissions of ammonia and 37% reduction of odour, compared with a traditional barn. Moreover, this project opens an auspicious prospect for Agrifarm, which can lead the transition towards more resource-efficient pig farming, in a competitive market worth at 2.9 billion per year.";2046250;1432375;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;AGRIFARM INNOVATION APS;DK;;; 196610;641538;ConnectinGEO;SIGNED;H2020-EU.3.5.5.;SC5-18a-2014;H2020;Coordinating an Observation Network of Networks EnCompassing saTellite and IN-situ to fill the Gaps in European Observations;1/02/2015;31/01/2017;;"ConnectinGEOs primary goal is to link existing coordinated Earth Observation networks with science and technology (S&T) communities, the industry sector and the GEOSS and Copernicus stakeholders. The aim is to facilitate a broader and more accessible knowledge base to support the needs of the GEO Societal Benefit Areas (SBAs) and their users. A broad range of subjects from climate, natural resources and raw materials, to the emerging UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be addressed. A tangible outcome of the project will be a prioritized list of critical gaps within the European Union in observations and the models that translate observations into practice-relevant knowledge. The prioritized list will include the research activities required to address these gaps. Ultimately, this will increase coherency of European observation networks, increase the use of Earth observations for assessments and forecasts and inform the planning for future observation systems through a sustainable approach that will survive beyond the end of this project.

ConnectinGEO has 4 major objectives:
a) Enable a European Network of Earth Observation Networks (ENEON) including space-based, airborne and in-situ observations networks.
b) Provide a methodology to convert the knowledge needs into a coherent observation and measurement compendium for ENEON strategy and development.
c) Apply the ConnectinGEO methodology to identify and assess the priority of gaps.
d) Open the results of the project and exploit them beyond the project end.";999995,94;999995,94;H2020-SC5-2014-one-stage;CSA;CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION ECOLOGICA YAPLICACIONES FORESTALES;ES;"INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE;INSTITUT ROYAL D'AERONOMIE SPATIALE DE BELGIQUE;SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BV;THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER;EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF REMOTE SENSING COMPANIES;AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS;52North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH;ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS;INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM;CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE;NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING;TIWAH UG (HAFTUNGSBESCHRAENKT);IEEE FRANCE SECTION;FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEO SUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI";"AT;BE;NL;UK;ES;DE;FR;IT;NO"; 196623;644271;AEROARMS;SIGNED;H2020-EU.;ICT-23-2014;H2020;AErial RObotic system integrating multiple ARMS and advanced manipulation capabilities for inspection and maintenance;1/06/2015;31/05/2019;;"AEROARMS proposes the development of the first aerial robotic system with multiple arms and advanced manipulation capabilities to be applied in industrial inspection and maintenance (I&M). The objectives are:

1. R&D on aerial manipulation to perform I&M. This includes: 1.1 Based on previous partner results, developing systems which are able to grab and dock with one or more arms and perform dexterous accurate manipulation with another arm. Also develop helicopter-based aerial manipulators, with greater payload and flight endurance, and with a dexterous arm to provide advanced manipulation capabilities by means of force interactions and hand-eye coordination using a movable camera with another light arm; 1.2 New methods and technologies for platforms which can fly and manipulate with the coordinated motion of the arms addressing constrained scenarios in which it is dangerous to use the helicopter and where it is not possible to grab to perform I&M operation.

2. Validation of 1.1 in two applications: 1) Installation and maintenance of permanent NDT sensors on remote components; 2) Deploy and maintain a mobile robotic system permanently installed on a remote structure.

To achieve the above objectives AEROARMS will develop the first aerial telemanipulation system with advanced haptic capabilities able to exert significant forces with an industrial robotic arm, as well as autonomous control, perception and planning capabilities. Special attention will be paid to the design and system development in order to receive future certification taking into account ATEX and RPAS regulations.

AEROARMS is strongly related to ICT 232014: Robotics enabling the emergence of aerial robots, with manipulation capabilities to operate in industrial I&M, which will be validated in in oil and gas plants to reach TRL5.

The consortium combines excellent capabilities in aerial robotics with leadership in aerial manipulation and key partners for the successful application of I&M.";5719602,5;4722852;H2020-ICT-2014-1;RIA;UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA;ES;"DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV;ELEKTRA UAS GMBH;GE INSPECTION ROBOTICS AG;FUNDACION ANDALUZA PARA EL DESARROLLO AEROESPACIAL;C.R.E.A.T.E. CONSORZIO DI RICERCA PER L'ENERGIA L AUTOMAZIONE E LE TECNOLOGIE DELL'ELETTROMAGNETISMO;CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS;TUV NORD SYSTEMS GMBH & CO KG;UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA;SENSIMA INSPECTION SARL";"DE;CH;ES;IT;FR"; 196573;674758;CiWater;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;Feasibility study for water leakage detector CiWater;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"A water distribution network is an important part of the infrastructure. In every water pipe system around the world more than 20% of the produced water is lost before it reaches the consumer, corresponding to a production cost of more than 20 M every day. It is a challenge to find small leakages before they became major and causing an emergency.

Cinside has the ambition to grow and internationalise. With this project we will get a new innovative and unique product that strengthens the company's competitiveness in the environmental area and increasing the future revenue opportunities. The main selling points are to save money, energy and valuable nature resources. The system has a worldwide market with the potential of 100000's of users.

The aim is to develop a handheld radar based system to pinpoint the leakages in a more accurate and effective way than available methods like correlator and electro-acoustic techniques.

The idea is to use the Cinside proprietary hardware and Doppler signal processing previously developed to find humans behind walls and in rubble by detecting very small physical movements.

In a previous project we have built a demonstrator showing that we can detect water leakages in certain environments. To get a fully working easy-to-use product we need to gain more experience from different leakage conditions.

In phase 1 we will investigate the properties of different leakage conditions, and from that make a project plan for development in phase 2. We will also do a market survey to be able to setup a realistic business plan. We will search for certain experts and end-users around Europe, in addition to the end-user group already formed in Sweden, to find partners willing to participate in phase 2.

In phase 2 we will develop the product from TRL6 to TRL9. The participating end-users will contribute with experience, trial areas, real leakages and verification. To complete this project we will need external financing.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;CINSIDE AB;SE;;; 196685;659961;PIGRISK;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;Investigation into emerging, evolving or novel viruses of swine in respiratory, reproductive and enteric pathologies: horizon scanning for risks to swine health and food security;4/04/2016;3/04/2018;;"Emerging viruses pose a significant threat to animal health and welfare, food security and rural prosperity. When porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2) emerged in the late 1990s after circulating in pig populations for at least several decades before. The associated disease post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) is estimated to have cost the EU over 600 M euros per year at its peak. The emergence of a highly pathogenic strain of porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the US and Asia has resulted in the death of millions of pigs and the economic costs are still being counted. Here we propose a research project that will increase our understanding of emerging, evolving or novel viruses in swine in order to allow assessment of and improved response to, current and future socioeconomic threats to the European agri-food industry. This project aims to: (1) Develop, enhance and apply a range of classic and beyond the state-of-the-art diagnostic methods for the detection of emerging, evolving or novel viruses in swine in a world-class institute with a long history of successful virology research including identification and commercialisation of PCV2; (2) To statistically establish disease association of detected viruses with these considering viral load aspects of infection; (3) To statistically establish disease association of combinations of virus in co-infection scenarios; (4) To develop next generation sequencing (NGS) methods to allow characterisation of the entire viral flora of pigs with particular disease states; (5) To parallel these research activities with a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary training programme including laboratory and non-laboratory scientific and IT skills as well as training in a range of professional skills to provide a competitive advantage in the job market for the next stage of their career. This will allow improved horizon scanning for as well as rapid response to emerging threats to the swine industry.";183454,8;183454,8;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;AGRIFOOD AND BIOSCIENCES INSTITUTE;UK;;; 196594;673315;DWAVE;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.2.";BG-12-2014-1;H2020;Designing waves for the people;1/06/2015;30/11/2015;;The objective of this project is the creation of Wavegardens all around the world. A Wavegarden is a place where surfers can practice surf: a lagoon in which a mechatronic device creates waves that could fulfil surfers expectations. According to the report Blue Growth Scenarios and drivers for Sustainable Growth from the Oceans, Seas and Coasts, Third Interim Report, March 2012 an important niche in coastline tourism is represented by nautical sports. For example, 10 million people in the world travel each year to wind and wave surfing destinations and the trend is growing, and 500 thousand more people every year practice this sport. Surfing is ranked in the top 20 most popular and fastest growing sports in all countries, cultures and demographics. The surfing industry, with an economic impact in the range of US$100 billion, is estimated to continue its growth in the years to come. The stoke, or feeling, of surfing, which has been limited to the lucky few who live near quality surfing waves, is now accessible to everyone thanks to Wavegarden.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;INSTANT SPORT SL;ES;;; 196684;659279;STEM ZAP;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;Optogenetics based discovery of new pathways towards stem-cell mediated myelin repair;6/04/2016;5/04/2018;;Neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), that involves degeneration of the myelin sheath exact a social and economic toll on the EU estimated at 14.6 billion Euros per year. Consequently therapies capable of regenerating damaged myelin are an important clinical goal. The aim of this fellowship is to develop new strategies for the replacement of myelin through the use of embryonic stem (ES) cells. We propose to achieve this aim by identifying novel signalling molecules capable of enhancing the generation of myelin-forming oligodendrocytes from ES cells. Membrane depolarisation enhances myelination during postnatal development, and can promote the differentiation of ES-OL cells. However, the impact of depolarisation on the generation of oligodendrocytes from ES cells (ES-OL) is unknown, as are the signalling molecules driving depolarisation-induced ES cell differentiation. Filling these gaps has the potential to deliver new methods for increasing the supply of pro-myelinating ES-OL capable of regenerating damaged myelin. This fellowship will unite supervisor Dr Fultons expertise in oligodendrocyte biology and optogenetics with Dr Otsus knowledge and skills in novel methods for the efficient production of ES-OL. In addition, partner organisations from the commercial and clinical sectors will add additional expertise that will enhance the projects research capacity, and ensure success in its goal of developing novel pathways towards myelin regeneration.;195454,8;195454,8;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM;UK;;; 196574;674923;EUCYS2015;SIGNED;H2020-EU.5.;SCIENCE WAF SOCIETY;H2020;EUROPEAN UNION CONTEST FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS 2015 IN MILAN;1/01/2015;31/12/2015;;"'The present proposal is relevant to the organization of the 27th edition of EUCYS-European Union Contest for Young Scientists, to be held in Milan from September 17 to 22, 2015.
FAST, the Italian National Organizer - based in Milan - has worked to put together the national and local institutions, as well as private and public entities, to collaborate at this important event sharing the EU objectives to support the best young students in EU, associated and invited countries.
Moreover, considering the opportunity of EXPO 2015 due to be held at the same time, and thanks to the collaboration of the Steering Committee for the EXPO - EU Scientific programme, the contest will take advantage of a special initiative: the EU and associated countries will be encouraged to promote one extra project proposal linked to the themes of Expo 2015 'Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life'. In this way, the contest will be enriched with more contestants and projects.
This proposal is defined as the set of all the actions needed to prepare and organize the 2015 event with a maximum impact, in terms of: support to the National organizers, contestants, Jury, and all other participants, before, during and after the Eucys week; organization of the overall programme; choice of hotel accomodation and venues; communication plan and press conferences. A strong dissemination plan will be studied in order to meet public interest (especially teachers, students and scientists), as well as to attract media attention.
Therefore, all the necessary elements and items to assess the feasibility of the project, including the draft programme, the objectives, impacts and financial provisions are included in this activity prepared by FAST.
The final aim of EUCYS 2015 is the promotion of science and technology among young people, according to the scopes of the Science with and for Society Programme within Horizon 2020.'";1134437,5;800000;H2020-Adhoc-2014-20;CSA;FAST - FEDERAZIONE DELLE ASSOCIAZIONI SCIENTIFICHE E TECNICHE;IT;;; 196698;673447;MD-SD-OCT;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014;H2020;An innovative double technologies medical device for corneal diseases.;1/06/2015;31/05/2017;;"It has been observed that eye related disease such Keratoconus, glaucoma and cataract are recently increased, especially in older adult, which are commonly more prone to this kind of pathology, with a significant rise also in young adults subject, due to nowadays lifestyle. The first main objective of CSO business project is to introduce into the market the innovative MD-SD-OCT, a new ophthalmology instrument, which is able to detect, with a single tool, a range of optical pathologies wider than the state of the art technologies are capable to support, with higher performances and significant reduction of manufacturing cost. This target will be reached through the integration of traditional topography approach (Placido's disk) and innovative patented Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (ref. WO 2014/155286 A1), into a single, compact and flexible diagnosis device, real breakthrough for the market at the state of art.
As a results of the technology innovation proposed and due to the usage of a less expensive technology invented by CSO (new SD-OCT management system, covered by international patent), the overall cost of the device is significantly lower than the existing applicable technology (about 45% less). This aspect will be the most disruptive and distinguishing element of the entire business project and will determine a huge increase of the company competitiveness.
As a result of intensive market need research, performed by the company in the last two years, and thanks to its expertise in R&D for design and manufacturing of innovative ophthalmology diagnosis devices, CSO, with higher performance , significantly lower cost and new double technology MD-SD-OCT will be able to strongly improve its competitiveness in the market of ophthalmology diagnosis devices.";1965867,5;1965867,5;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;COSTRUZIONI STRUMENTI OFTALMICI C.S.O. SRL;IT;;; 196580;641156;KidsSurgicalPlan;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;KidsSurgicalPlan: An Internet enterprise for sketch-based cardiovascular pre-surgical planning;1/06/2015;30/11/2016;;Approximately 1 in 100 children are born with a clinically significant congenital heart defect representing 47,000 children each year in the EU. Survival of the newborn requires series of complex open-heart surgeries where optimal hemodynamic performance is essential for improved post-operative quality of life. This work proposes a new computationally-enhanced interactive system for patient-specific pre-surgical design and optimization of pediatric cardiovascular surgeries. With the proposed system, clinicians will be able to rapidly implement a contemplated intervention on a patient-specific 3D computer model without execution. A novel interface will allow clinicians to communicate their surgical intentions directly on the computer model analogous to the way they would communicate their intentions to other clinicians or bioengineers. Basic cardiovascular research on embryonic biomechanics that is being investigated in the parent ERC project will provide the essential foundation of the proposed predictive capability. This interactive framework will be deployed to the web for worldwide impact. Based on market analysis our proposed business model becomes profitable in a short time. PoC project will provide necessary resources for developing the prototype patient-specific surgical-planning framework, clarification of regulatory pathways and follow-up pre-clinical research design.;150000;150000;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;KOC UNIVERSITY;TR;;; 196588;656067;NOVENA;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;Exploiting an unusual polyketide chain release mechanism for production of novel enacyloxin antibiotic analogues;1/06/2015;31/05/2017;;Enacyloxin IIa is a polyketide antibiotic with activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria that targets ribosomal elongation factor Tu. It has recently been identified as metabolite of Burkholderia ambifaria AMMD and shown to have clinically-relevant activity against Acinetobacter baumannii, a problematic pan-resistant Gram-negative pathogen. Despite its promising biological activity, enacyloxin IIa has not been used in the clinic, presumably due to stability issues. Preliminary experiments have provided evidence for an unusual mechanism of modular polyketide synthase chain release in enacyloxin biosynthesis, involving intermolecular condensation of an acyl carrier protein (ACP)-bound thioester with the C-3 hydroxyl group of (1R, 3R, 4S)-3,4-dihydroxycyclohexane carboxylic acid (DHCCA). The resulting intermediate undergoes epimerisation at C-1 of the DHCCA moiety. This project aims to explore the ability of the chain release enzyme to catalyse the acetylation of a variety of DHCCA analogues with an acetyl-ACP analogue of the polyketide thioester intermediate. It also aims to identify the enzyme responsible for epimerising C-1 of the DHCCA moiety. DHCCA biosynthetic genes will be deleted in B. ambifaria and enacyloxin analogues, with a stable amide group in place of the labile ester group and other modifications to the DHCCA-derived moiety, will be produced via a mutasynthesis strategy.;195454,8;195454,8;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK;UK;;; 196586;655710;CONRICONF;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-GF;H2020;Contentious Rights: A Comparative Study of International Human Rights Norms and their Effects on Domestic Social Conflict;17/01/2016;16/01/2019;;"Contentious Rights: A Comparative Study of International Human Rights Norms and their Effects on Domestic Social Conflict

Over the last 60 years, a broad set of international norms gained importance as instruments to regulate a globalising world. Enshrined in human rights conventions, these norms contribute to strengthen a platform for social mobilization and voice. The introduction of human rights standards at the domestic level, however, has also been responsible for the generation of new tensions on the interpretation and application of these norms. Yet, this type of conflict and polarization among social and political actors remain widely unexplored. This project will examine how human rights act in practice in the post-ratification phase using a multidisciplinary perspective and an empirical comparative approach. More precisely, it addresses the task of identifying the conditions under which international norms generate consensus and cooperation or fragmentation and conflict between domestic social and political actors and the consequences in terms of human rights practices. The candidate fellow Dr. Lorenza Fontana will focus on a comparative analysis of two conventions (International Labor Organizations Conventions 182 on Child Labor and 189 on Domestic Workers) in two countries (Bolivia and Philippines) and lead an interdisciplinary collaboration between Prof. Jean Grugel (University of Sheffield, SIID), and Prof. Beth Simmons (Harvard University, WCFIA). This project will greatly increase our understanding of the effects of human rights norms on domestic societies and provide policy relevant results.";269857,8;269857,8;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-GF;THE OPEN UNIVERSITY;UK;;; 196582;649323;3D Reloaded;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-CoG-2014;H2020;3D Reloaded: Novel Algorithms for 3D Shape Inference and Analysis;1/09/2015;31/08/2020;;"Despite their amazing success, we believe that computer vision algorithms have only scratched the surface of what can be done in terms of modeling and understanding our world from images. We believe that novel image analysis techniques will be a major enabler and driving force behind next-generation technologies, enhancing everyday life and opening up radically new possibilities. And we believe that the key to achieving this is to develop algorithms for reconstructing and analyzing the 3D structure of our world.

In this project, we will focus on three lines of research:

A) We will develop algorithms for 3D reconstruction from standard color cameras and from RGB-D cameras. In particular, we will promote real-time-capable direct and dense methods. In contrast to the classical two-stage approach of sparse feature-point based motion estimation and subsequent dense reconstruction, these methods optimally exploit all color information to jointly estimate dense geometry and camera motion.

B) We will develop algorithms for 3D shape analysis, including rigid and non-rigid matching, decomposition and interpretation of 3D shapes. We will focus on algorithms which are optimal or near-optimal. One of the major computational challenges lies in generalizing existing 2D shape analysis techniques to shapes in 3D and 4D (temporal evolutions of 3D shape).

C) We will develop shape priors for 3D reconstruction. These can be learned from sample shapes or acquired during the reconstruction process. For example, when reconstructing a larger office algorithms may exploit the geometric self-similarity of the scene, storing a model of a chair and its multiple instances only once rather than multiple times.

Advancing the state of the art in geometric reconstruction and geometric analysis will have a profound impact well beyond computer vision. We strongly believe that we have the necessary competence to pursue this project. Preliminary results have been well received by the community.";2000000;2000000;ERC-2014-CoG;ERC-COG;TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN;DE;;; 196558;674266;HELMO;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Cardiovascular Diseases Diagnoses by means of Smart Remote Monitoring System based on known Heart Activity Biomarkers;1/05/2015;31/08/2015;;"Cardiovascular Diseases are the leading global cause of death, accounting for 17.3 million deaths per year, a number that is expected to grow to >23.6 million by 2030. In Europe, it accounts for over 4 million deaths each year which means nearly half 47% of all deaths. Overall CVD is estimated to cost the EU economy almost 196 billion a year. It is clear that there is an economic demand to implement cost effective measures to early diagnoses of CVD and detection of highs risks to suffer a fatal event. The WHO has prioritized these interventions as: early identification of people at high risk in primary care and monitoring of survivors of a heart attack or stroke which are at high risk of recurrences or dying from them. Indeed, spurred by the hefty bill and lack of resources, Hospitals are continuously looking for new solutions to allow them to discharged chronical inpatients who can be remotely monitoring improving its quality of life and providing tailored treatment.
The project HELMO aims at developing and clinically validating a no-invasive remote monitoring medical device for the early diagnoses of cardio vascular diseases (CVD) and to provide assistance before fatal consequences, even death. The product will be launched to the market as an innovative system able to monitor remotely 10 vital parameters which are well known biomarkers of CVD diseases: ECG 12 leads ECG -, heart and breath rates, blood pressure, movement, oxygen saturation, body temperature, sweat, calories, location. This device, designed by all population including special needs group, will provide alerts both patients and clinicians at critical moments which can lead to loss of consciousness and death.
As a result, the number of hospitalization caused by CVD and eventually the deaths will experiment a significant reduction. HELMO is a non-invasive medical device based on the monitoring of CVD biomarkers which commercialization will mean 14.4 M revenues for XEOS by 2022.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;XEOS.IT SRL;IT;;; 196608;641003;C-ENERGY 2020;SIGNED;H2020-EU.3.3.;LCE-22-2014;H2020;Connecting Energy National Contact Points in a pro-active network under Societal Challenge 3 'Secure, clean and efficient energy' in Horizon 2020;1/12/2014;30/11/2018;;"C-ENERGY 2020 is a 48 months Coordination and Support Action having the specific objectives to Ensuring high quality Energy NCP services for Horizon 2020 and related programmes applicants; Lowering entry barriers for Energy NCPs approaching EU Framework Programmes for R&I for the first time; Consolidating the network of Energy NCPs. C-ENERGY 2020 project will take into consideration the significant changes that Horizon 2020 has brought about the Energy NCP mandate. With its brand new approach to R&I Horizon 2020 demands Energy NCPs: a) to address their services to a wider target, b) to have specific multidisciplinary competences. C-ENERGY 2020, whose consortium is composed by experienced and less experienced Energy NCPs from 18 countries, will tackle these challenges building up the NCP capacity by organising benchmarking activities, at least 8 training sessions and 12 twinning schemes. The dialogue with energy participants will benefit of at least 2 enhanced cross-border brokerage events and 9 training sessions for stakeholders. The project will also take special care of outreaching activities by extending the collaboration with other NCP thematic networks, cooperating with EEN, working on partner search and cooperating on international relevant activities. Finally, communication within and outside the Energy NCP network and the dissemination of results will be ensured through the website, the development of promotion/information materials, the participation at major events and PR activities and an e-mail alert service/newsletter. Throughout the project special attention will be paid to the diversity of stakeholders in the energy sector, the gender dimension, as well as to establish links with other EU relevant initiatives, programmes and policies.";1500000;1500000;H2020-LCE-2014-4;CSA;AGENZIA PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA RICERCA EUROPEA;IT;"GIS-TRANSFERCENTER FOUNDATION;OESTERREICHISCHE FORSCHUNGSFOERDERUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH;SIHTASUTUS EESTI TEADUSAGENTUUR;AGENCE DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET DE LA MAITRISE DE L'ENERGIE;FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH;IDRYMA PROOTHISIS EREVNAS;AGENCE BRUXELLOISE POUR L'ENTREPRISE;ENTERPRISE IRELAND;INSTYTUT PODSTAWOWYCH PROBLEMOW TECHNIKI POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK;The Technology Strategy Board;NORGES FORSKNINGSRAD;AGENCIJA ZA MOBILNOST I PROGRAME EUROPSKE UNIJE;CENTRO PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO INDUSTRIAL.;ETHNIKO IDRYMA EREVNON;LUXINNOVATION GIE;MATIMOP - THE ISRAELI CENTER FOR R&D;FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA";"BG;AT;EE;FR;DE;CY;BE;IE;PL;UK;NO;HR;ES;EL;LU;IL;PT"; 196593;672921;FILMCO;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;Greenhouse film covers with tailor-made properties for enhanced performance;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;FILMCO by Elysee Irrigation Ltd. a Cyprus-based manufacturer and worldwide supplier of piping and irrigation systems for agricultural, domestic and public use - will bring to the market a high performance film cover for greenhouses based in nanomaterials technology, offering significant benefits to growers due to the use of advanced polymer nano-composites. FILMCO is a greenhouse film that has already probed to provide the growers with energy consumption savings by 24-28%, and increase their crop production by 20%. FILMCOs main innovation is the ability to regulate the Photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) for a given Infrared Radiation (IR), thus controlling the degree of rightness/darkness according to the location requirements. The novel film will have increased robustness, added to higher pesticide and UV and oxidation resistance. The film will create a controlled environment in the greenhouse while lowering energy demands, reducing costs and promoting a better use of resources and higher crop yield. The longer lifespan will also reduce plastic waste and decrease waste management expenses. Although nanotechnology has emerged in industrial applications over the last decades, there is no similar commercial product available in the growing greenhouse agriculture market that matches the benefits and competitive advantages of FILMCO. FILMCO, with TRL 6, is the outcome of a national research project in which Elysee already demonstrated these promising results benefits for growers, so it became a success history. Via FILMCO, Elysee estimates a new revenue stream valued at 13.7M over the first 5 years of commercialisation, and also will hire 10 new employees for the production line. The feasibility assessment will address both, business and technological aspects, aiming to obtain end-user feedback and market knowledge that will be the basis for identifying the steps to take towards up-scaling the technology and for review the business plan.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ELYSEE IRRIGATION LTD;CY;;; 196653;663704;ISO-COLD;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;Integrated SOlution to enhance COLD chain and logistic tracking;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"Scenario
Transport & Logistic (T&L) sector has experienced a fast expansion in the last decade; the temperature controlled supply chain represents a high value added segment that is experiencing a continuous push for service quality. Regulators, all over the world, are constantly introducing more demanding recommendations (e.g.: the recent Good Distribution Practise - EU C343/01 2013 - for the pharmaceutical products). On the other hand, the high cost of monitoring tracking information and temperature data during transports, and the absence of structured ICT solutions to aggregate operative information efficiently, risk frustrating regulators effort.
ERPlan developed a comprehensive ICT solution able to collect and aggregate information from T&L operations, including track & trace and temperature data that allow the users to have a complete and updated status of deliveries, an historical records depot for regulation compliance, and a platform to distribute data to its stakeholders. Moreover, the solution provide logistic floor and mobile systems equipped with state of art RFID technology to minimize impact of data acquisition procedures on workforce efficiency.
Target Market
Transport and logistic companies working with temperature controlled shipments (mainly Pharma & Food sectors) are all potential users of the solution as well as their stakeholders (Pharma / food producers, retailers, etc.) with a focus companies operating in last mile delivery scenario (mostly SMEs)
Phase I Objectives
- To define the investment and the effort that the company should undertake to penetrate efficiently the European market
- To validate the ability of the solution to bring economical return to the company into a defined period in order to evaluate sustainability of the business plan
- To quantify the impact of the solution on standard transport / logistic scenarios to create appropriate selling tools
- Produce a sustainable marketing strategy to enter the European market";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ERPLAN SRL;IT;;; 196599;685436;EHW15;SIGNED;H2020-EU.3.1.;Health;H2020;High Level eHealth Conference 2015;19/03/2015;18/08/2015;;"Taking into account that, according to the priorities set by the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, it is intended to actualize the EUs digital single market, e-governance and citizens e-skills improvement, as well as the security of information in the digital environment and internet freedom issues. Latvian Presidency wishes to promote a new concept how we can increase patients participation in their own healthcare and emphasize the role that eHealth and mHealth have to play.

The High Level eHealth Conference collocated with the World of Health IT Conference & Exhibition (WoHIT) under the common title eHealth Week 2015 provides a unique platform to bring together all the involved parties necessary for successful implementation of e-health and m-health - policy makers, high level global decision makers from public and private healthcare sectors, ICT solution developers, hospital and IT managers, healthcare professionals and patient groups from NGOs.

The general aim to the High Level eHealth Conference is to emphasize the importance of the patient involvement as the key enabler for better MS health systems. The conference High Level eHealth Conference also will fortify the cooperation among European regions, give the positive push to e-health further development at the whole Baltic and Nordic region and strengthen collaboration among the MS in healthcare sector.
Relevance to the Work Programme - HOA 32014/2015: Presidency events - eHealth.";312398,5;300000;H2020-Adhoc-2014-20;CSA;NACIONALAIS VESELIBAS DIENESTS;LV;;; 196697;673373;Collect and Reflect;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint by implementing Collect and Reflect(TM) blinds for solar energy collection and reflection (Collect and Reflect);1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"Rising energy bills is a relevant topic for households in the European Union. The share of household income spent on energy bills is growing and is impacting not only low-income households. Many of existing solutions for lowering energy bills for households are expensive and are targeted at home owners. They include new passive buildings, better insulation of existing buildings and/or generation of locally renewable energy (e.g. geo-thermic, solar, wind).
Even though many already proven solutions exist that aim to increase energy efficiency and energy production in buildings via walls and roofs, windows are usually considered as a subject of energy loss and not taken into account for sustainable energy production. Could we optimize certain features of windows, such as blinds, and how should we do it? We believe that in the future, window blinds could add additional warmth in the winter and help to keep rooms cool in the summer; become a source of light; produce electricity; and when needed, block or let light in. By working on the Collect & Reflect project, Saul?s v?jo aruodai (SVA) is making first steps to realize this dream by inventing blinds that can heat and cool.
SVA, an SME from Lithuania, invents, patents, makes and supplies solar energy transformation products. Recently SVA has invented a break-through solution, Collect & Reflect(TM) thermal blinds, which can help save energy and thus reduce energy bills and decrease the carbon footprint of households. These blinds have innovative technology and special coating that make rooms warmer during the winter and colder in the summer. They help to decrease the need to heat and cool rooms, which results in lower energy bills and lower CO2 emissions. Collect & Reflect(TM) thermal blinds have huge potential to affect the window treatment market worldwide and transform traditional blinds into an active energy saving tool accessible for any household.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;UAB SAULES VEJO ARUODAI;LT;;; 196598;674539;HardALU;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014;H2020;Fluidised Bed Heat Treatment Furnace for HPDC engine blocks and other transport components offering new opportunities for lightweight, cost competitiveness and energy saving;1/06/2015;31/05/2018;;"Advanced manufacturing technologies are needed in order to facilitate the production of high performance light weight aluminium components. HPDC is highly productive process but the conventional heat treatment technology cannot be applied due to the formation of blisters of entrapped gas. This project offers to the foundries and automotive companies industrial FB lines able to heat treat the key parts and thus it will lead the company growth for the next years from a high technology solution developer to an important stakeholder in automotive industry.
Since its foundation in 1989, HORMESA has specialized in the equipment, materials and turnkey solutions for non-ferrous foundries, mainly Aluminium and Copper alloys. Customer driven attitude and continuous technology development allow us to offer practical solutions for industrial processes. Specialization and globalization are two forces that strongly influence this entity with result of a consolidated 25% growth during the 2009-2012 period.
This project is natural next step as it is the next phase to develop the companys strategy:
- To enable heat treatment of High Pressure Die Cast HPDC parts (which are not heat treatable with conventional furnaces), thus increasing their tensile strength by a 100 % and making it possible to reduce their weight or replace heavier iron castings, particularly in the case of engine blocks.
- To reduce by 2% CO2 emission by increasing replacing iron (a reduction of 28 kg is expected from replacing a iron engine of block of average 55 kg by an aluminium one)
- To generate a new niche market of heat treatment lines for HPDC parts: 1 industrial line for FB heat treatment of HPDC engine blocks in the first year after finishing the project, and 3 lines in the second year (engine blocks or others).
- Additional 30 % of reduction of CO2 emission associated to the reduction of gas consumption when the alternative FB T6/T7 heat treatment is applied";909250;636475;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;HORNOS Y METALES SA;ES;;; 196683;659147;PrecisionTools4LHC;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;High precision predictions and tools for LHC Physics;1/10/2015;30/09/2017;;"The CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has opened a new exciting era in fundamental Particle Physics, by reaching energies never probed before in a collider experiment. The data collected in 2010-2013 already led to an historical achievement, the discovery a new-particle with properties very close to those predicted for the Standard Model Higgs boson. The pivotal role played by this particle calls for an extremely accurate study of its properties. Together with the search for direct signals of New Physics at the ~10 TeV scale, this will be the major topic of research over the next 20 years, throughout the whole duration of the LHC experiment.

Especially in absence of striking signature pointing to Physics Beyond the SM (BSM), the success of this long-term programme relies on the capability of extracting precise informations from the measured data.
In addition to extraordinarily sophisticated experimental equipment, accurate theoretical predictions for the sought-after signals and their known backgrounds are required.

The goal of this research proposal is to push the precision of Monte Carlo programs needed to interpret LHC measurements to an unprecedented level. This will be achieved combining several novel techniques developed in the Monte Carlo community and results obtained in perturbative QCD. The realization of the specific objectives detailed in the proposal will allow to model more reliably signal and background processes relevant to perform a variety of overriding precision studies.
This will permit a more solid interpretation of future measurements and, in a longer timescale, will also be instrumental in continuing to improve the accuracy of simulation tools.";175419,6;175419,6;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH;CH;;; 196584;647168;Myelination;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-CoG-2014;H2020;Cell biology of myelin wrapping, plasticity and turnover;1/08/2015;31/07/2020;;The myelin sheath is a plasma membrane extension that is laid down in regular spaced segments along axons of the nervous system. In the central nervous system it is formed by oligodendrocytes that spirally wrap their plasma membrane around axons to generate a highly abundant, tightly packed stack of membranes with unique structural properties. Previously, myelin has been regarded as an inert and purely insulating membrane, but it now appears that myelin is metabolically active, providing metabolic support to the underlying axon and participating in information processing by modulating velocity and synchronicity of nerve impulses in neuronal networks. In addition, myelination is not limited to the period of early post-natal development, but continuous into adulthood where it appears to be regulated by neuronal stimuli. This paradigm shift should be fuelled by new knowledge about myelin biology. Here, we plan to fill this gap by addressing the molecular basis of myelin growth, plasticity and remodelling. We will determine the factors that determine whether and to what extent an axon will be myelinated or not, the forces that drive myelin around the axon, the structural basis of myelin plasticity and the mechanisms of myelin turnover in the adult. We will test the hypothesis that microglia actively participate in myelin turnover by taking up myelin fragments that pinch off from the myelin sheath. To realize these aims we plan to pursue an integrative and multidisciplinary approach by bringing together genetics, biochemistry, proteomics and imaging in various model systems. The innovation arises from the combination of high-resolution imaging with molecular approaches in different cell types to obtain a unifying mechanistic understanding of myelin formation, maintenance and degradation. If successful, the project would not only explain how myelin is generated during brain development, but also give insight into how myelin plasticity could fine-tune neuronal networks.;1872500;1872500;ERC-2014-CoG;ERC-COG;TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN;DE;MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV;DE; 196560;674319;Mustang-Pro;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;A Multi-species tracking analyser for natural gas process refinement and optimisation;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Natural gas is the worlds fastest growing fossil fuel with global consumption expected to increase by 70%, from 4 tn m3 in 2014 to 7 tn by 2040. Raw natural gas varies in composition and also contains undesirable impurities and contaminants, including water, CO2, nitrogen and hydrogen sulphide (H2S). Unconventional sources such as shale gas have an even greater variance. Despite this, the composition of gas delivered to transmission pipelines has to be tightly controlled by the gas producers to meet stringent quality standards and specifications.

Natural gas therefore has to be processed to remove these contaminants. With high financial penalties or the threat of closure for gas producers not meeting high quality standards, and because producers do not currently have sufficiently accurate data on the gas composition at any one time, most natural gas is highly over processed. This is time consuming, energy intensive and leads to high CO2 emissions. It is also ultimately expensive, (a cost of 91 billion p.a globally).
The industry has an urgent and growing requirement for a new gas analyser that can accurately and rapidly measure the composition and contaminant levels of the gas stream so that the gas processing stage can be optimised.

The aim of this innovation project is to bring to technology maturity and market readiness a disruptive, cost effective, multi-species natural gas analyser to improve the energy efficiency of natural gas processing facilities by up to 20%. Our technology is at proof of concept stage (TRL6) and is based upon a novel, method of thermal laser frequency control. Mustang PRO is the worlds first multi species, cost effective TDLAS analyser. The Phase 1 project will deliver vital market and end user data to elaborate our business plan for Phase 2. We aim to save the EU industry 1.3bn p.a. in gas processing costs whilst generating revenues of 51 million, 7 years post project, creating 54 jobs and a profit (EBITDA) of 20.9 m.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;MICHELL INSTRUMENTS LIMITED;UK;;; 196572;674724;VALIDIAG;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Validation Manager - A disruptive turnkey solution for diagnostic test validations;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"The need for fast and accurate diagnostics in laboratories is an exceedingly important global issue. It is a mandatory requirement by regulators that the performance of any new clinical diagnostics test must be thoroughly demonstrated, i.e. validated before it can be sold by the diagnostics companies, or taken in use by laboratories. Organizations may easily waste on average 100 000 a year for validations, which could be saved.

Finbiosoft (FBS) has introduced a unique and disruptive cloud-based (SaaS) software, Validation Manager, which makes validation of diagnostic tests according to requirements truly easy and is able to cut down even 95% of the time needed for validations. The software enables i) diagnostic companies to save dramatically time and money to reach markets faster, allowing them to sell more, and ii) laboratories to be able to cost effectively evaluate and take into use the best available diagnostics. The estimated market potential globally is 750 M.

Finbiosoft's ambition is to revolutionize industry practices and make its solution a de facto tool for managing validations globally in all diagnostics segments. FBS is the only player on the market offering a full turnkey solution, and holds a unique opportunity to grab the global leadership position in diagnostics validations.

In the project, FBS will assess the market potential and arising challenges when expanding from the first targeted segment, molecular diagnostics, to other segments like clinical chemistry. Upon completion of the project, FBS deeply understands requirements to commercialize its product to new segments regarding both technical and economic aspects with a plan to achieve the desired de facto status. The outcome is comprehensive business plan and knowledge of the full potential for the solution in Europe with a detailed road map and go-to-market model, crucial to provide direction to the next phase of development and the planned Horizon 2020 SME phase II application.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;FINBIOSOFT OY;FI;;; 196652;663433;GULWESS-PROP;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Green Ultra Light Weight Energy Storage System for Propulsion;1/02/2015;30/06/2015;;"GULWESS-PROP overall innovation project aims at designing a commercial solution of efficient on-board energy storage for electrically propelled vehicles. The main goal is to substitute on-board electrical batteries and hydrogen storage.

Drage&Mate International has a patented in-situ on-demand hydrogen generation process able to increase the total gravimetric energy density of the system. This improvement allows existing vehicles to multiply by 2 or even by 7 their existing range which means a very profitable new opportunity to market.

The current study will analyse how to progress to a commercial profitable product. To do that, GULWESS-PROP will validate the feasibility (technical, economic and operational) of the development and define a preliminary Business Plan.
The goal is to transform the prototype solution which is currently in a TRL6 development stage to TRL9 market commercial product by the end of phase 2.

Once GULWESS-PROP will be validated, a business chance will start-up to supply such technology to unmanned vehicles. In the close future similar system could be used in manned vehicles, and all kind of space vehicles. With this approach GULWESS-PROP will, at the end, lead a major impact within the decarbonised transportation goals in Europe.

Although the lightweight hydrogen storage segment counts with several competitors, GULWESS-PROP has a competitive advantage over the rest of solutions related to the user experience: the final users consider that is easier to operate thanks to reactor cartridge refillable concept.

Drage&Mate International is a Technology-Based high innovative company with proven track record within the hydrogen generation market; and with enough experience and ambition to turn the innovation of GULWESS-PROP into a sustainable product.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;DRAGE & MATE INTERNATIONAL SL;ES;;; 196696;673030;iTampon;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Intimate, home-diagnostic tools for women;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"At Dr. Dolhay, our mission is to provide female hygiene and health products that serve the health of women and their sexual partners by use in the intimacy of the home.
The iTampon project involves an innovative method completely free of electronics to diagnose female health at home. These two novel diagnostic devices will enable women to detect the sign of any infection, indicating the need to turn to a gynaecologist. Additional examinations can be carried out by sending samples to our laboratory partner.
Early warning of potential diseases, such as cervical cancer or preterm birth, can save millions of lives, as women could undergo the necessary treatment in time.
The project originates from a business development idea to internationally expand our current, market-leading product lines. However, the development has convinced two EU-based companies to offer us EU-wide cooperation, once the products are qualified to be launched on the market.
The need for the products is well demonstrated, as it breaks through the key barrier women have against going to the gynaecologist: shyness and anxiety.
We have developed two prototypes that are essential diagnostic tools at the level of consumer goods keeping the intimacy of women using them:
1) Intelligent Tampon Observer (iT Observer): it is a pH meter (good flora indicator) which provides a pH-status map of the whole vagina and cervix.
2) Intelligent Tampon Collector (iT Collector): it is a 2in1 solution, a pH meter and home HPV/cancer test which enables women to perform a basic gynecological self-examination in the privacy of their home.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;DOLHAY KLINIKA EGESZSEGUGYI KFT;HU;;; 196682;658592;NANOTAM;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;Development and Evaluation of Nanomedicines for Cancer Treatment through Immunomodulation: Targeting Tumor-Associated Macrophages;20/05/2015;19/05/2017;;"This project is focused on the development of novel nanomedicines effective in targeting the immunosuppressive, pro-tumoural, Tumour-Associated Macrophages (TAM) with the aim to manipulate the hosts immune system and improve anti-tumour responses. In most patients, chronic inflammation and immune suppression are the dominant effects in the tumour microenvironment. The infiltration of TAM in tumour tissues has been shown to support tumour growth, invasion and metastasis. Indeed, high density of TAM in tumours is correlated with resistance to therapies and poor prognosis. These findings establish TAM as promising targets of future anti-tumour therapies.

Here, we aim to design a series of Therapeutic Nanostructures (TNs), containing immunomodulatory or chemotherapeutic compounds, and conveniently functionalized, in order to target and re-educate or kill the TAM. These novel TNs will be composed of biodegradable polysaccharides, i.e. chitosan (CS) or hyaluronic acid (HA), and will be functionalized, with the aim to develop a series of targeting strategies to optimally reach TAM in vivo. These strategies involve the chemical linking of: (i) mannose residues expected to direct the TNs to the mannose receptors, highly expressed on the surface of TAM or (ii) the tumour lymphatic-specific peptide (LyP-1), known to have affinity towards NRP1 on TAM. The nanomedicines (TNs) will be loaded with pharmacological activators of TLR7 aimed to re-educate TAM into immunostimulatory anti-tumour macrophages. In the event that re-polarization of TAM is not satisfactory, or its effect is not long lasting in vivo, TNs will be loaded with chemotherapeutic drugs able to kill TAM. The TNs will be tested in vitro and in vivo to verify their effectiveness in switching back the pro-tumoural properties of TAM and their effect on tumour growth. We expect that this approach will enable greater progress in the treatment of tumours and ultimately lead to improved outcomes for cancer patients.";168277,2;168277,2;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;HUMANITAS MIRASOLE SPA;IT;;; 196543;673934;ZOONOMARKS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Development of simple to use point of care tests for zoonotic pathogens and their validation for use in clinical research setting;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Our major goal is development of simple to use point of care tests for zoonotic pathogens and viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHF), and their validation for use in clinical research setting.
Zoonosis is any process whereby an infectious disease is transmitted between different species of animals. The term zoonosis is here used specifically to refer to diseases that originate in other species of animal, but that get transmitted to humans. Zoonoses in which humans are infected may originate in either domestic animals or wildlife, such as insects, mammals, reptiles, bats, or birds.
This application contains a draft business plan with feasibility study that verifies the technical and economic viability of the new diagnostics in the proposed clinical validation.
In phase 1 a comprehensive business plan will be produced aiming in phase 2 to develop a comprehensive rapid response diagnostic system for zoonotic pathogens and hemorrhagic fever viruses, with implications for surveillance of all emerging pathogens. Furthermore, in phase 2 the developed tests will be evaluated by end users of the tests by several research and clinical diagnostic laboratories.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;OY REAGENA LTD;FI;;; 196621;644077;SLA-Ready;SIGNED;H2020-EU.;ICT-07-2014;H2020;SLA-Ready: Making Cloud SLAs readily usable in the EU private sector;1/01/2015;31/12/2016;;"Today, whilst many organisations are reliant on cloud resources, contracts for cloud services often contain Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with technical & legal provisions that are inappropriate, difficult to understand &/or illegal. Similarly, the application of established data protection concepts can be problematic, with uncertainties as to what is regulated, who is responsible & which laws apply.
Building on the work conducted by EC SIG SLA, Certification & Code of Conduct, ETSI CSC, CSA WGs, ECP Steering Board, NIST, Gartner, SLA-Ready, delivers a reference model for Cloud SLAs & a set of best-practices & services to support cloud customers in the use of cloud SLAs through their life cycle. The latter will improve the uptake of cloud computing by private sector, while procuring services across the cloud market.
Other Outputs:
support cloud customers via a dedicated, social repository of Cloud SLAs and supporting services to ensure the acquisition, operation and termination of cloud services fulfilling specified requirements;
provide an active contribution to relevant SDOs like: ISO/IEC 19086.
engage & ensure coordinated, global collaborations with e.g., NIST RATAX and the CSA SLA WG for a collaborative, international approach;
Provide 4 engaging practical user friendly tutorials to end-users,
Showcase real efforts of the common reference model implementation in Europe.
The consortium is lean, complementary & strong: TRUST-IT, a prime mover in cloud computing landscape ensures effective coordination, digital marketing & SDO liaisons; CSA a leading, global player in the arena of cloud security; TUDA, brings direct expertise on techniques & frameworks to operate with cloud SLAs; Arthurs Legal represents IT, ISP, software, CSP, IoT & IT service vendors, end-users in their legal life cycle. Numergy offers cloud services to public & private organizations. SLA-READY has a pragmatic & actionable Advisory Board (AB) made up of key opinion leaders.";679936;679936;H2020-ICT-2014-1;CSA;TRUST-IT SERVICES LIMITED;UK;"ARTHUR'S LEGAL BV;CLOUD SECURITY ALLIANCE (EUROPE) LBG;NUMERGY SAS;TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT";"NL;UK;FR;DE"; 196571;674718;BERTHA-G;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Bertha G - better enzymes - than gas;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"BERTHA-G stands for Better enzymes than gas. Our first-of-its-class system enables independence from centralized supply of fossil fuel (i.e. natural gas, oil) for residential heating purposes (15000 kWh therm. p.a).
Applied at a national level, our approach can help disrupt the conventional energy supply and shift the demand from limited oil / natural gas from external suppliers to synthetic fuels which are cost-efficient and non-volatile (price), not limited by nature and CO2 neutral.This will be achieved by a cutting-edge proprietary technology: using the platform technology of Gensoric GmbH, an electro-biocatalytical process converts plain water, CO2 from ambient air and electricity into preferably Methanol. In contrast to alternative CO2-to-fuel-technologies, this process runs under mild conditions: no high pressure, no high temperatures. Owing to the selectivity of the enzymatic process, CO2 can be taken from ambient air, there is no need for a refined or concentrated volume streams. All steps can be carried out at ambient conditions which makes it suitable for residential applications. All educts needed are available, even the electrolytic production of hydrogen can be waived, as the enzymes take the needed hydrogen directly from plain water.
The electrical energy can be taken from installed renewable energies, an effect which can make installed system more economically viable, especially for storing purposes, which will dramatically increase the efficiency. To facilitate the usage, our system is compatible to already existing infrastructure.
Through our solution, we empower the customer to become a prosumer or producer and consumer of energy to mitigate the volatility of energy prices, to become energy independent, and contribute to a CO2 neutral economy. In contrast to conventional device sellers, we can enhance the attractiveness of the underlying business model by introducing revolving sales through consumables.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;GENSORIC GMBH;DE;;; 196651;663334;Colibri;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;The compact LIBS module for advanced materials analysis;1/01/2015;30/06/2015;;"Anteryon BV has a track record of more than 30 years in the R&D, manufacturing and marketing of refractive optical components and modules for a variety of niche market applications. Since 2010, Anteryon has been expanding in providing customized optical solutions for compact optical encoders and spectrometers. As a next step in this roadmap Anteryon envisages to accomplish a breakthrough in user access, size and cost reduction of a fast growing spectroscopic materials analysis technique, namely Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS). The name Colibri stands for compact LIBS module for advanced materials. The novel Colibri module is carrier for a breakthrough in LIBS and will enable a more efficient, affordable, and more wide-spread use this spectroscopic technology for the analysis of materials. In this way, the increased use of LIBS will also contribute to the social themes and to the efficiency in executing European programs in the field of waste management, environmental protection, ecological footprint reduction, food safety control and health care.
The Colibri module is a novel architecture and manufacturing platform that will be available as a standard plug-in module for compact, cost-effective, robust reconfigurable and user accessible spectrometers.
The proposed Colibri module satisfies spectrometer users needs to measure in real-time and in-line without compromising the LIBS spectral accuracy and at affordable costs (at least 4 times lower than the state of the art). The Colibri module allows reconfiguration of the spectrometer for different applications by adapting software only. These features will boost the user accessibility and market size of affordable LIBS technology.
The feasibility assessment under Phase 1 will include a business plan including marketing plan, optimal price definition, funding strategies, technical feasibility, fabrication process, capital equipment, cost analysis, an IPR study and a risk and sensitivity analysis.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ANTERYON BV;NL;;; 196585;655394;ResMet;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;Resampling methods for nonstationary stochastic processes;1/10/2015;30/09/2017;;ResMet is dedicated to applications of resampling methods in statistical inference for the processes with periodic and almost periodic structures. The mentioned processes in the literature are called cyclostationary (CS) and almost cyclostationary (ACS). Studies of CS/ACS processes started by Gladyshev in 1961. Since then the subject has developed fast and found applications in many branches of vibroacoustics, mechanics, signal analysis and climatology. The wide range of possible applications resulted in the thousands of papers that were published through the last 60 years. Unfortunately, the analysis of CS/ACS processes is very difficult. The most difficult is the estimation of the asymptotic covariance matrix for parameters of interest. In practice it is almost impossible and to construct confidence intervals resampling methods need to be used. The Experienced Researcher (ER) will show their consistency for different parameters of CS/ACS processes. Additionally, she will consider jitter effect and develop testing tools to detect the significant frequencies and to check if the considered data are zero-mean. These results will allow e.g. for construction of the new tools for machine faults detection. Moreover, new research topics will appear like choosing the optimal block length for each application. During the fellowship the ER will be able to work with the experts (her supervisor Prof. Dehay included) in the analysis of AC/ACS processes and in testing. The ER will join the seminars organized by them and will exchange the knowledge on the daily basis with other statisticians. Finally, she will present results of her work on the seminars, workshops and conferences. This process will allow her to finish her habilitation and apply for the permanent professor position in Europe. Moreover, during her secondment at Laser Analytica she will get statistical consulting experience, which in future will allow her for collaboration with pharmaceutical companies in Europe.;173076;173076;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;UNIVERSITE RENNES II;FR;;; 196592;672558;TyRec process;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;TyRec process: Whole Tyre Recycling within 30 Minutes with Molten Zinc towards a circular economy;1/06/2015;30/11/2015;;"Composite Recycling Ltd has developed a unique, patented process to recycle tyres using molten zinc. Using molten zinc has a number of advantages over traditional processes:

Economic process as:
Speed of tyre destruction is just 30 minutes rather than 2-4 hours as in traditional rotary kiln processes.
No shredding / granulating; whole tyres, savings in capital and operational costs.
No scale-up issues: doubling the surface area of the molten material doubles the throughput.
Separation: the molten zinc is used to separate the steel and carbon black.

Every year over 1.5 billion tyres are discarded worldwide. Tyres are a composite plastic material and difficult to recycle, but they do contain value in their constituent raw materials such as oil, carbon black, copper and steel.

Because the process utilises existing, proven technologies from low cost industries such as the hot dip galvanising and the carbon black manufacturing industry the technological and hence commercial risk is minimised.

The tyre recycling process was proven to work as intended in collaboration with University College Cork. The next step is to construct a demonstration plant and to proof the recycling of the tyres on this scale providing customers with the confidence of investing into full scale plants.

For all the above waste streams the European and US legislators are increasing the pressure on industry to develop a solution, presenting an opportunity. At the same time a US government report suggests that the US requires up to 200 tyre recycling plants with the European market of similar size as the car ownership is similar.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;COMPOSITE RECYCLING LIMITED;IE;;; 196528;673655;SPACE-DSP;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.6.";Space-SME-2014-1;H2020;REPROGRAMMABLE GENERAL PURPOSE INSTRUMENT FOR DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING IN SPACE;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"The emergence of reconfigurable FPGAs with space qualification opens up new opportunities in space missions. Until recently, implementing high-speed Digital Signal Processing (DSP) algorithms for space was only possible with anti-fusible technology devices. These devices are resistant to radiation but can be programmed only once. Up to now, this fact has determined the development of space instruments, as designs are optimized for a concrete functionality.

The system proposed herein is a general purpose instrument which is reprogrammable in orbit and multi-experiment. It has a programming memory that is remotely configured via radio link with Earth, so the functionality of the instrument can be totally modified from Earth. The DSP algorithms of the FPGA can then be updated or corrected depending on the space missions requirements or clients interests. It offers a completely new business outlook: the instrument can either be sold to companies that want to optimise the resources of their satellite or be rented and exploited by different companies in a multi-experiment distribution or validation hardware.

This document is to request a feasibility study according to phase 1 of the Common Conditions of Horizon 2020 and its dedicated Work Programme 2014-2015. In particular, it refers to SME-SPACE-1-2014/2015: SME instrument, and offers a transversal range of applicability within this topic. This feasibility study (phase 1 of SME instrument) will be guided by the Spanish company AD TELECOM and is expected to include other members and subcontracted members in a future phase 2.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;AD TELECOM SL;ES;;; 196556;674214;Cydar PaaS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Disrupting the real-time medical imaging market, and accelerating innovation, with cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS);1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Medical imaging science has progressed greatly in recent years with advances in cloud computing power, computer vision, machine learning and augmented reality. There is global political will to improve the efficiency of healthcare delivery through better exploitation of information technology. But there is surprisingly little translation of research output into clinical systems supporting real-time imaging.
Large hardware manufacturers currently dominate the software market for image-guided surgery. Their business model is based on high capital expenditure for installing large equipment that combines hardware and software. But this model means high costs and long lead times for changes, creating high barriers to innovation.
Cydar has identified an opportunity to disrupt this model by decoupling software innovation from the hardware. The concept is a dedicated cloud platform that hosts third-party applications, while handling image anonymisation, information security, governance and data storage. The core, tested technology involves a standard PC and web browser securely streaming the live imaging in the operating room to the cloud platform.
This business model is cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS), hosting applications for enterprises, healthcare organisations and academic institutions. Revenue streams include hosting fees and fees for access to the stored data for secondary use.
Crucially, end-user markets become widely accessible, costs are lowered, lead times slashed and the commercial risks of innovation reduced. The model is readily scalable for the global market. We expect it to accelerate the exploitation of medical digital data for the benefit of citizens, both as patients and as taxpayers.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;CYDAR LIMITED;UK;;; 196695;672592;MgSpa;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;A highly efficient and eco-friendly electric shower offering health benefits through magnesium sulphate;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"According to reports by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), most western populations are magnesium deficient. Magnesium deficiency can lead to a number of health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis and arthritis, to name only a few. Sulphate is also essential for many biological processes and at the same time sulfation is a major pathway in detoxifying drugs and environmental contaminants. According to the School of Biosciences of the University of Birmingham, sulphate is not easily absorbed across the gut wall. The recommended treatment up to now for absorbing these nutrients was bathing in Epsom salts, a procedure that calls for a considerable amount of time, water and electrical energy.
MgSO4 Ltd (UK) has developed and patented MgSpa, a new revolutionary alternative to electrical showers, which enables the user to quickly and effectively absorb the necessary Magnesium and Sulphate through the skin, while at the same time ensuring huge savings in water (97% less) and energy (80% less). The MgSpa makes the Epsom salt treatment an easy low cost everyday habit, like taking a shower.
The concept behind the product is to make use not only of the therapeutic properties of the salts, but also of their cleaning ability. So far, the use of soaps made water recirculation in showers impossible and the showers water and energy consumption significant. The innovative product uses Magnesium as a cleaning agent and recirculates and reheats shower water to create an invigorating shower experience with minimum environmental impact.
The Phase 1 project will be focused on establishing a complete supply chain, a sound business model and commercialization strategy and planning all activities for deploying a large scale pilot supported by a large hotel/spa chain. The partner SME Caleidos (Italy) will support the industrialization and marketing plan.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;MGSO4 LTD;UK;CALEIDOS GROUP SRL;IT; 196642;653965;AARC;SIGNED;H2020-EU.;EINFRA-7-2014;H2020;Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration (AARC);1/05/2015;30/04/2017;;"The goal of AARC is to address technical and functional gaps that prevent the interoperability of existing R&E AAIs.
AARC objectives are:
1. Deliver the design of an integrated cross-discipline AAI framework, built on federated access production services (eduGAIN)
2. Increase the uptake of federated access within different research communities
3. Pilot critical components of the proposed integrated AAI where existing production services do not address user needs
4. Validate the results of both the JRA and SA by engaging with the research communities

AARC goals will be achieved by:
Researching main technical (attribute providers, guest IdPs, support for non-web SSO) and policy aspects (level of assurance, security incidents, etc)
Supporting (commercial) services relevant to the R&E community
Delivering training to targeted user communities (e.g. libraries, biomedical, arts and humanities) on both technical and legal aspects

Relevance to the work programme:
1. Facilitate the deployment and promotion of a pan-European identity federation Met by:
Designing an AAI framework that builds on federated access and on the evolution of eduGAINs interfederation approach
Extensive dissemination of AARC results
2. Lower barriers to entry for organisations Met by:
Delivering tools to enable federated access for institutions, services and guest users (also meets obj. Allow for public access at large)
Delivering technical training tailored to institutions and services following the train-the-trainer model (also meets obj. Offer training and outreach for data professionals)
3. Overcome technical, organisational and legal obstacles Met by:
Policies and best practices for operational and security aspects for the integrated AAI
Training on legal aspects, built on experience with eduGAIN
4. Enable the interoperability of different AAIs Met by:
Models to offer collective services and to aggregate their accounting information
Pilots on security token";2950060;2941060;H2020-EINFRA-2014-2;RIA;GEANT VERENIGING;NL;"GROUPEMENT D INTERET PUBLIC POUR LERESEAU NATIONAL DE TELECOMMUNICATIONS POUR LA TECHNOLOGIE L ENSEIGNEMENT ET LA RECHERCHE;FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH;CSC-TIETEEN TIETOTEKNIIKAN KESKUS OY;SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL;STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN;SURFSARA BV;JISC COLLECTIONS AND JANET LIMITED;STICHTING EGI;INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK;STICHTING LIBER;KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE;MORAVSKA ZEMSKA KNIHOVNA V BRNE;EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH;DAASI INTERNATIONAL GMBH;CONSORTIUM GARR;VEREIN ZUR FOERDERUNG EINES DEUTSCHEN FORSCHUNGSNETZES DFN VEREIN E.V.;CESNET ZAJMOVE SDRUZENI PRAVNICKYCH OSOB;ETHNIKO DIKTYO EREVNAS TECHNOLOGIAS AE;SURFnet bv";"FR;DE;FI;UK;NL;PL;CZ;CH;IT;EL"; 196579;640868;SWInG;SIGNED;H2020-EU.3.3.5.;LCE-01-2014;H2020;Development of thin film Solar cells based on WIde band Gap kesterite absorbers;1/06/2015;31/05/2018;;"The aim of this proposal is to develop wide band gap thin film solar cells based on kesterite absorbers for future application in high efficiency and low cost tandem PV devices. The SWInG working group will focus both on the development of the processes for the synthesis of such solar cells based on the Cu2ZnXY4 (with X=Sn, Si and Y= S, Se) compounds and on the understanding of the physical and electrical properties of the high band gap absorber in order to reach high conversion efficiency. The key research challenges will be: developing up-scalable processes for the synthesis of the absorbers; defining the specifications for high quality wide band gap absorbers as well as suitable back contact and buffer/window layers; assessing the potential of this technology for PV applications. The wide band gap thin films solar cells developed in this project are expected to reach a stable efficiency of 15 % on a laboratory scale and 12 % for a mini-module prototype. The publications of specifications for the synthesis of high quality Cu2ZnXY4 absorber as well as suitable back/front contact are expected. The lead users will be PV modules manufacturers that work so far with thin films technologies, as well as the companies that design and produce the machines for the synthesis of such devices. The results will be disseminated and communicated to the European PV industries and the scientific community. The intensive exchange of researchers between the partners during the project will also lead to an enhanced European collaboration in the research field of thin film solar cells.";3254755;3254755;H2020-LCE-2014-1;RIA;INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM;BE;"NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO;UNIVERSITEIT GENT;ZENTRUM FUR SONNENENERGIE- UND WASSERSTOFF-FORSCHUNG BADEN-WURTTEMBERG;MIDSUMMER AB;CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS;HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM BERLIN FUR MATERIALIEN UND ENERGIE GMBH";"NL;BE;DE;SE;FR"; 196619;643803;PROEIPAHA;SIGNED;H2020-EU.3.1.;HCO-01-2014;H2020;PROEIPAHA: Coordination, Support and Promotion activities in favour of EIPAHA;1/01/2015;31/12/2016;;"The goal of PROEIPAHA CSA is to help addressing the challenges identified by the stakeholders and the experts group report, by providing a wide range of high quality support services for the EIPAHA, from secretariat services, R&I facilitation, policy guidance, awareness and stakeholders engagement support, fostering open and sustainable collaboration.

In order to pursue this goal, the project adopts a two-tier approach: internally, to reinforce the activity, output and impact of the EIP AHA, and externally, to increase its influence as a policy catalyser in the wider European economy. In other words, the project aims at improving the internal collaboration of the EIPAHA, and to widen its external outreach and influence.

The project is not designed as a coordination of EIPAHA, but as a set of support actions to the existing structures of governance, such as coordinators and thematic networks, in order to provide the tools and methodologies to help them deliver the expected results.

The consortium is composed by a balanced set of organization to provide high quality support services to the existing and future Action Plans, identifying synergies across AGs, and providing expert knowledge on Research and Innovation on active and healthy ageing (in wide range of domains impacting the issue), policy and legislation, monitoring, standardization, innovative procurement, knowledge sharing tools and governance methods, plus dissemination and awareness activities.";1949997;1949997;H2020-HCO-2014;CSA;FUNKA NU AB;SE;"European Regions Research and Innovation Network;NHG CONSULTING OY;OPEN EVIDENCE;PAU EDUCATION SL;FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION;SWEDISH ICT RESEARCH AB;RESEAU DES ACHETEURS HOSPITALIERS D'ILE-DE-FRANCE GIP - RESAH;INOVAMAIS - SERVICOS DE CONSULTADORIA EM INOVACAO TECNOLOGICA S.A.;REGION MIDTJYLLAND;ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE NORMALIZACION;EUROPEAN HEALTH MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION LIMITED;TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT;OUTSIGHT S.L.U;Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy";"BE;FI;ES;SE;FR;PT;DK;IE"; 196650;663185;ANGELS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;Advanced Next GEneration Landing System;1/01/2015;31/05/2015;;"Life matters. Safety matters. Economy matters. We all acknowledge that any action leading to diminish the risk of accidents must be promoted . A special situation arises in offshore platforms, where helicopter approach and landing (A&L) operations are far from being secure (300 accidents between 2000 and 2005). More than 75% of accidents between 1975 and 2001 occurred during A&L, being most of them (66%) related with installation design (obstacles dense), and most causes related with human errors and bad weather.
This project focuses on increasing safety the EU way, through an innovative use of carrier technologies encouraged by EU SESAR program. PALU follows these guidelines to disrupt the market of A&L high precision guiding systems with a product that will make our young, ambitious and innovative StartUp the provider of reference. 90% offshore wind farms are located in Europe so we are contributing substantially to the safety of our installations and our workers. Also, O/G rigs in the North Sea lead the rate of accidents (mostly because of bad weather), and we intent to help minimizing this rate.
Apart from the human drama, there is also the strong economic impact of losing highly specialized personnel (rate of casualties is >75% when a helicopter accident occurs), helicopters ($15-$25 million on average) and cargo. Even in the absence of incidents, aborting an A&L operation has a significant economic impact (fuel, salaries, impact of cargo delayed, etc.).";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;PALU SRL;IT;;; 196681;656753;GLASUNTES;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-GF;H2020;Innovative high temperature thermal energy storage concept for CSP plants exceeding 50% efficiency;1/05/2016;30/04/2019;;"Energy provision is a big challenge for our Society, being the present production/consumption paradigm not sustainable. To change current trends, a large increase in the share of Renewable Energy Sources (RESs) is crucial. The effectiveness of Thermal Energy Storage (TES) poses Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) systems at the forefront, as the first dispatchable option among all intermittent RESs. In order to realize the CSP potential, the efficiency of the adopted Power Conversion Units (PCUs) must grow over 50%, entailing temperature levels of the order of 1000 C: promising solutions are based on Brayton thermodynamic cycles. This project stems from the observation that no existing TES option can be coupled to such PCUs and/or work at these temperatures, and aims at filling this gap. Three interrelated research objectives are proposed, to prove the feasibility and assess the potential of
1. an innovative CSP concept whereby (i) the receiver is co-located with the TES vessel, (ii) the solar radiation is directly absorbed by the liquid storage medium, and (iii) the thermal power is withdrawn from the TES by bubbling a gas through it, which can thus be used as working fluid in a Brayton cycle. An efficient and simple system results, without irradiated metal tubes, secondary fluid loops, heat exchangers, valves, nor pumps;
2. the adoption of common glass-forming compounds as novel TES materials. These are nontoxic and inexpensive (mainly sand), and the related know-how is already available from the glass manufacturing field, whose deep synergies with the CSP sector will be explored in a multi-disciplinary perspective;
3. the CSP systems resulting from the integration between receiverTES and PCUs.
The envisaged approach combines advanced theoretical and experimental research activities to achieve these goals. The final scope is to inaugurate a new branch in the field of solar systems, with the potential of enabling the CSP plants we need to ensure a bright Future.";259558,2;259558,2;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-GF;UNIVERSITA DI PISA;IT;;; 196513;673561;MD;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Rapid monitoring of biomarkers in postoperative care;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the world, with nearly 1.4 million new cases diagnosed in 2012. The frequency of complications after surgery is relatively high, but rapid and safe monitoring methods are missing.

MD Biomedical AB has addressed this need and developed a radically new and innovative piece of medical equipment that is gently attached on the surface of the bowel for sampling of biomakers. This makes it possible to detect complications within minutes, at an early stage of illness, and long before patient systemic indications.

The possibility of rapid counteractions improves the treatment of the patient and save health care costs.

The feasibility study comprises one work package divided in 6 tasks and shall in measurable terms assess the functional, medical, economic, and environmental effects and the deliverable is a feasibility report including a business plan.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;MD BIOMEDICAL AB;SE;;; 196632;645782;ERA-LEARN 2020;SIGNED;H2020-EU.3.6.;INSO-7-2014;H2020;Strengthening joint programming in Europe;1/01/2015;31/12/2017;;"Building on the ERA-LEARN, NETWATCH & JPIs To Co Work predecessor projects ERA-LEARN 2020 will provide an integrated framework to make P2P more efficient and effective and support national and regional funding organisations in the preparation, implementation and monitoring of joint actions.
ERA-LEARN 2020 will increase mutual learning within the P2P community and will thereby support the implementation of streamlined mechanisms. Useful input will be provided towards the analysis and possible future development of P2P formats. ERA-LEARN 2020 will highlight synergies between different forms of national/regional programme coordination and facilitate high-level analysis of P2P policy-related issues. It will provide tools for analysis and communication formats for supporting future developments of transnational programme coordination.
The ERA-LEARN 2020 team is highly qualified & complementary with national authorities and experts for analysis with many years experience of P2P at both the operational and policy levels.
ERA-LEARN 2020 will:
1. provide a web-based information, learning and support platform for P2P to avoid duplication of efforts;
2. support the ongoing optimisation of P2P networks by providing a toolbox for the wider activities of joint programming, particularly the JPIs, Art.185 and ERA-NET Cofund instrument, as well as their associated impacts;
3. implement a systematic process for monitoring & impact assessment of P2P networks, including their impacts at both the policy, programme and co-funded RTD project-level;
4. assess and benchmark current approaches to alignment and explore options for new modalities to better align national and/or regional activities under common research agendas;
5. implement an annual cycle of knowledge exchange aimed at increasing the impact of investment in P2P activities and exploring options to support less research intensive countries.";3199312;3199312;H2020-INSO-2014;CSA;OESTERREICHISCHE FORSCHUNGSFOERDERUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH;AT;"OPTIMAT LIMITED;DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV;AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH;THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER;VDI/VDE INNOVATION + TECHNIK GMBH;MINISTERO DELL'ISTRUZIONE, DELL'UNIVERSITA' E DELLA RICERCA;ENTERPRISE IRELAND;SUOMEN AKATEMIA;NORGES FORSKNINGSRAD;INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE";"UK;DE;AT;IT;IE;FI;NO;FR"; 196541;673922;SDN-Polygraph;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Cloud-based Visibility Service for Software Defined Networks;1/04/2015;31/10/2015;;"Today, enterprises depend on the Internet and computer networks. Costs associated to network malfunctions are huge, estimated around 30K/hour; companies average 175 hours of downtime per year, which yields losses above 5 M/year per company. To avoid these huge costs, network administrators require network visibility: the ability to understand what happens in a network. Thus, companies are investing in visibility tools; the market of Network Performance Monitoring (NPM) is currently estimated at $2.4Bn, growing at >11% yearly.

However, enterprises today are still not investing as much as they should in network visibility, because of (1) deployment complexity, which requires expert technicians and planned interventions, and (2) high upfront costs of both hardware and software-based solutions.

A revolution in the networking world called SDN is currently undergoing. This new technology allows software components to alter the network, which becomes almost programmable. This opens a window of opportunity to create a SDN visibility product that removes both barriers: it can be deployed with one click, offered cheaply from the cloud at scale, and billed on a subscription basis. The market of SDN is currently $3.5Bn and will grow 10x until 2018. We believe that by combining SDN and network visibility we can at least double the market of our segment, increasing it by $2.4Bn.

The objective of this project is to refine our current Business Plan and reduce the uncertainties in the project. By reducing risk, we will consolidate it and open it to further investment. In particular, we will seek an early adopter and refine the value proposition of our first version of the product.

We are a company that commercializes network visibility solutions; our product (unrelated to SDN) is currently in commercialization stage, with many large-scale deployments. We therefore have the technical and business expertise to build and commercialize a novel network visibility product.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;TALAIA NETWORKS SL;ES;;; 196641;653477;ASTERICS;SIGNED;H2020-EU.;INFRADEV-4-2014-2015;H2020;Astronomy ESFRI and Research Infrastructure Cluster;1/05/2015;30/04/2019;;ASTERICS (Astronomy ESFRI & Research Infrastructure Cluster) aims to address the cross-cutting synergies and common challenges shared by the various Astronomy ESFRI facilities (SKA, CTA, KM3Net & E-ELT). It brings together for the first time, the astronomy, astrophysics and particle astrophysics communities, in addition to other related research infrastructures. The major objectives of ASTERICS are to support and accelerate the implementation of the ESFRI telescopes, to enhance their performance beyond the current state-of-the-art, and to see them interoperate as an integrated, multi-wavelength and multi-messenger facility. An important focal point is the management, processing and scientific exploitation of the huge datasets the ESFRI facilities will generate. ASTERICS will seek solutions to these problems outside of the traditional channels by directly engaging and collaborating with industry and specialised SMEs. The various ESFRI pathfinders and precursors will present the perfect proving ground for new methodologies and prototype systems. In addition, ASTERICS will enable astronomers from across the member states to have broad access to the reduced data products of the ESFRI telescopes via a seamless interface to the Virtual Observatory framework. This will massively increase the scientific impact of the telescopes, and greatly encourage use (and re-use) of the data in new and novel ways, typically not foreseen in the original proposals. By demonstrating cross-facility synchronicity, and by harmonising various policy aspects, ASTERICS will realise a distributed and interoperable approach that ushers in a new multi-messenger era for astronomy. Through an active dissemination programme, including direct engagement with all relevant stakeholders, and via the development of citizen scientist mass participation experiments, ASTERICS has the ambition to be a flagship for the scientific, industrial and societal impact ESFRI projects can deliver.;14991194;14991194;H2020-INFRADEV-1-2014-1;RIA;STICHTING ASTRON, NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR RADIO ASTRONOMY;NL;"RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG;INSTITUTO DE FISICA DE ALTAS ENERGIAS;Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) Erlangen-Nrnberg;THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE;STICHTING VU;ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE;THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH;COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES;SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL;STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN;STIFTUNG DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY;JOINT INSTITUTE FOR VERY LONG BASELINE INTERFEROMETRY AS A EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE CONSORTIUM (JIV-ERIC);INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS;INSTITUT D'ESTUDIS ESPACIALS DE CATALUNYA FUNDACION;GTD SISTEMAS DE INFORMACION SA;CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS;ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA;THE OPEN UNIVERSITY;UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM;UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID;SURFnet bv;UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA;JOINT INSTITUTE FOR V.L.B.I. IN EUROPE (J.I.V.E.)";"DE;ES;UK;NL;IT;FR"; 196544;673939;SIMPLE;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.6.";Space-SME-2014-1;H2020;Spacefibre IMPLementation design test Equipment;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"The forthcoming European Space missions both for earth observation and science (e.g. Euclid, Metop-SG) are more and more demanding very high-speed data transmission (above Gbps) within the different units in satellite payloads and platform. As SpaceWire standard (ECSS-E-ST-50-12C) is no longer capable to meet such stringent requirements the European Space Agency (ESA) is finalizing a new standard for high-speed data links called SpaceFibre. Among the main features SpaceFibre defines high reliable and fast point-to-point or network connections
The definition of this new standard opens up a considerable business opportunity related to the implementation of Intellectual Property (IP) and systems compliant to it. In order to guarantee a high reliable transmission the SpaceFibre is rather complex, thus 2 main issues are expected to be faced by any developer: on one side the design and implementation of a system compliant with the standard and on the other side the need for a test equipment capable of validating such a design.
The proposed innovation project has the ambitious goal to solve both the problems by:
1) Design, Development and Testing of a point-to-point interface controller IP, both synthesizable HW macrocell and relevant SW/Firmware, compliant with the new High Speed Serial Link standard developed by ESA under the name of SpaceFibre;
2) Development of a test equipment (SpaceFibre Analyser) based on the outcome of the previous activity which serves as reference equipment for testing any design/product related to SpaceFibre.
The final aim of the project is to provide the customer with a powerful instrument to simplify the development of his own system based on SpaceFibre technology, thus the acronym SIMPLE.
The company IngeniArs through the commercialization of the SpaceFibre technology is aiming to achieve 10% of the forecasted market size reaching a positive EBITDA during the first year of product commercialization and reaching the breakeven after 2 years.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;INGENIARS SRL;IT;;; 196631;645775;DRAGON-STAR Plus;SIGNED;H2020-EU.3.6.;INT-01-2014;H2020;Dragon - Sustaining Technology And Research Plus (EU-China Collaboration);1/02/2015;31/01/2018;;"China is already an important global actor in the fields of research and innovation, and has the potential of becoming a leading force in the next few decades. The shift in Chinas strategy focusing towards R&I and transforming the essence of its economy has been complimented with massive public investments in research and technology. The EU having recognised the leading role China is expected to play, and having adopted a strategic position for becoming a knowledge-based economy, is required to collaborate with China in areas of mutual interest, and for common benefit and prosperity. Moreover for critical global issues which demand close scientific and technological cooperation at an international level, EU has identified in China a natural partner able to contribute and complement its own capacity.
The proposed initiative aims to provide support services to European and Chinese researchers, and a flexible platform to facilitate policy discussions between European and Chinese stakeholders. Moreover, DRAGON-STARPLUS will provide the EC and the Member States with a toolset for setting a long term cooperation strategy in research and innovation with China.
The project aims to provide efficient services on three levels (priority areas):
- Support the European and Chinese research communities to establish collaborations under Horizon 2020 and beyond.
- Provide a cooperation platform and tools to policy makers, aiming ultimately to support and enhance the bilateral cooperation, through the concept of mutual benefit.
- Provide an ERA-NET style platform to funding agencies for exchanging best practices and planning joint activities.
The proposed activities take into account the current on-going policy dialogue and the peculiarities of the research and innovation environment in China, and are based upon the outputs and the established mechanisms of the previous DRAGON-STAR project, as well as upon the sound results of previous related projects (e.g. OPEN-ICT, CO-REACH).";2227812,5;1949999,5;H2020-INT-INCO-2014;CSA;FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS;EL;"SIGMA ORIONIS SA;OESTERREICHISCHE FORSCHUNGSFOERDERUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH;China Science and Technology Exchange Center;CHINA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY;SOCIEDADE PORTUGUESA DE INOVACAO - CONSULTADORIA EMPRESARIAL E FOMENTO DA INOVACAO S.A.;KAIROS FUTURE AKTIEBOLAG;EMETRIS SYMVOULOI ANAPTYXIS ORGANOSIS KAI PLIROFORIKIS AE;EURELATIONS AG;THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM NINGBO;STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH;BEIJING SOFTWARE ENTERPRISE ADVISORY CENTER;AGENZIA PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA RICERCA EUROPEA";"FR;AT;CN;PT;SE;EL;CH;DE;IT"; 196570;674655;InLineNano;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;In-Line Areal Surface Measurement for Micro and Nano Production;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;A new optical interferometry technology has been developed which delivers fast and high precision areal surface measurements for stepped and structured micro-nanoscale surfaces which cannot be measured by traditional techniques. The technology addresses the market need for high throughput, simple sample preparation and nanoscale accuracy combined with an affordable system cost. Furthermore, a unique vibration isolation innovation means that it has the flexibility to be applied both in-line and in-process. This project aims to validate its commercial potential as both a research and industrial metrology tool.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;IBS PRECISION ENGINEERING BV;NL;;; 196640;653066;PGE-PLANETS;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;Mineral scale platinum-group-element osmium isotope constraints on planet formation late accretion;20/07/2015;19/07/2017;;"Platinum group element (PGE) abundances & 187Os-isotope compositions determined for magmas of Earth, the Moon, Mars, & asteroidal bodies place important constraints on planetary evolution but these data, & current analytical approaches, have largely focused on whole-rock analyses. Interpretations of planetary PGE fractionation & parent-body mantle reservoir compositions often appeal to knowledge of PGE fractionation reported for Earths magma compositions that may differ from other planetary melts. For these reasons significant uncertainty exists on the internal influences of planetary bulk-rock PGE compositions & inferred mantle reservoir characteristics.
We propose to pioneer analytical techniques that will enable the first comprehensive study of mineral-scale PGE abundances & 186,187Os-isotope compositions in selected differentiated & primitive achondritic meteorites. This new quantitative mineral-scale information will enable rigorous & comprehensive assessment of the nature of planetary PGE fractionation(s), the degree of internal Os-isotopic equilibrium, & more precise knowledge of Osi values - thereby advancing understanding of molecular to planet-scale PGE characteristics with implications for theories concerning planetary & Solar System evolution.
For the purposes of the proposed research the Fellow has secured access to the University of Alberta Meteorite Collection; >1100 planetary samples curated by one of Canadas foremost meteoriticists (Prof. C.D.K. Herd). The researcher benefits from 4.5 years of postdoctoral experience where she advanced her expertise in PGE analytical chemistry in specialist laboratories at leading North American institutions. Her experience of handling precious meteorite materials & familiarity with laser-ablation protocols & micro-column chemistry are key assets to the proposed study to be conducted at the University of Durham, a European & global leader in PGE analyses.";195454,8;195454,8;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;University of Durham;UK;;; 196587;656047;EinsteinVRH;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;Einstein Relation for the Variable Range Hopping model;1/02/2016;31/01/2018;;"The Variable Range Hopping is considered in the Physics literature as an effective model for the analysis of conductivity in semiconductors. Understanding how the macroscopic parameters depend on the small-scale randomness of the environment and proving the Einstein Relation for this model is the ambitious aim of this project.

Main objectives:

1) Extend recent results (law of large numbers, existence of a stationary state) for long-range reversible random walks on point processes including the possibility of traps.

2) Analyze how an external field influences the limiting velocity of the Variable Range Hop- ping, in comparison to similar models from Mathematical Physics.

3) Establish the first rigorous Einstein Relation for a physically relevant model, the Variable Range Hopping.

The mathematical techniques we have at our disposal nowadays (such as the weak Einstein Relation and the control of long range models) are a solid basis for the investigation of the problem: This would be the first time an Einstein Relation is rigorously proven for a relevant physical model. Furthermore, the richness of the subject guarantees also many intermediate results of great relevance in the field of Probability Theory.

Besides the big scientific relevance of the expected results, the project will have a strong impact also on the career of the experienced researcher, completing his international profile of independent scientist, and will also strengthen the interplay between the Probability Theory communities of France, Germany and Italy. Finally, a positive outcome of the action will bring a significant insight on the physical study of semiconductors.";173076;173076;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;UNIVERSITE PARIS DAUPHINE;FR;;; 196596;674161;DGC;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;SEPA in your pocket development of a mobile payment solution based on a disruptive SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) Credit Transfer approach for banks and the payment industry.;1/06/2015;30/11/2015;;"By empowering European banks and other payment specialists, Digicash Payments is providing the technology to truly revolutionise payment and shopping experiences: a direct link with the bank is now available directly on the consumers smartphone or virtually in their pocket. By triggering SEPA Credit Transfers, the Digicash solution serves as a technological channel between the end user (buyer/seller) and its primary source of financing providing an easy means to handle payments via a mobile device.

Being a bank-centric product in a highly competitive market, Digicash aims to impose the most efficient m-payment model on the European market together with banks. Digicash provides leading-edge technology by commercialising a white-label solution based on SEPA Credit Transfers that is entirely customisable, for both design and functionality.

The solution allows banks to offer additional banking services and enhance their relationship with their clients offering bank-grade security and compliance levels. Thus, Digicash enables them to offer 1/ consumers a convenient, secure and trustworthy payment solution with enhanced value-adding services and incentives, and 2/ merchants a true added value, speeding up their point of sale processes, enhancing the sales experience by integrating features, and reducing merchant commissions based on a less costly infrastructure. For banks, this is a real opportunity to drive innovation in a changing consumer-driven environment.

Digicash Payments aims at becoming a leading European premium payment technology provider for the financial industry based on the launch of a product suiting the specific needs of European banks. The main mission of the feasibility study intended to be undertaken under Phase 1 will be to create an exhaustive business plan within the next 6 months to prepare this internationalisation.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;DIGICASH PAYMENTS SA;LU;;; 196527;673677;Efficient Cooking;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.2.";SFS-08-2014-1;H2020;Substainable and efficient food processing and cooking sytem;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;Natural Machines is a SME that has created the first 3D food printer that works with sweet and savory ingredients. We are focused on helping people get back to home cooking, back to healthy food, by bringing the food processing plant to the home kitchens, giving an eco-efficient alternative to traditional food processing, reducing food waste to zero and with significant savings in energy and packaging needed with no need to spend time cooking or knowing how to do it. Following the lean startup model, we introduced a model for B2B customers that allow them to create dishes, decorations, customizations, suitable for hospitals, restaurants, bakeries, etc. In order to get our product to the home kitchens, users have requested two main features that go far beyond 3D printing technology. The two systems are a new cooking technology that uses just a fraction of the energy used by traditional ovens and microwave ovens and a prefilled capsule system. Both systems working together will convert our new device in an optimised sustainable mini food processing plant at home. The cooking system provides a very granular control of the temperature of the food being cooked, allowing to preserve the nutritional properties of the ingredients and cook according to the user tastes. This system can work also as a standalone device, which opens also new OEM and licensing opportunities for our company. It provides also a safer operation, as no element in the device will be heated to a point of causing harm, as compared to an oven. From a business perspective, reaching the mass market (home kitchens) will allow us to more tan double current revenue forecasts according to initial interest in USA, Europe and Asia, and to introduce new business models, like capsule licensing that will generate new revenue sources. We expect the feasibility study to provide us with a better market insight and a complete business plan for bringing our device to the market.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;2 VEGAN NATURAL MACHINES S.L.;ES;;; 196680;653838;PRACE-4IP;SIGNED;H2020-EU.;EINFRA-4-2014;H2020;PRACE 4th Implementation Phase Project;1/02/2015;31/12/2017;;"PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing, was established in May 2010 as a permanent pan-European High Performance Computing service providing world-class systems for world-class science. Six systems at the highest performance level (Tier-0) are deployed by Germany, France, Italy and Spain providing researchers with over 9 billion core hours of compute time. HPC experts from twenty-five member states - funded in part in three implementation projects - enabled users from academia and industry to ascertain leadership and remain competitive in the Global Race. Currently PRACE is preparing for PRACE 2.0, the successor of the initial five year period.
The objectives of PRACE-4IP are to build on and seamlessly continue the successes of PRACE and start new innovative and collaborative activities proposed by the consortium. These include: assisting the transition to PRACE 2.0; strengthening the internationally recognised PRACE brand; continuing advanced training which so far provided more than 15.000 person-training days to over 4700 persons, preparing strategies and best practices towards exascale computing, coordinating and enhancing the operation of the multi-tier HPC systems and services, and supporting users to exploit massively parallel systems and novel architectures.
The proven project structure will be used to achieve each of the objectives in six dedicated work packages. The project will continue to be managed by Jlich.
The activities are designed to increase Europe's research and innovation potential especially through: seamless and efficient Tier-0 services and a pan-European HPC ecosystem including national capabilities; promoting take-up by industry and special offers to SMEs; analysing new flexible business models for PRACE 2.0; proposing strategies for deployment of leadership systems; collaborating with the ETP4HPC, the coming CoEs and other European and international organisations on future architectures, training, application support and policies.";16354408,25;15000000;H2020-EINFRA-2014-2;RIA;FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH;DE;"CINECA CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO;THE CYPRUS RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION;CSC-TIETEEN TIETOTEKNIIKAN KESKUS OY;THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH;PARTNERSHIP FOR ADVANCED COMPUTINGIN EUROPE AISBL;UNINETT SIGMA2 AS;Uppsala universitet;BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION;KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET;GRAND EQUIPEMENT NATIONAL DE CALCUL INTENSIF;UNIVERSITAT LINZ;NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY;SURFSARA BV;Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) e.V.;KORMANYZATI INFORMATIKAI FEJLESZTESI UGYNOKSEG;INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK;VYPOCTOVE STREDISKO SLOVENSKEJ AKADEMIE VIED;UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA;UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI;ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI;EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH;MACHBA - INTERUNIVERSITY COMPUTATION CENTER;ASSOCIATION ""NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SUPERCOMPUTING APPLICATIONS"";NEMZETI INFORMACIOS INFRASTRUKTURA FEJLESZTESI IRODA;ETHNIKO DIKTYO EREVNAS TECHNOLOGIAS AE;VYSOKA SKOLA BANSKA - TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA OSTRAVA";"IT;CY;FI;UK;BE;NO;SE;ES;DK;FR;AT;IE;NL;DE;HU;PL;SK;PT;SI;TR;CH;IL;BG;EL;CZ"; 196583;648831;MyNano;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-CoG-2014;H2020;Towards the design of Personalised Polymer-based Combination Nanomedicines for Advanced Stage Breast Cancer Patients;1/07/2015;30/06/2020;;"Research on anticancer therapies has provided little progress towards improved survival rates for patients with metastatic disease. The intrinsic advantages of polymer conjugates can be optimised to rationally design targeted combination therapies, concept I pioneered that allows enhanced therapeutic efficiency. Early clinical trials involving conjugates showed activity in chemotherapy refractory patients and reduced drug-related toxicity. However, there is a growing concern on patient variability regarding tumor patho-physiology that underlie successful therapeutic outcome. Specific biomarkers are required to select those patients most likely to show good clinical response to these therapies.
The objective of MyNano is to engineer polymer-based combination therapies designed to treat metastatic breast cancer in a patient personalised manner. Therefore, novel multicomponent polymer conjugates with precise control over size, shape, solution conformation, multifunctionality and bioresponsiveness will be obtained while in parallel their structure activity relationships to underlying proposed mechanisms of action in clinically relevant models will be studied. Polyglutamates obtained by controlled polymerisation and self-assembly strategies will be the carriers. Primary breast cancer patient tissue will be used to generate cell and in vivo models representing different clinical molecular subtypes. MyNano will also investigate new combination strategies using current treatments together with inhibitors of tumor-derived exosome release pathways, phenomenon related to metastasis and resistance mechanisms.
The aim is to provide a novel methodological approach that would allow by reiterative design to optimise the design of the next generation nanoconjugates for the treatment of specific metastatic cancer clinical subtypes. MyNano will be a breakthrough as it introduces a paradigm shift in the strategy to design nanomedicines in areas of unmet clinical need.";1724168,97;1724168,97;ERC-2014-CoG;ERC-COG;FUNDACION DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION PRINCIPEFELIPE;ES;;; 196630;645730;CLUSDEV MED;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.3.;MSCA-RISE-2014;H2020;Cluster Development Med;1/06/2015;31/05/2019;;"The proposal lies within priority research & innovation topics in EU-Mediterranean cooperation, as highlighted in several past projects and policies reccomendations, i.e. within the MOCO - Monitoring Committee for Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation in RTD. International Cluster Cooperation offers opportunities to scal up research and technological potential, enhance competitiveness, support the regional socio-economic development and reinforce the market placement of new, innovative products. These cooperation approaches often fail due to constraints on resources, capabilities, instruments and funding. On the other hand, over 2.000 Clusters only in the European Union covering all sectors and able to realize an intersectorial framework, as well as related clusters and networks in the southern Mediterranean countries, form a great potential for transnational clustering.

The EUs framework for state aid defines innovative clusters as follows: Innovation clusters mean grouping of indipendent and innovative start-ups, small, medium and large undertakings as well as research organizations operating in a particular sector and region, and designed to stimulate innovative activity by promoting intensive interactions, sharing of facilities and exchange of knowledge and expertise, and by contributing effectively to technology transfer, networking and information dissemination among the undertakings in the cluster.
Taking into account the current socio-economic situations ClusDevMed priority topics are, in particular:
- Agribusiness, agro food, food security Energy - Water

Core research areas is: Green Tech in the field of Clustering Activities";796500;796500;H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014;MSCA-RISE;UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE;IT;"ISTANBUL TEKNOKENT ANONIM SIRKETI;DISTRETTO AGROALIMENTARE REGIONALE SCRL;UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT;REDINN SRL;VILNIAUS GEDIMINO TECHNIKOS UNIVERSITETAS VIESOJI ISTAIGA";"TR;IT;NL;LT"; 196529;673676;bionic agitator;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Feasibility study of a bionic agitator a prototype of this agitator has shown great potential for energy reduction of agitator technology.;1/05/2015;30/04/2016;;"A prototype of a newly developed agitator has shown great potential for energy reduction in agitator technology. The developed agitator was inspired by the way ducks move their feet in the water a very energy-efficient way. Consequently we call the new agitator a bionic agitator. Now we want to validate the findings from the test of the prototype in a beta-phase test.
The idea to question the current agitator technology arose, while analysing the reasons for small biogas plants (<75kW, operating on organic waste) not being profitable. Martin Falger, the inventor of the bionic agitator and major shareholder of the wusoa GmbH, focused on the fact, that the highest fraction of the primary energy consumption of a biogas plant is needed for the agitator used in the same plant. The prototype of the bionic agitator has shown the potential to reduce this energy consumption by 60 per cent or more. Thus more of the produced energy in the biogas plant can be fed into the grid. As a result of this increase in the effective output it becomes more attractive to generate energy from organic waste which means a 100% carbon neutral way of energy production and a great contribution to the EU goals of reducing emissions by 80% in 2050.
The proposed feasibility study includes a field test where the bionic agitator is installed in five existing biogas plants. One additional bionic agitator will be installed in the biogas plant of the University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart, Germany) to test it against a conventional agitator. The aim of the feasibility study is to obtain reliable data on the energy reduction, the material used and to get a solid feedback from potential customers.
We estimate that the European market for agitators in the biogas industry is approx. worth 2.7 billion euro. However the bionic agitator cannot only be used in the biogas industry the energy savings make it attractive for any industry where fluids need to be stirred or mixed.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;WUSOA GMBH;DE;;; 196557;674298;PFMaker;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;PFMaker, the Advanced Interactive Video Tool;1/05/2015;31/08/2015;;"People are accessing, consuming and sharing content in more varied ways than ever, and marketers have scores of new opportunities to understand, reach, and engage with consumers. Up to this point, companies are spending 171 billion dollar in digital advertising per year. However, online advertising is intrusive, boring and even bothering. Almost a 92% of people give up Pre-Roll ads with the option Skip-Ad, when this option is not shown, 15% of people close the entire video to avoid the ad. In-Video Ads doesnt work better, 15% of viewers close the image shown at bottom, barely a 3% click on that kind of ad.

In order to overcome these problems we have tested in a relevant environment a new interactive video format that increases user engagement. In spite of this, producing interactive video contents is still expensive and barely unprofitable, thus increasing the total production costs up to a 50%.

The purpose of this innovation project is to develop a new tool and interactivity market ecosystem to create fully advanced interactive experiences in a cost effective and profitable way. This tool will be named PFMaker and will reduce the time of production of an interactive video by a 67% and its development costs by up to 81%. This tool will allow the quick creation of interactive videos with advanced user interactions such as 3D Graphics and Augmented Reality.

At this stage we have conducted a pilot project to verify the interest in a relevant environment, but a deeper feasibility study is needed in order to minimize the investment risks. Our feasibility study will consist of an international market and user research and an IPR analysis.

PlayFilm is a young tech startup, with greatly experienced executive team, that has already received the interest of big companies and support of the accelerators programs. PlayFilm aims to shake the entertainment industry through a new advertising format which not only does not interrupt the user experience, but also adds value";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;PLAYFILM SL;ES;;; 196498;673354;ASWD;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.6.";Space-SME-2014-1;H2020;Advanced Space Weather Detector;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"The objective of the project is to develop an Advanced low-cost High Resolution Cosmic Ray Detector: State-of-the-art particle-accelerator-derived TRL6-proven technology innovatively applied to Space Weather.

The short-term business concept is the use of such detectors for advanced early detection of Geomagnetic Storms with unprecedented accuracy and local data, which has an immense European/Global commercial interest due to the growing problems generated by Space Weather events, the fragility of our infrastructures and the broad range of industries which are severely affected by them.

This global-impact project bases its commercial opportunity in the well-known vast cost saving potential of accurate early warnings for key industrial sectors such as Energy, Telecommunications, GNSS, Transportation or Insurance.

The detector will have unparalleled resolution and low cost. This will make it possible to monitor critical infrastructures on-site. It will also allow to create a low-cost, dense, high resolution European/Global network of such detectors. Both applications are absolute novelties.

The detector will be affordable, standalone, modular and scalable, which will make it perfect also as lab equipment. Its broad range of scientific applications and low cost will mean that many small research departments will benefit from it, maximizing the international impact of the project. This can also boost the research in areas such as Space Weather, restricted until now to big experiments.

Universities, international experiments, Astrophysics, Space Weather, Climate and other research institutes will comprise the end-users together with the main customers: the private sector.

In this phase 1, a comprehensive study of all the resources needed for phase 2 will be carried out, this will include business plan, marketing plan including all potential stakeholders and financial/economic study, taking into account H2020 funding as well as the companys own resources.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;HIDRONAV TECHNOLOGIES S.L.;ES;;; 196616;643269;SME CoachLT;SIGNED;H2020-EU.2.3.;INNOSUP;H2020;Establishing services enhancing the innovation management capacity of SME's in the Lithuanian Enterprise Europe Network consortia;1/07/2014;31/12/2014;;"The overall aim of SME CoachLT is to increase effectiveness and efficiency of investment in R&D and Innovation by enhancing innovation management capacity of Lithuanian SMEs -beneficiaries of the new dedicated SME instrument under Horizon 2020, and SMEs with significant innovation activities and a high potential for internationalisation.
Specifically, the project will support SMEs - beneficiaries of the SME instrument- in identifying project-specific barriers and weaknesses and gaps in their innovation capacities that hinder realization of growth opportunities, and pointing to suitable coaches to address the identified weaknesses. The second specific objective is supporting SMEs with significant innovation activities and a high potential internationalization in enhancing their innovation management capacities.
The Key Account Manager will support SMEs SME Instrument beneficiaries in identifying critical issues and gaps with regards to their innovation idea and guide them to relevant lead coach who will support the company throughout their innovation journey. The Key account Manager will use a holistic and dynamic business innovation model, supported by Business Innovation Roadmap Tool, available under Creative Commons License from smE-MPOWER network. Based on the systematic assessment logic embedded in the tool, the Key Account Manager will guide the company through a transparent and easy-to-use self-assessment process.
When supporting companies having innovation and internationalization potential, but not part of SME instrument, we will use IMP3rove Academys diagnostic tool which measures the performance of the companys innovation management system. However taking into account the SME context, we intend to use action- based (and case-driven) learning approach to addressing identified gaps in the innovation system. smE-MPOWER tools can support the coaching process.";11812,5;9450;H2020-Adhoc-2014-20;CSA;VIESOJI ISTAIGA LIETUVOS INOVACIJU CENTRAS;LT;;; 196555;674203;CAIN;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Analysis of multimedia contents published on social networks, using a community of people willing to perform micro-tasks on their mobile devices. Application to marketing and branding;1/05/2015;29/02/2016;;Social networks contain valuable information for businesses. Companies able to understand what is said on social networks will have a significant competitive advantage. However, information extraction is not simple because it is not structured and because the volumes are very large. So far, algorithms have been developed to analyze texts inaccurately. But also the language of social networking is based on images and videos. Both formats growing faster than the text. The algorithms are far from understanding the meaning of multimedia contents, or extract useful information from them. Our solution assumes that today, and for a long time, this work can only be done by the human mind. Therefore we have the technology and methodology appropriate to do so. The analysis is performed by distributing micro-tasks to the mobile devices of a community of human solvers. The specific software creates micro-tasks, distributes it and reports the results. The micro-tasks are presented as games or activities that are resolved in less than 1 minute. The solvers are anonymous volunteers who perform the micro-tasks in exchange for an amount of money that is donated to the NGO of their choice. To participate, the solvers must download an application on their mobile devices. Virtually any business is a potential client of this solution, but especially those with brands targeted directly to consumers, with great presence in social networks. The scope of our project is first European and then global. The software and methodology have already been tested successfully in image analysis projects conducted by The Harvard University and the University of Barcelona. However, before marketing it is necessary to work on the value proposition meeting the information needs of businesses and testing the solution in a business environment. We also need to study the motivations of solvers to develop plans for growth of this community. Moreover the BP must be completed. These are objectives of Phase 1.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;GNOTO MARKETING AND SALES SL;ES;;; 196617;643349;EENHessenInnovation;SIGNED;H2020-EU.2.3.;INNOSUP;H2020;Establishing services enhancing innovation management capacity of SMEs in the Enterprise Europe Network: Hessen;1/07/2014;31/12/2014;;"Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH (HTAI), representing the EEN Hessen consortium busyhessen, will implement the action Establishing services enhancing the innovation management capacity of SMEs in the Enterprise Europe Network calculating with a minimum number of thirteen seven-day-packages with the objective to support innovative SMEs with a high potential for growth and internationalisation.
Thus, interested beneficiaries of the SME Instrument will be supported with key account management (KAM). Other enterprises, assessed as suitable by EEN Hessen, will be supported in the separate process of Enhancing Innnovation Management Capacity (EIMC). HTAI will use the Innovation Health Check by Enterprise Ireland as a CEN/TS 16555-1 tool to assess the innovation management capacity of Hessian clients for both services offered.
Five EEN Hessen innovation experts, all senior EEN staff experienced in innovation management, are foreseen for this action.";42063,75;33651;H2020-Adhoc-2014-20;CSA;HESSEN TRADE & INVEST GMBH;DE;;; 196648;662816;KERS-P;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Development of a universal kit to be installed on existing and new High Tonnage Hot ForgingPresses, for a potential strong reduction of energy consumption of the European installed fleet.;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"FARINA PRESSE, 80 years old Italian SME specialized in High Tonnage Hot Forging Presses (HTHFP: > 25.000 kN) with a solid R&D tradition and a fame of excellence in hot forging sector, aims at developing a UNIVERSAL KIT, suitable to be installed on the most different types of existing HTHFPs, capable to reduce up to 30% their electric energy consumption and increase up to 33% their productivity, so that to address the potential of the European working HTHFPs' fleet and obtain an important energy consumption reduction at system level.
The European forging industry, an highly energy intensive sector, is steadly forced to reduce production costs and increase production volumes. The project will allow to meet the forging industry needs and its application on the European market will obtain significant energy saving on European energy networks. We estimate our kit will allow to save about 210 MWh/year for an average HTHFP, actually dissipated as unproductive heat: if extended to the European HTHFP fleet, it means a potential saving of 420 GWh/year, equivalent to a reduction of 210.000 tons CO2 emission per year.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;FARINA PRESSE SRL;IT;;; 196633;646112;NMP TeAm 3;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.1.3.;H2020-EU.2.1.5.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-39-2014;H2020;Improving the services of the NMP NCP Network through Transnational Activities;1/01/2015;31/12/2016;;"NMP TeAm 3 is the continuation of the successful EU projects NMP TeAm 1&2. It aims to facilitate transnational cooperation between NCPs within the Industrial leadership Part with a view to identifying and sharing good practices and raising the general standard of support by the NMP NCPs to programme applicants as described in the work programme. NMP TeAm 3 will achieve a consistent, improved and professionalised NCP service across Europe, thereby helping simplify access to Horizon 2020 calls, lowering the entry barriers for newcomers, and raising the average quality of proposals submitted.

NNP TeAm 3:

- Will create the mechanisms and tools for capacity building of NCPs' skills that will ensure the NCP Network's high and consistent level of services to clients. These will include 10 training events, 10 staff exchanges and twinning schemes and self -assessment through benchmarking.
- Will provide the necessary tools to all NMP NCPs so that they can assist their clients to increase their success rate in H2020 and lower the barriers for participation for new applicants. These will include the improvement of the Partner Search Facility of NMP TeAm 1&2, organisation of 4 brokerage events at large EU presidency conferences and 6 virtual information seminars for clients on H2020.

- Will improve the outreach of the NMP NCP Network and maximise the impact of its activities, services and results to a wide audience of clients and stakeholders. This will be achieved through the continuation of the NMP TeAm website, which is already a focal point of the community of NCPs and programme applicants, continuous dissemination of information through social media and participation of NCPs at large NMP related events to provides assistance and services. NMP TeAm 3 will also maintain and create new links with stakeholders like the Enterprise Europe Network, European Technology Platforms and other NCP Networks to reach as many as possible H2020 applicants.";599135,12;599135,12;H2020-NMP-CSA-2014;CSA;FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS;EL;"FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH;COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES;INSTYTUT PODSTAWOWYCH PROBLEMOW TECHNIKI POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK;The Technology Strategy Board;MATIMOP - THE ISRAELI CENTER FOR R&D;AGENZIA PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA RICERCA EUROPEA;FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA";"DE;FR;PL;UK;IL;IT;PT"; 196511;673533;DryEye;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Validation of a Novel Diagnostic Biomarker for Dry Eye Syndrome based in nucleotides detection;1/06/2015;31/01/2016;;"Scientists of our company invented a method for diagnosing and monitoring the effectiveness of dry-eye syndrome treatment. The invention is related to a method for diagnosing the Dry Eye syndrome in patients and monitoring the effectiveness of the treatment, by measuring the concentration of a molecule called diadenosine tetraphosphate dinucleotide (Ap4A). Ap4A is an intracellular signal molecule that is produced due to harsh environmental factors. According to our studies published since 2002, Ap4A is released from the corneal epithelium, stimulating tear production and is a physiological modulator of tear secretion. Most importantly we discovered that levels of Ap4A are up to 5 times above normal levels in patients with Dry Eye compared to patients with normal lacrimation. This increase is even higher in Dry Eye individuals with low tear production. In these cases the Ap4A is increased over 100 fold. Following this discovery we patented a method to measure the concentrations of Ap4A of tear samples from patients in order to determine its presence, which is abnormally high in the case of Dry Eye syndrome. According to this method it is possible objectively to confirm or to discount the presence of this pathology. The diagnostic method of this invention comprises: detection by means of the high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) technique of the Ap4A molecule, for the purposes of the calculation of which use will be made of a standard sample of Ap4A of commercial origin and of known concentration; and the use of a luminometric method for the detection and quantification of the Ap4A dinucleotide by means of the use of luciferin luciferase. We already effectively tested the method in vitro and in vivo on Dry Eye animal models. Recently we made a successful first stage trial in a small number of patients. Our future actions include the collaboration with industry partners, expert on biomarkers, in order to create a small detection kit.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;OCUPHARM DIAGNOSTICS SL;ES;;; 196595;673763;PolyHalter;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014;H2020;Development of Polymer Halter for Oil Filters;1/06/2015;30/11/2016;;"PolyHalter project is a direct response to demands for innovative, cost-effective solution which would allow car manufacturers to install lighter, more efficient and lower-priced engine parts (with smaller number of assembly parts). Development of polymer oil filter halter represents significant technological advance in field of engine parts, giving Polycom access to still-developing niche market and significant advantage over competitors.

While aluminium has been gold standard in production of oil filter halters for over 70 years, new polymer oil filter halter will enable the combination of minimum noise level, maximum mass savings and maximum price reduction at the level of which hasnt been achieved so far. Final product will be positioned as a better, cheaper and more eco-friendly alternative to aluminium oil filter halters which wont need high volume logistics and will be capable of multifunctioning. Number of components within the product will decrease, as well as possibilities of errors.

In order to bring the currently developed prototype of polymer oil filter halter from current TRL 6 to industrial and market readiness, key innovation and commercialisation activities still need to be implemented.

Additionally, new process (and injection moulding tools) for injection moulding of polymer filter halters will be further optimized to allow manufacture of up to 20 different types of polymer halters in 5 years after completion of the project, for various industries (automotive industry, compressor manufacturing, electro industry, home appliances industry, aircraft industry and similar).

Proposed innovation business project is in line with the work programme topic IT-1-2014: Small business innovation research for Transport.";724550;507185;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;POLYCOM PREDELAVA PLASTICNIH MAS IN ORODJARSTVO SKOFJA LOKA D.O.O.;SI;;; 196629;645588;Q-Tales;SIGNED;H2020-EU.;ICT-18-2014;H2020;A Collaboration Ecosystem enabling EU Creative SMEs to exchange multi-media content and create multi-plot, interactive Apps for Children, curated according to Reader ability and educational value.;1/01/2015;30/06/2016;;"Q-Tales is a Collaboration Ecosystem, specifically designed to serve the needs of the European Children e-book industry, where European Creative SMEs, Experts and Parents, co-create new or transform existing Children Literature into high quality e-books & Apps using innovative ICT solutions provided by European ICT SMEs along with a Curation Framework provided by European Academic experts in the field of Pedagogy, Children Psychology and evolutionary Psychology. The specific objectives of the project are summarized below:
Objective 1: Build the Q-Tales Collaboration Platform and respective ecosystem, including Gamification Aspects, where European self-publishers, authors, illustrators, voice actors, animators and other related SMEs & professionals will find & submit industry news, communicate, offer & receive services and collaborate.
Objective 2: Develop the Q-Tales Authoring Tool, featuring an easy-to-use interface with powerful and sophisticated authoring features which will be used to create the Q-Tales e-books and apps, incorporating the Q-Tales Ontology and utilizing gamification techniques.
Objective 3: Launch the Q-Tales Store where the authored e-books and apps will be offered worldwide.
Objective 4: Define the Technical and Pedagogical Q-Tales Curation Frameworks, in order to ensure that every single item sold is, technically perfect and better connected with current academic developments in the fields of child / evolutionary psychology while offering a scent of Europeanness, whilst incorporating nation- and country-specific literacy cultural and linguistic elements.
Objective 5: Develop a new breed of in-app analytics services.
Objective 6: Identify & Connect with established European Children Literature Content Providers and Sources.
Objective 7: Establish Q-Tales as a Brand Name with European Publishing Industry.
Objective 8: Introduce the Q-Tales Awards as an annual creativity competition.";1273526,6;986193;H2020-ICT-2014-1;IA;THEOFANIS ALEXANDRIDIS KAI SIA EE;EL;"MILOPOULOS GRIGORIOS;GAMIFICO LIMITED;FORMA CAMERA - AZIENDA SPECIALE DELLA CAMERA DI COMMERCIO, INDUSTRIA,ARTIGIANATO E AGRICOLTURA DI ROMA PER LA FORMAZIONE IMPRENDITORIALE;ORTELIO LTD;REAL GROUP (UK) LIMITED;NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY;IZBA PRZEMYSLOWO - HANDLOWA W KRAKOWIE;PUBLISTO DIGITAL APPLICATIONS EPE";"EL;UK;IT;IE;PL"; 196578;638426;NoisyAgeing;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-StG-2014;H2020;Beyond genotype to phenotype: how ancestor lifestyle impacts on lifespan variation in descendants;1/06/2015;31/05/2020;;There are many examples in nature where inter-individual variability in life-history traits is exploited as an adaptive strategy. I and others have shown that inter-individual variability in the longevity pathways and in particular, in stress response genes- has consequences for genetic/environmental phenotypic robustness as well as for lifespan in Caenorhabditis elegans. My main interest is to uncover the causes that explain inter-individual variability in lifespan. The variability across individuals must include an important non-genetic component because the laboratory strains of this nematode are genetically homogeneous. I propose that lifespan variation is a by-product of non-genetic sources of variability in the pathways that control longevity. Strikingly, inter-individual differences in stress responses are transgenerationally transmitted. Transgenerational memory is an adaptive strategy that informs the next generation about the likely environmental cues that will be encountered, and sets patterns of gene expression by the incomplete erasure of chromatin marks in the germline. I hypothesise that transgenerational epigenome inheritance introduces transcriptional variability for genes that influence lifespan. Also, I propose that the probabilistic nature of lifespan is caused by inter-individual differences in the inheritance of longevity genes that set the rate of ageing from early development. Understanding the basis of lifespan variability is crucial for personalised medicine, where not the average population but rather the individual is centre stage. It is equally crucial for the identification of new factors that may have been missed by the analysis of population averages that can have an impact for human ageing and health. More generally, I propose the inter-individual variability in the vertical transmission of transcriptional states as a unifying framework underlying a large class of adaptive phenotypes that vary among individuals.;1499978;1499978;ERC-2014-STG;ERC-STG;THE BABRAHAM INSTITUTE;UK;;; 196620;643889;eStandards;SIGNED;H2020-EU.3.1.;PHC-34-2014;H2020;eHealth Standards and Profiles in Action for Europe and Beyond;1/05/2015;30/04/2017;;"The eStandards CSA is proposed by HL7, CEN TC251, & IHE, leading Standards Organizations (SDOs), and is supported by the eHealth Network, ISO TC215, GS1, IHTSDO, IEEE11073, and IMIA to advance eHealth interoperability and global alignment of standards with seven objectives:
1. Join up with Stakeholders in Europe and globally to build consensus on eHealth standards, accelerate knowledge-sharing, and promote wide adoption of standards.
2. Deliver an evidence-based Roadmap for alignment, iterative consolidation, and broad acceptance of eStandards that is endorsed by SDOs, the eHealth Network, the providers, and the Industry.
3. Contribute to the eHealth Interoperability Framework use cases focusing on clinical content modelling for different paradigms and embed a Quality Management System for interoperability testing & certification of eHealth systems.
4. Collect evidence and provide guidance on the coexistence of competing or overlapping standards in large-scale eHealth deployment nationally and cross-border.
5. Participate in EU/US MoU roadmap actions as the international patient summaries standard.
6. Explore socio-economic aspects of eHealth interoperability, revisiting the language for user-vendor interaction that embodies co-making in trust, collaboration and long-term engagement.
7. Align across PHC-34 to nurture innovation, sustainability & growth under CEF and beyond contributing to Key actions of the Digital Agenda 2020.
The proposals ambition is to strengthen Europes voice and impact, while reinforcing the bridges established with the EU Patient Summary guideline across the Atlantic in Trillium Bridge and among MS with epSOS, eSENS, Antilope, and EXPAND. The eStandards Roadmap and associated evidence base, a white paper on the need for formal standards, and two guidelines addressing how to work with: (a) clinical content in profiles and (b) competing standards in large-scale eHealth deployments will be pragmatic steps toward alignment and convergence.";999769;999769;H2020-PHC-2014-single-stage;CSA;RESEARCH IN ADVANCED MEDICAL INFORMATION AND TELEMATICS vzw;BE;"COMITE EUROPEEN DE COORDINATION DES INDUSTRIES RADIOLOGIQUES ELECTROMEDICALES ET D INFORMATIQUE DE SANTE AISBL;HL7 INTERNATIONAL FONDATION;STICHTING NATIONAAL ICT INSTITUUT IN DE ZORG;STICHTING NEDERLANDS NORMALISATIE - INSTITUUT;INTEGRATING THE HEALTHCARE ENTERPRISE-EUROPE AISBL;FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES HOPITAUX ET DES SOINS DE SANTE;EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RECORDS;REGIONE LOMBARDIA;OFFIS EV;MEDIQ AS;SPMS - SERVICOS PARTILHADOS DO MINISTERIO DA SAUDE EPE";"BE;NL;FR;IT;DE;DK;PT"; 196649;663113;DRESSFORMER;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Virtual 3D fitting room for online shopping;1/04/2015;31/07/2015;;"DRESSFORMER is a B2B/B2C platform technology allowing the user to virtually try on clothing pre-purchase and receive personal or professional feedback. The virtual fitting rooms are based on photorealistic 3D avatar & 3D models created from 2 photos of the cloth providing accuracy within 1 cm precision. Dressformer's fitting technology increases profitability of retailers by addressing fitting & likability simultaneously, hence reducing returns - better and faster than competing approaches. The current method for trying and visualizing clothes on online stores is highly ineffective as it only allows users the possibility to view clothes in a 2D picture or on a mannequin, resulting in extra costs due to returns from poor fitting purchases. Returns constitute more than 40% of items bought online. Out of them 20% of returns are due to poor fit. 80% of the online customers will not buy clothing online again. Dressformer proposes a try on button integrated with any online store. The function is based on a patented innovative technology that automatically generates a 3D model of a garment.
Once pressed the online user is redirected to a pop-up window with 3D image of a dress worn by a 3D avatar that creates a virtual replica of the online buyers body. Dressformer generates simulations of clothing on the human form, including a realistic 3D rendering that displays imperfection and a heat map noting where different sizes will fit tightly on the body. The users will input their hip, waist and chest measurements into the online fitting application. Once the measurements are inserted the virtual avatar morphs into the natural shape and curves of the individual users body while taking materials and elasticity into consideration. This will allow online retail consumers to try on various garments and give them the ability to clearly and accurately distinguish between materials, textures, shapes, folds and embellishments.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;DRESSFORMER LTD;UK;"WARDROBA SRL;CAMICERIA GIOVANNI TACCALITI SRL";IT; 196540;673885;CARDISENSE;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Innovative sensor for continuous monitoring of heart function during and after surgery;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Postoperative complications for high-risk patients going through open heart surgeries are a major cause of morbidity and mortality and is responsible for a very large proportion of the overall health and socioeconomic burden of illness. In Switzerland for example, it is estimated the costs increase by 57 % post operation for high-risk patients with pre-operative complexities. The total cost of postoperative complications in Europe alone amounts to approximately 6 billion annually.
CARDIACCS proposes a novel invasive medical device CARDISENSE (CARDIAC SENSOR) which assists continuous monitoring and diagnosis of patients going through open heart surgeries. Our initial studies indicate that CARDISENSE is well suited to make an immediate impact on the diagnostic accuracy in perioperative myocardial ischemia.
CARDISENSE belongs to the cardiac monitoring and diagnostic devices market, which is forecasted to reach at US$12.3 billion by 2015 at a CAGR of 11%. Such devices are used to detect and feedback abnormal episodes of electrical functioning of the heart. None of these devices is specific for monitoring and diagnosis of perioperative heart surgery complications. CARDISENSE is a niche in this market and can be used in all cardiac surgical procedures for perioperative diagnosis and monitoring, becoming a new gold standard.
CARDIACCS IP strategy is very strong. The background knowledge has already been protected and is in the ownership of CARDIACCS.
CARDISENSE is an opportunity for CARDIACCS to establish a niche in the perioperative cardiac surgery diagnostic and monitoring market and maintain the European competitiveness. CARDISENSE will positively impact clinicians and patient and support the sustainability of healthcare system through early stage diagnose and treatment of perioperative cardiac surgery complications.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;CARDIACCS AS;NO;;; 196514;673562;RETOXY;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Clinical validation of retinal oximetry as a biomarker;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Disturbance in oxygenation of the retina of the eye is believed to be involved in many sight-threatening diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. Oxymap ehf (SME) has developed an oximeter to measure retinal oxygenation. The oximeter is already used by over 20 research groups and the results of small-scale studies indicate that the oximeter can measure disturbed oxygenation in various common and serious eye diseases.

The Oxymap oximeter is currently only useable for research and the aim of the phase 1 and 2 projects is to validate oximetry for clinical use. This will allow earlier intervention and better monitoring of disease progress, benefiting individual patients. Due to the high prevalence and severity of the diseases, societal and economic gains are also considerable. Moving retinal oximetry from being a research tool only to being a validated clinical biomarker will also create a much larger market for Oxymap.

The phase 1 project will yield a feasibility report, including a business plan. The project will lay the foundation for later uptake of retinal oximetry in clinical practise and the concurrent successful commercialisation.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;OXYMAP EHF;IS;;; 196483;672936;Smartphone-ANCIH;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Smartphone A new concept in hearing: an interactive real-time embedded audio solution that offers a significant/disruptive change in hearing technology and market.;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Effective hearing ability influences individuals overall quality of life, particularly in situations (such as in work-places, meetings, classrooms, social gatherings, or using audio devices) where unwanted noise constantly tests and challenges our audio processing capabilities. In these situations all existing hearing aids share a common underlying concept flaw due to the fixed position of the microphone and the lack of user interactivity. Coupled with inelegant and unfashionable designs, this causes many hearing-impaired individuals to opt out of using hearing aids and withdraw from these social/work group situations.
The Smartphone platform is an excellent example of technology with the potential to enhance the audio experience of individuals with hearing loss whilst blurring the distinction between hearing and consumer technologies. Combined with our innovative audio separation techniques and pioneering wireless technology, it removes the social stigma and provides a significant step change in hearing market accessibility, dispensing and affordability allowing everyone to live fuller normal lives. Auriplexs Smartphone A new concept in hearing is innovative not only in technology but also in the market reach strategy: the solution would be aimed at a new market that is distinctly different from current hearing aid offerings but at the same time will be familiar as a consumer product and a logical next step with most technology users not only in the hard-of-hearing but also in the hearing world. A disruptive innovation everyone will hear about!";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;AURIPLEX LIMITED;UK;;; 196605;637245;EFFECTIVE;SIGNED;H2020-EU.;FoF-07-2014;H2020;Exploiting Factory of the Future projects through Enhanced Clustering towards Technology Transfer, Innovation and Value creation for European industry.;1/01/2015;31/12/2016;;"The EFFECTIVE project foresees the following objectives:
analyse business trends and market prospects, and perform reviews & workshops to get a consistent set of information for clustering and exploitation of FoF projects activities and results;
develop and industrial exploitation framework for the promotion and transfer of FoF projects activities and results, and structure networks & alliances to achieve such objectives;
active clustering of FoF activities and results based the identification of six major technological FoF areas, addressing also potential sectors and applications for exploitation and transfer of the considered clusters of technologies;
analyse best practices and case studies of FoF results clustering, exploitation and transfer through 4 relevant regional case studies in low-, medium- and high-technology intensive sectors, by means of the involvement of innovation actors of the considered regions;
set up instruments for adequate monitoring of FoF activities clustering and exploitation during the project life-time and beyond, to ensure an effective implementation at programme level;
identification of future FoF priorities within the technological areas of the addressed clusters and roadmapping of needed further research and innovation actions;
promote and disseminate the EFFECTIVE project results and tools to a large community of European actors through qualified networks and associations (such as EFFRA, Enterprise Europe Network, EBN and EURADA);
involve international experts and create strategic links with international initiatives to support the full achievement of EFFECTIVE objectives on global scale.";396625;299661;H2020-FoF-2014;CSA;SYNESIS-SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA;IT;"STEINBEIS 2I GMBH;STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH;INSTITUTO VALENCIANO DE LA COMPETITIVIDAD EMPRESARIAL;BRAINPORT DEVELOPMENT NV";"DE;ES;NL"; 196577;637533;BIFLOW;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-StG-2014;H2020;Bilingualism in Florentine and Tuscan Works (ca. 1260 - ca. 1416);1/10/2015;30/09/2020;;"This project will undertake the first systematic investigation of the various literary documents that circulated simultaneously in more than one language in Tuscany, and especially Florence, between the mid-13th Century and the beginning of 15th Century.
During that period, Florence was both a prominent literary centre in the vernacular, and home to a renewal of classical Latin eloquence. While both fields are well studied, their interaction remains largely unexplored. This research, at the convergence of several disciplines (literature, philology, linguistics and medieval history), has a strong pioneering character. It aims at changing the perception of medieval Italian culture and interpretation of the break between medieval Culture and Humanism.
For this reason, the project will develop research in varying degrees of depth. First, it will provide the first catalogue of bilingual texts and manuscripts of medieval Tuscany. Organized as a database, this tool of analysis will stir innovative research in this field, some of which will be immediately promoted during the project.
Secondly, two case studies, considered as important and methodologically exemplary, will be researched in detail, through the publication of two important set of texts, of secular and religious nature: 1. The vernacular translation of the Latin Epistles of Dante Alighieri; 2. A collection of polemical, historiographical, devotional and prophetical documents produced by the Tuscan dissident Franciscans in last decades of the 14th Century.
Finally, the entire team, led by the PI, will be involved in the preparation of a synthesis volume on Tuscan culture in the fourteenth century viewed through bilingualism, entitled Cartography of bilingual culture in Fourteenth-Century Tuscany. From this general map of the Italian culture of the time, no literary genre nor field (be it religious or lay) shall be excluded.";1480625;1480625;ERC-2014-STG;ERC-STG;UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA;IT;ECOLE DES HAUTES ETUDES EN SCIENCES SOCIALES;FR; 196615;642928;SAFARI;SIGNED;H2020-EU.2.1.1.;EUJ-2-2014;H2020;Scalable And Flexible optical Architecture for Reconfigurable Infrastructure;1/10/2014;30/09/2017;;"Highly scalable & flexible optical transport networks are urgently required in order to meet the demands for unrelenting exponential data traffic growth (estimated at 40 - 50 % per annum). The number and diversity of bandwidth intensive applications and services is rapidly increasing, leading to new demands on transport networks. The present optical transport networks based on conventional fibres, however, are facing fundamental limits in capacity/throughput and are lacking in terms of network flexibility and control. The Scalable And Flexible optical Architecture for Reconfigurable Infrastructure (SAFARI) project aims at developing programmable optical hardware, and Space-Division Multiplexing (SDM)-based optical component technologies capable of realising highly scalable & flexible optical transport networks for the long term future. The high level objectives of the SAFARI project are to:
- Develop programmable optical hardware allowing novel multi-flow transport functions which is scalable to at least 400 Gbps/channel transport, and implement the critical interworking capability required between the software-defined network (SDN) layer and the physical layer.
- Develop SDM-based optical transport technology based on super-dense, high-count multicore fibres (MCFs) and multicore erbium-doped optical fibre amplifiers (MC-EDFAs). The technology should be capable of supporting more than 30 cores per-fibre.
- Undertake system experiments on scalable & flexible optical transport networks based on the newly developed SDN-controlled interworking capability and capacity-scalable hardware, showcasing the unique functionality and capabilities made possible. Specific attention will be focussed on demonstrating that the SDN-controlled programmability developed is compatible with both existing single-mode-fibre transmission systems and future SDM-based systems, allowing for a graceful upgrade scenario with current systems.";1485818,75;1485818,75;H2020-EUJ-2014;RIA;DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET;DK;"UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON;CORIANT R&D GMBH";"UK;DE"; 196647;662782;KDRP;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;KiWi Power Limiteds Revolutionary, Low Cost, Demand Response Platform (KDRP);1/03/2015;30/06/2015;;"CHALLENGE: Demand response (DR) is central to the successful evolution of a new low carbon electricity system in order to deliver grid flexibility & stability, however it is progressing slowly in the EU due to technological barriers which prevent widespread uptake: high in cost hardware (4.000 - 6.000); not specifically designed for DR ? lack critical functionality (e.g. wireless communication, integration of renewables); & not sufficiently open for wider industry participation.

PROPOSED SOLUTION: To address the need for innovations that overcome principal barriers to DR, this project seeks to advance KPLs Energy Management Platform, KEMP, from a prototype demonstrated in a relevant environment (TRL6) to complete & qualified commercial prototype (TRL8). KEMP is a low cost, automated ancillary services platform which consists of: [1] Unique hardware: multi-asset control; first platform to integrate renewable assets; wireless communication between assets ? reduced installation cost; & sec. by sec. meter readings requirement for Frequency Response programmes. [2] Innovative software: cloud based for greater scalability; flexibility & remote monitoring, forecasting model - for integration of renewables; & optimisation engine - to max. revenues.

END USERS: [1] Initial target = large scale commercial & industrial (C&I) orgs with high MW capacity (>1MW) e.g. financial, telecoms, hospitals, hotels etc. Asset types: DRUPS systems & HVAC. [2] Secondary target = SMEs with low MW capacity (50kW< capacity < 1MW) incl. Water Pump Stations, Small Data Centres, Retail Stores. Asset types: Variable Speed Motors, HVAC, UPS systems etc.

STUDY OBJECTIVES: tech validation, market analysis, economic & business assessment, operational capacity analysis. Activities will be delivered within a 4 month period, & result in a comprehensive feasibility report detailing the next steps towards development & commercialisation, forming the basis of the SMEI Phase II Business Plan.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;KIWI POWER LTD;UK;;; 196639;652683;ProBIO;SIGNED;H2020-EU.3.2.;ISIB-08b-2014;H2020;Professional support to the uptake of bioeconomy RD results towards market, further research and policy for a more competitive European bioeconomy;1/03/2015;31/08/2017;;"ProBIO is a support action directly benefiting consortia of FP7 KBBE and H2020 bioeconomy. The overall objective is two-fold:
1. To support the flow of knowledge-based bioeconomy project results from research to market, as well as back to R&I.
2. To foster the networking and knowledge exchange between different European bioeconomy initiatives under H2020 and FP7 and the most important players in the field thus raising awareness towards policy makers and engaging the general public.

To achieve its objectives, ProBIO screens all 411 KBBE projects for results, describes them in interaction with the KBBE consortia, and finally classifies each result according to its nature. The results will be of different technological maturity level: some will be mature for direct market introduction, others need further development to reach a higher TRL, and some are not technological results, but knowledge and instruments of relevance to policy makers.
The ProBIO experts take this diverse nature and maturity level of research results into account and support each type of result with dedicated professional coaching and tools with a view to:
a. Accelerating market entry through business coaching of the most promising R&D results
b. Facilitating the flow of knowledge into new R&I projects in order to reach a higher TRL level
c. Feeding policy-relevant results into the political process to inform policy making

ProBIO also foresees a range of events and communication activities supporting knowledge exchange and linkage of different actors along the bioeconomy value chains and making use of synergies through networking.

The multi-disciplinary team of the ProBIO consortium is built around highly specialised green innovation consultancies and a European expert group who together have an outstanding track record in promoting the uptake of results from public research. Additional thematic expertise is ensured by two technical centres, and communication is in professional hands, too.";1588158,75;1588158,75;H2020-ISIB-2014-1;CSA;AZIENDA SPECIALE INNOVHUB - STAZIONI SPERIMENTALI PER L'INDUSTRIA;IT;"Greenovate! Europe;I.CON. INNOVATION GMBH;TECHNOFI SA;ZABALA INNOVATION CONSULTING, S.A.;INVESTORNET-GATE2GROWTH APS;RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB;ICONS SRL";"BE;DE;FR;ES;DK;SE;IT"; 196542;673930;INE IAPS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Intelligent active protection system for motorcyclists: saving lives through optimum use of latest advances in sensor technologies, wireless communication, Smartphone platforms, real-time analysis.;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"The risk of fatalities or sustaining serious injuries in motorcycling accidents is poorly addressed by the existing body protection devices available to that community. They lack in reactivity characteristics and offer limited protection to the most affected parts of the body.
Combining advances in sensor technologies, wireless communication and Smartphone platforms in particular, In&motion is set to revolutionise the market with their intelligent active protection system. With an ultra-high energy absorption capacity and a much wider protection area, their all-electronic system further differentiates itself from competitor products with its auto-learning capability: the more it is used the better it performs. With a business-to-business approach, In&motion joins forces with key European motorcycling garments manufacturers who recognise the need for their specialised clothes to become intelligent and highly protective. The technology is therefore fully integrated into the clothing, making it very convenient for the user. To further simplify the users experience, In&motions other innovation lies in the ability for the user to reactivate the device after deployment, thanks to easy-to-handle consumable parts. This provides a significant step change in accessibility, dispensing and affordability for the user.
With European motoring legislations set to further impact the market potential for body-protection devices, In&motions solution is bound to be truly disruptive.
The technology has already been highly acclaimed by ski athletes and the International Ski Federation, and In&motion have high ambitions to see that technology also used in other areas such as drone protection, seniors health and well-being, and work at height.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;IN&MOTION;FR;;; 196496;673202;EeC WITUR;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Efficient energy cleaning robotic platform for wind turbines (EeC WITUR);1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"The purpose of the project is the large-scale commercialization of an integral both preventive and predictive maintenance service by means of cleaning and inspection actions of wind turbines for the increase of its energy efficiency, based on a monitored robotic platform.
This robotic platform is innovative in the wind market due to its performance in connection to two preventive maintenance operations which are currently carried out manually, thus resulting in the corresponding cost, efficiency and hazard issues associated to them:
Cleaning service: the platform carries a water cannon with two degrees of freedom capable of injecting both hot water and soap at high pressure all over the surface of the tower, blades and nacelle, thus performing the cleaning tasks.
Inspection service: the robotic platform is capable of carrying adjustable high resolution cameras, and thermographic cameras, thereby collecting data, generating graphic reports, images, and high resolution videos. In the management and maintenance of towers, it is essential and really useful to conduct a close-range and detailed control of blades, which will allow for fast and concrete repairs to be carried out, thereby immediately increasing performance and preventing more significant damages.
Nowadays, the aforementioned two actions are carried out manually in wind towers and, consequently, they are too expensive, not efficient enough, and dangerous, thus deriving in a potential performance reduction. Therefore, with the prototype developed, it is possible to achieve a potential increase in the energy efficiency of wind turbines as a result of lower costs, higher efficiency and a reduction of the hazards associated to the service by means of the EeC WITUR device.
The current similar robotic solutions (mostly from the USA) are exclusively aimed at inspection services.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;TRATAMIENTO SUPERFICIAL ROBOTIZADO, SL;ES;;; 196568;674549;mainDSS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Intelligent maintenance Decision Support System for the industry;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"mainDSS represents a disruptive innovative IT solution supporting industries to improve the performance of their maintenance dept., irrespectively of the industrial sector and the plant size. The key idea lies on the fact that maintenance consultants always extract data from the corporate CMMS in order to assess maintenance data, apply performance indicators, and offer recommendations and audit reports for the management; a process that is obviously time-consuming, error-prone and costly! Capitalizing on this state-of-practice, mainDSS offers a unique IT system that, using a plug-in approach, dynamically bridges with CMMS repositories and builds, piece-by-piece, the current picture of the company's maintenance performance. This picture constitutes the grounds on which mainDSS builds its expected outcomes, namely: maintenance ontology incorporating assessment criteria and KPIs for dynamic auditing, benchmarking for comparatively assess the performance of the industry, time-wise or in relation to other comparable companies, and effective recommendations (DSS) for improvements.

Within this proposal, our main goal is to conduct a feasibility assessment and produce a business plan in order to enhance the current pre-commercial product with additional features and intelligence, and develop a solid product marketing in EU and globally. Highlights:
* Assess viability of planned technical activities for product improvement.
* Develop comprehensive market analysis (EU, global) and market plan, setting up sales network, campaigns and collaborations.
* Study IP issues and decide on patents to be filed.
* Assess economic viability of the venture (projections, market barriers, regulations and other constraints).

mainDSS will have a significant impact to the EU industrial market, as it provides added value to all companies having a maintenance department, looking to improve the management of their assets, increase assets availability and control life-cycle costs.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ATLANTIS ENGINEERING AE;EL;MIIT - MANUTENCAO INDUSTRIAL INFORMATIZADA E TECNOLOGIA LDA.;PT; 196525;673874;SBskin;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;SBskin. Smart Building skin;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"The aim of the project SBskin is to assess the feasibility and to develop the business plan related to the commercialization of novel solutions of high architectural and technological quality for the increase of the share of renewable energies and, at the same time, for the improvement of the energy efficiency of the building envelope. The innovation project proposed by SBskin is related to the development of multifunctional translucent components for building fac?ades and roofs, made of highly-insulating glassblocks integrated with 3rd generation semi-transparent PV cells and assembled in precast panels through an innovative dry assembly system. The precast system confers high mechanical resistance and enables to easily install at the same time the components of fac?ade and roof and the PV system, which are directly connected to the load-bearing structure of buildings, reducing time and cost of construction and maintenance. The dry-assembly system makes the dismantling process significantly easier for both panels and subcomponents enabling also their easier recycling/reuse.
Moreover, thanks to the features of such innovative PV cells (DSCs), the products proposed by SBskin are also characterized by a wide customizability in terms of colour, transparency and design that can improve their appeal for the BIPV market and their adaptation to the customers needs and the contemporary architecture trends.
In the context of SBskin project and with the collaboration of other companies, in-depth market studies will be finalized also in relation to the countries where PCT related to SBskin products has been extended. Such studies will include a detailed price analysis and a large user involvement, in order to define the best strategy to launch the products in the target market, starting from possible installations in first pilot sites.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;SBSKIN. SMART BUILDING SKIN S.R.L.;IT;;; 196614;642889;MEDICIS-PROMED;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.1.;MSCA-ITN-2014-ETN;H2020;MEDICIS-produced radioisotope beams for medicine;1/04/2015;31/03/2019;;"Pure accelerated radioisotope beams have been used for 50 years in fundamental physics R&D, e.g. for nuclear structure studies (pear shaped exotic nuclei, Nature 2013); CERN-ISOLDE plays a central role in developing accelerator technologies and fostering collaborative approaches to advance this field of isotope mass separation online. Our most recent contribution was the use of nanomaterial targets for more intense and reliable beam production, and laser ion sources for their purification (discovery of yet unknown 233Francium).
Radioisotopes are widely used for functional imaging in medicine, based on 99mTechnetium or on 18Fluorine. This field is expected to rapidly expand, when coupling imaging with new cancer treatments, with isotopes emitting different type of radioactivity, e.g. alpha particles. This is shown with the recently introduced 223Radium chloride (Xofigo) used as a treatment drug in advanced bone cancers. However, either shortage in the supply of 99mTechnetium or lack of access to new radioisotope with adequate properties is a severe treat to develop personalized treatment that combine functional imaging and therapy.
Ovarian cancers have poor prognosis, are the second most frequent cancer for women and one of the deadliest. They are difficult to treat, because of possible presence of metastasis, and because this region is difficult to irradiate without collateral damages.
MEDICIS-PROMED will train a new generation of scientists to develop systems for personalized Medicine combining functional imaging and treatments based on radioactive ion beam mass-separation. This will be done across a coherent intersectorial multidisciplinary network with world-leading scientists in their field.
Subsystems for the development of new radiopharmaceuticals, of isotope mass separators at medical cyclotrons, and of mass separated 11Carbon for PET-aided hadron therapy will be specifically developed to treat the ovarian cancer.";2829269,88;2829269,88;H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014;MSCA-ITN-ETN;EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH;CH;"Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz;Advanced Accelerator Applications;THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER;INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO;Fondazione Centro Nazionale di Adroterapia Oncologica - Fondazione CNAO;KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN;LEMER PAX";"DE;FR;UK;PT;IT;BE"; 196468;672722;Naturhealth Food;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.2.";SFS-08-2014-1;H2020;NATURHEALTH FOOD: NEW GENERATION OF NATURAL BIOPRESERVATIVE SUBSTITUTE OF CURRENT E-NUMBERS IN FOOD PRODUCTS;1/06/2015;30/11/2015;;"Biofactora Naturae et Salus is a biotechnological company created in 2011 which extracts healthy ingredients and additives from fungi and vegetables in order to produce high value foodstuffs. The company has 12 employees and an operational manufacturing biofactory of cutting edge technology.
One of the principal problems in food industry is food preservation. Most food products in the world add chemical preservatives into them (E-numbers). The presence of food preservatives of chemical origin, E-numbers, in food represents a worry for 66% of Europeans. There is international scientific research that concludes that chemical preservatives (E-numbers) can pose health-related problems and environmental problems.

The objective of our project consists on industrially producing a worldwide novelty: a new and natural biopreservative, Naturhealth Food able to substitute the chemical preservatives in food (E-numbers) in most foodstuffs with similar efficacy and a competitive price. This biopreservative will be harmless for people and environment.

In Biofactora Naturae et Salus S.A. we have achieved some milestones. Naturhealth Food has already been successfully manufactured in our biofactory and tried in numerous foodstuffs without affecting their organoleptical properties.
In order to prepare Phase 2 of this project, where the scaling-up of the process and the extension of our facilities will be carried out, we need to conduct a feasibility study of the project (Phase 1). This feasibility study will comprise four main activities: a technical study, a market analysis and customer discovery, an economic study and Intellectual property rights and legal issues.
Our target market is the Food Industry in general. Given that this market is huge to begin with, Biofactora Naturae et Salus proposes to focus on the high value foodstuffs market.
Naturhealth Food sales expectations will be of 35,000,000 per year in 2022 with a net profit of 6,400,000 during that year.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;BIOFACTORIA NATURAE ET SALUS;ES;;; 196565;674502;HySolarKit;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;Converting conventional cars into hybrid and solar vehicles;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"In the last decade, increasing effort has been put worldwide in reducing the impact on fuel consumption and greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions from passengers cars. HySolarKit introduces for the first time the possibility to modify a conventional car into a plug-in solar-powered hybrid electric vehicle, allowing reduction of fuel consumption and GHG emissions by ~20%, with limited investment cost (~2.500), acceptable payback (2-3 years) and without invalidating performance and safety.
The innovation integrates for the first time state of the art technologies (in-wheel motors, Li-ion battery, flexible PV panel) with an advanced control system, self-adaptive to different vehicle and in-wheel typologies and features.
HySolarKit unique selling points are: i) successful coupling with solar energy ii) applicability to existing fleets, with limited investment with respect to a fleet electrification, iii) flexibility of energy sources.
eProInn will foster the industrial development of the research aimed at a successful commercialization strategy. A preliminary market assessment has already shown huge market potential (~130Ml in Italy only), as well as willingness to pay by main customer categories. Proposer SME has already defined a thorough commercialization strategy, addressing the B2C and B2B main markets, in line with own company strategy. This includes an initial self-financing for R&D development and market validation as well as the technical and capital support of already involved partners (Landi Renzo and Actua), financers (Beijing Rongtong S&T Ind. Group) and subcontractors (Ciaotech), and others identified in Phase 1.
A tentative business plan has already been drafted over a 2\3-year period, showing that with the help of the SME-instrument a positive ROI can be realized already at year 4 (\35%).
Phase 1 project will assess the technical, regulatory and economic feasibility of HySolarKit project and define a convenient commercialization strategy for the product.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;EPROINN SRL;IT;;; 196618;643555;UNCAP;SIGNED;H2020-EU.3.1.;PHC-20-2014;H2020;Ubiquitous iNteroperable Care for Ageing People;1/01/2015;31/12/2017;;"The lack of ICT platforms based on open standards is regarded as one of the most significant market barriers to the creation of new care & assistance paradigms with global interconnection and interworking. UNCAP delivers an interoperable platform based on open industrial standards that leverages on existing technologies for biosensing, indoor/outdoor localisation and home-automation. The result is an open source, scalable and privacy-savvy ecosystem compatible with existing Personal Health Record systems, that can deliver novel services that can help aging people (incl. those with cognitive impairments) live independently and with dignity.
To do so, UNCAP uses state-of-art physical/cognitive assessment tools together with technologies to locate objects, devices and users within indoor/outdoor spaces, to continuously monitorin a non-invasive way- users and to assist them in case alert conditions are detected.
In practice, UNCAP develops a product suite for formal and informal care environments made of: 1) the UNCAP BOX (an Android consumer device connected to TVs); 2) the UNCAP App for both users and caregivers; 3) the UNCAP CLOUD, delivering scalable care services; 4) the UNCAP certification suite, to help software and hardware manufacturers assess compliancy with standards.
UNCAP will be assessed for 12 months in 14 pilots within real operational scenarios.
Pilots will be located in rehabilitation centres, daily nursing facilities etc. and will involve 750\ users and 220 caregivers. Users physical & cognitive assessment will be carried on before and after the introduction of UNCAP to extract quantifiable metrics to assess its impact in terms of quality of care services and improved quality of life of users and caregivers.
Virtual Private Home Privace-Aware Home Energy Efficiency Platform project aims to deploy on the EU market a new, gaming changing energy efficiency tool for residential customers, that will be characterized by its superior energy saving performance, open architecture and above all by its Privacy-by-design data protection concept.

Product concept
The Virtual Home product will be released in a form of an online service, accessible via internet, mobile and smart objects. The service will be associated with third party smart meters and smart home devices. It will use behavioral efficiency (green nudge) tool to engage consumer in energy saving, and its modular structure will enable connecting an infinite range of additional applications. It can enable to up 30% of energy savings. Each end-user will dispose of complete control of its private content, with a possibility to grant or revoke access, change hosting platform, destroy all data. The encrypted object storage approach will ensure access on need-to-know bases.

Feasibility assessment
The feasibility phase will validate initial market insights: demand for privacy solution, size o home energy efficiency markets, and test concepts with initial test users.

European and global dimension
Residential energy consumption represents 27% of overall EU energy usage, and energy expenses start to exceed 10% of household budgets in some EU countries. EU directives recommends deployment of smart metering and smart grid solution, while the new EU General Data Protection Regulation imposes very strict privacy by design rules. Privacy is a major barrier for deployment of home energy efficiency solutions.

The project will be coordinated by GridPocket, successful start-up of 15 engineers and researchers based in France and Poland.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;GRIDPOCKET SAS;FR;;; 196638;651892;SEDEUF;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Sedicii Innovative Authentication;1/10/2014;31/03/2015;;Sedicii Innovations was formalised in December2013 with the objective to commercialise, promote & support innovative methods of authenticating users online (based on 4 years of academic research).Achievements include US Patent,Independent Audit receipt, BT winner, shortlisted with TechCrunch, MasterCard,&others and 2 pilots (BT & Gemalto).We received positive feed back &have identified many opportunities in gaining market/user acceptance.This feasibility study will help further research & address such opportunities/challenges to establish reference clients&users in building a sustainable business.Challenges include:A.Gain paying customers&market creditability through reference users, coupled with independent, endorsements. B.To further finance development of the Sedicii solution to meet with market needs. Sediciis method of authenticating a user can be applied to different user authentication needs.These include: a)Single Sign-On Authentication:Market Value of over 1 Billion annually.b)Credit Card Tokenization: Market Value of $5BN annually.c)Identity Verification: Market Value in excess of 5BN annually.Sediciis methods will benefit both consumers & suppliers of digital commerce/services.The ability to authenticate a user without the need to store or expose the personal information of the user will provide significant benefits to holders of such data. With the imminent development of new & evolving markets based on the Internet of Things, it is expected that over 100BN devices will be connected to the internet in the future, which will require stronger security,authentication to protect personal data.Sedicii expects to achieve 3objectives during the feasibility study:1.Identify targeted customers in defining the Sedicii solution to meet market needs.2.Explore commercial models & secure the regulatory / industry endorsement as part of the launch & commercial efforts.3.Educate/profile to a wider EU audience, including those responsible for data protection/privacy.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;Sedicii Innovations Limited;IE;;; 196581;653750;CIP;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;Categorical Interoception Project: How generalization and classification strategies link anxiety and interoception;1/04/2016;31/03/2018;;"Bias in the perception of bodily sensations (interoception) can be dangerous or even fatal; for example, if we do not recognize signs of a stroke or take medication anytime we feel the slightest change in our body. Research consistently reports that anxiety is closely related to interoception and (mis)interpretation of bodily sensations, but little is known about more fundamental processes underlying this relationship. The aim of this project is to test whether categorization as basic perceptual process links anxiety and interoception via generalization and perceptual decision strategies.
Bundling the continuous flow of interoceptive information into distinct categories such as pain or pleasure can facilitate perception and coping. By assigning sensations to interoceptive categories (e.g., symptom groups) we can infer information about causes and consequences and apply coping schemata fast and efficiently. Research on visual perception, however, suggests that anxiety can be related to excessive generalization which may turn into harmful over-generalization, particularly if stimuli are misclassified. We will test whether also in interoception, anxiety is related to excessive category-related generalization. Furthermore, we will test whether individuals higher in anxiety are more prone to take a better safe than sorry strategy and misclassify benign sensations (e.g., heartbeat and breathlessness associated with exercise) more often as sign of disease.
We will test our hypotheses of categorization linking anxiety and interoception in a newly developed research paradigm. In contrast to traditional paradigms, it allows distinguishing interoceptive accuracy and bias. The project is of theoretical relevance by targeting fundamental processes linking anxiety and interoception. Furthermore, it is of clinical relevance by testing the relationship between anxiety and interoceptive classification strategies, which are related to choices in health behaviour.";172800;172800;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG;LU;;; 196499;673380;CaNE-HiP-LA;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;Carbon Nano Materials Enabling High-Performance Lead Acid Batteries;1/03/2015;31/05/2015;;"The objective of this innovation project is to address the lead acid battery industrys growing technology and market challenges through a Carbon-Nano Materials technology solution which dramatically enhances L.A. battery performance, without altering battery design or existing manufacturing processes, and at a nominal cost to the manufacturer. By doing so we will create a direct $2B / annum market opportunity across our value chain, substantially reduce the huge environmental footprint of the lead acid industry, advance European objectives in vehicle emissions reduction, and reinforce European leadership in nano-technology.
Over the past 5 years, L.A. battery manufacturer Vulcan, together with its partners France-HQ'd Carbon Nano Materials market leader Arkema, and Bar Ilan Universitys nanotechnology and battery experts - have been developing a disruptive Carbon Nano Materials-based technology solution, branded VoltaNano, specifically targeted at the L.A. industrys growing market challenges. VoltaNano-enhanced batteries now achieve over 100,000 ignition cycles on average based on a standard flooded battery platform, compared to the industry standard of ~30,000 cycles. Medium DoD cycle life is more than doubled. A novel method was invented to allow optimal dispersion within the lead acid matrix and enable seamless introduction into existing fabrication lines. Bill of materials was driven down to meet industry targets. VoltaNano is already integrated into Vulcan's own production line, and in-vehicle testing is in advanced stages. The objective of the feasibility study of phase 1, is to build a comprehensive business plan for the international dissemination of VoltaNano to lead acid manufacturers worldwide through a packaged license, service and materials-supply offering. Beyond this key objective, we will aim to achieve regulatory compliance, complete the in-vehicle testing program, and establish a first international pilot towards commercial launch in Phase 2.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;VULCAN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIES LTD;IL;;; 196526;673822;GEPLAER;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;PLASTIC AEROSOL CONTAINER;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Europe is the region with the largest aerosol production volume and consumption worldwide: 5.5 billion units produced in 2013. European Cosmetic and personal care sector represents 57% of this production.
Metal containers have been widely used because of their good conformability, resistance, and UV and light protection. However, metal containers are prone to rust and to internal corrosion unless an appropriate coating is applied to prevent this. Polyethylene-terephthalate (PET) aerosols can provide an environmental and lower-cost alternative to tinplate or aluminium cans, offering design flexibility, a variety of different shapes and styles which can be created with lower weight, and corrosion resistance. However, an improvement of overall properties is required, as nowadays, no plastic aerosol container can provide overall the resistance values required in the Aerosol Dispensers Directive (ADD). The market share of personal care products is around 3.1 billion containers solely in Europe, providing an attractive business opportunity.
The GEPLAER project aims to replace metal containers with novel plastic aerosol with higher pressure resistance (11 bar), complying with current ADD requirements, and considering those which will be applicable in the near future, while offering novel aesthetic and functional properties, such as transparency.
In order to assure a wider penetration of our PET aerosol in the market (mainly personal care and secondly food), GEPLAER work plan includes: a technical feasibility analysis, a market and stakeholder analysis, and a business plan.
We expect to commercialize this product on 2017. After 5 years, we expect to sell 187.85 million PET containers (NPV of 4,541,601 and an IRR of 71%). It implies a substitution of 21,302 tonnes of metal with 6,574 tonnes of PET, having environmental, economic and social benefits for all members of the supply chain (PET manufacturers, packers and fillers, transport companies).";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;GEPACK EMPRESA TRANSFORMADORA DE PLASTICOS SA;PT;;; 196553;674155;GREEN BLADE;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;THE NEW SUSTAINABLE EXOTIC VENEER FROM THE FRENCH CARIBBEAN;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"FIBandCO aims to develop a new exotic veneer made from banana plan trunks as a clean alternative to wood: GREEN BLADE, an exceptional coating, 100% natural and eco-designed.
At the end of their life cycle, banana plants die on the spot and grow again from their bulb. Previously, after the harvesting of bananas fruits, trunk was naturally decomposing. Now, the trunks of banana trees are harvested by hand and used to create value through this unique veneer and other products. This process doesnt use water nor chemicals. FIBandCO recycles this abundant agricultural waste, grab as a particularly virtuous renewable raw material.
The company proposes the whole value chain, from the innovation concept to the commercialization of the products. The objectives of the company are to provide and market turnkey factories for banana planters, so they can exploit this raw material throughout the year.
Established in Martinique in 2009, FIBandCO gives a second life to banana plant trunks. FIBandCO has been created to develop and exploit commercially this idea. Up to now, the solution is operational and credible, it allowed the company to two rounds of investment for a total amount of almost 2 M in 2013 and December 2014. To go further it is necessary for FIBandCO to pursue the definition of the commercial plans and the overall strategy for the next two years.
Preliminary work and experiments have led to the concept validation, production process definition, and patent filing. The veneer turnkey factory prototype has been developed and tested in relevant environment (TRL 6) allowing to produce prototypes and samples of GREEN BLADE.
The final green economy outcomes and disruptive model perfectly fit with SC5-20-2014-1 call. This phase I will help our company to hit the market with a clear strategic view in terms of business model, R&D and IPR. Whit this SME Instrument deliverables, and hopefully subsequent phase II, FIBandCO can expect a strong growth during the next few years!";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;FIB AND CO;FR;;; 196604;636778;FACTS4WORKERS;SIGNED;H2020-EU.;FoF-04-2014;H2020;Worker-Centric Workplaces in Smart Factories;1/12/2014;30/11/2018;;"It is the high ambition of the project to create FACTorieS for WORKERS (FACTS4WORKERS), therefore a serious effort will be put into integrating already available IT enablers into a seamless & flexible Smart Factory infrastructure based on worker-centric and data-driven technology building blocks. As FACTS4WORKERS is underpinned by a clear human-centric approach: usability, user experience and technology acceptance are of the utmost project interest.
FACTS4WORKERS will develop and demonstrate workplace solutions that support the inclusion of increasing elements of knowledge work on the factory floor. These solutions will empower workers on the shop floor with smart factory ICT infrastructure. Advancement will be gained through integrating several building blocks from a flexible smart factory infrastructure, focusing on workers needs, expectations and requirements, and being supported by organisational measures and change management. In line with our assumptions on impacts on productivity we therefore estimate that that we can increase job satisfaction for 800,000 European workers by the year 2025.
These solutions will be developed according to the following four industrial challenges which are generalise-able to manufacturing in general: personalised augmented operator (IC1), worked-centric rich-media knowledge sharing/management (IC2), self-learning manufacturing workplaces (IC3) and in-situ mobile learning in the production (IC4).
Moreover, FACT4WORKERs objectives in terms of measureable indicators are:
To increase problem-solving and innovation skills of workers;
To increase cognitive job satisfaction of workers;
To increase average worker productivity by 10%;
To achieve TRL 5-7 on a number of worker-centric solutions through which workers become the smart element in smart factories
The smart factory demonstrator will be run within the automotive supply chain. The consortium is composed by 15 partners from 7 different EU member states.";7916441,25;6344544,38;H2020-FoF-2014;IA;Kompetenzzentrum - Das Virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH;AT;"THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG;TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN;HIDRIA TC Tehnoloski center d.o.o.;LAPPEENRANNAN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO;SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG;INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM;THERMOLYMPIC SL;EVOLARIS NEXT LEVEL GMBH;INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE ARAGON;UNIVERSITAET ZUERICH;EMO-ORODJARNA DOO;UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE;SIEVA, PODJETJE ZA RAZVOJ IN TRZENJ V AVTOMOBILSKI INDUSTRIJI DOO;IMINDS;HIDRIA ROTOMATIKA DOO, INDUSTRIJA ROTACIJSKIH SISTEMOV";"DE;AT;SI;FI;BE;ES;CH;IT"; 196606;638327;A2F Conference;SIGNED;H2020-EU.2.2.;RISK FINANCE;H2020;Presidency Conference on Access to Finance for Research, Innovation and Growth;1/04/2014;30/09/2014;;"The Innovation Union (IU) is a flagship initiative of the Europe 2020 Strategy which has a central role in achieving the goals of the Europe 2020 Strategy for a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy. It is aimed at improving conditions and access to finance for R&I in Europe, to ensure that innovative ideas can be turned into products and services that create growth and jobs. The IU contains over thirty action points including a key point for Enhancing access to finance for innovative companies. According to the ECs proposal, the EU needs to put in place financial instruments to attract a major increase in private finance and close the market gaps in investing in R&I.
Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument aimed at implementing the IU. By coupling R&I, Horizon 2020 focuses on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. Under the 'Industrial Leadership' pillar, Horizon 2020 supports companies and other organisations engaged in R&I to gain easier access, via financial instruments, to loans, guarantees, counter-guarantees and hybrid, mezzanine and equity finance.
Currently, the priority is to continue and build on activities that have been worthwhile in supporting R&I in 2007-2013 such as the RSFF, the RSI for SMEs and GIF-1. Horizon 2020's financial instrument facilities will also operate in conjunction with those of EU programme COSME, and the coming two years will see, a significant participation by Horizon 2020 in the proposed SME Finance Initiative; the launch of a pilot facility supporting the technology transfer process; and a new focus on improving access to risk finance by larger midcap firms.
The overall objective of the conference is to raise awareness of the financial instruments, facilities and accompanying measures launched under Horizon 2020 and to enhance access to finance for R&I and growth. Focus will be given to the interactions between these instruments, COSME, and ESIF as well as with instruments at national";120000;120000;H2020-Adhoc-2014-20;CSA;FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS;EL;;; 196550;674102;SOLARGE45;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Towards a SOLAR enerGy Efficiency of 45 %;1/05/2015;30/09/2015;;"The overall objective of the SOLARGE45 project is to accelerate the market introduction of a new Concentration PhotoVoltaic (CPV) technology, called the MF45 System, which yields the highest efficiency all year round, without giving up simplicity, and therefore enables the lowest manufacturing costs. The MF45 System will be capable to convert the equivalent of 45% of the direct sun light into clean electricity at costs equivalent to those of conventional sources (CO2 intensive). This represents conversion efficiency increases of 30% and 60% relative to other commercial CPV systems and FP systems, respectively.
As result of the SOLARGE45 project, LPI aims to become a worldwide reference manufacturer and supplier of a novel CPV System able to generate profits in large-scale utility solar plants, and without the support of government policies backing up clean electricity. This will bring a positive impact in the challenge stressed in the 'Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy' Work Programme: low-cost, low carbon electricity supply.
Through the Phase 1 of the SME Instrument LPI will be able to assess the industrial and commercial feasibility of the business innovation project proposed for introducing the MF45 System into the market. The specific objectives that must be achieved in the course of the Feasibility Study are the following:
- To define the MF45 System specifications needed to assure long-term-performance under real operation conditions to guarantee product bankability and standard certification
- To assess different product-development and industrial process pilot plant alternatives with optimal quality within cost and reliability balance
- To identify the specific operational and financial resources and/or partners to cover the whole MF45 System manufacturing and commercialisation
- To assess the feasibility of the preliminary Market Strategy and Commercialisation Plan, by an in-depth study of the MF45 System market size and barriers.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;LIGHT PRESCRIPTIONS INNOVATORS EUROPE SL;ES;;; 196607;640199;EPIC;SIGNED;H2020-EU.;COMPET-03-2014;H2020;Electric Propulsion Innovation and Competitiveness;1/10/2014;30/09/2019;;"EPIC proposes a Programme Support Activity which will produce a clear integrated roadmap & masterplan for its implementation through a Strategic Research Cluster (SRC) on In-space Electrical Propulsion & Station-Keeping.
EPIC plans to do a survey of the current worldwide Electric Propulsion (& related) technologies & their TRL. A collection of requirements from all stakeholders will be done, also assessing potential future missions. Both tasks will build on the 2014 EP Harmonisation & the consultation will be expanded to all EU actors. This will allow to focus efforts on the SRC roadmap specific goals.
Based on this work, a critical gap analysis of technologies & needs will be done, to create the basis for selection of candidate SRC developments, oriented to satisfy short-term (incremental advances) & medium/long term (disruptive) needs.
Then the prioritisation will be the driver & challenge, leading to the selection of activities for an SRC roadmap & masterplan for its implementation, aiming at a validation flight in 2023 & to contribute to European leadership in EP technologies.
EPIC will provide a solid & widely consulted advice to the EC on the call texts for operational grants & continuous support to EC/REA to maximise the SRC success. EPIC will analyse the SRC progress, evaluate its risks & put a mitigation plan in place, including the Collaboration Agreement.
The EPIC consortium will disseminate its progress & results, & intends to contribute to the SRC results dissemination not only with an exploitation plan but also by exercising a close coordination with all operational grants.
EPIC is coordinated by ESA & complemented by renowned National Agencies: ASI, BELSPO, CDTI, CNES, DLR & UKSA, & by the major European space industrial associations, Eurospace & SME4Space. This teaming of beneficiaries brings together the multidisciplinary mix of expertise required to deliver an unbiased, rational strategic roadmap & masterplan for EP developments in H2020.";3496351;3496351;H2020-COMPET-2014;CSA;EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY;FR;"DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV;EUROSPACE;UK Space Agency;CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES - CNES;AGENZIA SPAZIALE ITALIANA;CENTRO PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO INDUSTRIAL.;SERVICE PUBLIC FEDERAL DE PROGRAMMATION POLITIQUE SCIENTIFIQUE;SME4SPACE VZW";"DE;FR;UK;IT;ES;BE"; 196551;674107;ATRS Instrument;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;Real time analysis of tablet and capsule dosage during pharmaceutical manufacturing;1/04/2015;30/09/2015;;"The objective of the overall innovation project is to develop a novel instrument to measure and control pharmaceutical drug potency during manufacture at sub-second analysis speeds. This will significantly reduce the cost of quality testing, reduce the dosage variability that a patient receives, reduce production waste and solvent disposal and address challenging new regulatory testing guidelines.

Pharmaceutical companies, in response to regulators (such as the US FDA) setting direction and guidance, need to better understand and control their processes. Real-time release testing (RTRT) and Quality by Design (QbD) are promoted by regulators as their vision of where quality must go; pharmacopeia guidance supports that vision.

Cobalt has developed a successful, patented, high speed quantitative analysis technology called transmission Raman spectroscopy (TRS), which measures drug potency of intact tablets and capsules. When used during production (on-line) in combination with an automated physical tablet testing system, TRS will enable immediate release of drug product without off-line analysis in a quality control (QC) laboratory.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;COBALT LIGHT SYSTEMS LIMITED;UK;;; 196510;673505;Aerowash II;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;InnovAtive automatic battERy pOwered WASHing robot for the aviation industry Aerowash II;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Nordic Ground Support Equipment AB (NGSE) plans to install 5 to 10 demonstration units of the worlds first fully automatic, battery powered aircraft washing robot, at 3 to 5 different airports within the EU (i.e. operational environment). Compared to state of the art, the robot will decrease washing time by approx. 40-60%. The robot will also decrease water and chemical consumption by approx. 20-30%. This will have a positive impact on EU aviation industry since it will allow them to lower the down time of airplanes and decrease congestion at the airports.

The core objective of the feasibility study (phase 1) is to select three to five airport locations in the EU, (e.g. main hubs like Charles De Gaulle Paris France, Heathrow London UK, Frankfurt Airport German, Madrid-Barajas Madrid Spain and Kastrup Copenhagen Denmark) to analyse the pre-requisites/conditions for a successful implementation of the automatic washing robot on the European market. The feasibility study will include both technical/practical and commercial aspects in order to secure a successful deployment and implementation of the innovative washing system.

By implementing NGSEs fully automatic airplane washing robot a normal airline can save around 37 000 man-hours annually and 5-7 million litres of water. In addition the robot is battery powered (compared to state of the art, semi-automatic systems which are in general diesel powered) which means it can be used at any airport location, indoors or outdoors, hence it is much safer, greener and more user-friendly than any other alternative available today.

The expected growth in passenger aircrafts globally requires aircraft maintenance routines to become more efficient, as airports are constantly getting more and more overcrowded. With a global market size of several thousand of the worlds first fully automatic washing robot, with a total value of approx. 1-1.5 Billion EUR, the potential business opportunity for NGSE is clear.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;Nordic Ground Support Equipment AB;SE;;; 196481;672930;BrainPEER;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014;H2020;Brain Performance Enhancement Revolution - Advanced Cognitive Training System for Football Players;1/05/2015;30/04/2017;;"The BrainPEER project aims at presenting a highly effective brain-training system for football players. It will do so by adopting ACEs patented Cognitive Simulation technology to football, demonstrating it with elite football academies, then run field trials with individual youth players.
Football is the worlds most popular sport. Due to its competitive nature, football players of various ages are in a constant quest to improve their game and win. Some aspire to reach fame and financial prosperity. Others seek higher social status and acceptance. That aspiration is intensified by the extensive media coverage of elite athletes. According to football experts, the main differentiating skill between good football players and average ones is game intelligence. Alas, there are currently no effective tools to improve this critical aptitude.
ACE proposes an innovative and highly effective cognitive training program, addressing football-related cognitive skills such as spatial awareness, anticipation, and decision making.
The outcome of the project will be a market-ready brain-training product for football players of all ages and skill levels the Football IntelliGym. The program is designed as a friendly video-game, will be compatible with mobile devices, and at an affordable price.
The Football IntelliGyms target market is 265 million football players, of which 61 million are in Europe.
ACE is a pioneer and market leader in the field of cognitive training for athletes. It has already proved the concept both technologically and commercially - with ice-hockey in North America. ACEs strategy is to present its revolutionary training concept in sports first, where performance is highly visible and constantly quantified. This will pave the way to presenting effective brain trainers for other complex and cognitive-challenging professions such as first-responders, medical staff, operators of control centres (e.g. airport controllers and smart city officers), and drivers.";2666875;1866812,5;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;ACE APPLIED COGNITIVE ENGINEERING LTD;IL;;; 196453;672591;DISA;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;medical Diagnosis Support Armchair project;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"The Diagnosis Support Armchair project aims at collecting, in a very short time (7minutes max.), all medical data from the elderly persons body and send them to the nearest medical center or doctor. This could allow an easy follow-up of chronical diseases in nursing or elderly residential homes and give all necessary elements to establish a diagnosis and make a quick decision. Beyond the elderly population, this type of connected e-health armchair can be used with any age population in all medical and emergency centers.
The specific objective of the feasibility study is to evaluate the armchair interests for patients and get support from medical professionals at French and European level. With the development of many non-invasive sensors on a mobile and easy-to- use armchair, StreamVision wants to facilitate the work of many medical helpers by bringing in a very easy, quick and accurate manner an answer to medical deserts in remote regions or countries.
To do so, StreamVision proposes to work with emergency hospitals and nursing homes so as to define and validate the various non-invasive sensors necessary to make the chair useful. This feasibility study with medical players must help Streamvision to develop scenarios of industrialization and commercialization at EU level. Several steps must be accurately designed such as : protocols, user and medical players involvement and acceptance, standardization and certification process, business model and obviously security in the medical environment.
This study will comply with the French national law (the CNIL) and there is no specific ethics issues excepted the elements mentioned in the proposal.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;STREAM VISION;FR;;; 196626;644748;CLOUDWATCH2;SIGNED;H2020-EU.;ICT-07-2014;H2020;Think Cloud Services for Government, Business Research;1/09/2015;30/09/2017;;"CloudWATCH2 supports EU R&D on cloud computing, software, services across the full innovation lifecycle & the move to market, promoting technology advancements, supporting OS software re-usability through clustering, championing standards for interoperability & security, providing a roadmap on the cloud market structure to encourage transparent pricing & offering educational services on risk management & legal issues to lower adoption barriers for SMEs & public administration. CloudWATCH2 focuses on the cloud ecosystem emerging from EU research & innovation projects, where technology & pricing are an equally important part of market equation. It takes a pragmatic approach to market uptake & sustainable competitiveness by clustering projects around common themes & challenges, with deep dive training for wider uptake & commercial exploitation. It analyses the fast evolving standards landscape, new implementations, extensions & protocols focusing on the value creation of interoperable and secure services, identifying gaps & making recommendations to address them. It brings interoperability testing to the forefront supporting Cloud Interoperability Plugfests. It supports market-oriented approaches to new products, services & solutions, including OS developments, where free & profitability are not mutually exclusive. It introduces a novel activity around cloud pricing analysis, strengthens support of sustainability, to encourage faster time-to-value & commercialisation of innovative products & services. On the demand side, it supports key stakeholders in the EU digital market by providing training on legal aspects addressing increasingly common consumer concerns. Consortium: TRUST-IT, coordination, outreach, a renowned international network & SDO liaisons; CSA a leading, global player in cloud security; UOXF OeRC part of UK eScience programme; StrategicBlue cloud billing & price risk management experts. ICT Legal, represents IT, ISP, SW, CSP, IoT & IT service vendors";585001;585000;H2020-ICT-2014-1;CSA;TRUST-IT SERVICES LIMITED;UK;"THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD;STRATEGIC BLUE SERVICES LIMITED;CLOUD SECURITY ALLIANCE (EUROPE) LBG;ICT LEGAL CONSULTING - STUDIO LEGALE ASSOCIATO BALBONI BOLOGNINI & PARTNERS";"UK;IT"; 196627;644859;SOMATCH;SIGNED;H2020-EU.;ICT-18-2014;H2020;Support IT solution for creative fashion designers by integrated software systems to collect, define and visualize textile and clothing trends through innovative image analysis from open data;1/01/2015;30/06/2016;;"The objective of the SOMATCH is to improve the competitiveness of EU SMEs in Textile and Clothing (T&C) and design focused sectors by the collection, definition and visualization by ad hoc interfaces of fashion trends. SOMATCH will provide creative designers with detailed and reliable trends estimations and forecasts of user acceptance. Its goal will be achieved by the creation of an innovative tool for the mining and visualization of large sets of unstructured data, related to the use and preferences of fashion products by consumers, supporting T&C companies quick reaction to the market dynamics and better adaptation of design to real consumers demand.
SOMATCH faces this complex and challenging deal by the combined development and application of SoA advanced image analysis technology, unexploited and innovative in clothing and fashion, combined with social network analysis. Its results will be presented to interested end users by dedicated interfaces and instruments: mobile devices as well as ad hoc visualization tools will be explored for this purpose.
The visualisation of the generated data will be performed from off-line statistics, generated after data processing, and by new real-time instruments for image collection and evaluation of designs. They will be targeted also by the integration of the systems with new SoA mobile and wearable (for ex. Google Glass) devices to collect information and to visualise trend interpretation. This approach will open a vast field of new approaches for the fashion designers, supporting final users involvement into the whole trend evaluation and a close interaction with them.
To reach this purpose Somatch consortium includes research centres expert in image and content analysis (TUM, UPC), software providers experts in data management, platform development and fashion tools (Holonix. Sparsity, Ideal), end users from SME textile industry and retail (DENA) and social networking and e-commerce (Weblogs, NJAL).";1223875;975062,5;H2020-ICT-2014-1;IA;UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA;ES;"TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN;WEBLOGS SL;MANDELLI LAURA;SPARSITY SL;NOT JUST A LABEL LIMITED;I-DEAL S.R.L.C.R.;HOLONIX SRL-SPIN OFF DEL POLITECNICO DI MILANO";"DE;ES;IT;UK"; 196484;672942;NZE Buildings;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Developing replicable and cost effective Nearly Zero-Energy' building solutions for small builders in Europe;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"'The building sector is responsible for the majority of the energy consumption in the world. It is also a key challenge for the 20-20-20 strategy of the EU.

Sustainable housing starts with 'near zero-energy' buildings, i.e. homes that are so well insulated that it becomes easy to produce more renewable energy on site than what is consumed.

Today, house construction in Europe is mainly performed by craftsmen who are small local builders and who work with traditional technics and who are not keen to invest on research and development of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC). As a consequence, it remains very difficult for consumers and investors to buy 'plus energy' houses in Europe (costs and lack of offer due to lack of know-how).

The objective of the project is to provide to local builders the products and the tools so that they can offer to their customers 'nearly zero-energy' buildings with guaranteed performance and cost controls.

To do so, ECOXIA has developed the concept of 'Smart Envelope'. Built in the ideal conditions of the factory, the envelope is installed in a 'Plug & Play' way on site in one day. It includes both energy performance and the components to make it smart.

ECOXIA developed a prototype in 2012 to check the performance of its building envelope. Installed in Yerres, France, it proved the interest of the concept from a mechanical, thermal, comfort and cost standpoints. The recorded consumption proves that the prototype is a 'plus energy' building with the production of only 20 sqm of photovoltaic solar panels.

To be able to commercialise the right solution and help Europe to develop a new industry, ECOXIA needs to go further into its feasibility study by addressing the following questions:
- which is the best level of prefabrication?
- how can we improve the price of our solution for the European market ?
- who are the best potential partners for our project in Europe?
- what are the regulatory issues on the most relevant markets in Europe?'";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ECOXIA SAS;FR;;; 196512;673556;eKuore;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;eKoure: the worlds first wireless stethoscope of the mhealth market.;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Kukupia aims to make citizens health monitoring possible from home through the use of ICT medical tools connected to the patients and/or doctors smartphones to enhance diagnosis quality, clinical follow-up and disease prevention. eKoure is a wireless stethoscope that allows to detect possible cardiac abnormalities using Bluetooth technology to transmit audio auscultation to ICT devices. Through a mobile application, the tool allows to save audio auscultations, display different parameters (such as heart rate or breathing), and even share the recorded auscultation with other users (whether customers, students or specialists) to simultaneously analyse the information, easing health or treatment monitoring.
These features make eKuore, the worlds first wireless electronic stethoscope with smartphone connection, which further improves the quality and power of the sound up to 20 times compared to traditional stethoscopes.
eKuore is the Kukupias first product and has been designed and manufactured entirely by the companys R&D team based on the success of the device for veterinarian application, with the aim of introducing the product into the healthcare and chronic patients markets.
Currently there isnt in the market a stethoscope with such high audio quality which furthermore allows audio auscultations storage and sharing with other users through smartphones, tablets or computers.
The potential users can be grouped in professionals (doctors from all kind of medical specialities, in particular pulmonologists and cardiologists, students, practitioners, teachers, telemedicine companies, etc.) and individuals (particularly chronic cardiovascular patients). The implementation of the studies planned for phase 1, will contribute to define the products commercial design, manufacture and marketing strategy enhancing the quality of the companys business plan and contributing to market replication success.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;CHIP IDEAS ELECTRONICS SL;ES;;; 196628;645479;E-JADE;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.3.;MSCA-RISE-2014;H2020;Europe-Japan Accelerator Development Exchange Programme;1/01/2015;31/12/2018;;"The Europe-Japan Accelerator Development Exchange Programme (E-JADE) addresses the urgent need of exchange of ideas on R&D and implementation of future accelerators for particle physics. It does so by exchanging accelerator scientists and experts between Europe and Japan.
The recent European Strategy for Particle Physics and the Japanese Roadmap identify similar pressing goals of research for the next decades. The strategy emphasises the exploitation of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and its upgrades, preparation of the cases for new facilities at the energy frontier (FCC or CLIC), identifies the opportunities for electron positron collisions (ILC), particularly after the recent discovery of the Higgs boson, and recognises the need for a long baseline neutrino programme at J-PARC in addition to the BELLE II programme of KEK.
The user community at these facilities is international: a strong contingent of Japanese researchers from KEK and universities work on the ATLAS experiment, highly qualified experts from KEK contribute to the LHC itself, some two thousand researchers worldwide have signed the ILC design report and several hundred physicists are actively engaged in accelerator studies, such as on ATF to explore concepts generally applicable to linear colliders. The J-PARC neutrino experiment, with a strong European participation, has recently published important scientific results.
The planned exchange of staff of leading European Laboratories and Universities with two prominent Japanese partners, KEK and University of Tokyo will focus on the most critical subjects and profiles namely on the design, R&D and prototyping of the future accelerator facilities mentioned above. Key objectives beyond technical progress are related to sharing of technical knowledge, project organisation, treatment of multiple safety codes for technical equipment, purchase methodologies and industrial capabilities, innovation and networks to significantly advance these projects.";1651500;1651500;H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014;MSCA-RISE;EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH;CH;"THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD;AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS;COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES;STIFTUNG DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY;CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS;ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE";"UK;ES;FR;DE"; 196538;673853;Cryoshelter;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014;H2020;Bringing a new LNG-tank technology to industrial readyness;1/05/2015;31/03/2017;;"Cryoshelter has developed an innovative liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank for heavy duty trucks that provides the first serious European technology to compete with the worlds dominant (U.S.) LNG tank maker that has 98% of the European market.

Available in over 1000 sizes due to its modular design, competitively priced Cryoshelter LNG tanks lower the total cost of ownership for truck operators by providing 30% more fuel capacity (adding 30% vehicle range), lower weight, increased hold time, and reduced maintenance due to greatly improved, long term stability of the insulation vacuum. These features address the most critical technical and economic concerns of the heavy duty truck sector and will revolutionize the commercial prospects for LNG as a fuel alternative to diesel in Europe, North America and elsewhere. The Cryoshelter program fulfils current EU policy objectives to reduce CO2 and diesel particulates as well as expand the market and infrastructure for fuel alternatives to petroleum.

Cryoshelter is at the final stage of research, development, and demonstration (Technology Readiness Level 6), now ready for the last destructive testing and field-testing, the precursor to full certification and market entry. We have pre-market relationships with three types of target customers who have expressed strong interest in the Cryoshelter LNG tank: European truck manufacturers, natural gas vehicle (NGV) system suppliers, and LNG truck operators, all of whom are an integral part of the final testing and commercialization plan.

The proposed program is targeted for the H2020 IT.1-2014-2015 Small Business Innovation for Transport (Phase II) area. The EU funding will enable testing, certification and scaling up for competitively priced production volumes as well as increase production and sales staff to 15 highly qualified engineers in 2017. Cryoshelter will achieve ROI rates of >60% and an EBIT margin of >17% after completing the Horizon2020 project.";2433382,5;1700000;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;CRYOSHELTER GMBH;AT;;; 196567;674527;WONDANTS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;Wonder Ants A new eco-friendly-innovation solution to persistent invasive ants.;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;Wonder Ants is a brand new eco-friendly-innovation solution to a very persistent problem: invasive ants. Till today, it was quite impossible to solve the problem of invasive ants unless you used chemical pesticides and even in that case ants came back after a short period. Chemical pesticides, though, represent a threat for natural biodiversity, putting at risk peoples animals and pets health, and a negative impact on the environment, standing as a crucial pollution factor for natural resources. Unlike baits, Wonder Ants is a revolutionary bio-repellent introducing an original formula based on a well-balanced mixture of essential oils and natural elements that cannot be uncovered, representing a strong inhibitor factor to invasive ants, preventing the environment from pollution and respecting the eco-system. Wonder Ants provides people with a disruptive solution to the problem: the product can be used indoor and outdoor, has a pleasant scent and it is no toxic or hazardous for people, wild animal, pets and plants. And it does not kill ants, but just flee them from the treated environment with a long residual, respecting their valuable role in the planet eco- system. The new product could be applied both in domestic and several industrial contexts, thus meeting some important aims wanted by the European Commission, which provided for the gradual banning of pesticides and toxic components, harmful to the environment, animals and humans.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;IMPERIAL EUROPE SRL;IT;;; 196535;673788;EDePDAC;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Feasibility study for the validation and industrialization of two diagnostic kits in both ELISA and CLIA formats for the early detection of pancreatic cancer based on the novel biomarkers EZR and ENOA;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;In this study we propose to investigate the feasibility of the industrial development and validation up to the CE marking of two immunodiagnostic kits based on two novel biomarkers recently identified as specific markers of early stage pancreatic cancer, Ezrin (EZR), and its treatment follow up, phosphorilated alpha-Enolase isoforms 1,2 (ENOA). The assays will detect antibodies to these biomarkers in blood. Pancreatic Ductal AdenoCarcinoma (PDAC) early detection is an unmet medical need in the developed world. Presently this cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death. The EZR kit, used alone on people at risk for PDAC, is proposed as a tool for an early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Blood positivity to both antibodies against EZR and ENOA is of great importance for a correct diagnosis of PDAC and the assessment of its development stage. Finally, the combined use of blood test for Ab-EZR, Ab-ENOA and CA19.9 should provides a robust tool for the general diagnosis of PDAC (100.0% sensitivity and 93.7% specificity). Te study will be conducted together with an expert and well introduced company in the field of IVD having a consolidated distribution network, that will support NatiMab in the assessment of the industrialization process and the market entering, and two companies which have the technical capabilities for the production of the two key components: EZR (GeNeuro) and ENOA (Iris Biotech). The IVD segment for PDAC early diagnosis and therapeutic assessment, including screening of population at risk, is a 3 billion potential market. NatiMab has the ambition to become a key player and first mover in such huge market. The final technological target of Natimab project is the development of a three-marker panel, including EZR, ENOA and CA19.9, which is expected to greatly reduce the need for invasive diagnostic screening. The deliverable of the study will be a feasibility report including a detailed business plan.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;NATIMAB THERAPEUTICS SRL;IT;;; 196536;673683;EBBR;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;Commercialisation of expanded bed biofilm reactor technology for the treatment of waste-, used- or contaminated-water and for improved protection of the aquatic environment and atmosphere.;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"ABD will aid transition to a resource efficient, circular economy via wide use of its disruptive, bioprocess intensification technology. This technology will cut business costs and help the EU exit economic crisis through job creation and exports. ABDs first process is nitrification of used water, part of a 4.8 bn global market that we will access. We have developed a full-scale prototype package plant (TRL7) for tertiary nitrification with a UK licensee and have a second UK licensee for landfill leachate. Phase 1 funding is required to evaluate other European markets, identify additional licensees and potential end-users, and revise plans to obtain risk finance for business development. Phase 2 will develop a European network of licensees and end-users and build commercial prototypes (TRL9) for validation across Europe under different regional and climatic conditions, before exporting globally and developing new products.
Our expanded bed biofilm reactor (EBBR) technology has patent protection and can be used for purification of raw or used water, fermentation or biocatalysis. Patents cover a superior biomass support material (ABDite), and design features to maximise process efficiency, and minimise energy consumption and footprint. Use of novel, counter-current aeration and nitrogen-depleted air results in highly efficient oxygen transfer and minimal emission of greenhouse gases (methane and nitrous oxide) from used water. An independent consultant has calculated that our capex and opex is 63% and footprint 70% compared to two, market-leading, nitrification technologies.
The motivation for our nitrification process is to generate income by reversing pollution of the aquatic environment and atmosphere, through oxidising ammonia in used water and minimising the emission of greenhouse gases. Our process will help compliance with the Water Framework Directive in the EU and with the Kyoto Protocol globally, as well as helping to meet UN Millennium Development Goals.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ADVANCED BIOPROCESS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED;UK;;; 196495;673233;VINESENTI;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.2.";SFS-08-2014-1;H2020;NEW GENERATION OF HIGH VALUE-ADDED ANTIOXIDANT FOOD INGREDIENTS FOR THE GOURMET CUISINE;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"In recent years, we have been witnessing a boom of gastronomic themes and a constant and continuous emergence of new and sophisticated food products in contrast with the simplicity of the traditional cuisine. There are around 2,000 Michelin Star restaurants and more than 20,000 high standing restaurants all over the world. The competitiveness in this sector is very high and there is a necessity of differentiation from the competence, looking for new flavours, aromas and textures that allow their dishes to have high value-added.
VINESENTI is a natural product obtained from the valorisation of grape pomace, a winery by-product. It is a concentrate reddish or ochre powder, depending on the grapes that it comes from, red or white grapes. It has been designed to enhance and enrich recipes because of its benefits related to improvements in the sensory profile, textures and shelf life of dishes. Specifically, this product provides freshness, spiced flavours, sweet tannins and fruity sensations.
The main objectives of the Phase 1 of SME Instrument are to study, evaluate and redefine, if necessary, the different factors of VINESENTI project in order to carry out the Phase 2 successfully. To achieve these objectives, Abro Biotec will carry out a feasibility study which could be divided into the following tasks: a technical study, a market analysis and customer discovery, an economic study and the IPR strategy and legal issues.
VINESENTI will suppose a new niche market for the company because up to now, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries have been the main end-users of the grape polyphenolic extract; but in the future, restaurants, food companies and people in general will be a new market segment. In consequence, a growth of the company will be achieved and this will result in an increase of its competitiveness, turnover and in job creation.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ABRO BIOTEC SL;ES;;; 196494;673225;FGFSTAB;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.4.";BIOTEC-5a-2014-1;H2020;Industrial Production of Stable Fibroblast Growth Factors for Broad Therapeutic, Research, and Personal Care Applications;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;Our business concept focuses on development and marketing of stable fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) for medical, personal care and research use. FGFs are currently being tested therapeutically for use in cancer treatment, regenerative medicine, as well as in cosmetics. The FGF-based therapeutic approaches contribute towards promoting active and healthy ageing, which is a societal challenge common to all European countries. Another important application of FGFs is in the highly attractive cancer stem cell research with the extension to clinical applications. FGFs are being used as an essential reagent ensuring that stem cells are kept in the undifferentiated state. However, FGF instability is one of the major bottlenecks preventing wider use of FGFs. The FGFSTAB project will address this instability by computer-assisted design of multiple stabilizing mutations combined with cutting-edge molecular biology techniques. The expected outcomes of the project will be a universal protein engineering platform for designing stable FGFs and the process for manufacturing of stable FGFs that are not commercially available, even though there is a huge market for them. Added value of our innovation compared to existing solutions will be unprecedented stability, dramatic production cost reductions and the absence of harmful additives. Such FGFs will have much broader applicability than currently used natural molecules. Because of the wide range of products based on FGFs nowadays, we expect that the outcomes of the project will help us to access new high-value markets addressing global societal challenges, such as health care, bio-research, and personal care. All these market segments are characterized by the considerable size, growth and potential impact on peoples everyday lives. The phase 1 of the SME instrument will allow us to carry out well-researched feasibility study which will help us to take our business forward with confidence, and ultimately, increase our bottom line.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ENANTIS S.R.O;CZ;;; 196438;672287;WETPaC;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Water Electricity Telecommunication Package;1/05/2015;31/12/2015;;"Clean water, electricity and communication are crucial for human well-being and sustainable socioeconomic development. Their provision is in deficiency in most rural areas of the world and in specific Mediterranean areas of Europe. Yet, solutions for the above needs are developing very slowly due to lack of funds and the risks associated with payments for the supplied services.
The proposing SME aims to develop and demonstrate an optimised packaged system (WETPaC) to provide these services in a low carbon, energy efficient and sustainable way. Key to overcome the relevant barriers is the development of a remote maintenance and operation system as well as the introduction of smart payment methods for electricity and water.
The innovative aspects of WETPaC will facilitate its financing. This will lead to the involvement of local entrepreneurs who will develop a sustainable business in selling electricity, water and services (e.g. electricity, air conditioned shelters, etc.) to telecom companies.
The main objective of the proposed project is to perform a feasibility assessment and a detailed business plan for the successful implementation of WETPaC.
Based on the results of Phase1, the proposing SME plans to develop and demonstrate a prototype with the help of investors and/or SME instrument Phase 2.
WETPaC will address a global challenge based on European design, components and equipment. Successful commercialisation will provide valuable services that will improve quality of life and will consequently help develop new jobs in Europe as well as in developing countries.
The feasibility study will have as priority the Greek islands where it is suitable for touristic businesses and Philippines where it can supply villages. Other countries will be also examined.
During the study, the proposing SME will contact key stakeholders and potential customers. It will also examine possible technical features that could make the product more affordable and attractive.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;EYDITI ENERGEIAKOS KAI PERIBALLONTIKOS SCHEDIASMOS EPE;EL;;; 196612;642108;AWESOME;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.1.;MSCA-ITN-2014-ETN;H2020;Advanced Wind Energy Systems Operation and Maintenance Expertise;1/01/2015;31/12/2018;;"AWESOME network aims to educate eleven young researchers in the wind power operation and maintenance (O&M) field by constructing a sustainable training network gathering the whole innovation value chain. The main EU actors in the field of wind O&M have worked together, under the umbrella of the European Wind Energy Academy (EAWE), in order to design a training program coping with the principal R&D challenges related to wind O&M while tackling the shortage of highly-skilled professionals on this area that has been foreseen by the European Commission, the wind energy industrial sector and the academia.

The overall AWESOME research programme tackles the main research challenges in the wind O&M field identified by the European wind academic and industrial community: (1) to develop better O&M planning methodologies of wind farms for maximizing its revenue, (2) to optimise the maintenance of wind turbines by prognosis of component failures and (3) to develop new and better cost-effective strategies for Wind Energy O&M. These main goals have been divided into eleven specific objectives, which will be assigned to the fellows, for them to focus their R&D project, PhD Thesis and professional career.

The established training plan answers the challenges identified by the SET Plan Education Roadmap. Personal Development Career Plans will be tuned up for every fellow, being their accomplishment controlled by a Personal Supervisory Team. The training plan includes intra-network activities, as well as network-wide initiatives. The secondments at partner organizations and between beneficiaries are a key attribute of the training programme. Each fellow will be exposed to three different research environments from both, academic and industrial spheres.

All the network activities will be developed in accordance with the established in the Ethical Codes and Standards for research careers development, looking therefore for talent, excellence and opportunity equality.";2862074,16;2862074,16;H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014;MSCA-ITN-ETN;FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS;ES;"TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN;CARL VON OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITAET OLDENBURG;UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA - LA MANCHA;LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY;DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET;RAMBOLL MANAGEMENT CONSULTING GMBH;NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU;UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE";"DE;ES;UK;DK;NO"; 196564;674463;i2D;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;i2D intelligence to drive;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Road Transportation represents a growing problem to be urgently solved by modern societies. More than 1 million vehicles, producing 25% of all CO2 emissions, consuming 30% of all available fossil energy and being the cause for more than 1.200.000 casualties, every year.
LiveDrive promoters, dedicated long years of R&D analyzing data driving dynamics and how to transform this raw data into valuable information. This effort was the major source to the i2D Intelligence to Drive project, a Car Telematics Platform to collect raw data from the driving dynamics, transformed into valuable information, using complex innovative algorithms, available to all potential users of the road transportation ecosystem.
The R&D stage of i2D project, co-sponsored by FAI ( made proof of the basic ideas and the underline technologies, building a platform with 400 vehicles connected in 8 countries, collecting several thousand million data, processed by multiple complex innovative algorithms with special care to the area of privacy data protection.
Innovation is at the core of i2D, both from the technical side (unique electronic devices, innovative algorithms, privacy protection mechanisms and Information Systems Architecture) and the business side (concept of collect once/sell to many).
Key business areas include, major fleets (with a new wave of Advanced Fleet Management Solutions, focused in the promotion of a new Driving Behavior), the Insurance Business (the UBI Usage Based Insurance, solutions are expected to grow from more than 250 million users (USA and EU) by the end of the decade), the Local and National Authorities (to improve traffic management and safety and allow Pay How you Drive policies) to the end user the Driver, that will be the beneficiary of all road mobility improvements.
The feasibility assessment to be done during this Phase 1 is a key step for a professional approach to leverage financial resources to perform the go-to-market next stage.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;LIVEDRIVE LDA;PT;;; 196613;642742;Enabling Excellence;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.1.;MSCA-ITN-2014-ETN;H2020;Graphene-based nanomaterials for touchscreen technologies: Comprehension, Commerce and Communication;1/04/2015;31/03/2019;;"Enabling Excellence offers integral R&D training at PhD level around one of the most active and exciting topics at the forefront of nanoscience and nanotechnology, graphene-based nanostructures and materials. We propose a training experience built on three interrelated pillars, namely COMPREHENSION AND CONTROL, COMMERCE, and COMMUNICATION.
*Comprehension & Control* covers fundamental knowledge of the nano-objects, the development of functionalities and processing into macroscopic advanced materials and devices, accompanied by a broad set of characterization techniques, to understand the interrelation between local and global properties and the requirements for functional end products.
*Commerce* aims at market-ready graphene-based materials and commercial local probe Raman/AFM systems for routine quality control of graphene products. This is accompanied by innovative measures for start-up development and pitching to venture capitalists.
*Communication* is the unique keystone in Enabling Excellence. The project is a novel experiment to find how best to develop the communication skills in our ESRs, creating optimum conditions under which they are best able to flourish. The results will serve as a model adaptable to European training and research at all levels.
Enabling Excellence is formed by five partners from academic institutions and four private companies specialized in the above mentioned fields spanning TRL1-9. They offer a common and highly complementary modular structured training programme. During 468 ESR months we will address the need in Europe for nanocarbon specialists, training a new generation of highly skilled interdisciplinary clear thinking researchers. We will develop in these young people creativity, confidence and the ability to communicate with the most eminent scientists, technologists and business people. Enabling Excellence will equip them with the tools and self-belief necessary to maximize their potential in their future careers.";3358044;3358044;H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014;MSCA-ITN-ETN;CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS;FR;"UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA;AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS;RENISHAW PLC;UNIVERSITY OF SURREY;UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX;ETHNIKO IDRYMA EREVNON;M-SOLV LTD";"ES;UK;EL"; 196520;673635;e2CORK;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;Efficient and Eco-friendly Construction Of Revolutionary surfboard blanKs;1/05/2015;30/09/2015;;"The overall objective of the e2CORK project is the construction of eco-friendly surfboard-blanks built with cork. To reach this, the design of a sustainable-industrial manufacturing procedure will be necessary.

The typical surfboards are manufactured from noxious materials and with unsustainable processes that contaminate the environment, require safety equipment for shapers exposed to toxic materials, and produce a massive carbon footprint on our planet. e2CORK will offer a clean alternative, 100% natural, organic, sustainable, and with physical, structural and mechanical properties that far exceed the current styrofoam blanks.

e2CORK will enhance the current hand-operated manufacturing procedures with a sustainable industrialization. These improvements will lead LIVING SURF to offer more competitive prices, reaching more units manufactured per day, to achieve international growth, to make a product portfolio extension and hence attaining wider audience. Moreover, e2CORK will boost the European cork-production market and its associate industries, hence contributing to the conservation of the cork-oak forests.

The specific objectives of the current phase 1 are to study and evaluate the technical feasibility as well as the sustainability and profitability of the e2CORK results. The objective of the overall innovation is that the current stage of e2CORKs TRL6 prototype version reaches a TRL9 commercial level at the end of phase 2.

LIVING SURF has a wide expertise in manufacturing and selling surfboard blanks, offering natural alternatives to existing foam products. This background and knowhow enables the company to significantly reduce the risk of undertaking the e2CORK project while maximizing the probability of success of this business opportunity.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;LIVING SURF SL;ES;;; 196552;674109;SAFESEAT;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;A new generation car seat for babies;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Child Restraint Systems (CRS) for the safety of children travelling by car are used in close to all cases in industrialised countries, and it is often required by law. These systems, when installed and used correctly, considerably reduce the impact of an accident on the child, thereby reducing the risk of injury and death. However, despite the extensive use of CRS, thousands of children die and many more are injured in car accidents every year. The fact that the CRS available on the market are still based on the same concept as 30 years ago, as well as the high human factor of incorrect use reducing the efficiency and safety of the system in many cases, show that there is room for considerable improvement in this field.
For several years Mobius Protection Systems has been designing and manufacturing Energy Absorbing (EA) solutions based on an innovative technology. Following successful use of the solution in army vehicles, Mobius is now looking to enter the civil market and in particular the CRS industry. By applying the Mobius technology to CRS the impact on the child during an accident can be considerably reduced, and tests have shown results which are better than leading seats available in the market today. In addition, through the SAFESEAT project Mobius aims to reduce the impact of the human factor. Both incorrect use and the possibility of forgetting the child in the car, something which has been fatal in many cases, will be addressed through a system of sensors and notifications via the smart phone of the parent. Finally the project will reduce the weight and increase strength of the CRS, by using composite materials instead of the traditional materials used, increasing safety and the comfort of the user.
During Phase 1 of the project Mobius plans to further deepen its market analysis, develop a full business plan and cost analysis, and a detailed step-by-step strategy for taking the product from the early stages where it is today, to full commercialisation.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;MOBIUS PROTECTION SYSTEMS LTD;IL;;; 196466;672676;Neural Designer;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;A high performance solution for predictive analytics;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"The predictive analytics market is undergoing an impressive growth. Indeed, organizations that incorporate that technique into their daily operations not only better manage the present, but also increase the probability of future success.

Intelnics develops the professional predictive analytics solution called Neural Designer. It makes intelligent use of data by discovering complex relationships, recognizing unknown patterns, predicting actual trends or finding associations. Neural Designer out-stands in terms of functionality, usability and performance.

Current technology lacks from advanced model selection techniques, and usually requires many computational resources. The main challenge for Neural Designer is to include a framework capable of untangling complex interactions in big data sets. In order to do that, the software must achieve ultra high performance by means of more efficient algorithms, code optimization and multi-core processing.

The intended users of the solution are professional data scientists, which work at analytics departments of innovative companies, consulting firms specialized in analytics or research centres. Neural Designer will be capable of analysing bigger data sets in less time, providing our customers with results in a way previously unachievable.

The goal is to successfully market Neural Designer. The feasibility assessment of Phase 1 will help us to validate our working hypothesis regarding technical, commercial, financial and legal issues. This study will allow Intelnics to apply for Phase 2 support, in which Neural Designer will be developed to a level of global competitiveness.

The predictive analytics market is largely dominated by the United States, but completion of this project will introduce a European product in the market place of data science.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TECHNIQUES SL;ES;;; 196521;673647;Watergate;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;Watergate: Development of a low-cost solar desalination technology;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"The Watergate project aims to bring to the market by 2017 the most competitive desalination solution for middle scale applications, a market niche accounting for 900 Million of annual investment in 2014. Its major value-added lies in the unique combination of a total independence on fossil fuel, the solution requiring only solar energy, and very competitive water costs ranging between 0.80 and 2/m3 for applications above 100m3/day.

The major innovation of Watergate lies in the fact that the whole system desalination-energy source has been redesigned, resulting in an integrated system that solves the critical issue of the low efficiency of renewable energy desalination. The value-added of Watergate relies on two pillars:
- The reduction of the size of the required solar field by more than 20% through a minimization of the energy consumption and a maximization of the energy efficiency;
- The absorption of the variations in energy intensity, making it possible to work without any complementary energy source.

The market potential for Watergate is substantial. It will not only target the current low to middle scale market accounting for 500,000 m3/day of yearly installed capacity, it will also boost the development of desalination in energy importing countries: Spain, Malta, Cyprus, Greece and Israel; as well as extend the scope of the market to users with no access to fossil fuel.

Under Phase 1 of the SME Instrument, the feasibility study will first focus on the definition of the business positioning of Cyrga. The resulting identification of the targeted segments and the relevant business model will make it possible to develop a corresponding marketing strategy and adapt the financial plan, providing the missing parts for the elaboration of a strategic business plan by September 2015. The objective for phase 2 would be to develop a real-life demonstrator, based on a prototype currently under development, which should be achieved by the second half of 2015.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;INSOLEM;FR;;; 196480;672889;STERILISE;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;Safe sustainable reliable in-office processing of medical waste;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"This innovation project aims to bring to technological maturity and market readiness a novel, cost effective, waste management unit - currently at Technology Readiness Level 7. Targeted specifically at the Medical Waste sector, the system has the potential to save the healthcare sector 1.2bn. By year five after project completion we plan to have generated cumulative revenues of 99m, create 90 jobs in the supply chain across Europe, and have generated a gross profit of at least 33m.

In Europe, over 1.7m tonnes of medical waste is currently produced by the Healthcare sector every year. This waste includes needles (sharps), and dressings, bandages and surgical gloves (non-sharps). Medical waste cannot be disposed of by traditional refuse collection due to its hazardous nature. The waste must be placed in separately stored special bags and/or bins, transported in a dedicated disposal vehicle and carefully disposed of at hazardous waste registered sites where the waste is either autoclaved or incinerated. This is a costly process for e.g. medical practices. At present the handling of Medical Waste puts healthcare personnel as well as cleaning staff and waste collectors at risks through extensive manual handling and storage.

The current SoA does not fully solve the problems described above and have a number of limitations. Therefore there is an urgent, unmet need for a system to reliably and safely solve the problem of handling of Medical Waste at source and provide a rapid return on investment to the customer. Our solution will give the following benefits to the end-users and Europe:
Easy and safe to use in an indoor office environment with no hazardous emission or odour;
Lower cost than existing waste collection, i.e. leasing model with a low, fixed monthly outlay, savings of at least 30%;
Eliminate the risk of contaminated waste being stored on premises for extended periods;
Simple, automatic record keeping for audit trail compliance.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;CONVEX ELECTRICAL LTD;IE;;; 196611;642085;HISER;SIGNED;H2020-EU.3.5.4.;WASTE-3-2014;H2020;Holistic Innovative Solutions for an Efficient Recycling and Recovery of Valuable Raw Materials from Complex Construction and Demolition Waste;1/02/2015;31/01/2019;;"EU28 currently generates 461 million tons per year of ever more complex construction and demolition waste (C&DW) with average recycling rates of around 46%. There is still a significant loss of potential valuable minerals, metals and organic materials all over Europe.
The main goal of HISER project is to develop and demonstrate novel cost-effective technological and non-technological holistic solutions for a higher recovery of raw materials from ever more complex C&DW, by considering circular economy approaches throughout the building value chain (from the End-of-Life Buildings to new Buildings). The following solutions are proposed:
- Harmonized procedures complemented with an intelligent tool and a supply chain tracking system, for highly-efficient sorting at source in demolition and refurbishment works.
- Advanced sorting and recycling technologies for the production and automated quality assessment of high-purity raw materials from complex C&DW.
- Development of optimized building products (low embodied energy cements, green concretes, bricks, plasterboards and gypsum plasters, extruded composites) through the partial replacement of virgin raw materials by higher amounts of secondary high-purity raw materials recovered from complex C&DW.
These solutions will be demonstrated in demolition projects and 5 case studies across Europe. Moreover, the economic and environmental impact of the HISER solutions will be quantified, from a life cycle perspective (LCA/LCC), and policy and standards recommendations encouraging the implementation of the best solutions will be drafted.
HISER will contribute to higher levels of recovered materials from C&DW from 212 Mt in 2014, to 359 Mt in 2020 and 491 Mt by ca. 2030, on the basis of the increase in the recovery of aggregates, from 40% (169 Mt) to more than 80% (394 t) and wood, from 31% (2.4 Mt) to 55% (5 Mt);. Similarly, unlocking valuable raw materials currently not exploited is foreseen, namely some metals and emerging flows.";7665262,59;7511870;H2020-WASTE-2014-one-stage;RIA;FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION;ES;"BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES;SELFRAG AG;Conenor Oy;D'APPOLONIA SPA;DUMOULIN BRICKS;ADR TECHNOLOGY BV;TIIHONEN ISMO OLAVI;RINA SERVICES SPA;KNAUF GMBH;STRUKTON CIVIEL BV;SOCIEDAD PUBLICA GESTION AMBIENTAL IHOBE S.A.;UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN;TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT;MEBIN BV;CONFEDERATION NATIONALE DE LA CONSTRUCTION ASBL;ASM CENTRUM BADANI I ANALIZ RYNKU SP ZOO;Groupe Archimen;RTT STEINERT GMBH;Inashco R&D B.V;FUNDACION GAIKER;LAFARGE CENTRE DE RECHERCHE SAS;VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.;ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA;TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT;KS LAATUENERGIA OY;Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy";"FR;CH;FI;IT;BE;NL;DE;ES;PL"; 196549;674094;OPTILIFT;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;OPTILIFT offshore lifting and logistics;1/05/2015;30/09/2015;;"The project aims to improve the efficiency and safety of offshore transportation by (1) extending the weather window for lifting operations, (2) improving the logistic planning and tracking, (3) reducing the need for floating warehouses and (4) increasing safety for offshore personnel and cargo. The solution is provided by sensor units installed at crane boom tips and dedicated software to process the data collected by these sensor units, where the concept is called the OptiLift framework. It includes three major tools, namely the logistics, human detection and crane control, to perform the improvements listed before.

The framework is significantly innovative both application and technology wise. Currently, there exists no unified solution in the market allowing extended weather windows, increased safety for offshore personnel / cargo, and improved logistic planning. Optilift framework will be first to address these industry-needs with a cost efficient and scalable application. The framework utilizes a patent pending sensor unit and cutting-edge computer-vision library to perform cargo / vessel / human detection, tracking and machine automation tasks that no other institution or company performed before.
The primary users of the framework will be the operators of offshore installations. Initially, we expect the technology to be utilized by oil and gas companies. Later, expansion into the offshore windmill farms market is envisaged.

The feasibility study will perform risk assessment for different parts of the system, determine possible technical improvements, provide in-depth analysis on potential customers in oil /gas and renewable energy industries, analyze worldwide regulatory and/or standard requirements, and perform assessments related to IPR.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;VOCA AS;NO;;; 196482;672934;MCTDC;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Multi-channel time-to-digital converter sensor with ultra high resolution;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"In measurements, time-to-digital converter has a fundamental importance with numerous applications. The TDC (Time-to-Digital Converter) executes an analogue-digital transformation. The input analogue value is the time delay between two signals. Whereas the output is a discreet range value, which equals the quantization of the input value. The unity of conversion or the resolution of TDC is the shortest time that changes the output value. At present, the value of this time is in picoseconds range.

The aim of this project is to create a TDC which is FPGA (field-programmable gate array) based, made of common electronic parts having many channels. Our goal is the implementation of a special complex electronic circuit whose time resolution is much better than the one of a digitally controlled FPGA. The upcoming product will provide a dynamically configured multi-channel time measuring tool, which overcomes the limitations of the prior art solutions. Its device can be produced cost efficiently, it is not sensitive to quality change and configuration stemming from mass production, and by which the absolute timing of a signal associated with an event can be measured with a high accuracy of 20 ps. MedioTrade Ltd. has already executed significant part of the innovation. We possess a functioning breadboard, which obtained promising results, moreover, both national and international patents were accepted.

The huge need and interest from the research centres and companies guarantees a flourishing partnership and significant market share for us. We expecting the rise of research activities and increasing competitiveness of Europe in the global sensor industry.

In the framework of the project, we will deepen the existing knowledge about our primary market segments, our competitors and their solutions. We will build up our Intellectual Property and marketing strategy, extensively analyse the return on investment and establish the business plan along with the financial projection.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;MEDIOTRADE MUSZAKI FEJLESZTO ES KERESKEDELMI KFT;HU;;; 196569;674568;DAO-BACKEND;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Validating technical assumptions for a multi-tenant mobile multiplayer game backend platform.;1/05/2015;31/07/2015;;"Daogames enables independent game developers to transform their mobile games into sustainable businesses and valuable entertainment. To achieve this we aim to provide developers with a cloud platform which enables easy integration of cloud-connectivity and multiplayer features into mobile games.The mobile games market has become the main driver of the games industry, growing to USD 22 billion worldwide revenue in 2014 with 200.000 mobile games on the market. 66% of the revenue on mobile devices is generated by games. The top performing games leverage cloud-connected features and player interaction, are operated and managed through a cloud backend and have been developed by large game studios. Independent game developers cant easily leverage these types of games because of missing technical know-how, high license and operating cost and longer time-to-market. We aim to provide independent game developers with a platform that removes these barriers, is easy to use and affordable. Indie game studios typically consist of 1-10 developers. This target group represents 99% of all mobile game developers worldwide, with a total of about 20.000 game developers (25% based in Europe). The daogames platform is unique and innovative, making previously expensive and complex technology available at low cost to the majority of this underserved market.

We verified our MVP and started a beta program in 10/2014, with a growing number of indie game developers testing our platform. Our feasibility study aims to provide concrete numbers for important assumptions used in our business plan. We'll be designing a testable small-scale representation of our production system architecture. The final outcome of this study will be the re-assurance that our chosen production system architecture fulfil technical requirements and serves as a sustainable technical foundation for our business model, thus allowing us to develop and deploy the production system in the phase 2.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;DAOGAMES GMBH;DE;;; 196602;633317;FUSION NIGHT;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.5.;MSCA-NIGHT-2014;H2020;Find Your Passion for Science on Researchers Night;1/06/2014;30/11/2015;;"Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IAR&FR), in partnership with Olsztyn School of Higher Education (OSHE) invites kids, tweens, teens and adults to join FUSION Researchers Night a unique occasion when science, entertainment and education meet in one place! Fusion Night is an incredible blend of research, innovation, fun and education that introduces young people to meet scientists who live in their city but whose work reaches across the whole world.
The FUSION Night (FN) programmes revolves around the activities that will increase the awareness of the community at large about the importance of research careers and the central role of scientists in improving the daily life and well-being of European citizens. Visitors of the FN will have a chance to join edutaining activities, become a researcher for one night and give lecture to their peers (Polish Academy of Kids), test the content of vitamins in juice or milk (Vitamins fusion or health illusion?), discover the secrets of cryopreservation in a mobile laboratory (Ice land), develop their own creams using fruit powders (Tasty skin), design a book from scratch (Night in the Library), learn the secrets of animal biodiversity (Take a walk on the wide side) or make a fruit puree in liquid nitrogen (Molecular Show of Fusion Kitchen). Sport enthusiasts can expect swimming competitions, basketball game, salsa course and martial arts training all conducted by our young researchers. We havent forgotten about the music and art lovers too, preparing for them a live concert of an international group of English teachers and an exhibition of science curiosities captured on the stained glass. Collaboration with partners from industrial circles will help to provide visitors with a first-hand view of the products and innovations born thanks to the solutions provided by science and researchers.";81000;81000;H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2014;CSA;Instytut Rozrodu Zwierzat i Badan Zywnosci Polskiej Akademii Nauk;PL;OLSZTYNSKA SZKOLA WYZSZA IM. JOZEFA RUSIECKIEGO;PL; 196603;634135;HERCULES-2;SIGNED;H2020-EU.3.4.;MG-4.1-2014;H2020;FUEL FLEXIBLE, NEAR -ZERO EMISSIONS, ADAPTIVE PERFORMANCE MARINE ENGINE;1/05/2015;30/04/2018;;"The project HERCULES-2 is targeting at a fuel-flexible large marine engine, optimally adaptive to its operating environment.
The objectives of the HERCULES-2 project are associated to 4 areas of engine integrated R&D:
Improving fuel flexibility for seamless switching between different fuel types, including non-conventional fuels.
Formulating new materials to support high temperature component applications.
Developing adaptive control methodologies to retain performance over the powerplant lifetime.
Achieving near-zero emissions, via combined integrated aftertreatment of exhaust gases.
The HERCULES-2 is the next phase of the R&D programme HERCULES on large engine technologies, which was initiated in 2004 as a joint vision by the two major European engine manufacturer groups MAN and WARTSILA. Three consecutive projects namely HERCULES - A, -B, -C spanned the years 2004-2014. These three projects produced exceptional results and received worldwide acclaim.
The targets of HERCULES-2 build upon and surpass the targets of the previous HERCULES projects, going beyond the limits set by the regulatory authorities. By combining cutting-edge technologies, the Project overall aims at significant fuel consumption and emission reduction targets using integrated solutions, which can quickly mature into commercially available products. Focusing on the applications, the project includes several full-scale prototypes and shipboard demonstrators.
The project HERCULES-2 comprises 4 R&D Work Package Groups (WPG):
- WPG I: Fuel flexible engine
- WPG II: New Materials (Applications in engines)
- WPG III: Adaptive Powerplant for Lifetime Performance
- WPG IV: Near-Zero Emissions Engine

The consortium comprises 32 partners of which 30% are Industrial and 70% are Universities / Research Institutes. The Budget share is 63% Industry and 37% Universities.
Coastal tourism, a pillar of Blue Growth, is negatively affected by climate change in the Mediterranean and in other European coasts. Therefore, proper and sustainable management of the coasts is imperative. Although there are methods and mathematical models widely used to calculate the rates of shoreline changes, the reliability of their estimations depends directly from the amount and quality of the primary data which often have lower-than-required accuracy. For safeguarding blue growth and further developing tourism, innovative monitoring tools which use new methods and technologies for improving the quality and accuracy of the available geo-information providing thus high quality measurements of the shoreline positions are needed.
Within Phase 1, a thorough market assessment will take place as well as the technical feasibility of the business idea of PLSurveryors. The factors affecting the pricing of the service and the profitability for the company will be examined. A business plan serving as a roadmap of how the envisaged service will be further created and developed in Phase 2 for its full commercialization will be drafted.
The feasibility study will remove any bottlenecks in the ability of PLSurveyors to increase profitability through innovation and enlarge its clientele. Users of the service could be policy makers for develop tailor-made climate adaptation policies, private owners of tourist infrastructures, as well as real estate sectors of banks and insurance companies that shall be able to outline the threats on the coastal area and therefore calculate the potential risks of future tourism investments.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;LAMPROU D PETRELIS N GP;EL;;; 196505;673436;NIRIS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Non-Intrusive Resident Identification Sensor;1/06/2015;30/11/2015;;"The goal of Non-Intrusive Resident Identification Sensor (NIRIS) project is to introduce the first affordable NIRIS to the market, which is the key component to enable true intelligence in smart buildings. Currently available smart buildings rely on user input and manual micromanagement to function correctly, which is neither efficient nor user friendly. Our sensor, on the other hand, non-intrusively identifies users passing through a doorway, which enables automatic adaptation and optimization of house appliances management, i.e. true smart buildings.

Moreover, an array of NIRIS sensors can monitor users room-level location and detect anomalies, increasing safety and security of inhabitants and enabling a range of new applications, e.g. tele-medicine. Artificial intelligence method embedded in our NIRIS (developed in E-doorman project) accurately predicts users room-level location based on past behaviour. User-presence prediction can be used to lower households running costs by up to 30% and at the same time increase comfort of inhabitants. This means more than 300 in savings for an average European household per year. We intend to sell our sensor for less than 50 per unit, at an average of 3 sensors per house; this means that consumers payback period will be less than 6 months.

All required intellectual property rights (IPR) are owned by Elgoline or are in public domain; the most important IPR is already protected by a patent filed on July 30th 2014 at the Slovenian patent office. Within the NIRIS project we will analyse opportunities for sensor applications, elaborate on business plan and connect with appropriate partners to bring NIRIS to the masses.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ELGOLINE DOO;SI;;; 196600;633162;WeForYou;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.5.;MSCA-NIGHT-2014;H2020;Meet and learn What Excellent science does FOR YOU and the society;1/04/2014;30/09/2015;;"Meet and learn What Excellent science does FOR YOU and the society is the major focus of the coordinated WeForYou action in performing the European Researchers Night 2014 and 2015 in Slovenia. Energy research & innovation, Environment & Climate Action, Health and ICT Research & Innovation are the priorities which will be tackled by a series of actions and opportunities for interchange of knowledge in the European Researchers Night 2014 and 2015 in Slovenia.

The events in 2014 and 2015 in Slovenia will take place in:
- Ljubljana, the main city square organized by Jo?ef Stefan Institute (JSI);
- Novo mesto, organized by Faculty of Information Studies;
- Piran and Piran bay, organized by National Institute of Biology;
- Planica, Planetary Habitat Simulation Centre organised by JSI;
- Kr?ko, organized by Jo?ef Stefan Institute (JSI)

The European Researchers' Night aims to bring researchers to the general public and to increase awareness of research and innovation activities, with a view to support the public recognition of researchers, creating an understanding of the impact of researchers' work on citizen's daily life, and encouraging young people to embark on scientific careers. Among the goals of WeForYou is one of special importance - presenting the researchers that have shown excellency in their results and achievement as ordinary people. Activities that are planned will enable the wide public audience to identify itself with the researchers life and to promote science in a firm expectation that the passed message to the young people will embark them on scientific careers. Children and adults addressed within the WeForYou activities will have the opportunity to understand science by experiencing its day-to-day practices, by frequenting the spaces and places where research is carried out and by coming into contact with its machinery and equipment, but above all by talking to those directly involved in scientific research that brings benefit to the society.";79737,5;71765;H2020-MSCA-NIGHT-2014;CSA;INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN;SI;;; 196506;673467;Lipid;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.2.";BG-12-2014-1;H2020;"The untapped potential of omega-3; from fish oil to healthy bowels";1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Europe's consumers are increasingly requesting products that are organically and sustainably produced. At the same time, Europe has been lacking incentives to develop and bring to markets new marine products, without increasing pressure on natural resources.

The innovation in question; a natural, sustainably produced medicine based on marine oils, addresses these challenges. It is based on the discovery that omega-3 oils have proven to have laxative effects. It offers parents and pediatricians a pain-free alternative to other pharmaceutical products, in a market where no new products have been introduced for decades. The innovation also paves the way for the full utilization of marine products, demonstrating that by-products can be of high value for other industries, including the pharmaceutical sector.

The aim of the applicant is to develop this innovation all the way towards a market-ready, licensed pharmaceutical product. The pharmaceutical industry is one of the largest industries in the world in regards to revenues. Over 100 million people worldwide, suffer from constipation. The active ingredient of the innovation product would be a new and a unique addition to this growing market.

The applicant seeks support to be able to obtain a solid analysis of the market potential for the innovation. If successfully brought to markets, it will reach the milestone of being the first non-generic, registered drug, tested in clinical trials in humans that was discovered, developed and produced in one of Europe's most peripheral corners, Iceland.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;LIPID PHARMACEUTICALS EHF;IS;;; 196465;672655;AgriCloud;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.2.";SFS-08-2014-1;H2020;Demonstration of a cloud-based precision farming management system for a sustainable and intensive agriculture to secure long-term food supply in Europe;1/05/2015;30/09/2015;;"The project intends to commercialize an integrated precision farming service model in the cloud to increase farming productivity and profitability in a sustainable way. Today, the majority of farmers manage their crop by gut feeling, leading to inappropriate fertilization, plant damage and unnecessary environmental impact. The AgriCloud system is the first holistic management approach, processing all available data from agronomic sensors, machinery and service companies and, backed by plant nutrition expert knowledge, will facilitate a targeted use of fertilisers and herbicides, efficient machinery utilisation and workflow management.
AgriCloud will increase yield production between 3-10%, reduce lodging to 50-100%, reduce fertilisers by 12-20% and improve harvest efficiency by 12-20%. Farmers total annual savings amount to approx. 130/ha, so that their pay-back time, dependent on the total arable land, is about 1.5-3 years. The estimated market potential for Agricon is about 28 Mill. in 2021.
Farmers are operating a mixed stock of stand-alone agricultural machinery. AgriCloud meets their need for integrated solutions with only one data infrastructure for a coordinated, easy-to-use machinery control from one user interface that informs on the causalities and determinants of yield.
The feasibility study comprises an investigation of market structures, segments and barriers, specifically of international markets, a customer survey, the identification of 7 pilot customers and development of an IP strategy. Technical goals are an customer-oriented specification and revision, risk analysis and consideration of regional characteristics.
AgriCloud helps maintain Europes agricultural competitiveness and sustainability and manage climate change adaptation to ensure long-term food security and food quality. AgriCloud also contributes to implement the recent EU Common Agriculture Policy (CAP).";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;AGRI CON GMBH PRECISION FARMING COMPANY;DE;;; 196601;633563;NCP ACADEMY;SIGNED;H2020-EU.5.f.;GARRI-8-2014;H2020;National Contact Points for quality standards and horizontal issues;10/12/2014;9/12/2017;;"National Contact Points (NCPs) will play a key role in Horizon 2020 as providers of information and assistance to potential applicants and project beneficiaries. They constitute the main interface to the European R&D community for Member States and Associated Countries and the European Commission. While their activities are underpinned by the European Commissions Guiding principles for setting up systems of national contact points, NCPs are appointed and financed at national level so that existing NCP systems show a wide variety of architectures and ways of working.

This project aims to create and implement a new and integrated training of Horizon 2020 advisors the NCP Academy. It brings together NCP Coordinators and NCPs for Legal and Financial aspects of Horizon 2020 to develop the NCP Academy concept and to develop and implement training courses on cross-cutting issues. It addresses quality standards and good practice as well as routes to feedback and communication for this community. In doing so it aims to significantly enhance the performance of NCPs and does so by harnessing the knowledge base already existing within this community.

It will be responsive, addressing new issues that emerge during implementation of the Horizon 2020 programme and it will be all-inclusive, providing training to all NCPs, and especially targeting new and/or less experienced NCPs. The consortium will work closely with existing thematic NCP Networks, carefully serving their needs for cross-cutting aspects of Horizon 2020.

Expected impacts include achievement of an improved and professionalised NCP service across Europe, thereby helping simplify access to Horizon 2020 calls.";1967828;1967828;H2020-GARRI-NCP-2014-1;CSA;ENTERPRISE IRELAND;IE;"DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV;INNOVAATIORAHOITUSKESKUS TEKES;OESTERREICHISCHE FORSCHUNGSFOERDERUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH;INSTITUTO DE SALUD CARLOS III;STYRELSEN FOR FORSKNING OG UDDANNELSE;TECHNOLOGICKE CENTRUM AKADEMIE VED CESKE REPUBLIKY;AGENCE BRUXELLOISE POUR L'ENTREPRISE;FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS;INSTYTUT PODSTAWOWYCH PROBLEMOW TECHNIKI POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK;CENTRUL PROIECTE INTERNATIONALE;MINISTERE DE L'EDUCATION NATIONALE, DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR ET DE LA RECHERCHE;AGENCIJA ZA MOBILNOST I PROGRAME EUROPSKE UNIJE;VEREIN EURESEARCH;AGENZIA PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA RICERCA EUROPEA;FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA";"DE;FI;AT;ES;DK;CZ;BE;EL;PL;MD;FR;HR;CH;IT;PT"; 196537;673878;FIBGLOW;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;High insulating fiberglass window and curtain wall profiles;1/05/2015;31/08/2015;;"Windows and curtain wall profiles are responsible for about 30-50% of the heat loss through typical building envelopes. The material used to produce the frame plays a prominent role not only in terms of energy-efficiency but also regarding the behaviour of the product when expose to fire.
FIBGLOW project consists in the designing, industrialization and commercialization of fiberglass-based window and curtain wall profiles, which are not extended in the European market. FIBGLOW is the best substitute to current aluminium, wood and PVC materials providing unique thermal insulation values, outstanding mechanical properties, fire-resistance performance, maintenance-free and magnificient durability.
FIBGLOW will help construction companies and installer to comply with the most stringent regulation in terms of energy efficiency (Directive 2010/31/EU - Nearly-zero energy buildings by 2020 and 2018 for Public buildings) and fire resistance (Euroclass classification according to CPR EU 305/2011).";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;GUALINI SPA;IT;;; 196451;672583;SmartComm-LED;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Reconfigurable silicon architecture for connected intelligent lighting.;1/05/2015;30/09/2015;;"Lighting accounts for 19% of energy consumption in the developed world. However low energy lighting technologies are rapidly replacing the traditional incandescent technology and by far the most rapidly growing low energy lighting technology today is LED. The LED lighting market was worth $16.5B in 2013, is growing at a CAGR in excess of 16% and is projected to continue growing at this rate through to 2018 when the market is projected to be worth $33.5B.

Not only is lighting moving towards more energy efficient technologies such as LED, but the way in which lighting is used is also undergoing a dramatic evolution. Lighting is becoming increasingly connected and increasingly intelligent and it is this growing market that Ikon Semiconductor aims to address with this proposal.

The target customers for the outcome of this project are manufacturers of LED lighting power supply systems. The project aims to develop an optimum re-configurable silicon architecture for connected intelligent lighting systems for use in smart buildings including residential, commercial and industrial. It will enable a single highly configurable chip-set solution with an optimum hardware/software co-design to operate with any wireless or wired communications protocol and will allow the developers of advanced lighting power supply systems to re-configure their design to address a broad range of applications. This will replace the currently available disparate range of fixed-function solutions and will enable reduced cost and time-to-market for our target customers. Such a solution has global commercial potential.

In this Phase-1 SME instrument feasibility study we aim to use both new and existing end-user advisor relationships to carry out a market validation and an economic viability analysis. It is also our intention to submit a business plan for a Phase 2 SME Instrument during 2015.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;IKON SEMICONDUCTOR LIMITED;IE;;; 196531;673712;DAM Component;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;Dual Active Mode Component;1/05/2015;31/08/2015;;Dual Active Mode (DAM) Component project consists in the designing, industrialization and commercialization of a Smart Product (passive sensors or Internet of Things, IoT) embedded into an innovative sandwich-like structure for interior furnishing of Recreational Venicles (RV) and yachts manufacturing industries as well as other potential sectors such as trains and vessels. DAM Component will provide reduction in environmental impacts due to its unique lightness and improved resistant properties as well as added values for final customers because of incorporated digital functionalities which will offer a much more comfortable environment and sophisticated systems to reduce maintenance-cost.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;TECNOFORM SPA;IT;;; 196467;672657;Gamesmondo;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Gamesmondo Affiliation and Monetisation Ecosystem;1/05/2015;31/08/2015;;"Flexion Mobile is a leading Android games monetisation service provider whose unique enabling products let developers and publishers monetise games outside Google Play. The Gamesmondo project, currently in TRL 6, is a major part of Flexions long-term strategy to become the first choice for Android game distribution outside Google Play, capture at least 100 million Monthly Active Users (MAU) with a target revenue of 25-35m EUR.
Gamesmondo targets the Android segment of the mobile games market - a market which as a whole is forecast to be worth $41 billion in 2017 and is forecast to surpass the console market in terms of revenues in 2015. Market growth will be driven by emerging mobile markets.
Google Play is the dominant store on the Android ecosystem, but there are also hundreds of stores (3rd party, OEM and operator stores) as well as Android devices without Google services with strong user bases who should be valuable parts of the games ecosystem. Technical and commercial fragmentation combined with Googles dominating position within games distribution and search means the ecosystem outside Google Play is struggling, while the space within Google Play is becoming increasingly monopolised.

Gamesmondo uses enabling technology and commercial relationships to create an aggregated network of games, stores and users. This makes the world outside Google Play viable. Developers get access to stores otherwise unreachable. Stores get access to games otherwise unavailable. Users benefit from increased competition and choice. Flexions core enabling products create seamless enabling with market-specific monetization and ancillary features without requiring resource intensive work for developers or stores.
The Gamesmondo ecosystem will define a new set of tools, rules and methods for both developers and end users, whilst building a versatile foundation for benefiting from a growing market and successfully shrinking inequality by Google Play.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;FLEXION MOBILE LIMITED;UK;;; 196469;672723;USODA;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;Upscaling Synthesis of Ordered mesoporous silica material for Drug delivery Applications;1/06/2015;30/11/2015;;FORMAC Pharmaceuticals NV is actively developing and commercialising an innovative and proprietary drug delivery technology to increase the oral bioavailability of poorly aqueous soluble drugs. Those molecules represent up to seventy percent of the compounds in discovery pipelines and up to forty percent of the currently marketed drugs. Based on the use of Ordered Mesoporous Silica (OMS) materials, FORMACs platform enables clients molecules to be formulated as oral drug products for early development, life cycle management or generic development. FORMAC is key leader in this emerging field with more than twenty different collaboration agreements and fifty molecules tested. Together with its validation in a human clinical setting, numerous regulatory consultations on EU level have been conducted. FORMAC is now ready to secure its first licensing deal with a pharmaceutical or generic company. However, some remaining challenges are hampering full deployment of FORMACs technology platform. Given its development stage, the company is still facing (i) an unfavourable cost of goods profile linked to the current OMS synthesis process and (ii) its limited manufacturing scale. The current proposal will unlock the first limitation and create possibilities for further upscaling. FORMACs ultimate goal is to bring OMS based drug delivery to the global market.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;FORMAC PHARMACEUTICALS NV;BE;;; 196561;674335;iDriver;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;iDriver;1/06/2015;30/11/2015;;Intelligent wireless Driver for outdoor LED lighting application;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;TVILIGHT B.V.;NL;;; 196563;674455;GReen Desalination;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;GReen Desalination: A closed-loop technology for full recovery of water and raw materials from the wastewater effluent;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"GReen Desalination Project aims to deliver a well-proven concept to the water and salt markets. The desalination process involves a lot of wastewater that is currently discharged into water bodies, causing environmental degradation, while its energy and resources content goes wasted. These raw materials are leaking today from our economies and can create significant business opportunities, both in and outside EU.
SOL-BRINE system comprises an advanced technology that can: (a) provide a near-market solution to the complex issue of sustainable brine handling, (b) improve the efficiency and overall costs of desalination; and (c) recover raw materials. The proof of concept was demonstrated successfully through the development of a pilot system within the European project with the acronym SOL-BRINE. It managed to prove the concept of Zero Liquid Discharge and full resource recovery (water and salt) from desalination brine. The pilot system has been tested thoroughly and the developed technology has reached high readiness level (TRL = 6). The European funding will be utilized for elaborating the feasibility study and an investable business plan for applying this eco-innovation to end-users in industry, tourism, municipalities etc. The feasibility study has the following objectives: To verify market readiness of this eco-innovative water solution To get a clear picture of the target market and identify the market segment that is ready to buy this technology; To assess market readiness in terms of receptiveness of our technology; To explore and assess the commercial potential of this breakthrough idea To make a competitive analysis To estimate cash flow, income and expenses, break-even points To produce a growth plan To determine key economic data such as ROI (Return On Investment) To develop a go-to market strategy that will enable the wider deployment of desalination, by addressing effectively environmental impacts and restriction.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;AEPHORIA NETWORK PC;EL;;; 196554;674167;HIQ-Home;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Advanced System for Eco, Energy and Cost Efficient, Comfortable and Secure Smart Homes;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Current smart homes are not as smart and user-friendly as promoted. They enable household monitoring and appliance control with several new HW and SW solutions and extensive manuals, but do not automatically adapt to the users living habits. Moreover, studies showed that smart home schedules set by the users are widely inefficient thus contributing to excessive energy usage. Initial tests show that up to 33% of energy saving can be achieved with our innovative approach.
The presented product tries to breach the gap between the users and a truly smart home by introducing an on-demand cloud service that implements multi-criteria optimization and dynamic user profiling methods in order to optimize performance in any smart building and in particular connected into a smart city. Moreover, the user can only qualitatively set a couple of parameters and then select one of the control strategies proposed by the system, dealing with balance of energy preserving, comfort and security. Optimization methods achieve even higher energy savings with alternative energy sources, e.g., photovoltaic energy. The technological feasibility of the project was already verified on a small house prototype.
The market potential for the presented service is extremely high, with the revenue growth estimated to reach $51.77 billion by 2020, at an estimated CAGR of 29.5%. Several key players like Google are entering the market indicating another global dominance. We are in contact with several global market providers to speed-up the commercialization of our product.
During the feasibility study we will mainly focus on market analysis, user needs, the range of provided services and functionalities, and the pricing mechanisms. Additional technology verification for a large scale application will be conducted and the need for cooperation with third-party institutions will be assessed. The important result of the study will be the feasibility report that includes a detailed business plan.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ROBOTINA D.O.O., PODJETJE ZA INZ ENIRING, MARKETING, TRGOVINO IN PROIZVODNJO;SI;;; 196490;673107;LESS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Lift Energy Saving System for Residential Buildings (LESS);1/05/2015;31/07/2015;;"The global objective of this project is to develop, test and industrialize a low-cost system that captures energy from lifts and other renewable energy sources to intelligently store, reuse and supply energy to power residential buildings using ultracapacitors and batteries. This industry-demanded and market-driven Lift Energy Saving System (LESS) champions EU smart energy efficiency policies and empowers European electricity consumers to take charge of energy costs and consumption.
Our general objective can be further developed in the next three sub-systems:
- Product development and production of a low-cost energy recovery system.
- A Hybrid energy storage systems with ultracapacitors and batteries that enable autonomous operation of the microgrid system.
- Connector elements to add versatility to the system (so that other sources of micro generated energy such as solar panels or micro wind generators could simply be installed in buildings).
As stated above this project has a big target market. Around 4.5 million lifts are currently installed in the EU. The remaining 3.2 million are medium-use elevators (found in our target residential sector) where the innovation proposed could be disruptive. This means that the new development has a target market of about 2.1M lifts in Europe. This includes only the existing lifts. According from the Elevator World Magazine, 12,000 new electric lifts were installed in Europe, representing a 10.7% increase on 2011. Although we are targeting Europe first with our technology, we believe this technology could also be marketed at the international market.
Our overall objective for Phase 1 is to create a Feasibility Study that consists of a technological feasibility, market assessment, business model assessment, risk assessment, IPR assessment and a Business Plan. If the result of the Feasibility Study is positive, we will apply to Phase 2.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;EPIC POWER CONVERTERS SL;ES;;; 196523;673770;DWT-I4FEDW;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;DWT- Impregnation for Fireproof Excellent Durability Wood;1/06/2015;30/11/2015;;"DWT-I4FEDW aims to develop an innovative technological process that produce a new structural engineered material (FEDW), having higher yields compared with the best alternatives in terms of technical results, economic and environmental footprint performances. That would make FEDW advantageous competitor and feasible alternative as structural fireproof material in constructions area, representing the best performing wooden material for supporting structure. The innovation refers both to:
a) FEDW an extremely innovative treated wood having outstanding properties of fire resistance and durability; it is obtained by impregnation, till the core of timber, by using electro magnetic waves technology. The outcome is represented by a semi-finished ecological new wooden material having the highest fireproof and durability characteristics, sensibly improved hardness.
b) DWT-I process is the innovative and ecologically-friendly system for impregnating wood of different species with different preservative liquids. Its most important characteristics are:
a) the first system for full impregnation of timber, instead of only superficial;
b) impregnation process can be made both by using different fire-proof & durability chemical liquids;
c) very economic: the technology can easy installed on existing impregnation factories retrofitting the existing plants;
d) can treat several wood species and use different liquid to fit customised purposes.
e) improve the efficiency of existing impregnation processes
DWT-Process process ameliorates properties and service life performance of cladding, panelling, decking, fire safety doors, outdoor furniture, garden infrastructure, Marina, and structural elements.
Upon successful completion of this project, likely benefits to society will include:
Availability of FEDW constructional fireproof components and with long durability
Local grown timber species opposite imported;
100% non-toxic wood playgrounds
100% non-toxic wood with ground";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;DANISH WOOD TECHNOLOGY AS;DK;;; 196408;666758;ADR1EN;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.6.";Space-SME-2014-2;H2020;First European System for Active Debris Removal with Nets;1/04/2015;30/09/2017;;"STAM, SKA and OptiNav are three high-tech SMEs, that have developed and validate till TRL 6 a system for active debris removal with nets, through an ESA contract (4000109361/13/NL/RA) within the Clean Space initiative.
ADR1EN aims at the business opportunity generated by the need to increase safety of space infrastructures, which are menaced by the huge number of space debris lost in space. In line with our product/service roadmap and the short to medium term market needs identified by the detailed Business Plan elaborated, we have identified the SME Instrument as the most valuable tool to support the financial risks involved in addressing the remaining technical and non-technical barriers to market. The objective of the project is to validate by testing and qualify for space a scaled-up demonstrator of the First European System for Active Debris Removal with Nets (ADR1EN) and develop the necessary business and commercialisation plans to reach the market and boost the growth of our companies. The system will be pushed to TRL 7 to show its applicability to real cases and to confirm that ADR1EN is the cheapest and most reliable system for capturing free objects in space.
As a result, in line with the priorities set by ESA and NASA, the system will be cost-effectively used by a community of users, namely Thales-Alenia Space, GMV and Airbus, to catch large debris in Low Earth Orbit region, representing a market worthwhile 450 MEuro, associated with the currently mapped 5,000 defunct satellites and related debris.
Thales-Alenia Space, one of the largest industrial players in the space industry, has expressed its interest in the system and will act as subcontractor, to complement our capabilities and facilities. Their role is fundamental to ensure that we keep the full control of IPR while involving a potential first user in the project, keeping maximum flexibility to sell or license the technology in the next commercialisation stage.";1730000;1211000;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;STAM SRL;IT;"OPTINAV SP ZOO;SKA POLSKA SP (ZOO);STAMTECH SRL";"PL;IT"; 196559;674321;Project NGR M;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;Market Entry Feasibility Project for Next Generation Rubber;1/05/2015;31/08/2015;;Through participation in the Horizon 2020 SME instrument Phase 1 project, Rubber Products Ltd hopes to receive funding in order to continue development and commercialization of their new rubber technology (Next Generation Rubber, hereafter NGR). The objective of the project is to develop a market entry feasibility study for NGR and NGR compounds commercialization that would include an thorough analysis of market needs, including recipes, and a business plan with an extensive sales strategy. The feasibility study will: (1) identify potential customer needs in terms of quality and tailor recipes to suit those needs (2) define target market and its size and map potential customers (3) define NGR and NGR compounds sales strategy and create detailed sales models. In an industry that has seen sustained growth on the world stage, the use of NGR in the production of rubber products will limit the need for other resources, namely natural and synthetic rubber, allow for recycled rubber to be used in high value added rubber products, and reduce the negative environmental impact related to the production of natural and synthetic rubber. NGR and NGR compounds will be usable as partial substitutes for other raw materials across the rubber goods industry, but they will be particularly impactful to the tire manufacturing industry. The tire manufacturing industry is the largest consumer of raw rubber material and the producer of rubber materials in the world. NGR products offer producers a competitive advantage by reducing price of production, while also allowing for recycled rubber products to be reused instead adding to the already large amount of rubber waste. Bringing NGR products to the market, will also help achieve the European Innovation Union initiative for smart, sustainable, and inclusive growth.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;SIA RUBBER PRODUCTS;LV;;; 196491;673155;LeakFree;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014;H2020;Development of a reliable quality control system using advanced Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) technologies for the production environment of leak-free fuel tanks from plastics and composites;1/06/2015;31/03/2017;;"Nowadays, the usage of Plastic Fuel Tanks (PFTs) has dominated over steel tanks as they offer numerous advantages such as lower weight, higher corrosion resistance, better crash performance and lower total systems costs. Tank manufacturing from plastics and composites in automotive sector is increasingly adapted to mass productions to meet the ever growing demand. The management of quality control (QC) systems for factory environment poses challenges in the absence of relevant experience in the development and use of in-situ non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technologies.
The problem currently faced by the automotive industry is that most techniques that fall within the accepted leak detection sensitivity requirements are based on manual intensive and operator-dependent tasks. Leak detection techniques with higher sensitivity do exist; however they are characterized by high investment and operational costs. Hence, their implementation is not economically feasible as the related costs outweigh their benefits for the automotive QC purposes.
The LeakFree project targets at bringing to the market a low cost leak detection system that is fast, accurate, traceable and automated for mass production environments in the fuel tanks production industry. The system eliminates the disadvantages associated with the manual-intensive and operator-dependent techniques, currently employed by the industry, through the development of an inspection technique based on Acoustic Emission (AE). The LeakFree acoustic technology has already been demonstrated in fuel-tank production environment and the project targets at bringing the system to the market. The activities to be performed span from design and prototyping to validation, demonstration, performance verification and standards certification. Additionally, efforts will be placed at connecting the LeakFree product to the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system of the rotomolding production company.";1196286,75;837400,73;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;FLOTEKS PLASTIK SANAYI VE TICARET AS;TR;;; 196522;673810;OSS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;OpenSMESearch (OSS);1/05/2015;30/09/2015;;"'OSS (OpenSMESearch) aims to provide a platform to the online visibility problem facing by millions of micro SMEs in Europe. Despite they are regarded as the backbone of the European economy, important source for jobs, SMEs are losing online visibility with massive explosion of big data in the Internet era. This phenomenon is caused by two main factors: 1) more than 40% do not have a website yet and 2) they are not transparently shown in web searches, as the order of results is influenced by optimized, sponsored and paid business results. Therefore, small local businesses are suffering clear erosion in their individual sales, taxable sales for government revenue, which is based on local consumers (B2C) and services to other business (B2B). This problem is of vital relevance for the EU.

OSS is our future flagship product based on pool of public and private data. OSS will be a dedicated search ecosystem for European SMEs, will provide transparent, relevant and global online visibility, facilitating the matching of business to consumers (B2C) and business to businesses (B2B), eliminating any disintermediations. OSS is crowd sourcing, ads free search model coupled with semantic database technologies built on the combination of both open and our private data sources. This product also has potential to extract commercial value from open data and increase private data profitability.

The goal of OSS is to make local micro, SME knowledge globally visible in big data internet world. In this line, we present an analogy of our ambition. Wallet verses internet analogy: Big companies are like 'Bank cards & bills' where as micro SMEs are like 'coins'. Most of the wallets are not having provision for coins likewise SME results are not getting enough visibility on global search platforms. Therefore, our aim is to be as a 'SME source for global search engines (our existing clients)' (wallet: cards\coins) and at the same time as a 'dedicated SME search platform' (just as a coin pocket wallets). The idea behind this project is to make OSS a global success, able to revolutionize the online visibility and search for SMEs, while allows us penetrate into the BIG DATA market, which is skyrocketing at a 35% CAGR.

OSS is for the people by the people and to the people to make European SME local knowledge globally available.'";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;DATACENTRIC PDM SA;ES;;; 196450;672506;PASSIONATE;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;Providing Active Safety Shoes based On Nano Technologies;1/06/2015;30/11/2015;;"Nano-technologies and other material science innovations have yielded a range of materials with highly functional surface properties. Some of these materials are available in the form of films or foils (2D sheets). Bekina Boots (a global leader in polyurethane protective footwear) has patented technology for producing safety footwear in foamed plastic with an additional protective outer layer. Bekina Boots wants to integrate these hi-tech foils onto footwear, in order to enable a radically new form of active personal protection in a wide range of niche applications. Footwear which senses and/or actively interacts with its environment can deliver an unprecedented degree of protection to workers worldwide. This innovation has the potential to become the new standard for safety footwear in a number of industries and is disruptive to current footwear which typically provides passive protection based on a physical barrier.

The main objectives of the study relate to the economic feasibility and production upscaling:
- The exploration of potential niche applications and assessment of their market potential
- Development of an operational framework (incl. technology & commercial partnerships) to roll out a global marketing & commercialization strategy.
- Development of a detailed business & financial plan so that Bekina Boots can capture the market.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;BEKINA BOOTS NV;BE;;; 196436;672221;HEATSENS_S;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.4.";BIOTEC-5a-2014-1;H2020;Lab-on-a-chip microfluidic device based on plasmonicdriven thermal sensing for rapid detection of Salmonella typhimurium in agro-food field.;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"NANOIMMUNOTECH (NIT), a leading company in nanobiotechnology with know-how that has been applied to the field of nanobiosensing and especially the agro-food sector introduces HEATSENS in the poultry industry: a solution that transforms into a portable and easy-to-use device with its most cutting-edge know-how in biosensors.
HEATSENS is based on a revolutionary nanobiosensing technology owned by the company, whose main characteristics (highly sensitive, rapid detection and simplicity) are the ideal response to a clear need in this sector to test for Salmonella.
Salmonella is the second most commonly reported gastrointestinal infection, requiring hospitalisation in many cases, and it can be fatal. One of the most common ways of contracting it is by eating contaminated chicken meat; thus meat companies are required to carry out periodic tests, for which they send samples to specialist laboratories that have a response time of up to 7 days for the analyses, which may mean financial losses.
Given that this technology fits into the NIT development strategy, it was decided to perform proofs of concept with several companies in the sector, which clearly showed that HEATSENS_S detects Salmonella at a higher sensitivity in only 3 hours. In light of these results, these potential customers have already shown their keen interest in HEATSENS_S.
Now, its conversion into an easy-to-use portable device makes performing in-house testing possible throughout the production chain, providing companies with greater control over product quality and avoiding losses associated with contamination not detected in time, all at a lower cost than current tests today.
NIT Management considers this to be the optimum catalyst for the growth of the company and its expansion worldwide and HEATSENS, the flagship product, to make their efforts profitable in nanobiosensing.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;NANOIMMUNOTECH SL;ES;;; 196452;672586;FACTs;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.4.";BIOTEC-5a-2014-1;H2020;Fast Acting Virus Control Strategies for Production Animal Diseases;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"The objective of the FACTs project is to sign a term sheet with investors for ViroVet, an emerging Belgian biotech company, aimed at developing and introducing a disruptive treatment for bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) in beef cattle.
BVD is a globally endemic disease of cattle costing the industry billions of Euros every year in the form of increased mortality, decreased feed efficiency and increased susceptibility to secondary disease. Conventional BVD vaccines are unable to fully control the disease due to antigenic variability of the virus and inadequate host immune response to vaccination. BVD virus can infect calves in utero leading to persistently infected (PI) animals that are difficult to detect but that shed massive amounts of virus, resulting in continuous contamination of the herd. The product will initially be launched in the EU and US, with other large beef-producing markets, such as Brazil, also considered. It will be administered to cattle upon arrival at the feedlot or auction house, which is a time of high susceptibility to infection. The drug will prevent exposed animals from developing clinical disease and will reduce viral shedding by PI animals until they are identified and separated from the herd. The drug will be added to standard processing procedures to minimize labour time and cost.
The BVD project is in TRL-6 stage and is predicted to reach market in 6-8 years time with peak sales of 150 million in the EU and US alone. Key opinion leaders (KOLs) are supportive of the product and a number of investors have expressed their interest. In Phase I, ViroVet will conduct market research and consult with KOLs in Europe and in other major beef markets to ensure successful introduction of the product. A comparative analysis of regulatory requirements will assist in the refinement of the business plan that will minimize time to market and maximize rapid return on investment. Contracts with investors will be finalized and a term sheet will be signed.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ARATANA THERAPEUTICS NV;BE;;; 196519;673607;SmartGridEnable;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;SmartGrid Distributed Monitoring, Synchronization and Active Management;1/04/2015;30/09/2015;;"A critical challenge for smart grid ecosystems is to optimise the ROI for Utilities. SmartGridEnable will addresses this by creating product solutions to help Power Utility Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) achieve their carbon reduction targets by enabling them to better manage their network in support of lower carbon footprint technologies & new energy generation business models from green energy renewable sources.
Using patented current/voltage sensing technology MAC has identified two business opportunities that will greatly assist DNOs in the management of their Low Voltage (LV) & Medium Voltage (MV) Distribution networks. These include; (a) the development of a LV Network Monitoring System to support Demand Response Management Systems (DRMS). This solution will directly feed into & support DRMS currently being put in place by all DNOs for better network management of lower carbon footprint technologies, such as e-cars & renewable energy generation on their networks. (b) development of a cost effective Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) for mass deployment, that will help DNOs avoid grid instabilities, & monitor generators response to abnormal deviations in system frequency due to load variations & renewable energy connections.
Mass deployment will also enable DNOs facilitate lower tariff offers on renewable energy generation to customers when peak supplies such as wind is available, thus reducing existing power plant outputs. The solution will assist European DNOs achieve their 2020 carbon reduction targets & be carbon neutral by 2050, reducing networks outages duration & customer losses by 20%, & improving overall management of the distribution grid by 15%.
SmartGridEnable uses patented sensing technology that was developed for fault monitoring on MV neutral compensated networks. This technology could address the lucrative LV & MV network monitoring market but requires detailed investigation & business planning to bring this technology to market.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;THE NATIONAL MICROELECTRONICS APPLICATIONS CENTRE LTD;IE;;; 196454;672596;algaPLUS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;Upscale and optimisation of an olive wastewater treatment photobioreactor (PBR) coupled to algae biomass valorisation as biofertilizer and treated water reuse;1/05/2015;30/09/2015;;"Olive oil production uses considerable volumes of water (50L/100kg olives) in European Mediterranean countries where this resource is scarce (Spain, Italy and Greece). The processes used by this sector leads to significant wastewater containing phenols and polyphenols. The EU Legal Framework sets the need of an efficient solution that reduces water use, improves water quality and recycle the waste produced. However the benefit margin of olive oil producers is very low, making production without support uneconomic for farmers. As yet, there are no cost- effective techniques/ technologies for combating this negative environmental impact of this sector.
BIOT has coordinated two projects within the FP7 SME instrument programme to respond to the need of olive oil producers by offering an optimised biotechnological recycling solution for olive washing wastewater using photobioreactors (PBR). The technical viability of the process in industrial end use conditions has been sufficiently demonstrated in these two past projects: algatec\ treats olive washing water efficiently so that treated water complies with wastewater legislation, and treated water can be reused. Now, there are still two techno-economic challenges in order to put our product in the market that will be tacked during an eventual SME instrument Phase 2. Reduce the impact of the seasonal nature of this industry on the treatment process that (larger PBR system and increased operation costs of the treatment.
Therefore, BIOT objective in this proposal is to determine the techno-economic feasibility of transforming algatec\ in a closed-loop system by including two auxiliary services: (1) Open pond pre-treatment and (2) algae biomass valorisation as biofertiliser for the own olive fields. The former will be done by the optimisation of the population of microorganism currently treating wastewater to be later used (after harvesting) as a slow-release biofertiliser.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;Biotmicrogen S.L.;ES;;; 196546;673983;SPM;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.2.";SFS-08-2014-1;H2020;Strawberry Processing Machine;1/06/2015;30/11/2015;;"The fruit and vegetable processing market is growing exponentially driven by the increasing demand of frozen products, juices and ready-to-use products. In this context, industries that process very sensitive fruits are facing great difficulties/challenges to increase their competitiveness. Indeed, this segment is unable to fully benefit from the industrial technologies like automation and artificial vision - already used in other segments - to increase the productivity, the quality and the safety of the final product as well as working conditions.
Attempts have been made for this purpose but solutions proposed until now are not enough automated resulting in low processing cadence and thus, high payback period of the machine.
In order to address these concerns, Orizon Vision and AcessoMatic combined their skills, respectively in artificial vision and automation, to develop an innovative machine able to automatically manipulate and cut the green zone or calyx of at least 10-12 strawberries of all caliber per second. In this case, our artificial vision software will identify with precision by colour the cutting zone on the strawberry duplicating the processing cadence of existing solutions. By reaching first the strawberry market that increased 16% a year in the last 10 years, our goal is to expand this technology to the processing of other very delicate fruits or vegetables like persimmons, figs, peaches, etc.
This innovation project constitutes a great opportunity for the participating companies, Orizon Vision and AcessoMatic, to develop a high value and disruptive solution which can reinforce their position in the market and increase their visibility around the world. For that purpose, we need to refined and matured our initial business plan. Hence, the feasibility study would significantly leverage our business proposition to reach the market and enhance the possibility of successfully applying to Phase 2 in the SME Instrument in order to demonstrate our machine.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ORIZONVISION LDA;PT;ACESSOMATIC COMERCIO COMPONENTES PNEUMATICOS HIDRAULICOS E ELECTRICOS LDA;PT; 196539;673729;PreNANOCOAT;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;Metal powder coating system with nano-technology pre-treatment.;1/05/2015;31/08/2015;;"preNANOCOAT presents a new innovative metal powder coating system for metal tubes manufacturing industry. Metal tubes coating is a major issue, since tubes performance depends on its perfect coating. ANDERLINI MECCANICA SRL presents a new system for the coating of its tubes, with an innovative approach that includes a newly developed nano-technology pre-treatment, IR/UV curing and a specillay designed gripping device that, altogether with a compeltely automated process, ensures both the quality of the coatings as the best possible environmental techniques.
Standard coating systems use dangerous substances such as phosphates and chromates, generating also important amounts of hazardous sludge that needs waste treatment process. Estndar curing ovens are big and demand enormous amounts of energy, as standard curing time of the tubes is never inferior to 20 minutes.
Our new innovative system avoids the use of phosphates and chromates and generates no sludge at all. By the use of IR/UV curing mechanisms, necessary curing time is reduced to just 3 minutes, with the consequent save in enery resources.
Finally, with our specially designed gripping deviced, soon to be patented, and our completeley automated conveyor, we will ensure proper health and safety conditions for our workers, which is not always taking into account in most powder coating facilities.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ANDERLINI MECCANICA SRL;IT;;; 196548;674067;ReDurComp;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;Novel business on DURable and COMPostable products based on REcycled plastic;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"More than 25 million tonnes of plastic waste are produced every year in the EU28 (50 kg per EU citizen). Although the rates of plastic waste recovery have increased (26% mechanical recycling; 35.6% energy recovery), 38.4% of this waste is still landfilled (9.6 million tonnes). This goes against the EU Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC as it has a high environmental impact (0.105kg CO2/kg plastic waste landfilled; production of one million tonnes of CO2) and wastage of resources (590/tonne of recycled plastic ; losses of 5,664 M).

INTERVAL, S.A. is a family-owned business created in 1982 specialised the recycling and transformation of plastics. We employ 22 people and have an annual turnover of 3,240,066. We produce more than 7,000 tonnes of plastic products per year using the most advanced technology in our production processes.Through ReDurComp, we aim to launch innovative, low-cost products onto the EU market based on premium recycled PE. We will start by introducing two products for which a clear market need has been identified (i.e. plastic sacks for household waste collection and plastic covers for pallets). As a whole, sales of about 48.3 million are forecast within a five-year period, generating profits of over 4.8 million.

During phase 1, a feasibility study including a business plan will be developed in line with the overall internationalisaton and growth plan of our company. This study will include: (1) a market assessment to confirm INTERVALs products acceptance in the two segments considered; (2) a technical assessment to validate our recycled PE material according to relevant EU standards and procedures, as well as final testing; (3) a stakeholder assessment to identify the key players and activities for the second and third phases of the project; (4) a complete Business Plan including a cost analysis of raw materials and production activities, marketing and sales strategies, target market, investment requirements, and sales partners.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;INDUSTRIAS TERMOPLASTICAS VALENCIANAS, S.A.;ES;;; 196475;672801;Vaprosep;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Validation of Progranulin as Biomarker in Diagnostics and Prognosis of Sepsis;1/05/2015;30/09/2015;;"Sepsis is a complex, systemic and inflammatory host reaction on an infection and with worldwide 1.5 million cases per year a health challenge. There is a strong need for a reliable biomarker like progranulin. Preliminary data prove that progranulin allows a highly sensitive and specific detection of sepsis, a monitoring of infection without time delay, prognosis regarding disease course and a differentiation between the infectious agent inducing sepsis.

Economic advantages of progranulin as biomarker are the reduction of the length of stay in the ICU (500-1000 / day) and avoidance of unnecessary antibiotic therapy (10-500 / day).
Thus, the hospital can improve patient care and reduce therapeutic costs by a progranulin measurement for 5-10. A mean incidence rate of 0.094% results in a 12 million euro market in the US and EU. Based on intellectual property this market is available only for Mediagnost. Successfully validated, progranulin measurement will be introduced in third level hospitals in the EU. The subsequent strategic product development includes point of care and multiplex test systems.

Mediagnost already has a technically validated test system for this biomarker available, therefore the overall objectives of this study are the clinical validation of progranulin measurement in sepsis and its implementation in clinical routine. Specifically, in phase I the economic potential of this biomarker is evaluated.

These objectives are addressed during phase I in a feasibility study including market and cost analysis. Key opinion leaders in the EU are interviewed by a structured questionnaire to evaluate scientific solidity and market potential. In direct contact to EU Notified Bodies the best regulatory strategy is evaluated. Further, literature research will complete the picture of the market and reimbursement requirements. Excellent infrastructure and highly qualified scientific and administrative employees guarantee the successful completion of this work.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;MEDIAGNOST GESELLSCHAFT FUR FORSCHUNG UND HERSTELLUNG VON DIAGNOSTIKA GMBH;DE;;; 196562;674446;SOLID;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.6.";Space-SME-2014-1;H2020;Satellite-based Observation of Land Infrastructure Deformations;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"The overall objective of our project is therefore to design, build and run an innovative end-to-end service for continuous and automatic GNSS deformation monitoring based on a new generation of low-cost GNSS receivers (Global Navigation Satellite System, including GPS and Galileo), prototypes of which are currently being developed by GReD and selected partners.
The objective of the feasibility study is the development of a business plan to confirm the potential market and benefits, identify application fields and to estimate the investments needed for designing, building and running an operative end-to-end monitoring service. The business plan will also consider intellectual property management, sales channels to reach the market and economic metrics for the service pricing and delivering.
The overall activities of the project are foreseen to be completed within 6 months.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;GEOMATICS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT SRL;IT;;; 196476;672851;FREE-D;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;CNC dynamic mold for producing freely curved glass panels;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Although the development of computing tools has been quite successful, the development of cost-effective, high speed and sustainable production processes for complex curved glass panels lags behind. In this integral innovation project, Free-D Geometries B.V. (Free-D) will bridge this gap by developing a highly advanced CNC dynamic mold prototype for production of curved glass panels: the Dynamic Glass Mold. This active pinbed with embedded transforming technology enables manufacturers to add freely doublecurved panels (3DC panels) to their product range, while highly optimizing the existing single curved panel production and logistics.

Free-D will partner with a glass manufacturer for developing the mold technology. Selling or licensing the technology to firms working in other regions will subsequently be considered. Secondly, Free-D will intensify its collaboration with SMEs in specialized markets. The modular, cost-effective, easy-to-maintain, high resolution production system with multi-actuator units can also be applied for many other materials.
The glass manufacturing sector will be engaged with highest priority. The production technology of Free-D will enable computer-controlled mass production of uniquely formed 3DC glass panels. Curved glass panels will find many uses: from yachts to entire building envelopes. This technique will be a game-changer, pushing innovation in a wide range of sectors. Spill-over effects to other sectors of industry will be achieved, for example where transforming requires very high-resolution bending under high-temperature production environments.

The key aim of this feasibility study is to establish:
1) a partnership with a glass manufacturer for prototype demonstration.
2) a business plan.
3) feasibility of the production of the advanced CNC dynamic glass mold.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;FREE D GEOMETRIES BV;NL;;; 196435;672213;LOUISA-3D;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Clinical validation of Laser Optoacoustic Ultrasonic 3D Imaging System Assembly for breast cancer detection and characterization through endogenous biomarkers.;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Breast cancer (BC) is the most common cancer and the first cause of cancer-related deaths in European women. Laser Optoacoustic Ultrasonic 3D Imaging System Assembly (LOUISA-3D) combines optoacoustic functional information from endogenous biomarkers (hemoglobin content and blood oxygen saturation) with high-resolution anatomical images of ultrasound tomography, without the need for ionizing radiation or exogenous contrast media. The objective of LOUISA-3D is to overcome the main limitations of current imaging methods, by validating and introducing to the EU market a novel multi-modality diagnostic device for BC, based on coregistered full view 3D optoacoustic and ultrasonic technology. LOUISA-3D will be a highly effective, safe and affordable imaging method for BC detection, characterization, and evaluation of the effect of neoadjuvant therapy (NAT).
Two clinical trials will validate LOUISA-3D. Trial 1 will measure detection rate, recall rate, sensitivity, and positive predictive value of LOUISA-3D as a screening test in a selected female population at increased risk for BC, as compared to standard digital mammography. Trial 2 will assess the LOUISA-3D endogenous biomarkers capability of measuring the NAT effect in the treatment of locally advanced BCs, as compared to contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging. During this feasibility study, an international scientific committee will deliver both trial protocols, and a management board will release a work and financial plan for the trials and a business plan for the production and commercialization of LOUISA-3D, complete market analysis, cost analysis and financial plan.
The applying company, Bios, commercializes medical laser systems worldwide. Once validated and CE medical marked, LOUISA-3D will be manufactured and commercialized in EU, representing an important opportunity for Bios to enter the medical imaging market and enable its significant growth.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;BIOS S.R.L.;IT;;; 196507;673476;HW2000;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;Hydrowashr 2000;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"'Hydrowashr has developed an all-in-one washing device which will save up to 99% of water each time someone uses it for washing their hands. Next to that it is a disruptive innovation in the sanitary market, in the light of environmental, economical, hygienically and aesthetic values.
This proposal describes Hydrowashrs innovation and why a feasibility study will be necessary to further develop, validate and commercialize the innovation: the HW2000. Hydrowashr has developed HW2000 (Hydrowashr 2000): a product, based on an innovative spraying system, which allows individuals to wash their hands in a more sustainable and hygienic way. How it works: the user puts his hands into the HW2000. The, completely touch free, washing process works with microscopic droplets of water that are fired on the skin trough a rapid flow of air. Then the hands are dried in the same air flow. After 20 seconds, the hands are clean, dry, warm and soft. Because of this new spraying technology, up to 99% water will be saved each time. At the same time the system cleans hands better than existing solutions, providing better hygiene.
Hydrowashr B.V. has been founded in 2012 and is specialized in water technology. Hydrowashr is located in Leeuwarden, the Capital of water technology. In Leeuwarden the Water Campus allows companies to develop and test innovative water technologies.
Fresh water is globally becoming a scarce resource. In a research of 2007, initiated by the European Commission, water scarcity and drought is identified as a growing European problem. According to the report, water savings will help addressing these problems. Additionally water savings will provide financial, economic, environmental and other additional benefits. The importance of innovative water solutions is also stressed by the fact that water is one of the main focus areas of the Horizon2020 work program 'Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Challenge'.'";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;HYDROWASHR B.V.;NL;;; 196437;672246;MicroLAB;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.2.";SFS-08-2014-1;H2020;MicroLAB lab-on-a-cartridge, a disruptive concept. Towards an innovative solution for food safety;1/05/2015;31/08/2015;;"The main aim of this proposal is to generate an updated revision of GTZs initial Business Plan (BP I), to overcome the main challenges detected for the successful MicroLAB market launch. The following aspects will be pursued: 1) specific marketing tools and sales strategy (Europe, North and South America, Asia) devoted to feedstock producers and micro & small food companies (50 employees), to speed up, the market share achievement (2,6%); 2) product innovation policy to assure the company growth in the food safety business; 3) technical feasibility study for a cost-effective production process (<5 /device) and its lay-out definition; 4) revision of the organization growth plans to assure its sustainability; 5) and an updated review of the economical and financial plans. The food sector is the second largest manufacturing industry micro, small and medium sized companies suppose the 99. The business size profile has a relevant impact on the deployment of the safety assurance measures and the feedstock sustainable production (minimization of waste and GHGE). Due to the micro and most of the small companies size (< 20 employees), the accomplishment of the mandatory plans for quality and food safety assurance, makes of it a big hurdle difficult to overcome. Alternative rapid kits have been developed to facilitate food pathogen assessment, but none of them, covers the whole microbial detection routine in an easy and affordable way. So, micro and small food companies ought to outsource this service (18-20 /test, 8,500 /year), with the added drawback of relying a very sensitive issue in third parties. The small dairy, meat and poultry farms, cant cover these controls, being assumed by the secondary transformers, with the additional costs of logistics, cross-contamination and factorys stops, if feedstock refuse. The solution has been carefully considered, and its a challenge that GTZ is eager to assume, by the manufacture and the market launch of MicroLAB.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;GTZ MICROLAB DETECT SL;ES;;; 196504;673428;PAIR;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;Plasma active pollution control system;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;Innovative active air pollution control system based on plasma technology.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;GRINP SRL;IT;;; 196421;671873;ERMOS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Enhanced Resolution MRI Ocular Scanner (ERMOS);1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Enhanced Resolution MRI Ocular Scanner
The objective is to show the feasibility of an innovative low cost, high resolution, dedicated MRI scanner to be used for ocular MRI. The main elements of innovation are: a very compact 0.2T magnet, a receiver (HTSRx: High Temperature Superconducting Receiver) composed of an array of 3 orthogonal high Tc superconducting coils that will allow reaching the resolution of high field superconductive whole body scanners. The scanner is intended to be used directly in the ophthalmic clinic without the need of sending the patient to a diagnostic imaging department. This changes the clinical path of the patient and is capable of guarantee a better quality. An ophthalmologist with experience of MRI techniques has, in fact, a much better understanding of what the specific images of the eye and of its surrounding mean in the context of the patient clinical picture. The scanner can also be used in the traditional diagnostic imaging departments reducing the queues on the whole body apparatuses.
ITA srl has done all the development of the apparatus using room temperature receivers and under the Phase 1 project the HTSRx will be tested to show the technological viability of the device. In addition the Phase 1 activity will take care of IP protection and of selecting and contacting clinical/research centers that can associated in a Phase 2 project that has the purpose of demonstrating the diagnostic capabilities of the scanner.
Potential users are ophthalmology and diagnostic imaging centres. Given that the percentage of elderly in the population is very high and that eyes diseases characterize the advanced age the number of these centers is high. At moment most imaging diagnostic centers do not have specific eye coils and, when required, the analysis is performed using head coils that give a relatively poor resolution. Never the less a fixed percentage of patients that goes for eye patholare required to perform an MRI analysis.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;IMAGING TECHNOLOGY ABRUZZO S.R.L.;IT;;; 196439;672296;URO-BEST;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;UROthelial carcinoma Biomarker based diagnostic tEST;1/05/2015;30/09/2015;;"Bladder cancer is among the five most common malignancies worldwide: more than 380.000 new cases are diagnosed yearly. If detected early, 5-year survival is high (94%),but >70% of diagnosed patients will relapse within this period.
The current gold standard diagnostic tool is combined cytology and cystoscopy which is costly and highly invasive requiring transurethral access and presenting the risk of important complications. Due to high relapse rates, surveillance requires frequent cystoscopies, averaging 13 controls per patient after initial diagnosis. Hence, bladder cancer is one of the costliest cancers to treat and monitor. Only in the USA, Europe and Japan, more than 4.5 million cystoscopies are conducted yearly, 40% for 1st diagnosis and 60% for surveillance, at a cost near to $2 billion to healthcare providers.
Urologists believe that an opportunity exists to reduce the number of SURVEILLANCE cystoscopies with a reliable, cost-effective, robust, easy-to-perfom and non-invasive assay.
URO-BEST addresses this unmet need. Based on signatures of 2, 5,10 and 12 differentially-expressed genes, this test has been clinically validated in a multicenter international study on 525 urine samples demonstrating 81% sensitivity and 91% specificity in discriminating cases vs. healhty patients for first diagnosis, figures comparable to that of the gold standard and superior to other existing molecular diagnostic products (Urovysion, NMP22, BTA Stat). We estimate the current market for bladder cancer biomarker based tests at greater than > $200million.
Fina Biotech has filed European and PCT patent applications protecting the invention in 2013.
Fina Biotech aims to clinically validate the diagnostic performance of the genetic signatures in patients under SURVEILLANCE for its launch to the market: advance ongoing discussions with potential partners for global licensing, increase urologists awareness and secure freedom to operate.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;FINA BIOTECH S.L.;ES;;; 196533;673834;EcoSpacePropulsion;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.6.";Space-SME-2014-1;H2020;Piloting and upscaling the unique on site and mobile production plants for highly concentrated Hydrogen peroxide (HTP) production for space industry applications;1/03/2015;31/05/2015;;"The overall objective of the project is to commercialize the unique technology for production of 98% concentrated HTP. This will be developed and exploited twofold: (2) Construction and installation of the technology line located at our premises and distribution of 98% HTP to the customers; (2) Construction and application of a container based mobile plant that will be able to produce HTP at the clients premises. This solution will be tailored for the customers with regular large demand for the HTP and to whom the delivery of the ready product will be problematic due to formal and legal constraints concerning transportation limitations.
This dual approach derives from the limitations in HTP transport which under international laws and conventions is disalowed by other means than through road and water paths.
HTP might be used for space rocket engines both as a single-component propellant, or as an oxidant. It is the only substance offering both applications. It is furthermore neutral for the environment, as the only products of its chemical decomposition are Water and Oxygen. At present, however hydrazine has been widely applied as a primary propellant in various rocket fuels. Hydrazine is highly toxic and dangerously unstable unless handled in solution. Nowadays in the era of increasing concerns for the environment and safety of humans, we witness extensive research for non-toxic, safe, affordable, easy to store and of high energy density, single-engine propulsions and oxidizers for the space industry. In this situation, there has been as increased interest in application of highly concentrated HTP. Due to regulations banning of HTP transport by air there are considerable supply shortages of highly concentrated HTP both for research and industrial applications. At Jakusz we want to overcome this limitation and bring to the market high quality 98% HTP produced and distributed according to the tailored needs of the customers.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;JAKUSZ SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA;PL;;; 196524;673863;BDoSM;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.4.";BIOTEC-5a-2014-1;H2020;Big Data of Small Molecules;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"As Google mapped and photographed the streets and terrain of our planet, the main objective of the project is to map and spectrally fingerprint the small organic molecules of various organisms and introduce to the market a fundamentally new cloud driven compound identification platform.

Our pioneering solution will allow continuous identity assignment of unknown molecules in biologically relevant samples by developing a technologically mature architecture and infrastructure for storage, processing, search, exchange, analysis, data mining and visualization of millions of spectral, structural, chromatographic and biochemical data of small molecules.
Our project will become the world most comprehensive database platform of spectral fingerprints of endogenous metabolites, natural products and environmental contaminants that will allow identification of substances present in biological samples that could not be identified using conventional technology that is a crucial bottleneck in many biotechnological and pharmaceutical applications.

Since the biomedical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry in general are constantly detecting numerous unknown compounds and searching for new biomarkers and disease specific targets, our technology platform is direct response to their needs with the prospect of new business opportunities and future growth.

The feasibility study will be important for acquiring additional financing of the project, to review technological solution (most effective and sustainable, without infringing patents, copyrights, and trademarks of third parties), to precise marketing strategy for corporate, small group & individual users, to identify, clarify and protect own inventions, new approaches and new technical solutions. Finally, the Phase 1 outputs will give perfect review on project management plan.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;HIGHCHEM SRO;SK;;; 196508;673477;PCMPS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Precision Cancer Medicine Pipeline and Services;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"'Cancer cost the EU 126 billion in 2009, while in 2010 the US spent a staggering $124.6 billion on treating cancer. This cost is set to rise as the effects of an aging population and increasing life expectancy take their toll. These market drivers will put an intolerable strain on health services across the western world, forcing governments to streamline their health services.
Current cancer treatment is based on the 'average cancer patient', meaning some cancer patients may not respond to the treatment while others do. Thus it is clearly is a need for solutions that offer precision cancer medicine.

PubGene AS aims to pursue a major market opportunity by developing a complete pipeline for precision cancer medicine (PCMPS), that include the necessary steps from Next Generation Sequencing to clinical treatment support for cancer patients. The biggest beneficiary of PCMPS will be the patient, who will receive a personalized treatment rather than a hit and miss approach to therapy. This will improve patient outcomes and ensure patients no longer have to suffer harsh side effects from non-efficacious treatments. The second beneficiaries will be the health providers and payers, as doctors will no longer waste time and money prescribing ineffective treatments. Nevertheless, despite the benefits of personalized cancer medicine, it is crucial to validate and demonstrate the benefits of this type of cancer medicine before large-scale commercialization.

PMCPS is an opportunity for PubGene to expand our suite of applications and enter into complete new market for PubGene - targeting the treatment market. The project will give us a head start in providing tools in the field of personalized cancer medicine, ensuring us strong positions in the future European and worldwide markets. Accomplishment of the project will represent a significant business opportunity with an expected annual turnover of 17 million with a 25-30% annual increase, 3 years after commercialization.'";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;PUBGENE AS;NO;;; 196532;673710;BEEP-WATER;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;Biosensor for Effective Environmental Protection through the on-site, automated monitoring of a large set of chemical contaminants in Water.;1/05/2015;31/08/2015;;"The Drinking Water Treatment Industry is subject to a stringent legislation regarding contaminants in water. Quality of water intended for human consumption and its monitoring are regulated under the drinking water directive 98/83/CE. Pesticides and heavy metals must be monitored and tested regularly with maximum allowable concentration of 0.1 ?g/l for individual pesticides and 0.5 ?g/l for the total amount of pesticides. The directive 2013/39/EU concerning emerging contaminants to be controlled in the field of water policy establishes what contaminants are identified for priority action at Union Level.

Most important for the Drinking Water Treatment Industry is the cost associated to contaminants detection: approximately 160millions are invested in pesticide water analysis in Europe. Currently, a pesticide analysis costs an average of 300 per sample since it requires specific staff and high technology equipments.

We have developed a prototype of BEEP-WATER biosensor technology able to detect and quantify on site a wide range of chemical contaminants including pesticides, heavy metals and emerging contaminants in water saving the cost associated to current laboratory analysis.

The objective of our current project is the industry adaptation and implementation in the Drinking Water Treatment Industry of BEEP WATER early warning system as a real quick and inexpensive alternative to current contaminant analysis systems in water.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;BIOSENSOR S.R.L.;IT;;; 196545;673972;FireFree;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;New generation of halogen-free high performing flame retardants for plastics, free from persistant, toxic and bio-accumulating substances.;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"The objective of FireFree is to launch the 3rd generation of the patented, halogen-free Paxymer technology on the market. The technology is proprietary and patented, it employs a multi-mechanistic approach for achieving fire safety and meeting fire standards without the use of persistent, carcinogenic or endocrine disrupting chemicals. Implementation of FireFree will increase the usability of cheaper and more sustainable plastic materials with significant societal savings as a consequence.
The main drivers for a successful implementation are two main market trends: utilization of cheaper materials and reduction of hazardous chemicals due to regulation and CSR policy. There is an increased use of the type of plastics that FireFree targets driven by material development, environmental benefits, price and weight reduction. Secondly the growth of the halogen-free flame retardant market driven by restrictions on halogenated flame retardants and new harmonized fire standards that aim to achieve improved safety and environmental performance of products.
The objectives of the feasibility study is to further understand and prioritize the demands of the plastic manufacturers and OEMs and develop a detailed business plan. Moreover, it will outline the necessary steps to achieve successful market introduction of the new generation of products including key partners and key product characteristics. Finalizing a preliminary technical evaluation as well as specifying partners in the supply chain will be concluded during phase 1. The second phase of the project aims to fully develop, demonstrate and bring the new generation of products from TRL 6 through 9 and launch projects on the market with lead users for final proof of concept focusing on applications within electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), building and transportation industries.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;PP-POLYMER AB;SE;PAXYMER AB;SE; 196461;672637;CLEV;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;Most cost and time efficient EU-wide cross-border automated parcel delivery solution;1/05/2015;31/08/2015;;"Cleveron has developed the most modern and efficient automated parcel delivery solution (APDS) in the world lowered delivery price by 50% and granted seamless, easy to use service. The projects vision is to develop and implement EU-wide APDS that will offer high efficiency and exceptional consumer satisfaction in cross-border parcel delivery (in a fast growing 4bn e-commerce market). Cleverons main innovation is to use existing key success factors (optimisation algorithms, collaboration with stakeholders, integration into the value chain, and use of custom designed parcel lockers) and create international information infrastructure for e-retailers, consumers and collaboration of parcel terminal networks, carriers, individual carriers, and logistics service providers along value chains. Innovation project results (APDS technologies/services) serve interests for all stakeholders by decreasing delivery costs by 50%, allowing international next day delivery and improve vehicle load rates.
Phase I (feasibility study) will determine early adopters, specifications and requirements for phase II, and specifics of different EU countries, elaborating development plans for phase II. Phase II will involve the implementation of EU-wide APDS pilot. By the end of Phase II, early adopters will become a part of the business model (partners) or paying customers. Phase II budget is estimated to be 3.6m.
This project will drive drastic improvement in efficiency and load rate of vehicles in the EU logistics sector. As a result, new high value added jobs in transportation sector will be created. After proven performance in the EU, APDS technologies/services could be applied worldwide and/or to more value chains where efficiency can be improved. Fostering efficiency improvement in transportation and limiting the pollution is a global challenge.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;CLEVERON OU;EE;;; 196460;672626;TEMPERATE CO2;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;TEMPERATE WELDING;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Develop a complete, highly efficient MIG-MAG welding equipment (600 A, 30 kW) with unity duty cycle factor, entirely designed to fulfill the needs in the metalmechanical sector. Additionally it offers considerable advantages in automated applications. A ground-breaking power supply technology developed by DEGIMA in collaboration with the University of Cantabria will be at the foundation of this new equipment. DEGIMA owns the European Patent of the power supply technology (EP 2 286 949 A1 /2011): Electronic system for optimizing energy transfer for welding equipment.
Despite the advances in new inverter systems, current welding equipments require lots of power, overheat the workpieces and generate sparking that produce defects in the weld line.
This new technology significantly reduces power use and CO2 emissions, keeps heat input to the workpieces to a minimum, provides full control of the welding parameters and avoids sparking and projections producing a weld line that is completely steady. This results in a faster welding process that yields a longer weld per unit of time and per volt-ampere used. Each one of this new welding equipment could save up to 20.000 kWh per year, which multiplied by the expected accumulated number of units sold by the 4th year yields savings reaching the 145 million kWh.
With the help of this technology brought forth by DEGIMA and GALA GAR (partner and welding equipment manufacturing company), Europe can lead the third generation of welding equipment, much highly energy efficient than the previous, which will grant competitive advantages to all sectors involved into intensive welding activities. It is only a matter of time for the majority of welding equipment to be energy efficient. Reducing emissions of greenhouse gases would be awesome.
Our first target clients will be the automatic MIG welding process from metalmechanical companies which we plan to approach with commercial actions and demonstrations of the qualities of this equipment.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;DESARROLLO Y GESTION INDUSTRIAL Y DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE SA;ES;GALA GAR S.L.;ES; 196393;666473;NEC14;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014;H2020;New Electric Vehicle Chassis-Cab 10-14 for urban logistic;1/04/2015;31/03/2017;;"Muses is an electric chassis-cab manufacturer for deliveries (parcels minus 30 kg) in cities. Our vehicles (Mooville) received the N1 (-3T5) homologation for a volume up to 9 cu.m. Mooville is the only electric N1 chassis-cab with this capacity in Europe.
The objective of NEC14 program is to launch, on European market, an electric designed vehicle 10-14 cu.m, in response to the high demand of European delivery actors.

Cities need to have sustainable deliveries, emitting neither gas nor noise pollution, as wished by U.E. citizens. Major delivery actors look for reliable, zero CO2, zero fine particles, zero db vehicle, business relevant and industrial solution, with the right Total Cost of Ownership. For example 3 of our customers, Chronopost International, DHL and EXAPAQ-DPD have their current fleet of thermal vehicles with volume between 10 and 12 cu.m. and a TCO around 1100 per month. They are definitely interested by our NEC14 project, and have insisted to be actor of it.

Today there is 3 categories of vehicles: quadricyle, N1 (-3t5), trucks. It exist many small electric quadricycles. Gaz and electric trucks (up to 12 tons and plus) also exist. But in the -3T5 category the only vehicles are derived from person vehicles (like Renault Kangoo, ) and offer less than 4 cu.m. Above that nothing between 5 cu.m and 16 cu.m. Our customers, our leasers confirm this current, and for still 3 years at least, situation: Mooville 4-9 is the only one vehicle and not any 10-14 cu.m clean vehicle on European market.
Some of our Clients such as Exapaq (DPD), DHL and Chronopost, world leaders in the delivery business, have already decided to support us (See enclosed interest letter of these three companies). They will participate in the different stages of NEC14 program.

NEC14 is a two years project which includes [1] three prototype vehicles to be tested by partner clients, [2] a marketing and commercial action plan and [3] the preparation of the sales force implementation.";2492435;1744704,5;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;MUSES SAS;FR;;; 196547;673998;INNOEM;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Innovative energy management technology for smart energy decisions;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;Watty can pin-point the smartest way to save energy in any home with just a single piece of low-cost hardware. Our innovative technology analyses the total energy use in a household and breaks it down into its components, i.e. the energy use per appliance. The technology deciphers a distinctive behaviour and usage pattern for every appliance and is thus able to diagnose the entire energy usage of a household in detail. The implementation of this technology will for the first time permit households to make concrete, smart energy saving decisions based on detailed data about the real-time usage of their appliances. As this can help households save 10-30% of their energy use, it will both help the users to reduce costs, while at the same time make a large contribution to the EU objective of a 20% energy saving by 2020. Our product offer is composed by a single piece of low-cost hardware for data gathering and additional software components for the data read-out and analysis. In our envisaged innovation project we envisage to scale up the existing prototype for the hardware, and further develop the software analysis to fully meet the needs of the users. The market for our products closely follows the roll-out of smart meters across Europe. The total addressable market is estimated to 50 million households in 2015 (Nordic countries and Italy), but is expected to grow to 400 million European households within the next five years, thus opening up great opportunities for the commercial exploitation of our technology. The IMMOEN project aims at conducting a market study and defining the business strategy needed to full exploit the commercial potential of our innovative technology on energy markets across Europe. The end result of the project will be a detailed business plan that fully meets the user needs and market conditions in Europe.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;WATTY AB;SE;;; 196420;671868;I-WSN;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Intelligent Wireless Sensor Networks for Asset Integrity Monitoring;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"The objective of I-WSN is to develop a low-cost and large-scale solution for automated Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance that will have a disruptive impact on the offshore Operations and Maintenance market. The solution is based on intelligent Wireless Sensor Networks that monitor the long-term trend in the status of the equipment and can predict damages at an early stage. The focus market segments for direct application of I-WSN are offshore Oil & Gas and Wind Energy. We have already received significant interest from potential business partners in this market segment, ranging from global suppliers (Honeywell), to maintenance providers and even Oil & Gas giants (BP).

Unlike existing condition monitoring systems, which are very complex and expensive, I-WSN focuses on a low-cost solution (target price 500/unit) that can be installed on a large number of devices, machinery, equipment and structures. This brings significant benefits to the end-users, such as:
- Up to 75% cost reduction of maintenance operations: extension of maintenance intervals, reduction of workload of maintenance personnel.
- Up to 90% cost reduction of installation of monitoring equipment: wireless sensors compared to traditional wired systems.
- Real-time feedback and continuous monitoring within minutes, as opposed to weeks or months for time-based inspection.

I-WSN will build upon the success story of the FP7 project WiBRATE, showcased in two FUTURIS episodes on EURONEWS in 2014. The WiBRATE wireless sensor platform will be used as the basis, since it has been already validated in industrial settings (at FIAT, Honeywell, LMS-SIEMENS). I-WSN thus starts from TRL6 and higher, and has the potential for Open Disruptive Innovation in an offshore Operations & Maintenance market estimated at 2-3 billion.

Phase 1 of the SME instrument has the objective to check the economic, technical and operational feasibility, and to bring us closer to marketing a successful product.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;Inertia Technology B.V.;NL;;; 196422;671937;MARVIN;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;Independent Smart Machine-Vision Based Cargo Counting Module;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Alekon Cargo will develop and commercialize a fully automatic, high accuracy machine vision based scanner for handling and counting of neo-bulk cargo. Today, manual counting and loading of cargo is one of the biggest bottlenecks in European and global logistics chains. Besides time-consuming process, the manual method requires a lot of workforce and is prone to human errors. Each error in logistics business leads to incorrect documentation, delays in customs, fines and unsatisfied customers. Therefore, in order to increase the accuracy and cargo processing time, Alekon will introduce a totally independent, configurable and low-cost solution for cargo operating businesses like logistics hubs, postal services, large manufacturing units, warehouses, rail and road transport hubs, etc.

Alekon together with its scientific partner Tallinn University of Technology has developed a machine vision based scanner system that has multiple benefits compared to current warehouse automation systems. Machine vision based solution has very high accuracy and does not depend on additional labeling (barcode) or sensors (RFID) that need investments and arrangement within the whole logistics chain. Alekon has already established a large sales network in EU and globally as the company has more than 20-years of experience in logistics, crane equipment sales and other warehouse management operations. Alekons innovative solution has confirmed global market potential and great improvement potential over time.

The machine vision based Cargo Counter has very short profitability period as the potential savings from one device may increase up to 200 000 in a year for the end-users. Besides direct economic benefits, the CargoCounter improves workplace safety in logistics sectors reducing the need for difficult manual labour in harsh outdoor conditions.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ALEKON CARGO OSAUHING;EE;;; 196492;673188;NUVEA;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;The premium green multi-cloud management and optimization tool;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Feasibility study - NUVEA is carried out by the SME New Generation SR, an innovative start-up active in the field of digital technologies and infrastructures. The objective of the overall project is to bring to customers an on-line platform that allows them to take over, manage, benchmark and optimize permanently their distributed IT infrastructure (at the web- and entreprise-grade), independently from the underlying cloud resource provider(s), in a highly flexible and real-time manner.
NUVEA targets cloud computing stakeholders: data center managers, cloud suppliers, big companies with significant in-house IT infrastructures willing to optimize their energy consumption and average server load; public institutions wanting to have fully sovereign or close-to-territory IT infrastructure; and companies having a part of their core competencies cloud-hosted, or significant IT expenditures.
A first version of the algorithm and interface was developed and successfully tested in a laboratory environment. The present feasibility study aims at assessing technical and economical characterics of NUVEAs value proposition through alpha tests on early adopters and in depth market study. This work will enable:
- The release of the first commercial version of NUVEA software (validated on early adopters),
- The definition of technical specifications required for the further development of NUVEA on-line platform (NUVEA platform)
- The elaboration of a detailed business-plan based on operational experience,
- The identification of the preferred stakeholders for european deployment of the solution,
- An updated project executive summary ready for the search of new equity.

Phase 1 will help to finance scientific support and marketing expert required for the feasibility study Later on, Phase 2 would perfectly allow to finance further development plan (from commercial software to web-based NUVEA platform).";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;NEW GENERATION SR;FR;;; 196489;673090;MILANO ROBOT;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Minimal Invasive Light Automatic Natural Orifice Robotic Platform;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"In the world of surgical medicine there is a major trend towards minimizing the number and size of skin incisions necessary to execute surgeries. This is very appealing from patients perspective, reducing or completely eliminating abdominal wall aggression and reducing post-operative pain. Less invasive surgery is also a major component of shorter hospital stays and quicker return to day-to-day activities by the patient. This benefits the patient, the healthcare system and the social-economic environment in general.
Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) is seen as the new frontier of this ongoing trend. In a SILS procedure the surgeon operates exclusively through a single incision in the patients navel, leaving just one barely-visible scar. However, SILS is very challenging for surgeons, because of the major constraints imposed by both the mode of access and the limited technology currently available.

Valuebiotech (VBT) is an SME, spun off from Niguarda Hospital and AIMS Academy (Milano, Italy) and intends to address this problem through highly advanced robotics technology. This technology is designed to take the robot into the abdomen, and provide (intra-abdominal) the various tools necessary to perform a surgical procedure. The MILANO robot can be inserted via a single incision or natural orifice, and then, once inside the cavity, the robot positions itself to perform surgery.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;VALUEBIOTECH SRL;IT;;; 196509;673504;EcoVel;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;Commercialization of the most sustainable laundry detergent;1/05/2015;31/01/2016;;"With project EcoVel, COIN Consulting UG will realize the first laundry product generating an almost completely closed resource cycle of non-actives (monomolecular fiber, concentrated liquid in combination with solid particles for superior cleaning). The fabric, which even allows for color and fluff catching, is 100% recyclable, does not include any filling additives and has the potential (by further development) to outperform all other laundry products concerning cleaning power. Estimates based on the sustainability report from Henkel 2013 suggest a reduction of the CO2 emissions of nearly 70% by the use of the laundry wipe in comparison to regular powder detergents. The main reason for this reduction is attributable to low weight in transportation and energy efficient production without a counter stream and heating process. This eco-innovation will also have a global effect with respect to climatic issues and green economy.
To market the laundry wipe it is necessary to conduct a feasibility study which includes benchmark cleaning power tests, consumer product tests, IP research and a series of production tests. The results of the feasibility study will allow us to prepare a validated business plan which is necessary for assessing finance and marketing the product through major European retailers.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;COIN CONSULTING GMBH;DE;;; 196445;672457;TruckSecurity;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;Truck Security_ Fuel and cargo theft detection alarm system;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"The Project objective is to develop and execute a market replication of IDTEQs alarm system for road transport vehicles. IDTEQ provides a leading technology for secure and reliable alarm detection in remote and noisy environments. The IDTEQ incident detection technology samples and analyses sound. Sensors and proprietary signal processing algorithms detect specific incidents and to discard false incidents.

Fuel- and Cargo theft is a significant problem and a continuous threat to European road transport companies, but it is a criminal activity that is often given low priority.
A prioritised task for the road transport associations is to fight criminal activities in the sector, so the association wanted to find technologies to better protect the trucks. Conventional car alarm systems are not made to handle the specific treats of fuel theft or cargo theft, their market focus is on cabin protection and vehicle tracking. The market development projects have verified strong value propositions for IDTEQs technology. IDTEQ has identified several strategic opportunities which will be developed in order to build a leading product offering for fuel and cargo theft alarm systems on road transport vehicles in Europe.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;IDTEQ AS;NO;;; 196446;672465;GaSeS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;First low cost handheld infrared camera for fugitive emissions, early detection and location, increasing energy efficiency in industrial plants, infrastructures and utilities;1/06/2015;31/10/2015;;"Nowadays, there is a growing demand of technological solutions to detect and identify leaks in different industries in order to increase its energy efficiency and security.
SENSIA is a cutting-edge technology-based company specialized in the development of infrared imaging devices. Our solutions have been already implemented in high-demanding environments such as SO2 leak finder at Glencore, remote detection in Euro-Fighter wings or high accuracy measurement thermography system for SENER Ingenieria.
This project intends to respond to the needs and requirements from any industries with fugitive emissions problems, but as first step SENSIA will focus on sulphur dioxide (SO2) leaks, and specifically on sulphuric-acid-related industries. This sector relies on gas leak surveys for crucial aspects such as process efficiency, security, environmental care and pollution control.
SENSIA intends to develop and commercialize a low cost uncooled camera based on infrared imaging technology that can easily detect and identify fugitive gas emissions in order to improve the energy and overall efficiency of the chemical, oil & gas, utilities and many other industries. This type of device will be the first of its kind considering that solutions currently available are based on cooled technology, with much higher costs and complexity associated.
The proposed solution will imply clear economic benefits for end users such as:
- Cheaper instrument in comparison with current IR imaging based solutions (at least 1:2 cost reduction).
- Disrupting tool for a better control of SO2 fugitive emissions in short term and many other gases (and markets) in mid-term.
- Compliance with novel and coming laws in terms of fugitive emissions control of SO2 and other pollutants.
The overall objective of this feasibility study is to develop a market study and corresponding business plan that evaluates the main target markets and best strategies to commercialise the proposed technology.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;SENSIA SOLUTIONS SL;ES;;; 196530;673800;NewMoon;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;NewMoon - Smart Garments in Newborns and Babies Monitoring;1/05/2015;30/11/2015;;"One of the most promising field of application of smart garment is baby monitoring: the most sensible periods of time in the first day of life of a newborn is the first 2-4 hours of life. When the baby is born, for the first 2-4 hours there is no monitoring active; the baby, after a rapid cleaning procedure and first checkup, is given naked to the mother who put him/her on her breast. The skin-to-skin contact facilitate the maternal bonding which consists in different aspects: thermoregulation of the baby, the kangaroo care, cognitive bond, etc. In this period of time, normally there is no ongoing monitoring in order to favor the bonding between mother and child; a discontinuous monitoring is usually implemented through a common visual recognition by the nursery staff. In this hours, in which the baby is in a transient periods from pre to post-natal, a continuous monitoring of bio-signal can be very useful to prevent critical situation. The monitoring system has the purpose to impact on the organization of the work of nursery staff, and increase the quality of the health service delivered through the use of a continuous quantitative monitoring, rather than a qualitative observation repeated over time in a discontinuous manner. This kind of monitoring system tries to be the least invasive as possible for the medical procedure, the baby and the mother. The introduction of a new monitoring procedure in a sensitive environment like the delivery room is a real clinical need we matched with our innovative smart garment embedding textile comfortable electrodes. Recently we investigated the compliance, the reliability and the acceptability of a new monitoring system applied in the first 2-4 hours of life during bonding procedure in a clinical trial with excellent results. This proposal aims at industrially and commercially exploiting the system at national and international level also matching the different regulatory rules.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;COMFTECH SRL;IT;;; 196534;673735;BI-MARK;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Clinical validation of the CD32b biomarker on the European market;1/05/2015;30/09/2015;;The overall objective of the proposed project is the clinical validation of a novel biomarker for B-cell malignancies. The presently most widely used anti-CD20 antibody treatment rituximab has considerably improved treatment options for patients with B-cell malignancies. However, effectiveness is limited by resistance to rituximab and reduced response on repeated treatments. Data indicates that tumor expression of CD32b is directly involved in the development of resistance to rituximab. CD32b has the potential to be used as predictive biomarker for critical clinical decisions for rituximab and related treatments, and will impact payers and patients. In addition, our company is developing a novel treatment BI-1206 that specifically targets CD32b and significantly improves antitumor effects of rituximab alone. As such, the CD32b biomarker assay has the additional potential to become a companion diagnostic for BI-1206 and other future B-cell malignancy treatments. Our company and the affiliated research team have developed a flow cytometry assay for the detection of the CD32b receptor on tumor cells. The assay has been partially validated in a clinically relevant setting to demonstrate CD32b as a predicative biomarker of therapy response. To achieve market uptake of our technology, we aim to conduct a number of studies together with selected clinical partners in Europe. The objectives of the feasibility study are to find and contact researchers/clinicians for conducting retrospective and/or prospective studies, as well as to refine the business model for the commercialization of the biomarker assay. The intended users of our product are clinicians and therapy developers that focus on B-cell malignancies. By clinically validating a biomarker assay for B-cell malignancies and especially CLL, our company addresses an unmet European and global need for improved treatments for CLL, and B-cell malignancies in general.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;BIOINVENT INTERNATIONAL AB;SE;;; 196406;666736;AINARA;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014;H2020;Automation and INtelligence solutions for Automated Road trAnsport systems;1/05/2015;31/10/2017;;"With an expertise of the highest European level in robotics, \10 years of experience in the field of autonomous vehicles and several proofs of concept in operational environment (TRL6/7), RDS (spin off of ROBOSOFT) is the only European company to master all of the software components allowing Autonomous Road Transport Systems to reach the levels of robustness and reliability required for passenger transport.
Without waiting for the legal framework, which is being implemented thanks to the efforts of the CityMobil2 project, the market study conducted as part of the TAXISAT project revealed that the 1st wave of user demand would emerge in Europe in 2015 for autonomous transport services in pedestrian city centres and private sites such as industrial or theme parks. These markets will grow even faster that the vehicle manufacturers, Transport Organising Authorities or Operators will be able to adapt their services to future mobility challenges. For this, they will need key skills in robotics, intelligence and fleet management. RDS has the means to satisfy them by providing off-the-shelf ARTS AUTOMATION and INTELLIGENCE solutions.
Current solutions are highly customized in an engineering mode and are not compatible with a wider uptake of its technology. To take a solid position on the emerging global autonomous vehicles market and acquire an industrial dimension, RDS is convinced that best strategy is to deliver Commercial Off-the-Shelf software packages, which will offer recurring revenues and promising growth and profitability prospects thanks to software licences sales.
The objective for RDS is now to industrialise its software offer, to be fully compliant with the new EU Directive under development and to test the relevance of the associated business model with the ultimate ambition to become a leader in the provision of software solutions for vehicle automation and fleet management, for passengers and goods transportation.";2312320;1618623;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;ROBOSOFT DRIVERLESS SOLUTIONS;FR;;; 196493;673306;BRAINSPECT;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Ultra high resolution Single Photon Computed Emission Tomography for the molecular imaging of brain disease;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"MILabs radically new proprietary approaches for ultra-high resolution and ultra-sensitive brain SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) enable the measuring of disturbed regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) perfusion, and characterising plaques and neurotransmitter imbalance - all important hallmarks of brain disorders - at unprecedented spatial resolutions. This new approach has the potential to disrupt the complete field of molecular imaging (MI), a multibillion market worldwide. Current techniques can only measure the mentioned effects in the brain either at late stages of disease progression (at which point the patients have already been diagnosed) or at insufficient resolution to isolate processes in small parts of the brain. Current SPECT results in low resolution images, are highly sensitive to patient movement and are time consuming and costly. MILabs has developed a clinical SPECT prototype, G-SPECT, which has proven its potential to reposition SPECT as the major clinical MI modality. G-SPECT uses a high bandwidth photon detection ring with multiple pinholes, and advanced reconstruction software that compensates for patient movement artefacts. This enables 35-fold higher resolution images, more accurate imaging and lower radiation dose due to shorter scan times (Figure 1). The application of MILabs SPECT technology in small animals has sparked enthusiasm amongst clinicians and brain researchers worldwide.
In this Stage 1 SME Instrument, MILabs will investigate the commercial feasibility of this exciting technology by (i) identifying and assessing those indications to which the clinical utility yield the best initial market value, (ii) developing a sound clinical validation strategy and (iii) defining the route-to-market.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;MILABS BV;NL;;; 196516;673566;TES;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Total Energy System: innovative in-farm cogeneration plant for manure valorisation viable even for small farms;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Manure treatment deriving from poultry farms is a continuously increasing problem. Poultry farms are characterized by a lack of proportion between bred animals and farmed area. This imbalance is intensified in farms where there is no agricultural land as in such cases large amounts of manure are generated respect to farmland intended to receive it resulting in intolerable soil and aquifer pollution levels.
Manure collection is costly for farmers and it does not solve the problem definitively. On the other side, farms are energy-intensive and main expenses relate to the consumption of electricity and heat. Using poultry manure to reduce or eliminate such cost, could represent an interesting solution that would become vital in order to maintain farms competitive.
Today existing manure valorisation systems based on biomass combustion are not a viable solution for farms with low number of animals - for economical reasons.
La Coro through the last years developed an innovative solution for this problem. The main objective of the project is the realisation of a pilot plant and market introduction of a highly efficient and flexible biomass cogeneration system that is able to transform poultry manure (but also other manure and biomass types) in thermal and electric energy (total energy system), with the particularity of being usable also in small farms.
The innovative solution will recover and valorise manure through gasification and electricity production, avoid disposal and soil contamination problems, substitute today used fossil fuels thus achieving important benefits for farmers not only in terms of economic savings but also in environmental terms of CO2 reduction. The economic saving on the long run will increase their competitiveness.
In short: waste reuse plus cost reduction equals more efficiency and higher competitiveness.
Market introduction will start from poultry farms, then it will be extended gradually to other livestock farms.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;LA CORO IMPIANTI SRL;IT;;; 196518;673605;BDuSSCR;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;BIG DATA using SECOND SCREEN AND CONTENT RECOGNITION (BDuSSCR);1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"TV Viewers demand a personalized and richer experience while watching TV. Broadcast TV and producers try to develop interactive products to build a stronger engagement with their audiences. Advertisers are tired of ad strategies that are not measurable nor results?oriented. Most of the broadcasting agents (TV/radio broadcasters, content producers, advertisers and their agencies) have poor information about the current behavior of their audiences. To improve the quality of such information they need to incorporate, on a personalized way, Big Data tools that help develop new strategies into their business activities.

Bridge Mediatech, S.L. (from now on BMT), a Spanish technology company, has developed a Cloud-based Platform embedding its patented Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) technology in order to provide a richer experience to the audience. It also provides the broadcasting players with an easy to install and operate Big Data Platform to improve the engagement with their audience. It helps getting to know them better and it allows to offer customized contents tailored to their needs product and services.

After having proved the core of the technology in the worlds largest Spanish speaking broadcasting player like Televisa, its time to start thinking about large scale solution deployment and international expansion. For that reason BMT applies to this call to develop the Feasibility study needed to accomplish the technology consolidation and large scale deployment which will let BMT become the global leader in this emerging and innovative marketplace.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;BRIDGE MEDIATECH SL;ES;;; 196405;666712;Hydrofaction;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014;H2020;Resource and Cost Effective Conversion of Biomass to HydrocarbonTM Oil;1/04/2015;31/03/2017;;"The ambition for the Project is to pave-the-way for commercialization and implementation of Steeper Energy Aps (SEA) innovative hydrothermal liquefaction technology platform: HydrofactionTM.
The proprietary technology is a highly efficient method to produce renewable fuel oil with similarities to petroleum fuel oils. Timely commercialization will be achieved by bringing Hydrofaction to market via testing, scale-up and demonstration.
Based on a proven new chemical process, using renewable low-cost (non-food) feedstocks, Hydrofaction Oil can be burned in CHP applications, used a substitute for low-sulphur marine diesel or may be upgraded to diesel or jet via traditional petroleum refineries.
The Project will advance the design of the Hydrofaction technology platform and mature the Companys preparedness to attract new investment while moving the TRL level from 6 to 8: a critical step toward the commercialization of Hydrofaction. The Project objectives include adjusting the product offering to meet the needs of technology users (licensees) and their customers (oil buyers) by lowering the risks associated with the performance of future commercial plants as well as improving or modifying the quality of Hydrofaction Oil.
Within the design of the Project, Hydrofaction Oil will be produced from feedstocks provided by potential commercial partners as well as comprehensive testing of that oil at certified laboratories. Future licensees expect that the scaled demonstration plant, approximately 100 times larger than SEAs current Pilot facility or 5.000 fuel tonne export capacity, will be representative in both physical design and operations to subsequent full-scale commercial plants to be based on 50.000 fuel tonne export modules transforming large amounts of biomass residuals to Hydrofaction Oil for oil refineries to upgrade to renewable diesel.
Key milestones include advancing existing business partner/licensee/project relationships to signed LOIs and MOUs.";2631165,75;1841816;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;STEEPER ENERGY APS;DK;;; 196407;666741;Phasor;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014;H2020;The World's first cost effective, electronically steerable, digital, low profile, phased array antenna to enable high speed satellite communications on the move;1/05/2015;31/03/2017;;"The demand for mobile communications is growing at compound rate CAGR of 61% p.a. and forecast to do so beyond 2022. Global mobile data traffic grew 81 % in 2013 and reached 1.5 Exabytes per month at the end of 2013, up from 820 petabytes per month at the end of 2012. Users now demand fast and affordable connectivity when and wherever they are. The growing use/ownership of laptops, tablet computers and larger smart phones has also led to an increasing demand for high quality content such as HD video on the move.

Current satellite communications antennas cannot fully meet this large and growing need: Mechanically steerable antennas which are bulky, heavy, require maintenance and pose considerable vehicle integration challenges. Phased arrays based on military technology are too costly for commercial applications. Existing low cost antennas trade-off the cost of the antenna against the requirement for much more expensive satellite bandwidth per Mbps transmitted. Their performance is also too limited for use in certain geographical areas (particularly at large skew angles).

The overall objective of this project therefore is to successfully refine and scale up for market readiness the worlds first cost effective, electronically steerable, digital, low profile phased antenna to enable high speed satellite communications on the move. This will enable us to gain a substantial market share in the 1.185bn Broadband Satellite Communications-on-the-Move (COTM) market and the associated antenna market which amounts to 0.39bn. Both of which are growing rapidly. We predict that we can achieve a 2.5% market share by 2020, generating total revenues of 134m and a cumulative EBITDA of 63m, creating 781 jobs. Our prototype system technology is demonstrated and proven in a relevant environment and at TRL6. This project will allow us to demonstrate the market disruptive system in an operational environment and then fully scale up the system to market readiness.";2925093,75;1516545;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;PHASOR SOLUTIONS LIMITED;UK;;; 196474;672768;STROBE;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;Sustained Release Ocular Bevacizumab for the treatment of wet acute macular degeneration;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Sustained Release Ocular Bevacizumab for the treatment of wet acute macular degeneration

This feasibility study is to verify the technical and economic viability of a sustained release bevacizumab product (SR Bevacizumab) to improve the safety, cost-effectiveness and patient acceptability for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is the leading cause of blindness in those aged over 50 and causes blurring, distortion and loss of central vision and almost always affects quality of life. Prototype SR Bevacizumab products will be manufactured using CriticalMix, an advanced manufacturing and processing technology developed by Critical Pharmaceuticals, which will encapsulate bevacizumab in biodegradable polymers suitable for sustained release of the drug in the eye.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;CRITICAL PHARMACEUTICALS LIMITED;UK;;; 196477;672860;ELECTRIC_AXLE;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;Electric axle for hybrid / electric commercial vehicles;1/05/2015;30/09/2015;;"Silexs goal with the project is to increase its turnover, profit and size by innovation, in order to become a medium size enterprise. During the project an 8,5 -9 tons axle will be developed with integrated in-wheel electric motors, for electric/hybrid commercial vehicles (city buses, small trucks distributing products and fork lifts). Currently there are no commercially available axles designed for these vehicles, which is the novelty of the project. Vehicles using available axles, designed for combustion engines are heavier; consume more energy then necessary and contain components (propeller shaft, differential), which can be omitted in another architecture. Using the in-wheel motors ABS, ASR, retarder functions will be solved electronically. The axle will be 30% lighter then available ones, reducing vehicles energy consumption by 6-8%.
Patent search has shown that the key IPs of the project are currently not patented. Technical goal of the project is to develop, test and verify the axle and build it into a test vehicle to start field tests. Systems, based on the new axle will be 2-2500 cheaper then existing solutions. Lower price plus energy saving, i.e. lower operating costs are the two key sales arguments, which meet market demands. According to our preliminary market analyses, assuming 10% market share in the 3 market segments mentioned above, 1500-2000 axles can be sold p.a., which means 15-20 million turnover and 2,5 3,5 million profit. In Phase 1 a detailed Feasibility study will be elaborated, including technical details, project schedule, market analyses and strategy in order to co-fund Phase 2, what we estimate to 650-700 k as total project cost. Feasibility study will conclude to a business plan for different market scenarios. Investment will be evaluated by payback time and ROI. Business plan will comply with accounting standards. The project results a small contribution to increase energy efficiency and improve European competitiveness.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;SILEX IPARI AUTOMATIZALASI ZARTKORUEN MUKODO RESZVENYTARSASAG;HU;;; 196424;671957;DEFLUG;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;Development of Environmentally Friendly Flue Gas Purification Solution;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"The DEFLUG project will develop and commercialise a fully automatic flue gas filtration system for industrial and private customers. MyCapital O in cooperation with its scientific, technical and marketing partners will introduce a very cost-effective and environmentally friendly flue gas purification solution that is based on the companys patented substance.

The substance can be mixed with regular pure water or seawater to form a purification dilution. The cleaning of flue gases is based on chemical reaction by which the flue gases will be purified from harmful substances like NOx, SO2, CO2, particulate matter, etc. The used dilution is completely harmful to humans and the environment. MyCapitals innovative solution eliminates current problems with utilisation of waste filters and polluted water. In addition, the filtration system operates fully automatic and it has significantly lower life-cycle costs than all the alternative solutions at the market.

MyCapitals flue gas filtration systems are in first order commercialised to industrial boiler houses and large shipping vessels. Especially large market potential is seen at shipping industry. Today, of total global air emissions, shipping accounts for 18 to 30 percent of the nitrogen oxide and 9 percent of the sulphur oxides. Air pollution from international shipping accounts approximately for 50,000 premature deaths per year in Europe, at an annual cost to society of more than 58 billion according to recent scientific studies. Besides enhanced emission control of SO2 and NOx, the EU has committed to decrease maritime transport emissions 50% of 2005 levels by 2050. MyCapitals solution main advantage over alternative technologies is that the used dilution can be directed straight into the sea, diminishing the need for costly utilisation of the wastes. The innovation is also easily scalable, being suitable for large variety of ships, other industrial applications and for private households heating systems.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;OSAUHING MY CAPITAL;EE;;; 196497;673280;PROTOCOL;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;New processing technology for colistmethate sodium, leading to improved and cost-effective formulations for pharmaceutical and veterinary markets;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Colistimethate Sodium (CMS hereinafter) is a rapidly bactericidal antimicrobial agent with a significant post-antibiotic effect against multidrug resistant Gram-negative pathogens. CMS represents a reliable alternative for the treatment of life-threatening nosocomial infections but today the market supply of CMS relies on industrial processes based on freeze drying of CMS aqueous solutions. This represents outstanding energetic costs that directly affect the final price of CMS.
CIDQO is an SME founded in 2012 and its PhD staff has a wide expertise and know-how on the development and scaling-up of chemical processes, as well as on custom manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients. CIDQO aims to undertake an innovation project to solve the current limitations of CMS supply, through the industrial validation of a new processing technology based on the combination of ultrafiltration and evaporation coupled to HPLC/LC-MS. The key market opportunity of the new processing technology relies on its ability to deliver a non-pyrogenic and sterile CMS formulation to be commercialized on the Pharmaceutical and Veterinary medicine markets, which will represent several advantages in terms of price and quality compared with the current commercial form.
The overall plan to reach the market needs to be defined in the short term since the innovation process is next to finish. Phase 1 of SME Instrument represents a good opportunity to get the financial support required to perform a thorough market study not only to minimize risks but also to set up a business plan for commercialization. The main objective is to perform a thorough feasibility study to verify the practical and economic viability in Pharmaceutical and Veterinary markets of the CMS form to be delivered by the new processing technology. The actual market chances that can be exploited to maximize the economic returns will be analyzed and a detailed business plan will be developed.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;CIDQO 2012 SL;ES;;; 196431;672081;FanBrake;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;High heat dissipating Brake for heavy duty vehicles through an enabling annular disc Fan effect (FanBrake);1/06/2015;31/10/2015;;"Europes heavy goods vehicle market is a major contributor to the economy with a total production of 616,000 vehicles at a market value of 61 billion and 241,000 new registrations per year (2013). Hence, it is expected that safety of the people, goods and vehicles involved is critical. Yet, in 2011, HGVs and Lorries accounted for 1,317 fatalities, most of which were drivers.
A major factor contributing to the poor safety record of HGVs is the limited ability of their brakes to remove heat at a sufficient rate to avoid brake fade, a condition where the thermal capacity of the brake has been exceeded and the brake operates at reduced effectiveness or failure.
FanBrake aims to address these limitations through a the development of a high heat dissipating brake that will remove heat at a faster rate than brakes that are currently used, thereby improving the safety performance of HGVs.
The result of the proposed project has the potential to significantly improve safety, provide light weighting benefits and reduce cost through reduced number of brakes installed and component replacements in HGVs. Other potential applications for FanBrake include rail and construction vehicles.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;FENNACO LTD;UK;;; 196515;673563;ENAMISS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.6.";Space-SME-2014-1;H2020;ENAMISS - Energetic Neutral Atoms Monitor on the International Space Station;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"In the frame of space weather science, a systematic monitoring of the geomagnetic activity in the inner magnetosphere plays an important role in the field of telecommunication and navigation satellite systems safety as well as safety on materials and employers within flight routes at polar latitudes. A consolidated technique for remote sensing of plasma circulation relies on Energetic Neutral Atoms (ENA) observations. However, up-to-now only dedicated mission in polar orbit collected ENA imaging, whereas continuous ENA monitoring from low altitudes is a missing task; therefore our proposal aims to develop an ENA instrument on board the International Space Station (ISS) since its peculiar orbit would allow wide-field ENA images. In this context, the Italian Space Agency agreed to provide support for what concerns the instrument allocation on the launch vehicle and its accommodation outside the ISS.
Primary goal of this phase 1 study is elaborating a business plan verifying the technological feasibility as well as the economic viability for realization of the first prototype of an ENA imager (ENAMISS), with the opportunity for the SME consortium to transfer existing knowledge into innovative solutions able to grow performance and also to establish expertise in ENA sensors where the heritage is mostly in the USA.
The main business purpose collocates in the idea to application frame creating a new standard of atomic cameras, offering the possibility to supply a user alert service (also with dedicated smartphone App) to mitigate the geomagnetic storms effects. Envisaged key markets are the space and navigation one.
The innovation of the project is mainly related to exploitation of the ISS as platform for ENA monitoring to provide an European-leaded service for Space Weather studies and related activities with the twofold benefits for the SME consortium to acquire heritage in this field and a preferential position in Europe and in the world.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;KAYSER ITALIA SRL;IT;AMDL SRL;IT; 196378;666100;EVIDENT;SIGNED;H2020-EU.3.1.;Health;H2020;Ebola Virus Disease - correlates of protection, determinants of outcome, and clinical management;1/11/2014;31/10/2016;;"The Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic in West Africa is not under control. This proposal has immediate, mid-term and long-term objectives to combat the current and future EVD epidemics. Objectives with immediate impact are: (i) Providing key information needed to implement efficient convalescent plasma treatment and a toolkit to determine the suitability of plasma for treatment; (ii) Providing key information needed to estimate the efficacy of experimental vaccines, including correlates of protection at T cell level; (iii) Improving supportive treatment of patients and reducing hospital case fatality rate by providing information on biomarkers and relevant co-infections; (iv) Monitoring development of mutations in Ebola virus (EBOV) genomes during the epidemic and enhancing our preparedness to determine the relevance of these changes in experimental systems; and (v) Protecting health care workers and communities by providing information on virus shedding in body fluids and estimation of infectiousness in various stages of EVD. Objectives with mid to long-term impact are: (i) Provide information on pathophysiological changes and immunological determinants to infer new immunotherapeutic strategies for treatment of EVD; and (ii) Strengthening cooperation of biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) facilities and building a pan-European research area in the field of highly pathogenic viruses as envisaged in the European Research Infrastructure on Highly Pathogenic Agents project. The concept of EVIDENT is to scientifically exploit specimens collected from EVD patients during outbreak response and field research. We will use state-of-the-art methodologies within the EU BSL-4 facilities to gather new and outbreak-relevant knowledge on B and T cell immunology, biomarkers, virus evolution, virulence determinants, and transmission of EBOV. The consortium contributes to the outbreak response since March 2014 and is competent to implement a project in the outbreak area.";1759325,25;1759325,25;H2020-Adhoc-2014-20;RIA;BERNHARD-NOCHT-INSTITUT FUER TROPENMEDIZIN;DE;"EUROPEAN RESEARCH AND PROJECT OFFICE GMBH;ARTSEN ZONDER GRENZEN (MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES NEDERLAND) VERENIGING;BUNDESMINISTERIUM DER VERTEIDIGUNG;INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE;Department of Health;ROBERT KOCH-INSTITUT;ISTITUTO NAZIONALE PER LE MALATTIEINFETTIVE LAZZARO SPALLANZANI-ISTITUTO DI RICOVERO E CURA A CARATTERESCIENTIFICO;UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI;PHILIPPS UNIVERSITAET MARBURG;ORSZAGOS EPIDEMIOLOGIAI KOZPONT";"DE;NL;FR;UK;IT;SI;HU"; 196430;672077;Libralato;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;"Libralato rotary engine; a game-change for cost competitive gasoline engines and plug-in hybrid cars.";1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"The Libralato engine is the worlds first one stroke rotary Atkinson cycle engine, completing all of the engine phases in parallel in each rotation. It has a completely new thermodynamic cycle which is predicted to achieve around 40% efficiency using gasoline. This is achieved because of its asymmetrical expansion and compression volumes and because it does not need to convert the reciprocating motion of pistons into the rotational motion of the output shaft. The Libralato engine has only four principal moving parts: two rotors fixed by their own bearing, connected by a sliding vane and a rotating exhaust. It has no need for conventional cylinders, pistons, con-rods, crankshafts, valve trains and cam shafts. The engine is tuned for lean burn combustion, with high and constant levels of torque, very low vibration and very low exhaust temperature and noise reducing fuel consumption by two thirds and CO2 emissions by 50%.
The proposed innovation project intends to; demonstrate and validate the performance of the engine in an operational environment; run a fully operation commercial pilot with fleet test; industrialisation of Libralato engine for high volume production; scaling of production capability for up to 20k units.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;LIBRALATO LTD;UK;ENGINE DEVELOPMENTS LTD;UK; 196517;673601;Elistair;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Bringing unlimited autonomy to Civilian Drones : PULSE, an Intelligent Tethered Power Supply.;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Drone operators are suffering from a major weakness of this technology : autonomy. The average time of flight is around 15 minutes, which reduces considerably the productivity and the potential applications of unmanned aerial vehicles. Our company Elistair brings unlimited autonomy to civilian drones. We design and manufacture tethered power supply for drones.

Our project is to develop the first intelligent tethered power supply system for civilian drones : compatible with 95% of civilians multicopter drones, it will bring unlimited power from the ground station to drones through a extremely lightweight micro-tether. This tether will also include secured and unjammable high speed data transfer. The data will be displayed and processed in real-time thanks to a computer at the ground station. Thanks to this tether, the drone is not considered as a drone by civil aviation laws (secured operations).

We target three applications : structural inspections, aerial surveillance (response forces, firemen etc...), aerial broadcasting for live events, and telecommunications.

The objectives of our innovation project are:
to assess the commercial and technical feasibility for our tethered system PULSE.
to define the utmost performing solution and new technical design of the tether power supply system, with the inclusion of the data transfer function.
to lead an intellectual property study in order to define an IP strategy. This will help us to address foreign markets.
to rapidly prototype the final system.

Our company is located in Lyon and we are a team of five (mostly engineers). We are currently prototyping and are working with industrial beta testers (Thals, Bouygues Energie et Services, Euronews, Red Bird...). Our first prototype is focused on the power transmission.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ELISTAIR;FR;;; 196391;666435;DEVULC;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014;H2020;Novel Devulcanization Machine for Industrial and Tyre Rubber Recycling;1/04/2015;31/03/2017;;"DEVULC is a novel rubber recycling technology based on a cost-effective devulcanization process which uses supercritical CO2 instead of chemical solvents banned by the REACH directive. DEVULC can reclaim valuable manufacturing scrap such as tyre rubber crumb, EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer), and Silicone rubber, and it can deal with spent and used rubber materials (rubber seals, used tyres, etc.) that are sufficiently clean, and with waste (scrap cut-off) when new rubber products are manufactured create a new 100% recycled material: DEVULC TPV.
The process is socially responsible, environmentally sustainable and economically viable. No chemical solvents are used, devulcanization takes 1 min, and there is a 99% crumb conservation. DEVULC TPV is a versatile material that can be engineered to provide a range of properties. It has a consistent quality and can be incorporated in up to 25% content for the production of new rubber products.
DEVULC will positively impact the industrial rubber and the tyre rubber markets. It will develop a recycling method which complies with the environmental standards imposed in the EU. It results in a recycled material fully compliant with the restrictive standards for automotive industry.
It will impact large rubber manufacturers which will built inside their installations a DEVULC recycling plant working in continuous with the rubber production chain for the recycling of the scrap cut-offs. The recycled material could be entyrely used by this large company.
Plants located near a pole of rubber producers, to jointly manage all residues, can benefit from the scale-size effect. Technically, different lines could be operated for different rubber types. Finally, waste sorting plants could benefit from a DEVULC plant built in their facilities. With this installations, rubber cemeteries could become sources of recycled rubber, turning rubber waste management into an economically profitable activity.";2425337,5;1697736,25;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;PHENIX-TECHNOLOGIES;FR;;; 196503;673416;SWeetLight;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Suturing with Light;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"'The proponents aim to establish an international leading company in the field of innovative medical devices for laser eye surgery, keratoplasty in particular (cornea transplantation): the objective is to become pioneers in the field of ophthalmic surgery with a novel surgical technique of cornea laser welding for keratoplasty called SWeetLight (suturing with light). The specific aim is realise a medical device able to:
improve the quality and the overall precision of the keratoplasty,
standardize the surgical treatment by enhancing surgeon skills using robotic platform adopting collaborative control system to optimize the welding task of corneal wounds,
strongly reduce the risk of rejection and also of astigmatism, also respecting and preserving the donors cornea,
reduce the duration of the post-hospitalization phase: faster and safer visual recovery (fast back to work),
reduce the dependency of the intervention from the surgeon skills.
From business point of view the objective is to reach the Break Even Point (BEP) at the end of year #2, and a value of revenues of 4 million at the end of year #5.'";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;EKYMED SPA*;IT;FASTENICA SRL;IT; 196390;666425;ECO-SILENTWOOD;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014;H2020;Cost competitive eco-friendly and acoustic wooden doors for indoor applications;1/05/2015;30/04/2017;;"Windows and doors are key components to ensure the noise insulation of a room. Some sectors, looks for noise reduction solutions in indoor doors, in order to ensure the comfort. That is the case of (a) Medical applications: 35dBA of S.R.I. would cover most of customer and regulatory demands; (b) Hotel door applications (customers demands 34dBA); Dwelling entrances (customers demand over 35-38dB). We are going to define the exploitation strategies to ensure a 5% market share of the European doors market for dwelling building, education and sanitation centres by year 5, with a total cumulated turnover of 23.8 million.
To meet this goal we wil launch a a product that ensures 37 dBA for doors, with a maximum thickness of 45 mm and maximum wight of 70kg.. Current prototypes of our technology reach even 42 dBA of SRI. Our wood door is fire resistance at EI30 (meaning the door can keep its integrity at least 30 minutes in case of fire) with a maximum door thickness of 45 mm and a maximum weight of 70 kg.
Besides, and looking for complying with national eco-bales, our doors are based on eco-friendly materials: (a) wood wool instead of rock wool, (b) 100% recycled acoustic underlay manufactured from a combination of cork granules and rubber crumb or by a wood fibre and cork material instead of promasound and (c) recycled plastic/wood composite (instead of plastic/wood composite). This will give us access to a new market nice: the green building sector.
To be unique in the market, our door must ensure a cost under 650 , therefore we will establish a LEAN manufacturing strategy that will allow for a15% cost reduction with respect to the SILENTWOOD proposed solution (actual prices is around 800 to 900 per door).";1881186,5;1316829,95;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;PADO-ELEMENTEBAU HOLZ- UND KUNSTSTOFF GMBH;DE;"LUALDI SPA;MELU, mizarstvo, d.o.o.";"IT;SI"; 196462;672638;XER-HSA;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Engineered materials scale-up at industrial level for highest energy density ultracapacitors;1/06/2015;30/11/2015;;"The current proposal aims to analyze the feasibility of the Xerolutions S.L. business project, which is focus on mobile energy sources, in particular on the electrochemical energy storage systems, also known as super-capacitor (SC) or ultra-capacitor (UC). Electrochemical energy storage systems will constitute an essential element in the development of sustainable energy technologies, considering that the SCs can deliver energy quickly, can be recharged in seconds, and can withstand cold temperatures, shocks or vibrations. They also contain earth-abundant and nontoxic materials, so they are much environmentally friendly than today's batteries are. However, to take advantage of all opportunities that market offers, it is necessary that some technical capabilities of the SCs improve. While the currently available energy density is acceptable for applications such as emergency doors, memory backup and so on, limited energy density is widely perceived as the main impediment to growth of its sustainable energy applications. Therefore, much research and development has focussed on increasing SCs energy density at assumable price.
Xerolutions designs and manufactures engineered carbon porous materials for SCs. Our Technology Platform controls the porosity structure adapting the size of pores for electrolytes ions dimensions to ensure high capacitance values and good charge propagations, especially at high loads. In this way Xerolutions materials achieve to increase the energy density of SCs while maintaining their high power capability, therefore the total device cost per unit of energy stored is reduced. Xerolutions has developed XER-HSA products range that is formed by open porosity carbons materials especially suitable to SCs which use different types of electrolytes. At present, Xerolutions has a plant with a production capacity in-batch of about a few kilos per day, so we would need to scale up the process and to automate each production step.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;XEROLUTIONS SL;ES;;; 196409;666788;EBMPerform;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014;H2020;High-quality, high-speed EBM 3D printing by the integration of high-performance electron sources;1/08/2015;31/07/2017;;"Background:
Production of high integrity components in Europe must use smart manufacturing methods to be efficient in use of scarce materials and other resources, and must ensure its environmental impact is minimised. Advanced manufacturing techniques, such as metal powder bed 3D printing, can ensure that production of aerospace parts is carried out with resource efficiency. However, such techniques are today struggling with technical and reliability consistency for use in production. Arcam is a Swedish SME who uniquely design and supply electron beam additive manufacturing (EBM) machines.

The aim of this work is to overcome key obstacles concerning future requirements for EBM 3D printing for production of aerospace parts through the integration of two enabling technologies. The work will develop and integrate a novel plasma cathode electron source with an EBM machine focusing on realising the enhanced capabilities of low maintenance, consistent manufacturing performance and higher productivity. Also, development and integration of an array probe device will provide quantified quality assurance of machine manufacturing readiness. The key research challenges will be the design of the electron source and optics and the development of new build procedures making best use of the new source.

Expected Results
The verified design of a plasma cathode electron source will enable high integrity 3D printing of metal parts. Arcam will supply equipment with this technology to large industrial companies for efficient production of parts. The equipment will enable the wider adoption of EBM leading to efficient use of materials particularly strategic titanium alloys and nickel based super alloys at first. Increased equipment sales are expected to boost Arcams growth over the next 5-10 years leading to faster adoption of 3D printing for large scale production. The results will be disseminated to existing and potential end-user clients in aerospace and other sectors.";2394400;1648035;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;ARCAM AB;SE;;; 196479;672881;GT WHR system;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;Green Turbine WHR System;1/06/2015;30/11/2015;;A Waste Heat Recovery System that converts flue gasses of a diesel-, gas- or fuel cell engine into electricity.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;BEPART BV;NL;;; 196459;672619;MAP-Detector;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Development of a novel low dose, high resolution, high contrast X-ray detector for medical applications to improve patient diagnoses and reduce the risk of X-radiation induced cancer;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"X-ray imaging is a valuable medical diagnostic technique, accounting for 47% of the medical imaging market in 2011. However, current X-ray detection technology exposes patients to increased risk of developing cancer with research in 13 developing countries showing that exposure to X-ray detection technology accounted for 06% to 18% of the cancer cases. X-ray detector manufacturers are thus keenly seeking technology that would reduce radiation exposure (dose) to patients whilst offering superior material discrimination for earlier detection and treatment of clinical cases.
As IBEX, we have developed and patented an innovative X-ray detection technology incorporating our unique Multi Absorption Plate (MAP). Our technology significantly surpasses current solutions based on cadmium telluride (CdTe) as it offers potential dose reduction of >50% plus enhanced materials discrimination. MAP-Detector offers a disruptive X-ray detector that will leverage the MAP technology in both retrofitted and new build X-ray detectors for medical applications.
The global medical diagnostic imaging market is expected to grow from 21.4bn in 2012 to 27.4bn by 2017, with X-ray and CT imaging equipment having a 50%/13.1bn share in 2017. Within this segment, the X-ray imaging detector market is estimated at 2.0bn. Our technology will be compatible with the leading X-ray inspection systems creating significant market potential. Our initial target segments within the medical industry are fluoroscopy and mammography with dosage reduction being far more important for the former and materials discrimination an essential requirement for the latter.
In Phase 1 we will thoroughly analyse the market to more clearly define our route to market and requirements for rapid market uptake. This will culminate in the drafting of a more detailed operational business plan.
In Phase 2 we intend to conduct clinical trials and achieve certification for our technology in preparation for market introduction.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;IBEX INNOVATIONS LTD;UK;;; 196363;665651;HYMEDNA;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;Hypermethylated DNA detection using NanoGaps;1/10/2015;30/09/2016;;"HYMEDNA prepares commercialization of very sensitive point-of-care biosensors for early-stage cancer detection based on the electrical detection of hypermethylated DNA (hmDNA) inside nanogaps.
Only recently the awareness has risen that local hypermethylation of DNA provides a generic marker for a wide range of cancers. A robust, simple and cheap method for detecting hmDNA at low concentrations in blood, urine or faeces would be a major step forward in the early-stage detection of cancer. Existing hmDNA detection relies on fluorescent read-out, which requires dedicated laboratory handling.
Our technology is based on electrodes separated by a tunable nanogap. hmDNA is trapped and highly concentrated in between the electrodes using methyl binding domain (MBD) proteins. MBD binds specifically to methylated CpG sequences and thus provides the direct recognition of the targeted methylated moieties, contrasting existing DNA detection methods which commonly employ DNA (or PNA) oligos and rely on sequence specificity. After target binding, the conductivity of the trapped hmDNA is enhanced, for which we provide alternative routes. The detection step is formed by a simple measurement of the electrical conduction between the electrodes. As our detection scheme relies on completely turning on the conduction instead of only modulating it (as in other electrical detection schemes), an exceptionally high sensitivity is expected. As the most competitive advantages we identify (1) high selectivity (specific chemistry) and sensitivity (on-off effect), (2) simple, scalable device concept, (3) robustness against environment, (4) small size (allowing for implementation in a bioassay device for multiple target molecules), and (5) low cost price.";149578,75;149578,75;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE;NL;;; 196392;666449;CarNet;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014;H2020;Rapid Data Communication Network for Connected Cars;1/04/2015;31/03/2018;;"Demand for data in cars has grown at a rapid rate. Connected cars now want to communicate between the different areas of the car to understand the status of the car, the environment around it and then communicate this information to the driver. Many Advanced Driver Assisted System applications wish to make use of this data to support the driver to drive safely and to save lives.

However, current in-car data communications networks cannot supply this day in a fast, reliable way so that it can be used. The physical environment of the car is challenging, with vibrations, heat and Electro Magnetic interference all meaning that traditional communications networks are unsuitable. They are also not capable of reaching above speeds of 150Mbps, meaning all information is too slow to be useful.

KDPOF has developed and patented a breakthrough low-cost technology which allows data transmission at rates of up to 1Gbps. Furthermore, as this technology uses Plastic Optical Fiber, it overcomes all the challenges of the in-car environment. KDPOF have recently launched this product for the consumer and professional markets.

The CarNet project aims to support KDPOF to adjust, test and demonstrate the benefits of KDPOFs Giga technology to the Automotive market. As this market is complex, with a long product development process, the CarNet project will also look to understand fully the business strategy to ensure that the products commercial potential is maximized and to ensure that KDPOF is at the forefront of developing the standards that will shape the future in-car data communications market.

As a result of this project, KDPOF will grow considerably, doubling their employees by five years after the project and earning a return on investment of over 80%. It will also reduce the costs of in-car data communication networks and improve the competitiveness of the European Automobile sector in general, and the in-car data and ADAS sector in particular.";1917731;1342411,7;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT FOR POF SL;ES;;; 196500;673383;PREKIND;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;PreEclampsia diagnosis by Early Kidney Injury Detection;1/05/2015;31/07/2015;;"Health Challenge:
PreEclampsia (PE) claims the lives of 75,000 women annually and the 6,000,000\ surviving mothers will have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease for the rest of their life. PE accounts for over 500,000 infant deaths worldwide every year1; and for the millions of babies that survive, they too will go on to have increased risk of a variety of health issues. PE is a syndrome that develops during pregnancy but presents no clinical symptoms during most of the pregnancy and is therefore currently complex to diagnose.

Business Challenge:
With an annual spend of over 31Billion in direct costs in the developed world alone, the provision of antenatal care to pregnant women has a significant impact on health care budgets; dealing with the immediate consequences of PE form an important contribution to this cost. The Preelampsia foundation ( estimates the annual cost of PE is more than $7billion in the US.

InformBio Business Innovation:
InformBio (IB) has licensed pioneering research by Dr.Vesna Garovic of the Mayo Clinic, USA. The technology has identified podocyte specific biomarkers in urine that indicate ongoing renal damage and which allow for a sub-clinical diagnosis for PE. The key biomarker, podocin, has demonstrated exceptional sensitivity and specificity and can diagnose the disease up to 3 months before clinical symptoms emerge3. InformBio are currently working to develop flow cytometry and research use only (RUO) ELISA assays for the biomarker.
InformBios ambition is to be the world leader in early pregnancy prognostic tests, offering the most innovative, cost effective solutions to predict pregnancy complications.

Phase 1 proposal:
To conduct a feasibility study to support the development of a detailed business plan for the introduction of a PE diagnostic test.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;INFORM BIOSCIENCE LIMITED;IE;;; 196478;672869;Ecosheet-PRO;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;An Environmentally-Friendly Alternative to Plywood made from Co-mingled Waste Plastic;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"At present, 50% of all EU plastic waste still ends up in landfill. This is in spite of the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) target of Zero Plastic to Landfill 2020 to help Europe achieve the targets of Council Directive 1999/31/EC of halving landfill waste from 1995 figures. Unfortunately, the majority of plastic waste within the EU are in the co-mingled contaminated category which are notoriously difficult to separate or recycle. Furthermore, also polluting EU landfills is end of life plywood. More than 300k tonnes of plywood waste is generated yearly most of which end up in landfill. Plywood contains toxic resins, adhesives which leach into the soil and are damaging to the environment.

The aim of this innovation project is to bring to technology maturity and market readiness an environmentally friendly, cost effective, alternative to plywood made from low grade mixed-plastic waste, specifically for the construction industry. By so doing, we will cut down on the global demand for plywood (3 million m3 in 2013 in Europe alone -, and thereby stem the tide of global deforestation. At the same time will will divert a problematic waste stream (co-mingled, mixed plastic waste) from landfill and transform it into a valuable feedstock for added value products.

At Environmental Technology Evolution Limited, (ETE) we have a strong ambition to continue to lead the industry by developing and commercialising a much improved version of our already multi award winning Ecosheet (the previous generation of proposed product).

Ecosheet-PRO will meet the construction industrys need for an environmentally friendly alternative to plywood. The ability to be recycled at end of life makes Ecosheet-PRO unique. This project would re-define a 9bn global plywood market and help Europe meet its plastic recycling targets. Ecosheet-PRO is expected to create 120 jobs and generate annual revenue of over 77.1m, 6 years post project completion.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY EVOLUTION LTD;UK;;; 196501;673403;WORLDTIMING;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.6.";Space-SME-2014-1;H2020;ULTRA ACCURATE WORLD TIMING SERVICES;1/06/2015;30/11/2015;;"The project aims at distributing ultra-accurate and traceable timing through optical fibres. The goal is to provide traceable, accurate and cost-effective timing information for the Galileo Time System and for customers requiring highly dependable distributed synchronization applications. The target customers include government authorities as European Galileo Agency (for the Galileo surface segment) and customers in Telecom, Smart-Grid, stock market (high frequency trading) and highly accurate positioning markets (conventionally dependent on satellite signals). The use of terrestrial timing distribution allows National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) in charge of Galileo Time Validation Facility to compare their clocks and steer to UTC, maximizing the traceability of Galileo System Time and enhancing its accuracy. In addition, this allows deploying a terrestrial time network for industrial applications, traceable with respect to UTC and Galileo, robust against satellite signal vulnerability problems and providing redundant time services for critical infrastructures.

This is possible with the emergent White Rabbit (WR) solution which is a sub-nanosecond accurate timing technology originally born at CERN for scientific facilities. WR is an extension of the standard Ethernet based on time distribution standards. As an extension of Ethernet, it can be easily integrated with existing communication networks at negligible bandwidth cost and can distribute time and frequency signals with 100 ps accuracy over distances longer than 1000 Km.

The purpose of this project is to confirm a business plan and develop in detail an appropriate strategy to penetrate the market. This includes a proper market analysis (existing markets and emergent applications), partnership strategies and concrete commercialization plan for those sectors. In phase 1, we will focus on exploring the specific characteristics of different potential customers and final application sectors.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;SEVEN SOLUTIONS SL;ES;;; 196502;673405;XPRESSO;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Breakthrough gene expression search engine for cost reduction and significantly increased use of open data in drug discovery.;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;Breakthrough gene expression search engine for cost reduction and significantly increased use of open data in drug discovery. We are putting the power of genetic data analytics into the cloud and providing this as an easy to access service to biologists via a search engine. The challenge today is that as the field of sequencing is developing at a rapid pace and the amount of genetic data is exploding, nobody really can analyze all that data and pull it up when needed for making informed decision in the field of drug development and life science research. We are seizing this business opportunity through our competitive edge by creating an easily usable cloud-based gene expression search engine on top of publicly available datasets that have been analyzed and indexed by our advanced algorithms. This allows for providing unexpected discoveries in the field of drug discovery at a significantly reduced rate and insight, which has not been possible before.?;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY GROUP OU;EE;;; 196464;672653;ProTreaT;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENT OF THE GREEN ProTreaT TECHNOLOGY FOR PROTEIN-BASED, NATURAL REMOVAL OF HEAVY METALS FROM WATER AND WASTEWATER;1/06/2015;31/03/2016;;ProTreaT is a 100% natural, cost-effective, resource efficient, multi-purpose and multi-beneficial solution for the removal of heavy metals from water, simultaneously benefitting environmental, social and economic objectives. The innovation of ProTreaT lies in the use of fish-derived proteins to thoroughly remove HM and other pollutants, such as bacteria and viruses, from primary water (i.e. suitable for human consumption and/or suitable for agriculture/breeding) and from industrial process and wastewater, and, therefore, from the food-chain.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;SACECCAV SPA;IT;;; 196348;665607;HITCHIPDIAG;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;Rapid and Inexpensive Diagnosis of Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia Using Glycan Arrays Containing Synthetic Glycosaminoglycans;1/04/2015;30/09/2016;;"Rapid and Inexpensive Diagnosis of Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia Using Glycan Arrays Containing Synthetic Glycosaminoglycans
Heparin, a complex glycosaminoglycan (GAG) carbohydrate, is the most commonly used anticoagulant. Twelve million patients in the EU are treated annually for conditions including acute coronary syndrome, deep-vein thrombosis and cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a dangerous adverse side effect of heparin administration. HIT-II develops after major surgery or dialysis and results in infarction, multi-organ failure and 20% mortality. In Europe 100,000 patients develop HIT-II annually.
Currently, two HIT-II diagnostics are available. The HIPA and MAIPA tests detect antibodies against a complex of heparin and platelet factor 4 but suffer from low diagnostic specificity and accuracy. Faster, more reliable and cheaper methods to diagnose complications after administration of heparin are needed to improve patient wellbeing and reduce costs.
The ERC Advanced grant AUTOHEPARIN yielded an instrument for the automated assembly of defined oligosaccharides. GAG glycan microarrays were produced by printing GAG oligosaccharides onto surfaces and used to screen patient blood. Specific glycan markers of high diagnostic value were discovered to detected HIT-II within minutes and reliabilities well above existing tests.
The overall goal of the project is to establish the business model for a company that will focus on the production of GAG glycan arrays as HIT diagnostic. Specific activities include: 1) Development of standard protocols to detect HIT-II using GAG glycan microarray; 2) Plan and cost structure for GAG arrays production; 3) Analysis of the IP space and development of an IP strategy; 4) Evaluate potential markets and establish basis for commercial discussion with potential customers; 5) Prepare business plan for discussions with investors; 6) Incorporate company to commercialize GAG arrays as HIT diagnostic";147094;147094;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV;DE;;; 196463;672641;ADHESION;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.4.";BIOTEC-5a-2014-1;H2020;Development of new biotech AdvanceD materials based on Hyaluronic acid and nanoparticlEs to prevent Surgical adhesIons and pOst surgical infectionNs;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"The aim of the ADHESION Project is to strengthen the anti-adhesion and anti-bacterial characteristics of a NOVAGENIT proprietary product (DAC), by tuning and validating a new more competitive solution targeted to the orthopaedic and cardiovascular surgery. NOVAGENIT will take the opportunity to expand its own business in the anti-adhesion market by taking advantage of the intrinsic barrier effect of the DAC hydrogel. A new formulation of the DAC product will add an anti-bacterial power to the anti-fouling/anti-adhesion intrinsic action. This could be due to a combination of silver nano-particles and to Vitamin C added to the derivatized hyaluronan based gel original formulation. The new formulation, comprising a lyophilized membrane, will increase the usability for the end user, and will prolong the shelf life of the biotech, advanced material product.NOVAGENIT intends to address both the adhesion and infection issues, as it is a complete novelty in the market of anti-adhesion products. Specifically the business opportunity consists in the combination of the three key product features (anti-fouling, antibiotic and usability) into a novel product not yet market available, and to target two surgery markets (cardiovascular and orthopaedic ones) in order to generate the appropriate return on the investment.
This phase 1 consists in the feasibility study devoted to assess the economic/technological viability of the innovative idea and to generate its business plan. It will be followed by a phase 2 where the product will be industrialized and make ready for sales through a targeted marketing plan. The envisaged advantage for the European Health-care system from the results of the ADHESION Project is to spare the costs of re-interventions, both for the post-surgical adhesions (about 2 billion Euros/year), and the post-surgical infections (about 3 to 5 billion Euros/year). Future opportunities of this product on different markets will be exploited.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;NOVAGENIT SRL;IT;;; 196444;672444;CLINISC;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Clinical validation of pCO2 sensor system for ischemia detection;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Sensocure has developed and patented an innovative biomedical CO2 sensor (IscAlert) designed for the earliest possible detection of ischemia. Ischemia is a condition where the cells do not get enough oxygen to survive because of inadequate blood supply. Ischemia occurs in the form of myocardial infarction, stroke or complications after operations and accidents, and is considered the most common disease and cause of death in the Western world.
This novel mass-manufacturable biosensor for ischemia detection will make an important contribution to improved medical care for the population. The long-term aim is to reduce morbidity and mortality, and thereby cost of care, for ischemia related diseases. It fits well into current medical practice by giving improved patient outcome and therefore substantially reduces healthcare costs by lowering the need for e.g. intensive care.
The feasibility study will be used to plan the clinical testing of the IscAlert sensor on human patients. Clinical testing will be organized in cooperation with Oslo University Hospital and up to five European hospitals. During the feasibility study Sensocure will establish the legal framework needed for the clinical testing. The result of this work will be a detailed clinical test plan describing the kind of surgery to be undertaken, the clinics to be used, the number and kind of human patients to be addressed, the legal approval procedures and a time schedule for the said tests.
The business plan to be elaborated in the feasibility study will define the various market segments and define pros and cons for using specific markets for the launch of the IscAlert product. The initial markets will be identified through the networks of hospitals involved in the above clinical tests. Following these introductory markets a network of European distributors will be established. The distributors will be identified among medical diagnostic equipment suppliers.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;SENSOCURE AS;NO;;; 196375;666085;EbolaVac;SIGNED;H2020-EU.3.1.;Health;H2020;Development of a Chimpanzee Adenovirus Type 3 Ebolavirus Zaire Vaccine;7/10/2014;6/10/2017;;"The first Ebolavirus Zaire (EBOV) outbreak of 2014 was declared on 22 March in Guinea. As of 30 September 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports the total number of cases in the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa at 7470, with 3431 deaths. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the number of cases is currently doubling every 20 days and estimates the true number of cases at 2.5 times higher than that reported. Countries that have been affected are Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Ten percent of fatalities have occurred among front line health care workers attempting to contain the epidemic. On 7 August 2014, the WHO requested that GSK fully engage in WHO-coordinated efforts to test, license and make available safe and effective Ebola interventions to assist in the control of the outbreak.
Taking into account the early stage of development, EbolaVac seeks to accelerate the clinical development of the GSK chimpanzee adenovirus type 3 Ebolavirus Zaire (ChAd3-EBO Z) vaccine candidate to make the vaccine available to frontline health care workers at risk and to be used in the containment of EBOV outbreaks.
The project specifically aims to: (i) complete Phase 1 development of the ChAd3-EBO Z vaccine by supporting a clinical study conducted in Lausanne, Switzerland (WP2); (ii) evaluate the ChAd3-EBO Z vaccine in Phase 2 testing on adults and children at established clinical study centers in West Africa outside the current most heavily affected countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia (WP3); (iii) investigate immunological effects of vaccination and the effect of booster vaccination (WP4) and (iv) centrally manage and analyse clinical study data (WP5).
Besides using an innovative vaccine technology, much of the innovation of this program will reside in its capacity to implement vaccine evaluation under significant time pressure and complex logistical challenges while maintaining appropriate quality standards.";22055090,88;15153216;H2020-Adhoc-2014-20;RIA;GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals S.A;BE;"THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD;CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE VAUDOIS;BERNHARD-NOCHT-INSTITUT FUER TROPENMEDIZIN";"UK;CH;DE"; 196447;672467;CLAYMBAR;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;Injected Moulded barriers for cost effective food packaging;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Our company, MPG Manifattura Plastica S.p.A., is a well-established Italian company (15M turnover), specialised in thermoformed and injected packaging for food industry (e.g. ice-cream, powedered food, cheese). With more than 30 years experience, our philosophy is to sell not only a product but a complete service to our customers (Heinz, Nestl, Unilever). For this purpose, our R&D team keeps developing new products to better satisfy the clients requirements.
This has led us to the development of CLAYMBAR, a new nanoclay-polymer based container, produced by injection moulding, designed to address our customers needs in terms of price, shelf stability and life.
By offering our customers the needed packaging solutions to increase their competitivity and accelerate their growth -, we will broaden our product portfolio of thermoformed and injected moulded rigid plastics (\49% of turnover after 5 years). Our partner, Color System S.P.A., is one of the leading companies in the production of masterbatches. Our partnership with CS has been develop through several industrial projects as a masterbatches provider and they will consolidate their commercial relationship with us through the CLAYMBAR project being the main partner as masterbatch supplier, multiplying by 3 their revenues by 2022.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;M.P.G. MANIFATTURA PLASTICA SPA;IT;COLOR SYSTEM SPA;IT; 196416;671741;ETA4B;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Energy Trusted Advisor for Buildings;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"ETA4B (Energy Trusted Advisor for Buildings) project promotes the development of an embedded energy optimization system collaborating with existing devices, providing citizens with innovative applications and services in the field of energy efficiency of buildings, making home more smart.
The solution includes a multi-protocol electronic unit to be easily installed in houses and small buildings, providing an open-framework web-based platform with energy-related data flow for supporting the decision making process for end users. Benefits for users are in terms of energy saving (cheaper bills), CO2 emissions reduction and, for the ones being prosumers (energy users that also produce energy in their buildings), low production costs and higher profits. For Tera Srl, the challenge is to enter in the energy efficiency market thus enhancing companys profitability. The main customers will be prosumers, addressed through an innovative commercial approach, based on web applications managed by skilled companies selling a modular and scalable service, rather than a device that will be introduced in the energy efficiency market for small buildings. Strong innovation also lies in the combination of automatic SW updating capability at front-end (no needs for maintenance and ease of use) and powerful reasoning engines at back-end. These SW engines are based on energy-model calculations and big-data like algorithms, running both on private and public data-base (open-data), delivering customized performance indexes to the users.
To demonstrate the feasibility of ETA4B, Phase 1 activities will focus on specific components such as target market, partner search, value proposition, compliance to cutting-edge standards and development platforms, financial sustainability and business model. ETA4B responds to EU challenges concerning the market uptake of a sustainable solution, a new system for energy efficiency in buildings, seizing the European and global markets.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;TERA SRL;IT;;; 196485;672962;MICROBAT;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Wireless devices for smart energy management systems;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"There is a growing need for smart energy-efficient homes, offices and industrial plants, and this need is increasingly being supported by legislation. Hence there is a growing market for technologies to enable this, through the deployment of smart metering as well as intelligent heating, ventilation, lighting, and monitoring control systems. To address this market, a new class of low-power wireless protocols has been developed for the automation and control of the above systems.
To date, wireless home and building automation systems that employ such protocols have seen limited adoption, despite the technology being widely available, mainly because conventional semiconductor radio architectures are unable to fulfill the market need of whole-house coverage and ultra-low power consumption while using inexpensive semiconductor technology.
Cascoda's patented technology is unique in that it delivers standards-based radio communication with whole-house coverage, high data-link reliability and ultra-low power consumption, while using inexpensive CMOS semiconductor technology.
The objective of this project is to investigate the best fit for Cascodas technology with manufacturers energy management systems, and to develop an appropriate customer evaluation kit and a high-level protocol stack for the target application. Together, these items will form a solution with which such manufacturers can quickly and easily integrate Cascodas technology.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;CASCODA LIMITED;UK;;; 196488;673072;PANOSTICS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;The AA2-Ratio: A Novel Diagnostic Biomarker for Primary Aldosteronism;1/04/2015;31/08/2015;;"PANOSTICS comprises the validation and clinical implementation of a versatile and cost effective diagnostic blood test for the detection of primary aldosteronism (PA) among hypertensive patients. The Aldosterone-to-Angiotensin II-Ratio (AA2-Ratio) is a mass spectrometry based diagnostic biomarker for PA. We are planning to sell this diagnostic blood test to clinical institutions in a fee-for-service business model. Our vision is to build up a European network of qualified fee-for-service laboratories focused on hypertension-associated biomarkers. The market entry for the AA2-Ratio is planned via a subsidiary laboratory in Germany. Full commercialization of the AA2-Ratio shall be achieved by implementation into standard clinical practice for the classification and treatment of resistant hypertension.
Hypertension has been clearly shown to be the most important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, representing a severe challenge for future healthcare systems. Up to 11,9 million people in Europe are referred to be resistant hypertensive, meaning that they cannot be cured by standard treatments. PA is a certain form of resistant hypertension that can be easily cured by appropriate second-line drug treatments or surgical procedures, if detected. Recommendations by clinical societies suggest extensive screening efforts to facilitate an early detection of PA among resistant hypertensive patients. However, actual clinical practice in Europe does not follow these guidelines due to the lack of appropriate and cost effective screening procedures. If PA remains undiagnosed, it caused severe hypertension frequently resulting in cardiovascular complications including heart attacks and strokes.
The AA2-Ratio is a diagnostic biomarker for PA, that is superior to state-of-the-art assays and allows for a highly specific and cost effective diagnosis of PA among hypertensive patients.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ATTOQUANT DIAGNOSTICS GMBH;AT;;; 196394;666482;Sentab;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014;H2020;SENTAB: Combatting Senior Loneliness through Fun and Entertaining Technology;1/04/2015;30/06/2017;;"A recent study by the researchers of USCF concluded that 43% of seniors over 60 years old feel lonely. The same study concluded that isolated elders had 59% higher risk of physical and mental decline, and 45% see greater risk of death. There are 162 million senior citizens in Europe, and the problem of loneliness affects nearly 65 million Europeans. These people and their families are the target group for Sentab products with the estimated sales potential in Europe alone in excess of 500M per year.

Sentab system is a platform providing entertainment, social interaction, and monitoring functions connecting seniors, their caregivers and relatives seamlessly over the interfaces that are the most common for them TV interface for seniors, and web and mobile interface for caregivers. Early trials at 5 nursing homes in the Greater London Area, UK, indicate that Sentab features have a good alignment with seniors and caregivers needs, but equally, it is necessary to augment the system with further data analysis capabilities to determine emotional state, and short and long term memory conditions of seniors. The project will also establish a solid go-to-market activities mix that will encompass B2B engagements with Nursing and Assisted Living Homes (TAM globally 2Bn), followed subsequently by penetrating B2C Independent Living marketplace (TAM 100Bn).

Ability to analyse user behaviour data on a cost efficient platform and soliciting early actions to respond on negative changes makes this system unique and powerful in changing the habits of elderly care. With this project, Sentab will develop set of complex software algorithms for detecting mood patterns and recognizing trends in seniors emotional state, an internet protocol based communications system and a data base management system. This innovative product will be then placed on EU Assisted Living market.";2340000;1638000;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;SENTAB ESTONIA OU;EE;;; 196486;672974;Delirium Monitor;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Objective delirium detection with an innovative EEG-based spot monitor;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Delirium an acute decline in cognitive functioning is common, serious, frightening, costly and sometimes fatal. Delirium is a great burden for patients because of horrifying hallucinations and impaired outcome and increased risk on dementia. Delirium stresses society because of increased healthcare costs. This is due to prolonged length of hospital stay, and increased rate of discharge to a nursing home thereafter. Costs due to delirium total to 134 billion/year in Europe alone, equaling costs associated with diabetes. Delirium particularly affects hospitalized elderly with reported incidences of 50-80% on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and 10-40% in surgical patients. Because of our aging society, patients at risk for delirium will double in the next decades.
Despite its frequency and impact, delirium remains underdiagnosed and therefore undertreated. Delirium is not recognized in 50 - 70% of the cases, which impairs outcome. Early and objective detection of delirium is an unmet clinical need.
Mount Medical (MM), an SME specialized in medical devices, will create and commercialize the worlds first biomarker based device to detect delirium. UMC Utrecht (NL) showed that 1 minute recording of brain activity (EEG) with only 3 electrodes and automated processing could very well identify patients with delirium. A license on the patent will be granted to MM.
Yearly, millions of patients are at risk of delirium that need to be monitored 3 times per day. This generates a 1.4 billion market in the EU and the USA, as for every measurement, a disposable electrode patch is necessary.
A 6 months Phase 1 budget enables biomarker validation and development of noise reduction technology to show technical feasibility, and to commit customers into an Early Access program for market feasibility. Phase 2 is for product engineering and CE certification. EU sales start in 2016, and USA sales in 2017. MM grows to 10\ million in revenue and 50 employees in 2021.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;WILLEMS-TJOE NIJ ANNEMARIE CHRISTINE;NL;;; 196360;665477;FLOVISP;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;Flow Visualization Based Pressure;1/06/2015;30/11/2016;;"The ERC-FLOVIST project has focused on advancing Tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) towards a versatile technique for the non-intrusive diagnostics of aero-acoustic problems.
One of the milestones has been the use of Tomo-PIV to infer the instantaneous three dimensional pressure field from the velocity measurement. The use of this laser-based technique for the detection of pressure fluctuations both around and on the surface of aerodynamic models offers the advantage that surface pressure transducers do not need to be installed, along with connecting cables for power supply and data transfer.
The technique has demonstrated high scalability and pressure fluctuations were detected from low-speed up to the supersonic flows. This is an important headway from standard technologies (surface pressure transducers and microphone arrays) favouring a broader utilization of PIV in aero-acoustics, flow-induced vibrations and bio-fluid mechanics.
The potential of this innovative approach has been recognized in science. However, the industry lags behind with a more conservative position, partly justified by system complexity and the high skills required to perform experiments. Instead, when correctly implemented this method can lead to important economical benefits with saving of costs for the integration of instrumentation. The targeted industrial areas are: aeronautics (aircraft aerodynamics and propulsion), energy systems (turbo machinery and wind energy). In wind-energy, the study of unsteady loads may lead to designs that reduce fatigue loads and increase system durability. Also, growing interest in noise emissions from wind turbines requires increased capabilities for their aero-acoustic analysis.
The proposal intends to move forward these capabilities from research labs to industrial facilities. The main task is bringing together the current advances of the Tomo-PIV technique to make it broadly usable by research centres and for industrial innovation.";148750;148750;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT;NL;LAVISION GMBH;DE; 196401;666588;SMART-GRAN;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014;H2020;Development and Commercialisation of a Self-Guided Fluidised Bed Granulation Solution;1/09/2015;31/08/2017;;The proposed Innovation Project aims to develop and commercialise the worlds first Self-Guided Fluidised Bed Granulation Solution targeted at the pharmaceutical, food, nutritional and cosmetics industries. The SMART-GRAN solution will incorporate a suite of Process Analytical Technology (PAT) analysers for the in-process monitoring and closed loop control of the Critical Process Parameters (physical, chemical and moisture properties of the granulate) coupled with soft-sensoring, for obtaining consistent product quality and safety. The ability of the system to confirm cleaning process success between batches will reduce equipment downtime, increase product throughput and lead to increased productivity. Through a cloud-based data management platform, the SMART-GRAN solution will enable historical data to be available for Quality-by-Design process optimisation for gaining resource efficiencies for improved competitiveness. This will enable intelligence-based manufacturing (IbM) concepts which focus on harnessing the complementary power of data, modelling, engineering and IT infrastructure by transforming data into knowledge and ultimately intelligence, to equip industry to move to proactive manufacturing strategies that deliver predictable manufacturing performance. The commercialization of the system will help IPL to secure a position as a global PAT-based solutions provider to the pharmaceutical sector, generating > 34 M in additional turnover for the company by 2022, and leading directly to the creation of ~58 new high-end jobs through the supply of the system. Roll out to other sectors will treble this potential. Moreover, the competitive impacts upstream and downstream will lead to the creation of up to ~1000 new jobs in Europe.;2462875;1724012,5;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;INNOPHARMA LABS LIMITED;IE;;; 196376;666092;REACTION;SIGNED;H2020-EU.3.1.;Health;H2020;Evaluation of the efficacy and of the antiviral activity of T-705 (favipiravir) duringEbola virus infection in non-human primates humans;1/11/2014;31/10/2017;;The ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest and deadliest the world has ever seen. In September 2014, the number of EBOV cases exceeded the total of all cases from previous known outbreaks. Further, this public health crisis shifted into a complex emergency, with significant, social, economic, humanitarian, political and security dimensions. Till date, no effective medicine has been proven to be effective against EBOV. As a result, it is immensely difficult to mitigate the current outbreak as well as prevent further outbreaks in this region. On Sept 4-5 2014, the WHO gathered expertise on experimental therapies and vaccines and their role in containing the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. During this consultation, experts identified several therapeutic and vaccine interventions that should be the focus of priority evaluation. Among these candidates is the existing antiviral drug Favipiravir, that has proven activity against many RNA viruses in vivo and in vitro including Ebola. Favipiravir is known to inhibit viral gene replication within infected cells to prevent propagation among which it inhibits viral gene replication within infected cells to prevent propagation. Hence, Favipiravir is currently aimed as a curative option in severe pandemic flue. Furthermore, there is currently enough stock of Favipiravir to even treat more than 20.000 patients, and the producer of Favipiravir, Toyoma Chemical/Fujifilm in Japan is willing to rapidly upscale the production of this drug. This drug has been extensively tested in humans and approved in Japan for treatment and prevention of influenza. The drug has shown an excellent safety profile in more than 2000 patients tested and no major adverse effect were reported. The current crisis requires both an immediate response to treat patients and prevent the further spread of the epidemic, as well as long term commitment in the complex sociocultural context. REACTION! will address both needs.;2755719,89;2575809,5;H2020-Adhoc-2014-20;RIA;INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE;FR;"RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG;FONDATION POUR L INSTITUT DE HAUTES ETUDES INTERNATIONALES ET DU DEVELOPPEMENT;Department of Health;ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE DE LYON;UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT;UNIVERSITE CHEIKH ANTA DIOP DE DAKAR;DRUG DISCOVERY FACTORY BV;ASSOCIATION POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT ET DES RECHERCHES AUPRES DES UNIVERSITES, DES CENTRES DE RECHERCHE ET DES ENTREPRISES D'AQUITAINE;BERNHARD-NOCHT-INSTITUT FUER TROPENMEDIZIN;UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE;INSTITUT PASTEUR;UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM";"DE;CH;UK;FR;NL;SN"; 196470;672729;Omniflow;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Next-generation hybrid wind and solar power technology;1/05/2015;31/07/2015;;"Wind power is a source of effectively infinite local energy. However, conventional horizontal axis wind turbines are controversial in many communities they are noisy, visually distracting and they vibrate. An obvious disadvantage of wind (eolic) technology is that power generation diminishes when there is no wind. State-of-the-art eolic technologies do not work well in urban environments, which experience vertical and turbulent wind conditions. Solar PV systems main disadvantage is that energy generation peaks during the day while consumption peaks at night, increasing the need for expensive electricity storage (batteries).
The core innovation of Omniflow is our patented omnidirectional wind turbine. By integrating Omniflow with both new and existing photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems we can offset non-linear solar PV electricity generation and weak eolic microgeneration throughout the day and throughout the year in different meteorological conditions (currently up to 8.8 kW, with PV). Thanks to its design, Omniflow works well in urban environments. There is no visible motion, and it is fully operational both on and off the electrical grid. The applications and target markets range from distributed energy to novel, autonomous telecommunication base stations and intelligent lighting, in urban, rural and crisis-management environments in the EU/worldwide, and has a TRL 6-7, depending on the application.
If we confirm that Omniflow represents a significant business opportunity through the feasibility study in SMEI phase 1, we will proceed to apply for funding in phase 2: objectives include improving our turbine designs to optimize wind to electricity conversion; adapting our technology to a range of meteorological conditions in different regions; and navigating the regulations and certifications necessary for implementation within the international energy and telecom sectors (TRL 8). We project a net profit of 5,792,117 by 2017, as detailed in this proposal.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;OMNIFLOW SA;PT;;; 196449;672479;MentorPitch;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;The commercial exploitation of mentorship programme outcome intelligence in the global corporate and university market.;1/05/2015;30/09/2015;;"The MentorPitch platform is highly disruptive in a global mentoring context. It is the first platform to automate the management and measurement of large scale mentoring programmes. MentorPitch measures the outcomes of mentoring programmes in a corporate and education environment. MentorPitch is a Software as a Service (SAAS) cloud-based business. The platform automates the management and measurement of mentorship programmes, thereby reducing the administration time of managing a programme. It is impossible for humans to manually manage and measure the outcomes of large scale mentorships that occur in a mentoring programme. Corporate and university mentoring programme managers face one common problem how to manually manage a mentoring programme and capture the outcomes of all the mentorships in a specific programme.

Our objectives for this project are:
1) To commercially validate the outcome intelligence for university student-alumni mentoring programmes and workplace (multinational/corporate) mentoring programmes. We will do so by engaging closely with our current customers (Dublin City University, Transterra Media) and pipeline customers (University of Warwick, INSEAD, HEC Paris, Harvard Business School and corporate mentoring customers) to develop and capture outcomes using our in-house developed technology for large scale mentorship programmes.
2) The mentor-mentee matching algorithm (based on common skills areas, skills to develop, work experience, education, location and availability), will be developed further and tested to take into account the outcomes of previous mentorships.
3) Prepare a complete Phase 2 business and commercialisation plan, suitable for an SME-Instrument Phase 2 application, including a localisation plan. In phase 2 we plan to localise the content and mobile applications for all key European and international markets, including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, US, Japan and China.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;THE KEY RESOURCE COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED;IE;;; 196377;666094;Ebola_Tx;SIGNED;H2020-EU.3.1.;Health;H2020;Emergency evaluation of convalescent blood and plasma for Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) in affected West African countries.;1/11/2014;31/10/2016;;"The objective of this proposal is to urgently determine the efficacy, safety and feasibility of convalescent whole blood (CWB) and convalescent plasma (CP) therapy, as a treatment for patients with Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) to reduce the case fatality rate in the present EVD epidemic in West Africa.

The trial will take place in three consecutive phases; i) initial phase to initiate harmonized standard supportive care (SC), ii) evaluation of CWB iii) evaluation of CP. Supportive care (SC) including intravenous hydration and shock management will be standardised and made available to all patients.
Day 14 mortality will be used to determine primary outcome. Survival for patients treated with CWB \ SC or CP \ SC will be compared to SC alone using a non-randomised open-label design. Based on available figures, a 20% decrease in the case fatality rate will be considered proof of clinical efficacy. Internationally agreed stands of ethics and human rights will be applied for the duration of the trial. Written consent will be requested from patients and/or guardians of patients. Every consideration will be given to the safely of health-care workers involved in the trial, including their consent to be involved and adequate training and psycho-emotional support. Given the study context, community communication will be prioritized. We propose a unique partnership of academics, clinical trial units, non-governmental organizations, international research networks, international and local actors to conduct a clinical trial according to the highest standards attainable in the current context. If found to be effective, this intervention can be scaled-up relatively rapidly as the trial will provide the information required to mobilize local partners, with major public health implications.";3035428,34;2892171;H2020-Adhoc-2014-20;RIA;PRINS LEOPOLD INSTITUUT VOOR TROPISCHE GENEESKUNDE;BE;"London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine;ETABLISSEMENT FRANCAIS DU SANG;INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE;THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD;THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL;UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE;INSTITUT PASTEUR";"UK;FR"; 196434;672197;TurboFeasibility;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Feasibility assessment of direct drive high speed turbo compressors for production oil free compressed air for medium size applications;1/04/2015;30/09/2015;;"Compressed air industry is undergoing a radical change where the share of environmentally friendly oil free air is rapidly increasing and energy efficient turbo compressors are replacing traditional screw compressors. Tamturbo Oy is a high tech start-up company bringing the turbo compressor technology to medium size oil free compressed air applications of 50 to 250 kW as the only European manufacturer which is speeding up the revolution of the 10 B compressed air industry.
In the award winning Tamturbo direct drive design the turbo wheels of a two stage compressor are directly coupled to a high speed electric motor. The main benefits of the turbo design over state-of-the-art dry screw compressors are 15 % lower electricity consumption over the 10-15 year life cycle, decreased operating, maintenance, waste management and overhaul costs due to minimum wear, and the benefit over other turbo designs is better capacity control under variable loads.
Fast business growth is attempted by offering the compressors and related service packages under Tamturbo brand in Scandinavia and under Private Label or OEM contracts in other markets. Medium size compressor manufacturers which do not have access to oil free technology today are seen as the most promising commercialization partners. However, extensive field testing of prototype compressors is needed before full commercialization of the technology.
The objectives of the feasibility study is to acquire direct feedback from end users and potential Private Label and OEM partners as well as to identify European industrial field testing sites for prototype compressors. The Tamturbo business plan including marketing and IPR strategies will be refined accordingly. The actual field testing could be performed in a H2020 Phase 2 SME project.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;TAMTURBO OY;FI;;; 196432;672123;HYscreen;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;A fast, cost-effective breath analysis technology for Helicobacter pYlori screening at both large and small scale.;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"The increasing incidence of Helicobacter (H.) pylori infections and their close link with gastric cancer, gastric lymphoma, duodenal and gastric ulceration, give impetus to the H. pylori diagnostics market.
Existing solutions are too costly, inconvenient and invasive; have a long analysis time or need technical expertise to analyse. Bedfont Scientific Ltd offers a portable H. pylori diagnostic device, HYscreen, which detects ammonia in exhaled air as a biomarker for H. pylori. It has a rapid diagnosis, higher accuracy, lower cost, greater simplicity and convenience. It has the following innovation features: a mouthpiece breath entrapment sampling system, a thermal oxidizer and a Nitrogen Oxide (NO) sensor. This solution is aimed at primary and secondary care in Europe and USA and population screening programs in Asia, answering the call for a cheaper, quicker and simpler monitoring device. This will lead to improved clinical decisions that will facilitate early treatment of the infection, preventing H pylori related cases of gastric cancer and gastric or duodenal ulcers. Consequently, Europe-wide and global savings of up to 1.5 billion and 5.66 billion respectively will be realized by avoiding unnecessary endoscopies, biopsies, expensive H. pylori tests and the healthcare bill from H. pylori-related conditions. Ultimately, HYscreen will open doors for fast and affordable population wide screening. The test will use cheaper C12 urea, though work still needs to be done to make it commercially available.
There is a challenge to shorten the thermal oxidizer system for better aesthetics and to reduce ammonia absorption. In Phase 1, we study the feasibility of optimizing the thermal oxidizer system, the use and optimization of C12 urea, protection of the product and the detailed business plan. Phase 2 will produce the final product from the prototype along with the validation steps and clinical trials.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;Bedfont Scientific Limited;UK;;; 196487;673048;WeSmartPark;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;Giving Drivers Access to Conventional and Electric Car Parking Lots Through the WeSmartPark Enhanced Management System;1/03/2015;31/05/2015;;"WeSmartPark represents a novel technology suite that allows utilizing existing underused parking lots in densely populated cities that will feature electronic charging stations. At no cost to the parking lot owner, equipment is installed that tracks availability and occupancy in real time. The drivers can view, reserve and find parking spots via web browser or mobile app. WSP is the first of its kind in terms of parking management and using under-used private parking lots.
Drivers spend around 20-30% of their driving time in densely populated cities on finding parking lots. At the same time, existing parking lots are only used 60% of the time. On average, WSP offers parking that is at least 50% lower than the average cost in any given city. In Barcelona, WSP charges 1.44 euros per hour, which is less than half of the average price.
The overall objective for the Phase II project is to have launched our validated business model of Barcelona and Madrid to other Spanish and European cities. Some with electric car charging capabilities depending on the outcome of Phase I. This will require specific upgrades of our existing product and the integration of electric car charging capabilities.
Our specific objectives for Phase I are a technological feasibility study of electric car charging lots, an assessment of technological redesign needs, market assessment, business model assessment, risk assessment, IP assessment, work plan for Phase 2 and a Business Plan.
Our product will help meet a series of European transport (better urban mobility, less vehicle congestion) and environmental challenges (reduction of CO2 emissions). In addition, we will help achieve the European Commissions goal to create a tight network of electric car charging stations. The project will enhance our profitability significantly.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;NOUS PARQUINGS URBANS SL;ES;;; 196429;672058;Assist;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Telocate ASSIST Development and marketing of an acoustic solution for localization and navigation of people in buildings using the smartphone;1/05/2015;31/01/2016;;The central objective of the planned project of the start-up company Telocate is development and marketing of an acoustic location system for smartphone inside buildings, the Telocate ASSIST system, that has higher accuracy and reliability than the existing technical solutions. With its high precision Assist allows for new applications. It enables smartphone users to find their way in large building complexes and to find certain targets in the museum, the trade fair, or the supermarket, and it allows to visually impaired people to navigate through public and administration buildings accurately and reliably.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;TELOCATE GMBH;DE;;; 196415;671295;INNOVOUCHER;SIGNED;H2020-EU.;INNOSUP-4-2014;H2020;INNOVOUCHER: IMPLEMENTING A EUROPEAN LABEL FOR INNOVATION VOUCHERS;1/05/2015;30/04/2018;;"The main objective of INNOVOUCHER project is to develop a European Label for Innovation Voucher programmes, by defining a new model of innovation voucher programme supporting the transnational exchange of innovation services and the procedures of the award of the European Label to those programmes complying with the defined model.
The project will foster the transnational collaboration based in innovation vouchers by increasing the range of services offered in the vouchers scheme to include innovation transnational services and the definition of a procedure of automatic recognition of foreign providers, thus increasing the access of SMEs to knowledge and technology from all across Europe.
The project will define all the aspects of the model (vision, services catalogue, service providers, communication plan, voucher mechanism and the elements for the efficient management of the model), their minimum requirements to enable the European Label award and the European Label system, based on the experience of the consortium partners on the innovation vouchers management. The new model will be tested in real environment in a pilot project by the launch of an innovation vouchers call in five regions to support only transnational exchange of innovation services.
Lessons learnt during the pilot project, jointly with the feedback from other regions from outside of the project will contribute to improve the defined model. The outcome of the project will consist on a guideline of recommendations on the European Label implementation that will provide the European Commission the tools, procedures and model of entity to manage a future European Label system. The guideline will be delivered in two phases: a first draft after the first year of the project and a reviewed version after the completion of the pilot project, at the third year. This guideline pretends to contribute the future policies to be developed by the European Commission on innovation support field.";1513343,75;1513343,75;H2020-INNOSUP-2014-6;CSA;INSTITUTO DE FOMENTO DE LA REGION DE MURCIA;ES;"POLSKA AGENCJA ROZWOJU PRZEDSIEBIORCZOSCI;Unitatea Executiva pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, a Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii si Inovarii;SVIM - SVILUPPO MARCHE SPA SOCIETA UNIPERSONALE;VLAAMS GEWEST";"PL;RO;IT;BE"; 196471;672732;IRIS-1;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;IRIS Feasibility Study Phase 1;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"The IRIS Feasibility Study Phase 1 (IRIS-1) Project aims to assess the overall feasibility of the introduction of the Intensive-care Risk prediction and Identification System (IRIS), an innovative real-time patient monitoring and personalised risk prediction and identification system, into the healthcare sector. Thousands of surgery patients in Europe and worldwide die each year due to complications during the post- operative period and thousands more survive with disabilities, making the economic burden of post-operative complications in surgery patients amount to hundreds of millions of euros annually. It is widely accepted that early recognition of complications can reduce their severity and consequences: continuous patient monitoring systems and risk scoring systems are available but they lack suitability for patients in intensive care, trust calculations at time intervals, analyse solely a fraction of available patient data, cannot detect multi-dimensional trends, rely on arbitrary thresholds to generate alarms and cannot be customised for each patient. Thus, there are increased mortality rates and re-admission rates to hospital, contributing to the overwhelming financial and economic burden of public healthcare.
Addressing serious morbidities, such as heart, renal and respiratory failures, and capable of surpassing human limitations in processing large volumes of patient data, IRIS is a real-time adaptive and dynamic patient monitoring and risk prediction and identification system, sensitive to variable interactions and capable of incorporating patient data to identify trends in individual patients physiological parameters that predict post- operative complications.
Developed by RINICARE, IRIS will assist clinical staff to identify at an early stage serious complications in surgery patients, allowing a prompt medical intervention, thus improving the chance of a successful health outcome and contributing to the sustainability of the healthcare system.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;RINICARE LIMITED;UK;;; 196362;665634;TONALITy;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;commercialisation TridimensiOnal Nanoporous ALumIna Templates;1/07/2015;31/12/2016;;One of the results obtained under the project nano-TEC (ERC-StG-240497) is an alumina template with three-dimensional nanopore architecture. This novel structure and its fabrication procedure have been the subject of a patent that has been recently filed. This structure has the novelty of being composed not only by vertically aligned pores, but also by tailor-controlled horizontal pores interconnecting them with their closest neighbour creating a three-dimensional net of nanopores. This template can also be used for the fabrication of highly ordered three-dimensional network of nanowires. Controlled and uniform assembly of nanowires with high scalability is still one of the major bottleneck challenges in fields such as energy harvesting, sensing, and device integration for electronics or catalysis. Moreover, since the spacing between horizontal interconnected nanopores is tuneable the colour of the alumina film can be controlled showing rainbow-like luminous colours that change with the angle of view, like in a Morpho butterfly wing. The work already undertaken under the nano-TEC project requires further investment in order to explore larger area, mass-production of these templates, for a further understanding of target markets and their limitations (regarding cost, aluminium purity, sizes, etc.). Finally, the objective will be to place some of the ERC-StG Nano-TEC results at market level.;149953;149953;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS;ES;;; 196456;672611;Remote Sanitation;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;Remote Sanitation New sustainable sanitation solution for remote areas;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Low quality sanitation is a huge global, growing environmental and health problem with large costs to society. Poor hygiene
and waste treatment results in lower productivity, spreading of diseases and pollution. There is a lack of efficient and green
solutions addressing specific sanitation needs in remote areas such as: refugee and military camps, remote industrial and
household sites.
The awareness of the problem is increasing and authorities have begun to act within this area - e.g. the United Nations
Environment Programme has stated that every dollar invested in safe water and sanitation has a pay back of US$3 to US
$34 depending on the region and the technology deployed.
Aalborg Rrteknik ApS (ART) have invented a new sanitation solution, applicable in remote areas without access to sewage
infrastructure. This turnkey system solution, consisting of 3 main modules (hygiene unit, waste water treatment, sludge
handling), has superior advantages to alternative solutions by being e.g. mobile, reusable, hygienic, environmentally friendly
and affordable. In addition, ART will include services such as camp architecture, installation and maintenance, ensuring
maxmized efficiency of the solution.
Red Cross have been an important contributor in the project and also led the way to market introduction targetting aidworker
base camps. The unique selling points of the new solution are estimated to secure a market share of 15% within 5
years, resulting in an enhanced profitability and significant growth for ART.
In this phase 1 study, ART will perform a demonstration exercice, as well as conduct extended market studies to develop an
appropriate IP strategy, in preparation of a phase 2 project. The outcome of this stage, will be a feasibility report and
business plan. This project and requested financial support, will address an innovative and sustainable solution, with clear
benefits for users, with consequent impacts in the environment and the society as a whole.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;AALBORG RORTEKNIK APS;DK;;; 196345;665055;NETEEG;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;Spatial super-resolution of electrophysiological measurements;1/04/2015;30/09/2016;;"Electroencephalography (EEG) is the non-invasive recording of electrical brain activity, and is an indispensable diagnostic and research tool. A significant advantage of EEG compared to other brain imaging modalities is its high temporal resolution. The downside of EEG is, however, its poor spatial resolution, which is one of the reasons for its gradual replacement by costlier alternatives. It results mainly from the sharp discontinuity in the electric conductivity of the skull bones acting as a strong low-pass filter and limiting the amount meaningful information that can be extracted from EEG signals.

We propose a novel concept of EEG measurement hardware which, in combination with signal processing techniques, will increase the spatial resolution of EEG by as much as an order of magnitude. Our idea is based on the observation that by connecting a dynamic network of controllable impedances between pairs of measurement electrodes, one can alter the shape of the spatial filter constituted by the skull. Since EEG is a relatively narrow-band signal (about 100Hz, limited by the time constants of basics units of neural activity), we expect to be able to measure tens or hundreds of different configurations of the network, either directly or by using a compressed sampling scheme, without compromising the temporal resolution. This will introduce many independent equations to the EEG inverse problem and improve source estimation, having critical impact on the diagnostic capabilities of EEG as well as on its use in emerging applications such as neuro-feedback and brain-computer interface (BCI).";150000;150000;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY;IL;;; 196400;666570;Interactive Video;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014;H2020;Automatic creation of interactive video to double video advertising revenues whilst decreasing inconvenience for viewers;1/04/2015;30/11/2016;;"Adways is a fast-growing, cutting-edge startup company specializing in interactive video. The project involves commercializing interactive video technology for specific adaptation to the advertising monetization requirements of major media outlets.
With video advertising formats becoming more considerate of Internet users and more lucrative for media outlets, interactive video is increasing the profitability of videos whilst decreasing the inconvenience for surfers. This smarter advertising format has real disruptive potential on the online video advertising market. Yet production process still needs to be industrialized in order to address media outlets' current monetization problems on a large scale.
At the end of the project, Adways is aiming to be in a position to commercialize an application that enriches videos fully automatically. The solution will automatically add relevant interactive content based on video context analysis. The objective is to provide new added-value information to Internet users whilst the videos play. This interactive content will be monetized as an additional advertising inventory. The enrichments, which will be easily deployable on a very large scale but incorporated into the content of the videos, will be widely accepted by Internet users despite the occasional similarity to advertising.
The objective of this project is to double the advertising inventory and video revenue of media outlets and obtain 50% market share among French media outlets after eighteen months. As a technology provider, Adways earns a fee of 25% of the advertising revenue generated for target sales exceeding 2 million in the first year. The revenue forecast is more than 100 million five years after the project's start, thereby creating a new interactive video advertising technologies market led by Adways in Europe. Therefore, Adways would create 300 direct jobs and hundreds of indirect jobs amongst its clients.";1352175,75;946523;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;ADWAYS;FR;;; 196419;671864;CNAP HD;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Continuous Non-invasive diagnosis of Arterial Pressure and Hemodynamics;1/05/2015;30/09/2015;;"CNSystems' CNAP HD technology is an innovative diagnostic tool for a significant reduction of peri- and postoperative complications resulting in an enhanced recovery after surgery. Consequently, the use of CNAP HD reduces length of hospital stay and decreases costs substantially. The planned diagnostic devices CNAP HD integral and CNAP HD connect are designed for the continuous non-invasive or minimal-invasive measurement of hemodynamic (HD) parameters. These parameters are biomarkers, which classify as measurable diagnostic indicators that are used to assess the risk or presence of disease.

CNAP HD integral / connect will be used for diagnosing HD. It will guide intravenous fluid and inotropic therapy by achieving goals for cardiac output (CO) and other dynamic biomarkers in order to optimize the balance between oxygen supply and demand. Keeping the patient's fluid status in balance is the most effective way to combat complications such as infections, global tissue hypoxia, shock and multi organ failure.

Medical outcome of the new diagnostic method is impressive: if HD is optimised by CNAP HD, overall complication rate will be reduced by 34% (from 83% in a group with standard treatment to 55% in HD-optimised patients) and infections will decrease by 61% (from 57% in standard treatment to 22%). CNAP HD has further proven clinical accuracy shown in various validation, application and outcome studies.

The greatest impact regarding cost savings will be achieved in medium to high-risk surgeries and/or in medium to high-risk patients. Elderly patients with existing co-morbidities will benefit most. The annual cost savings potential for Europe with its age structure is ? 2.6 billion.

For its broad rollout, the technology has to fulfil usability needs of anaesthesiologists working in OR's. For that a vast innovation thrust is planned. The current proposal describes how CNSystems wants to successfully design its new diagnostic devices CNAP HD integral / connect.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;CNSYSTEMS MEDIZINTECHNIK AG;AT;;; 196303;664050;COOL POWER;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Efficient microgeneration combined with food cooling systems in trade, crafts and service companies;1/03/2015;31/07/2015;;"The project intends to commercialise an efficient microgeneration technology combined with food cooling systems in trade, crafts and service companies.
The innovative core of microgeneration is an ORC cycle operating with a significantly lower inlet temperature of less than 60C that allows for utilising heat from cooling systems that have not yet been used due to the absence of an applicable technology. The system offers higher electrical efficiency and higher flexibility to different inlet temperatures than comparable systems. This opens a tremendous range of new applications opportunities of distributed, sustainable electricity generation based on recovering waste heat. The ?ORC system offers the unique opportunity to implement microgeneration in target markets with cold food storage, incl. food processing, food and beverage retail and service providers, and accommodation, which are producing considerable amounts of waste heat and which are potentially counting for ~10 % of the energy consumption in Europe. The commercial potential corresponds to 2.5 million installations in Europe at the moment.
The feasibility assessment shall prepare the commercialisation of the super-low temperature ORC based ?CHP system and elaborate a detailed business plan. In particular it defines a roadmap for further product development and identifies market areas and the specific target groups. The study investigates the details of customer needs and expected market structures, proves the technical and economic viability of the technology and prepares technical requirements, product documentation and data sheets.
The developed technology directly contributes to European societal challenges such as reducing the consumption of fossil resources and the emission of greenhouse gases and it facilitates low-cost and low-carbon decentralised energy generation. Moreover it contributes to the implementation of the Microgeneration Resolution of the European Parliament (2012/2930 RSP).";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;HKL ENERGIEANLAGEN AG;DE;;; 196347;665275;Timtrace;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;Tracing tropical timber;1/10/2015;31/03/2017;;"An estimated 50% of the tropical timber that enters the European market is illegally harvested. To implement new European legislation intended to eliminate this illegal trade, independent tools will be needed to verify the legal status of timber. We therefore propose to develop a fast, accurate and cost-effective commercial forensic tool, 'Timtrace', for tracing the claimed origin of tropical timber. Timtrace uses (1) ring-width measurements that can be matched with reference measurements or climate data, (2) stable isotopes in the wood that can be matched with regional reference data, and (3) DNA analyses that allow distinguishing timber obtained from different areas. The application of multiple methods greatly expands the number of tropical timbers whose origin can be traced.

Our forensic approach is competitive, as unlike current commercial alternatives, it does not require access to the timber in the country of harvest. Potential customers of Timtrace include the customs and inspection authorities, the timber-processing industry and organisations that certify sustainable forest management. Several of these stakeholders have already shown interest in a commercially available and cost-effective forensic tool for timber tracing.

Timtrace builds on the results and expertise obtained during the ERC-funded TROFOCLIM project in which we assembled databases with many thousands measurements of tree-rings and stable isotopes for 20 tropical timber varieties from three continents. Results of the TROFOCLIM project will be directly applied for tracing tropical timbers and will also serve as reference data.

We will use the ERC Proof of Concept Grant to (1) develop a fast, accurate and cost-effective tool for forensic tracing of tropical timber and (2) evaluate its commercial feasibility. By the end of the PoC project we aim to have a Minimum Viable Product which will satisfy the demands of the first customers.";148387;148387;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY;NL;;; 196385;666287;PAYPLUG LABS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014;H2020;Next generation online payments and fraud detection API for European SMEs;1/06/2015;31/12/2017;;"The European e-commerce market is growing fast, but the complexity of setting up online payments and the concerns about credit card fraud still represent significant barriers that prevent many SMEs from trading online. Indeed, the EUs target for 33% of SMEs to be selling online by 2015 is far from being met (only 14% in 2013).

PayPlug Labs aims to offer SMEs a next generation payment system that will reduce software integration costs thanks to a state-of-the-art REST API, and provide low-touch fraud protection thanks to modern statistical algorithms and machine learning.

The project fills the gap between traditional online payment solutions, that require expensive integration efforts, and e-wallet solutions. Additionally, existing fraud detection systems are commercialised separately and rely on dated rule-based technologies implying prohibitive set up costs for SMEs.

The project will be led by PayPlug, a company created in 2012 that has developed an easy-to-install online payment plugin for micro-enterprises. The company is composed of a talented management team with a strong background (Google, Harvard, Polytechnique), and a high-profile advisory board. The company has attracted 1.4M of private investment and employs 10 full-time employees.";2977725;1750000;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;PAYPLUG;FR;;; 196441;672389;FREEWAY;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014;H2020;FREEWAY : safely and effortless commute in an urban environment;1/06/2015;30/11/2017;;"It is not a bike, it is not a scooter, it is a lot better, its FREEWAY: a new revolutionary means of transportation allowing to safely and effortlessly commute in an urban environment.
Protected by a worldwide patent, FREEWAY is a small and clean scooter, on three wheels. FREEWAY is unique since it is very light, 14kg, with 2 front wheels for stability and safety, a back wheel that includes the electric engine, and it is fitted with latest generation batteries. FREEWAY may be folded and unfolded within seconds. When folded, it can be carried along, on its two front wheels like a suitcase. Therefore, FREEWAY may be kept with you at all times and is perfectly suitable for intermodal mobility.
FREEWAY is an hybrid type of bike with no equivalent product on the market; nevertheless, its market is already very broad. The most direct competition of FREEWAY comes from electric bikes, with a good market growth rate that should be 9.1% over the 2013-2020 period, to reach a market of 1,9 million in Europe.
The main objective of FREEWAY business innovation project is the transfer of a new innovative and competitive solution seizing European transport sector opportunities with the view of providing profitability and growth.
The specific objectives will be to provide technological and economic viability of FREEWAY electro mobility concept in order to develop a market strategy ensuring Europe wide market uptake, support growth and self-sufficiency at mid-term and participate to Europe bike industry leadership.
In addition, FREEWAY business innovation project will address urban environmental and mobility defies by offering the market with an innovative electric powered vehicle which is more light, more practicable, more safe and secure and more trendy for the users, thus, improving users quality of life with an innovation offering a door-to-door environmentally-efficient mobility that will quickly and successfully break into European market.";2364343,75;1655040,63;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;FREEWAY SAS;FR;;; 196417;671839;SUMOblock;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;Blocking SUMO conjugation as drug discovery strategy.;1/06/2015;30/11/2016;;"In eukaryotes, SUMO (Small Ubiquitin Modifier) conjugation to proteins is an essential process that regulates many aspects of cell biology. Defects in SUMO conjugation have been associated to cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and others, raising a great interest in developing novel drugs for inhibiting SUMO conjugation.

Specifically, recent reports have pointed to a high dependency on an active SUMO conjugation by Myc-overexpressing cancers. Consequently, SUMO conjugation has become a non-oncogene addiction target of special relevance since the oncogenic Myc is nondruggable. Based on the results obtained by our group, we have developed a novel assay for identifying efficient SUMO conjugation inhibitors, which could lead to the identification of novel therapeutic drugs.

The main outcome that we expect to obtain from this project is the identification of a SUMOylation inhibitor that will be patent protected. Initial steps towards the valorization of the identified product will be taken, and available commercialization opportunities will be carefully analyzed for entering into the next steps of drug development, including preclinical and clinical studies.

The fact that SUMOylation may be a key element in almost 70% of cancer types due to its involvement in the Myc pathway makes the search for hit drug candidates an enterprise worth taking, which could benefit millions of people worldwide.";150000;150000;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;CENTRE DE RECERCA EN AGRIGENOMICA CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UB;ES;;; 196288;663865;SUNIGENT;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Intelligent sunlight system for energy efficient indoor lighting;1/03/2015;30/06/2015;;This project will develop, demonstrate and bring to market an innovative intelligent sunlight system for energy efficient indoor lighting. The project will bring together architects, construction companies, light designers and other daylight-, lighting-, energy- and sustainability stakeholders to fully utilize the potential in flexible daylight. The first phase will investigate the feasibility of the innovation project and plan for phase 2 and 3. Phase 2 comprises demo activities with potential users. The project will bring the innovation from TRL 6 to TRL 9. Phase 3 include market launch on European and global markets.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;PARANS SOLAR LIGHTNING AB;SE;;; 196448;672474;WEL-FIT;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;Feasibility Study of the induction WELding, FIbre placement and shaping of Thermoplastic composites;1/06/2015;30/11/2015;;"BERCELLA, Italian SME with established expertise in composites for advanced applications, has identified in the induction heating a breakthrough enabling technology to welding, shaping and fibre placement of composites coupled with Non Destructive Inspection. Innovative ranges of thermoplastic reinforced carbon fibre composites will be the subject of the project, unlocking new products, and revolutionising the sector. The process is established through cooperation with the research centre CETMA, granting to BERCELLA the access to the relevant know-how in the field of induction welding, developed through years of research and laboratory practice, and protected by patents.
The objectives: Technological Feasibility, Market Assessment, Business Models and Plans, are addressed through a structured approach. Barriers to the implementation will be identified and overcome, permitting to identify a complete roadmap towards the industrial shop-floor and the market approach. Innovative range of products can be manufactured thanks to the innovative process, control and adaptation of the induction equipment to a range of materials that can be extended via a continuous process of industrialization, stimulated by the quality and competitiveness of the results.
The basis for a successful Phase 2 project are set in accordance to the results of the present Feasibility Study, for the industrial and market acceptance of induction as a one-stop process for sustainable, automated composites manufacturing.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;BERCELLA SRL;IT;;; 196414;669046;SCALEPHA;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;Industrial and commercial SCALE-up of Bio-on technology for the production of PHA polymers from sugar industries waste, co- and by-products;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"The objective of the SCALEPHA Project is to contribute to the protection and sustainable management of natural resources and ecosystems through a sustainable supply and use of raw materials in the industrial production of 100% biodegradable bio-plastic, in order to meet the needs of a growing global population within the sustainable limits of the planet's natural resources and eco-systems.
SCALEPHA activities will contribute to increasing European competitiveness, raw materials security and improving well-being, whilst assuring environmental integrity, resilience through an innovative integrated technology: Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHAs).
European Factories of the Future will have to be SMART (high performance, reconfigurable, adaptive and evolving factories based on new technologies) and GREEN (reduced ecological footprint through a more efficient use, at factory level, of material and energy resources): SCALEPHA project will demonstrate that Biotechnologies, such PHAs production, are the strategic technologies needed to keep the European Manufacturing leading edge.
Side Objectives:
- penetrate significantly the existing bioplastic market through PHAs (in particular Biomedical, Food Packaging and Design sectors);
- diffusion and uptake of PHA innovation on a broad scale, maximising its economic and environmental benefits;
- create or enlarge new markets for related PHAs products providing opportunities for growth and jobs at Local, National and European levels.
- deploy a key environmental product obtained with smarter and greener processes addressing the challenge of resource scarcity, water and soil pollution.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;BIO-ON SPA;IT;;; 196402;666624;IRWES;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014;H2020;Integrated Roof Wind Energy System;1/04/2015;31/03/2017;;"The Integrated Roof Wind Energy System (IRWES) is the breakthrough solution overcoming all shortcomings of existing renewable energy solutions. IRWES is a roof-mounted, elegant structure with an internal nonvisible turbine making smart use of aerodynamics. It is more efficient than any existing urban windmill, and more efficient per area than PV panels when mounted on roofs higher than 20m. This novel system has highest efficiency based on IP protected and tested technology (TRL6). It reduces the payback time by effectively producing electric power in both high and low wind speeds resulting in both more efficiency and operational hours. The Netherlands counts 35.000 buildings suitable for application with attractive ROI, while greatest impact is achieved in Europe where 1/6 of the population lives in high-rise buildings. Customers have already committed to 25 units after demonstration. IRWES is a business opportunity ready for large growth, to serve the until now unreachable segment of local renewable energy supply to high buildings, while seamlessly aligning with the Horizon 2020 Work Programme objectives. Moreover, IRWES addresses European and global challenges such as reducing the risk of carbon lock-in, offering sustainable and affordable alternatives to rising electricity prices as well as closing the gap between R&D, innovation and entrepreneurship. Its market excellence is defined by meeting the important customer demands differentiating in aesthetical integration and customization; creating more value as an outstanding, attractive solution. Our business objectives have been outlined in 8 Work Packages to prepare the IRWES mass-market launch, positioning it as a game changing solution on the European market. Based on rigorous studies and feasibility assessments, already performed, we present a solid business plan that incorporates a commercialization strategy and a financing plan to underpin the foreseen market launch and growth strategy of IRWES.";2423400;1696380;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;IBIS POWER BV;NL;PONTIS ENGINEERING BV;NL; 196404;666644;BioValue;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014;H2020;Quality determination of solid biofuels in real time;1/03/2015;31/05/2018;;"Mantex proposes to build a novel biomass scanner for the measurement of inhomogeneious biomass that will be based on its 1st generation solution for the pulp and paper industry. The new solution will not only analyse homogeneous biomass, like woodchips, but various types of biomass and from different origins. Mantex will sell to the European bioenergy industry.

Mantex will address one of the key challenges in growing the use of biomass today: the difficulty in obtaining reliable quality measures. The quality of biomass varies greatly as different kinds of biomass and lots have different compositions. However, state-of-the-art measuring technologies are not appropriate for effective decision-making, because they lack accuracy and reliability and have long timing delay for use in the dynamics of boiler control.

Manex will build and test a full scale demonstrator at a trial customer (WP4 and WP5). The demonstrator will be installed at a large-scale bioenergy plant and analyze the biomass on a moving conveyor belt in realtime determining the most important key parameters (i.e. moisture content, calorific value, ash content and unwanted items) to high precision (WP5). Mantex will then attempt to categorise biomass effectively into classes that a bioenergy producer can separate.

With this solution, for the first time, accurate knowledge of biofuel quality will be available in real time. This makes it possible to (1) make significant efficiency gains in boiler operations at bioenergy plants (2) establish categories of various biomass types according to an incineration rather than a species perspective (3) make sourcing and the trade of biomass more efficient.

Mantex receives several inquiries a week from various countries and has presold the new scanner prior to the start of the suggested development. Hence, demand for the scanner can already be demonstrated.";2335550;1634885;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;MANTEX AKTIEBOLAG;SE;;; 196455;672598;SMASH;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;SMASH, SMArt SHaring device for mobility;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"SMASH is a Smart Sharing Device aiming to improve the access and the fruition of innovative urban mobility, through the combined use of satellite tracking technology and wireless transmission, embedded in a single miniaturized device.
The proposed device, developed by greenspider and available in prototype, integrates in a single ultra-low-power electronic circuit a GNSS receiver, Near Field Communication (NFC),Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and GPRS module for connection to the cloud. The supported NFC is compatible with the standard nowadays adopted by major Smartphones manufactures and mobile operators, and it's considered a disruptive technology to enable secure authentication, mobile access and payment via Smartphone. With this characteristic SMASH permits a direct NFC interaction with end-user smartphone, and correlate positioning data retrieved from different positioning device.
SMASH enables access to innovative mobility schemes, thanks to its embedded GNSS and proximity interaction between the user's Applet and the device. The device can be integrated into vehicles and infrastuctures, like parking or charging stations, or in general in any resource in a sharing scheme, allowing easy NFC controls and data sharing. Thanks to the NFC connection,the data related to the user's access request and to the available resources, with the relative positions, are exchanged in a safe and reliabl way, and shared in the cloud, enabling innovative mobility service and advanced fleet management. The units of fleet management in Europe has risen from 1.5 million units in 2009 to 4 million in 2014, and are expected to grow further in the next years. The penetration of NFC across all handset is planned to reach approximately 32% by 2017, with more than 1 Billion smartphone with NFC support. In this market scenario the sales forecast for SMASH device reach several million of units in few year, with a target of 5 Millions euro in 5 years.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;GREENSPIDER GMBH;DE;;; 196426;671999;NANO-POS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Miniature Controller for NANO-meter level Motor POSitioning;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"INGENIA is a company dedicated to the science of motion control since 2006. We design and manufacture electronic solutions to answer the industrys need for increasingly complex, high-tech motion control applications. We are proud to say that our technology has been integrated by leading machine manufacturers around the world in the industries were we put our focus: Examples are SAMSUNG in South Korea (Semiconductors), PROYTECSA in Spain (Defense Robotics), BEI KIMCO in USA (Medical), ENGTEK in Singapore (SubSea Robotics) and THALES in France (Robotics).
Our VISION is to become a reference in the most sophisticated and challenging motion control applications in our market segments. With that aim and in order to be one-step-ahead in developing innovative, feature-rich, high power-density, and ultra-compact products that give our clients a competitive edge, INGENIA is preparing the launch of NANO-POS, a Miniature Motion Controller for NANO-meter level Motor POSitioning.

The NANO-POS project rationale is to offer a new disruptive motion control technology that covers the unsatisfied needs of Medical, Semiconductors and Robotics applications, requiring ultra-high precision positioning systems with superior performances while keeping a miniature size due to space constraints.

NANO-POS is currently between TRL6 and TRL7 levels and should be in TRL9 within an 18 month timeframe. The planned overall project investment is 1.5M and the expected break even for the ROI is in 2017.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;INGENIA-CAT S.L.;ES;;; 196433;672134;DEALS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Biomarker assay development to expedite ALS experimental therapeutic advancement;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"The unique Dutch SME Treeway B.V. was founded in 2012 by two highly experienced and successful entrepreneurs that both have been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). It is Treeways mission to eradicate ALS from the face of the earth by speeding up ALS research and bringing new therapies in the market as soon as possible. Treeway already has one new therapy in clinical development, which has recently received EMAs Orphan Medicinal Product Designation.

ALS is a rare disease that is characterised by muscle spasticity and rapidly progressive weakness due to muscle wasting. This results in difficulties in walking, moving, speaking, swallowing, and breathing. Most ALS patients die from respiratory failure within three years. ALS diagnosis currently is mainly aimed at excluding other diseases with similar symptoms. As a result there is a 914-month delay between symptom onset and final diagnosis of ALS. For similar reasons, there is also a lack of accurate and practical diagnostic tests for monitoring the benefit of potential therapeutic interventions for ALS. This is severely slowing down the progression of clinical drug development in this field.

As ALS drug developer, Treeway will greatly benefit from the availability of a (combination of) quick diagnostic assay(s) to be used in monitoring therapeutic efficacy in clinical trials. In addition, the ALS diagnostic tool may also proof to be instrumental for (speeding up) the initial diagnosis of the disease.

Therefore, within DEALS, Treeway will perform a mostly paper study to investigate the technical and economic feasibility of developing a quick and reliable diagnostic tool. These developments will be based on known and detectable biomarkers of the disease. Economic benefit will stem from the ability of the assays to enable earlier diagnosis and to speed up clinical drug development; per one month gained in development time for a new ALS drug, about 25 million additional revenues can be foreseen.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;TREEWAY B.V.;NL;;; 196315;664331;InnoRenew CoE;SIGNED;H2020-EU.4.a.;WIDESPREAD-1-2014;H2020;Renewable materials and healthy environments research and innovation centre of excellence (InnoRenew CoE);1/06/2015;31/05/2016;;With excellence in research, innovation, and application into economy and society, the new Centre of Excellence, Renewable materials and healthy environments research and innovation centre of excellence (InnoRenew CoE) will improve sustainable building practices by combining the existing concepts with the Restorative Environmental Design (RED) paradigm, which combines sustainable building practices with biophilic design. This will increase the competitive advantages of the affiliated renewable resource-based construction industry, and create innovation and market pull for RED-based materials and products (holistic living environment). Consequently, innovation and market pull for material recovery and higher added value renewable resource based and energy carriers will be initiated. Research and development activities will seek the optimal intersection of performance and sustainability, including economic, environmental and societal indicators. With support and guidance from the advanced partner, Fraunhofer WKI, scientific research and development activities will be transferred profitably and efficiently to the industry and through them to society in the form of innovative new products and processes.;495625;495625;H2020-WIDESPREAD-2014-1;SGA-CSA;UNIVERZA NA PRIMORSKEM UNIVERSITA DEL LITORALE;SI;"ZAVOD E-OBLAK POSLOVNE IN RAZISKOVALNE DEJAVNOSTI;UNIVERZA V MARIBORU;INSTITUT ZA CELULOZO IN PAPIR;FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.;INNORENEW COE CENTER ODLICNOSTI ZA RAZISKAVE IN INOVACIJE NA PODROCJU OBNOVLJIVIH MATERIALOV IN ZDRAVEGA BIVANJSKEGA OKOLJA;NACIONALNI INSTITUT ZA JAVNO ZDRAVJE;JAVNI ZAVOD REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE ZA VARSTVO KULTURNE DEDISCINE;REGIONALNA RAZVOJNA AGENCIJA - LJUBLJANSKE URBANE REGIJE ZAVOD;ZAVOD ZA GRADBENISTVO SLOVENIJE";"SI;DE"; 196387;666346;APEX;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.4.";BIOTEC-5a-2014;H2020;Advanced Process Economics through Oxidoreductases;1/04/2015;31/03/2017;;"Within the APEX (Advanced Process Economics through Oxidoreductases) project, MetGen will bring MetZyme from small pilot scale to industrial production and commercial applications. MetZyme is used to liberate cellulose from lignocellulosic material through oxidation of lignin. MetZyme is an enzyme solution developed by MetGen, based on thermostabile oxidoreductase enzymes with wide pH tolerance, designed for harsh industrial conditions. This scale-up allows for its market demonstration at the industrial scale, within two target industries: pulp & paper mills and biorefineries where process economy is improved through energy- and technology cost reduction.
In APEX, MetGen will also further improve the cost-efficiency of the industrial enzyme development technology, protected by international patents. The value proposition and competitiveness of the process are supported by lowering the production costs and optimising the whole supply chain in APEX.
Small scale pilot studies have been already done with large industrial customers. They have shown that MetZyme can significantly improve the economic and environmental sustainability of paper, chemicals, and biofuels industries that are in a great need of more efficient processes with lower costs. Within pulp and paper it can significantly help to lower the production costs, based on reduced energy and chemical usage and improved fibre quality. MetZyme also helps to optimize the catalysis of lignin and sugar conversion. This enables low-cost production of cellulosic fibers and sugars and supports the production of second-generation biofuels and bio-based chemicals, paving the way to sustainable European bioeconomy.
APEX makes it possible for MetGen to bridge the gap between pilot and industrial scale, and thus become profitable and competitive, and in a few years to be recognized as one of the worlds most significant enzyme companies.";2202250;1541575;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;METGEN OY;FI;;; 196473;672761;CORE;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.2.";SFS-08-2014-1;H2020;Camelina Oil for Sustainable Salmon Aquafeed;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Seafood is a major source in the human diet of Omega 3 long-chain poly unsaturated fatty acids -such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)- , which plays a very important role in human health.
Fish oil is a vital strategic ingredient for farmed fish and crustaceans, since it provides the required quantities of Omega 3 fatty acids, especially at the critical growth stages.
The prospects for increasing the production of fish oil are very limited, since most of the fisheries for fish oil production are now tightly monitored to not exceed the established fishing quotas and Total Allowable Catches (TACs). As current supply rates cannot keep up with demand, the fish farming industry, which grows close to 6% annually, in future will have to use less fish oil.
To remain competitive, limit environmental degradation and optimize the efficient use of fish oil, the development of more resource-efficient and sustainable vegetable oil for aquafeed production is needed.
Camelina oil, due to its unique fatty acid composition, is a sustainable vegetable oil that shows higher potential than other vegetable oils to replace fish oil in farmed salmonids diets while contributing to maintaining DHA and EPA levels.
Camelina Company Espaa (CCE), the European leader in sustainable camelina oil production, will perform a feasibility study to evaluate the new business opportunity of introducing camelina oil as an innovative key ingredient in the new oil blend that salmon aquafeed producers are currently developing to reduce fish oil dependency and increase the technical and environmental performance of salmon fish feed.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;CAMELINA COMPANY ESPANA S.L.;ES;;; 196386;666312;TRADECOM;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014;H2020;TRADECOM: Trader communication, collaboration and compliance system;1/08/2015;31/01/2018;;"In the proposed project, TRADECOM: Trader communication, collaboration and compliance system, the project partners will develop and validate innovative hardware and software solutions to meet the communication, collaboration and compliance needs of financial services, energy and commodity trading and brokerage markets.

The TRADECOM project partners will design and develop a new desktop communication endpoint (known as a trader turret) that will provide traders and brokers with high-quality, instant, private and secure group communications using intuitive user interfaces. The partners will also develop and implement necessary backend communication and media services to enable scalable, resilient and compliant call routing and recording via the internet and cloud services. The project will introduce new middleware that will link trader turrets to corporate computer systems, enabling turret functions to be accessed from enterprise applications (e.g. click-to-dial) and application data to be accessed from the turret (e.g. contacts and call groups). This will provide traders with more efficient ways to manage communications and workflow between the turret and other desktop systems. The TRADECOM turret will be designed to interoperate with Speakerbus emerging virtual turret (vTurret) services, which will replicate the TRADECOM trader communication services on desk and mobile devices. This will enable traders to work away from their main TRADECOM turret and still access specialist voice and data communication services. An important focus of the project will be to pilot and demonstrate the integrated TRADECOM systems in real operational environments and to assess the impact for traders and trading organisations. Taken together, these innovations will disrupt the trader voice market and its large incumbent technology suppliers, and provide high growth opportunities for the SME project partners.";2452933,75;1717053,63;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;SPEAKERBUS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED;UK;"INDUSTRIALPARTNERS GMBH;HISBIM HISARLAR BILGI VE INOVASYONMERKEZI SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIMSIRKETI";"DE;TR"; 196440;672308;ERCSC-VPRES-SUP2015;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC;H2020;Support to the Vice-Presidents of the ErC Scientific Council 2015;1/01/2015;31/12/2015;;The proposed Action will provide the necessary support to the Vice-Presidents of the European Research Council Scientific Council (ERC ScC) to achieve key milestones and deliverables of the ScC, which are required under the Horizon 2020 framework programme.;276125;276125;H2020-Adhoc-2014-20;CSA;Universitat Pompeu Fabra;ES;;; 196389;666423;Adaptcontrol;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014;H2020;A modular and compact controller design for light electric vehicles;1/04/2015;31/03/2019;;"Electro-mobility is one of the keys to achieve European objectives to reduce emissions and to halve the number of conventionally-fuelled vehicles by 2030.
Having identified the huge opportunities within the Electric Vehicles market, our company Bultaco Motors has revealed two all-electric motorcycle prototypes in May 2014 that will point the way forward in the electric motorcycle market. Supported by our excellent team, we have developed the whole power-train in-house. In the project Adaptcontrol, Bultaco Motors will go a step further and re-engineer an industrial solution of the currently used controller within the power-train with a solid performance at a competitive cost as well as validate the controller in fully operational environment and working conditions. Adaptcontrol aims at developing an enhanced version of the currently existing controller with a focus on: Volume reduction (-20% compared to the currently existing controller), weight reduction (- 13%), reduction in production cost (- 50%), and the development of a modular and adaptive design.

These improvements will lead to system advantages compared with current solutions that will ensure Bultaco Motors a considerable market share and leadership not only in the electric motorbike market but also in the growing European and worldwide market for electric vehicle controllers specific for light traction applications that has shown a steady growth rate in 2012 of 11% . Adaptcontrol aims to position Bultaco Motors as a reference world-wide supplier for smart vehicle control systems with overall energy management and recovery capabilities. The power control unit modularity, dimensions and operation configurations will allow any OEM engineer to adapt it to a wide range of electric vehicle types such as the formerly mentioned ones. In such applications, where reduction of weight and volume is so important, having a unique unit for the entire vehicle control makes integration easier and more space effective.";2042725;1429907,5;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;BULTACO MOTORS SL;ES;;; 196472;672757;ESW;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;European Structural Wood - for sustainable building components;1/06/2015;30/11/2015;;"ESW proposal outlines the opportunity to develop an innovative technological process which will produce a new constructional material, having higher yields compared with the best alternatives in terms of technical results, economic and environmental footprint performances. That would make ESW advantageous competitor and feasible alternative as structural material representing the best performing material for supporting structure. ESW proposed technology uses Thermo Vacuum Wood (TVW) for manufacturing an outstanding new bio-material which has the potential to replace most commonly used structural materials such as concrete, steel and timber. This novel process will ensure the sustainable supply of raw European materials via extremely environment friendly new solution in construction industry, and will also provide participating SME with the opportunity to derive an ongoing income. The engineered ESW has better technical performances (more resistant, robust, seismic tolerant) in respect to raw wood, laminated wood (glulam), aluminium alloy, concrete.
Upon successful completion of this project, the likely benefits to the partners, end-users and society will include:
The ability for manufacturing large-scale ESW constructional components
Significant reduction in carbon emission and consumes of energy via elimination of tropical timber import from extra UE countries
Reduction of toxic and pollutant glues used for manufacturing wood laminated constructional components
Savings (up to 20% /m3) for multilayer constructional components compared with wood (non tropical) and glulam ones
Savings (up 70% /m3) compared with constructional structures made of tropical timber or other thermotreated woods thanks of the use of local European (low market value) wood.
ESW is made okf wood treated with Thermo Vaccum process and glue. Thermo Vacuum Process was funded by Eco innovation in 2012 and gives thermovacuum wood that is strategic for ESW material.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;WDE MASPELL SRL;IT;;; 196317;664339;HEALTH-TECH;SIGNED;H2020-EU.4.a.;WIDESPREAD-1-2014;H2020;Centre of Excellence in Science and Technology for Healthy Ageing;1/06/2015;31/05/2016;;"In order to both solve the medical needs of ageing-populations in Europe, and develop an innovative ecosystem beneficial for the economy of Lithuania, it is proposed to foster the whole innovation chain in the area of healthy ageing from fundamental research through to the introduction of new products and services to the market - by creating in Lithuania a world-class Centre of Excellence (CoE) in science and technology for healthy ageing, named HEALTH-TECH.

The long-term vision for HEALTH-TECH is to:
- Become the leading provider of innovative medical solutions for the improvement of the health of ageing-populations in Europe,
- Consolidate research and development, education and training, and networking and promotion resources activities in the area of healthy ageing,
- Coordinate, integrate and support research excellence and innovation development in Lithuania, the Baltic Sea region, and Europe,
- Support researchers, physicians, and entrepreneurs in the field of healthy ageing science, technology and biotechnology to produce innovations beneficial for the society and economy of Lithuania and beyond.

To achieve this long-term vision, the CoE will leverage the knowledge, experience and resources of three Lithuanian universities KTU, LSMU, and VU - with the support of two advanced partners of the Baltic Sea region LUND in Sweden, and VTT in Finland - in four strategic research and innovation topics:

1. Mechanisms of age-related diseases
2. Biomarkers for age-related diseases
3. Diagnostics and monitoring technologies for age-related diseases
4. Regenerative technologies for age-related diseases

This project has the full support of the Lithuanian Government because it fits perfectly with the Lithuanian SMART Specialisation Strategy approved by the Government, and will allow an enhanced usage of the recently upgraded and newly built infrastructure for medical research in Lithuania.";465560;465560;H2020-WIDESPREAD-2014-1;SGA-CSA;KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS;LT;"VILNIAUS UNIVERSITETAS;LIETUVOS SVEIKATOS MOKSLU UNIVERSITETAS;LUNDS UNIVERSITET;Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy";"LT;SE;FI"; 196370;665777;miRaColl;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;miRNA-activated Scaffold Technologies for Cartilage Regeneration;1/09/2015;28/02/2017;;Adult articular cartilage has a limited capacity for repair so when damaged it can lead to joint degeneration and ultimately osteoarthritis. In our lab we have had significant success in enhancing tissue regeneration by functionalising collagen-based scaffolds for the delivery of therapeutic genes. In this project we propose to apply this concept for the delivery of microRNAs to promote enhanced cartilage repair.;149450;149450;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN IRELAND;IE;;; 196418;671852;RePack;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;Reusable, returnable packaging for e-commerce;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"RePack is a sustainable packaging system for online retailers and shoppers whereby delivery packages can be conveniently and easily returned, and then re-used. It is a system level innovation and its business model consists of three elements: 1) Reusable design packaging; 2) Stock, deposit management, and track and trace software; and 3) Market place for voucher use.

In Europe alone 3,7 billion disposable packages are sent to consumers annually. Ecommerce market has evaluated market size as 312 billion Euros and growing at almost 20 % annually (Ecommerce Europe, 2013). For webstores disposable packaging is a wasted opportunity to improve consumer experience, increase consumer loyalty and improve their supply chain efficiency. This behavior is wasteful from the perspective of consumers, webstores, environment and society as a whole. RePack end users save money on their next purchase and web stores improve consumer loyalty while offering environmentally sustainable delivery alternative to disposable packaging.

The main specific objective of the feasibility study is to pilot RePack in other EU markets. This pilot is used to gather consumer and webstore feedback to identify benefits and analyse bottlenecks in the ecommerce value chain in EU markets. Our current analysis is that the main bottleneck is lack of awareness regarding our innovation outside Finland, limited sales channels, lack of e-commerce contacts and long sales and project cycles. This is especially related to fashion ecommerce. We want to further investigate these bottlenecks, increase awareness of our solution and accelerate Repack adoption cycles.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;SUUNNITTELUTOIMISTO PERUSTE OY;FI;;; 196411;666810;Infantium 2.0;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014;H2020;Adaptive learning platform for personalized children education crossing cognitive and biometric inputs;1/05/2015;30/04/2017;;"The current educational system is not optimal - arguably even obsolete. At Infantium we are committed to bringing the latest advances in information and communication technologies to education in order to fundamentally change how our children learn.

Our proposed solution is an intelligent framework that gathers cognitive information related to the performance and interaction of kids as they consume educational content (such as APPs, learning videos, etc.) on tablets. The software monitors parameters such as the time required for a child to reach certain goals within the APP, or the time between two consecutive interactions in order to develop cognitive models.

Moreover, we monitor users biometric parameters using a bracelet device and a standard tablet camera to infer students emotions and gather behavioural information. Our main objective is to fuse cognitive and behavioural data, using our Artificial Intelligence-based technology. The result will be a unique system that is able to maximize learning ability using cognitive abilities and emotional motivation.

We are applying for funding through this program specifically to 1) miniaturize the bracelet prototype for comfort and ease of use, 2) modify and test the computer vision software with kids, using tablets, 3) fine-tune our algorithms to infer emotional states, 4) correlate the data from the wearable device and the vision algorithm, and 5) test the integrated system with kids during early childhood education.

We are requesting about 1.5M that will allow us to boost our growth by 45%, achieving an additional sales revenues of 11M and representing a ROI of 4 by 2020.";1483433,33;1038403;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;INFANTIUM SL;ES;;; 196372;665959;DIRS;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.4.;MSCA-COFUND-2014-DP;H2020;Deusto International Research School;1/01/2016;31/12/2020;;"With a proven track in PhD training (more than 1000 PhD in 50 years, 58 in 2013) the Deusto International Research School (DIRS) aims at attracting qualified international Early Stage Researchers for high quality PhD training that enhance research, complementary and transferable skills.
DIRS aims are grounded in a solid structure generated around a robust and dynamic ecosystem that encourages and enables cooperation, co-creation and collegiality among 7 doctoral programmes and 24 research groups around four research foci centred on challenges identified in the EU and the Basque Smart Specialisation Strategies: i) Health and Wellbeing, ii) Human Rights, Peace and Conflict Resolution, iii) Sustainable Development and Innovation and iv) Lifelong Learning.
UDEUSTO has actively and creatively procured conditions conducive to frequent dialogues between economic, cultural and social actors whose cooperation and exchanges help realise DIRS aims. These dialogues will ensure international and intersectoral mobility, including placements/internships to broaden ESR career employability tracks; cross-fertilisation of ideas and ideation of solutions to societal challenges fuelled by shared concerns and funding. 40 partners formally back DIRS project.
16 MSC PhD candidates will be selected via an open, transparent, merit-based, impartial, equitable and internationally advertised process that will take special care to avoid any form of discrimination. Upon acceptance, PhD candidates will sign an employment contract and will be hosted in an attractive environment to benefit from a shared supervision and mentoring process formally inscribed in the Doctoral Agreement and the individualized research/training development plan (Personal Career Development Plan).
Full internationalisation is an essential aspect of DIRS. The COFUND scheme will strengthen the European and International dimensions of the project by consolidating the current rate of ESR (31,25% of PhD students in 2013/2014)";2511360;1255680;H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2014;MSCA-COFUND-DP;UNIVERSIDAD DE LA IGLESIA DE DEUSTO;ES;;; 196371;665958;MWK-Fellows;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.4.;MSCA-COFUND-2014-FP;H2020;Fellowships in Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the Max-Weber-Kolleg;1/09/2015;31/08/2020;;"The MWK-Fellows programme financed by COFUND aims to allow excellent incoming researchers from countries other than Germany (in accordance with the EU-mobility-rule) to conduct their own, freely chosen, independent research projects in a highly competitive and intellectually vibrant research environment provided by the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies (Max-Weber-Kolleg).
The Max-Weber-Kolleg is a high-ranking research centre which forms an avant-garde institution of the University of Erfurt. It is distinguished by a unique organisational structure combining the features of an Institute for Advanced Study and a Graduate School and a Weberian research programme. The Weberian research programme combines historical, comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives with an interest in normative issues in the social sciences. It has a focus on societal challenges of contemporary societies, especially (religious) plurality, cultural diversity and social order, processes of acceleration and growth. The core disciplines are sociology, economics, religious studies, law, philosophy and history, but MWK-Fellows programm is open for related areas as well.
The Max-Weber-Kolleg is based on the principles of interdisciplinarity and internationality with a long-standing and progressively fine-tuned fellowship programme. By means of the COFUND-action Max-Weber-Kolleg will not only increase the number of international fellows but include a new intersectoral dimension into its fellowship programme.
At the Max-Weber-Kolleg, MWK-Fellows will enjoy the best possible support and an opportunity of being connected with larger research projects. Nevertheless the applicants freedom of choice of the research project is fully guaranteed.
The MWK-Fellows programme will improve international high-level research and science with and for society and will contribute to the fostering of the European Research Area (ERA), especially in the field of societal challenges.";2832000;1416000;H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2014;MSCA-COFUND-FP;UNIVERSITAT ERFURT;DE;;; 196458;672615;AgroPellet;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Development of a pelletising machine to process multiple-source agricultural mixes;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"100 million tons of agricultural residues are sustainably available per year for the production of energy in the EU, corresponding to 3.2 % of the EUs final energy consumption. One promising way to use this potential is to pelletise the residues for their combustion in CHP plants. This potential is not used, though, as most farmers produce a variety of different residues and none of the currently available pelletising machines is able to process them all simultaneously.
Pusch GmbH & Co. KG has developed an innovative new technology which allows the processing of all kinds of agricultural residues as well as mixtures of residues occurring in the EU. A first technical prototype has demonstrated the proper functioning and huge potentials of the technology. However, improvements and adaptations are required to achieve the market breakthrough. In this proposed project a feasibility study will reveal the technical feasibility of the envisaged improvements and the optimal way of implementation, while a business plan will show the optimal way of commercialisation.
The new pelletising machine will allow the European farmers to use the full energetic potential of their residues and therefore significantly increase their income while at the same time helping Europe to reach its goals of climate control. At current market prices for pellets an additional turnover of 14 billion per year can potentially be generated at EU level and up to 137 million tons of CO2 can be saved compared to fossil fuels. At the same time Pusch GmbH & Co. KG will be able to significantly grow in terms of turnover, profit and employees and to establish itself on the European market for renewable energy technologies.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;PUSCH GMBH & CO KG;DE;;; 196374;666010;TOPMed10;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.4.;MSCA-COFUND-2014-FP;H2020;Fellowship Programme supporting Career Development and Interdisciplinary Training in Omics driven Personalised Medicine;1/07/2015;30/06/2020;;UCD proposes the implementation of a new postdoctoral fellowship programme supporting career development and interdisciplinary training in omics driven Personalised Medicine for 10 high calibre experienced researchers undertaking transnational incoming mobility to Ireland (TOPMed10). Experienced researchers, by definition under Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), are those in possession of a doctoral degree (or at least 4 years of research experience (FTE)) at the time of the deadline for the submission of their fellowship proposal. TOPMed10 offers 10 prestigious fellowships, 2-3 years in duration, across two calls. Fellowships will be offered at 2 levels: level 1 will be targeted at incoming experienced researchers (as per MSCA definition) with 0-3 years additional research experience and level 2 will be targeted at incoming experienced researchers (as per MSCA definition) with 3\ years additional research experience. Career breaks will be taken into account. Fellowships of level 1 and 2 are open to candidates of any nationality who, at the time of the deadline for submission of proposals, shall not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline for submission date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account. Fellowships will be based in the UCD Research Institutes (Systems Biology Ireland, UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology, UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research and the UCD Clinical Research Centre). Fellows may undertake an optional 3-9 month secondment to a Partner Organisation (incl. academic, industry, clinical sector) or a research performing organisation in any country in the world deemed to be appropriate in terms of meeting the needs of the fellows research, training and career development requirements.;1770000;885000;H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2014;MSCA-COFUND-FP;UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN;IE;;; 196457;672614;SmartX;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;SmartX is an innovative ICT platform for electricity demand-supply management;1/05/2015;30/09/2015;;"SmartX - an innovative ICT platform for electricity demand-supply management allows energy suppliers to optimize their operating costs on one hand and reduce electricity bills for their customers on the other. SmartX consists of a central control unit that makes energy supplier able to control energy consumption and generation at the level of single houselhold. For example energy vendor may be interested to limit some non-critical energy-consuming assets at the peak time (like air conditioning when nobody is at home) or maximize home-based PV installation capacity of its customer at the peak time.
Thanks to that, the vendor is able to buy less energy in the wholesale market at the peak times. Yielding control over some consuming/producing assets brings value to vendors' final customers - they will be able to pay less for the energy (less consumption in peak times) and/or get better price for the green energy they produce at home and they will not need to pay any attention in order to achieve that. Moreover vendors will probably offer better tariffs to the customers connected to SmartX as the cost of supply-demand risk management for such group of customers will be much cheaper.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;CONNECTPOINT SP ZOO;PL;;; 196425;671978;Paediatric LMS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Non-Invasive Quantitative Magnetic Resonance for Obese Children the Paediatric LiverMultiScan Test;1/06/2015;31/10/2015;;"As for adults, chronic liver disease is children is a major, rapidly growing health problem. The main causal factor is obesity, leading to fatty liver disease and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Inadequately treated children with liver disease will impose a disproportionate life-long burden on a nations healthcare system. In the EU, one third of adolescents is overweight/obese. Current techniques to diagnose and monitor liver disease in children are poor, insensitive or invasive. Liver biopsy is painful, costly, and samples only a tiny fraction of the liver. Perspectum Diagnostics is a University of Oxford spin-out founded by world-leading clinical and engineering experts in MRI. They have developed a quick, non-invasive MRI test that measures accurately the main features of liver pathology. Clinical trials in adults show excellent diagnostic performance and reproducibility. Perspectums first product, LiverMultiScan (LMS), is CE-marked for diagnosis of adult liver disease. We propose substantial modification of LMS for liver disease in children/adolescents. This requires adaptation and optimization of the methods in LMS, not least definition of thresholds and grading of disease, and analysis/presentation of results. A multicentre clinical trial is needed to obtain solid clinical evidence of diagnostic efficacy and cost-effectiveness of Paediatric LMS. We will develop a study design with a clinical trials unit; establish a network of EU clinical sites; ensure recruitment and technical feasibility at each site; cost the clinical study; establish economic viability; obtain more precise estimates of market size and growth rates, as well as the economic benefit to users. Paediatric LMS can become the standard test for assessing chronic liver disease in children, presenting not only a huge economic opportunity, but also the chance to greatly improve liver health in EU children. We will deliver a business plan for a subsequent phase 2 application.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;PERSPECTUM DIAGNOSTICS LTD;UK;;; 196355;665633;BLOBREC;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;A gene expression test in blood for breast cancer;1/05/2015;30/04/2016;;"The aim of BLOBREC is to develop a blood-based test for the diagnosis of breast cancer. The test is based on results from gene expression analyses in a hospital based nested case-control study in the Norwegian Women and Cancer postgenome cohort study. The controls are healthy population controls from the same cohort. The innovative potential of a gene expression test is the independency from other test for breast cancer like imaging technologies (mammograms, ultrasound, MR) and pathological diagnosis. As such it could be used by itself or in combination with these other technologies. The idea has been considered by the International Search Authorities to be novel and inventive and thus, considered to be patentable.
Further analyses should be run to improve the predictive values of the test together with an external validation. The scenarios of use will be discussed. Based on this work comprehensive documentation should be available for commercial partners. Through collaboration with a technology transfer institution the potential approaches to commercial companies should be explored before any negociations.
The idea could have important social and clinical implications through improved diagnosis of breast cancer given the increasing incidence of this disease in many countries worldwide.";143933;143933;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE;NO;;; 196302;664047;SEMICOOL-H;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;Hybrid cooling system for semiconductor detectors of X- and Gamma- Rays;1/04/2015;30/09/2015;;"Semiconductor detectors for x- and gamma-rays registration are widely used in nuclear energetic and ecology, geology and mineral resource industry, medicine and scientific research activities, other spheres. To provide the best performance in all applications, HPGe and SiLi detectors require a cooling till liquid nitrogen (LN2) temperatures. In general cooling system semiconductor detectors are installed in vacuum cryostat which is submerced to Dewar vessel with LN2. In the process of using LN2 there is constant boiling and evaporating of LN2 and therefore there is a permanent necessity to control a LN2 level in Dewar vessel and to fill it with the certain periodicity. Typical periodicity for 20-30 l volume change is once per week. Refilling these volumes is problematic due to its need for permanent attention and that automatic filling requires special expensive equipment. This proposal declares a technology where refilling of LN2 is needed with much lower periodicity (about once in a year). This hybrid cooling system includes cryostat with semiconductor detector, Dewar vessel with LN2 for detector cooling and electrical cooler for condensation of evaporated LN2. Such system should be hermetically closed. The current system provides the re-use of resources (LN2) so giving the contribution in the sustainability of resources and energy efficiency.
The following project realizes the feasibility study for the development of advanced hybrid cooling system for semiconductor detectors.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;BALTIC SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS SIA;LV;;; 196403;666635;TRADECC;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014;H2020;TRADExpress Client Clearing;1/04/2015;30/09/2016;;The objective of this project is to create a real-time risk margining and multi-asset client clearing product for banks. Banks and their clients will receive an instant and complete view of their risk exposure, which will enable them to use posted collateral efficiently across all markets they trade a disruptive shift in the client clearing business, moving from batch to real-time clearing.;3148200;2203740;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;CINNOBER FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY AB;SE;;; 196396;666507;ADVANCED-BIPV;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014;H2020;NEW GENERATION OF BIPV-GLASS WITH ADVANCED INTEGRATION PROPERTIES;1/04/2015;31/03/2017;;This project proposal starts to walk pursuing to accomplish the following main general objective: to overcome the main limiting factors of BIPV technology strengthening its competitiveness by developing new generation PV glazing satisfying the well-defined market demanded architectural trends. ONYX will face this main goal by developing a new family of products referred as Novel XL-BIPV glazing units, High-Mechanical Resistance PV units and high performing vision glazing based on PV thin film transparent panes (transparency over 50%) being market ready within the 24 forthcoming months. During the lifetime of the project, main challenges will be faced and overtaken by well-defined approaches. Out of the technical challenges ONYX will establish a very well defined commercialization and marketing strategy targeting global markets and main green building and architectural glazing stakeholders. ONYX ambition will be reaching the blue ocean concept. In other words, by developing BIPV products with undeniable added value achieving a clear market differentiation from our competitors leading to a greater range of coverage of the architectural glass industry, gaining the attention of prestigious end users as clients, and promoting a sense of market dominance by offering products that others cannot. The final goal will be achieving a 4,3% market share of the global BIPV business by 2020. It means to double or quadruplicate our actual share of 1% in a market that will grow from $823 million ($US) in 2014 to $2.7 billion in 2019 (30% growth/per year). On the other hand, it should be pointed out that this project proposal fits perfectly with general EU policies in terms of sustainability as for instance Energy Performance of Building Directives. In summary, by executing this project ONYX seeks to become a world leader not only in BIPV, but also in high-performing architectural glazing and Green Building Sector developing BIPV unique solutions.;2695887,5;1887121,25;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;ONYX SOLAR ENERGY S.L;ES;;; 196358;665619;MicroMap;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;A new instrument for mapping the ultrafast photo-conductivity of materials for optoelectronics;1/09/2015;28/02/2017;;The introduction of new photo-active materials with enhanced performance is enabling a fast technological development in fields such as photovoltaics, photodetection, display technology and imaging systems. The efforts on the improvement of the synthesis and growth of these materials are in many cases not accompanied with equal efforts on the development of appropriate techniques that enable their characterization. MicroMap aims to develop a commercial instrument for the contact-free characterization of the high frequency photoconductivity of materials. The demonstrator will consist of an optically pumped near-field microscope and far-field spectrometer to map the response of photo-excited materials over areas of varying size from micrometers to several centimeters. This unique combination of length scales will enable to probe the conductivities of full devices and to determine the conductivities and carrier life times in single or few nanostructures or small areas to define the microscopic origin of the factors limiting the photoresponse. To demonstrate the feasibility of the instrument for the characterization of materials, we plan to test it on novel materials being currently investigated for optoelectronic applications. These include graphene, nanowires and perovskites. These tests will be used to elaborate technical notes that will help the commercialization of the instrument. The outcome of this project will be licensed to Protemics GmbH, which is a privately held spin-off of the research company AMO GmbH and the Institute of Semiconductor Electronics (RWTH Aachen University) with a background of two decades in THz technology . The target market for the instrument is academic and industrial research organizations working on materials research. We will also carry out a detailed business analysis to identify broader possibilities, e.g., for material characterization in industrial production or for THz sensing.;148750;148750;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN;NL;;; 196356;665725;IONOSENSE-POC;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;Exploitation of Organic Electrochemical Transistors for Biological Ionsensing Proof Of Concept;1/04/2015;30/09/2016;;The IONOSENSE-POC project proposes a novel solution to enable label-free, electronic monitoring of live cells in vitro, using innovative organic bioelectronic technology. The device, the organic electrochemical transistor (OECT), integrated with live cells forming a tissue, has been shown to accurately assess the integrity of the cells, providing dynamic, highly sensitive measurements after exposure to toxins/pathogens. Validation against traditional, optical methods, or commercially available electronic monitoring equipment demonstrated the OECT to have equal or improved sensitivity and temporal resolution. As an added bonus, the OECT is fabricated using conducting polymers, which are not only amenable to low cost processing techniques, but are also optically transparent, yielding devices compatible with high resolution imaging techniques, of critical importance to life scientists. In the POC project, we propose to take this extremely promising technological breakthrough developed in an academic environment, and transition it to a prototype suitable for future commercialization. In parallel, the appropriate steps will be taken necessary to ascertain the market niche(s), initially identified as being in the areas of Biomems targeted for diagnostics/drug discovery. Finally, an adapted exploitation strategy will be developed to best suit the technology developed during the IONOSENSE project. The team assembled to execute the project is extremely committed to the commercialization venture, in particular due to significant feedback from industrial partners (potential endusers) from such diverse biomedical applications as the cosmetics industry, neurotoxicology, electrophysiology instrumentation developers, drug development companies etc. The success of this POC project will have broad ranging, highly positive impacts for society in the EU and further, due to reduction of experimentation on animals, improved healthcare outcomes, and economic development to name a few.;149673;149673;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS;FR;;; 196273;663655;FlowcusinUp;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;Scale Up of Microencapsulation Systems by using Flow Focusing Technology;1/02/2015;30/06/2015;;"FlowcusinUP global innovation project aims at designing an innovative Microencapsulation industrial-strength system sufficiently scalable, adaptable and versatile to fulfil new market opportunities.

Ingeniatrics is a highly innovative SME with extensive background in micro-and-nanoscale market and technologies, and with an Intellectual Knowledge protected by over 80 national and international patents (and applications). Despite his proven track record, Ingeniatrics current laboratory-based manufacturing facility couldnt afford the increasing demands of the fast-growing microcapsules market.

FlowcusinUP industrialization will improve the efficiency in the process of manufacture, driving Ingeniatrics to produce monodisperse particles with a core-shell full protection and sizes below 100-150 microns. At this moment, there is no system capable of producing microcapsules with ultimate features that allow the patented technologies from Ingeniatrics and with efficient quantity/cost ratio to address industry-wide production.

The present FlowcusinUP Phase 1 will undertake technical, economical, operational and marketing-related analysis to validate the profitability of the solution and successful access to global market. At the end of phase 2 FlowcusinUP foresees a reduction of production costs of approximately 50 times, and reduction of production time around 150 times compared to current systems.

The future commercialization of the FlowcusinUP outcomes will strengthen EU microparticles ecosystem and related applications (nutraceuticals, agrochemical, pharmaceutical, food, textiles, paper industry...) and will booster Ingeniatrics to a leading position within the microencapsulation market.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;INGENIATRICS TECNOLOGIAS S.L.;ES;;; 196443;672421;Heat2Energy;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Demonstrating a highly-efficient and cost-effective energy conversion technology for waste heat recovery;1/05/2015;30/09/2015;;"The project presents a new energy conversion technology for low-grade waste heat recovery. It transforms thermal energy (80C - 400C) from different heat sources on demand either in mechanical, electrical energy or higher/lower temperature levels. The working principle is: Due to a waste heat supply a working medium expands against a working fluid and against the Energy Converting Unit that works as a hydraulic engine to generate different kind of energy forms. Heat2Energy achieves much higher overall efficiencies of >20% than conventional technologies like ORC. The users can be found world-wide, where ever thermal processes happen. They are either application-specific end users (private, public organisations, individuals), components manufacturers for integration in their own products/processes or system manufacturers. Depending on the heat source advent, the potential markets are: Industry (waste heat recovery; efficiency increase of existing power plants), Home (energy efficiency increase of buildings), Renewables (solar thermal, biomass, geothermal) and Mobility (energy-efficient drives for ships, locomotives and trucks). The commercial potential to recover the industrial waste heat in Europe is estimated at 2,000 PJ/a. In Germany, the market value of waste heat recovery exceeds 25 Billion/a. It is a growing high volume market as applications are so manifold across many sectors. The economic benefits are substantial energy cost savings, reduction of GHG emissions and the possibility of operating energy-autonomous applications. The technology significantly contributes to the sustainable use of natural resources and to secure and decarbonise the European energy system including the integration of renewables. The feasibility assessment shall prepare the demonstration of the technology in the cement industry to provide mechanical drive for the screw-type compressor to generate compressed air, to elaborate the business plan and to finally promote the technology.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;THERMOLECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS GMBH;DE;;; 196399;666566;GT;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014;H2020;Green battery-less Tire Pressure Monitoring System;1/04/2015;31/05/2017;;"The main objective of the project is the growth and internationalization of FARSENS by the development of a Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS), an electronic system in charge of the monitoring of the wheels air pressure, providing a real-time information. This information is very useful in regarding security, but also in terms of gas consumption, and thus in terms of reducing air pollution. Besides the intrinsic interest of this system in relation to security and environment, it is also mandatory by legislation to be installed in all the new cars in the USA and it will be mandatory by the end of 2014 for all new models, what makes an increment of around 50 million vehicles equipped with this system until 2015. Taking into account 4 devices per vehicle, it turns out in 200million TPMS units.
This project will lead the company growth for the next years from a high technology solution developer to an important stakeholder in automotive industry. During the last years the main strategy of the company has been focused on creating a reliable structure in order to ensure the success once one of the developed products entries the market. This project is natural as it is the next logical step to develop its strategy. FARSENS battery less solution meets all technical specifications and minimizes costs due to:
1-Cost-effectiveness (less subcomponents and the new design makes it half the actual cost). FARSENS solution is based on a battery less system and a 99% of inclusion of the sensors functionalities in only one ASIC. These decreases the cost of the components and assembly cost.
2-Saving due to less waste management and easier recycling (there is not battery), without compromising the quality or the service.
Thanks to the SME instrument, 2017 could be the year with the first sales, with an estimated 28% profit (0.55 M) and during 2018 it is estimated an accumulated balance of 0.5 M, being the ROI only 2 years.";803462,5;562423,75;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;FARSENS, S.L;ES;;; 196361;665522;PhotonCount;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;Imaging with Photon Counting: Reduced costs, increased dynamic range;1/04/2015;31/03/2016;;Optical methods and fluorescent proteins to probe and manipulate cellular and subcellular processes have proven to be a major driving force behind many recent breakthroughs in biology and medicine. Recent developments in photonics have led to increased spatial and temporal resolution and now allow the study of single identified synaptic contacts between neurons as well as large-scale neuronal networks. Brain tissue strongly scatters light. Thereby, the amount of light emitted by fluorescent probes in small structures inside neuronal tissue that reaches the microscope objective is small. Fluorescence imaging in living tissue, as I use in my ERC-funded research program, is therefore limited by low signal-to-noise levels. One approach in increasing the level of such weak fluorescence is to increase the excitation power, but this has the undesirable effect of bleaching the fluorescence faster and damaging the cell. Another approach is to optimize the fluorescence collection by using high-end microscope objectives in the 20,000 eur range with improved light transmission, high numerical aperture and low magnification that can collect fluorescence more efficiently. Although these objectives brought a significant improvement to imaging applications, physical limitations in their design cannot offer anymore a similar qualitative improvement as previously. Since there is a great need to further improve biological imaging, the present proof of concept application aims to achieve this by developing advanced, but low-cost, electronics for the optical detection of weak fluorescence signals through Photon Counting, and bring this technology to the market.;147500;147500;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;STICHTING VU;NL;;; 196359;665412;XMED;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;Medical Phase Contrast X-ray Imaging with Laser Plasma Accelerator;1/04/2015;30/09/2016;;Cancer detection at an early stage is crucial for subsequent therapy success. To achieve this goal, an effective screening should rely on a specific tool that should be not only non-invasive but also adaptable to patients and their diseases. Widely used nowadays, X-Ray imaging (RX) is a well-established cancer screening technique. However, it poses major problems of (i) detection of tumours at early stages when they are small and of low contrast, (ii) dose deposition in a body, especially for frequent and long term monitoring and (iii) energy tunability of the X-ray source to optimize the imaging. The project XMED aims at tackling simultaneously these three strong limitations, and to come out within 18 months with a demonstrator. For this purpose the most advanced electron beams produced by laser plasma accelerators will be use to radiate a bright, tunable X ray beam using the recent all optical Compton scheme.;149851;149851;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS;FR;;; 196442;672390;SLIGHT GRANULATION;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;SLIGHT GRANULATION process reducing Water consumption in ceramic tiles industry;1/06/2015;30/11/2015;;"The objective of SLIGHT GRANULATION project is to validate on the market an innovative production process, reducing both the use of water in ceramic industrial processes and the energy consumption. The new process will address a specific phase of production chain (i.e. granulation), reducing by 40% the use of water and completely cutting off the energy consumption in this phase.
Before taking the final go to market decision, it will be necessary to carry out a wide and extensive market and feasibility study aiming at setting up the main economic and technical drivers leading the subsequent market deployment phase. While initial test have been already carried out through a pilot plant in small scale, the objective of the overall innovation program will be to set up a wider piloting phase, involving industrial actors that may support Manfredini and Schianchi in fine tuning operational parameters of Slight Granulation process. The objectives of the feasibility study will aim at obtaining direct feedback from potential users, before starting the full industrialization of the process. The low level objectives will be:
- to lead at least 15 interviews with potential customers
- to define a panel of at least 4 users to be involved in innovation phase
- to clearly define functioning parameters of Slight Granulation process
- to carry out a (preliminary) P&L for Slight Granulation plant business line;
- to monitor IPR issues
- to define technical road map for innovation phase.
The results of the validation study will be enclosed in a Business and innovation plan, that will be submitted as main deliverable at the end of the project.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;MANFREDINI & SCHIANCHI SRL;IT;;; 196340;664876;GSVRotor;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;Development of the Gas-Solid Vortex-Rotor Reactor;1/06/2015;30/11/2016;;The project includes Proof-of-Concept research, as well as preparation and submission of a new patent application. The intention of the current proposal is to develop a novel gas-solid reactor that drastically reduces the limitations of these reactors. Moreover, novel fields of applications will be sought. This new Intellectual Property of UGent will be a subject of its following licensing.;149900;149900;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;UNIVERSITEIT GENT;BE;;; 196287;663862;WISE;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;WISE Wide Instantaneous Support Equipment;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"In the aviation industry, the downtime of aircrafts due to maintenance operations, also called Aircraft On Ground (AOG), represents a huge economic loss for airline companies. Each 24 hours of AOG can cost up to 100 000$ to the company . While the repair of electronic circuits often takes only a few minutes, repairing a part of an aircrafts structure can range from a couple of days to several weeks. The WISE (Wide Instantaneous Support Equipment) project aims at accelerating and improving structural repairs on aircrafts.

In the current market organisation, structural repairs require onsite specialized expertise. As experts are not available in every airport, they often have to be flown on site and this creates costly delays. Instead of physically moving the experts, WISE will bring expert assistance to the onsite teams through an advanced augmented reality communication system. Any maintenance site will then be able to benefit from the cumulated expertise of SUNAERO, which provides better results than any individual expert and avoids the added inconvenience of delaying the repair. Air flight security will be improved and costs reduced.

The WISE project stems from repeated requests from customers, challenging us to devise a device capable of bringing world-class expertise to their onsite general maintenance teams. As the financial and technical benefits of such a solution are quite obvious, the goal of this feasibility study is to prove that such a feat is achievable.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;SUNAERO - HELITEST;FR;;; 196381;666167;HTPush;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014;H2020;Universal and compatible system for plumbing and heating;1/04/2015;30/11/2016;;"Current trends in the global construction market show a scenario in which sustainability and modularity are the predominant concepts. These trends are shifting the value chain of this sector towards economic, strong, fast and versatile construction systems. In this line, accessories for quick connection of pipes (fittings), known as push-fit fittings, have great advantages over conventional ones. However, their use is limited because they are neither universal (usable for any kind of pipe) nor compatible (valid to be used with pipes of any manufacturer).
At Hita Technology of Plastics Systems, S.L. we aim to develop and commercialise a complete family of push-fit fittings and flow regulators (HTPush) for potable water, plumbing heating, floor heating and radiator systems, intended to remove current shortcomings, offering end users a comprehensive solution to build complete installations to transport fluids from the general water network to the discharge point regardless from the pipe material and/or its manufacturer.
These accessories will be developed (in line with topic NMP-25) making use of advanced polymeric materials, and novel and exclusive manufacturing methods. It will also based on a new, patented technology developed by our company (WO/2014/072539).

Through this development our company expect introduce an innovative product into the market carrying out exploitation and diffusion activities during the project. As a result, it is expected an important growth for our company reaching a 2,4% market share, multiplying our sales by 10 and obtaining a total profit of 12,5 M in H2020. Also it is expected an induced benefit for UE, 42,75 M reached in H2020, derived from savings for end users, energy and waste savings and benefits from exportation.";1628900;1140230;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;HITA TECHNOLOGY OF PLASTIC SYSTEMS SL;ES;;; 196342;664926;FLOODSAFE;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;ASESSMENT AND INITIAL STEPS FOR THE EXPLOITATION OF A SIMULATION SOFTWARE FOR THE STUDY AND MITIGATION OF THE EFFECT OF FLOODS ON CONSTRUCTIONS AND LANDSCAPE;1/07/2015;30/06/2016;;"In the FLOODSAFE PoC we will explore the industrial applicability and potential for commercialization of the computational technology developed in the SAFECON Advanced Grant project for the study and mitigation of the effect of floods on constructions and landscape.
The SAFECON technology will help engineers to the enhanced design, building and maintenance of new protective constructions under extreme floods, as well as for the surveillance, risk management and monitoring of existing constructions and landscape in flooding situations.
The FLOODSAFE PoC will greatly help move the SAFECON software technology towards the initial steps of an innovation process leading to a new software for study of particulate mudflows and their interaction with constructions and landscape with the ultimate aim of ensuring the safety of existing and new civil infrastructures and the environment during floods.
In FLOODSAFE we will test the SAFECON software for solving practical cases of the effect of floods on constructions and landscape, define end user requirements, identify market needs, select potential users and define the roadmap for transfer and commercial exploitation of the software.";149856;149856;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA;ES;;; 196379;666102;IF-EBOla;SIGNED;H2020-EU.3.1.;Health;H2020;Control of the Ebola Oubreak by both innovative Ultrasensitive Detection of EBOV and therapy;1/11/2014;31/10/2017;;"IF-EBOLa has been strategically designed to efficiently respond to critical needs required to control the current EBOV outbreak from spreading. The work will involve two of the main EVD outbreak sites, Sierra Leone and Guinea. MDs, public health authorities and virus experts working on site, under ethical regulatory rules, will extend their collaboration to companies and institution to form a consortium of outstanding complementary partners, sharing their innovative technological approaches for a common goal.

Our project aim is to contribute to provide an innovative early and accurate diagnostic for an early treatment and includes 2 phases: (I) a phase of preparation including, ethical authorizations, antibody production, technical and field organization as well as the beginning a follow-up of the homeostatic profile of contacts early-EBOV diagnosed and self-cured convalescent individuals in the absence of existing treatment, (with an ultrasensitive detection method of pernicious microorganisms, from the EC USDEP project qualified as a European success story USDEP project in 2010 by the EC-Project Officer) and (II) using a wide validated approach revisited with an innovative concept (strongly supported EC/EMA-WHO), we propose to carry out an experimental passive-immune therapy based on neutralizing capacity of horse anti-EBOV polyclonal F(ab)2 on early-diagnosed patients (n>300 that will be adapted in function of the epidemic situation) to impact and reduce their pre-existing viremia, their mortality, the evolution of their homeostasis profile, during and after this treatment (once patients become convalescents). The homeostasis status evolution will help to generate high quality scientific data to understand the EVD, the effect of this therapy and cure parameters characterized at 3 different levels: immune (transcriptomes, NGS, metagenomics); infectious (other than EBOV, DNA arrays), and EBOV diversity (sequencing and metagenomics).";2037770;1992770;H2020-Adhoc-2014-20;RIA;INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT;FR;"METABIOTA INC;ORION INTEGRATED BIOSCIENCES INC.;BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV;ISTITUTO NAZIONALE PER LE MALATTIEINFETTIVE LAZZARO SPALLANZANI-ISTITUTO DI RICOVERO E CURA A CARATTERESCIENTIFICO;FABENTECH;ABSISKEY CP;UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA;INSTITUT PASTEUR";"US;IL;IT;FR;CA"; 196258;663503;MDLab Ginestra;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;A novel characterization- and reliability-oriented simulation software for dielectric-based nano-electronic devices;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"MDLab (Modeling Dielectric Laboratory) has developed a novel micro- and nano-electronic devices simulation software focused on the physical phenomena occurring in the dielectric layers i.e. charge and ion transport, charge trapping, and structural degradation. The MDLab software has several distinctive features (i.e., automatic interpretation and calibration, full reliability simulation, focus on dielectric-based devices with a multi-scale atomic approach, flexible graphical interface resembling a measurement instrument) compared to the TCAD software available on the market, which represents a great opportunity to successfully enter the market by responding to needs currently not covered by competitive commercial TCAD tools. Thanks to a novel user interface concept designed to be intuitive, a broad adoption of the software is expected from non-simulation-experts, who can benefit from the Graphical User Interface (GUI) simplicity, allowing connecting the electrical curves to the atomic/physical properties of the dielectric materials in an intuitive simulation environment.
MDLab aims at becoming an European and worldwide company developing simulation software for electronic devices, changing the way simulation tools are used in the semiconductor industry, thanks to the friendly and flexible interface connecting electronic device performance/reliability to atomic device properties.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;MDLAB SRL;IT;;; 196428;672027;HUMICE;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.4.";BIOTEC-5a-2014-1;H2020;AXENIS Humanized Mice Innovation towards industrial scale-up;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Since 2010, AXENIS has developed proprietary, state-of-the-art humanized mouse models as preclinical tools for biomedical research and biopharmaceutical industry in the field of immunology, infectious diseases, immuno-oncology and inflammation. Humanised mice are extremely attractive and effective to perform a fine evaluation of new therapeutic and diagnostic options in a human-like environment. Overall, humanized mouse preclinical testing benefit to the patients (safer products) and pharmaceutical companies (upfront pre-clinical screening of molecules reducing clinical development costs).
To become a global European leader addressing the health market needs for humanized mouse models, the humanized mouse production activity of the company requires to be scaled up to an industrial level that will better suit the end-users expectations. That is a reason why a feasibility study is needed to help AXENIS accessing a comprehensive survey of production scale-up (at least 10-fold) from current low scale level (few hundred units per year) to the level of multiple of thousand units per year under optimal regulatory standards; an evaluation of the production costs with the aim of lowering the unit price by at least two; precise valuation of the demand market segments; and a risk assessment of the scale-up project.
The HUMANMICE project is therefore the basis to the future development of the company, to establish humanized mice as a new standard for preclinical studies, develop the next generation of humanized mouse models, create an environment supporting business & collaboration opportunities, minimize the production costs and maximize the corresponding revenues.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;AXENIS;FR;;; 196341;664910;FORECAST;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;ASSESSMENT AND INITIAL STEPS FOR THE EXPLOITATION OF A FAST SIMULATION SOFTWARE FOR CASTINGMANUFACTURING OPERATIONS;1/05/2015;30/04/2016;;"In the FORECAST PoC we will explore the industrial applicability and potential for commercialization of the new fast simulation technology developed in REALTIME for the enhanced design of mould filling processes in casting manufacturing operations of mechanical components.
The computational technology tested In the FORECAST PoC will allow the casting industry, and in particular SMEs, to solve mould filling problems in times useful for taking decisions helping the design and operation of casting processes. In addition the REALTIME technology will allow users taking into account the multi-fluid character of mould filling processes, including coupled thermal-flow effects in both the air contained in the mould and the molten metal and heat transfer between the flowing melt and the mould walls.
The FORECAST PoC will greatly help move the REALTIME software technology towards the initial steps of an innovation process leading to a new extremely fast and accurate mould filling simulation software for enhanced design of casting manufacturing operations of mechanical components for a wide range of applications in industry";149963;149963;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA;ES;;; 196365;665656;ACOFORS;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;Launching Acoustic Force Spectroscopy - unlocking the potential of biomolecular bungee jumping;1/07/2015;30/06/2016;;"ACOFORS has been designed with the ultimate goal of preparing commercialisation of Acoustic Force Spectroscopy (AFS). AFS is a completely new and powerful technique for determining biomolecular mechanics and structure of single molecules such as DNA and proteins. These studies are performed on a large scale by biologists and within pharmaceutical companies for e.g. drug discovery and development. Current technologies for force spectroscopy (FS) represent a $50\ million market, but are expensive, require high levels of specialism and are laborious. AFS, invented in the laboratory of Prof. Wuite, is much simpler to use, can be operated in high-throughput mode and can become available at relative low cost. As such, AFS vastly expands the possibilities of FS and makes it available to a much wider community. This makes AFS a very attractive technology for science and business, both from the perspective of the user and of the seller.
In ACOFORS, a team of scientists and business developers will transform the current prototype in a marketable product, strengthen the intellectual property position, build a solid business case based on an extensive market analysis and take steps towards licensing the technology to industry.";150000;150000;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;STICHTING VU;NL;;; 196346;665215;EMOTION;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;Electric-field driven magnetic domain wall motion for memory technologies;1/04/2015;30/09/2016;;Memory technologies that are used in computers, smart phones, tablets, etc. can be coarsely divided into two classes: fast but volatile DRAMs (dynamic random access memory) and non-volatile flash memories. Racetrack memory based on the controlled motion of magnetic domain walls is a promising new technology for next generation memories, because it combines the speed of DRAMs and the non-volatile properties of flash memories. One key drawback, however, is the required use of intense electric currents to move magnetic domain walls along narrow wires, which causes undesirable heat dissipation and considerable power losses. With this ERC proof-of-concept proposal, we aim at exploring the empty technology space around a recent invention in our laboratory, namely the ability to drive magnetic domain walls using electric fields (i.e. voltages) rather than electric currents in ferroelectric-ferromagnetic bilayers. Since no electric currents are flowing through the insulating ferroelectric layer during prototype device operation, power consumption and heating are minimal. Moreover, electric-field control of magnetic domain wall motion in our experimental demonstrator is deterministic and completely reversible. Using the ERC proof-of-concept grant, time and money will be invested for obtaining IPR protection for this new technology, different ways for industrial collaboration will be investigated (e.g. licensing of the technology/IPR directly or founding of a technology licensing spin-out) and contacts will be sought. A market analysis will be performed and a commercialisation roadmap and IPR strategy will be created.;149778;149778;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;AALTO-KORKEAKOULUSAATIO;FI;;; 196427;672013;MAXITHERM;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;Innovative textile based heating system for technical applications with a special focus on Electric Vehicles;1/05/2015;31/08/2015;;The objective of MAXITHERM is to contribute to the expansion of Electric mobility by extending Electric Vehicles autonomy. We propose a heating system for EV that reduces electricity demand of heating systems in by 30% while maitaining passenger comfort. MAXITHERM is a heating system based on a technical textile composed by a blend of electrically conductive and non-electrically conductive fibres that is integrated within the structure of the vehicles. It provides direct and fast heat to passangers and is 32% more cost efficient that current solutions.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;MAXITEX GMBH;DE;;; 196388;666412;I-DISC;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.2.";BG-12-2014;H2020;Development of a Novel, Intelligent Down the Hole Disconnect Tool;1/04/2015;30/11/2017;;"A Bottom hole assembly (BHA) is a series of components that form the lower part of the drill string, extending from the bit to the drill pipe. During oil and gas exploration the BHA can become stuck/jammed due to poor cleaning of the hole and subsequent build-up of cuttings. With direction drilling programmes now exceeding 10km, problems are becoming more common and expensive as oil exploration companies look to access difficult to extract oil reserves from reservoirs which until recently were not commercially viable, particularly in deep water. Methods of disconnecting the BHA need to be activated in highly deviated or horizontal wells where wireline systems cannot easily be employed. In development and exploration drilling, the costs when the BHA becomes stuck down the hole are considerable.

The aim of the I-DISC project is to design, develop and ready for market a high temperature variant of a novel intelligent down the hole disconnect tool (I-DISC) which, in the case of a stuck bottom hole assembly (BHA), would provide disconnection from the BHA and extraction in less than a tenth of the time of the existing state of art methods. Integral to the disconnect feature is a circulation valve (I-CIRC) that enhances the products capability to mitigate becoming stuck in the first place.";3202263,25;2241584;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;CUTTING & WEAR RESISTANT DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED;UK;;; 196410;666794;CoeLux VR;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014;H2020;Industrialisation of the CoeLux(VR) product line, through upscaling of the nanodispersion production process, and optimisation of the production chain;1/05/2015;30/04/2017;;"Changing the way we experience the light, bringing the outdoors indoors: this is the mission of the CoeLux technology, which after 12 years of research, managed to obtain CoeLux(HE), the first commercial product able to reproduce sky and sunlight in an interior space. The result is a warm, direct, sunlight and a surrounding sky light, completely transforming indoor spaces, giving them volume and shape through light and shadow, and which allows creating a new relationship between people and the surrounding architecture.
The next step of the companys growth plan is to bring this pioneering product, which can be produced for a small niche of high-end users, to the industrial scale, thus satisfying the blossoming demand. This will be the focus of the CoeLux(VR) innovation project, which will deliver two new modular systems (SkyBlade and SkyCasket), amenable to large scale production.
This will be achieved through 4 developmental stages: 1 Upscaling of the nanomaterial dispersion used to coat the diffusing panel which represents the companys key and proprietary technology. 2. Upgrade of the LED source and the optical design, which allows incorporating a radically new LED system, exclusively designed for CoeLux. 3 Engineering, industrial design and packaging, which focusses around the customers perception of the product, as well as its industrial manufacturing process. 4. Finally, the overarching ambition is to set-up the production supply chain, inspired by lean manufacturing principles, organizing the sourcing of the semi-finished products from the selected suppliers, and the internal production logistics in a standardized manufacturing plan, in view of the high-end positioning of the product.
The project results will allow CoeLux to ramp-up its operational capacity, also increasing the companys preparedness to the global market through core assets as product certification, trademark, and IP protection, thus reaping the benefit of this revolutionising technology.";3113376,25;2179363;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;LIGHT IN LIGHT SRL*;IT;;; 196344;665020;uDAS;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;An Automatic Microfluidic Device Assembly System;1/04/2015;30/09/2016;;"Microfluidic systems, in general, have proven important platforms for biomedical assays. These systems benefit from reduced requirements for expensive reagents, short analysis times, and portability. Although microfluidic systems are convenient platforms, their use in the life sciences is still limited mainly due to the high-level fabrication expertise required for construction.

Integrated microfluidics is one of the most sophisticated three-dimensional (multi layer) solution. It requires soft lithography (PDMS based chips), for production of high complexity microfluidic systems (multiple serial or parallel processes). Integrated microfluidics in particular is almost non-existent in the industry due to the low yield and uncontrolled production process.

My ERC project (MUDLOC-2012) is to develop a microfluidic platform for multidimensional protein array analysis. It uses complex multilayer microfluidic devices that consist of 2 PDMS layers and a glass microarray. The integrated microfluidics system contains thousands of micromechanical valves in micrometer dimensions, controlling thousands of parallel reactions. Our research demands production of hundreds of such devices.

We, as all others who produce integrated microfluidics, suffered from frustrating low yield (15%). In order to improve fabrication yield and to fabricate devices with increased density, we designed and manufactured, a first of its kind, full production process sequence, semi automatic Microfluidic Device Assembly System (DAS). This resulted in a direct increase of device complexity and yield (85%) over the last half year.

The 2nd generation automated DAS prototype will become a generic assembly tool for soft lithography. DAS will enable a critical production standard and process control, which will pave the road for significant penetration of complex integrated microfluidics technology into both academia and industry.";150000;150000;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY;IL;;; 196384;666278;MobileBattery;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014;H2020;Mobile Energy System for recharging, energy buffering and long-distance travelling;1/04/2015;31/12/2017;;Objective of the business innovation project is providing market readiness for our Mobile Energy Systems. BVB INNOVATE has developed mobile energy sources in co-operation with Fraunhofer Institutes, universities, and a Swiss mobile platform manufacturer. They are able to deliver clean electric energy to a broad variety of grid, off-grid and mobile applications. Technically, these Mobile Energy Systems are powerful 85 kWh Li-ion batteries on wheels. Mobile batteries can be charged with clean energies from rooftop photovoltaic installations, as well as from wind power or combined heat and power plants or from the grid. Main use-cases are mobile recharging, home and mobile energy storage, and autobahn rental. Fast-charging-network- and roadside-assistance-operators use our systems as mobile fast chargers. E-car drivers or home owners (with a rooftop PV installation) will use our systems for energy buffering and storage. While parked in the home owners garage, the mobile battery will serve the function of intelligent safe back-up power for the home, with additional smart home functionality. For the weekend, the mobile battery can be attached to the owners battery-powered electric vehicle for a long trip. An 85 kWh mobile battery is capable of taking a small electric car up to 600 kilometres. In addition, we will offer mobile batteries for rental at major arterial roads across the country. Owners of e-cars will have the option of renting rather than buying range-extending power packages. The business innovation project will bring a completely new integrated energy storage solution (technology readiness level 7) to the EU and global markets. It will be a game-changer in the field of recharging, energy buffering, and long distance travelling. The business innovation project is a necessary pre-requisite for company growth to 200 m EUR turnover and 380 personnel in 2020.;2847523,75;1993266,63;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;BVB INNOVATE GMBH;DE;;; 196272;663654;HESS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Hybrid Energy Storage System;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"The development of solutions with the capability of efficiently managing the energy produced by renewable sources and providing fast response as a back-up system or for frequency regulation is a major need in the energy market. While the former has been traditionally satisfied by using batteries, the latter is mainly covered by fossil fuel dependent technologies. Batteries allow for a significant increase of penetration of stochastic renewable energy sources but are unable to satisfy transient events requiring high power responses. In the case of fossil fuel technologies, a set of well-known drawbacks (high operation costs, fuel dependency, pollution and power supply instability, etc.) shows that these solutions are not the most suitable ones from economic and environmental perspectives.

In order to overcome this situation, Wind Inertia proposes HESS, a hybrid storage solution that integrates in a single system, ultracapacitors (UC) high power density and robustness, Li-ion batteries energy storage density, advanced power electronics and control and management systems. The result is a solution capable of combining and optimizing the use of multiple types of energy resources (renewable, fossil fuel dependent and storage).

The expected outcome of this proposal is the elaboration of a feasibility study and a business plan aiming at verifying the technological, practical and economic viability of the technology describing their most suitable business model, exploitation strategy, etc.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;WIND INERTIA TECHNOLOGIES S.L;ES;;; 196364;665718;RodBot;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;Automated Microhandling System for X-ray Crystallography;1/09/2015;28/02/2017;;"Crystallography is one of the most important methods for studying the 3D structure of complex biological macromolecules. The knowledge of the detailed structure of proteins, enzymes and chromatin allows scientists to understand concepts such as bimolecular interactions, mechanism of enzymatic catalysis and the therapeutic action of drug molecules. A major bottleneck of high-throughput crystallography is harvesting the crystallized form of these molecules from their liquid environments and manipulating them to a location that enables exposure to the X-ray beam. Due of the fragility and large size range of crystals this step has so far been done manually by trained experts.

The proposed research will advance the concept of using a wireless, magnetically driven microrobot, named the RodBot, for micromanipulation of delicate biological entities. The RodBot rolls on a supporting surface in a low Reynolds number fluidic environment and generates rising flows in front of it, and a vortex above it. The flows are utilized for noncontact micromanipulation of fragile objects such as protein crystals. As the RodBot approaches a micro-object, the object comes under the influence of the rising flows which lift it off the substrate. The suspended object is then trapped in the vortex and can be transported to a pre-defined location. The RodBot is powered and controlled by external, low intensity magnetic fields which are generally harmless to living organisms and can readily penetrate most biological material. The flows generated by the RodBot can precisely manipulate crystals of sizes varying from a few microns up to one millimeter. It is capable of separating individual crystals from a group and delivering it to an extraction device called the loop.

The core magnetic manipulation technology for the wireless control of the RodBot has been developed under the auspices of the ERC Advanced grant project BOTMED.";148885;148885;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH;CH;;; 196243;663269;SOMA Analytics;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Chronic Stress Biomarkers for Early Detection and Prevention of Burnout;1/12/2014;31/05/2015;;"In 2013, the costs of work-related depression in the EU-27 was estimated to be 617 billion annually , taking in account costs to employers resulting from absenteeism (272 billion), loss of productivity (242 billion), healthcare costs (63 billion) and social welfare costs (39 billion).

The project focuses on the early detection of work-related psychological stress resulting in negative health outcomes, such as burnout or depression.

In phase 1, the project will validate the technical and commercial feasibility of a non-obtrusive smartphone-based solution able to detect stress based on the analysis of speech, sleep and typing behaviour. The project will establish the market interest (competitive analysis, willingness to pay) and recruit corporate organizations willing to participate to clinical trials in phase 2.

In phase 2, the project will implement a clinical trial in order to demonstrate the validity of the existing solution prototype based on the stress biomarkers researched in phase 1. The solution will be tested with adult subjects against other known stress biomarker sensors.

One of the key innovations of the project is the use of speech analysis to evaluate chronic stress by using a dual approach: first, recognize stressed speech using two nonlinear feature models and second, recognize emotion profiles in order to assess mental resilience. The analysis follows a machine learning approach by identifying relevant features to build classifiers which are then trained on a suitable data set.

The platform built in this project will also be used to develop an ecosystem of partner companies (e.g. wearable suppliers, online coaching services) that can reuse SOMA Analytics algorithms inside their own product offerings, thus driving further European innovation in the area.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;SOMA ANALYTICS UG (HAFTUNGSBESCHRANKT);DE;;; 196350;665589;EMInstr;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;Development of a New Wavelength Scanning Interferometer for Embedded Metrology;1/04/2015;31/03/2016;;"The proposed EMInstr project aims to elevate the important research result, a lab prototype of a new wavelength scanning interferometer (NWSI) developed during the ERC-2008-ADG 228117 SURFUND project and to verify its potential as a commercial product. The EMInstr project intends to set up a commercialisation pathway: from verification/validation of the lab prototype, through to technical optimisation, product prototype design, technological licensing and finally into commercialisation. The expected result of this project is to develop a new generation instrument, a pre-production NWSI, for embedded metrology.

The NWSI represents a step-change in manufacturing metrology instruments, being the first of a new generation of micro/nano geometry and surface topography measurement systems. This revolutionary device is the result of integrating several advanced technologies, wavelength/frequency scanning, GPU electronics and a multi-interferometry configuration, to produce the NWSI with unique capabilities in high-speed, large-measurement ratio (range/resolution) and robustness.";149662;149662;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;THE UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD;UK;;; 196395;666496;MIIMETIQ;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014;H2020;Telemetry and Telecontrol for the Internet of things (IoT);1/04/2015;31/10/2017;;"Machine-to-machine (M2M) is a broad label that can be used to describe any technology that enables networked devices to exchange information and perform actions without the manual assistance of humans. M2M communication is often used for remote monitoring. In product restocking, for example, a vending machine can message the distributor when a particular item is running low. M2M communication is an important aspect of warehouse management, remote control, robotics, traffic control, logistic services, supply chain management, fleet management and telemedicine. It forms the basis for a concept known as the Internet of Things (IoT).

The market for M2M will be the fastest growing segment of the IT industry from now until 2017. The M2M market, including technologies related to the Internet of Things, will grow from $44.0 billion in 2011 to $290 billion in 2017.

M2M Cloud Factory is a private white label supplier to major manufacturers and system integrators of a M2M / IoT application development framework based on a cloud solution called MIIMETIQ. MIIMETIQ is the most flexible, powerful and scalable M2M development framework in the IoT market. MIIMETIQ provides the highest levels of scalability and security as well as a set of powerful tools on which our customers can quickly build and deliver custom M2M / IoT applications for the most demanding requirements and integrate data into customer key enterprise applications and systems.

We have identified two disruptive improvements for our current framework, to both simplify and accelerate the development of M2M and IoT applications which will secure the continuous growth of the company not only on the EU level, but globally.";1431400;1001630;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;NEXIONA CONNECTOCRATS SL;ES;;; 196413;666841;HEALEX;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014;H2020;HEALEX High Efficiency Air Liquid Heat ExchangerAn innovative, new heat exchanger that improves energy efficiency in cooling and ventilation systems;1/04/2015;31/12/2017;;"HEALEX (High Efficiency Air to Liquid Heat Exchanger) has the potential to reduce electricity consumption by 30% in several cooling applications. This tremendous energy savings and corresponding CO2-emission reductions can be achieved by a strikingly simple innovation: the improvement of a single system component, the heat exchanger.
The HEALEX project aims to replace the state of the art heat exchanger in certain existing products within the cooling sector for a novel, simple, conceptually unique and much more efficient heat exchanger: HEALEX.
The objectives of this project focus on solving the technical and commercial bottlenecks identified during Phase 1 of the project. These are: i) Achievement of HEALEX mechanical strength required to gain market acceptance, ii) Fully develop three different HEALEX types, iii) Securing future HEALEX customers, and iv) Assuring a competitive product.
HEALEX project will be carried out by Airec, a Swedish SME which has since its foundation focused on developing, producing and marketing different types of heat exchangers.
Airecs commercialization strategy is based on a business to business relationship, where HEALEX customers and their R&D departments are involved at an early stage of the HEALEX project in order to meet their individual requirements. This supports a more efficient development process and a quicker market introduction and expansion. All in all, the planned commercialization strategy focuses on giving Airecs customers strong reasons to shift to HEALEX.
Scientists and market experts have expressed HEALEXs potential to create the largest paradigm change in the cooling industry for several decades. By successful completion of the project objectives, HEALEX will become a reliable and profitable product contributing to both Airecs growth and to reducing the electricity consumption and carbon footprint of European industries, thus helping to achieving the goals within EUs Energy and Climate targets for 2020.";1470776,5;1029543,55;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;AIREC AB;SE;;; 196336;664714;ServoTec;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;Fast Data Acquisition and Servo Technologies;1/05/2015;31/10/2016;;"Fast data acquisition devices and servo technologies are essential in multiple processes that require a fast response to a sensor input. They are present in multiple automatic procedures for the accurate functioning of trains, planes, and robotic systems either for domestic or industrial activities. As a result of the research performed in the SM-DNA-Repair project (ERC-206117), we have developed a fully digital acquisition board superior in most specifications to current technology because it combines, in a single board, high speed, high channels count, easy integration and development, and is cost effective. The new board has already been validated in a relevant Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) environment (TRL5, Technology Readiness Level 5), being able to reproduce results obtained with analogue devices. Now, I aim to turn the output of the SM-DNA-Repair project into a commercial proposition by exploring the commercial potential of the device and by eventually attract capital for its further development.

The ServoTec Proof of Concept project aims are three-fold. First, to perform a market feasibility study of the fast digital servo board developed, in order to exploit the technology integrated into AFM commercial systems for high-speed applications. Second, to make commercially available the technology and to explore other added-value services for wide range applications and customised solutions. Third, to establish the IP position strategy, including the possibility to license the technology to a company that already commercialises data acquisition boards for the general market. These three commercialisation formats will address a global market. Exploratory work regarding competitive analysis, IPR position and strategy and contacts with the industrial sector has been already initiated. The commercial exploitation route, to be defined along the project, will be either through a spin-off or SME, through patent license or agreement for technology exploitation.";149897,5;149897,5;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS;ES;;; 196380;666148;DSTB;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014;H2020;Dyadic Secures The Breach;1/04/2015;31/03/2017;;"Over the last years, the world has seen an unprecedented escalation in the number and size of data breaches. In 2013, a total of 550 million identities were breached; a 62% increase over 2012. In addition, the cost of breaches is rising, with a worldwide average of over $3 million per breach. Hacking is the primary causes of data breaches, and todays existing solutions are simply not sufficient to meet the threat.

The objective of Dyadic Security is to provide high security to organizations, and to protect digital assets, even in the event of a network breach. Dyadics Distributed Security Module (DSM) is a unique software-only offering that provides the highest level of security while being affordable and easy to deploy. At the core of the DSM lies cutting-edge technology based on decades of cryptographic research on secure multiparty computation (MPC). Dyadics DSM solves the inherent single point of failure in all of todays security systems. Strong cryptographic solutions exist for protecting data, securing web traffic, authenticating users, and so on. However, they all rely on the secret key and authentication credentials (e.g., passwords) remaining secret. In todays reality where hackers get past firewalls and penetrate deep into networks, these keys and credentials are stolen thereby rendering all cryptographic protection useless. Dyadics DSM randomly splits keys and credentials across servers so that they are never in any single place to be stolen. The advanced protocols used in the DSM ensure that even if some of the servers are breached and completely controlled by an attacker, the secrets and credentials cannot be stolen. The result is that digital assets remain safe, even when all else has failed and attackers are inside the network.

Dyadic has a disruptive and innovative product range which, in contrast to existing solutions, provides protection in the event of a breach, and not just detection.";2882500;2017750;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;DYADIC SECURITY LTD;IL;;; 196412;666815;ICE Cubes;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.6.";Space-SME-2014-2;H2020;ICE Cubes Service - International Commercial Experiment Cubes Service;1/06/2015;31/05/2017;;"The International Commercial Experiment Cubes Service (ICE Cubes) will provide rapid, simplified, low cost access to the International Space Station, creating the opportunity to maximise the use of the remaining lifetime of the ISS. The initial service will enable any organisation, public or private entity or individual, such as universities, academic programmes and pharmaceutical companies/research centres or private persons to perform experiments on the ISS. Furthermore the ICE Cubes service will develop special miniaturised capabilities for use in space that do not exist today, in response to market needs.
Space Applications knowledge gained from working on a daily basis with ESA to establish scientists needs, to train astronauts, and to develop and operate payloads on the ISS will be used to realise this commercial opportunity.
ICE Cubes fully supports the process of experiment development and takes care of the flight acceptance, launch manifest and operation of the customers experiments. The ICE Cubes service includes:
As much or as little customer support as needed, throughout the process of experiment development, flight acceptance, launch and operation of the experiments;
The ICE Cubes on-orbit facility consisting of (1) a Framework facility for plug-and-play modular Experiment Cubes and (2) the PharmaLab, a novel multi-cube facility for pharmaceutical research;
An out of the box installable ground monitoring and control software to access experiments;
Market driven development of additional added value miniaturised equipment and facilities.
This project will result in the set up and operation of the ICE Cube service, including the design and development of the ICE Cubes system, the launch of the Framework facility, the PharmaLab facility and at least one Experiment Cube developed by a university and their on-orbit and on-ground operation, as well as the initiation of an entrepreneurial ecology of supporting technology development companies.";3338750;2337125;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;SPACE APPLICATIONS SERVICES NV;BE;;; 196310;664174;GOLFTRACKER;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.6.";Space-SME-2014-1;H2020;Automatic tracking of golf games for improvement and training purposes, using GNSS receivers, wearable sensors and Earth Observation information;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"The overall objective of GOLFTRACKER is to offer golfers a product to automatically track of golf shots during the game, collecting and combining data from GNSS receivers, wearable motion sensors and Earth Observation mapping.

The resulting product, will be based on a general wearable device implemented on top of existing COTS hardware (e.g. Samsung GEAR, Apple Watch) and a specific tracking device for golfing using a sensor fusion approach. The product will allow golfers to improve their game, providing statistics for post analysis, peer benchmarking tools and training recommendations. The proposed innovation is aimed at equipment segment and training segment (golf lessons) with estimated revenues of 3300 Million euros in Europe.

This phase1 project focus on exploring the business opportunity related to the automatic tracking, by developing a innovation strategy supported EGNOS/Galileo and Sentinels that will lead to patent registration. The activity aims also to assure users involvement, collecting the feedback from early adopters and promote the product's features to reach a wider community. A business survey will be performed, consolidating the results on the product business plan.

The work to be performed is led by BLUECOVER with the participation of third-parties.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;BLUECOVER TECHNOLOGIES, LDA;PT;;; 196300;664018;NO_MORE_FEAR;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;A NOvel FFR Measurement fOR accurate dEtermination of stenosis Functional severity in ischemic hEARt disease;1/01/2015;31/05/2015;;"Medis medical imaging systems BV (MEDIS), with 25 years of experience in medical imaging, will introduce a novel imaging-based biomarker as an accurate proxy for functional stenosis severity, creating a breakthrough in the treatment of ischemic heart disease (IHD). This non-invasive imaging algorithm should replace the current standard of using a vascular pressure wire to measure the Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) - a measure for the physiologic significance of a coronary obstruction on the basis of which the interventional cardiologist decides whether an obstruction needs to be treated with stent placement, or otherwise should be left untreated.

Using pressure-wire FFR is risky, time consuming, costly, associated with additional X-ray radiation, not always accurate and not applicable in highly curved arteries. MEDIS has developed a functional prototype of its imaging algorithm (FFRQCA) that accurately calculates the FFR from readily available 2D X-ray images through 3D reconstruction, advanced image processing algorithms and computational fluid dynamics. In a direct comparison with the current standard, this novel approach showed excellent diagnostic accuracy of 88%. Efforts to further optimise the technology are currently ongoing: a multi-centre investigator-driven trial is being carried out across 2 European countries, the US and China.

In this Stage 1 SME Instrument project, MEDIS will investigate the commercial feasibility of this innovation that has already sparked enthusiasm amongst interventional cardiologists worldwide.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;MEDIS MEDICAL IMAGING SYSTEMS BV;NL;;; 196369;665775;2-NanoSi;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;Ratiometric FRET Based Nanosensors for Trypsin Related Human Recessive Diseases;1/04/2015;30/09/2016;;"The project aims to create a demo system for cost effective, non-invasive device for rapid detection of cystic fibrosis in humans.
The detection of human recessive diseases has been dominated by the use of fluorescent biomarkers, based on organic dyes, helping researchers to study and analyse gene expression, cell cycle, and enzymatic activity. Among several proteolytic enzymes, trypsin has attracted much attention, as it is a target in the study of various important human recessive diseases including, for example, cystic fibrosis (CF).
We present herein two colour encoded silica nanospheres (2nanoSi) for the fluorescence quantitative ratiometric determination of cystic in humans. Current detection technologies for cystic fibrosis diagnosis are slow, costly and suffer from false positives. The 2nanoSi proved to be a fast (minutes), a single-step and with two times higher sensitivity than the state-of-the-art biomarkers based sensors for cystic fibrosis, allowing the quantification of trypsin concentrations in a wide range (25-350 ?g/L). Moreover, our approach can be used from the 4th day of life when the trypsin concentration is already the same as in adults. Furthermore, as trypsin is directly related to the development of cystic fibrosis (CF), different human phenotypes, i.e. normal (160-340 ?g/L), CF homozygotic (0-90 ?g/L), and CF heterozygotic (91-349 ?g/L), respectively, can be determined using our 2nanoSi nanospheres. We anticipate the 2nanoSi system to be a starting point for non-invasive, easy-to-use and cost effective ratiometric fluorescence biomarker for recessive genetic diseases alike human cystic fibrosis.";150000;150000;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;FUNDACIO PRIVADA INSTITUT CATALA D'INVESTIGACIO QUIMICA;ES;CORPORACIO SANITARIA PARC TAULI DE SABADELL;ES; 196349;665482;MIMO;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;A commercial device for mercury isotope monitoring (MIMO);1/05/2015;31/10/2016;;Mercury (Hg) is a toxic element with adverse effects on humans and wildlife. Cross-border export of atmospheric Hg emissions makes Hg a global pollutant. In 2013 the UNEP Minamata Convention on Mercury was signed by over 100 countries and aims to reduce future Hg emissions. Implementation of environmental Hg policy requires environmental monitoring efforts. Hg monitoring networks such as GMOS and AMNet typically gather data on atmospheric Hg concentrations, but do not provide information on the Hg emission source. In the ERC StG MERCURY ISOTOPES we have developed dual Hg isotope signatures as fingerprints for Hg sources and transformations. Our observations suggest that most, but not all, anthropogenic Hg emission sources are isotopically distinguishable. The goal of the ERC POC MIMO project is to develop, together with Tekran Inc., the largest global Hg instrument developer, a commercial Mercury Isotope MOnitor (MIMO) that is compatible with current Hg monitoring equipement and programs. Successful development of the MIMO will generate (a) patent(s), drive sales of MIMO and consumables, opens up worldwide opportunities for environmental monitoring companies, and addresses a globally important societal issue.;150000;150000;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS;FR;;; 196257;663486;HELIUM;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.6.";Space-SME-2014-1;H2020;High European Laboratory for Institutes, Universities and Markets;1/03/2015;31/07/2015;;"HELIUM's overall innovation project aims at designing and developing a commercial crewed near-space balloon-borne laboratory platform. This solution will be a bridge between ground and in-orbit testing allowing users to access space-like conditions and validating new technologies.
HELIUM will be led by Zero2infinity, an experienced SME that develops, tests and operates near-space vehicles based on high-altitude helium balloons; and the only private company in Europe with the capability to perform unmanned heavy near-space balloon flights.
The results of the HELIUM project will offer European space companies, researchers and scientists a platform to access space-like conditions, with more flight opportunities and at lower costs to test, validate, demonstrate and calibrate technologies, equipment and new concepts to increase their TRL, boosting up the competitiveness, non-dependence and innovation of the European space sector.
The specific objectives of the current phase 1 are to study and evaluate the technical viability as well as the sustainability and profitability of the HELIUM solution. The objective of the overall innovation is that the current stage of HELIUMs TRL6 prototype version reaches a TRL9 commercial level at the end of phase 2.
HELIUM's platform offers several advantages compared to other test infrastructures: space-like integrated environment, long exposures, low mechanical requirements, adaptability of the platform to the experiment and cost-effectiveness. The system will perform flights to altitudes up to 40km, adjustable from a few minutes to several hours or even days.
Zero2infinity has extensive experience in developing, testing and integrating pressurized capsules and flying them on near-space balloons. This background and knowhow enables the company to significantly reduce the risk of undertaking the HELIUM project while maximizing the probability of success of this business opportunity.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ZERO 2 INFINITY SL;ES;;; 196301;664044;OP3C;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.6.";Space-SME-2014-1;H2020;On board Processing for Compression and Clouds Classification in hyperspectral data;1/01/2015;30/06/2015;;"The objective of the overall innovation project is to industrialize a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), which will be installed, on board of satellites carrying hyperspectral sensors and will be capable of
a) Compressing the acquisitions with a 12-22 ratio and
b) Classifying the cloud cover of these acquisitions
The result of the proposed FPGA will be the compressed acquisitions, the cloud coverage mask and a compression structure for direct processing without decompression. The FPGA will provide this way to the operator of the satellite hyperspectral sensor, the ability to optimize the down streaming procedure, on one hand by selecting the proper images to download (in terms of cloud cover) and on the other hand by downloading 12-22 times less data (as a result of the compression elaboration). The above will lead to significant gains in efficiency such as i) lower volume of transmitted images (only the useful ones, in terms of cloud cover), ii.) less need for storage on-board and flexible acquisition planning, iii.) reduced hardware requirements.
The main users are Space Agencies, Satellite Operating Centers, Satellite manufacturers, Hyperspectral sensor manufacturers and Consulting companies for satellite mission planning.
The OP3C project aims to study the feasibility of the above mentioned concept in a niche market where there is hardly any completion. The goal of the OP3C project is to study the technologic (user constraints/needs, time needed to have the product ready) and economic viability (market analysis, human resources, capital, infrastructure cost, etc) of the proposed concept to the corresponding industries. The target is to examine how the product can reach TRL9 from the TRL6, which is currently at. Compiling a successful feasibility study, the OP3C project intends to submit for the phase 2 funding in order to implement the derived business plan.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;PLANETEK HELLAS ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHYNIS YPIRESIES CHARTOGRAFISIS MESO DORYFOROU;EL;;; 196312;664205;eco-railjacket;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;Total Full Ecologic Embedded Railways Jacket System;1/02/2015;31/05/2015;;"The Total Full Embedded Railways Jacket System: this new embedded railways jacket system designed by Prefarails is used to reduce the vibration of the vehicles, minimize the road and housing noise and vibrations around the tramways or trains, improve the passengers comfort and minimize the environment impacts.
In addition to the above characteristics, the system also offers the following main advantages:
* Better electrical insulation of rails
* High temperature resistance
* Short construction time
* Long product and concrete trackbed lifecycle
* Less soil preparation and installation time
* Direct and indirect economic benefits
* Waterproof system
The improvement of the electrical insulation will allow Prefarails to develop its activities in the railways system with the signaling done by measuring rails insulation.
The support provided for this Phase I of the project will allow the company to perform the following:
* realization of the market analysis
* development of the marketing plan
* elaboration of the business plan
The support foreseen at the Phase II of the project will help the company to perform the following:
* acquire the necessary equipments and services for the industrialization phase
* customize the module to achieve the dimensions required by some customers (SNCF- France, SNCB - Belgium, Eitihad Rail - Saoudi Arabia, oman Railways) for the pilot test phase
* support the market development
Several railways networks operators are looking for this solution, especially for the realization of the prefabricated railways made with the Prefarails' technology, which has a much higher life duration, is maintenance free and is cheaper than the existing solutions.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;C.A.S.Q.C. PREFARAILS;BE;;; 196366;665630;ADAPTIVE;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;Industrial implementation of adaptive computational methods for turbulent flow and fluid-structure interaction;1/04/2015;30/09/2016;;"The ERC StG project UNICON (Project ID 202984) was completed in July 2013. The goal of UNICON was to develop new adaptive finite element methods for computer simulation of fluid-structure interaction, in particular for problems involving turbulent flow. Simulation of turbulent flow is an outstanding computational challenge, where the UNICON project made significant progress beyond the state of the art. The scientific results of the UNICON project include a new theoretical and methodological framework, and a computer implementation of the methods as open source software, published as part of the FEniCS project, co-founded by the PI (Hoffman) in 2003. FEniCS is today a world leading open source software for computer simulation based on differential equations, with an estimated 50 000 downloads per year, and the PI today leads the PRACE Tier-0 project FEniCS-HPC, in which algorithms and software are developed for the most powerful supercomputers in Europe. Compared to competing simulation software, free as well as commercial, UNICON computational technology has proven to exhibit unique features with respect to accuracy and efficiency.

The idea of this ERC PoC project is to commercialize the UNICON simulation technology. In particular, ADAPTIVE targets civil (non-military) industry, with a focus on subsonic fluid dynamics. The strategy is to deliver services and products tailored to each customer, from deliverance of a simulation result, to education and support for integration of the simulation tools in the workflow of a customer.";146897;146897;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN;SE;;; 196228;663090;Bacticon1;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;BACTerial detection and CONtrol of urinary tract infection;1/03/2015;30/04/2015;;"Problem
Approx. 50% of all patients with severe blood stream infections die from the infections, while the remaining 50% incur excessive socio-economic expenses from prolonged hospital stays. In fact, the fourth largest cause of death in the western world is hospital and care acquired infections, most often caused by urinary catheters. Present state-of-the-art, measuring the temperature of a patient, indicates if the patient has an infection, but with approx. 2-3 days delay, and with many possibilities for false positives (increasing temperature can mean other things than infection).

The innovation, the Bacticon Catheter, is a catheter impregnation technology based on a new biosensor/biomarker principle based on biomarkers, bio-nanoparticles and nano-channels in a new hybrid material, allowing for an immediate detection. The system is an add-on to existing catheters and is therefore cost efficient and face a faster route through approval procedures, providing much more precise and real-time monitoring.

The project has three objectives:
1: Technological feasibility study: Verify and adjust an integrated prototype
2: User feasibility study: Verify the product need by conducting a market and user study, a product innovation strategy, partner search, feasibility of concept, benchmarking with other products and a go-to-market strategy.
3: Economical feasibility study: Analyse the economical sustainability of the product

Business model
The innovation is well suited to be commercialised through the sales and marketing channels of a med-tech company, which is already established in the market place, and where the Bacticon Catheter can be integrated in the existing product portfolio of such med-tech company. BioModics is pursuing this option as priority one.

The dominating markets are the American market with a 547 M urological catheter revenue and Europe with 615 M. Increasing growth rates are expected, especially in Asia, Europe and US.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;BIOMODICS APS;DK;;; 196285;663824;MalaDiag;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Development of a very rapid diagnostic test for malaria, based on break-through detection technology and new biomarkers of infection.;1/12/2014;31/05/2015;;"The overall project objective is to develop and bring to market a very rapid diagnostic test (V-RDT) for malaria, based on break-through detection technology and particularly relevant biomarkers of infection.

Our ambition is for our diagnostic device to become the reference technology in all malaria endemic areas.

A key advantage of our approach lies in the combination of an innovative detection device with novel biomarkers that should significantly improve the quality of testing and the ability to implement mass testing campaigns.

Our device is expected to overcome most shortcomings identified in devices currently on the market. The expected added value of our proposed diagnostic device to users is multiple including:
Rapidity: 1 minute vs. 15-20 minutes required for most current tests. This is a major competitive advantage for cross-sectional testing necessary for eradication efforts;
High sensitivity including quantitative evaluations (picomolar detection);
Several simultaneous measures to distinguish parasite species (P. falciparum / P. vivax);
Infection parameters (parasite density and antibody response): the comprehensive nature of our diagnostic read-outs provide information on prognosis and/or therapeutic response in addition to simple yes/no diagnoses; and
Functional and reliable in expected field conditions (tropical environments).";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;VAXIMAX;FR;METEMIS DEVELOPMENT;FR; 196354;665317;Diricore;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;Exploiting vulnerabilities in protein synthesis for cancer diagnosis and therapy;1/05/2015;31/10/2016;;"Tumor growth requires continuous synthesis of proteins, nucleic acids and lipids that are important components of the cell. Demand for amino acids as the building blocks for protein synthesis in rapidly dividing tumor cells is often much higher than that of normal cells. Such increased demand can represent a vulnerability of the tumor. Importantly, this vulnerability is already being exploited for therapy in one instance: Addition of L-asparginase - an enzyme lowering the concentration of the amino acid asparagine in blood - to chemotherapy against acute lymphoblastic leukemia, resulted in a dramatic increase in cure from 5% to 95% of patients treated. Recent scientific publications highlight the fact that tumors are often metabolically rewired, and multiple examples of altered amino acid demand and/or turnover have been demonstrated in different cancer indications. Multiple drugs are under development that target amino acid availability, uptake or biosynthesis.

The challenge is to identify the potential sensitivity of individual tumors to such drugs.

Recently, we developed diricore, a procedure for determination of restrictions in the availability of particular amino acids for protein synthesis. To demonstrate the potential for diricores diagnosis capability in cancer, revealing proline limitations for protein synthesis in kidney cancer. We also used kidney cancer cell lines to verify sensitivity to proline deprivation, suggesting therapeutic possibilities.

We propose here to develop diricore towards a commercial diagnostic platform for determining limiting amino acid availability profiles in cancer patients. This information will guide physicians in taking dietary measures or prescribing drugs that inhibit amino acid uptake or biosynthesis.";149500;149500;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;Stichting Het Nederlands Kanker Instituut-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek ziekenhuis;NL;;; 196398;666534;PCT;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014;H2020;Plant CT - Making Plants Healthier;1/04/2015;30/09/2017;;"Producing the highest quality crop with a maximized yield requires the real-time measurement and actionable analysis of a large number of plant-related external factors. These factors are meteorological, geological, organic and human-related. Measuring and processing these parameters is at the core of any decision-support system intending to streamline the production of farmlands. Currently there are no solutions available that can quantify all on-site plant-related parameters in real-time. By doing so it could stop superfluous use of expensive and environmentally harmful chemical agents while reducing yield loss, saving European farmers billions.

We intend to deliver and commercialize a Plant CT solution that allows remote diagnostics of plants, on-site monitoring and comprehensive decision support. We understand a Plant CT to be a network of compact measuring devices on cultivated areas, which arms agricultural producers with precise, individualized data and recommendations. By deploying devices at several locations, it is possible to quantify agronomically important factors and to precisely determine the exact plant disease risk (and other important metrics, such as irrigation) at any particular location on a farmland.
By the end of this project we aim to be ready to commercialize a system of small, easily installable, compact and inexpensive precision sensors delivering easy-to-understand actionable information including highly reliable automated diagnostics (with spore and mite detection). Following its commercialization we will be positioned to collect qualitatively and quantitatively unrivaled data, leading to further opportunities in creating an ultimate agriculture intelligence service.

Due to our long-time involvement in precision viticulture, we have experience in providing wine / grape producers with information on weather parameters and diseases in a clear manner, helping farmers to optimize their agricultural procedures.";1462444;1023710;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;QUANTISLABS INFORMATIKAI BIZTONSAGTECHNIKAI KUTATOLABORATORIUM KFT;HU;;; 196295;663953;TidalHealth;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Health Condition Monitoring of Small Scale Tidal Generators Using Miniature Torque Sensors;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"By 2050, the size of wave and tidal energy is expected to reach an installed capacity of 100GW, which will be able to power 66 million European homes and also enable the EU to meet its target of reducing emission of green-house gases by 80-95% below 1990 levels.

Tidal generators are installed in very harsh environments of the sea-bed, where saline water, unpredictable tidal flow, marine debris and suspended particle impact can cause serious damage to generator blades and gearboxes. In addition, the unpredictable changing nature of load demand causes stresses on the tidal components.

The primary objective of the TidalHealth project is to commercially produce a direct torque measurement device attached to tidal generator shaft for overall condition monitoring of tidal power plants remotely. This will result in the reduction of operations and maintenance cost of the plants and thus improves the return on investment for tidal technologies.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;PARS MAKINA SANAYI VE TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI;TR;TRANSENSE TECHNOLOGIES PLC;UK; 196286;663828;AQUASONIC-diesel;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;UPSCALE OF ELECTRICAL PULSES TECHNOLOGY CAPABLE OF FRAGMENTING HYDROCARBON CHAINS IN FUEL FOR MARITIME APPLICATIONS;1/02/2015;30/06/2015;;"Marine fuels used in ships are considered of the lowest grade as far as the quality is concerned. Massive engines of the ships consume thousands of litres of fuel each day. Fuel cost is one of the most important factors which shipping companies consider while predicting profits. To achieve maximum profit and to reduce pollution from ships, it is extremely important for the propulsion engines to burn fuel oil efficiently. Current actual solutions on the market to improve the combustion of fuel in engines are mainly chemical surfactants/dispersants used as additives with the purpose to homogenize the fuel. The AQUASONIC-diesel solution offers an environmentally friendly alternative in order to improve the combustion process of fuel before combustion by applying electric pulsed power technology to offer the following benefits:
Lowering fuel consumption by 20%, dropping emissions by up to 60% leading to cost savings.
Foreseen for new builds and retrofit without causing any modifications to the marine diesel engines.
Maintenance free, robust, natural and ecological physical treatment of fuel that does not affect the fuel properties, without the application of chemicals (unlike the state of the art).
Selling price between 2.000-20.000 depending of the fuel flow.
Being Spanish market leaders in in electric pulsed power technology, our company Aquasonic has developed and tested this system on a small scale. Through this project we wish to upscale our successfully tested system, certify it according to maritime standards and take advantage of the huge market opportunity.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;AQUASONIC SL;ES;;; 196383;666257;Eciwind;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014;H2020;Cost effective wind turbine of 40 kW of rated capacity;1/05/2015;31/10/2017;;The project arises from a joint venture between Enair Energy SL and Lancor 2000 S Coop to develop a Cost efficient Small Wind Turbine (SWT) of 40 kW rated capacity (ECIWIND).Within the wind energy sector, the small wind power is growing: According to World Wind Energy Association the small wind power market is expected to increase massively, from 768 M in 2013 to 2517 M by 2020, at a CAGR of 22%.The main challenge of the small wind energy industry is to decrease its costs to push a socialisation of this renewable technology. Thus, this electricity generation will be more competitive in the energy market and independent of the subsidies. The European Commision highliths the importance of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as small energy producers and the need to empower them to take up this role. Several european SMEs such as farms (200-400 kWh/day) and small industry (200- 450 kWh/day). In the case that these end users are located in areas where annual average wind velocity is higher than 5 m/s, small wind turbines in the 10-50 kW capacity is the best option to cover their energy needs. The acquisition and commissioning costs of SWT in this capacity range rounds 4000 /kWh and have annual maintenance average costs of 1500 /year depending on the configuration, which makes unaffordable the investment without government subsidies. The price reduction on this capacity range can be approached through the elimination of costly parts of current technologies as the Gearbox, and the optimization of the cost/performance of the rest of components.Enair and Lancor have therefore identified a business opportunity for SWT technologies and have developed a first prototype of ECIWIND at 10 kW scale (free-gearbox with pitch control and permanent magnet generator SWT) that requires 50% less maintenance and decrease the price to end user installed in 40%, which entails an investment payback period <6 years without any government subsidy.;1867578,75;1307305;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;ENAIR ENERGY SL;ES;LANCOR 2000 S COOP;ES; 196280;663768;ENBIOSURF;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.4.";BIOTEC-5a-2014-1;H2020;Enzymatic production of a novel class of nonionic, mild and biobased surfactants;1/03/2015;31/10/2015;;A completely new class of non-ionic, biobased and mild surfactants that have been shown to have a number of advantageous technical features compared with commercial alternatives, have been produced using a novel enzymatically catalysed process (patent pending). This project aims at investigating the feasibility of a more economical route of their production to expand their market potential. The novel group of surfactants consist of oligomeric alkyl glycosides with head-groups substantially larger than those already on the market. The biocatalytic process developed is the only way such surfactants can be produced, and they have for the first time ever been produced in amounts that have allowed for their features to be established. Their mild and technically superior features render them extremely attractive for replacing ethoxylated surfactants such as the polysorbates in pharmaceutical formulations, thereby solving the problems of allergies and side-effects associated with the formation of oxidation products including formaldehyde. The new class of surfactants will, if the production cost is reduced, also be very attractive for the cosmetics- and personal care markets including a large number of European cosmetics companies. The cosmetic sector has a large need for both replacing ethoxylated surfactants and introducing green ingredients that can be accepted under for instance the Cosmos standard, a European standard for organic and natural cosmetics. The mild and green features of the oligomeric alkyl glycosides make them very attractive for this sector. This project aims at investigating the bottle-necks for achieving a more economical process including type of raw material, re-use of material, conversion, downstream processing etc. This will prepare for scaling up and a larger market introduction which will be the aim for a project proposal for phase 2 funding, after which a partner deal including licensing and/or acquisition is expected.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;Enza Biotech AB;SE;;; 196373;665992;MSCA FIRE;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.4.;MSCA-COFUND-2014-DP;H2020;MSCA FIRE: Fellows with Industrial Research Enhancement;28/09/2015;27/09/2020;;"MSCA FIRE: Fellows with Industrial Research Enhancement

The FIRE programme is an integrated 4 year Doctoral Training programme, bringing together two national Centres for Doctoral Training: the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies and the Centre for Digital Entertainment.
The objectives of MSCA FIRE are to increase the international aspects of these successful intersectoral and inter-disciplinary programmes and to develop the elements of transnational mobility and career development, common to our industry facing doctoral programmes.
Objectives are to:
- Offer FIRE Fellows the benefits of two established national Doctoral Training Centres, as they expand their international company placement activities.
- Bring Fellows the benefits of the cross-sectoral reach of both Centre, with vibrant industries.
- Enhance interdisciplinarity and offer added-value training practices beyond their specialised research area, to all fellows.
- Use these synergies to fire-up the fellows to become autonomous, creative, highly-skilled and fully ready for careers in international industries.
This will be achieved by:
- Implementing a combined 4 year doctoral training programme,
- using two existing national Doctoral Training Centres and their already engaged industrial partners.
MSCA FIRE will deliver:
- 20 autonomous, creative, highly-skilled scientists and engineers fully ready for careers in international industries, and
- A model for intersectoral, interdisciplinary doctoral training in an international environment.
Industrial partners ensure that research carried out is relevant and will enhance employability of graduates, both in Europe and globally.";4185600;2092800;H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2014;MSCA-COFUND-DP;UNIVERSITY OF BATH;UK;;; 196297;663984;SMARTER;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;Surveillance of Maritime Surroundings through Laser Technology;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;Sensor technologies used today onboard maritime assets provide incomplete surveillance of the surface layer. A prototype Ladar sensor has been developed in recent previous projects that has been demonstrated to be able to properly survey and monitor the surface layer surroundings of vessels, platforms and coastal infrastructures. It represents an unique heterologation of system technologies and features. This enables enhanced safety, security, environmental monitoring and reduced operational risks. The ownership of the sensor prototypes (and its related IPR) has been spun-off to a separate entity (named Ladar Ltd) a subsidiary of G.M.S. Global Maritime Services Ltd that now is about developing the business case and commercialization process. This project will focus on the critical decisions that need to be taken at this stage to maximize the value of the Ladar in the maritime market domain. It will analyze the market in relation to the plurality of Ladar applications, purchase power/pricing, dissemination/marketing, production escalation, distribution and various after-sales services. In the traditional shipping market the Ladar Ltd business case will follow a disruptive business plan disrupting the traditional vendor based sales offering with a sensor solution congruent to the most advanced of the 'user driven mind' concepts and directly fitting with user/client needs.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;G.M.S. GLOBAL MARITIME SERVICES LIMITED;UK;;; 196242;663262;FlexiHyLift;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;A flexible hybrid forklift that utilizes advanced power technology and electronics to offer high performance and efficiency in both indoor and outdoor applications for the logistics industry.;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"FForklifts are crucial to running efficient and effective manufacturing and warehousing plants. Initially, counterbalance forklifts were fitted with internal combustion (IC) engines using diesel or LPG. However these emit polluting and hazardous gases and are unsuitable for indoor use. Electric forklifts produce zero emissions during use and are noiseless, permitting indoor application but also have shortcomings as they are not ideal for outside use and so operators require different forklifts for indoor and outdoor use, with forklifts costing from 25,000 to 90,000.

Nexen Transport have developed a novel hybrid counterbalance forklift truck using both an IC engine and electric power to deliver excellent performance in both indoor and outdoor use for large logistic entities with both indoor and outdoor operations such as freight, logistics, retail and wholesale companies. FlexiHyLift will deliver a new range of intelligent, environmentally friendly, highly efficient, versatile and cost effective counterbalance forklift trucks with benefits including:
Light, modular power pack with a lithium ion battery with super capacitor capability and is re-chargeable through the hydraulic system of the forklift.
Can be switched from IC power to battery power during indoor and outdoor use respectively.
High-energy efficiency and cost effectiveness owing to the novel modular, hybrid power pack. The power pack recovers energy during the IC engine operation through a small, highly efficient IC range extender engine.

During Phase 1 we will conduct a market usage analysis with companies that have both indoor and outdoor operations to determine the specific industry requirements so as to produce an optimal solution.

In Phase 2 we intend to fully integrate the IC engine and electric power system together resulting in a fully operational hybrid forklift.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;NEXEN LIFT TRUCKS LIMITED;UK;;; 196271;663649;Pathogens detection;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.2.";SFS-08-2014-1;H2020;Antibiotics reduction with early mastitis pathogens detection for @ point of animal care usages;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"Blue4Green will develop a portable sample handling/sensing system for DNA and/or RNA fragments. The input to such a system is a raw sample of milk, containing the bacteria to be analysed that causes mastitis. Most of the time treatment starts without knowing the responsible pathogen. Often, the wrong (or not most optimal) antibiotic is used as treatment. When therapy fails, new mastitis incidences and prevalences are rising. To test, at this moment farmers collect their samples in testing tubes. These tubes should be transported and send to a laboratory. Within the laboratory, the fluid is tested and the farmer receives the results within three (or more) days. The new technology, concerns a more rapid detection method. Within the technique of B4G, it is possible to know which pathogen is responsible for the inflammation to treat mastitis infection within three minutes instead of three days (or more) since the farmer can test it by himself. With a rapid mastitis pathogen test:
- less mastitis incidences occur
- reduce of revenue losses (less new infection)
- there will be less use of unnecessary antibiotic
- more milk will be produced
- a better dairy cattle lifetime will be developed, resulting in a better return on investment for the farmer per cow

Detecting mastitis at an early stage is a new competitive eco-innovative process that contributes to a more resource-efficient, sustainable circular economy. Continuing population and consumption growth will mean that the global demand for food will increase for at least another 40 years. Growing competition for land, water, and energy, will affect our ability to produce food, as will the urgent requirement to reduce the impact of the food system on the environment. Extending the lifespan of dairy cattle by combating mastitis with better insights @ point of animal care using innovative diagnostics tools will lead to a proper use of resources hence a more the efficiency use of raw materials.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;BLUE4GREEN BV;NL;;; 196311;664200;LEGEND;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;LEGEND, Sport goes viral;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"We are building an ecosystem of tools and apps to key agents of the sport sector. We see it as Google does with its platform. Their core is Search but then it provides with dozens of tools like Gmail, Calendar, Youtube or Analytics so user stay in their platform. Using sport as the soul of our platform we have started building this ecosystem.
Currently, we have developed a tournament manager where league and championship organizers can manage them. We allow them to create as many tournaments as they need, create teams and assign them players. They can organize almost every league or championship that may come to your mind.
With this tool, public (local government, Universities or Schools) and private (sport facilities, individuals, federations, associations, etc) managers from all around the world can send real time alerts, manage the classifications in an easy way, generate automatic calendars, publish the rules and news, define roles as referees or team managers and many more features to come.
We have also developed mobile apps for following the league but also the users can organize their friendly matches, comment on them before and after the match, check the results of their friends and to share them in other social networks.
Not only we ease the organization of the matches but we also motivate them to report the results by adding an algorithm to calculate their skill level of every sport. We have also added gamification technics to the app so users can get badges depending on their results. Finally, users can track and check all their stats and historical results.

LEGEND project will help miLeyenda to create a feasibility plan for going international. Currently, we have acquired more than 120.000 users in 3 months and we are ready to go a step further.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;MILEYENDA ENTERTAINMENT SL;ES;;; 196270;663639;Space-COTS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.6.";Space-SME-2014-1;H2020;High-tech commercial-off the-self electronics low-cost qualified for space;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"Spectrum ARC GmbH provides an innovative state-of-the-art qualification scheme (approved by the German Space Administration DLR ) for commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components relevant for space and harsh-environment (radiation) applications. The space electronics market is currently dominated by US-Corporations and therefore underlies the restrictive barriers of international traffic in arms regulation (ITAR) , retarding the space industry growth and raising their cost significantly. Well offer so called Space-COTS by qualifying (testing) COTS from specific manufactures in different quality levels. This will enable space missions to have access to highly efficient, compact and light-weight new generation technologies at a lower price.
Low-cost Space-COTS let us introduce high reliable electronic products not only for space but also for extreme-environment applications on earth, e.g. radioactive environs (power plants, research labs, nuclear medicine, etc.), hot (deserts) and cold (Antarctic) places. As technology demonstrator well build a reliable and modular platform (box) consisting of a control and a removable sensor unit to be used in different environments as a Remote Monitoring System (RMS).
Europes mission of advancing non-dependent and competitive technologies in the space sector is fully supported by this project.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;SPECTRUM ARC GMBH;DE;;; 196256;663483;ADS Project;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Autonomous Dronistics for Security (ADS): optimized services with fleets of flying robots;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"Flying drones promise to replace many civilian services currently requiring humans by means of robots performing product delivery, agricultural monitoring, inspections and maintenance, damage assessments. For this vision to be concretized, drones need to be safe, reliable, available on demand and most importantly fully automatic. This revolution is facing three challenges: the design of services that are possible to be executed within the regulations; the development of landing stations that the drones can exploit as docking point to recharge their batteries; the development of a master-control software that deals with coordination and optimization of the flights and operations of the drones performing the service.
The project Autonomous Dronistics for Security (ADS) is addressing the key technical challenges that all drone automation companies are facing today and that, if solved, will open the drone services market to existing and new industries. ADS innovation will solve these challenges by the use of a platform managing transparently operations with small multi-copters and a network of landing/recharge stations. The ADS system controls navigation, video feeds from the drones, and the operation strategy in a fault tolerant and law-abiding way. The software is able to program the flight plan best for each individual drone taking into account dynamically its role in the overall mission; The hardware ensures a permanent operation of the drones despite the limited autonomy and range of drones. The development of this innovation will allow for the first time to coordinate and manage in a fully automated way fleets of drones. The feasibility study of ADS focuses on one particular business case: the use of drones for automatic video-surveillance and alarm response.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ARCHON TECHNOLOGIES SRL;IT;;; 196227;663065;MAMANUCA;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;Microfluidic Advanced Manufacturing of Ultrasound Contrast Agents;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;Tide Microfluidics is developing a patented technology capable of increasing the diagnostic capability of ultrasound. We have an advanced microfluidic manufacturing technique for producing ultrasound contrast agents (UCA) of controlled size to enable 20 times clearer images. Our uniform UCAs are unique, as current UCAs are composed of wide size distribution microbubbles, making them less effective. We aim to develop our technology into a bedside production device, which would lead to a reduction in diagnostic imaging costs, as ultrasound is cheaper than MRI or CT, and gives better images for faster and more accurate diagnoses. We would use Phase 1 funding to commercially and technically assess the feasibility of our device. We need to understand the users requirements and how best to fit into their workflow, as well as how to create a robust, reliable and user-friendly design. Economic viability will be studied, as pricing must be cost effective or market uptake will not occur. Finally, we will investigate the clinical validation needs and level of medical certification required for our bedside production device to be accepted in Europe, the USA and the rest of the world. This knowledge on feasibility, cost pricing and validation defined in Phase 1 would work as a roadmap for our development during a Phase 2 project. Thus, exploitation of SME instrument Phases 1 and 2 would secure the continuous development and validation of our device allowing for a rapid market entry, bringing a valuable tool to the end users and reducing healthcare costs. We aim to enter the ultrasound imaging market with our bedside device. Currently, more than 3 million ultrasound procedures using UCAs are carried out each year worldwide, with the European market alone worth $46 million. Ultimately, our vision is to become the worlds foremost supplier of UCA production devices delivering high definition contrast agents, enabling clearer diagnostic images for more effective patient care.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;Tide Microfluidics B.V.;NL;;; 196296;663957;MED1C;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;MED1C : Video Management in Medical practice;1/02/2015;31/05/2015;;"Med1c goal is to solve needs of video usage within medical community. Video is increasingly being the basis for medical interventions and clinical story of patients. While some medical specialties use it more than others, video usage is experiencing a growing tendency in all of them.
Med1c main features include a user friendly interface, fixing the complexity of having many video formats, allowing to tag and label actions within an intervention, reducing reports and video storage solely to relevant parts, allowing video mining for best case solutions across data bases, and offering a cooperative solution while reducing costs, among others.
At the moment, generic solutions or standards to cope with video usage needs are non-existent within medical environment. In the same way images were fixed with PACS some years ago, now is time for video application. Even there are some few proprietary solutions made by Medical HW manufacturers, they are expensive in terms of acquisition and maintenance, and do not allow integration in open platforms like Windows, which Med1c is based on, not to mention their very limited functionality.
The target market is the health sector, being doctors and health professionals its main potential users. Therefore, in order to adapt the Med1c tool to every individual purpose and medical speciality, 1d3a already has cooperation agreements with some hospitals such as the ALTHAIA Foundation (ES).
Med1c software solution has a solid foundation, since it is based in Er1c, launched 7 years ago by the SME 1d3a to cope with similar needs within the sector of Elite competition in sports. Some of their main customers are FC Barcelona, Aspire (QA), CSKA (RU) and FIBA.
The objective of Med1C in the Phase 1 of the SME Instrument is to complete a feasibility study for all relevant medical cases including at least two EU countries. Moreover, the proof of concept for three applications (bronchoscopie, gynecology and oncology committees) will be developed.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;1D3A ANALOGICO Y DIGITAL SL;ES;;; 196265;663547;Ph1ProHap2;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;hapticom launches the worlds 1st special tablet for over 20 million visually impaired people in the EU, enabling them access to barrier-free digital information and communication with all of society;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"Within the EU there live far more than 20 million blind and partially sighted people. There are even over 150,000 deafblind people who miss out seeing AND hearing at the same time. Most of the blind suffer from strongly limited communication and often live in huge social isolation. Even the UN and also EU parliament have already stipulated that a specific product solution for particular blind is needed. This mobile device ought to offer barrier-free communication and information to assist those people daily lives.

Therefore, the SME hapticom, an academic spin-off, develops the worlds first smartpad and corresponding ICT infrastructure for visual impaired. The device is named haptiPad and similar to a special haptic multi-functional pad or tablet. This innovation will change the life of blind people in whole Europe radically and strongly foster integration and inclusion.

Due to the groundbreaking chances the haptiPad offers, it addresses a huge market. High social gains, employment and commercialisation potential can be expected. Via several governmental fundings and the international investor Wayra (Telefonica telecommunications group) a convincing working prototype (TRL 6) is already developed and successfully tested.

Due to several (inter)national business concept contests the innovative business model of hapticom got very challenged and thus, advanced and was rewarded highly many times. The competent team intends to prove the adaptability and viability of the projects concept and product solution on a European level with the help of a feasibility study. At the end of phase 1 SME instrument hapticom aims for reference customer for the commercial beta version of the haptiPad to finally successfully finance the growth of the venture.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;HAPTICOM UG (HAFTUNGSBESCHRANKT);DE;;; 196368;665770;CHIRALSENSE;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;CHIRALSENSE : Sensing Chirality using cavity-enhanced polarimetry: advances in sensitivity and time-resolution;1/04/2015;30/09/2016;;"Chiral sensing is crucial to many fields, constituting a multibillion Euro industry. The polarimetric techniques of optical rotation (OR) and circular dichroism (CD) are the most widely-used techniques for the analysis of chiral samples, ranging from the measurement of protein structure, to quality control in the pharmaceutical, chemical, cosmetic, and food industries. In general, the OR and CD signals are very small, which place severe constraints on detection sensitivity and time-resolution. Through the ERC grant TRICEPS, we have developed a groundbreaking cavity-based polarimeter [Sofikitis et al. Nature 514, 76 (2014)] with 3 main advantages: (a) The OR and CD signals are enhanced by the number of cavity passes (typically 1000); (b) birefringent backgrounds are suppressed; (c) signal reversals give absolute polarimetry measurements, not requiring the sample to be removed to measure a null sample. These advantages represent orders-of-magnitude improvements in sensitivity, acquisition time, and sample size, with respect to commercially available polarimeters, and will reduce measurement time, sample sizes, and costs in the chiral sensing industry. We propose, through CHIRALSENSE, to: (1) file a non-provisional US patent application, to follow our filing of a US provisional patent application for our polarimeter, which will provide IPR protection for the first stages of the product development; (2) demonstrate our existing CHIRALSENSE polarimeter to leading polarimetry companies, by performing measurements on commercial-standard samples; and (3) adapt our polarimeter to measure complex samples separated using HPLC (high-performance liquid chromatography) for analytical chemistry applications, to be demonstrated to leading HPLC companies.";150000;150000;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS;EL;;; 196281;663776;MicroInstrmntsBP;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;Novel Materials and Manifacturing Process Enabling Wristed Micro-Instruments: Business Feasibility Of Surgical Applications;1/01/2015;31/05/2015;;"MicroInstrmntsBP aims at planning the best business approach to the commercialization of micro-surgical instruments with the same dexterity of state-of-the-art instruments but smaller in size. The reduction in size allows the instruments to be introduced and used in smaller surgical fields and will open up robotic micro-surgery and endoscopic applications, that are currently beyond the capabilities of state-of-the-art products and have an estimated market size 10x the current 2014 market size for wristed surgical instruments (0.5 Billion USD).
Micro-wristed instruments are enabled by a proprietary, integrated design and a proprietary manufacturing process. Medra's design & manufacturing process for 3d micro parts allows parts to mate together with high precision. Current manufacturing technologies are limited in the fabrication of small 3d parts, especially parts for assemblies, by limits on the achievable geometry of the parts and their tolerances. We have overcome such limitations and are able produce very precise small parts in very hard and high yield strength materials. Such an approach allows to counter the weakening of the parts due to the scaling down of the dimensions. 5 month out goals are international IP filings and definition of first viable product based on surgical procedure-specific market size and risk-adjusted business opportunity.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;MEDRA SRL;IT;;; 196250;663410;AB ENGINE;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Advanced Back end as a service Engine;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"AB ENGINE aims to launch in the market an advanced Mobile Back end as a Service (MBaaS) framework capable to provide mobile app developers with an effective and complete back end suite ready to use for boosting the realisation and the management of mobile application by using tailored and customised functionalities.
In the very next future the mobile apps will become the main tool of interaction among organisations and their customers: the needs of creating apps capable to interact with users and made them connected and engaged will arise and multi-channels functions will be the main features the mobile apps will have to provide. Such expectations are confirmed also by the forecast of the Mobile Back end as a Service market, that is expected to reach 5.9 Bln in revenues by 2017 growing at a CAGR of 104%.
AB ENGINE will address the MBaaS market, introducing an innovative solution, with respect to current state of the art, able to provide developers with ready to use applications, components and cloud infrastructure functionalities; thus it is the best solution for speeding up the mobile apps realisation and maintenance, reducing the costs, the time to market and the complexity of developing apps and on the other hand for scaling the apps up to millions of final end users and, supporting marketing features, data parsing, promotional channels (QR codes, landing pages, social networks integration, app store submission), CRM and networking features, such as Push Notification, Geo Fancy Messages and iBeacon.
With respect to the current MBaaS competitors, AB ENGINE will represent a disruptive innovation in the market, which is expected to boost AppsBuilder companys growth triplicating the annual turnover and work force within 3 years after the investment with a total ROI of approximately 230%.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;APPSBUILDER SPA;IT;;; 196397;666513;SDO-MET;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014;H2020;Automatic Rail Safety Solution;1/04/2015;31/07/2017;;By 2025 1800km of rail lines will be automated worldwide. With the increase in automatic train operation comes the need to create an innovative platform and track protection system to ensure the security of passengers while maintaining increased efficiency in public transport. According to the European Railway Agency in 2012 there were a total of 5122 railway incidents involving people across Europe of which 1016 were serious injuries, 1133 were deaths and 2973 were suicides. The combined costs of fatalities and serious injuries cost the EU more than 1.5 billion euros in 2012. SDO-MET (Metro Object Detection System) is an innovative technology that aims at helping usher in the next era in automated public transport. Our platform and track security system provides a safer, lower cost, and easier to install alternative to current systems. Using an innovative system of sensors and cameras our goal is to make metro platforms and track areas safe and efficient for users and operators of automated trains. Our goals for phase 2 are to further develop and refine SDO-MET in order to have a market ready product. Our main focus, on a technical level, will be the implementation of the two SoA visual systems necessary for SDO-MET. The potential customers are the main operators of the railway sector such as Barcelona Metropolitan Transport, Metro de Madrid and Brussels Metro with whom we currently have trade relations. Other potential customers include project engineers and manufacturers /distributors of railway equipment such as SIEMENS, BOMBARDIERS, THALES, etc. During the development of our first prototype over the past 5 years we have developed a business plan and commercialization strategy. These and other feasibility activities, along with the willingness to pay already expressed by our collaborators, makes us confident that SDO-MET has market scalability and will be successful on a global scale. The potential worldwide market is for SDO-MET is 497 metro lines (452.7 B ).;1481155,5;1036808,85;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;AUTOMATITZACIO DE PROCESSOS I MEDIAMBIENT SL;ES;;; 196255;663477;BAMBENG;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;New BAMboo ENGineered bio-material for sustainable building components;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"Our proposed technology uses bamboo for manufacturing a unique new bio-material which has the potential to replace most commonly used structural materials such as concrete, steel and timber. This novel process will not only ensure the sustainable supply of raw materials via environment friendly new solution in construction industry, but will also provide participating SME with the opportunity to derive an ongoing income.
BAMBENG proposal outlines the opportunity to develop an innovative technological process which will produce a new constructional product, chemical free and environmental friendly (avoiding the use of toxic and polluting glues) with supreme technological, economic and environmental footprint performances. That would make BAMBENG advantageous competitor and feasible alternative as BAMBENG structural material, represents the best performing material for supporting structure for seismic building.
BAMBENG is obtained by a simple chafing and pressure welding process, producing a semi-finished completely biological new component. The process in chemical free, energy saving and with a very low footprint,
Compared with the most direct and similar competitive materials (wood, glulam and glubam) BAMBENG offers better technical performances and up to 45% of cost savings (based on Cost Structure Analysis).
BAMBENG is worth to invest in because it is a combination of proven technology and novel application of demonstrable technology and methods which have both economic & environmental benefits:
- Development of bigger structural components for buildings sector for easy substitution of current material like steel, aluminium, concrete, and even timber,
- Development of building design to exceed seismic and hurricane requirements,
- Transfer to other sectors such as interior and exterior architectural, packaging and design artefacts,
- Improvement of local bamboo crops at EC level, and
- Potential to license the technology to SMEs throughout the EU.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;CARTACCI BRUNO & C SNC DI ALESSANDRO E LEONARDO CARTACCI;IT;;; 196306;664103;SiMAX;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;SiMAX translation machine for sign language;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"The Austrian SME SignTime is optimally combining its expertise on translation of content into sign language and on development of ICT tools in this context.
SignTime`s recent innovative solution SiMAX is a translation machine: The software is operated by a human translator who only needs to adjust translations suggested by an intelligent, learning algorithm based on a learning database. The resulting translation is then signed by an avatar and delivered as video.
This is very cost efficient compared to conventional production of translation videos in a studio with human translators signing.
Among all approaches researched so far in academia the SiMAX technology is closest to market and the only one reaching a feasible quality of facial expressions and emotions essential for understanding due to their grammatical meanings in sign language.
Business opportunities are enormous associated with any information needed to be made accessible to the deaf community (by integrating the translation video next to the original content): TV, film, internet, other media. Upcoming accessibility regulations favour market growth and demand.
Thus, this project fits perfectly with our overall strategy as well as with the requirements of this SME call, adding a completely new, market changing solution.
The feasibility study aims to pave the way to market introduction covering: Development of demonstrations, collecting technical and economic feedback from key market segments, from experts and the deaf community and incorporating all insights including market study results into a technology adaptation plan and a detailed business and market entry plan.
Apart from providing significant growth options to the company, SiMAX can essentially contribute to increase accessibility to information society for the deaf community thus promoting inclusion and social cohesion.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;Sign time GmbH;AT;;; 196352;665635;MISSION;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;Mid Infrared SpectrometerS by an Innovative Optical iNterferometer;1/06/2015;30/11/2016;;"The MISSION projects aims at bringing to the market a revolutionary concept of mid-infrared (MIR) interferometer, for a new generation of compact, low-cost, rugged spectrometers. Many applications of chemistry, materials science and life sciences require analysis and identification of substances based on their vibrational absorption spectra in the MIR. Time domain vibrational spectroscopy techniques such as FTIR and 2DIR are based on the use of an optical Michelson interferometer, producing two identical phase-shifted replicas of the input beam. Phase determination is technically very challenging and requires tracking with an auxiliary laser beam and in some cases the use of active stabilization approaches, with feedback control on the interferometer arms, greatly increasing device complexity. We have recently introduced a new optical interferometer, called TWINS, which exploits material birefringence to impose highly controllable delays. TWINS has the advantages of being inherently phase stable, compact, rugged, highly reproducible and potentially low cost. The TWINS concept, for which a patent has been filed, was successfully demonstrated in the visible and the MIR spectral ranges. It is the goal of the MISSION project to unleash the innovation potential of TWINS, by developing, technically validating and bringing to the market a TWINS-based MIR interferometer, paving the way to a new generation of compact and low-cost analytical instruments for a wide range of applications. We have identified a suitable material with broad MIR transparency and huge birefringence: calomel. The MISSION project aims at: i) building a TWINS device based on calomel; ii) demonstrating its application to MIR spectroscopy; and iii) turning it into a commercial product, to be sold either as stand-alone device or as part of a spectroscopic instrument. We expect that TWINS will significantly reduce the cost of MIR interferometers, thus widely broadening their application portfolio.";149625;149625;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;POLITECNICO DI MILANO;IT;;; 196282;663790;SAFETY4WORKERS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Breakthrough for outdoor autonomous heavy machines: Safety-directed collision avoidance system for workers based on UWB radios with performance level;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"Worker severely injured on the job by a moving machine!
- Industrial enterprises worldwide need to avoid such a headline.

Safety at work is a hot topic in industrial companies today. The International Section of the ISSA (International Social Security Association) on Prevention in the Mining Society formulates the Vision Zero for 2020. A huge amount of money is invested in prevention, more than 900M per year only in Germany. Especially accidents with mobile machinery are crucial with around 12.000 accidents caused by collisions between construction machine and pedestrians resulting in an economical loss of 1 billion euro per year only in Germany.

The vision of industrial companies is to deploy autonomous moving machines (AMM) across different application scenarios. As the area of machine operation can typically not be separated from walking workers, a basic requirement is that AMMs must detect these persons reliably in the critical danger zone and must be able to react autonomously in order to avoid fatal collisions. Safety-directed pedestrian recognition is still todays blocking point for outdoor operations, as conventional sensors like laser, cameras, radar or ultrasonic fail due to the harsh operational conditions and highly dynamic changing working environment.

Comnovo is proposing combined active and passive Ultra-Wideband sensors for safety-directed, bi-channel human being detection.

The main objective of phase I of the SAFETY4WORKERS project is to explore the technical feasibility and commercial potential by combining D2SENSE with UWB radar sensors for human being detection to reach a PL. Furthermore, the business plan will be further developed based on the two divers use cases Charging Cars in Coke Plants and Autonomous Mining Systems, which will be elaborated with support of European partners committed to this project.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;COMNOVO GMBH;DE;;; 196299;664011;PRINTOO;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;PRINTOO - flexible, thin, printed electronics prototyping kit;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"Ynvisible is a start-up company in Printed Electronics (PE) with the vision of bringing everyday objects and surfaces to life, making them more useful and enjoyable. In order to democratize access to revolutionary new PE technologies developed in Europe and North America, Ynvisible developed its first consumer product, Printoo.
Printoo is a flexible, modular, electronics prototyping kit which allows anyone to create new interactive products using thin, flexible, PE components, including Ynvisibles displays. The project was launched through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, which was hugely successful and received highly positive feedback from educators, tech enthusiasts and entrepreneurs, as well as wide media publicity highlighting the innovative nature and market potential for Printoo. The crowdfunding campaign allowed us to identify three main market segments: education, maker community and design & prototyping. Printoo is an essential prototyping platform for entrepreneurs and makers looking to develop and prototype new intelligent products where flexibility and form-factor are essential requirements.
Educators have demonstrated great interest in Printoo as a tool to develop creativity, design and do-it-yourself technical skills in students at any level of the learning curve. As an educational tool, Printoo can greatly contribute to European-wide initiatives such as the eSkills for jobs 2014 initiative, in which Ynvisible is already enrolled as a partner. In addition, the commercialization and value chain creation impacts of Printoo will strongly contribute to European goals set out in the ICT 3 programme directed at TOLAE technologies.
With this feasibility study, Ynvisible intends to undertake an in-depth analysis and market testing for Printoo, to better define the business models for each of the pre-identified target markets, as well as the global strategy to turn Printoo into a global success.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;YD YNVISIBLE SA;PT;;; 196235;663156;GEM E-drive;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;In-wheel electric drive for E-commercial vehicles;1/01/2015;30/06/2015;;"The main goal of the innovation project is to develop a new electric drive inside the wheel for mobility market of electric buses and electric transport vehicles (E-commercial vehicles). The classical conceptual solution with electric motor positioned at the place of combustion engine has several drawbacks: heavy weight since mechanical transmission is needed, complex solution with many moving parts, low efficiency because of transmission losses and need for extra place. With our new solution that is simple (direct drive with no mechanical transmission), efficient (up to 92%), light (lighter up to 50%) and cost effective (simple production) we want to enhance the usage of electric drive for city traffic (buses and vans). In addition, our developed technology is easy adaptable for different applications and power levels due to its unique modular concept. Therefore our new electric drive solution together with low driving cost using electric energy and with reducing pollution, noise and C02 emission in cities and urban areas, especially in Low Emission Zones (LEZ), represent excellent business opportunity for emerging E-mobility market of commercial vehicles and thus also realizing a company vision to become an important European in-wheel drive producer.
For the realization of the project a feasibility study is required with delivered elaborated business plan as an outcome with following objectives:
technical feasibility study of in-wheel electric drive development for 25kW power and customization to other applications modular concept
impact study of regulations and homologation on the product development
market analysis and detailed customer requirements study
strategy definition for entering to the market and product development
analysis of manufacturing process and cost evaluation with optimal process definition
risk evaluation with measures for risk minimization
identify strategy for IP management with timeline";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;GEM MOTORS, RAZVOJ IN IZDELAVA INOVATIVNIH ELEKTROMOTORJEV DOO;SI;;; 196266;663564;ASC;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.6.";Space-SME-2014-1;H2020;Amorphous Speculative Compression;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"Camera located outside the protective environment of Earth's atmosphere and magnetic fields is exposed to the very harsh radiation. Space based electronic components are produced in a different way, and much more expensive, than the ones built for use on our planet. To make situation even worse, the processing power of radiation hardened microprocessors is much worse, than what we normally expect from the CPU. Long distances, that space brings and radiation also diminish the possible communication rate, while radiation problems with storage devices complicates even storing the filmed material for later compression and transmission. Because of all these problems, humanity was never even close to be able to establish a decent video link with some other celestial object. To overcome this problem, we developed a different type of picture and video compression method.

ASC compression is a lossy type of compression, that differs from other types of lossy compression because it removes the main amount of data before any complex mathematical functions are executed. Other types of compression perform a complex transform first and remove the less important data later. This makes standard compression types much more resource hungry, than the ASC compression.

Unlike jpeg and mpeg compression, where compression is done in squares, that are always positioned at the same positions of the picture, ASC method builds the picture around the most prominent points of it. This helps the encoder to easily find similar patterns in different pictures or parts of one picture but also removes the block appearance at high levels of compression. At high levels of compression, the picture simply looses more and more details. Testing so far has proven the truth of our expectation, that the quality of the picture doesn't deteriorate fast with increasing compression.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;UROS KEJZAR;SI;;; 196240;663198;BLACKBINDER;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Black Binder, all-in System of Digital Scores;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"'Musicians play the scores basically like they did 200 years ago.The musician must hand off the instrument to turn the page and it is complicated passing scores and maintain proper posture. They also spend large spaces and budget to store and preserve scores that are easily deterioorated. In addition, collaborative work is a hard task due to the lack of synchronization.

With BlackBinder solution, New Music Now will offer the music community a 'pageless scrolling' technology-based system that allow: Continuously display of scores at the pace the musician sets and improve in this way the interpretation, allowing the musician being holding the instrument at any time (Page concept disappears).
Synchronization for collaborative work is possible, annotations writing and sharing, and specific functionalities for every instrument.

To benefit from this, the musician must download to his tablet the bbApp application which is complemented with 3 other services/products that offer maximum utility being used supplementary:

bbSet: physical device that supports the tablet and allows the user to interact with the app by wireless pedals.
bBinder: storage space in the cloud for scores downloaded from bbsore or uploaded by the musician from his own background music and turned into XML format.
bbStore: online store for individuals or publishers to sell scores with bbsecure technology anti-piracy. Impossibility to get the score of bBinder and send it to another user. Its visualization is only possible with the bbApp. Scores are also encrypted (for user recognition) so if they were finally removed from the bBinder, even so, they cannot be used for another user who is not the owner.

Taking into account the high number of musicians worldwide, the described needs and the BlackBinder characteristics show a clear link between the really large gap in the musicians environment and the great business opportunity for the proposed solution.'";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;NEWMUSICNOW SL;ES;;; 196267;663597;MeRIT;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;MeRIT - Maximising Renewable Energy Integration;1/03/2015;31/05/2015;;"Esave has designed a Hybrid Energy Storage Solution which uniquely integrates flywheel kinetic energy storage, battery energy storage and power electronics technologies. MeRIT is ultra-fast responding, provides greater reliability, longer lifecycles, is environmentally sustainable, safer and offers overall best total cost of use (TOC) than any other solution.

The overall objective of the MeRIT project is the commercialization of a new Hybrid Energy Storage System that maximizes renewable energy integration through provision of fast-responding ancillary services, dramatically reduces the 60% - 70% capacity losses of wind and solar generation due to intermittency and no storage; it also reduces curtailment losses through synthetic inertia.

MeRIT users will benefit from new ancillary services revenues, additional capacity revenues, reduction in curtailment losses and compliance with new grid code modifications.

The Esave management team is highly entrepreneurial and has extensive experience and skills in design and manufacture of power electronics, development of computer systems, software, provision of electrical power quality services and consultancy.

The objective of the Feasibility Study is to (1) Develop cost and payback financial models for the integration of MeRIT with wind and solar installations internationally. (2) Complete the planning process for the installation of a Demonstration System which will be installed on a windfarm in Ireland, controlled, monitored and validated by EirGrid, Irelands Transmission System Operator.

MeRIT is at the stage of TRL5 and an operational prototype system is ready for installation. Esave is partnering with Mainstream Renewable Power, a major wind and solar developer/operator, who will facilitate the installation on a windfarm that they operate. The Energy Research Centre, University College Dublin - Energy Institute, is also partnering and assist in renewable integration expertise and system modelling.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ESAVE CORPORATION LIMITED;IE;;; 196338;664738;PHOCCS;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;Photon Cross Correlation Spectroscopy;1/05/2015;31/10/2016;;"Across Europe, nearly 250,000 people die every year of sepsis, a severe bloodstream infection. Detecting molecular biomarkers indicative of bacterial infection within a limited time is vital to enable targeted antibiotics therapy, limit the risk of antimicrobial resistance and reduce hospitalization costs. The key to success to fight sepsis is a fast detection technology that avoids the need for nucleic acid amplification processes and circumvents the limitations of fluorescence labelling.

The PHOCCS project aims at exploiting novel concepts based on PHOton Cross Correlation Spectroscopy to develop a breakthrough platform for ultra-sensitive detection of DNA biomolecules and assess its transferability into the large molecular diagnostics market. With its unique technology based on dynamic light scattering of noble metal nanoparticles, PHOCCS has several key advantages to enable commercial success: it is fast, quantitative, sensitive, specific and simple to operate.

Based upon original and patented intellectual property, PHOCCS is fully targeted to the development of a disruptive technology fundamental in strategic applications of molecular diagnostics to fulfil the industrial market needs. The PHOCCS project will bring the technology to a pre-demonstration stage for DNA sensing to strengthen the commercialization and licensing opportunities.";149984;149984;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS;FR;;; 196284;663811;BilletPro;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Development of a harvesting machine for short rotation plantations for the production of billets with advantageous properties in terms of handling, drying and storing;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"Plantations of fast-growing trees, so-called short rotation plantations (SRPs), are a promising way to produce large amounts of CO2 neutral energy. SRPs are usually harvested fully automatically with harvesting machines that directly chop the wood into chips which are then combusted in CHP plants. However, the chipping leads to losses of up to 30 % of the energy content due to microbial degradation of the wood during drying.
SalixEnergi Europa AB has developed an innovative new harvesting technology which enables a fast drying of the wood without any losses of the energy content. The rods are cut into pieces with a length between 12 and 24 cm (depending on the purpose), so-called billets. When stored in piles the good air circulation enables a fast drying while the bark protects the billets from microbial degradation. A first technical prototype has demonstrated the proper functioning and huge potentials of the technology. However, improvements and adaptations are required to achieve the market breakthrough. In this proposed project a feasibility study will reveal the technical feasibility of the envisaged improvements and the optimal way of implementation, while a business plan will show the optimal way of commercialisation.
The billet harvester will allow European energy farmers to use the full energetic potential of the wood and thus increase their income by up to 30 %, while the increased production of CO2 neutral energy per unit of area will help Europe to reach its goals of climate control. The improved profitability of SRPs will moreover lead to a further fast growth of the plantation area. At the same time SalixEnergi Europa AB will significantly grow in terms of turnover, profit and employment, reach the market leadership for SRP harvesters and expand its position as one of Europes leading SRP companies.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;SALIXENERGI EUROPA AB;SE;;; 196220;663008;HitSeedSME-1-09-14;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;HitSeed application for the Horizon 2020 dedicated SME Instrument - Phase 1 2014. September 2014.;1/12/2014;31/05/2015;;"'HitSeed is conducting a feasibility study on their revolutionary Internet of Things (IoT) platform, which includes hardware, software, industrial design and software development tools. The platform is technologically novel, as it combines modern microcontroller-based hardware with touch display and graphical user interface providing unprecedented customer benefits, like low power consumption and significantly reduced unit cost. Most importantly, the IoT platform is disruptive, as it brings development costs down to completely new levels and shortens the IoT deployment time-to-market from 1-2 years to months or weeks while simultaneously reducing the risk level. It also allows the expansion of IoT solutions to domains that have not been feasible before, including e.g. mobile, 'fire-and-forget' type of IoT sensor and monitoring devices.
There is a clear customer need for our platform as many companies in Europe and globally struggle with finding a proper solution for their IoT needs or need to accelerate their product development to stay competitive. Potential customers vary from small startups developing consumer IoT products in various domains like household appliances or wellbeing to large enterprises needing a tested HW platform to boost their own product development e.g. for industrial clients. We estimate that the commercial potential for IoT devices based on our platform is 38 MEUR in 2017 with indirect impact being in the range of 600 new jobs in Europe, increased competitiveness of European industry, and an estimated customer value add of over 300 MEUR.
During the feasibility study we are planning to do an IoT opportunity identification, build a business plan, develop a minimum viable product for IoT including an industrial design, as well prepare to pilot the solution with a first customer. The outcome of the study is a clear plan for the next steps including potential application for the phase 2 of the Horizon 2020 dedicated SME instrument funding'";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;HITSEED OY;FI;;; 196351;665672;MultiRev;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;Multi-revolution non-volatile magnetic sensors;1/01/2016;30/06/2017;;"Multi-revolution sensors that detect multiple rotations are being used in many areas of the automotive and automation industry. The current generation of discrete multi-revolution sensors has major drawbacks, such as complex architecture, limited applicability and high cost. MultiRev will demonstrate the proof-of-concept of a novel monobloc multi-revolution sensor based on non-volatile low power domain wall motion induced by the rotating fields that are being sensed to count revolutions. A large number of rotations can be sensed by combining multiple curved domain wall conduit devices with coprime numbers of loops developed with results from the PIs ERC starting grant. This novel non-volatile sensor will operate without power during sensing and only for eventual read-out power is needed. This new multi-revolution sensor will be disruptive by replacing current expensive and complex incumbent non-magnetic multi-revolution sensors by a simple energy self-sufficient magnetic device that will open up a large market by extending the range of magnetic sensors from the present sensing of only one or a few revolutions to the sensing of thousands of revolutions.The goal of this PoC is to: (i) demonstrate that the building blocks for the sensor developed in the lab can be combined and fabricated for reliable operation using industrially compatible processes to achieve volume production at competitive costs and (ii) explore exploitation routes by analyzing market, cost, and pricing and developing an IP strategy and business model. To achieve this, a postdoc and an engineer will be hired and external support will be contracted to support the team.
Our novel sensor solution for growing markets will generate high added value for European companies, which are under constant price pressure for their currently produced simple sensors. The high innovation level will secure the adoption of this high value technology with mass-market potential in Europe strengthening the economic area.";150000;150000;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz;DE;;; 196252;663444;THEMOTION;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;TheMotion: Revolution in Motion;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"e-Traction Europe, a highly innovative company specialized in energy efficient electric powertrain technology, is developing a direct-drive in-wheel electric powertrain solution for city buses as well as for medium and heavy duty trucks, which is called TheMotion. By creating the most energy efficient electric powertrain solutions, environmental impact, energy consumption and cost of ownership of mobility are lowered substantially.
TheMotion is the only direct-drive in-wheel electric powertrain system on the market for buses and medium and heavy duty vehicles. The main advantages of TheMotion, direct-drive in-wheel electric powertrain solution are:
Zero emission system (huge contribution to lowering CO? emissions and air quality);
Significant noise reduction;
High efficiency (e.g. maximum elimination of transmission losses and optimal regeneration);
Decrease of the total cost of ownership;
Flexible production method and assembly makes product suitable for retrofit and new vehicles;
Design freedom for OEM (optimum use of available vehicle space due to very low build height of the axle).

Potential users are public transport operators, bus manufacturers and manufacturers of medium and heavy duty trucks (OEMs). The objective of this feasibility study is to further verify the technological, practical as well as the economic viability of the product. The 6 months of Phase 1 will be used to develop a detailed business plan, strengthen the relationship with potential customers and partners and define the technology. e-Traction intends to submit a Phase 2 application after finishing Phase 1.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;E-TRACTION EUROPE BV;NL;;; 196225;663057;USELA;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Useful energy from contaminated landfill gas;1/12/2014;28/02/2015;;"Cleanergy will plan and demonstrate (in phase 1 and 2) a solution for exploration and production of a technical solution that utilizes low-grade methane landfill-gas with a more efficient production of heat and electricity and better control of emissions from the combustion than existing technology. The combustion in the stirling engine application will be optimized. The project focuses on variations in the fuel which affect combustion and components. The challenge of Phase 1 refers to the varying gas composition and impurities. Research data shows that the gas composition and its compounds vary not only over time but also by season and weather. The project allows landfill-gas extraction to last long, be more predictable and stable and take care of pollution that would otherwise not be treated. In Phase 1 , we intend to identify various landfills where demonstrations can be made with different conditions and geography that reflects the market potential but also technical challenges. This way, we involve users in Phase 1 in order to better plan Phase 2. We will also examine if we need extra partners in Phase 2. A market survey will be conducted to know the proportion of landfills in Europe that have a gas collecting system and the landfills that flare. The flaring landfills represent the primary target in a first exploitation phase. A risk analysis will secure the measurements and method to be used in the demonstration phase in order to give valid results.
In Phase 1 an innovation strategy will be developed and the European dimension will be refined. We will investigate potential obstacles for the company's ability to be profitable in the exploitation phase in order to secure the return on investment.
Overall, the pilot will evaluate the feasibility of the concept and the idea for the project and innovation. The deliverable from phase 1 is a business innovation plan I.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;CLEANERGY AB;SE;;; 196382;666206;WINTHERWAX;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014;H2020;WINdow based on THERmally modified wood with high performance WAX coating;1/03/2015;31/12/2016;;"M SORA and SILVAPRODUKT, two Slovenian SMEs dedicated to wood products and wood preservation present WINTHERWAX, a passive window made out of Norway spruce (Picea alba). Its thermally treated wood is processed through the unique SILVAPRO? patented process, and coated with an innovative preservative wax.
The result is a wooden passive window cost-effective (the window will be sold at a price of 369, beating the competitors), highly durable (class 1, more than 25 years fully exposed in the environment), that provides an excellent thermal insulation being highly energy efficient (Thermal transmittance = 0,09 (W/m2K)). It is eco-friendly (its innovative coating, which is a unique biocide-free wax that reduces cracking which is the main cause for wood decay), and with a high aesthetic value (the translucent wax allows this product to preserve the natural look of the wood, in contrast to current oils and varnishes).
The aim is to capture 4,1% of the wooden passive window market share from the EU.";1850115;1295080;H2020-SMEINST-2-2014;SME-2;M SORA TRGOVINA IN PROIZVODNJA DD;SI;SILVAPRODUKT PODJETJE ZA PROIZVODNJO IN PRODAJO SREDSTEV ZA ZASCITO MATERIALOV;SI; 196269;663622;VETBIOMAT;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;Advanced material for the regeneration of joints in veterinary medicine;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"The main objective of VetBiomat is to undertake a technical and market feasibility study on an innovative regenerative medicine treatment for osteoarthritis (OA) in horses and dogs based on a new advanced material, HR007. The use of this material is expected to significantly increase treatment efficiency over currently marketed products and address the unmet need of achieving a cure for this disease in horses and dogs.

Osteoarthritis, a progressive deterioration of the joint cartilage, is a major economic problem in veterinary medicine. Currently, there is no cure for OA, and therapies available rely on reducing symptoms (corticosteroids, NSAIDs, and analgesics) or on the administration of glycosaminoglycans by different routes. No sound scientific evidence of efficacy for most glycosaminoglycans based commercial treatments has yet been obtained, especially when administered orally, nutraceuticals, which actually have the largest market share. Therefore, the market potential for a new efficacious, complex, and regenerative intra-articular product of non-bovine origin is very large.
ArtinVet Innovative Therapies, S.L., a new SME specialized in veterinary regenerative medicine, has a novel and unique multiple GAGs rich material of natural origin, HR007, for inclusion in new regenerative medicine based products for veterinary medicine. This advanced material has shown in vitro superior qualities to any other tested products in promoting cartilage regeneration and chondrocytes and mesenchymal cells migration. HR007 production has been standardized and industrialized.

Successful completion of Phase 1 of VetBiomat will yield a robust business plan for a much larger project that will seek funding under Phase 2 of the SEM Instrument, when clinical studies and product authorization procedures will be accomplished. Successful accomplishment of phases 1 and 2 will be essential for accelerating the growth of the SME ArtinVet and its international market positioning.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ARTINVET INNOVATIVE THERAPIES SL;ES;;; 196291;663913;WATLY;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;An autonomous and mobile water treatment plant powered by solar energy;1/02/2015;30/04/2015;;"Water and energy are highly interdependent and are both crucial to human well-being and sustainable socio-economic development. In 2014, the UN reports that 768 million people worldwide still do not have access to a safe source of drinking water, and more than 1.3 billion lack access to electricity.
We have developed the Watly unit with the goal of providing a solution for fast, simple and efficient wastewater treatment and energy supply in developing and/or remote regions. Watly combines cutting-edge technologies to offer i) complete sanitation for well, surface ground, sea or recycled rain water, ii) off-grid electricity from solar energy and iii) Wi-Fi internet connectivity, all in one portable autonomous unit.
Watly embodies the ambition of a European company to address a global market. The wide range of customers worldwide that could benefit from this all-in-one solution include diverse market segments such as: Governments and public institutions, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) and foundations, mobile hospitals, military organizations, hotels/resorts/businesses in remote destinations, massive open-air events, oil platforms, gas/oil & construction sites, etc.
Scale-up beyond our current prototypes and industrialization of the production process is the key to growth and expansion of our company taking advantage of a new market opportunity. In order to do so, we are applying for SME Instrument Phase 1 funds to: (i) elaborate an exhaustive technical feasibility study focused on scale-up beyond our current prototypes, design and industrialization of the final commercial unit of Watly-L; (ii) elaborate a detailed business plan for the commercialization of Watly-L at the conclusion of the envisaged Phase 2 project. If the results of the feasibility study, both from the technical and commercial point of view, are positive, we will proceed to apply for Phase 2 funds in order to carry out the abovementioned scale-up, product refinement and industrialization tasks.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ENRY S PLEX SL;ES;;; 196205;662804;ADA;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;Accelerating the Dissemination of Agluna(R), a clinically proven innovative silver ion based anti-microbial surface technology, from orthopaedics sector into the dental implant sector;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"The project objective is to confirm the commercial application of Agluna(R), an innovative silver ion based anti-microbial surface technology, to dental implants. Agluna(R) has already demonstrated a significant reduction in the incidence of post-operative infection in clinical use within the EU limb salvage market, and is being actively commercialised within the wider global orthopaedic market.

Implant related infections are associated with the formation of biofilm on the surface of implanted devices. This is a global problem with socio-economic costs recognised across a range of medical device sectors. The dental implant sector is actively searching for solutions to the problem of post-operative implant infection (peri-implantitis). With growing concern about antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains, the subsequent expected outcome following this project is for Agluna(R) to become commercialised in EU/global markets as a differentiated, cost effective and clinically proven technology utilising silver ions, a well-known biocide with very limited reported bacterial resistance.

Phase 1 will confirm a business plan for successful commercialisation of Agluna(R) in the dental implant sector. We seek confirmation of:

- the size and scope of the EU and global market opportunity in the dental sector;
- competing approaches to prevention and control of post-operative infection in this sector;
- market entry strategy taking account of EU and other international regulatory pathways;
- investment requirements, time to market, and return on investment.

Phase 1 is six months in duration; the principal deliverable is a fully substantiated business plan. This will provide the basis for Phase 2, in which Agluna(R) will be piloted on a dental implant product that is designed, manufactured and clinically tested in a human proof of concept study.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ACCENTUS MEDICAL LIMITED;UK;;; 196251;663424;BARAT;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Biomechancial Aneurysm Risk Assessment Trial;1/03/2015;31/10/2015;;The formation of aortic aneurysms is the by far the most common aortic disease and its prevalence (1%-5% in the 65\ population) strongly increases with age. Expensive aneurysm repair interventions (about 60k per year in Europe) are performed in order to prevent aortic aneurysms from rupture. However, oversimplified criteria like the maximum transverse aortic diameter or the aortic expansion rate are used to indicate aneurysm repair. These criteria fail to provide patient-specific (individualized) treatment indication, such that many patients are treated without a reason and health care resources are wasted. In contrast VASCOPS A4clinics software allows a detailed biomechanical rupture risk assessment, and hence, allows prioritizing patients according to their individual risk of aortic rupture. The market volume for such diagnostic information is estimated to 12000k per year in Europe. A4clinics is patented, CE approved and achieved already Technology Readiness Level 9. Despite first retrospective validation studies demonstrated the clinical benefit of the system large prospective validation is needed to fully convince clinicians and to commercially exploit the product. Consequently, the aim of this proposal is to develop a clinical validation plan for the A4clinics software, which is tightly linked to its successful large-scale commercialization. Key points are the definition of a targeted validation strategy and the installation of an effective network of clinical partners, who also should serve as national contact points for product commercialization. In addition early measures to gain awareness of the validation initiative and links to product distribution plans are investigated. The planning will be performed in collaboration with our clinical contact at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm area screens for aneurysm patients, and, as such provides latest, and for most European countries, a future health care environment.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;VASCOPS GMBH;AT;;; 196213;662899;RoadCast;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;Dynamic Road Sign Casting;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"The project has the objective to industrialize an innovative, flexible and cost-effective dynamic road sign system as a valid alternative to the actual static road sign infrastructure on expressways.

The problem: Road signs in motorways sometimes do not reflect road conditions or properly inform drivers due to their static nature. In particular speed limits and road works signs often change due to different conditions and need to be replaced manually. This exposes road maintenance personnel to dangerous works and results in higher life-cost cycle per sign.
The solution: An innovative low-cost, low-power, low-maintenance, and highly flexible variable message road sign based on paper-display technology and centrally controlled has been designed and prototyped that demonstrate less life-cycle costs and higher flexibility. Road Builders and maintenance authorities as well as system integrators for road infrastructures are a Potential Market. Preliminary assessments have been conducted that indicate a great potential of the innovation. The business potential of the solution could also extend to other markets (such as digital out of home) but the project will concentrate to transportation to maximize the probability of success of the initiative.

The business approach. Customers have already been approached and more will be approached directly or via stakeholders and business partners from the actual portfolio of the proponents. Dissemination and marketing promotion will be carried out to achieve a critical mass of interested customers for the industrialization phase. Feasibility will also target pilot deployment with interested customers.

Objective of the feasibility study is to provide the basis for the solution and the business approach minimizing the risks for the proponents and the early adopters in the industrialization phase while augmenting the competitive advantage.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;AITEK BV;NL;AITEK SOCIETA' PER AZIONI;IT; 196237;663178;REFEREE;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;pREcise Fluids mEteRing EquipmEnt;1/01/2015;30/04/2015;;"No one likes to be cheated, neither on purpose, nor accidentally. 2014/32/EU Measuring Instrument Directive (MID), mandatory from April 2016 on, works towards guaranteeing the rights of the end consumer, as well as providing an uniform European Market for all manufacturers of Measurement Instruments (MIs).

We are FLEXBIMEC International SRL, an Italian multinational company situated in Albinea (North of Italy) with 26 employees, 8.6M turnover, 2,500 customers base and a track record of 40\ years experience successfully providing MIs for fluid/fuel metering and dispensing devices. We lead the Italian market (>35% market quote) and are a relevant European and worldwide player (>55% exports). Passionate about innovation, as we are, we will take this EU directive as an opportunity to commit a deep revision of our current technology and go a step further in the direction of offering our customers the added value they deserve while further protecting end consumer rights.

REFEREE is a technology upon which we will build a brand new line of fluids metering & dispensing equipment conforming 2014/32/EU MID Norm, that will comprise an optional proprietary air separation subsystem (to further increase accuracy, equipment lifetime, make the workplace safer and cleaner for workers and lower environmental impact). We will focus on Automotive (our all-time focus), Industrial (mechanical industry of production of cylinders, cranes, gear reducers, vehicles and motors) and will start exploring Maritime (new market!) sectors, and specifically target electric oil and fuel pumps in the garage segment. Results obtained from our on-going development makes us confident in achieving our goal of further increasing our sales up to 60% in the EU and consolidate our international presence.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;FLEXBIMEC INTERNATIONAL SRL;IT;;; 196210;662883;INNO-HTM;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;Innovative eco-friendly heat transfer media;1/03/2015;31/07/2015;;The proposed project is a feasbility study in order to investigate the feasibility of an innovation action comprising demonstration and market introduction of heat transfer media based on synthetic diesel that is more efficient and sustainable than exisiting products on the global market. The innovaiton meets the needs expressed both from customers and policymakers. The feasibility study comprises one work package with 8 tasks. We will map where demonstrations could be made with varying technical issues and geographical location which links to market potential and technological challenges. In this task users will be involved in order to make an optimal plan of phase 2. We will also investigate potential partners in Europe for phase 2. A market survey on how many potential users, segmented in the markets where the applicant has a pending or active patent, and include the primary target group in phase 3, will be performed. A risk analysis will be made to secure the measurement values and methods to be used in the demonstration phase to provide valid results. We will prepare an environmental production declaration (EPD) pinpointing the environmental benefit of the innovative technology. The EPD is proceeded by a life-cycle analysis of the technical solution. We will make a elaboration of the European dimension and analysis of obstacles that may hinder the ability to increase the profitability in the company through the innovative HTF in order to create the best possible return on investment of the innovation activity.The deliverable of phase 1 is a Business Innovation Plan 1 which will present the predicted business- and market possibilities.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;AVANTHERM AB;SE;;; 196276;663699;SMILE;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.2.";BG-12-2014-1;H2020;Slimming MIcroaLgae Extract : Development of a new highly effective microalgae-based slimmingingredient for nutraceutical applications;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"The SMILE project aims at developing a microalgae-based innovative natural marine ingredient with scientifically demonstrated benefits on weight management and metabolism issues.
Obesity and overweight concerning 37% of world population in 2013 (The Lancet, 2014) represent major global health challenges causing millions of deaths worldwide. Well integrated comprehensive strategies can contribute to overweight management. Specifically developed bioactive compounds used in food supplements can help people wanting to lose weight. Consumer are looking for safe, effective (scientifically proven), affordable and natural solutions on these issues that represent today an unmet need. Marine environment is full of biological compounds that could represent relevant answers to these needs. Especially, a specific marine carotenoid found in algae, has received a strong and recent interest from the industry as several scientific publications have demonstrated superior efficacy of this molecule in comparison of existing products targeting weight reduction. However, the only available sourcing (a macroalgae) presents several drawbacks such as the presence of micro-pollutants and some sustainability issues.
Through an innovative and patented technology, Microphyt produces sustainably and markets unique bioactive compounds extracted from the untapped diversity of microalgae. Microphyt has identified few strains which are difficult to produce in competitors systems and that are able to produce high quantities of this specific marine carotenoid. Moreover, our specific process allow the optimal production of this compound combined with PUFAs which exhibit demonstrated synergistic effects on metabolism. In this context SMILE ingredient represents a high added value potential for Microphyt. Phase 1 feasibility study aims at further analyzing IPR and regulatory status of the different strains, releasing a detailed business plan based on market feedback and pursue the scale up of the best selected strain.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;MICROPHYT;FR;;; 196236;663157;NASTEX;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Study feasibility and best route to market for telecare solution in Germany and Japan;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"Navigil has launched a disruptive wearable mobile personal safefy solution into the Finnish market ( The solution has been developed using customer requirements from market leading telecare provider (Esperi Care) who is our first customer and from similar entities in the UK.

Wearers of our wristwatch are elderly persons requiring assistance in order to live independently at home and persons suffering from dementia. Users of our location and reachability / call routing services are individual caregivers and municipal/professional telecare providers.

The lack of care resources for elderly care and for dementia sufferers is an acute issue in all EU countries. The Navigil solution addresses this particular issue by enabling persons to live safely at home longer. If the move of a person to sheltered care housing can be delayed by three days the Navigil solution saves costs. Similarly if the recuperation time in hospital after a fall can be shortened by one day our solution saves costs.

NAvigil STudy on EXpansion (NASTEX) is a project to validate our solution's fit to the German and Japanese markets and to build a market engagement plan for each market found viable.

The outcome of the study is validated eligible market size, definition of the optimum route to market and list of verified customer requirements. The best route to market study includes alternative routes for each key segment. The customer requirements verification includes collection of key customer requirements in a given market and their comparison to those found in the EU. The R&D impact of new or different customer requirements is one element of market viability and profitability calculation.

The NASTEX project is critical for our expansion plans, without it the profitability of a new market can't be reliably verified. Failure to do the verification could impair expansion efforts in the EU markets.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;NAVIGIL OY;FI;;; 196198;662736;Pre2Pos;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.6.";Space-SME-2014-1;H2020;PREcession-based drive mechanisms for high-PREcision energy-efficient POSitioning devices (Pre2Pos);1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"The objective of the project is to carry out a feasibility study (including a business plan) concerned with the application of Pre2Pos motors in the Space sector.
Pre2Pos technology (precession-based actuators, Pre2Pos in the following) allows the development of a typology of drive mechanisms that overcomes the performance of the existing technical solutions in several sectors. In particular, due to the high torque/mass ratio, the high accuracy and energy efficiency, together with the propensity to be miniaturized, these devices could bring unseen advantages to Space sector through the development of a new generation of positioning systems. In some cases, these positioning systems could substitute pneumatic and hydraulic actuators and the corresponding infrastructure plants.
The feasible study is asked to deliver a business plan aimed at quantifying the conditions for the penetration in Space market and elaborating a strategy to introduce Pre2Pos solutions in some fundamental Space applications like:

Lens positioning in optical devices
Small robotic arms
Solar panel orientation (the most promising)
Antennas orientation

The feasibility study is also aimed at integrating the above-mentioned preliminary applications by scanning the needs of Space sector related to positioning systems and translating the performance requirements in specification for Pre2Pos solutions.
The final business plan will identify the potential Pre2Pos customers, the specific market needs and the partnerships that could provide the commercial channels for a profitable economic exploitation. The market analysis will identify the most important competitors, the size and the revenue expectation. The business plan will have to suggest how much Space sector is an opportunity to be addressed and which are the strategic key points able to maximize the success rate.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;PHI DRIVE SRL;IT;;; 196254;663466;Wavepiston;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Low price wave energy conversion through force cancellation.;1/02/2015;31/05/2015;;"No attempt to harvest energy from waves has resulted in an economically viable and competitive technology. Many projects stopped and investors have become sceptical of wave power. Currently the cost per watt of usable wave energy is high, due to a focus on energy conversion methods and efficiency, rather than on mooring and grid connection, accounting for more than 90% expenditure.
Wavepiston is a break through near-shore wave power technology producing energy from waves at a competitive price with respect to the most efficient renewable energy technologies. The system consists of identical modules mounted on a string pumping pressurized water to shore for successive energy conversion. Using Wavepistons patented force cancellation principle the system is able to reduce the amount of forces on the mooring and structure to 1:10, requiring a simpler structure and therefore reducing capital costs. The Wavepiston system can provide cost efficient, clean and reliable renewable energy to help meet Europes increasing demand and achieve emissions reduction targets. The offshore application ensures it is a suitable fit also for remote islands and isolated coastal communities.
The Wavepiston system was conceived in 2006 and in 2009 the concept of force cancellation was patented. In 2010 numerous tank tests were performed with a system 1:30 the size, that experimentally validated the system and proved each panel can harvest more than 5% of the energy contained in a wave. In 2013 a proof of concept was carried out offshore with a system 1:9 the size and it worked better than predicted. Vryhof Anchors and Nurmi Cylinders, specialised in offshore mooring and hydraulic pumps respectively, have joined the project to support product industrialization.
Phase 1 will assess various business models (with the support of the ESCO company EnerMed partner in the project), establish a complete supply chain and plan all activities for the large scale pilot to be held in Ireland.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;WAVEPISTON A/S;DK;"ENERGIA MEDITERRANEA SRL;VRYHOF ANCHORS BV;NURMI CYLINDERS OY";"IT;NL;FI"; 196222;663039;QUIST;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Quick Sepsis Test;1/01/2015;30/06/2015;;"In QUIST, a protein will be validated as a biomarker for early detection and prognosis of sepsis in combination with several other surrogate sepsis biomarkers. Specific objective is:
To perform a feasibility study in order to gain better insight in the risks and potential hurdles for the validation study in Phase 2 and future exploitation of the projects results. This study will contain technical, commercial and economical issues.

Expected outcomes:
A solid businessplan as a result of the feasibility study. This businessplan will contain information that is currently incomplete or lacking about the market (identification of potential customers, competitors, distributors and competing technologies), regulations and industrial partners for the commercial development of a POCT for sepsis. Based on this information, also a strategy will be defined for IP management.
A research plan for the validation study, addressing technical hurdles defined in the feasibility study.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ABUNDNZ BV;NL;;; 196212;662898;Platon;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;software PLATform fOr iNteroperable multiphysics digital mock-up;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;Simulation tools for virtual dynamic mock-ups are more and more adopted by product engineers because they produce essential engineering insights, avoiding significant time and cost investments. Nevertheless, the different modules of the PLM flow do not communicate each other and existing studios suffer from a non-integrated approach. Going cheaper and faster will require new technical offers and business models. Platon will solve these issues by bringing a disruptive approach at the international level. It will provide an interoperable single environment to applications which will share the same digital mock-up, allowing easier product analysis and optimization. Customers will be able to target 0 costly prototype and to increase engineers productivity. Indeed, Platon will enable users to 1) automate many repetitive design and modelling tasks, 2) evaluate the impact of design changes, 3) deploy best practices to non-experts and 4) partner with design & engineering colleagues more effectively. Phase 1 will investigate identified bottlenecks and allow a deeper market analysis. The results will be delivered in updated business plan, leading the solution to the market with clear, measurable, realistic and achievable objectives. Optis strategy is based on a win-win approach with stronger ROI for the entire ecosystem. Optis is structured with international subsidiaries and has delivered more than 7000 licenses worldwide. PLATON already owns its dedicated distribution network and a wide base of clients. Platon will enable Optis to move from a technology provider position to a solution provider status while other editors proposing complementary approaches will become natural partners through a specific platform agreement.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;OPTIS;FR;;; 196339;664782;VANGUARD;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;Versatile optomechANical GRaphene Device for bio-tissue engineering;1/04/2015;30/09/2016;;"Tissue and organ failure, caused by injury or other type of damage, accounts for a large part of the health care costs in EU and U.S. Current surgical or grafting procedures are only partly successful in restoring the functions of the damaged tissues.Tissue Engineering has emerged as a rapidly expanding field for repair and regeneration of damaged tissue and organs.This involves the seeding and attachment of human cells onto a scaffold through in-vitro, or a combination of in-vitro and in-vivo. Existing scaffold fabrication techniques are time consuming and costly.
We plan to take the first steps towards the commercialization of a novel system to fabricate tissue scaffolds made of Graphene Oxide (GO) in an extremely dynamical and efficient manner. The prototype consists of opto-mechanical and laser components that will be used to dynamically deform the initially flat surface consisting of a single layer of GO deposited over a porous membrane. Specifically, we will utilize a Spatial Light Modulator laser and a novel software application in order to realize a pixelated surface with the desired profile. The spatial deformation will be controlled and detected with the use of Atomic Force Microscopy. Special shapes of the asperities, i.e. local surface maxima of a rough surface, enhance adhesion over the entire surface when in contact with a biological material. Analogously to known natural surfaces with hierarchical roughness, we aim to mimic this kind of effects by using Graphene thanks to its high strength and flexibility. All in all, the goal of VANGuaRD is two-fold: (1) to establish the technical feasibility of our idea by designing and building a highly versatile prototype device that includes both hardware and software components for fabricating easily reconfigurable GO-based scaffolds using only a single substrate. (2) to establish the commercialization potential of such system by means of designing a viable and scalable business model.";150000;150000;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE;IT;;; 196195;662712;ADDITION;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Arthritis Differential DIagnostic validaTION;1/04/2015;30/09/2015;;"Arthritis, a group of diseases involving inflammation of joints with huge health and socio-economic impacts. Early Arthritis (EA) describes newly diagnosed arthritis (incidence 2/1000). An improved arthritis management requires to enhance the EA differential diagnostic efficacy and the adequacy of the therapeutic strategies. The earlier arthritis is addressed, the more likely its progression will be limited. A mistake in differential diagnostic leads to inappropriate treatments, resulting in useless expenses and serious side effects, unjustified. Current diagnostic techniques are unsatisfactory and the most used first line treatment, Methotrexate (MTX), is ineffective in about 40% of the patients. RheumaKit is a solution for clinicians for the early differential diagnostic of patients suffering from undifferentiated arthritis (UA, a subclass of EA). RheumaKit is based on a trancriptomic signature of about 100 genes complemented by 3 clinical factors. It provides a 90% accuracy for the Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) vs non-RA distinction, far above the ACR/EULAR2010 criterion on the same patients. It also provides probabilities for Osteoarthritis and Seronegative Spondylarthropaties. The solution consists of a synovial biopsy collection and transportation kit (CE-marked May 2014), a central lab PCR procedure, and a web application computing the effective diagnostic on a cloud-computing infrastructure. Functional, technical, logistics aspects of RheumaKit have been validated. ADDITION aims at clinically validate on a larger patient cohort the existing RheumaKit signature for the differential diagnostic of most EA patients and validate the use of the existing RheumaKit signature as a tool to predict MTX response.
ADDITION phase 2 will involve a prospective study on 500 to 1000 EA patients. The main phase 1 objectives are a feasibility study of the clinical and market aspects of ADDITION. The expected annual turnover is above 140M-280M in EU within a few years.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;DNALYTICS;BE;;; 196190;662657;St. Bernard;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;St. Bernard - Emergency EEG and auditory evoked potentials for earlier diagnostics and treatment planning of unconscious patients;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"An ambulance crew is dispatched to help an unconscious man lying in the street. Is he having a stroke? Is he haemorrhaging in the brain? Has he hit his head? Is he an epileptic? Should the crew start thrombolytic treatment, stabilize the patient or give benzodiazepine? What next? These decisions need to be made every minute, every day around the world by first aid response units.

Brain-related injuries and dysfunctions cause high costs to society. The earlier the patient can be diagnosed, the more optimised the treatment path is, and the treatment outcome improves. All this saves money and time in one of the most expensive treatments and rehabilitation.

Mega Electronics has developed a solution for emergency brain (EEG) monitoring and plans to develop it into a new business concept. The concept allows easy-to-use, sub-hairline emergency EEG and auditory evoked potential (AEP) recordings and continuous monitoring during the entire patient care chain from emergency scene to hospital.

The recorded EEG signals (and biomarkers extracted from them) can be visualized and monitored both locally and remotely, even during medical imaging. Previous studies have proven excellent signal quality. Future challenges lie in expanding the signal information content while maintaining ease-of-use for emergency situations and in inclusion of AEP monitoring.

The product consists of an innovative, easy-to-use electrode strip, wireless transmission module and a remote monitoring system. No equivalent solutions are in the market yet. Users are medical professionals working in ambulances, hospitals and health care centres.

Feasibility assessment (phase 1) will develop the business concept, study the benefits of AEPs in emergency medicine, plan the technical modifications needed to current products, plan the validation measurements (for phase 2) and assess the risks of the system. Mega has a dealer network of 32 companies covering all continents and can start sales right away.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;MEGA ELEKTRONIIKKA OY;FI;;; 196261;663526;ULISENS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.4.";BIOTEC-5a-2014-1;H2020;Ultra Legionella Inmunoanalysis System for Early Sensing;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"The general objective of ULISENS project will be focused on the commercial development and further commercialization of an automatic early warning system able to detect and quantify Legionella species in water. The system integrates an innovative fast detection automatic module able to carry out in situ analysis in real-time based on information and communication technologies to minimise the time for obtaining results. ULISENS will have the following functionalities:
- Faster response time, with a time reduction of up to 99% compared with standard laboratory tests (1h vs 288h)
- Greater reliability thanks to the certified detection and enumeration technology (accuracy of detection higher than 99%)
- Lower cost, with reductions of up to 84% compared with standard laboratory tests (8 per test vs 50 per test)
- Direct sampling from users network in real-time, no technical staff needed.
- Sustainable detection biotechnology without maintenance
- No hazardous waste generation (no biological waste)
- Customizable online early warning module with internet connection to prevent users from risk.

Apart from the previous technological objectives, ULISENS has also the following specific objectives:
- To develop a business and exploitation plan, including the assessment of the cost?effectiveness and exploitation potential of the solution.
- To tackle main bottlenecks and barriers for the full commercialization of the innovative technologies, mainly related to legislative and regulatory aspects in each country.
- To widely disseminate project outcomes to stakeholders and end?users, strengthening synergies with other initiatives and platforms to reach the maximum impact.
- To analyse market and business strategies in the sector in order to find the best combination of external agents and international entities to develop cooperation strategies for market exploitation and further products commercialization.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;BIOTICA BIOQUIMICA ANALITICA SL;ES;;; 196221;663018;CSAR;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.6.";Space-SME-2014-1;H2020;Ensuring pipeline integrity using Earth Observation Data;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"Third Party Interferences (TPIs) are responsible for a large part of all failures in transmission pipelines. Examples of TPIs are excavations, construction activities, dredging, etc.. An efficient monitoring service for (short lived) TPIs requires high resolution data, a high revisit rate and needs to be dependable. These requirement cannot be filled by any single satellite mission alone. A feasibility study is proposed to investigate the quality of detection of TPIs when combining Sentinel-1 images at a high revisit frequency with higher resolution data acquired with a low revisit frequency.
The results of this study will be integrated in the existing Orbital Eye infrastructure for pipeline integrity monitoring. This will result in a system that is fully automatic and continuously operational, can monitor both long and short lived TPIs and has an operational cost that is considerably lower compared to existing solutions. No such system currently exists on the European market, creating a unique business opportunity.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BV;NL;ORBITAL EYE BV;NL; 196183;662606;PULVERCOAT;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;Low Curing Temperature Powder Coatings for Outdoor Applications;1/02/2015;31/05/2015;;"Our company, PULVERIT, is specialized in the developing, manufacturing and sale of thermosetting powder coating since 1973. Our extensive experience and constantly search for innovative products and new applications has enable us to be leaders in the powder coating sector in Italy. To sustain our growth we have opened over the last decade production sites in Poland (2000) and Brazil (2010), and commercial sites in Germany (2007) and Spain (2009) representing nowadays our sales outside Italy 45% of our total global business. Our main product lines comprise epoxy, epoxy-polyester, polyester and polyurethane powder coatings for general metal finishing, architectural applications, household appliances and industrial vehicles.
Worldwide demand for thermosetting powder coatings has increased over the last few decades based on their well-known characteristics such as excellent durability and finish, easy application and low environmental impact. The most important thermosetting resins in the powder coating market are epoxies and polyester, which cure between 180 and 200C depending on the combination and the cross linker used. Epoxies are preferred for their overall physical properties, while polyesters exhibit better outdoor weathering properties.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;PULVERIT SPA;IT;;; 196239;663197;Cardiacom IMPLANT;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Intelligent human diagnostic and therapy platform;1/12/2014;28/02/2015;;"In OECD countries the most frequent cause of mortality is cardiovascular diseases. Addressing this problem needs a holistic approach, where ICT-based monitoring is in the focus.

The disruptive innovation programme sets the target of performing complex mobile invasive monitoring of cardiovascular and associated diseases, of forecasting the state of the patients, supporting the therapy treatments and assessing the effectiveness of drugs on mobile information-technology-base.

The devices are miniature holter monitors built into the human body, which with their diagnostic algorithm will regularly or continuously assess and check the physiological condition of the users.

Innovation content: 7/24 monitoring, continous data processing, intelligent automated evaluation systems, lifelong mobile crisis management, optimized drug taking protocol, implants with long life.

Main ecomic benefits: higher health and life safety, higher economic efficiency as a result of the improvement in people health condition, less patient-doctor appointment, reduced cost of cardiovascular treatment, reduced number of operations.

Main target group: patients who have been/will be operated on any cardiovascular disease and people who have high risk factor.
The business model is built on the sale of appliances and on the sale of the related subscription-based info-communication service packages. According to the initial financial plan we count with a turnover of 100.000 pieces and an outstanding profit and return by the end of the fifth year after the market launch.

We plan the diffusion of the system in three steps with expanding geographical coverage. Before entering the markets we establish dealerships in the regions and develop a regional distributor and technical support system as well.

As desired achievements of the phase 1 five main parts of the Feasibility Study will be elaborated: Market Analysis Business Plan, Marketing Plan, Legal and Organisational Plan and Technological Plan.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ATRACTOR KUTATASI, FEJLESZTESI ES SZOLGALTATO KFT;HU;;; 196304;664078;TrustNode;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;A Disruptive Router Platform for the Internet of Things TrustNode;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"The TrustNode project aims at prototyping, validation and demonstration of a disruptive routing platform in real world conditions. It will enable the design of novel routing paradigms asking for local intelligence to evaluate packet streams to serve upcoming B2B applications for the Internet of Things. Routing functionality is expected to migrate from core towards network edge in the next years.

Outcome of the project will be (1) assessment of market share and manufacturing costs (2) business plan and (3) figures achieved by a prototype against SoA.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;INNOROUTE GMBH;DE;;; 196180;662506;RemoteControl Device;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.2.";BG-12-2014-1;H2020;Remote Controllable Devices;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"The project is to commercialize Remote Controllable Trawl doors that will support Europes environmental and economic competitiveness by:
1. Improved catch performance resulting in higher efficiency in food production.
2. Lesser discards.
3. Reduced fuel consumption of vessels.
4. Less environmental side-damage and impact to the seabed.
5. Improved accuracy in seismic survey operations.
With remote controlled spreading devices the crew doesnt need to pull trawl doors and vanes on board to change their position underwater. They will improve the performance of the fishing gear and seismic survey with a remote controllable system on the spreading device for the benefit of improved operation, greater catching ability for fishing, more economical for both operations in terms of reduced fuel consumption, less time consuming, and less environmental side damage and impact to the seabed. The convenient remote control is what we envisage as a key market application. The identified business opportunities are based on the revolutionary solution for the benefit of improved operation performance and reduced cost.
Owners of fishing vessels of 30 meters and longer are the potential customers. The worldwide market for traditional trawl doors is estimated close to 100 million yearly. The potential reachable market for our solution is estimated close to 70 million. The market for pelagic doors is approximately half of the total market, or 35 million. The market for vanes on a yearly base is evaluated close to 40 million. The solution will address both European and global markets.
The specific objective for the feasibility study is to obtain a solid analysis of the potential market for the Remote Controllable Spreading Devices, in order to design an adequate market penetration strategy and ultimately to direct new investments. Phase 2 will include a 0,3 sqm model for Flume Tank tests and 5,0 to 6,0 sqm scaled prototype of Remote Controllable Seismic Vanes.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;POLAR TOGBUNADUR EHF;IS;;; 196175;662476;Mubic;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;Mushroom and biogas production in a circular economy;1/04/2015;30/09/2015;;"Problem
Growing certain biological foods requires a substrate such as straw, wood, chicken litter, horse manure and poultry litter for organisms to grow. Producing substrate today has low energy efficiency, has as a consequence that nutrients are lost, and is labour intensive.

Solution the innovation
The innovation, a new production method for substrate, enables resources for biogas production and mushroom production to be used in a circular system that recovers energy and nutrients in an ecological and economically sustainable way.

The project
By creating a value circle between biogas production, mushroom production and energy and nutrient recovery it is possible to:
Generate high value growth media that is the basis for high value food production
Increase the feasibility of mushroom production by using a cheaper and transportable advanced substrate
Increase the feasibility of biogas production by re-entering the spent mushroom substrate back into biogas production
Increase energy efficiency from existing 50-55% to 80-85% of biomass in biogas production
Recover nutrients from biogas production
In phase 1 the purpose is to prepare the construction of test-, pilot- and demonstration plant to be built in phase 2.

Business model
Advanced Substrate Technology (AST) holds the rights to the innovation, which will be licensed to business partner Panbo, who is a leading supplier of production facilities to the mushroom industry.

Market and impact
The global mushroom market is bn10.8 and growing steady. Production in Europe is declining and rising in China due to lower labour costs. The targeted customers are new production facilities for mushrooms.
The case for mushroom production is particularly compelling. Using the Advanced Substrate Plant enables automation of the very labour intense mushroom production, resulting in a 50% reduction in production costs with a payback time of 2-3 years.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ADVANCED SUBSTRATE TECHNOLOGIES AS;DK;;; 196197;662730;ZombiApp;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;RESURRECT YOUR ZOMBIAPP. OR ARE YOU JUST GOING TO LET IT DIE?;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"The emerging game app mobile market has shown great economy potential. However, revenues are highly concentrated. At the top end of the revenue scale there are just 1.6% of developers, while 57% of app games are below the app poverty line due to two main problems:
1) Developers find difficulties for getting their new apps noticed. App developers believe that marketing is necessary for success, but small developers such as SMEs, entrepreneurs and independent developers cannot afford or take advantage of current marketing tools.
2) Obtaining user downloads is no longer enough in order to build a great business with mobile apps. The most successful game apps are free-to-play, monetising a tiny fraction of their audience via consumable in-app purchases. A recent study shows that, in average, developers invest 139 in marketing for each 100 they earn.

Thus, user attraction can be easily but costly boosted by current approaches but user retention and optimizing revenues per user to support apps with freemium strategies is still an on-going issue. BIKO intends to offer a disruptive game apps marketing tool, the ZombiApp service, with a twofold innovative approach:
1) Automated assessment of users interaction for marketing recommendations.
2) User profiling/segmentation for cross-promotion focused on user engagement, IAPs monetization strategy and user expenditure behaviour.

The service will redirect users within the network to indicated games in timely moments taking into account its monetization potential in the current app (the likelihood of these user still spending money on it) and the estimated exhaustion points of the app (when users tend to uninstall the game).

Moreover, BIKO proposes a disruptive business model based on a shared revenue approach easing the access to app promotion tools to small developers.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;BIKO2 2006 S.L.;ES;;; 196168;662451;SMP;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;THE SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY PLANNER (SMP);1/01/2015;30/06/2015;;"The Sustainable Mobility Planner (SMP) is a specialized innovative IT software (tool) that enables environmental, financial and social impact assessments of sustainable transport initiatives taken in an urban environment. The tool integrates methods and calculations of the benefits of creating environmental zones, using low emission vehicles for urban distribution, bundling of goods, night distribution, reducing road capacity, etc. In short, all schemes, which municipalities, individually or together with the transport and logistics industry and retailers, can implement in urban areas to optimize freight activities and increase focus on sustainable freight transportation initiatives. The SMP interconnects emission calculations and small scale traffic models with visual communication in one system tool. The tool's usefulness and ease of use is ensured through constant updates with the latest available data from NTUs portfolio of projects, as well as through user-based data inputs and feedback. The business model guarantees a continuous development and upgrading of the tool, which will be based on the latest available transport and environmental data. The reliability will, compared to existing tools, set new standards, by replacing estimates with concrete and updated data, which is added to the system via the backend solution.
SMP will:
- On a continuous basis be able to monitor progress, calculate environmental improvements and assess the potential and need for new investment in the urban transport initiatives.
- Give politicians and planners the opportunity to compare environmental impacts of different transportation alternatives.
- Be a useful decision support tools with high and multifaceted functionality for transport solutions and the associated political framework.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;NTU INTERNATIONAL AS;DK;;; 196224;663056;MultiCharge;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;Feasibility Study for the Development of a PFC Harmonic FilterMissing Link for Creation of Simultaneous Multi-Point Fast Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"Feasibility Study for the Development of a PFC Harmonic Filter
The Missing Link for Creation of Simultaneous Multi-Point Fast Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles Whilst some manufacturers offer multi-vehicle charge points, all models investigated were found to be cosmetic combinations of plural charging points capable of charging multiple vehicles operating the same charging methodology. No instances of true multi vehicle chargers (ie many types of vehicle/charging system on charge at the same time) were found.
This is due to the complexities arising around electrical harmonic interactions between vehicles under charge and the various charging methodologies. Sufficient work to define these has not been carried out and no vehicle or charger unit impact data is available over the longer term. Potential service providers face a choice between cosmetic combinations or multiple different charging stations, a costly option, low in flexibility.
The MultiCharge project will deliver a comprehensive picture of the harmonics between different vehicles and charging methodologies, before using software modelling to analyse the interactions and develop a Harmonic Filter to enable true multi-vehicle charging. MultiCharge replaces the active electronic module and multiple transformers present in most current EV chargers, with a single 3 phase 440 volt main passive unit comprising a zigzag auto transformer, harmonic filter, interphase transformer & rectifier block and distribution bus & control unit.
The project will deliver social and economic growth via increased uptake of cleaner to run, cheaper to use Electric Vehicles.
We will achieve this through delivery of an affordable re-charging system based upon market leader Carroll & Meynell's own technology, patented buck boost units and zigzag transformer to enable significant reductions in the cost of providing appropriate electricity supply to EV charging stations.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;CARROLL & MEYNELL TRANSFORMERS LIMITED;UK;;; 196165;662420;AquaPure;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;Detergent-free process for dishwashers with cleaning and disinfecting properties;1/01/2015;30/04/2015;;"Ten years ago, our innovative Israeli SME company, Aqua Solutions Ltd. was founded. Since the beginning, our CEO, Mr. Ahmed Alimi, focused all our efforts on the optimisation of laundering processes by means of cleaning and disinfecting solutions without the usage of detergent. This led us to develop a process that has a strong cleaning ability and a strong disinfecting ability consuming only three elements: electricity, water and salt.
With AquaPure our aim is to develop a detergent free process for industrial and household dishwashers. This apparatus will be integrated in the dishwashers and will be capable of reducing the energy consumption per cycle (70%), reduce water consumption (50%), and decrease each washing cycle duration (20%). The innovative technology helps significantly reduce costs per cycle (Energy: household: 200kWh/year; industrial: 330-2830kWh/year; water used: household: 780L/cycle; industrial: 1.200-75.200-40L/year ) and dramatically reduce environmental impact.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;AQUA SOLUTIONS LTD;IL;;; 196367;665735;Bio4Med;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.4.;MSCA-COFUND-2014-DP;H2020;International Doctoral Programme in Biological Bases of Human Diseases;1/05/2015;30/04/2020;;"The major aim of Bio4Med (Biology for Medicine) programme is to provide unique, international, inter-disciplinary and inter-sectoral doctoral training for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in the domain of biological bases of human diseases. To achieve this goal it combines 22 leading research groups at the Nencki Institute and their scientific partners from world-class laboratories located in EU Member States, Switzerland, Ukraine, Japan, Canada and US. Research programme includes basic science PhD-projects focused on molecular basis of neurodegeneration, neurological disorders, cancer and metabolic diseases. All supervising researchers engaged in the Bio4Med are at the international forefront of biomedical research and have experience in PhD student supervision. Our programme will foster young researchers career development and employability by addressing the following objectives: (i) to offer excellent training in modern biology and endow ESRs with unique scientific knowledge, and experience in cutting-edge experimental techniques; (ii) to enhance research-oriented and transferable skills of ESRs; (iii) to promote scientific mobility via international, inter-disciplinary and inter-sectoral collaboration. The objectives of Bio4Med will be delivered through activities encompassing practical laboratory training, hands-on workshops, lectures corresponding to the theoretical aspects of doctoral projects, research-oriented generic skills courses, transferrable skills courses, progress talks and meetings. The training programme itself, focused on medically important issues, will make ESRs highly attractive to commercial enterprises, particularly in biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. Bio4Med programme will increase the regional, national as well as EU competitiveness by providing a new generation of visionary and innovative researchers able to transform basic science into healthcare solutions.";4604160;2302080;H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2014;MSCA-COFUND-DP;INSTYTUT BIOLOGII DOSWIADCZALNEJ IM. M. NENCKIEGO POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK;PL;;; 196182;662538;GALiVMS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.6.";Space-SME-2014-1;H2020;Galileo based inshore-VMS for fisheries;1/04/2015;30/09/2015;;Main objective of the project is to develop Galileo based inshore VMS Vessel Monitoring System, tailored to monitor artisanal inshore fishing vessels that would enable National Fishery Authorities to monitor fishing vessels and at the same time increase fisherman security when on the sea. General concept of the project is to bring the cost of the VMS device down and bring the security of an always-ready satellite-based distress button. The approach will take advantage of Galileo SAR and PRS services and authentication. Proposed solution will consist of two main parts namely on-board terminal and land based TDS-Telematics Data Server. Our solution is beyond the state-of-the-art of existing VMS systems as there is no commercial solution for these problems on the market yet. The novelty of this project lies in the first-of-its-kind integration of SAR services coupled with the Galileo constellation advantages into a product that fits requirements for the inshore VMS. The most important innovations will be only one single device, lower cost technologies, a new compact antenna and authentication and jamming/spoofing elimination. Solution is oriented on the market, institutionally controlled by EU Fisheries Policy, which is represented by owners of a very big number of small fishing vessels. Project results will fulfil the needs of reformed EU Common Fisheries Policy and National Fishing Authorities to enable control of small fishing vessels and the needs of small fishermen to secure their safety. European value added of the project is reflected in important economic benefits, as it will have impact on efficiency of EU Common Fisheries Policy and costs and safety of artisanal fishermen with very important environmental impact on European level and wider. Feasibility study will address institutional, marketing, technical, IPR and regulatory issues, resulting in business plan, which will include projection of sales, financial projections, business indicators and ratios;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;EMA DOO - OZNACEVANJE IN SLEDLJIVOST V INDUSTRIJI IN LOGISTIKI;SI;;; 196309;664168;GY;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;GameYourself - Create a virtual 3D model of a persons face based on a short video taken with any smartphone cam.;1/10/2014;31/03/2015;;"GameYourself is a High-Tech Spin-Off company of the Humboldt University of Berlin specialized in the field of computer vision. The company developed a novel technology for 3D face reconstruction and face representation by combining and further developing the latest results of Prof. Peter Eiserts research group. The developed method relies on image-based systems for context and information acquisition and it significantly outperforms the current state of the art solutions.
Our automated method is capable of creating a virtual 3D model of a persons face based on a (a) short video of it taken by a regular smartphone. With our method we made it possible for the first time to create a highly realistic 3D model of a real face based on a video recorded by a regular smartphone. The result is available within a couple of minutes without manual editing.
Video game players usually spend hours a day in a game and are willing to pay for virtual tools and items. Individualizing their character (changing hair, clothes, colors etc.) plays a very important role, especially in social online games like Second Life. From the industry point of view one of the most important factors which contributes to the overall success of a particular game is the amount of the average time the users spend playing it. Hence it is in the interest of the game companies to engage their users more in their games and to gain advantage over their competitors by offering a technology that brings high value to their fanbase.
The business model of GameYourself is simple: Users pay per scanned face that is integrated into a game. Furthermore the technology can be licensed to game publishers as a white label solution.
It has to be mentioned that the opportunities of the GameYourself technology are much broader: It can be used in different industries such as e.g. the cosmetic industry, personalized marketing or surgery.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;SOTI, TAS/ZOBISCH, ERIK-MARTIN BARLAI, BALINT GBR;DE;;; 196246;663303;IVANCA;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;IntraVenous ANtibiotic Compounding Automation;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"The aging population is driving the demand for health care services to an all-time high. This places pressure to find novel measures of producing health services more efficiently and at a lower cost.

In the sphere of hospital pharmacies, antimicrobials are a leading group of medications. The number of doses administered in EU-based hospitals alone is 330 million. In hospital use antibiotics often need to be administered through intravenous (IV) infusion. The manual compounding of IV antibiotics is very time consuming, especially if conducted in the recommended aseptic conditions. Manual compounding is, however, often conducted in non-aseptic conditions, which exposes the IV medicines to microbial contamination. Contaminated medicines are a serious risk to patients.

Hospitals have already begun to adopt automation in care provision. The currently available compounding robots are not, however, capable of rapidly producing large quantities of IV medicines. The demand levels clearly exceed their capacities.

Newico is a pharmacy and laboratory automation company with a sound client base. With the support of the IVANCA project (IntraVenous ANtibiotic Compounding Automation), the goal of Newico is to commercialize a novel, stand-alone IV antibiotic compounding system. The I.V.ICON boasts a capacity level equivalent to 5,5 ward staff. As the I.V.ICON operates in an aseptic environment the produced IV medicines have a significantly longer shelf life (up to 30 times) and their risk of microbial contamination is in the proximity of zero %. Over ten years of use, the I.V.ICON is expected to bring 2,4 Meur savings to the hospital as compared to manual ward based compounding.

The IVANCA project feasibility study is needed to conduct a more detailed market study, learn from an ongoing hospital pilot, make draft plans on arranging manufacturing, elaborate on user needs, conduct an IPR and regulation study in main target markets and make a more detailed business plan.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;NEWICON OY;FI;;; 196150;661784;LIIT-ChR2;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;Structural and mechanistic study of ion transport in Channelrhodopsin-2;1/04/2015;31/03/2017;;"Channelrhodopsins are type-I rhodopsin proteins found in green algae that function as sensory photoreceptors and turn into ion channels under illumination. Upon light absorbance, the retinal moiety induces a conformational change on the protein that opens a channel through which ions can pass.
Neurons expressing channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2) can be depolarized rapidly and reversibly by illumination, hence allowing control of the activation/inactivation of neurons in specific locations of the brain. For this reason, ChR2 has been used widely in optogenetics to study neuronal circuits and disorders in the brain, and to restore light sensitivity and visual capabilities in damaged retinas. However, in contrast to closely related bacteriorhodopsins or halorhodopsins, very little is known about their structure, light cycle and mechanism of action. The current structural evidences of ChR2 is limited to 1) the 6 projection map obtained by cryo-electron microscopy that contains a mixture of light (open channel) and dark (closed channel) states; and 2) the 2.3 X-ray structure of the dark state of a ChR1/ChR2 chimera.
In the present proposal, we aim at elucidating the structure, properties and mechanism of action of the transient species of ChR2 during its photochemical cycle by means of theoretical methods and in close collaboration with the experimental biophysics groups of the host institute.
The mechanisms of ion transport and channel opening will be simulated by enhanced sampling and free energy methods. Specific quantum-mechanics/molecular-mechanics (QM/MM) force matching force field will be generated ad hoc for the retinal moiety in the ChR2 environment. The model structures generated for the closed, open, and desensitized states will be validated 1) by comparison of the QM/MM spectroscopic properties of the model with experimental observations; and 2) by comparison to electron microscopy structures using a Bayesian analysis method recently developed in the host group.";159460,8;159460,8;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV;DE;;; 196353;665674;2D-Ink;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;Ink-Jet printed supercapacitors based on 2D nanomaterials.;1/04/2015;30/09/2016;;This proposal will determine the technical-economic viability of scaling-up ultra-thin, ink-jet printed films based on liquid-phase exfoliated single atomic layers of a range of nanomaterials. The PI has developed methods to produce in liquid nanosheets of a range of layered materials such as graphene, transition metal oxides, etc. These 2D-materials have immediate and far-reaching potential in several high-impact technological applications such as microelectronics, composites and energy harvesting and storage. 2DNanoCaps (ERC ref: 278516) has demonstrated that lab-scale ultra-thin graphene-based supercapacitor electrodes result in unusually high-power and extremely long device life-time (100% capacitance retention for 5000 charge-discharge cycles at the high power scan rate of 10,000 mV/s). This performance is an order of magnitude better than similar systems produced with conventional methods which cause materials restacking and aggregation. A following ERC PoC grant (2D-USD, Project-Number 620189) is currently focussed on up-scaling the production of thin-films deposition methods based on ultrasonic spray for the production of large-area electrodes for supercapacitors applications. In this proposal we want to explore the new concept of manufacturing conductive, robust, thin, easily assembled electrode and solid electrolytes to realize highly-flexible and all-solid-state supercapacitors by ink-jet printing. This opportunity is particularly relevant to the electronics and portable-device industry and offers the possibility to solve flammability issues, maintaining light weight, flexibility, transparency and portability. In order to do so it will be imperative to develop ink-jet printing methods and techniques. We believe our combination of unique materials and cost-effective, robust and production-scalable process of ultra- thin ink-jet printing will enable us to compete for significant global market opportunities in the energy-storage space.;149774;149774;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN;IE;;; 196153;661818;CMSHInBeauty;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;Measuring the open to closed beauty ratio in heavy-ion collisions at LHC;1/07/2015;30/06/2017;;"The goal of this proposal is to understand the behaviour of bottomonia, i.e., bound states of bottom quark pairs,
in heavy-ion collisions. The dissociation of these states is directly linked to the temperature of the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) formed in these collisions. However, additional effects not related to the QGP formation, referred to as cold nuclear matter effects, are also thought to play a role, complicating the interpretation of present data.

A new quantity is proposed to disentangle these effects and isolate the dissociation effect of the QGP: the ratio of the nuclear modification factors (a normalized comparison of heavy-ion and proton-proton collisions) of bottomonia and open beauty. This quantity is particularly powerful if measured over the entire cross section, down to low transverse momentum.

The open beauty measurement, carried out via non-prompt J/psi identification, is challenging at low transverse momentum and the project will start by a technical development aiming at reaching transverse momentum = 0 GeV/c in the heavy-ion environment. The measurements of bottomonia and open beauty will then be carried out with the high luminosity data at increased centre-of-mass energy that will be provided by LHC at the end of 2015.

The final piece of the bottomonia puzzle is the measurement of the Xb excited states, which have never been measured in heavy-ion collisions, but which give a significant feed-down contribution to the Y(1S) ground state. A feasibility study of this difficult measurement will conclude this proposal.";173076;173076;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS;FR;;; 196289;663879;CASI;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;AN INTEGRATED AUTOMATED ECG DIAGNOSTICS PLATFORM TO IMPROVE CARDIAC SAFETY IN CLINICAL DRUG TRIALS;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"Vitalograph is a 50 year old company, that designs, manufactures and sells medical devices in clinical settings and clinical drug trials. This proposal focusses on the validation of a new dual-purpose 12 lead ECG diagnostics device incorporating an automated algorithm to be used in the regulatory mandated cardiac safety elements of clinical drug trials. Current solutions are expensive, introduce unnecessary analysis delays and have poor data consistency. The proposed solution can cut customer costs by 50% whilst at the same time improving Vitalographs margin from 25% to 70% as well as reducing the analysis time from several days to a few minutes. The target market has grown to be greater than 1.6Bn in 10 years with the targeted segment being one third of this. The target customers are pharmaceutical companies conducting drug trials.
The project fits well with Vitalographs product and market strategy to develop new medical devices for clinical drug trials and will increase the available market by a factor of 10. The company already operates successfully within the market having participated in over 50 trials totalling 56m in revenue since entering the market ten years ago. It has the R&D skills and bandwidth, operational capacity and commercial capability to fully exploit the resultant offering. Vitalograph has already established a market in cardiac safety in clinical trials by buying in other devices and services.
Vitalograph will work with the world-renowned Glasgow University ECG group as a 3rd party to validate their existing clinical algorithms for automated use in clinical drug trials. An IP licensing agreement is already in place and no IP issues are anticipated. The market is heavily regulated under medical device legislation in all jurisdictions (CE MDD, FDA, CSA, JPAL, CFDA etc.) but Vitalograph already has the necessary approvals, experience, regulatory knowledge and certifications to bring this product to the market.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;VITALOGRAPH (IRELAND) LIMITED;IE;;; 196209;662868;EctoVision;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.2.";SFS-08-2014-1;H2020;Improved machine vision for guidance of optical system for cost-effective and environmentally safe in-situ removal of ectoparasites from farmed fish;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;Sea lice are the most damaging parasite to the salmonid farming industry in Europe, inflicting an annual loss of 300 million. Lice originating from farms also represent a grave danger to wild populations. Fish farmers use many different methods in the effort to control sea lice infestations. However, none have proved 100% effective and sustainable over time due to environmental impacts, negative consumer perception, violation of fish welfare, and not the least of which is cost. Both governmental bodies and the aquaculture sector are now asking for a sustainable solution to the huge problems resulting from sea lice infestation of both farmed and wild salmonid stocks. Optical delousing (Stingray) is a new proactive, gentle and sustainable method for controlling the amount of sea lice in net pens. Using camera vision, software and laser allow for fully automatic louse removal without posing any danger to farmed fish, other species, or surrounding environment. The project aims to develop a dedicated advanced machine vision unit, the EctoVision, to increase the field of view, depth perception and image processing speed. The unit will be made available as an upgrade that can be easily integrated with the existing Stingray platform. The aim is to create an efficient range to detect lice and treat fish that passes within 0.4-1.5 m in the proximity of the Stingray to improve the lice removal performance by a twofold. Activities in the feasibility assessment includes investigation of possible solutions for the machine vision system, mapping best available state of the art and evaluate performance balanced against cost, in addition to search for additional partners. Case studies will be performed to provide a detailed assessment of the expected economic impact using the Stingray with the EctoVision upgrade compared with competing methods. The results will be outlined in a business plan with proper risk assessment, including a preliminary product design specification.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;STINGRAY MARINE SOLUTIONS AS;NO;;; 196231;663110;TRAINSFARE;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;Transport System with Artificial Intelligence for Safety and Fare Evasion;1/01/2015;31/05/2015;;"Our projects main objective is to develop a decentralized, interoperable and flexible system to reduce some operational problems at mass transport systems and to increase their safety.

One of the concerns of Mass Transportation Operators (MTO) worldwide is the significant amount of users that avoid paying (fare dodging), amount that is increasing nowadays (estimated value of 600 million/year).

In the case of rail and metro, the installation of mechanical fare gates activated with magnetic cards helps reducing fare dodging but some users take advantage of the gate closing delay (necessary for safety reasons) and pass right behind the previous user, without validating any ticket whatsoever (tailgating). There is currently no effective solution for this problem except permanent human surveillance at the gates or the frequent deployment of mass controls: a group of inspectors checks every passing user. These mass controls are cumbersome, inconvenient for the paying user and easily avoidable by the fare dodger.

HAL has developed an artificial vision system that automatically detects tailgating and allows the selective interception of the suspected wrong-doer even before they reach the platform.

The system is being developed in collaboration with a globally respected MTO active in Barcelona, FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya), within their Smart Train program. A pilot under regular operating environment has proven the effectiveness of the system.

With this proposal, we plan to elaborate a detailed feasibility study (Phase 1) that will possibly recommend to opt for Phase 2 funding later on, necessary for extended R&D and for a rapid worldwide dissemination of our solution.

We expect to further expand our artificial vision technology (combined with mobile technology, when convenient) to solve other safety and maintenance challenges in nowadays mass transport operations. A second natural step could well be railway signal detection and monitoring.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;HOLDING ASSESSORIA I LIDERATGE SL;ES;;; 196167;662446;LacDetect;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.2.";SFS-08-2014-1;H2020;A truly-rapid, one-minute test system for the dairy industry to assess raw milk quality, detect sub-clinical mastitis and monitor udder health, reducing antibiotic usage and environmental impact;1/03/2015;31/10/2015;;Mastitis is an infection of the udder in dairy cattle. It is a major problem in the dairy industry, costing European farmers tens of millions of Euros annually. Milk somatic cell count (SCC) is used as a main indicator of mastitis, as the number of somatic cells in milk increases in response to infection in the udder. Krysium Technologies has developed and patented LacDetect an innovative, portable, economic test system allowing reliable and truly rapid detection of sub-clinical mastitis on-farm based on enumeration of SCCs via ATP-luminescence technology. This allows farm workers and veterinarians to make quick decisions on herd management and avoid significant costs associated with clinical mastitis. Furthermore, as SCC is also used as a measurement of milk quality, dairy producers base their milk pricing policy significantly on SCC values in raw milk. LacDetect will enable recording of SCCs on-site for payment purposes. LacDetect is at Technology Readiness Level 6. Initial testing has repeatedly shown results from our prototype test system compare very favourably with those from a major milk laboratory. In this Phase I project we intend to review the specification of LacDetect, to ensure that production costs are reduced and that the end-product specification meets user requirements. We will re-contact and add commercial partners for field testing and commercializing plus explore other routes to market. On completion of Phase I we intend to progress to a Phase II project during which we will carry out final product development, scale-up manufacture, validation and final customer trials prior to commercial launch of LacDetect initially in key EU markets. Completion of the overall project will deliver a one-minute, on-farm raw milk test system enabling EU farmers to detect problems in dairy cows early, enabling better antibiotic treatment decisions, improved production, reduction in costs, higher margins, better animal welfare and less environmental impact.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;KRYSIUM TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED;UK;;; 196337;664719;HYDRER;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;A Solar-Powered Hydrolyzer;1/05/2015;31/10/2016;;We aim to determine the technical and economic viability of a novel water electrolyzer technology based in inexpensive catalysts from transition metal coordination polymers. Industrial water electrolyzers currently need the use of corrosive alkaline electrolytes or expensive noble-metal catalysts to reach reasonable efficiencies. Because of this, they cannot compete with low cost hydrogen production using fossil fuels through steam reforming. We have discovered that coordination polymers of earth-abundant metals are active water oxidation catalyst, competitive, fast and more robust than the best heterogeneous catalyst ever reported, able to reach over one million cycles working at neutral pH and ambient conditions. This suggests that our catalysts could be the basis of an efficient and affordable electrolyzer able to function using natural waters. The simplicity of operation and the inexpensive construction materials suggest that this new electrolyzer technology could have good market penetration. We expect to reach high efficiency and low costs for hydrogen production by combining this electrolyzer with a commercially available photovoltaic cell. The results will be analyzed and compared to current electrolyzers and hydrogen production technologies to further assess its viability and identify its competitive advantages. This electrolyzer technology will be protected (IP) and, if the results are positive, targeted to market.;150000;150000;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;FUNDACIO PRIVADA INSTITUT CATALA D'INVESTIGACIO QUIMICA;ES;;; 196207;662853;PlotLab;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.2.";SFS-08-2014-1;H2020;PlotLab - Plot combines with integrated lab equipment for lean breading;1/04/2015;30/09/2015;;"In order to feed the larger, more urban and richer population, food production must increase by 70%, and annual cereal production will need to rise to about 3 billion tonnes from 2.1 billion today. However, there are limited opportunities to expand the area of agricultural land without huge detrimental impact on the natural environment. As a consequence, sustainable increase of food supply must be based on productivity improvements. Plant breeding has significantly contributed to and will continue to be a major contributor to increased food security.
The breeding and seed production process comprises many different stages. An important part is the process where varieties are selected for field tests and planted in small 10-15 m2 plots, often 10-thousind of such plots. The following step, where crop is harvested and the quality of the crops in individual plots are determined, is a resource and time consuming process. The process involves both specialised field equipment the so-called plot combines for harvesting of the plots - and subsequent lab testing of the yield and quality parameters of crop to determine the 5%-20% candidates for further field testing.
This project will bring new machinery to market which by integrating the field equipment (the plot combine) with lab equipment can shorten the time span of the breeding and seed production process, and has the potential to shorten the variety testing and selection process by a whole season. Moreover, by determining the quality parameters (water content, oil, protein, digestibility, sugar, etc.) at the time of the harvest, only the crop from fewer candidates plots needs to be packaged and handled for further processing, saving both significant labour efforts and reducing the risk of handling-related errors in the process.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;J HALDRUP AS;DK;;; 196294;663947;SINANN;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.2.";BG-12-2014-1;H2020;Sonar INtegrated Advanced NavigatioN;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;SINANN will leverage the identified capability of SonarSims high-performance Computational Ocean Acoustics framework to unlock a tangible 10-15% efficiency improvement in coastal zone seabed survey operations. The resulting productivity step change could potentially double the profit margin of a typical survey vessel, an expensive capital investment costing a minimum of 10 million per annum to operate. A significant portion of operational survey time is wasted collecting redundant seabed data and correcting routine errors caused by the inherent deficiencies in traditional manual based vessel path planning and swath coverage prediction processes. SINANN enables end users to identify the optimal fit for purpose survey configuration pre-survey, predict expected seabed survey performance analytics, and execute the optimal survey strategy in the field through smart high performance computerised solutions. Target end users are blue chip survey organisations involved in National charting, offshore oil and gas, marine renewable energy, and subsea telecoms.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;SONARSIM LTD;IE;;; 196194;662704;MeshAnalyzer;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Analysis Tool for Mesh Design of Leading Edge Design of Integrated Circuits;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"EDXACT (Electronic Design Automation: Extraction Analysis and Control Tools) is a software editor producing software tools that are necessary for the design of leading edge integrated circuits (IC). EDXACT is a supplier of Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Intel, AMD, TSMC and many other companies that supply the world with products containing advanced integrated circuits.

The design of circuits with several tens of millions of transistors has become a normality over the last decade. The feature sizes of leading semiconductor circuits vary from 28nm downto 10nm and are extremely small. The design automation tools proposed by the oligopoly of the major suppliers of the market are lagging behind the technical possibilities. One of the most important aspects is the clock-design, where as much as 40% of design time could be saved by switching to modern tools. More importantly, by changing to a slightly different design approach and using a mixture of a clock-tree and clock meshes, todays circuits could save energy by more than 35%. Unfortunately, no commercial tools exist today capable of analysing clock meshes correctly. Designers are limited to manual design and internal tools, which is limiting the use of this technology.

We see an important market opportunity for EDXACT by combining our existing technology with existing tools and some intelligent glue in order to create the sought-after mesh analysis tool. Being in direct competition with the leaders of the market, we intend to progressively displace the usage of the monopolistic tool for timing analysis.

Phase 1 of the project will put in place the prototype, including documentation and marketing material, finalize an official partnership with two leading IC manufacturers, and will clarify the business plan for this interesting technology.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;EDXACT;FR;;; 196206;662847;VisuaLook;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Novel clothing e-commerce application for reliable size assignment and realistic fitting visualization;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"E-commerce has become a focal point of expansion and growth for the consumer goods industry. However, clothing market still accounts for a low ratio of online sales compared to more established sectors. Online apparel retailers have a 40% return rate, the highest in e-commerce, being bad fit the main barrier for the online market and causing 75% of these returns. In addition, final buying decision for fashion shoppers relies on the possibility to visualize realistically the look and fit of the garment and this is not possible with the current available technologies.

The overall objective of TecnologasDIM with this innovation project is to introduce in the clothing e-commerce market a disruptive web-based application (VisuaLook) for reliable size assignment and realistic fitting visualization integrating advanced ICT technologies: mobile application to capture the personal avatar (3D body geometry and photorealistic visualization), web-based virtual try on software, and ICT architecture that supports the integration and communication. We expect to reach a leading position in the market, increasing rapidly the market share and sales of the company, encouraged by an innovative and competitive solution for our clients (clothing manufactures and e-retailers) and an easy and fast adoption of the end users (e-buyers), becoming a reference for clothing e-commerce.

Firstly, we will conduct a feasibility study in Phase 1 in order to assess the integration of the core technologies, the shopping experience outline, the regulatory issues and the commercialisation strategy, ending with the elaboration of a comprehensive business plan. In Phase 2 we will perform a pilot study to demonstrate VisuaLook in a real environment with the collaboration of a relevant e-retailer of the clothing sector. VisuaLook will be ready for commercialization in Phase 3.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;TECNOLOGIAS DIM SL;ES;;; 196241;663220;Unbabel;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Unbabel: Scalable, affordable and seamless content globalization using distributed crowd-post editing;1/03/2015;30/06/2015;;Globalisation is causing a dramatic increase in the demand for translation services, but current translation solutions are unable to provide the scalability, affordability and quality required to eliminate language barriers between companies and their customers. Unbabel is developing a translation service that combines machine translation and distributed crowd post-editing as a service, powered by innovative technology and a growing community of bilinguals and professional translators. Unbabels goal is to integrate seamlessly into tools that companies already use to communicate with their customers, such as Zendesk, MailChimp, WordPress and Github. This approach will enable any company to rapidly and affordably scale their business internationally. Unbabel has already translated more than 8 million words and beta customers of the first two integrations have demonstrated impressive results. In phase 1 of this project, Unbabel aims to prioritise and allocate investments in building further integrations with internet tools such as Github, Salesforce, Wordpress, Gmail and Etsy. A market study will be performed to evaluate the economic viability of each of these integrations. In addition, Unbabel will study the User Experience design of a fully functional mobile application that enables translators to be part of the Unbabel community from anywhere in the world, creating a new source of income to bilinguals worldwide. In phase 2, Unbabel aims to dramatically improve the profitability of the translation process for both Unbabel and the Unbabel Translator Community while reducing the cost of translation for our customers. This project will have a tremendous positive impact on both customers, in quantitative terms, on market size and turnover, and translators, in qualitative terms, on income possibilities. The expected outcome will be an accurate, fast and inexpensive translation service that meets the growing translation needs of global companies in a globalised world.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;UNBABEL, LDA;PT;;; 196357;665696;CARPE;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;Compliant Actuation Robotic Platform for Flexible Endoscopy;1/07/2015;31/12/2016;;"Prof Alfred Cuschieri, the overall coordinator of ERC grant Colonic Disease Investigation by Robotic Hydro-colonoscopy (CODIR - grant agreement 268519) has recently submitted the mid-term scientific report on behalf of the two participating Universities (Dundee and Leeds), which highlights several novel IPR (intellectual property rights) issues resulting from the CODIR research, which are pertinent to robotic flexible endoscopy. One of these is based on the active tether robot (ATR) idea for the provision of snake like locomotion; i.e., instead of the locomotive power for the active colonoscope being supplied to the back of the robot via a power cable, the design is turned on its head, and replaced by a motile segmented active tether, which is itself an endoscope, and which can operate in both a gas and aqueous environment. The platform is based on a Mini Compliant Joint (MCJ), with two degree of freedoms (DoFs) using Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) wires as actuators and torsional springs, a synergistic combination which increases the energy efficiency and mechanical bandwidth performance; and at the same time, reduces heat production and stress on the SMA wires. The MJCs actuates by current-induced contraction of SMA wires, two hollow articulating rings with 2 DoFs. As the rings have intersecting axes, the two torsional springs provide roll and pitch. Such a chain of active MCJs provides sinusoidal motor-less locomotion. In essence, CARPE is a generic modular system (capable of translation into any type of flexible endoscope in current clinical use) consisting of independent segments (much like a biomimetic vertebral column), mechanics and electronics. The big advance of CARPE, when used to construct a colonoscope over the current equivalent endoscope, is that once, the end of the CARPE colonoscope is inserted through the anus, it would travel by its intrinsic snake-like locomotion to the caecum.";150000;150000;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;University of Dundee;UK;;; 196192;662683;HighPower;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;High Efficiency Distributed Power Plant;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"The EU is committed to lower its C02 emissions 80-95% by 2050. Current energy technologies do not enable to reach this goal. Today, in conventional power generation, electrical efficiency is around 15-45%. Convion will commercialize a small power plant for distributed power generation that reaches electrical-efficiency up to 70% (and above 90% in CHP mode).

Convions power plant is based on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) technology that converts hydrocarbon and hydrogen fuels like biogas, natural gas, and hydrogen to heat and power without harmful emissions. Convions SOFC power plant enables to reduce greenhouse gases by more than 40-60% compared to conventional combustion process. In addition Convions innovation increases energy security for many EU regions and improves power stability for end-users like hospitals, data centres, production units and households.

Convion is an established company at fuel cells market that combines more than 250 cumulative years of experience in SOFC systems development. Convion is dedicated to develop a state of the art exceeding SOFC stationary application in 50-300kW power range. Demand for high-efficiency power solutions is on the rise and fuel cells technology is seen as the backbone of the energy industry in the next decades. Market opportunity in Convions segment is estimated to reach over 1B by 2020.

H2020 SME-instrument is seen as a perfect match for Convions project objectives that could support the last product development phase and enable successful market introduction of the Convion SOFC power plant. In Phase-1 Convion will further develop companys business model, customer strategy and marketing plan to take advantage of Convions strong position at distributed power generation market and achieve successful product commercialisation. Manufacturability study in Phase-1 is expected to lower the technology costs and make preparations for mass production.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;CONVION OY;FI;;; 196279;663746;BrainWorkloadReader;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;Generation of a business plan for the production of a compact and reliable device able to measure in real-time the cerebral workload state of high responsibility operators in the transport domain;1/01/2015;31/05/2015;;"The present proposal aims to generate a business plan related to the realization and commercialization of an already developed prototype able to track in real-time the cerebral workload of aircraft pilots or other operators in the transport domain. Such operators could be for instance the Air Traffic Controllers (ATCos) or those devoted to control the traffic of an high speed train network or subway. The developed device, named BrainWorkloadReader (BWR) will be used:
i) during training-assessment programs, to quantify the progress of the learners in terms of amount of cognitive resources requested during simulated or real tasks;
ii) during the normal daily activities of an operator in order to monitor in real time his/her cerebral workload for traffic control of airplanes, trains or cars in specialized control rooms.
The BWR device consists in a easy wearable cap with 6-8 electrodes connected in a wireless way to a portable recording systems. The already developed prototype has the size of a smartphone and it is able to return information about the level of cognitive workload of the operator (e.g pilots, ATCos etc etc).
The BWR device has no counterpart actually in the market, and its role will be not limited to the transport domain but it is potentially applicable in every situation in the close future in which there will be an operator and a task to be performed. This means that it will be possible to measure the level of cerebral effort across different contexts, including operators in remote surveillance tasks, etc. etc.
Possible applications will be in any environment in which a human has to monitor a system or a process and in which the occurrence of an error due to the excessive operators workload could have significant consequences for the safety of both the operators and other human subjects.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;BRAINSIGNS SRL;IT;;; 196179;662499;ITECCO;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;Innovative Transport Equipment for Coal, Coke and Ore;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;The raw material supply of the steel industry is currently carried out with old-fashioned special wagons overaged, inflexible and in desperate need for modernization and cost-efficient replacements. Taking this initial situation into account Innofreight developed the multipurpose ultra-light container waggon, the InnoWaggon and a special container for the transportation of iron ore, the RockTainer. Together with the already well-established WoodTainer (for coal, coke and other light bulk goods) the InnoWaggon and the RockTainer provide all features for innovation. Advantages of the Innofreight-system range from lower acquisition costs, lower tare weight and higher payload to higher utilization rates, faster handling processes and lower costs of operation. The higher utilization rate results mainly from the facts that the waggon provides compatibility with all standard-sized containers and can be used in all markets. At the borders, where different railway gauges converge, the manipulation of the containers does not result in any problem as the containers can be reloaded quickly between trains and therefore facilitate the trans-European railway traffic. Already market leader and technological leader in the supply of the paper industry regarding woodchips, Innofreight strives to achieve the same position in the steel industry a market three times larger. Therefore Innofreight plans to conduct a feasibility study in order to figure out an optimal way to conquer the market for railway equipment regarding raw material supply with special focus on the steel industry. This feasibility study will cover an investment plan, subsidies, ICT infrastructure, HR and marketing efforts. Furthermore a new organizational company structure and the required financing strategy will be analysed. The final result will be a business plan including a schedule of capturing different European regions, a plan for demonstration projects and an investment as well as a budget plan.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;INNOFREIGHT Speditions GmbH;AT;;; 196138;661656;DUALgRENP;TERMINATED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;A DUAL gRNA system for functional assessment of ENhancers in Pluripotency;1/01/2016;31/12/2017;;Enhancers are cis-regulatory genomic regions that can modulate gene expression in a cell type-specific and time-controlled manner to regulate cellular behaviour. ChIP-seq and RNA-seq technologies have allowed genome-wide identification of potential enhancers based on the correlation among specific chromatin marks, transcription factor biding sites and gene expression. However, strategies to validate their function are still limited. Recently, it has been demonstrated that the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology can be used to delete large genomic regions at high frequency by co-transfection of two guide RNAs (gRNAs) targeting collinear genomic sites and subsequent NHEJ-mediated repair. Nevertheless, this system is limited to individual tests. Here we aim to generate a novel lentiviral dual-gRNA expression system that enables large scale functional enhancer screening. The candidate will apply this dual-gRNA expression system to generate custom libraries that will allow the functional identification and subsequent validation of essential enhancers for the maintenance of mouse Embryonic Stem (mES) cell identity. This technology will provide a comprehensive view of the function of enhancers within their genomic context and will enable for the first time the performance of systematic, genetic forward enhancer screens.;183454,8;183454,8;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH;UK;;; 196274;663676;SCATMET;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.2.";BG-12-2014-1;H2020;Developing a multispectral volume scattering meter for measuring the optical properties of sea andocean water;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"The objective of the proposed project is to devise a new type of spectrometer for measuring the volume scattering function (VSF) in aquatic environments initially in seas and oceans, but later also in other bodies of water. As the VSF is a fundamental inherent optical property of the aquatic environment, the proposed novel tool will be of interest to virtually all private and public organisations that gather, analyse and make use of information related to sea and ocean environments.The fields of climatology, marine research and optical communication and their various sub-sectors can be outlined as key groups benefitting from such a tool.

In line with the blue growth agenda, the proposed project substantiates the idea that seas and oceans hold a remarkable potential for innovation and both economic and social benefits in the EU and globally. The project addresses a significant market gap in terms of tools enabling to realize this potential and introduces a new multispectral volume scattering meter that allows obtaining more accurate information about marine and ocean environments as well as the life that they support. The tool thereby also supports reaching a better understanding of how to use the resources available in aquatic ecosystems in a sustainable way. The proposed spectrometer has several advantages compared to its competitors, allowing measuring the VSF more precisely in a wider range of angles and providing invaluable high-quality measurement data relevant for a large number of application areas. The economic advantages for end-users are primarily associated with getting more comprehensive, precise and accurate information with less time and resources.

The Phase I project is used to verify the technological and economic viability of the proposed device and to prepare a sound plan for implementation of the innovation project, to be able to launch the product to the market in ca two years (after the successful completion of the Phase II project).";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;INTERSPECTRUM OU;EE;;; 196226;663062;MIRCAB;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Validation of diagnostic and/or prognostic miRNAs in triple-negative breast cancer;1/01/2015;30/06/2015;;"Multiplicom will draft a business plan that is composed of the following parts:
(i) selection of miRNAs for which there is substantial scientific evidence that such may be important for the diagnosis, treatment and/or prognosis of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) patients;
(ii) perform a thorough analysis of the intellectual property on the selected miRNAs;
(iii) start in-licensing negotiations with licensors regarding relevant intellectual property
(iv) select a suitable quantitative multiplex miRNA analysis;
(v) plan a European-wide, multi-center, clinical validation of the selected miRNAs using the selected multiplex quantification method (Validation Study); and
(vi) perform a marketing study regarding the use of miRNA diagnosis/prognosis in TNBC patients;
(vii) develop a competitive strategy.

For part (i) Multiplicom has the support of top-notch clinical scientists (KOLs) in the field of miRNA in TNBC. Multiplicom will rely on its internal expertise, and expertise of its consultants to perform (ii) to (vi). This is supported by its track record of developing and commercializing novel highly multiplexed diagnostics (ISO 13485 & CE/IVD).

The global 170,000 cases of TNBC (new cases in 2012) constitute the target patient population to be monitored by the validated multiplex miRNA test kit (Kit) such that they can be offered the best treatment of what is a multi-billion Euro pharmaceutical opportunity. From presently available data Multiplicom estimates the annual peak sales of the Kit in excess of 5M, with a gross margin of >80%, allowing further expansion of the company including new hires in all departments.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;MULTIPLICOM NV;BE;;; 196343;664931;AstroFIt2;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.4.;MSCA-COFUND-2014-FP;H2020;Astronomy Fellowships in Italy 2;1/09/2015;31/08/2020;;"INAF, the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics is proposing AstroFIt-2 in order to support transnational brain circulation of young researchers, by means of 18 Incoming Mobility 3-year fellowships to be issued in two calls, each of 9 fellows, to be carried out at the 17 INAF Research Centers across Italy.
INAF, the Italian governments public research body that promotes, performs and coordinates astrophysics research, also cooperates with universities and other national and international entities, and has approximately 1000 permanent staff, and more than 500 contractual scientific posts. INAF is internationally renowned for its excellent science and technology, and has prime responsibility in many international astrophysical programs. AstroFIt-2 thus gives young researchers experience, through working with international teams in highly relevant, world-class scientific and technological astrophysics projects.
AstroFIt-2 builds on the success and experience acquired by INAFs AstroFIt Cofund program, and so dramatically increases the quality and quantity of AstroFIt results in the following areas:
international mobility and brain circulation: by increasing the length (3 years vs 2) and number (18 vs 14) of fellowships;
efficiency, financial support, and user-friendliness of the program by:
- increasing: a) the time for awarded fellows to reply to communications (45 days vs 15); b) the time between a fellowship being awarded and its start date (6 months vs 4); c) the living allowance (45.000 EUR/year vs 40.000) and the contribution to research and training expenses (6.000 EUR/year vs 5.000)
- shortening: the evaluation process (4 months vs. 5);
inter-disciplinary and inter-sectorial research of the fellows by:
- enhancing interactions and feedback between fellows and the Hosting Structure;
- increasing the impact of the overall program in terms of scientific activity, transnational collaborations and inter-disciplinary experience.";3823200;1911600;H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2014;MSCA-COFUND-FP;ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA;IT;;; 196191;662659;Tunnelsafe2020;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;Road and rail tunnel fire protection;1/03/2015;31/05/2015;;"Fire in tunnels is a worldwide problem that leads to disasters with infrastructural challenges and huge economic and human losses as a result. In spite of all efforts to control and prevent human errors, and to detect technical problems, accidents will occur, and without efficient fire extinguishing capability, some of these accidents will develop into catastrophes. The amount of smoke and the extreme temperatures developed in tunnel fires prohibits fire fighters and rescue workers to reach the burning objects to save the trapped people. Damage to the structure with subsequent closure of the tunnel often leads to challenges for infrastructure and societal costs.

Fireproofing of tunnels has been discussed for years, but a method that effectively extinguishes any fire, reduces smoke to secure safe evacuation and reduce the damage on the structure, has to this date not been applied.

Fire Eater is a specialist in a fire extinguishing solution that can extinguish fire anywhere inside an enclosure. It has proven safe and efficient in applications as airports, Off-Shore, power generation and distribution, datacentres, warehouses with mixed goods and chemicals, cable tunnels and much more. Fire Eater has developed the basic engineering solution to apply our method to tunnels. Only recently it has been possible to locate a full size tunnel available to do the required testing and demonstration.

The highly innovative element in the application is the transfer of a proven technology to an entirely new area of use: rail and road tunnels. When proven successful in full scale it will not only represent an interesting business opportunity, but also enable the creation of new standards for tunnel fire safety.

The purpose of the project is a detailed feasibility study, to plan and engineer the test programme, to define acceptance criteria with the customer, and to search for consortium partners needed to supply the complete system package needed in this market.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;FIRE EATER AS;DK;;; 196177;662491;climote;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;climote Advanced Demand Management of Heating and Cooling;1/04/2015;30/09/2015;;"Climote is a multi-award winning remote controlled home heating hub. With Climote, you can control your home heating from anywhere using our full suite of remote services.

We want to create an advanced demand and management tool for domestic heating and cooling. This tool, based upon Climotes home heating hub, will help delivers Europes goal of a low carbon economy by allowing advanced demand management of heating and cooling to help prevent curtailment of European wind farms. Using the hub we can collect information about the households energy usage and create a profile for that household. This profile shows what energy is used for and when. We can then schedule certain regular and predictable tasks to happen automatically. By removing the need for manual control, not only do we make peoples lives more convenient, but we also remove human error from the equation, resulting in less energy wastage, Furthermore these tasks can be scheduled to take place at certain times, such as during off peak hours when the cost of energy is lower and there is excess renewable energy on the grid. This has both the advantage of reducing energy waste, and of shifting consumption to renewable sources.
Domestic homes account for about 27% of Europes total energy consumption. Of this the majority is made up of space and water heating and cooling which is responsible for over 80% of domestic household emissions. By networking the households together into a single central scheduling structure, we can significantly reduce the CO2 emissions across Europe. All this can be provided free of cost to the end users thanks to our business model which makes use of reselling energy credits.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;CLIMOTE LIMITED;IE;;; 196216;662960;IDEAL;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;InDustrializing Elcogens Affordable and durabLe SOFC stack;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"'Elcogen Oy is developing a new Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) stack for SOFC systems. Elcogen SOFC stack will provide a combination of better efficiency, longer durability, and lower cost, which none of the competing SOFC stack vendors can offer. These improvements will enable SOFC system manufacturers to compete against other energy production technologies without subsidies and/or tax benefits, and ensure truly environmentally friendly operation.
The overall objective of the business innovation project is successful commercialization of Elcogens SOFC stack by early 2017. In Phase 1 the key objective is to verify the technological feasibility and commercial viability of Elcogens SOFC stack. Deliverable from the study will be enhanced business plan. Enhancements will be achieved through customer visits and interviews, supplier visits and interviews, market study and tradeshow participation. Feasibility study will also cover commercial supply agreement negotiations with key component suppliers as well as initiating first customer evaluation tests for the stack.
Business opportunities for Elcogen Oy are based on the following key components: stack design is optimized from the beginning for mass-manufacturing using low cost raw materials; stacks lower operating temperature helps system manufacturers decrease system cost; and Elcogens innovative business model in the fuel cell industry is to take advantage of specialized manufacturers.
Elcogens proposal focuses on topic Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for a low carbon energy system within Horizon 2020 Work Programme / Societal Challenge 'Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy'.
The IDEAL business innovation project is core to Elcogens successful commercialization and market entry, and fits 100% to Elcogens strategy. It will support Elcogen to seize 9% market share of global CHP stack market by 2020, which equals to forecasted annual turnover of 45 MEUR.'";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ELCOGEN OY;FI;;; 196264;663536;SPACEFIT;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.6.";Space-SME-2014-1;H2020;SPAce-CompatiblE- Filters_in_dIelectric waveguide Technology;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"Satellite telecommunication systems are in continuous evolution, offering various types of interactive services. In order to provide such services in a cost effective manner, innovative and miniaturized technologies (low weight and volume) are required, allowing for increasing the density of the satellite payloads, offering new services and thus reducing the cost of the satellite missions.
SATFIT project aims to investigate the possible introduction into the space market of miniaturized and low-mass RF filters and multiplexers in L/S bands based ondielectric waveguide resonatorsusing an innovative solution for thermal compensation that will make the filters space compatible.
The SATFIT technology will lead to a drastic reduction of the resonator dimensions and weight (up to 50%) while maintain good performance with respect to existing technology (heavy waveguide and combline/coaxialfilters).The proposed devices will replace these filters in satellite transponders operating in L/S band. Preliminary market survey identified TTC&M (Telemetry Tracking Command & Monitoring)as first application and MSS(Mobile Satellite Services) and Navigation systems (Galileo, GPS) as future ones. The market segment that can be taken, replacing standard components is potentially 20% of the total market of L/S band filters for space.
According to the preliminary business plan, the entering into the space market of SATFIT products would increase the companyturnover of more than 30%. Phase 1 of the project is devoted to the study of the technical feasibility, analysis of the critical technical issues and risks, potential market survey (including the estimation of market share) and the analysis of the technical and economical requirements.Also a business and strategic plan for next project phases will be performed. RFM will make a deep analysis on possible partners and collaborations, especially for manufacturing and qualification activities foreseen for project phase 2.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;RF MICROTECH SRL;IT;;; 196307;664114;ECOFLEX;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;Feasibility study of a Eco-friendly, Compact and Flexible System for Post Digital Printing Treatment of Textiles;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"Today, because of the large dimensions and costs of finishing machines, most printing houses cannot be equipped with a full production line and, after digital printing, they must send fabrics to third companies for finishing and for specific functionalizations. For European SMEs, this leads a general increase of production time and costs and a further threat to competitiveness against the larger and mass-production structured Far East companies. All over Europe, several digital printing SMEs located out of a textile district, are currently suffering the absence of a close, complete supply chain, and they seriously risk of closing their activities because of this scarce completeness. ECOFLEX is going to be proposed to the market of digitally printed fabrics, which is leaded by Europe with 45% total share and is expected to grow in the next years according to recent Industry surveys. Thanks to ECOFLEX, all the operations needed for the textiles finishing and functionalisation will be performed in a single, all-in-one and customized machine, available at low price and compact dimensions. The main benefits for the ECOFLEX users will be: Reduction of the initial investment of about 70%, Reduction of waste and production costs of about 30%, Reduction in the consumption of water and energy of about 30% and 50% respectively, time to market reduction, floor optimization, full control over the quality and repeatability of the final product, resources valorisation.
The ECOFLEX project will evaluate technical and market feasibility of an innovative, compact and flexible system for post digital printing treatment of textiles. The feasibility study will include: analysis of the technical scenario and enabling technologies, system conceptual design, identification of providers and key partners for system prototyping and scale-up, extensive market study including key countries, turnovers and competitive solutions, definition of suitable business model and business plan.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;CIBITEX SRL;IT;;; 196259;663507;GroupEstate;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;GroupEstate Feasibility Study;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"GroupEstate is an innovative ICT business that seeks to solve a major social problem - access to affordable home ownership. It addresses this problem by providing an online platform that allows individuals to start and manage a shared property project, in which the ownership structure of a property is split between several individuals. By dividing the cost of purchasing real estate, participating individuals can more readily gain access to the property market, thereby affording them at least a portion of the benefits of home ownership.
To enable this disruptive approach to property and finance markets, GroupEstate will develop prototypes of its internet-based software product for European markets. Important milestones - such as the acquisition of beta test users, securing of banking and real estate industry partners, incubation period in a technology hub, and nomination for a major European innovation prize - have been reached.
GroupEstate will now launch a six-month feasibility study to analyse its progress, refine and expand its technology, identify key customer segments, assess and improve existing financial assumptions and market size analysis, and explore current and potential revenue channels. The feasibility study will include a review of international expansion opportunities by studying European markets according to a set of criteria, identifying potential partners, reviewing regulatory and legal environments, checking prototype product fit and localization requirements, and undertaking a cost analysis. The feasibility study will be prepared concurrently alongside a detailed business plan.
GroupEstate's innovative and scalable technology product will disrupt existing markets, solve a social challenge, and generate sustainable and profitable revenues. But it also carries high risks and barriers to entry. A detailed feasibility study and business plan is needed to understand and overcome the obstacles to implementing its visionary solution.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;GROUPESTATE UG (HAFTUNGSBESCHRANKT);DE;;; 196305;664101;EMBRYON;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;EMBRYON - Develop and commercialize a highly innovative diagnostic-imaging product, improving success rates in the Assisted Reproduction IVF sector;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"Infertility is a heavy social issue,experienced by nearly one in six couples during reproductive lifetime.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is growing 8-10% p.a.,to 1.5 million therapy cycles and 7.5 billion dollars in 2013.
Despite stressful and costly procedures,IVF success rate is low (15-20% births/cycle),leaving big opportunities for innovation and process optimization.
EMBRYON introduces to IVF clinics and specialists a last-generation diagnostic-imaging system,favoring better outcomes through deeper,smarter analysis of clinical images.
It merges tailored image-processing software and algorithms,patented by ACS,with a high-end commercial IVF microscope.A prototype is under validation with top clinics in Italy and Switzerland,supported by Nikon Instruments (global leader in IVF microscopy).
EMBRYON improves the key success factor of any IVF procedure:the identification of 1-2 embryos with best pregnancy potential to be transferred in utero,amongst 5-10 generated in vitro.
EMBRYONs precision is double than current handcrafted approaches,favoring higher success rates.
It is safer (100% not invasive),thus simpler to certify and adopt,fully compliant with ethical regulation,easier to use (no change to lab procedures) and cheaper than similar products.
Key innovations
1. Automated deep scan of embryo shape,overcoming todays subjective and approximate observations carried by the physician
2. Proprietary algorithms for the measurement of complex morphological patterns,strong predictors of potential
Sales forecasts are 1200-1400 units (40-45 M gross revenues) by 2020 in Europe and US,favored by:
- High reactivity of the IVF sector (scientists/patients) to validated solutions improving outcomes
- Commercial partnership with a global IVF microscopy leader
In Ph1 well finalize and publish the ongoing clinical studies and make a deep market analysis for Europe-US
In Ph2 we plan CE/FDA clearance,WW extension of patents,3 trials in Europe-US,set-up of newco and sales org";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ADVANCED COMPUTER SYSTEMS A.C.S. SPA;IT;;; 196211;662894;GWAFH;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;Emulsar: give the world appetite for health.;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"Emulsar is an innovative SME founded in 2004. Emulsar invented a breakthrough emulsion technology that allows the designing and manufacturing of disruptive innovations to revolutionize health and nutrition. Since 2012 Emulsar has produced hundreds of tons of Light oil used to bring a whole new generation of ultra low-fat and healthier dressings with enhanced taste on the market.

The combination of aging populations, more sedentary lifestyles and poor nutrition habits has created a huge raise in public health issues such as diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer, denutrition and cancer.

Health goes through nutrition.
Today, poor taste is one of the main criticisms heard about healthy functional food, and undoubtedly the major reason for poor consumption.

Nutrition demands taste.

Our objective and main motivation for this project proposal are to accelerate the deployment of our innovative manufacturing technology on a European & world scale by investigating functional food market opportunities.

Emulsars mission is to improve the health impact of functional food through enhanced taste.

The deployment of such a technology will lead to these outcomes:

identify the most valuables functional food products in terms of nutrition impact and business opportunity for Europe & the world
produce lab prototypes
generate market data to forecast turnover and ROI
build a strong business plan

These outcomes will also lead to the following impacts:
positively modify patient and consumer perception of functional food
dramatically increase consumption of functional food in Europe and around the world
help solving chronic diseases and face the aging of population

The objectives of phase 1 are to conduct a global market study and realize prototypes to be used as proof of concept. The success of phase 1 will lead to industrialize and commercialize our application in phase 2 and start developing new promising applications.

Emulsar: give the world appetite for health.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;EMULSAR;FR;;; 196164;662387;INAS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;Integra A/S Service provider of drones for civil use;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"The overall innovative project and expected outcome is a service that operates drones on behalf of civil customers in Denmark and Europe. As of today, there are many manufactures of drones and an emerging interest among civilians to use drones for commercial and research purposes. However, due to the extensive set of prevailing regulations and certificates to obtain as well as relevant training to require in order to legally and safely operate the drone, it is very intricately work and often difficult for civilians to do. In other words - the link between the suppliers and users is missing!

With more than 25 years of experience in the aviation sector, knowledge of the legislative rules and roles in aviation as an international consultancy firm, Integra A/S has the competences and capacity to successfully operate drones and thus provide the market with the missing link and solve the problem many civilians have. Introducing this service to the European market, Integra A/S is not only a first mover in an emerging business, but also provides an innovative solution that reduces the cost of collecting data remarkably.

Areas where drones can be used:
Insurance: Monitoring of damages.
Local municipalities: Monitoring of gas pipes from leaks.
Firefighting department: fast overview of the fire.
Research: Collection of data, e.g. on climate change.

These examples illustrate how drones can be used in new ways as well as reduce cost on existing solutions.

The feasibility study will set the foundation for the business plan to be developed during this project. The study will, besides assessing the potential customers and the market of suppliers, develop a financial model as well as estimate the potential income etc. A more thorough description is included in the work package description. The outcome of the feasibility study and business plan is going to be used to determine whether to submit a Phase 2 application for the SME Instrument under Horizon 2020.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;INTEGRA CONSULT AS;DK;;; 196176;662486;MorphoVES-PoC;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.1.;ERC-PoC-2014;H2020;Morphogenetically active blood vessels: Proof-of-Concept;1/04/2015;30/09/2016;;"'Cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of mortality in Europe and worldwide. Currently, synthetic prostheses used in bypass vascular surgery are produced from polyethylene terephthalate [PET] and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene [ePTFE]. Those materials show less than optimal, insufficient biocompatibility and durability properties, especially if used for SMALL DIAMETER BLOOD VESSELS. Within the frame of ERC Advanced Grant BIOSILICA (From gene to biomineral: Biosynthesis and application of sponge biosilica; Grant No. 268476), we unexpectedly discovered that distinct natural, biodegradable and biofunctional polymers, including biosilica and inorganic polyphosphate (anionic), are not only bio-printable but also morphogenetically active. Likewise attractive is that those biopolymers can be functionally processed by non-toxic and charged (cationic) linkers with growth/differentiation potencies. Therefore, these formulations, backbone polymers and bioactive linkers, allowed the fabrication of unprecedented Modular Small Diameter Vascular Grafts (MSDVGs)' which combine in an optimal way physical strength with physiological activity. Furthermore, the fabrication of the synthetic vessels is performed by a home-made, easy to handle, extruder device which has been developed by our group. Therefore, this new ERC-PoC project will provide small diameter (< 6 mm) blood vessel implants (incl. the fabrication device - the extruder) urgently required in clinics, with superior properties and at low-costs, at the end of the project. We are definitively convinced that, in view of their advantages, our vessels will be preferentially used for patients requiring bypass surgery. The experimental data gathered disclose that we have in hand a product with a clear biomedical application potential. Besides of their economical value, our new type of artificial blood vessel will certainly improve the quality of life and well-being of patients with cardiovascular disorders.'";149962;149962;ERC-2014-PoC;ERC-POC;UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN DER JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAET MAINZ;DE;;; 196135;661644;FRAGMENTATION;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;State Fragmentation and Sub-State Actors in Comparative Perspective: Somalia and Afghanistan;1/09/2015;31/08/2017;;"This project offers to study processes of state formation and state fragmentation by conducting extensive fieldwork and an in-depth analysis of sub-state actors in Somalia and Afghanistan. While conventional views assume that most international actors prefer building bureaucratic states, this work aims to investigate the post 9/11 shift in international engagement that consists in identifying sub-state actors with the ability to control populations. This policy-relevant agenda is in line with the need for a better understanding of state failure that was identified in the 2004 Barcelona report. The EU requires a sound strategic thinking on state-building to counter-balance the American model that has shown its limits in Iraq and Afghanistan. This project aims to explain why states remain fragmented and will identify the conditions under which sub-state actors integrate into the states institutions. It will develop a theory of sub-state authority that is capable of falsifying two dominant paradigms of state formation: state formation as a struggle against societal forces; and state formation as a bargaining process. It will test hypotheses on the nature of political order at the sub-state level and the role of the international environment in sub-state governance. In addition to generating scientific knowledge on sub-state authorities and producing high quality publications, this work will unfold an elaborate outreach strategy, which could in turn benefit the reconstruction of a viable political order in Afghanistan, Somalia, and elsewhere. The Individual Fellowship would provide the applicant with a unique opportunity to implement this innovative research agenda, improve his methodological and theoretical skills in the process, and advance his long-term career objectives. It would strengthen his integration into the European scientific community while greatly benefiting his host institution in retaining a researcher with high potential for scientific objectives.";177598,8;177598,8;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-RI;STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT;NL;;; 196201;662784;Gait Biometrics 3;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Main goal of the project is to create a prototype of the software, which will be able to identify peoplejust based on the way how they walk.;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;The use of gait analysis in biometrics has caught attention all over the world due to many advantages over the currently used solutions for people recognition. However, an operational automated gait recognition system does not yet exist. The main goal of the project is to commercialize novel biometric solution for highly reliable identification of people based on the characteristics of their walk. The idea is based on our long-term cooperation with Professor Jiri Straus, distinguished expert in criminalistics and forensic biomechanics, who is a member of European Academy of Forensic Science and has more than 20 year experience in human gait analysis. According to the research in this area, people could be uniquely identified based on the characteristics of their walk, even if they try to cheat it. Recent studies mention very promising conclusions regarding this method and the most optimistic one estimates the recognition rate to be about 90%. Based on our internal research we have conducted in the last two years, we are fully convinced that we can reach even better results. The expected outcome of the project is fully developed product for commercial application in both governmental and business sector. It will be used in criminalistics, security departments of banks, shopping malls and other publicly accessed places where recognition of people is important from the security or from client service prospective. The competitive advantage of our solution lies in unique combination of different gait characteristics which results in recognition rate of almost 100% and simplicity of the solution which extends possibilities of places where the system can be installed. It is an industry-driven project whose outcomes will strengthen our position in computer vision technology market. The Phase 1 of the SME instrument will allow us to analyse commercial potential and technical feasibility of the solution, which we have already validated in a small scale with positive results.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;KINALISOFT SRO;CZ;;; 196162;662362;ODORPREP;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;Real Time, Automatic and Remote-activated Sampling System for industrial odor emissions compliant with the European Standard EN 13725;1/01/2015;30/04/2015;;"LabSevice is a company that provides analytical solutions in the area of environment, food industry and polymer characterization. We have already developed a prototype of OdorPrep, which will be the first automatic and remote sampling system for odor emissions in accordance with the EN 13725 Quality Air Standard. Thus the objective of this project is the full industrial development of the current OdorPrep prototype for industry uptake as part of an odor emission management and control system in accordance to legislation. That includes the development of the final product, upgrading, controls and certifications and patent protection.
Odor emissions are an environmental pollution problem in Europe, being at the top of the list of air pollution complaints . Odor emissions occur during the operation of industrial sites (livestock farms, composting sites, landfills, refineries, etc.) which are regulated under different laws in Europe such as the Environmental Protection Act in the UK, or the Federal Emmission Control Act in Germany.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;LAB SERVICE ANALYTICA SRL;IT;;; 196292;663915;CREST;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;Climate Resilient Agriculture through revolutionary Weather Forecast and Data;1/03/2015;30/06/2015;;"Ignitia has developed revolutionizing weather forecast models for the tropical region, which are used for implementing Climate Resilient Agriculture in West Africa. These disruptive innovative forecast models achieve 82% accuracy compared to 39% for existing conventional forecast models and weather service companies. Farmers with accurate and understandable weather forecasts can boost their yield with upto 50-80% and also mitigate the Climate Change Effects which are very severe in West Africa. Ignitia will further develop and demonstrate this service in a very large project together with the Nigerian Ministry of Agriculture (FMARD) involving a database of 10 million farmers.

In Phase 1 , we will work closely with FMARD and the users to do a market study for a technical requirement specification and business plan, in order to secure a successful phase 2. We will also examine if we need extra partners in Phase 2. A risk analysis will secure the measurements and method to be used in the demonstration phase in order to give valid results. An innovation strategy will be developed and the European dimension will be refined. We will investigate potential obstacles for the company's ability to be profitable in the exploitation phase in order to secure the return on investment. Overall, the pilot will evaluate the feasibility of the concept and the idea for the project and innovation. The deliverable from phase 1 is a business innovation plan 1.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;IGNITIA AB;SE;;; 196244;663291;SixthSense;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Early diagnosis of cervical cancer through the validation of Human Papilloma Virus viral load and expression of oncogenic viral proteins E6/E7 as risk indicators;1/04/2015;30/09/2015;;Infection with certain Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) types has been demonstrated as the most important risk factor in the development of cervical dysplasia, found to be present in nearly 100% of women with cervical cancer. Currently implemented mass-screening approaches based on imaging, Pap testing and DNA testing display some relevant drawbacks in terms of specificity and sensitivity, and even when one is diagnosed with HPV, there is practically no way to determine whether this infection will regress (90% of the cases), or will turn into cancer, with obvious economic and societal consequences. Through the SixthSense Project, PathoFinder will validate a diagnostic algorithm for HPV screening able to detect the presence of oncogenic/high-risk types HPV DNA, and to measure their viral load and expression of oncogenic viral proteins E6/E7, which will be used as risk indicators for the development of cervical cancer, thus allowing to timely diagnose who will develop cancer, and initiate the treatment accordingly. The objective is to manufacture and worldwide distribute this new assay and the associated analytical device, leveraging the proprietary new generation multiplex and Real Time PCR technology for rapid detection and identification of human pathogens in clinical specimens. This result will allow women to accurately know their risk to develop cancer undergoing only one gynaecological sampling/visit for both first line and second line testing, avoiding unnecessary and excessive follow up procedures. At the same time National Healthcare Systems would reduce the costs of unnecessary follow up visits and of more invasive investigations, while gynaecologist would also be favoured in the management of patients with low grade dysplasia.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;PATHOFINDER BV;NL;;; 196249;663406;eMediCare2;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Promoting sustainable patient treatment by an intelligent online medicine dispenser for home care use.;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"THE BUSINESS CONCEPT: 8% of total healthcare expenditure or about 500bn USD per year globally, can be avoided with optimized use of medicines (IMS Health). eMediCare is a online medicine dispenser for home care use that connects the person taking the medication directly to the distributor and prescriber (GP). This challenges and disrupt the current suboptimal medication delivery from nurses or pharmacies, eMedicare offers a secure and monitored logistics chain of drug delivery where the prescriber (GP) frequently adjust the dosage to the appropriate level.
THE SOLUTION:This ICT driven disruptive business model and product innovation will reduce the amount of medicines prescribed, dispensed or sold inappropriately. We base the project on a existing cloud ICT infrastructure where the intelligent online medicine dispenser eMediCare will eliminate error sources and secure that patients take medicines correctly at right time.
THE USERS: eMediCare is intended for home care use and build a strong link but at the same time disrupt the current interplay between the health-care provider, the patient and the pharma companies producing and distributing the medication.
THE PROJECT: The phase 1 of the project is devoted to establishing business model and deliver a business plan for the key market Scandinavia and UK. The phase two of the project will pilot and further refine the business model and systems engineering design of the eMediCare and create a working prototype to be implemented in test cases in the key markets.
THE MARKET: The EU market for pre packed medication, online medication distribution with the supporting ICT/telehealth solution is estimated to 2.5B bill EUR/year that will result in a 25 bill EUR/year in healthcare cost reduction.
THE EU DIMENTION: The success of this project supports the Digital Agenda Action 75: set to give Europeans secure online access to their medical health data and achieve widespread telemedicine deployment.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;HOSPITAL ORGANISER AS;NO;;; 196123;661579;FEDMFC;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH PERFORMANCE FLOWING ELECTROLYTE-DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELL STACK THROUGH MODELING AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES;1/09/2015;31/08/2017;;"Flowing electrolyte-direct methanol fuel cell (FE-DMFC) is a novel energy technology in which the performance of the conventional DMFC is increased by eliminating the methanol crossover problem. There are some studies found in the literature to predict the performance of this fuel cell using one and two-dimensional single phase models. The validation of these models was done using the experimental test results for the membrane electrode assemblies (MEA) built with conventional materials. In this project, the main objective is to develop a high performance FE-DMFC stack through modeling and experimental studies. For this purpose, a three-dimensional and two-phase multiphysics model, which includes all the transport phenomena in all the layers, will be developed to predict the performance of the FE-DMFC stack accurately. To validate this model, a FE-DMFC stack based on alternative MEA materials (i.e. materials having lower cost, and higher stability and reaction kinetics) will be manufactured in-house in cooperation with the partner organization in Europe. After validating this model, the effect of significant design and operating parameters of the stack on the output parameters will be investigated; thus the parameters that increase the performance of this fuel cell mostly will be determined. This project will have have a very positive impact in Dr. Colpan's career as it will help him to develop lasting integration with his institution and increase his network in Europe. The knowledge and results gained as a result of the research conducted during this project will be shared with other researchers, scientists, and general public through several activities (e.g. conference, seminar, and papers in the journals, webpage, and visiting schools). It is expected that the results of this project will make a significant progress toward commercialization of the FE-DMFC, which in turn contributes to the economy and social prosperity of European society.";145845,6;145845,6;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-RI;DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITESI;TR;;; 196290;663900;Multidyn;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Patented advanced low-cost multiwell cell-culture system for in-vitro physiologically relevant biomarker screening;1/02/2015;31/05/2015;;"Biomarkers in discovery are valuable tools to understand the pathobiology of a disease and the pharmacology of a target under investigation. In-vitro screen would be invaluable in identifying working hypothesis early in drug development process. Information provided by properly selected biomarkers can greatly influence a go/no go decision. The challenge is to identify relevant biomarkers early enough to implement them for such critical decisions.
In developing in-vitro assays to identify biomarkers with potential clinical application and utility, a clear understanding and determination of what that biomarker will assess must be defined. More reliable biomarker screening protocols based on allometric scaling laws are needed to be implemented in order to gain results more respondent to human physiology. The predictive power of High Content Screening techniques can be enhanced by working with primary cells or differentiated stem cells and in 3-D culture. Nevertheless, in-vitro cell cultures are still far away from the complexity of human tissues or organs.
IVTech intends to industrialize and test Multidyn, a patented advanced low-cost cell culture system made up by a 24-chambers plate complying with the multiwell standard, capable of any internal connection and flow within the cells, able to realize cheaper faster in-vitro physiologically relevant cellular systems. Multidyn will be tested for early diabetes biomarker discovery by using a developed model of liver, vascular endothelium and adipose tissues, and when equipped with the highly performing 3D scaffolds provided by the partner Scaffdex and with suitable High Content Imaging systems provided by the partner Celltool and selected scientific laboratories.
IVTech Multidyn is at TRL 6. Phase 1 project will assess the activities needed to demonstrate the product in operational environment with potential end-users, establish a large scale production and test the market.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;IVTECH SRL;IT;"CELLTOOL GMBH;SCAFFDEX OY";"DE;FI"; 196160;662159;ReMix;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;Developing a novel light-weight Ready Mixed Concrete;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;Ordinary ready-mixed concrete is made of sand, cement, water, stone gravel and additives. Albeit aggregate gravel is chosen for its high compressive strength and relatively low cost, its use is associated with different problems. Due to its high density, any construction will require more steel reinforcement to support the weight of the heavy concrete. The different sizes and shapes as well as the inconsistent distribution of the gravel causes air and water voids, causing weak points and is responsible for crack propagation in the concrete structure. Despite technical problems, the usage of gravel is also responsible for significant amounts of quarrying, transportation costs and CO2 emissions. We have innovated and developed a novel process and a system (consisting of the GEM-TECHTM machine and GEM-SOLTM catalyst) that creates a superior foam, which does not drain off for at least 12 hours, providing sufficient time for the cement to set resulting in high compressive strengths. The geodesic structure that is created by the novel mixing screw action and the ingredients that are mixed systematically in the GEM-TECHTM machine without using any gravel or any admixtures into GEM-TECHTM ready-mixed material provide significant cost savings. The main objectives of the ReMix project is to investigate the feasibility of developing different size machines with different specifications, examine the commercial and technical risks of the process, develop strategies to meet different standard requirements and develop strategies to commerialise our unique product. The overall objective is to develop an advanced ready mixed concrete replacement material, which is at least 45% cheaper, 28% lighter, with high compressive and flexural strengths. Our main goal is to establish GEM-TECH technology as a novel replacement for the existing ready-mixed concrete ageing technology. This is a disruptive technology, which will revolutionise the ready mixed concrete market.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;EXPERT TOOLING & AUTOMATION LIMITED;UK;AER-TECH DEVELOPMENT LIMITED;UK; 196196;662728;CFMEBR;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;Carbon fiber microelectrodes for human brain research and clinical applications;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"Kation Europe Lp. manufactures and sells carbon fiber (CF) microelectrodes for professionals in neurological sciences used to record electrochemical signals from or to pass stimulatory currents into the brain. Using novel pulling methods and advanced materials, we have managed to produce extra-long, extra-thin tapered CF electrodes prototype with sub-micrometer carbon tip that are capable of reaching deep brain structures. A thin metal shielding on the glass sheathing allows a 10-fold increase in the recording sensitivity and the device is suitable for bipolar stimulations as well. The expected outcome of the project is an ultra-micro metal coated carbon electrode and related technology applied to use in human brain.
With the human applications new ways may emerge in diagnostics and neurosurgery. We aim to bring our prototype to maturity for commercialization and aim to enter the high volume human healthcare. The great potential of the project is highly supported by our researcher background and the 10-year long experience in developing and marketing CF microelectrodes. We have previously surveyed hundreds of our customers needs. Now we are a major manufacturer of CF microelectrodes in a growing niche market and aims to penetrate the high volume human healthcare market. If succeed, we may become a decisive maker and licensor of CF microelectrodes on the global market.
In Phase1, the purpose is to model the innovation project and the first business period related to our developments, potential market channels, applied business model and pricing, utilizations and risks. Also, we will create an elaborated business plan based on a primer market research alongside with a freedom-to-operate analysis. In Phase2, we intend to finalize our innovation activities, to demonstrate all capabilities of the new products and to optimize the technology in order to reach industrial readiness for mass production and license. The expected budget of the overall project is 2 million EUR.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;KATION EUROPA KUTATASI FEJLESZTESIES KERESKEDELMI BT;HU;;; 196149;661780;SENet;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;Social and ecological networks supporting biodiversity and food security;15/01/2016;14/01/2018;;Halting biodiversity decline and ensuring food security are urgent and interconnected challenges. I will study how social and ecological structures in interaction generate tradeoffs and synergies between food security and biodiversity conservation. SENet has two aims: A) to identify ecological and socioeconomic structures that benefit or harm food security and biodiversity conservation in a rural, poor study landscape, and B) to develop an integrated network model capable of predicting such effects in similar settings worldwide. Globally, SENet will be the first research to apply (graph-theoretic) network analysis to understand synergies and tradeoffs in the food securitybiodiversity nexus. I will develop the integrated model using data from a landscape in Ethiopia, where agricultural expansion and human-wildlife conflicts are driving deforestation. SENet differs from existing approaches that concentrate on increasing agricultural output and overlook that social and ecological outcomes are interdependent and cannot be understood separately. In contrast, my method focuses on the food security of rural villages and on the factors that prompt farmers to clear or to plant forest, to change crops, to migrate elsewhere, etc., i.e., on farmers' decisions that affect both food security and biodiversity. In this context, I will use systematic network analysis to show how farmers are connected through food trade, knowledge exchange and other socioeconomic processes, but also how their crop fields are linked to forests and humanwildlife conflicts. The implementation of SENet will draw on my skills in network analysis and the hosts research excellence on the biodiversity of agricultural landscapes, including their ongoing fieldwork in my study area. This setup ensures a theoretical and empirical foundation for my network models, and a forum for communicating my results to non-academic actors in Ethiopia and Europe.;171460,8;171460,8;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;LEUPHANA UNIVERSITAT LUNEBURG;DE;;; 196313;664219;SoN3S;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.6.";Space-SME-2014-1;H2020;Software defined Satellite Navigation Security Simulator Study;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"SoN3S has the ambitious aim to perform the technical and economic feasibility study of a new Software Defined Satellite Navigation Security Simulator that meets the new requirements (security, flexibility, frequent upgrade, lower cost) emerged from the market evolution, initially targeting satellite navigation security and then extending the same approach to other space assets. The global core market of satellite navigation is more than 100 billion euros, representing an extremely promising opportunity for the exploitation of this new requirements not yet satisfied by competing products.
Current satellite navigation simulators rely on costly hardware for real time generation and transmission of the signal, mainly due computational power advantages. This however drastically increases costs and complexity of the product, reduces flexibility and upgradability as well as forces costly sales and distribution strategies.
Technically, the project has the ambition to tackle the issues of producing a real time fully software simulator exploiting the computational power available in standard PCs and combined with only an low cost USB hardware (from less than 100, for the up-conversion of the signal).
Economically, the study will tackle new software oriented sales paradigm and marketing strategies with respect to the standard distribution chain in hardware simulators. This is particularly important for the security features, that will be provided with monthly updates and it is expected to follow a similar approach to daily desktop software. Software as a Service paradigm will also be investigated from the technical (bandwidth issues) and commercial point of view.
The combination of the technical and economic feasibility study will pose the basis to create e dramatic innovation in the simulation markets.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;QASCOM SRL;IT;;; 196152;661805;Ni-CAT;TERMINATED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;Ni-CAT;1/04/2015;31/03/2017;;The Ni-CAT project aims at boosting the catalytic activity of Ni for effectuating challenging oxidation and bond formation reactions. As a key concept to achieve this goal, the metal centers will be combined with mesoionic ligands, a class of ligands that is able to transiently store and release electrons and that is thus particularly suited for assisting a coordinated metal center in effectuating electron transfer processes. This metal-ligand synergy alleviates the limitations typically encountered for bond activation processes with nickel, which often undergoes one-electron redox changes only. This concept renders catalytic transformations with this less reactive metal center energetically feasible and eventually efficient and will introduce a new paradigm in using Earth-abundant metals in homogeneous catalysis. The exploitation of intrinsic metal ligand cooperativity for electron transfer provides a compelling strategy to develop a sustainable process towards efficient CH bond activation that is not dependent on precious metals. The project provides an excellent training in one of the most topical areas of catalysis and its successful completion will greatly enhances the career profile and the research competence of the researcher, thus actively contributing to the fostering of young talents and for prospering scientific excellence in Europe.;175866;175866;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN;IE;;; 196161;662195;CHP;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Upscaling and commercialization of a highly efficient wood pellets fired steam engine CHP for heat and power generation;1/01/2015;31/05/2015;;"Upscaling and commercialization of a highly efficient wood pellets fired steam engine CHP for heat and power generation.
The aim of this project is the upscaling and commercialization of a developed CHP (combined heat and power generating system) comprising a highly efficient wood pellets fired steam engine. The CHP power output is 50kW electrical and 175kW thermal power with 20% electrical and 90% overall efficiency based on wood pellets . We achieve these test bench proven parameters by developing a steam engine technology with a new approach. The technology readiness level is TRL7. This CHP technology has a potential energy costs saving rate of up to 84% for customers compared to natural gas heating and grid power. This high efficiency is achieved by applying steam inlet conditions in excess of 500C and 100bar. This technology is developed with the focus on costs, reliability, efficiency and mass production. The basic patent process will be finished in 2014. By applying this technology throughout the EU, the carbon dioxide production could be lowered significantly as the fuel for this technology is wood or any other solid biomass or organic waste, which is burned highly efficient within the process. As this technology has base load capability, this would be a perfect supplement for the existing renewable energy systems like photovoltaics and wind.
Also, the dependency on fossil energy like oil and gas could be lowered. As the used fuel grows everywhere in the EU, the price of energy produced by this technology will be lower. Moreover the price will be much more time stable as there are thousands of wood suppliers who make this market much more competitive than the existing fossil fuel market with the monopoly of only a few suppliers.
The aim of of the feasibility study is to investigate the market positioning and commercialization strategy of the proposed upscaled CHP in terms of size, pricing and market launch strategy followed by the SME Phase 2 project.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;AROSS 3D GMBH;DE;;; 196120;661543;Neuronal Trafficking;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;Mechanisms of synaptic growth and plasticity;1/03/2016;28/02/2018;;"My long-term goal is to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms that govern synaptic growth and plasticity, and how dysfunction in these pathways contributes to disease. Neurons are the most morphologically diverse cell type whose morphology determines many functional aspects of a neuronal network. The primary shape of a neuron is established during axon and dendrite outgrowth and synapse formation, but is subject to subsequent modifications by physiological events. In response to changes in synaptic activity, neurons can alter both pre and postsynaptic elements of the synapse. Defects in synaptic morphology and in activity-dependent plasticity are a hallmark of several neurodegenerative and cognitive disorders. It is therefore critical to know the basic mechanisms by which neurons acquire their shape and change it in response to activity, and to dissect the genes that regulate these processes. To address these questions, this proposal is divided in the following aims:
1) To dissect the postsynaptic role of the Ral/exocyst pathway in synaptic growth and activity-dependent plasticity

2) To uncover novel regulators of neuronal membrane trafficking?.
My strategy is to use the relatively simple nervous system of Drosophila to uncover novel cellular and molecular mechanisms that control synaptic development and plasticity, in order to understand how membrane traffic is regulated to form and modify neuronal structures. Because 75% of all human disease genes have related sequences in Drosophila and nearly a third are predicted to have functionally equivalent counterparts, I expect that these studies in Drosophila will contribute to the dissection of the mechanisms that, when disrupted, may lead to disease. This will help identify points of intervention, therefore directing novel therapies to help curing or ameliorating the symptoms present in many neurological disorders.";160635,6;160635,6;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-RI;FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS MEDICAS DA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA;PT;;; 196234;663138;COLOMBUS-1;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.4.";IT-1-2014-1;H2020;COmposite repair solutions for aeronautical BUSiness development Phase 1;1/01/2015;30/06/2015;;"Composites are extensively used in many industrial applications, primarily in Transport. A technological sector dealing with composite repair solutions has emerged, now expanding proportionally to the extension of composites applications. GMI is a leading SME in this sector since 25 years, developing equipment for composite manufacturing, maintenance and repair. To ensure excellence, during the last 15 years GMI has invested in participating to several EU co-funded R&D Projects, focusing on the development of innovative composite repair solutions. As a result, today GMI possesses in its portfolio innovations deriving from more than 15 R&D projects, focusing in composite repair: Advanced heating solutions for curing of complicated aircraft composite repairs, Repair application equipment, for high performance adhesive bonding and Smart patches enabling SHM of critical aircraft components. As there is a rising demand for this type of tools, both from the aeronautical and from other closely related industries (aolien, petroleum platforms, civil engineering), GMI objective is to improve its commercial position to those markets exploiting its technological excellence. Apart from direct equipment sales, a variety of related services will be additionally developed (training, studies for demanding repairs, consulting, certification support, logistics, application of advanced repairs, participation to R&D projects, etc). To this end 2 phases have been specified: Phase 1: Development of a feasibility study, to examine technological, practical and economic viability issues, resulting in a realistic business plan for growth through COmposite repair solutions for aeronautical BUSiness development: COLOMBUS-1; Phase 2: COLOMBUS-2 will be submitted to EU, including required innovation and support activities for the materialization of prepared GMI plan. A sustainable increase of yearly turnover by 20% is expected for the next 10 years, following implementation of COLOMBUS projects.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;GMI AERO SAS;FR;;; 196298;664000;TRANSREGEN;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Portable thermal fluid regeneration system for Solar Thermal Plants;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"The project focuses on the Concentrated Solar Power sector (CSP). A HTF (High Temperature Fluid) is a liquid used to heat transport and transfer it in a solar thermal plant. Nowadays, most of the plants (both parabolic or tower technology) use synthetic oil as the HTF, which reaches working temperatures up to 400C. However, high temperature cycles accelerate oil degradation and then impurities appear. The appearance of impurities is a problem that affects the operation and the integrity of the current CSP power plants.
Oil regeneration is a common operation in many industrial processes, however, there is no specific solution for CSP power plants that meet their efficiency and costs related needs without risking their profitability. By now, CSP power plant operators treat the oil periodically in external far regeneration plants that provide a standard fluid distillation with low efficiency and big fluid loses that represent great costs. Due to sectors current constraints to increase power plants capital investment and operation & maintenance costs new more efficient, and with more flexible management models, HTF regeneration solutions are required.
TRANSREGEN is a new high efficiency oil regeneration system that implements a compact & transportable design in order to extend fluid generation and waste management possibilities. Having successfully designed & validated TRANSREGEN technology in a relevant environment, the overall objective of this project is the demonstration of the final solution in solar thermal plants in real operating conditions.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;INGENIERIA Y TECNICAS DE MONTAJES LOINTEK SL;ES;;; 196145;661674;RACe;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-GF;H2020;The impact of climate change on the uptake of arsenic into rice;30/03/2016;29/03/2019;;Rice is the staple food worldwide. Unfortunately, global rice yield is already falling behind population growth. One of the reasons for this is the presence of toxic arsenic (As) in many South(-East) Asian paddy soils, which is known to decrease rice growth and productivity. The current change in Earths climate is known to cause land loss due to desertification and inundation and lower (rice) crop yields, thus, threatening the global food security. According to the highest emission scenario for greenhouse gases presented in the 5th assessment report of the IPCC, global annual temperatures could rise by more than 5C by the year 2100. How increased temperatures and CO2 concentrations affect As uptake into rice and ultimately the quality and production of rice is unknown and the main research question of this proposal. Rice will be grown in fully controlled growth chambers with elevated temperature and partial pressure of CO2, simulating the cli-mate of the year 2100. Besides determining changes in rice growth and grain yield, the amount of organic and inorganic As in the grain will be determined to assess rice quality. Furthermore, the biogeochemical pro-cesses occurring in the soil and atmosphere during climate change will be investigated and thus, will allow to understand the observed changes in rice yield and quality due to climate change. The amount and speciation of As will be quantified in the soil, plant, and atmosphere. Changes in microbial community abundance and richness will be assessed with modern pyrosequencing techniques. Functional microbial guilds of interest (iron and arsenic metabolizing bacteria) will be assessed by qPCR, pyrosequencing, and clone libraries. Overall, the knowledge obtained within the MSC-GF action on the impact of climate change on As uptake by rice will allow a better risk assessment for productivity of rice in the future and may give ideas for how to prevent a loss in rice yield and quality in a strongly climate impacted future.;239860,8;239860,8;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-GF;EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN;DE;;; 196181;662507;GDAPIV;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Genomics Data Analysis Pipelines with Interactive Visualizations;1/02/2015;30/06/2015;;"The GDAPIV project will deliver a next generation of genomics analysis and visualization web platform GenX that will enable bioinformatics experts (IT experts supporting life scientists) to rapidly construct diverse visual interactive web applications for researchers working in the life sciences and biomedical fields (life scientists).
GenX will enable the researchers or biomedical experts to proactively control the bioinformatics data analysis and exploration steps when validating research hypotheses. It will eliminate the need for continuous involvement of bioinformatics expert in every step of data analysis procedures, thus greatly facilitating the speed and simplicity of experimental or diagnostics processes. Even more importantly, GenX project will provide the researcher with instant insight into the genome sequence data and related downstream analyses, allowing to interactively modify and test the research hypothesis and assess them in real time, as they arise. This will significantly save time and resources, and it will disrupt the approach to the life science research and related services.
With the GDAPIV project, we strive towards riding the wave of the genomics revolution exploiting the Next-Generation Sequencing opportunity and significant expansion of sequencing machine owners (biotech, clinics, pharmaceuticals, basic research, commercial sequencing facilities) all of these are potential customers, especially considering the pitfalls of existent solutions available to the commercial sector.
The purpose of GDAPIV project is:
- to create and test GenX prototype and
- to explore business models that exploit the projects commercial potential to the fullest.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;GENIALIS D.O.O;SI;;; 196134;661642;DESSART;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;Dynamic Energy System Services to Achieve Renewable Targets;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"There is a niche opportunity in the electricity market across Europe for the provision of additional system/balancing services, decoupled from electricity generation, resulting from the rise in renewable generation. The innovative and unique approach is the development of hybrid-powered flywheels, synergising two proven technologies, flywheels and batteries and application to the electricity system for the first time, to provide security and stability. Hybrid-powered flywheels are resounding success in Formula1 motor racing for rapid acceleration. Schwungrad Energie plans to exploit the concept to enhance system security and stability. The advanced energy storage technology market is forecast to expand at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 12.3% to 27 billion between 2012 and 2020.
European countries are aiming to achieve low carbon energy systems by transitioning to renewable sources, to realise their European targets. This requires a higher penetration of intermittent, unpredictable generators (wind/solar). In Ireland, with high winds and relatively weak interconnection, the System Operator has proposed a new payment structure for additional system/balancing services, expanding the market. This makes Ireland an ideal location for the first hybrid-powered flywheel facility before market replication throughout Europe and worldwide as renewable penetration increases in other countries.

Schwungrad Energie, an Irish company, was set up to successfully develop, operate and roll out facilities to provide system/balancing services in the electricity sector. The key personnel have expertise and experience in the technical, commercial, managerial and financial areas needed for project success and commercialisation within EU and beyond. Some have previous involvement with successful FP7 projects such as MACCSol. Discussion with a small number of potential key international equity investors are on-going and considerable positive interest has been expressed to fund the project.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;SCHWUNDGRAD ENERGIE LIMITED;IE;;; 196186;662638;uMonitorRare;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;Empowering Rare Disease Patients: Integrated Personalized Cloud Patient Monitoring Platform;1/02/2015;30/04/2015;;"We own and run a cloud patient monitoring platform that consists of one part for healthcare professionals: uClinics and another one for patients: uPatient. uClinics allows doctors to prescribe and assess the patient and uPatient empowers patients to understand their health treatment. We want to adapt the design of these two applications through Phase I and II funding to rare diseases and call the project uMonitorRare. uClinics and uPatient are fully functional and being used by our three largest customers in over 70 countries and 5 continents.

For Phase II, the overall objective is the technical re-design and upgrade of our uClinics and uPatient suites for rare disease patients (integration of new monitoring protocols for rare diseases, integration of new devices adapted to new diseases, integration of the Platform to Health Information Systems, multi-source data aggregation, benchmarking technology). In Phase I, we need to conduct a Technical Feasibility Study and complete a Business Plan.
The uMonitorRare breakthrough ICT product will create a new market by offering an integrated rare diseases monitoring and management tool for rare disease patients. This is going to have a transformatory impact on rare disease patients who will become the universal patient at the center of attention.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are nearly 7,000 rare diseases affecting 7% of world population. This means that 3 million people are affected by rare diseases throughout Spain and 30 million people are affected by rare diseases throughout Europe. Not only does this represent a major market potential, but also can it have a major impact on the way patients are treated.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;MEDTEP ONLINE SL;ES;;; 196308;664165;enControl-Intuo;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.3.";SIE-01-2014-1;H2020;ENergy-efficient CONTROL with INternet-of-Things connected home solUtiOn;1/01/2015;30/06/2015;;"We propose a connected home solution that helps reduce energy costs while preserving comfort for occupants. Our solution, enControl-Intuo, leverages the Internet-of-Things and integrates self-learning and adjusting capabilities for interacting with any climate system, from wall units to central heating and air conditioning to radiators.
As an added service to our enControl energy service platform for utilities, the innovation project integrates a proprietary algorithm to offer seamless energy efficiency to residential utility customers - saving energy and reducing their carbon footprint.
The innovation will enable new business models for European utilities: 1.-New energy services to reduce consumption and carbon footprint in homes; 2.-User engagement & customer satisfaction; 3.-Accelerate adaptation to new sources of energy.

The innovation is tailored not only to a homes consumption patterns but also to its energy supply model. It optimizes energy usage with energy availability and variable energy tariffs considering the own-energy generation when computing the optimal policy. In addition, the algorithm learns user comfort preferences reducing user interaction with the system.
Our solution allows interoperability of devices from different vendors. We address this challenge with a holistic, scalable and secure Cloud-based software that seamlessly integrates new home devices and equipment and enables users to make their home smarter and more self-sufficient in the future. The solution allows for fast scalability to reach the large and lucrative residential market. With a next-generation service and a recurring monthly revenue model that fits most household budgets, we expect our solution to quickly gain traction in early adopter segments in Europe. These elements will allow us to confidently approach venture capitalists and other outside investors who will provide the capital necessary to quickly expand to other European and global markets.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;SENSING & CONTROL SYSTEMS SL;ES;;; 196277;663724;ScanZ;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Point of care medical device enabling patient self-assessment for acne diagnosis support.;1/02/2015;31/05/2015;;"mySkin aims to offer a medically certified skin imaging point of care device for acne diagnosis support, ScanZ. The product is available in two forms: a consumer electronic version for patients to perform a self-analysis and track the health of their skin away outside the clinic; a premium version for use by health care professionals (doctors/nurses) to speed up the assessment and support diagnosis. ScanZ is easy-to-use handheld device and connects to the users smart device enabling instant viewing and real-time info sharing between the patient and the doctor, replacing follow ups. The device also remotely connects with the data server for data of images creating a large catalogue of clinical traces, enabling big data analytics of acne.
The ScanZ tool is able to understand what is happening under the skin and take measurements, in the sebaceous glands and the various layers of the epidermis. It is self-learning and gets to know the user over time, improving its recommendations and predictions the more it is used.
For patients ScanZ means they can save time by not having to attend follow up vistis yet get the same service, and for doctors it means they can concentrate on patients with more severe problems and reduce the waiting list time.
ScanZ has reached TRL 7 and now requires funding to get it medically certified allowing it to be used by doctors support their diagnosis.
ScanZ project is proposed by a Serbian SME, mySkin, specialised on skin diagnostic tools.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;MYSKIN DOO BEOGRAD (STARI GRAD);RS;;; 196108;661496;QSIPP;TERMINATED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-GF;H2020;Exploring bacterial Quorum Sensing Infochemicals and hydrolytic Proteins linked to marine Particle degradation;;;;"The ocean is by far the largest reservoir for carbon dioxide (CO2) on Earth and represents a driving force for climate mitigation. Through photosynthesis, active marine microorganisms (e.g. phytoplankton) convert atmospheric CO2 into biomass, where the majority of it is cycled in the surface waters by diverse processes including bacterial respiration and hydrolysis. Some of this biomass is exported as particulate organic carbon (POC) into the deep ocean, where bacterial cells play a critical role in regulating the efficiency of carbon export because they colonize and enzymatically hydrolyze POC as it sinks . A recent study suggested that signaling mechanisms within particle-associated bacterial communities enhance the activity of hydrolytic proteins involved in POC degradation. This overlooked process, known as quorum sensing, might impact the amount of carbon sequestered in the marine environment and ultimately affect the rate that CO2 is removed from the atmosphere.
Quorum sensing (QS) involves the excretion and reception of distinct signaling molecules, but the biogeochemical implications of these bacterial conversations are poorly understood. To date, only a few culture-independent studies on QS in the marine environment have been carried out. This project will elucidate the role of QS systems among marine bacteria in triggering the synthesis of specific infochemicals and hydrolytic proteins, as well as its impact on shaping particles and particle-associated bacterial communities. Proposed methods include mass spectrometry, proteomics, three-dimensional particle imaging, molecular assessment of bacterial assemblages, and in situ localization of bacteria on intact particles. The outcome of the project will provide critical information on the importance of QS in regulating the efficiency of POC degradation in the ocean, which is necessary to understand and predict future climate scenarios.";239860,8;239860,8;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-GF;ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ- ZENTRUM FUER POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG;DE;;; 196229;663104;YouBeep;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;YouBeep InStore mobile shopping and analytics;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"This project is YouBeep, a patented new checkout system, available free to use with a smartphone, expected to change the way people do their shopping in a retail store, allowing checkout a full shopping cart in under a minute. The long queues and waiting time at checkout lines are a key factor in customer satisfactions, and effectively represent a real high cost for retailers worldwide. Our proposal addresses this issues.
Shoppers will be able to scan their items as they shop, saving time, while keeping the control over the overall amount to be paid, and their grocery list. At checkout, the shopper just needs to use their phone at any available checkout, by scanning a Qrcode.
YouBeep is supported by a hardware component (patented USB device), mobile App and a cloud solution. It allows integration in any POS systems and zero software integration. Installation is simply connecting a USB cable, and all loyalty and couponing programs are still supported.
The potential market for the product is very promising. The overall market for this product overlaps and greatly exceeds the market of self-checkout system that is growing at a rate of 15% per year. YouBeep usage data provide valuable analytics to retailers and Brands, and effectively leverages retailers, by providing top innovative retail technology, usually only available to top retailers, to more challenging retailers, at a viable cost, increasing EU competitiveness. The company has made an agreement with the major retailer in Portugal, for a public Pilot Trial at their stores.
The objectives set for the feasibility study are validation of user traction in a meaningful pilot trial at several stores, Retailer validation, and creation of a business and marketing plan, including pricing model. In addition to this we also intend to progress and make sure our project takes the necessary steps to be eligible for Phase 2 funding of SME Instruments.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;XHOCKWARE SA;PT;;; 196146;661690;PARACORT;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;The role of macroPARAsite COinfection in Rodent-borne microparasite Transmission;22/05/2015;21/08/2016;;Rodent-borne microparasitic infectious diseases (e.g. LCMv), including those transmitted by the rodents ectoparasites (e.g. TBE), are of increasing concern for public health. Rodents themselves are also a threat to food security because they damage agricultural crops and food stores. Effective control of these emerging and re-emerging diseases (and the rodent hosts themselves) requires a full understanding of the parasite-host dynamic. This dynamic is likely to be altered where hosts are coinfected with prevalent endemic macroparasite species (e.g. helminths), which change host demography and may interact directly with microparasites via the hosts immune system. Using empirical data from a typical European temperate forest in the Autonomous Province of Trent (PAT), Northern Italy, this project will: i) first assesses which macro- and microparasites interactions exist among the common parasite community in this region (using advanced statistical methods), ii) develop a mathematical modelling framework to assess the long term dynamics of the rodent and parasite community and to simulate the outcome of a range of different parasite and host control strategies and iii) use this model to develop a co-ordinated OneHealth plan for both rodent and parasite control in PAT .;112673,25;112673,25;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;FONDAZIONE EDMUND MACH;IT;;; 196275;663688;BRIGHT NANO-DIAMONDS;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;Innovative fluorescent Nanodiamonds as bright permanent markers for diagnostics and anti-counterfeiting;1/12/2014;31/05/2015;;"DiamLite is a French company devoted to the commercialization of innovative fluorescent NanoDiamonds (fNDs) as bright permanent markers for a wide range of applications, in biology and diagnostics or for marking objects (anti-counterfeiting) and fluids (probing reservoir for oil prospection).
DiamLites markers made of fNDs have key advantages over competitive solutions: their intense and indefinite fluorescence, their stability over time and in extreme conditions, their small size, their biocompatibility and the possibility to functionalise them, as well as the ability to produce them at a large-scale, and consequently to sell them at a competitive price. There is currently no commercial source of fNDs having all these exceptional properties.
DiamLite perfectly controls the production process of these fNDs. Future challenges and objectives of the BRIGHT NANODIAMONDS project through the SME Instrument call are:
1) The scale-up optimisation for large-scale production of brighter fNDs;
2) The business development for the two targeted applications.
Therefore, the SME Instrument Phase 1 will include:
1) A technical study on the identification of best parameters and conditions for a large-scale production of bright fNDs ;
2) The selection of the best partners and equipment able to carry out this production in the SME call Phase 2, as well as customer prospection with an intensification of contacts and identification of new business opportunities.
DiamLite will start co-developments to implement specific applications (for research in life sciences, diagnostics, object marking for anti-counterfeiting). Then, the company will sell fNDs for these applications.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;DIAMLITE;FR;;; 196137;661646;CAMP-BIVALENCE;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;Roma, Gypsies and Travellers' social in/exclusion in European urban camps;1/09/2016;31/08/2018;;"The project aims to analyse the role of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Roma, Gypsies and Travellers (RGTs) in/exclusion in European urban camps. Triangulating individual semi-structured interviews, oral histories, archival research, and interpretative policy analysis, the interdisciplinary project combines Sociological, Socio-Anthropological and Socio-Historical approaches, contemplating two UK and two Italian superdiverse urban contexts as case studies. It contributes to three research streams: housing exclusion; RGT policy, and camps as socio-spatial configurations, and inaugurates a new interdisciplinary research field on Urban Camps. Dr Sigona, who will act as the Supervisor, is a leading scholar in migration and Roma research in Europe; his expertise is particularly complementary with Dr Picker research skills and knowledge coming from ten years of Sociological field-based research on Roma spatial segregation in five European countries. Due to the excellent quality of infrastructure, scholarly research and staff, the School of Social Policy and the Institute for Research into Superdiversity at the University of Birmingham are the most appropriate academic environment for Dr Picker to become, after the Fellowship, a leading social science scholar in the European Research Area.";195454,8;195454,8;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM;UK;;; 196105;661482;GEOCA;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;Geometry and Computational Anatomy;1/03/2015;28/02/2017;;"The past decades have brought fascinating technological improvements of medical imaging techniques. This rapid development is accompanied by a growing need for computer based algorithms to align and extract markers from medical images. The days of heuristically engineered computer algorithms are, however, over; competitive, state-of-the-art medical imaging software must be based on rigorous mathematics to ensure accuracy, efficiency, and stability.

Our research project lies at the forefront of computational anatomy (CA), a truly interdisciplinary field within medical imaging, combining differential equations theory, numerical analysis, computer vision, statistical methods, and differential geometry. CA is an emerging field that harbours a wealth of challenging problems. In particular, to develop image registration algorithms capable of handling heavily nonlinear deformations. In this project we construct image registration algorithms beyond state-of-the-art, adept of tasks where today's methods are inadequate. This is achieved by combining the knowledge of Professor Stig Larsson (scientist in charge) with the knowledge of Dr Klas Modin (experienced researcher).

Larsson is a world-leading expert on numerical methods for partial differential equations. He has a large network of international collaborators as well as close connections to the medical imaging industry in Sweden.

Modin has extensive expertise on geometric integration (GI), infinite-dimensional geometry, and CA, acquired via two post-doctoral positions at top research groups in two third countries. He thus brings state-of-the-art knowledge to the European research area. In particular, Modin's mastery of large deformation diffeomorphic metric matching (LDDMM) and Euler--Arnold equations is essential; it provides the link between image registration and PDEs. This link is the basis of the new, exciting methodology in the project: to apply state-of-the-art numerical PDE techniques to image registration.";185857,2;185857,2;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB;SE;;; 196219;662990;TCN TimeAnalyzer;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.1.";ICT-37-2014-1;H2020;TimeAnalyzer in real-time networks;1/02/2015;31/01/2016;;"TCN TimeAnalyzer is a unique application providing worst-case (and best-case) timing predictions of a switched Ethernet network by analyzing a model of the network.

A central part in TCN TimeAnalyzer is the computational engine that implements a set of formulas that allows the computation of upper bounds on frame latency, jitter and maximum frame buffer space required in each switch. The formulas are a result of applying real-time scheduling analysis to packet forwarding in a packet switched Ethernet network. These formulas constitute a computational model which allows the prediction of how the limited speed of physical network devices and contention among different packets for the same network resources gives rise to latency, jitter, etc. for a specific packet forwarded between two nodes in the network. The computational analysis engine will incorporate models of every component used in the network and also every other entity that compete for the same network resources as the packet under observation.

TCN TimeAnalyzer builds simulation models of how different configuration parameters and packet scheduling mechanisms of certain switches will affect worst case traffic situations.

A feasibility study shall be developed verifying the technological/practical as well as economic viability of the innovation.
Activities will focus on innovation activities such as demonstration, testing, prototyping, piloting, scaling-up, design aiming to bring the product to industrial readiness and maturity for market introduction. It will also include some research to further develop the computational engine.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;TIME-CRITICAL NETWORKS AB;SE;;; 196171;662455;CELLETEST;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Liquid Biopsy blood test in lung cancer diagnosis and monitoring: a next generation noninvasive tumor tracker device;2/02/2015;1/06/2015;;"The ultimate objective of the Celletest project is to develop a next generation medical device for non-invasive diagnosis and prognosis of metastatic lung cancer, so we can validate the . To achieve this ambitious objective, we will exploit the potential of our proprietary technology for isolation of circulating tumor cells from the bloodstream, so we can validate the clinical utility of CTCs, which have been already identified as biomarkers for the liquid-biopsy of metastatic lung cancers.
What is a Liquid Biopsy? Liquid biopsy is an emerging and disruptive technology in cancer diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of evolution of cancer patients under anticancer therapies. This novel technology can be understood as the next generation non-invasive alternative to the current gold standard in cancer diagnosis, tissue biopsy. Tissue biopsy implies an interventional/surgical procedure to sample cells or tissue at the tumor site. The biopsied tissue is examined and analyzed (molecular characterization for the determination of the molecular biomarkers of cancer cells) in order to characterize the cancer cells according to their morphological and biochemical properties. This allows determining the tumor typology and prescribing the most optimal anticancer therapy. Liquid biopsy holds promise as a non-invasive method capable to obtain the same clinically relevant information with just a simple blood extraction.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;STEM SEL SRL;IT;;; 196130;661621;iREACT;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-GF;H2020;Inkjet-Printed Wireless Powered Circuits for Sensing and Identification;11/02/2016;10/02/2019;;"The project establishes the application of inkjet printing as a key technology for the implementation of batteryless and wireless sensor and communication circuits based on wireless power transfer and energy harvesting, enabling the realization of the Internet of Things (IoT). Inkjet printing supports a large volume production, achieves a good resolution necessary for high frequency electronics, enables the use of a variety of low cost and flexible materials, and is a direct-write, and additive manufacturing technology. The research outcomes of the project focus in two goals, 1) demonstrate low profile, conformal, inkjet printed RF energy harvesters and autonomous wireless sensor and communication circuits, and 2) establish inkjet printing in millimeter wave frequencies.
The applicant will become an expert in inkjet printing during the outgoing phase at Georgia Tech ATHENA laboratory, a world leading laboratory in inkjet printed RF electronics, where he would gain hands-on training in the technology, and he will develop transferable skills related to proposal, IPR and outreach activities and a wide scientific and industrial network of contacts. The applicant will also transfer to ATHENA lab his broad experience in energy harvesting and nonlinear circuit design, and he will enable a link with European networks in the field such as EU COST IC1301 on wireless power transfer, and foster a long-term collaboration beyond the project. Upon his return, an industrial secondment is foreseen which will allow the applicant to further train on IPR, as well as familiarize himself with the process of bringing the outcomes of the project into commercial products. The applicant will participate in the Scientific coordination and lead the Microwave Systems and Nanotechnology Group of the return host, which already has the necessary facilities to support inkjet printing fabrication.";257191,2;257191,2;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-GF;CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA;ES;;; 196148;661679;GENENET;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;Gene networks to investigate lateral gene transfer in parasitic protozoa;1/10/2015;30/09/2017;;Protozoan pathogens from the kinetoplastid radiation (Leishmania, Trypanosoma) cause major diseases affecting humans, livestock and plants in the developing World and are an emerging problem in the developed world. Despite their importance for human health, these pathogens are still poorly studied with respect to the plasticity of their genomes and its importance for pathogen biology. The increasing availability of complete genomes provides opportunities to gain a better understanding of their genome content, to understand the role of gene flow in providing new pathogenic abilities and to identify how pathogens differ from their free-living relatives and from their hosts. The proposal involves a promising researcher from Paris, France, with a background in biochemistry and computer science moving to a host laboratory in Newcastle, UK, noted for excellent training of young researchers, and for its research on pathogen evolution, to undertake a multidisciplinary investigation, combining phylogenetics and network-based methods to identify how vertical and lateral/horizontal gene flow have affected the genomes and metabolism of these important pathogens. Host training in analysing pathogen genome evolution and large datasets using sophisticated Bayesian methods for statistical inference will synergistically complement the skills of the researcher in network and graph approaches, to achieve these goals. The project will equip the researcher with generally applicable expertise in computational analysis of large data sets from an evolution perspective and in their biological interpretation. It will deliver the first detailed insights into how lateral gene flow has affected the genomes of strategically chosen pathogens of the kinetoplastid radiation, and it will have general implications for understanding how all eukaryotic genomes, including our own, have evolved and continue to evolve.;183454,8;183454,8;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE;UK;;; 196283;663792;GroundCLeaner;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;Fast and cost-effective combined remediation technology for the elimination of chlorinated and otherhydrocarbons from soil;1/01/2015;31/03/2015;;"The business of our company, IEG Technologie GmbH is soil remediation by using our groundwater circulation technologies.
The GroundCLeaner proposal addresses to increase our competitiveness by developing a disruptive, rapid and costeffective method to remediate soils contaminated by chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOC), representing major threat to the quality of the European environment. The innovative method combines the state of the art ground water recirculation well (GWC) technology, patented by us, and a recently developed electro-biological treatment. Our aim is to further exploit the results of the novel technology proposed by providing a wider range of treatment. We aim at marketing this new combined technology for removal of CVOCs from soil, our services will include design, manufacturing, assembly, startup, maintenance and operation. The proposed technology targets to reduce the operational costs of remediation up to 70 %.
The success of our solution would strengthen our international position on the market and would make us grow by becoming market leader for chlorinated compound remediation. During this phase 1 proposal we would like to carry out a technological feasibility study, market assessment, risk assessment, a study on or freedom to operate, develop a detailed work plan for a Phase 2 application and elaborate a business plan. After successful phase 1 application we intend do phase 2 proposal, in which we develop the marketable GroundCleaner technology. The present proposal targets to make a pan-European impact as it will reduce the estimated 17.3 billion spent by EU countries, and 2.2 billion spent by EU Structural Funds for reversing the environmental consequences of soil and water pollution caused by industrial and other activities.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;IEG - TECHNOLOGIE GMBH;DE;;; 196262;663530;OABCAP;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Demonstration of a new diagnostic device for the Overactive Bladder syndrome;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"ALBYN MEDICAL has developed, in cooperation with the Chemnitz University of Technology and the University Hospital of Cologne (Germany), a specific diagnostic system for the Overactive Bladder syndrome. This diagnostic device is implanted by cystoscopy and measures the bladder pressure autonomously, relating the bladder pressure with the urination, controlled or not, and it determines if the pressure rise appears only when a voluntary urination occurs or if also occurs other times as in the accidental urine loss.
Thanks to the new diagnostic device a reliable diagnostic evaluation is obtained and thus high treatment costs of the current Overactive Bladder over-diagnosis are avoided improving the sustainability of the European Health and Care systems.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ALBYN MEDICAL, S.L.;ES;;; 196293;663942;Springwave2014;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.2.";SFS-08-2014-1;H2020;Transitioning to microalgae as a sustainable, high-quality large-scale food source through launching the first daily drink containing spirulina;1/02/2015;31/07/2015;;"To meet the challenges of growing world food consumption, environmental preservation and sustainable food production, spirulina has been identified as an extremely valuable solution by many international bodies. However, this microalgae is still a largely underutilised food resource. The reasons are organoleptic (foul taste and smell) and, most importantly, cultural (algae are not part of the Western culinary art).

To eliminate organoleptic barriers, ALGAMA brings a strong innovation by extracting high-quality nutrients from microalgae. To overcome cultural resistance, ALGAMA wants to create consumer awareness through an appealing mass-market product: Springwave, the first daily drink containing high-quality spirulina nutrients. This first product will be followed by a large variety of spirulina-based food products.

User needs to be met upon completion of the project are the trends (and societal challenges) health and well-being. Consumers are increasingly concerned with the nutritional properties of their food, but also that the food is natural and sustainable. Other user benefits are taste, texture similar to water and the ready-to-use approach.

The feasibility study will assess 3 key levels:
1. Commercial: Define strategy for mass-market expansion in France, UK, Germany, Netherlands and Sweden
2. Industrial: Analyse and decide on environment-friendly model to increase production capacity from 15 000 to 1 000 000 bottles per year
3. Legal: Identify legal and IP issues for the launch of Springwave outside France
For mass-market commercialisation of our spirulina-based beverage, total funding requirement during 2 years for Phase 2 is estimated at 3 300 000.

After testing its beverage in France, ALGAMA intends to expand in Northern Europe (UK, Germany, Netherlands and Sweden) where the health awareness is strongest and the functional product consumption highest, before entering into the first two biggest functional beverage consumption markets: USA and Japan.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ALGAMA SAS;FR;;; 196119;661541;CMCG;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;Engaging Urban Youth: Community, Citizenship, and Democracy;1/03/2016;28/02/2018;;"Disadvantaged youth in urban environments often experience marginalization and disenfranchisement that can lead to disastrous consequences for them, their families, and wider society. We know that successfully engaging these young men and women in the institutions, communities, and contexts in which they live and building their capacity as social actors can be a critical factor in their positive development as individuals and future role as citizens. Yet, there is still relatively little known empirically about the specific contexts, strategies, and mechanisms through which disadvantaged urban youth can be most effectively engaged. This research is designed to develop the expertise of the experienced researcher to enable him to contribute much needed in-depth knowledge of how best to engage young people as citizens both civic and political actors with autonomy and responsibility for contributing to the common good. This work will be done through a comparative case study in three Irish cities. The methodology will involve a consultative process with designated stakeholders in each city including local politicians, policy leaders, service providers, service users, youth representatives and youth workers. It will involve field observations and interviews with young men and women in three selected case study cities, each having a distinct urban identity: Large multi-cultural (Dublin); Post-Conflict ( Belfast) and Smaller Regional City (Galway). Dissemination and Public Engagement are central to this proposal. The research will impact on the participating stakeholders by providing tangible and accessible research findings. It will impact on the field of urban youth studies by offering a comparative framework applicable to other urban contexts in Europe and globally. The impact for the experienced researcher will be the development of specific expertise with a view to developing further European and global studies of this important field.";187866;187866;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY;IE;;; 196166;662421;FETAL MONITORING;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.1.";PHC-12-2014-1;H2020;Safe and accurate fetal monitoring;1/01/2015;30/06/2015;;"Nemo Healthcare BV is a high-tech startup company established after years of research - that focuses on the development of innovative technology for fetal monitoring. Fetal monitoring is essential to safeguard the health of mother and child during gestation and birth. The goal is to timely detect problems, such as preterm birth, oxygen deficiency (fetal hypoxia) or growth restriction, so proper action can be taken to mitigate the effects of these problems on both mother and child.
Fetal monitoring consists of simultaneously monitoring uterine contractions and the fetal heart rate. Current methods are unsafe or not accurate (especially among overweight or obese patients (BMI>25; about 30% of the pregnant population).
There is a clear market need for fetal monitoring technology that is accurate, safe (non-invasive), easy to use and applicable independent of the BMI level of pregnant women. Since overweight and obese women face higher risks of complications and their number is steadily increasing, the need for improved monitoring technology is becoming more urgent every day.
Nemo is responding to this market need through the development of an innovative electrode patch and hardware/software module that can simultaneously record uterine activity and fetal heart rate independent of BMI levels. The solution of Nemo is characterized by unique and smart algorithms that can accurately and real-time filter contractions and the fetal heart rate from unprocessed abdominal electrophysiological signals, successfully eliminating noise or interference. The solution will be able to transfer the recorded data wirelessly.
The solution will create a breakthrough in the field of fetal monitoring: it will result in better diagnoses, improved quality of care, a reduced number of birth-related problems, increased user friendliness (for medical staff as well as the patient) and lower healtcare cost (through remote monitoring, reduced treatment and avoidance of unneccesary surgery).";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;NEMO HEALTHCARE BV;NL;;; 196091;661416;SiPhoN;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;Single-Photon Non-Locality;1/11/2015;31/10/2017;;"The principle of non-locality is one of the most impressive features of quantum mechanics. Usually, non-locality is related to two or more particles sharing a common characteristic. This quantum mechanical effect is well understood and several experimental demonstrations have been performed. However, non-locality of a single particle, in particular of a single-photon raises fundamental questions: Can a single-photon be simultaneously at different locations? In spite of numerous theoretical concepts, no clear experiment has yet been reported.
In this project, I will experimentally prove the non-local nature of a single-photon. To this end, I will create on-demand single-photons from nanowire quantum dots and measure the single-photon non-locality in a new homodyne detection scheme. This combines several future key technologies ranging from novel quantum light sources to superconducting materials, making the proposed research of broad interest in the European research community. In addition, this project will enable Single Quantum B.V. (the only European company developing superconducting detectors and in competition with Russian and US companies) to perfect their detection systems and optimize them for the emerging market of quantum optics applications that is expected to turn into a large market in this century.
A successful realization of the proposed research relies on four pillars: Resonance fluorescence (applicant: Dr. Joens), bright single-photon emitters (supervisor: Prof. Zwiller), efficient detectors (partner: Single Quantum B.V.), and the theoretical understanding of non-locality (host: KTH). Every single party contributes with its unique expertise to the big picture. This makes the proposed constellation of participating organisations essential for the success of the project. Together we will finally answer one of the fundamental questions in quantum mechanics: Single-photon non-locality.";173857,2;173857,2;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN;SE;;; 196132;661629;PI-PEC;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;Pro-Internationalization Policy in the European Union The Challenge of Policy Efficiency and Coherence Post Lisbon;1/09/2015;31/08/2017;;"'The proposal introduces a novel technique, which has been developed by the fellow, Dr Miguel Torres (MT), in Portugal, to prototype pro-internationalization policy using a streamlined and innovative combination design of top-down and bottom-up approaches. The prototypes to improve policy design efficiency and coherence (PDEC) within each of the European countries, and in the European Union as a whole, will be realised through understanding the decision-making function relationships between companies and policy makers. The approach will employ questionnaires to policy makers, which have designed past incentives towards internationalization; and firms, which have used these same incentives. The insights gained will be used to generate models to explain the behaviour of both managers and policy makers in their actions and to arrive at set of principles of action for PEC. The work plan will be executed at the University of Leeds at a time when there is an EU policy (Lisbon Treaty) highlights the need of coordination of policies, the coherence in external relations, and the consistency with the potential complementarities between trade and FDI within EU members and considering third countries.'";195454,8;195454,8;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS;UK;;; 196214;662932;BioStomy;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.2.";NMP-25-2014-1;H2020;Development of manufacturing process for a novel multi-layer film comprising of a water-soluble polymer and a bio-compostable polymer to enable flushable ostomy pouches;1/05/2015;31/10/2015;;"Ostomy drainage pouches are medical devices made of heavy-duty plastic used to collect waste from a surgically diverted colon, ileum or urinary system. Unfortunately, their disposal can cause users psychological, social, and work-related problems, negatively affecting their quality of life. Soiled ostomy devices become domestic waste and the heavy-duty plastic is non-bio-compostable and so ends up at landfill sites with over 850 million ostomy pouches disposed in landfills annually across the EU representing more than 100,000 tonnes of liquid and plastic waste.

BioStomy seeks to address challenges faced by ostomy pouch users, by providing an industry first, fully flushable ostomy pouch, enabled through the combined use of advanced water soluble and biodegradable material and a novel advanced manufacturing process involving a single co-extrusion of these materials and an adhesive layer.

We anticipate that over a period of five years, we will be able to replace 5.49 million pouches making a profit of 23.79 million and saving over 600 tonnes of plastic waste from landfills. Eucomed estimates that about 0.14% of the total population (700,000 citizens) in the EU has an ostomy and so BioStomy addresses Europes challenges of an increasingly ageing society and reducing waste by providing an innovative, ostomy pouching system that is environmentally friendly and convenient for users.

In the Phase 1, we intend to investigate the dynamics of the co-extrusion process, study the market and investigate potential alternative applications for our product.

The aim of Phase 2 will be to reduce the thickness of our novel multi-layer material so as to reduce cost and increase usability and manufacturability. Secondly, to prototype and validate a high volume advanced manufacturing process using a single multi-layer differentiated co-extrusion to produce the prescribed film.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ACEDAG SCIENTIFIC LIMITED;UK;;; 196260;663509;BIOCURE;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.4.";BIOTEC-5a-2014-1;H2020;Novel Biomaterial for Improved and Cost-efficient Wound Healing;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"Wound treatment is a major healthcare cost for all developed countries. The global market for advanced wound care products was projected to be $ 3 billion in 2012, with an annual growth above 10% and representing one of the leading medical product sectors . However, this represents only some 15-20% of the overall cost of wound treatment, where hospitalisation and nurse time represent the remaining costs.
BIOVOTEC aims to pursue a major market opportunity by developing a novel biomaterial based cost-effective wound dressings that can be used for initial treatment of all wounds at risk of delayed or non-healing, reducing the incidence of chronic wounds. BIOCURE range products will be safer, potentially more effective, much more easily scalable and significantly lower in cost when compared with the available advanced wound healing products.
BIOCURE is an opportunity for BIOVOTEC to enter the world-wide advanced wound care market and maintain the European competitive position in the growing biotech and wound management sector. The accomplishment of the project objectives will thus represent a significant business opportunity for BIOVOTEC. Furthermore, BIOCURE will positively impact clinicians and patients through early stage treatment or resolution of chronic wounds.
In the feasibility study, we plan to develop and test business models for two key European markets (Scandinavia and UK). The results from this study will allow us to develop viable business models, supply chains and product requirements, thereby minimizing the financial risks of following investments in development of an approved/qualified products and clinical validation in a phase 2 SMEINST project. The phase 2 project will develop industrial process, validate and demonstrate the benefits of BIOCURE product range before large-scale commercialization.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;BIOVOTEC AS;NO;;; 196122;661561;IMAGINACTIVISM;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-GF;H2020;"Cultural production, social movements and virtuous spirals; Using cultural production to influence social transformation. An ethnographic case study of a transmedia and translocal experiment.";1/12/2015;30/11/2018;;"In this action I will track the people and processes involved in adapting the novel The Fifth Sacred Thing as a transmedia phenomenon, whose stated goal is: to help nurture and support the movements that are already growing to put our world on a path of peace, justice and ecological harmony. I will focus on the producers intentions to be faithful to the books artistic vision but also to the values of earth-care and social justice the book represents. I will explore the ways that they work to set new standards for environmental accountability in the film industry bring resources into the inner city by networking with community organizations put up a website with extensive resources and develop many ways that the people who are inspired by the vision can learn the skills they need to create it and connect with others who share it. Together, the books artistic vision and the producers plans provide a rich case study in inventive approaches to creating, inclusive, innovative and secure societies. I will use this empirical case study to develop and test the concept of imaginactivism as a way of thinking through the influences fictional or artistic cultural productions exert on social and political activism, and vice versa. I will pursue research skills training in new media research and production, as well as videoethnography, so that my research methods, dissemination, and public engagement mirror and extend the phenomenon I am investigating. This will enable me to meet the objectives of: producing articles and a monograph about the transmedia phenomenon of The Fifth Sacred Thing; articulating the methods to ground conceptual work on imaginactivism through an empirical case study; disseminating the methods to academic audiences pursuing research on cultural production and social activism; disseminating a road map for linking cultural production and social and political action to cultural producers, activists and potential activist publics.";251857,8;251857,8;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-GF;CARDIFF UNIVERSITY;UK;;; 196093;661398;ARC-HPV;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;Automated Raman spectral Cytology for detection of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cervical pre-cancer;18/01/2016;17/01/2018;;The Experienced Researcher (ER), Dr Shiyamala Duraipandian, who is at the centre of this application, will, through this MSCA Fellowship, enhance her research and innovation potential through advanced training, international and inter-sectoral mobility. The ER will develop methods for detecting high risk HPV infection and dysplasia using Raman spectroscopy in cervical cells collected during routine Pap smear screening. Her skills in instrument and software development and patient testing will complement the expertise of the host laboratory. During the project measurable knowledge transfer towards the ER will be facilitated through DITs Postdoctoral Training Programme, RESC induction and specialist skills transfer, strengthened academic and industry network contacts, via existing networks and industry events, and preparation of a dedicated career development plan.;175866;175866;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;INSTITIUID TEICNEOLAIOCHTA BHAILE ATHA CLIATH;IE;;; 196204;662802;BIO-OXIDATED S2;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;BIO-OXIDATED S2: THE SOLUTION TO USE ORGANIC SLUDGE, NON-HAZARDOUSINDUSTRIAL WASTE AND URBAN GREEN WASTE TO MAKE BRICKS.;1/03/2015;31/08/2015;;"The project aims to employ organic, urban and industrial sludge, along with non-hazardous waste from industrial processes and along with urban green waste, in the production of bricks with enhanced heat insulating capacity. This is made possible by an innovative compound called Bio-Oxidated S2, patented by the consortium.
The purpose of the project is to create a pilot plant for producing Bio-Oxidated S2 and also to develop a new business model that will set up a production chain consisting of waste disposal companies and brick manufacturers in order to duplicate this chain in major brick producing areas in Europe.
An industrial-sized plant for producing Bio-Oxidated S2 will be able to dispose of 50,000 tons of organic sludge, 30,000 tons of urban green waste and 20,000 tons of non-hazardous waste material from industrial processes per year. It will produce 50,000 tons of Bio-Oxidated S2 and provide 15 new jobs. Used as an additive to clay, this amount of Bio-Oxidated S2 can be employed to produce 300,000 tons of brick per year, and these bricks will have a thermal conductivity index that is 15% lower than the finest bricks currently available (which will lead to better heat insulation in new buildings), while saving 50,000 tons of raw materials (30,000 tons of clay and 20,000 tons of sand) and 1,500,000 m3 of natural gas used for baking the bricks.
The project helps mitigate or solve important industrial and social problems, because it: 1) increases the percentage of organic sludge that is recycled; 2) reduces the amount of raw materials used to produce the bricks; 3) lowers the consumption of natural gas in the brick production process; 4) helps increase environmental compatibility in the building construction sector.
The project develops an industrial symbiosis whereby different actors derive mutual benefit from sharing utilities and waste materials and it will be possible to turn waste from one industry into useful feedstock for another one.";71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;TIRSI SrL;IT;"ECOFOR SRL;ARGITEK SRL";IT; 196115;661526;IMAGUS;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;Styles of Objectivity: Agency, Alignment, and Automation in Image-Guided Surgery;1/09/2015;31/08/2017;;Advanced imaging technologies are currently transforming operating rooms into sophisticated augmented reality studios that explore recent developments in computer visualization, navigation applications, and robotic systems. The new imaging methods promise to increase precision and improve health outcomes. However, as medical diagnosis and therapy grow more dependent on images, the status and roles of these images become increasingly controversial. Image-guided applications reshape clinical practices, impact medical decisions, and transform the relationship between physician and patient. The objective of the project is to develop a new framework that accounts for the active role of images in surgical contexts, providing a systematic basis for handling the impact of these images and assessing their controversial aspects. The project pursues its goal through a collaborative and interdisciplinary effort that involves medical practitioners. It articulates the visual knowledge of medical practitioners by undertaking in-depth operational analyses of three image-guided technologies in current use: the 3D Slicer software application, the da Vinci surgical system, and the CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery system. The analyses introduce the notion of styles of objectivity, which accounts for the key features of these applications, including agency, alignment, and automation, while acknowledging that images have a certain agency and that there is an inner connection between aesthetic and epistemic factors. A second objective of the project is to contribute to conceptual and methodological innovation through a two-way transfer of visual literacies across medicine and humanities/social science domains, by operationalising the visual knowledge of surgical practitioners so that it can be fed into visual/media/science studies, and vice versa. This includes developing concepts for new ways of teaching the visual knowledge of medicine.;171460,8;171460,8;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAT ZU BERLIN;DE;;; 196156;661864;EKOMAP;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.";SC5-20-2014-1;H2020;Eco friendly marine antifouling paint;1/02/2015;30/06/2015;;The objective of the proposed project as a whole (phase 1-3) is to plan, develop, secure and bring to market an innovative non-toxic and eco-friendly self-polishing boat hull paint. In the proposed project Ekomarine Paint AB will introduce the patented non-toxic anti-fouling marine hull paint to the European and the global commercial shipping market and to the global leisure boat industry. The reason why Ekomarine Paint can do this, and no one else, is that the innovation is based on a patented technology and over 11 years of research (before year 2007 research had been performed in Ekomarine AB since 2003). Exactly what we wish to achieve through the project is to develop an optimized application for commercial vessels (which is a new market for the company) and a much improved application for leisure boats (partly existing customers). This will be achieved through a well-planned project plan where Ekomarine Paint will demonstrate in full scale and in real environment, in conjunction with potential customers, the functionality, economic and environmental benefits as well as working environment improvements in various geographical and meteorological settings. In terms of technology readiness level (TRL) we will move from TRL 6 towards TRL 9 during the project life-cycle.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;EKOMARINE PAINT AB;SE;;; 196131;661622;InCisive;SIGNED;H2020-EU.1.3.2.;MSCA-IF-2014-EF;H2020;creTRAP for in situ Characterization of Fibrosis-Promoting Pathways in Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease;1/03/2016;28/02/2018;;The aim of the proposed project is to develop and employ novel tools to identify and target fibrosis-promoting, molecular pathways in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the hepatic manifestation of the metabolic syndrome. Affecting 20-30% of the Western population, NAFLD is now the most common liver disease. Yet, the lack of tools for studying the initiation and progression of NAFLD at the cellular level limits our ability to develop novel strategies for rational, therapeutic intervention. This proposal details a cross-disciplinary research project aimed at addressing this challenge while facilitating the transfer of knowledge and new technologies to the Danish biomedical research community. Over the course of the proposed project, the aim will be pursued through fulfilment of these specific objectives: (A) Development of novel biochemical tools for in situ gene expression profiling and gene knock-down in select cell types. (B) Implementation of these tools to discover intra- and intercellular mechanisms linking metabolic stress to chronic liver disease in mouse models of diet-induced fibrosis. (C) Cross-disciplinary, experimental validation of hypotheses generated from bioinformatic integration of gene expression profiles from individual cell populations and experimental treatment of NAFLD in animal models. (D) Communication of discoveries and their relevance through external seminars and through scientific, popular, and social media platforms. Through research and training activities at the University of Southern Denmark, development of collaborations with researchers at partnering institutions, and dissemination of results to the broader European community, the proposed project serves as foundation for my independent career in European biomedical research. Concurrently, the proposed project has the potential to greatly improve our understanding of chronic liver disease and devise novel treatment strategies.;212194,8;212194,8;H2020-MSCA-IF-2014;MSCA-IF-EF-ST;SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET;DK;;; 196268;663613;IcoCell;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.2.1.4.";BIOTEC-5a-2014-1;H2020;IcoCell? Chassis for Enhanced Mammalian Cell Line Development and Engineering;1/04/2015;30/09/2015;;The opportunity to focus on the production of biopharmaceuticals is often taken from SMEs since huge amount of resources is required for the development of high-producer cell lines. We envision that our parental cell factories will increase the efficiency of cell line engineering and will effectively reduce the time-to-market for mammalian cell-based products. It allows SMEs to leverage their traditional strengths of adaptability and creativity, and to develop novel products for biotechnology industries.;71429;50000;H2020-SMEINST-1-2014;SME-1;ICOSAGEN CELL FACTORY OU;EE;;; 196247;663327;Ripesense;SIGNED;"H2020-EU.2.3.1.;H2020-EU.3.2.";SFS-08-2014-1;H2020;An innovative fruit ripeness checker, to offer non-destructive testing in order to ensure resource efficient fruit processing - Ripesense;1/04/2015;30/09/2015;;"Fresh fruits for the consumer market can only be sold as such if they are shown to be a certain standard of ripeness, as judged by the sugar content and firmness. There is great commercial pressure on producers to provide produce which is of the appropriate standard. Apples which do not meet this standard can be sold to the wholesale market or juiced with losses to market value of 50% and 95% respectively, but apples & citrus fruits which are destructively tested are sold as animal feed, composted or sent to landfill.
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