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KOOPERATIONSGESUCHE „Forschung für KMU“
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Information and Communication Technologies
PS FP7-SME-2013: Witty+: ICT Platform for Wine Traceability, Excellence & PS-SME-ES-2077                      5
Sustainability Management
PS FP7-SME-2013: Mobile-based service to offer retailers’ customer enhanced PS-SME-ES-2047                    5
functionalities associated to the purchase process
PS: FP7-SME-2013: AGRO-SAFE                                                    PS-SME-ES-2024                 6
PS: FP7-SME-2013: Automated Cloud Lifecycle Management System                  PS-SME-ES-2021                 7
PS FP7-SME-2013: HighRescue An innovative rescue system allowing fast and PS-SME-PL-1964                      7
effective localization of people lost in the mountains
PS FP7-SME-2013: E-PORT - AUTHENTICATING POWER OUTLET FOR PUBLIC PS-SME-DE-1970                               8
USE AND RECHARGE OF MOBILE DEVICES
PS FP7-SME-2013: WISET - LOW POWER AUTONOMOUS VOIP WIRELESS                    PS-SME-ES-1922                 9
HEADSET
PS FP7-SME-2013: EcoMetrics                                                    PS-SME-UK-1940                 10
PS FP7-SME-2013: IKE-Intelligent Risk Management Framework                     PS-SME-HU-1925                 10
PS FP7-SME-2013: EPISOS - System for the detection of tonic-clonic epileptic PS-SME-ES-1564                   11
seizures
PS FP7-SME-2013: SISAR                                                         PS-SME-ES-1902                 12
PS FP7-SME-2013: TAKE-ME - An innovative navigation technology based a PS-SME-ES-1899                         12
novel haptic interface to communicate more effectively and precise the way
to destination enabling blind and visually impaired people self-autonomy for a
safe mobility
PS FP7-SME-2013: Secure Personalised Content For Interactive Art Libraries - PS-SME-UK-1874                   13
SPECIAL
PS FP7-SME-2013: Advanced Image and Video Analysis Toolkit                     PS-SME-IT-1868                 14
PS FP7-SME-2013: BINS-indoor navigation system for people with vision loss PS-SME-HU-1860                     15
PS FP7-SME-2013 Pub-Bubbles                                                    PS-SME-IT-1841                 16
Food
PS FP7-SME-2013: REDUCTION OF SULPHITES IN WINE MAKING                         PS-SME-ES-2086                 17
PS FP7-SME-2013: Development of clarifying technologies to be applied on       PS-SME-ES-2012                 17
restaurants and ready-to-cook food companies for obtaining juices and
sauces.
PS FP7-SME-2013: Development of novel cooking tools for improving the          PS-SME-ES-1994                 18
effectiveness and functionality of microwave heating processes: active
packages and coatings.



          EIC Trier - IHK/HWK-Europa- und Innovationscentre GmbH – Herzogenbuscher Str. 14 / D-54292 Trier
                                 Tel: 0651 - 9 75 67 0 / E-Mail: weinand@eic-trier.de


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PS FP7-SME-2013: Quality and safety of nutraceutical products               PS-SME-ES-1982                  19
PS FP7-SME-2013: Development of a test of proteolytic activities in milk    PS-SME-ES-1919                  19
PS FP7-SME-2013: CLEANWINE: Novel, fast and low cost sterilization method PS-SME-ES-1685                    20
based on supercritical carbon dioxide and ultrasound to sterilize wine and
must
Medical/Biomedical Equipment
PS FP7-SME-2013: MRSA-HUNTER -- Development of a point-of-care              PS-SME-HU-2092                  21
diagnostic system with automated sample preparation for the rapid
identification of MRSA infections
PS FP7-SME-2013: BreastPPM: Breast dedicated Platform enabling PET and      PS-SME-ES-2050                  22
MR technology
PS FP7-SME-2013: BRAILLEGLOVE - To develop a low-cost, lightweight and PS-SME-MT-2062                       22
dexterous glove for Braille reading of E-Books through electronic haptic
tactile stimulation
PS FP7-SME-2013: Cataract Surgery Simulator - IRIS                          PS-SME-IE-1896                  23
PS FP7-SME-2013: GENERA BIOTECH Client: Developing a rapid point-of-care PS-SME-ES-1783                     24
sensor platform for the diagnosis of specific diseases
PS FP7-SME-2013: Modular Mobile Units for Medical Application (Hospital-in- PS-SME-UK-1673                  24
the-Box)
Measurements/Testing
PS FP7 – SME – 2013: Corduti: Corrosion Detection under Thermal Insulation PS-SME-UK-2095                   26
PS FP7-SME-2013: ISPACT: Development of an advanced integrated system PS-SME-PL-1771                        26
for the purposes of anti-corrosion coating tests
Aquaculture / Fisheries / Marine Technologies
PS FP7-SME-2013: Shellfish and Environment Management Software - SEMS PS-SME-IE-2080                        28
PS FP7- SME – 2013: TBD                                                     PS-SME-HR-1786                  28
Nanotechnologies
PS FP7-SME-2013: CAMPYLOPACK “Development of an active packaging to         PS-SME-BE-1892                  29
remove Campylobacter from packed poultry meat”.
PS FP7-SME-2013: BioBeauty "Cosmetics biopackage container based on         PS-SME-BE-1863                  29
nanocomposites"
PS FP7-SME-2013: CNPRINT: Inkjet printing of fabrics with colored           PS-SME-PT-2009                  30
nanoparticles (CNPs)
PS FP7-SME-2013: Enhancing material/structural characteristics of fibrous   PS-SME-UK-1883                  31
composite materials using nanoparticles
PS FP7-SME-2013: EFFM-MultiNano “Environmentally Friendly Functional        PS-SME-LV-1789                  31
Materials and Nanotechnologies for the Energy, Automotive, Aviation and
Defense Sector”
Materials Processing
PS FP7-SME-2013: RAPCAP Development of a novel Vacuum Controlled            PS-SME-HU-2110                  33
Casting process
PS FP7-SME-2013: Nanostructured conductors for environmentally efficient    PS-SME-ES-1946                  33
electrical power and signal transmission
PS FP7-SME-2013: Development of novel clear coating for the protection of PS-SME-DE-1943                    34
external wood surfaces
PS FP7-SME-2013: Novel Air Cleaning System                                  PS-SME-GR-1742                  34
PS FP7-SME-2013: MicroPowder, new material for heating elements             PS-SME-IT-1928                  35
PS FP7-SME-2013: REAFFIRM - REsorbAble Fillers and FIbeRs for               PS-SME-IT-1706                  36
biocoMposite
PS FP7-SME-2013: Improving efficiency on current wood biomass drying        PS-SME-ES-1658                  36
systems by means of drying and management accurate management.
PS FP7-SME-2013: Intelligent crusher optimization                           PS-SME-ES-1627                  37
Environment / Waste
PS FP7-SME-2013: PERFORMANCE AND VALIDATION OF HIGH-RATE                    PS-SME-ES-2083                  38
CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS - HIGHWET
PS FP7-SME-2013OPTIMALG - Development of a Complex Extraction-mixing PS-SME-HU-2042                         38
Method of Wet Algae Biomass for Generating High Value Products and
Sustainable Fuel
PS FP7-SME-2013: O2ELIM - Development of an efficient oxygen elimination PS-SME-HU-1575                     39
technology combined with existing upgrading processes for reducing oxygen
content in gases for pipeline grade quality
PS FP7-SME-2013: LIVEWATER - An Autonomous First-Warning Enzymatic          PS-SME-ES-1556                  40
Inhibition Device for Detecting Toxicity in Rivers
Aeronautics / Aerospace




         EIC Trier - IHK/HWK-Europa- und Innovationscentre GmbH – Herzogenbuscher Str. 14 / D-54292 Trier
                                Tel: 0651 - 9 75 67 0 / E-Mail: weinand@eic-trier.de


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PS FP7-SME-2013: Q750 - Development of unmanned quadcopter for civil           PS-SME-ES-2068                41
and commercial use with a 750 kg load capacity operating in uncontrolled
airspace
PS FP7-SME-2013: AIRFLOW - AIRborne Flexible Lab-On-Wings                      PS-SME-MT-1974                41
PS FP7-SME-2013: SeaDrones - Autonomous Deployment of Fleets of Fixed- PS-SME-LU-1823                        42
Wing Electrical UAVs for Sea Surveillance Missions
Transport
PS FP7-SME-2013: eVDyn, Electrified Vehicle Dynamics                           PS-SME-HR-2056                43
PS FP7-SME-2013: CityNet: Urban air pollution and weather conditions           PS-SME-PL-1777                43
monitoring network powered with renewable energy
Chemical/Petrochemical
PS FP7-SME-2013: WaSoMo: Development of Solvent Casting for the                PS-SME-IT-2098                45
production of highly water-soluble polymeric films for monodoses pouches to
be used in the detergency sector
PS FP7-SME-2013: Eco-extract: eco-extraction of active principles from         PS-SME-FR-1624                46
plants for fast moving goods, cosmetic and pharma applications.
Health Care
PS FP7-SME-2013: RESPOC: A cost effective, point of care (POC) instrument PS-SME-ES-2036                     47
to detect Bordetella pertussis (whooping cough) and Streptococcus
pneumoniae.
PS FP7-SME-2013: IPMD_bring innovative system and services to the              PS-SME-ES-1931                47
workplace: Research and development of economic and smart system to
measure, collect, and analyze the risk factors automatically _ Identifying and
Preventing Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorder (WMSD)
PS FP7-SME-2013: Comprehensive approaches for novel treatments of              PS-SME-ES-1886                47
respiratory diseases
PS FP7-SME-2013: INNOCEM - Innovative Bone Cements for Orthopedic and PS-SME-IT-1851                         48
Spinal Surgery
PS FP7-SME-2013: Ocular biomaterials and implants with tailored                PS-SME-IT-1844                48
antibacterial properties – ORBIT
Biotechnologies/Genomics
PS FP7-SME-2013: BIORESIS, biomedical devices for recording and                PS-SME-ES-2018                50
stimulating populations of neurons
PS FP7-SME-2013: SCREENTOOL                                                    PS-SME-FR-1634                50
Agriculture/Forestry
PS FP7-SME-2013: ANICARE - Cloud computing system on animal health case PS-SME-IT-1985                       51
history
PS FP7-SME-2013: CAMPYLO - Campylobacter prevention sustainable                PS-SME-ES-1991                51
strategies using natural products
PS FP7-SME-2013: SODSAT - Precision management of turfgrass sod                PS-SME-MT-1967                51
production by means of artificial intelligence and satellite imaging
PS FP7-SME-2013: CD-ENOLAB: PROVIDING SMALL AND MEDIUM WINERIES PS-SME-ES-1916                               52
WITH A LAB-ON-A-CD BASED MULTIPARAMETRIC DETECTION TOOL TO
IMPROVE THE QUALITY CONTROL OF THEIR WINES
PS FP7-SME-2013: TickTrap - Development of a novel tick entrapping method PS-SME-TR-1765                     53
for the region-specific tick management strategies
Electronics/Electrical Industry
PS FP7-SME-2013: CoolControl - Intelligent system for yield improvement        PS-SME-ES-1988                54
and monitoring in spiral industrial coolers
PS FP7-SME-2013: Real-time State Estimation For Power Distribution             PS-SME-UK-1871                54
Systems
PS FP7-SME-2013: eMove: Semi Automatic classification of removal box           PS-SME-ES-1835                55
contents based on speech and vision recognition.
PS FP7-SME-2013: SafePath: Low-cost Wireless Emergency Evacuation              PS-SME-PL-1768                56
System for Public Utility Buildings
Machinery/Instruments/Sensors
PS FP7-SME-2013: Advanced Monitoring, Control for Optimization on mine         PS-SME-PL-1889                57
Crushing Plants
PS FP7-SME-2013: LASGRAVE – Innovative solution to engrave identification PS-SME-HU-1937                     58
codes into metal parts using the cutting laser beam.
PS FP7-SME-2013: EFF-EYE - Preventing stress-related injuries and              PS-SME-TR-1761                58
increasing the efficiency of microscopists
PS FP7-SME-2013: polKIT - Development of a universal, high-end dehazing PS-SME-TR-1759                       59
kit for digital cameras




          EIC Trier - IHK/HWK-Europa- und Innovationscentre GmbH – Herzogenbuscher Str. 14 / D-54292 Trier
                                 Tel: 0651 - 9 75 67 0 / E-Mail: weinand@eic-trier.de


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PS FP7-SME-2013: Development of simultaneous three axis turning                         PS-SME-DE-1802       59
Construction/Building
PS FP7-SME-2013: Interactive Serious Game Training Tool to Improve                      PS-SME-CY-1934       62
Occupational Health & Safety Level of Mediterranean Construction Workers
PS FP7-SME-2013: Construction supply chain automation using building                    PS-SME-UK-1911       62
information modelling
PS FP7-SME-2013: New INsulating FOam GLAss tiles (INFOGLA)                              PS-SME-IT-1865       63
PS FP7-SME-2013: TerraVista - Development of a real-time underground                    PS-SME-MT-1811       64
utility mapping system
PS FP7-SME-2013: ECOSTARLIKE "Development of a bicomponent water-                       PS-SME-IT-1642       65
based epoxy grout with enhanced eco-compatibility and environmental and
toxicological safety"
Transport
PS FP7-SME-2013: CityNet: Urban air pollution and weather conditions                    PS-SME-PL-1777       66
monitoring network powered with renewable energy
Energy
PS FP7-SME-2013: SEC - Classic Eolic Silo - Innovative Wind Eolic Collector             PS-SME-IT-1682       67
with only 5 mt/sec. intensity of wind speed need
PS FP7-SME-2013: SEAWARD ( Simulation-based Engineering of Advanced                     PS-SME-BE-1652       69
Wind turbines in view of Assessable and Robust Design)
PS FP7-SME-2013: PolCloud - Full-sky cloud detection by means of imaging                PS-SME-HU-1553       70
polarimetry and polarization measurement of the cloud-base height




          EIC Trier - IHK/HWK-Europa- und Innovationscentre GmbH – Herzogenbuscher Str. 14 / D-54292 Trier
                                 Tel: 0651 - 9 75 67 0 / E-Mail: weinand@eic-trier.de


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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES


    PS FP7-SME-2013: Witty+: ICT Platform for Wine Traceability, Excellence & Sustainability
    Management
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-2077


  Witty+ platform wants to become an ICT referent for European citizens that wish to know in a
reliable and inmediate way who are the providers of items they are going to consume and how those
items have been produced and distributed till the very moment of consumption.

 Witty project will define strong & efficient ICT platforms that will help consumers (preferably on-
the-move) to make informed choices about items they want to consume, needing no more
tecnological apparell than his/her smartphones.

Proposal Outline:
Following ESA software development standars, Witty+ project will include 10 workpackages, from UR Phase to
TR Phase and it will finally reach an operating prototype.
 Witty+ operating platform will follow Cloud-computing/SaaS standards

Partner sought and role in the project:
- SME Associations related to wine production, especially those involved in Protected Denomination of
  Origin/Denomination Appelle schemes.
  In: Spain, France, Turkey & Italy
- SME Associations related to food transport & distribution.
  In: Germany, BENELUX countries, Denmark



    PS FP7-SME-2013: Mobile-based service to offer retailers’ customer enhanced functionalities
    associated to the purchase process
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-2047


 According to research by Juniper Research, the future of mobile apps for Retail in 2012 is
exceedingly positive. This research shows that retailers will spend more than 15 billion dollars on
mobile marketing in 2012 (a 50% more than in 2011).
 Some of the reasons for this huge growth and positive impact on retailers are:
 (1) a personal relationship with the customer,
 (2) a social relationship,
 (3) a delight for the tactile technology (information is a touch far),
 (4) applications integrated in a single device and
 (5) simplex or sophisticated as the customer’s wish.
The only reactions against this new trend are those who love doing things in the old-fashioned way,
and those who think that mobile apps are for the youngest ones.
 Biggest retailers such as Tesco and Mark & Spencers have understood the importance of a cross
channel strategy.
 However, according to Forbes, retailers are bad at mobile yet. The reason is in not enough
engaging applications, a negative user experience and not meeting the customer expectations.
Some “vital” functions are still missing: not allowing sharing it socially, geo-localization, customer
care on the way and poor use of rich media (a bad experience with brand’s mobile application
results in a negative perception about the brand).

Proposal Outline:
This project will provide a reliable system to offer retailers’ customer an added value mobile-based service to
access the customer’s information and relevant brand’s information.
 The main objectives are
 (1) to create of a prototype of middleware and server, and
 (2) to define the best in class mobile application development guidelines.

    The particular objectives of the project are:
    (1) test and clarify the service and business model with both retailers and final customers, and
    (2) test the mobile application usability and user experience.



             EIC Trier - IHK/HWK-Europa- und Innovationscentre GmbH – Herzogenbuscher Str. 14 / D-54292 Trier
                                    Tel: 0651 - 9 75 67 0 / E-Mail: weinand@eic-trier.de


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    The business model is based on three different patterns:
    (1) as Platform as a Service,
    (2) a “Bait and Hook” for both B2C and B2B2C for service promotion, and
    (3) reputation services through Social Media.

This project will allow retailers to
 (1) increase sales, through reliable information in their mobile devices,
 (2) increase the customer satisfaction and brand equity, and
 (3) add a new value and differentiation to the competitors.

With this project, the customer can access their information at any place, at any moment, with security and
confidentiality. Social recommendations will allow a rapid dissemination –over passing the weakness of user
experience and engagement.

Partner sought and role in the project:
- SMEs offering services to retailers’ customer, such as software providers for this kind of clients whether in the
  general field or in the specific ones defined before.
- RTD with experience in the development of this kind of solutions.



    PS FP7-SME-2013: AGRO-SAFE
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-2024


  Food contamination alerts have put European consumer health at risk while causing economic
losses to the primary sector. In addition, compensations to producers and the agrarian sector as a
whole has placed considerable budgetary burdens onto European agrarian authorities. The scope of
the present proposal focuses in the market delivery of efficient vigilance systems in the food
production chain. This entails dynamic quality control of safety standards exerted onto producers by
regulating bodies. The food industry demands intelligent data management in view of early
detection of potential risks to human health.

Proposal Outline:
Develop an expert information system with the capability to provide the agro-food industry chain with optimized
management tools for potential risk detection. According to key data analysis and the exchange of information
among different stakeholders involved in the food safety control process (control agencies, public authorities,
agrarian cooperatives as producers and second transformation industries/SMEs), this tool ought to make a
significant contribution to minimize health and socio-economic effects of food alerts. According to previously
defined food safety parameters, the expert system shall process data from analytical microbiological and
chemical control tests practiced by specialized food quality labs.

In order to detect precise risks of food contamination and manage them duly, it proposes specific measures to
be activated by each actor in the food production chain Research will have two approaches:
 1. Add intelligence to the expert system by introducing self-learning features: This refers to the capability of
     the system to acquire new knowledge based on objective experience (obtained from tests analysis and past
     event patterns) so as to infer logical conclusions based on case patterns. Predictive conclusions ought to
     anticipate adverse events and facilitate efficient management of food contamination risks.
 2. Determine microbiological and chemical risks for each categorized food-product in order to develop
     biosensors that monitor defined parameters in the detection of food risks.

Pilot scenarios will be carried out in representative agro-food products/sectors with both market and health risk
significance in order to develop and verify standard vigilance tools, alert protocols, and self-learning features.

In consequence, the development of new knowledge based on past tests and data, makes this ICT tool fully
relevant to other food-product and market application domains.

Partner sought and role in the project:
- SME: Primary Food producer (SME) or agrarian cooperative in the food production industry (livestock and
animal food storage, distribution); Agro-industry SME (2nd transformation preferably on animal food products
eg meat, milk,)
- SME AG: Agro-industrial SME associations (animal foods and/or livestock)
- RTD Performers: RTD specialised in artificial intelligence research techniques RTD specializing in bioresearch
  and biosensors.



            EIC Trier - IHK/HWK-Europa- und Innovationscentre GmbH – Herzogenbuscher Str. 14 / D-54292 Trier
                                   Tel: 0651 - 9 75 67 0 / E-Mail: weinand@eic-trier.de


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- Others: Microbiological laboratory Food control agency (validator)




    PS FP7-SME-2013: Automated Cloud Lifecycle Management System
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-2021


 The project goal is create and improve automatisms in all the parts of the Cloud Computing
Lifecycle (Contracting, Service Delivery, Monitoring and continuous improving, service management
and risk management), to create a real Cloud Computing Experience for the customers.

Proposal Outline:
The platform developed will provice all the service orchestration for the Cloud Computing lifecycle:
• Contracting: Administrative System in electronic commerce (e-commerce).
• Service Delivery: Automatic provisioning system for requirements, network and storage.
• Monitoring and continuous improvement: Integration with all monitoring and alerting systems to manage the
service and capacity (SLA control).
• Service Management: Customer’s frontend management integrated with the servicedesk systems.
• Risk management: Creation of an European network between partners of server replication for backup and
disaster recovery services leveraging the bandwidth and the computational resources available among the
partners. All the process will have to be adapted to the IPv6 standards.

Partner sought and role in the project:
- SME: 2 SMEs (not spanish) interested in the topics tackled in the project proposal. SME requirements:
A. Managing their own infrastructure within the data center
B. Used to manage systems and networks
C. Autonomous system (registered in the RIPE database).
D. Experienced in R&D
- RTD Performers: At least an additional RTD performer is needed (not Spanish).



    PS FP7-SME-2013: HighRescue An innovative rescue system allowing fast and effective
    localization of people lost in the mountains
    PS ID: PS-SME-PL-1964


 The aim of the project is to create a rescue system based on radio frequency identification for
people practicing feats of mountaineering (climbing, skiing/snowboarding, skiing beyond trails,
etc.). The HighRescue system will be used in particular to find location of people who met with an
accident in the mountains (such as rolling from the slope, rolling into the abyss, being buried in
avalanche, loss of consciousness, etc.).

  Europe has many mountain ranges, occurring in almost all parts of the continent. In the mountains
area a huge number of accidents happen. The most common causes of injuries in the mountains are:
poor navigation, bad planning, inadequate equipment and avalanche. It is crucial to understand the
consequences and accident rate and how critical it is to control it. The issue which undoubtedly
needs intervention is general problem with precise localization of lost people. The proposed
HighRescue system will fill the gap on an European market. The system helps to localize lost and
involved in the accidents people.

Proposal Outline:
Currently in mountain rescue there are only a few solution based on advanced technology. Additionally none of
commercialized solutions is disseminated on a large scale. The best known devices are: Ortovox S1+, Pieps DSP
Smart Transmitter and RECCO System. Other signal beacons have smaller range or use only one battery, and
thus their functionality is smaller. They also vary with weight and type of tone that is emitted while approaching
to the target. Prices vary from $230 to $500 per one device.
However there are many solutions tackling with the problem connected with the search of people lost in the
mountains, none of currently used had found a broad implementation and acceptance. Our solution due to its
high functionality can change this situation.




            EIC Trier - IHK/HWK-Europa- und Innovationscentre GmbH – Herzogenbuscher Str. 14 / D-54292 Trier
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The subject of the project will be based on RFID technology. The solution uses sports clothing (especially
jackets, ski suits), into which various elements of the system will be integrated. A major element of the system
is a radio emitter, which by emitting radio signal allows quick and precise localization of a person who had an
accident in the mountains even under the snow. The radio transmitter will be recharged by piezoelectric
materials, which influenced by mechanical stress (pull, stretch fibers) generate electricity. These materials will
be sewed into sportswear, as a separate layer of material, providing at the same time both the reinforcement
and clothing suitable features: protection against mechanical damage, monitoring of biological functions in the
body, heating, etc. The project includes also a development of an equipment and software dedicated to
emergency services, that by using it, will be able to precisely locate the victim in the difficult terrain. In the area
where the accident happened emergency services will dig the receivers (approximately 50 meters apart) and by
using a triangulation method system will locate emitter signal coming from the tourist.

Partner sought and role in the project:
- SME: winter/trekking clothing producer/distributor; manufacturer and supplier of piezoelectric products;
electronics development - RTD Performers: At least an additional RTD performer is needed (not Spanish).
- RTD Performers: triangulation algorithm; piezoelectricity analysis
- Others: Mountain Search and Rescue




    PS FP7-SME-2013: E-PORT - AUTHENTICATING POWER OUTLET FOR PUBLIC USE AND RECHARGE
    OF MOBILE DEVICES
    PS ID: PS-SME-DE-1970


The mobile device market (including smartphones, tablets and notebook PCs) will grow from 2
billion units/year (2010) to 3.1 billion units/year by 2015, i.e. a staggering 8.5 million units
per day by 2015.
As the power, features and prevalence of mobile electronic devices continues to rise, so does need
for user access to a source of power, to provide power/recharging on the go. Scouting
and finding an available power source in a café, airport lounge, rail station terminal, or other public
space can be a challenge, as both the existing electrical infrastructure and viable
business models are behind the curve.

Proposal Outline:
The E-PORT project will develop two cost effective and readily deployable power source solutions consisting of
an authenticating wireless changing pad (AWCP) and an authenticating power outlet (APO), which will
incorporate a low-cost 2D image sensor to scan an encrypted 2D symbology (e.g. QR-code) issued to the user
(in paper/ticket form or on a mobile devicescreen).

By “passing” the code over/in front of the sensor, the user will be authenticated, and the supply of electricity will
be enabled for a defined period of time.

The printed/displayed access symbology could be issued on the receipt of a specific or associated purchase
issued at a sales desk, vending machine or via a special offer, etc. The EPORT service provider could impose a
variable time limits per use, and various cost models, which could also vary according to the time of day, etc.
The approach supports a wide range of business models with economic benefits for AWCP and APO access
providers.

The E-PORT devices will be designed to augment or replace standard power outlets, and for integration into
public furniture such as seating, desks or tables.
The low cost solution requires minimal initial investment for the provider, and zero investment cost for the user.
It may be rolled out progressively, without the need for complex infrastructure or systems.

Benefit for SME partners
The E-PORT project will develop and demonstrate the AWCP and APO technology. The participating SME
partners will obtain the rights to the intellectual property generated by the project, enabling them to gain
economic benefit from manufacture, sale, installation and end-use of the technology, and/or by licensing it to
third parties.

Partner sought and role in the project:
- SME: SME1 – smart power outlet manufacturer or electronics manufacturers
     SME2 – wireless sensor network manufacturer
     SME3 – EPOS software provider or imaging, image processing, and & barcode generation specialist



           EIC Trier - IHK/HWK-Europa- und Innovationscentre GmbH – Herzogenbuscher Str. 14 / D-54292 Trier
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      SME4 – coffee shop/hotel
-Others:Franchise association




    PS FP7-SME-2013: WISET - LOW POWER AUTONOMOUS VOIP WIRELESS HEADSET
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-1922


A huge change has been taking place in business communications infrastructure during the last
years, with traditional telephone systems being replaced by IP-based infrastructures, facilitating
data communications and file transfers via networked computers. IP (Internet Protocol) is now
adapted for voice communications and most corporate users are on IP networks. Voice over Internet
Protocol (VoIP) is increasingly becoming a standard component of bundled offers wherein
consumers receive free calls as part of their subscription. Market analyses predict considerable
growth for Internet Telephony services in Europe and worldwide. In both business and consumer
markets, widespread adoption of VoIP depends largely on the availability of wireless VoIP headsets.
Nowadays, the use of Bluetooth headsets for this kind of applications has become a de-facto
standard. Although these systems perfectly fulfill the requirements of applications like “Car kits”,
Bluetooth based headsets present two main limitations: range and power consumption.

Proposal Outline:
The WISET project will develop a ZigBee-based headset that allows wireless high quality voice communication
via a PC, using any of the standard VoIP software (e.g., Skype, Messenger), by means of a PC USB-ZigBee
gateway. In order to develop a robust and high quality wireless technology a hybrid spread spectrum technique,
O-DSSS (Optimum-Direct Sequence Spread-Spectrum), will be implemented at the application layer, taking
advantage of the two spread-spectrum methods: robust and low power consumption from DSSS, and avoiding
permanent interferences from FHSS (Frequency Hopping Spread-Spectrum). The raw data rate of ZigBee at 2.4
GHz, 250 kbps is very low compared with other wireless technologies, but sufficient to transmit voice using the
new narrow-band voice codecs. In addition, the consortium will also develop, as a secondary output, bridge
nodes that will allow extending coverage for particular scenarios (mainly industrial environments) in which this
will be necessary. WISET will deliver a Zigbee based headset that can be used as it is or in a extended coverage
mode by adding a bridge node. The project will also deliver the necessary driver un order to use the headset
with main commercial VOIP solutions.

Partner sought and role in the project:
- SME: - SME1: Software SME with expertise in providing VOIP services and/or products. Role in the
         consortium: The main role of SME1 in the project will be to assist in the development of the PC driver,
         and validate the developed technology among their different customers. They will also represent a key
         partner in the development of system specifications, due to their experience on VoIP technology.
       - SME2: Distributor of VOIP products and headsets. Role in the consortium: SME2 will be involved in the
         definition of User Requirements and System Specifications, in which they will be able to provide their
         experience in the real needs of the indoor telephony market, and also will have an active role in the
         hardware development, in validating the technology and in facilitating the take up of project results.
       - SME3: Manufacturer of headsets or Zigbee products. Role in the consortium: They will contribute to
         defining the technical requirements of the technology, according to the telecommunication market.
         They will be also involved in the development and validation of the pen-drive and wireless headset,
         contributing to the design and implementation and helping in different aspects, i.e. in how to integrate
         the antenna in an efficient way.


    PS FP7-SME-2013: EcoMetrics
    PS ID: PS-SME-UK-1940


The Project aims at developing a European collaborative portal to capture Sustainability data such as
resource usage, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and waste for each step in a supply chain, and
integrate this information with financial, regulatory and reporting systems to fully automate the
process and provide the user businesses with a 360 degree view of the sustainability of their supply
chain as well as own emissions.

The ultimate aim is to make European businesses more competitive – and greener – by providing
them the information they need to collaborate with their suppliers to optimise resource usage and
reduce wastage.


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A prototype system has already been launched and is being used by the broadcast production
industry capturing Level 1 and 2 GHG Protocol data but this project envisages a broader cross
industry adoption and capturing the full supply chain emission data that is necessary for Level 3. In
addition to capturing GHG data, the project aims at developing a comprehensive sustainability multi-
lingual platform and portal.
Proposal Outline:
With the recognition that climate change and the increasing costs of resources, waste and regulatory measures
will have a dramatic impact in the economy, both governments and businesses are preparing for adaptation to
the changes.

While some large global corporations are already managing their own emissions, there are increasing business
and possible regulatory pressures to extend sustainability management horizontally across all industries and
vertically throughout supply chains. As 70% of the European GDP is composed of service industries, and no
significant understanding or measurements of the carbon emission or the broader long term sustainability
questions have been undertaken within this sector, European service sector industries are the primary focus of
this project.

Although the US GHG Protocol is widely acknowledged, there are currently no globally recognised sustainability
management protocols. In addition, while a handful of large enterprises contribute data to initiatives like the
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), there is no comprehensive, overarching sustainability data store available. The
project would look to establish a European single-entry data capture architecture that would enable contributing
organisations to monitor and manage their own Climate Gas emissions, waste and other sustainability factors,
benchmark themselves against other organisations within their specific sector, and publish neutral, multi-
parameter and granular statistical data for the purposes of Corporate Responsibility as well as for working with
policy makers and regulators.

The project would initially require research into sustainability standards, supply chain integration, GHG, waste
and other sustainability factoring, as well as develop econometric understanding of supply chains and the
formulas and options for data exchange between them to develop an "EDI-like" protocol for transferring data
and assigning the correct portioning of emissions that should be assigned to each party in the supply chain.

When this framework was established, open source IT data capture, storage, presentation and analysis systems
would need to be established.

Finally, promotion to industry, particularly service industries within the European Union would identify
companies willing to become early adopters and thought leaders within their specific service industry and
spearhead its adoption.

Partner sought and role in the project:
- SME: SME-1 – This partner would be an accountancy company providing online financial or ERP solutions for
        small to medium sized companies. Background in sustainability of carbon capture accountancy
        calculations would be extremely desirable.
        SME-2 – This partner would be an ERP integration consultancy, ideally with experience in multiple ERPs
        that would advise early adopters about how to integrate carbon capturing software into their existing IT
        systems. Again, a background in sustainability of carbon capture accountancy calculations would be
        extremely desirable.
        SME-3 – This partner would be a Consultancy providing services, including advisory services in
        sustainability management, to all sizes of organisations and having an interest in creating new service
        offerings in the area of supply-chain management.
- RTD Performers: RTDP-2 - This University or highly recognised research institute partner would have
econometric expertise and a proven track record within sustainability thought leadership. It will be able to
perform the complex and sophisticated economic modelling of the transmission and accumulation of
sustainability factors such as GHG emission through the supply chain. They would have previous research into
e.g. emission factors and would ideally also have been involved in liaison with wider stakeholders and
organisations such as government bodies, standards organisations and business federations.



    PS FP7-SME-2013 IKE-Intelligent Risk Management Framework
    PS ID: PS-SME-HU-1925




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100% of the players in the large enterprise sector have some kind of security system that are based
on hardware and software tools merged with significant human manpower. However, among SMEs
this ratio hardly reach 15%. Moreover, their security solutions are only limited to infosecurity with
the exception of military industry, where SMEs are exposured to higher risks. The aim of the project
is to develop a threat and risk analyzer and decision support system with 3 specified scenarios
according to the SME partner’s needs. IKE offers the following advantages in the field of threat
analysis: prevents the abuse with intellectual property rights, supports processes such as ISO27001,
PCI-DSS, COBIT, anticipate information leaking, reduces risks of existing systems, analyses the
effectiveness of information security, plans continuity of course of business and prepares
suggestions for further security steps.

Proposal Outline: There is a tendency that large enterprises require similar security actions from their
suppliers that they do. Consequently, the need of using better security systems shows an increasing importance
among SMEs too. The problem is that without effective automation, the expenses of such system are so high
that it can threaten the competitiveness of the affected SMEs. We reckon that a user-friendly, low-cost installed
and operated system will offer great advantages to SMEs to increase their security level to the requirements of
their procurer. Due to the low-cost properties, SMEs will enhance their competitiveness and profitability. IKE is
capable of extending the company’s preparedness, response time and capabilities against the new threats,
providing end-point analysis and completing inquiry opportunity, helping the isolation of the suspected
compromised systems and their communication routes, enabling the company to maintain the functioning in
case of an incident, reducing the exposure of the sensitive information against the threats, minimizing the costs
and resources of the response actions, furthermore the resulting business blasts and recovery time could be
minimized as well. It offers starting point and explores often overlooked hacking opportunities, is able to
correlate risks and produce new event signatures, which could be (pre-) indicators of incidents, ensures
immediate access to the system knowledge, to the techniques and tactics not only of threats, but also of
hackers, and with the support of attack and entity libraries (knowledge of target specifications) generates digital
signature trees, use and abuse cases, dataflow diagrams for an ICT system. The IKE system consists of the
base SW and the scenario specifications. Based on this the purchasing of the base SW is compulsory and this is
supplemented with the needed scenarios of each SME. The price of the base will be kept the lowest possible
price and the additional scenarios will be put in such a package that motivates the companies to continuous
development of their system. IKE’s target market is divided into 2 main groups: SMEs buying IKE for them and
SMEs offering security technology for others. SMEs in the consortium will represent both end-user groups and
those technological SMEs that will profit from the installation and further development of the IKE system.

Partner sought and role in the project:
- SME: We are also looking for SMEs that realized the need of an effective, cost-effective software that can
solve their unstable security system. These SMEs will be the end-users of the product and will have the
advantage of influence the 3 preferable scenarios within the system.
- RTD Performers: We are still looking for an RTD that will be responsible for the economic evaluation research,
professional in doing cost-benefit analysis with special attention to SME needs. Preferable countries are Austria,
Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark, but others are also welcome.



    PS FP7-SME-2013: EPISOS - System for the detection of tonic-clonic epileptic seizures
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-1564


The term “epileptic seizure” describes a variety of neurological symptoms due to an abnormal
electrical discharge, synchronized and prolonged, of the nerve cells of the cortex or of the brain
trunk. The more classical crisis is the tonic-clonic type (or “grand mal”). It manifests with the
convulsion of the whole body. It is characterized by an initial loss of consciousness with deviation of
the eyes on top, followed by spasm of all skeletal muscles (tonic phase). After a few tens of seconds,
the patient suffers rapid muscle contractions, more or less regular, with large and fast movements
(clonic phase). When the seizures persists or recurs closely, they represent (especially when the
seizures are convulsive) a medical emergency that requires immediate therapy. Prolonged seizures
can be lethal because they can lead to severe respiratory failure. In order to reduce the number of
deaths caused by absence of aid, it is very important to have a permanent control of the epileptic
patient state.

Proposal Outline:
 The EpiSOS system is an innovative device that will allow monitoring with continuity patients affected by tonic-
clonic seizures by means of an intelligent bracelet. EpiSOS integrate the following devices: • a monitoring device
to evaluate an epileptic seizure event; • a sensor for detecting patient falls and seizures; • a Bluetooth module
to communicate with a mobile phone. In presence of an episode of seizure, the device will send an alarm to a
smartphone that will warn with an SMS a patient’s relative with the coordinates of the patient. To take the



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patient coordinates, both the GPS and GSM modules of the smartphone could be used.

Partner sought and role in the project:
 -SME: SME 3: TEXTILE ELECTRODES ENTERPRISE (to produce the textile electrodes)
- RTD Performers: RTD 4 -We are searching for a hospital/medical center that will participate in the consortium
as RTD performer. This hospital/medical center will work in the work packages related to the validation activities
of the developed prototype. Spanish and Swedish applicants will not be considered




    PS FP7-SME-2013: SISAR
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-1902


SISAR aims at delivering the next generation of multipurpose UWB software-defined SAR technology
through the intelligent fusion with multispectral image. The SISAR concept is a network of sensors
that integrates UWB SAR and multispectral image sources through advanced fusion techniques.
Thanks to this data fusion, SISAR is provided with cognitive capabilities allowing the system to
identify the context and self-reconfigure so as to improve its detection performance. The software
and other results produced in this project should be done in a way that they can be integrated into
an airborne hardware platform (with special consideration of UAV platforms).

Potential application scenarios initially considered are:
• Through-wall imaging in buildings
• Collapse risk analysis of buildings
• Victim and buried people detection
• Under-foliage detection of people Explosives Detection (IED and common explosives)

Proposal Outline:
 The project pursues the following goals:
• Development of a software-defined platform integrating SAR and multispectral image sensing capabilities.
• Development of a dictionary of UWB waveforms suited to the different scenarios considered.
• Development of noise radar and compressive sampling to overcome hardware processing limits.
• Development of advanced machine learning and data fusion techniques matched to the different detection
scenarios considered.

A final prototype will showcase the developed technologies in different real-world scenarios.

Partner sought and role in the project:
- SME: • Profile SME1. Non-Spanish SME with business interests in UWB radar applications such as those
         mentioned above.
       • Profile SME2. Non-Spanish SME with business interests in imaging applications in the security, safety
         and search & rescue fields.
- RTD Performers: • Profile RTD1. Entity with research expertise in Remote Sensing for any of the applications
                    mentioned above, with a special focus on Through The Wall Imaging. Experience in
                    technology transfer to industry.


    PS FP7-SME-2013: TAKE-ME - An innovative navigation technology based a novel haptic interface
    to communicate more effectively and precise the way to destination enabling blind and visually
    impaired people self-autonomy for a safe mobility
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-1899


More than 10 million people are blind or visually impaired in Europe. The lack of independence is the
main reason why the majority of blind and visually impaired people are unemployed and not
participating in the big world. And this leads to loneliness, isolation, lack of purpose, lack of
fulfillment, depression, etc. There exist solutions in the market with some kind of functionality but
they have limitations that prevent user demands be satisfied: Invasive gadgets like bracelets or
belts are not well-accepted by these communities, Voice navigation systems based on GPS
applications block the hearing sense and it should be as free as possible for safety reasons, No
alternative solutions when GPS is lost, producing serious problems of bearing and unpleasant
situations for blind people, Simple left and right directions are ambiguous and imprecise. Tactile
interface have demonstrated a more cognitive effectiveness to blind people than voice interface.



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Most of blind people use smart-phones so they find a tool that provides them a good “connexion”
with the world at reasonable cost. These facts suggest us to propose a solution consisting of: (i) A
navigation application running in a smartphone that gives the user precise directions for going to a
selected destination through a tactile interface in the cane handle. It will have the ability to
combine: the route to a destination provided by an existing navigator tool (e.g. goggle maps), the
environment hazards (in front and above user) and the exact user bearing (provided by a compass
in the handle cane facing always the movement direction) (ii) Cane handle with a tactile interface
able to communicate easily the user precise directions from the navigation application using a novel
tactile language. The white cane will incorporate also ultrasound sensors for hazard detection and
an electronic compass in the handle facing the movement direction that provides the exact user
bearing, and (iii) Run distance estimator useful when there is not GPS connectivity.
Proposal Outline:
 This solution will overcome the limitations of existing solutions. However, it is necessary to face some
technological challenges that require investment in research and development to achieve the objectives. These
challenges are:

• Define a new quick-response and easy-to-understand tactile language able to direct the user to a specific
destination. This language will generate cognitive sensations just in one hand for a variety of purposes and
situations. Ability to produce a quick and error free response from user. The tactile interface should help for
example to detect proximity of obstacles or turns (at different proximity levels), crossroads, different type of
obstacles, and directions to correct the way (turns left, right at different levels of turn, ahead, back). For this
objective we will require (i) intensive user testing in usability lab, (ii) human-machine interface knowledge and
methods to ensure a quick, effective and unambiguous response from user will be required.

• Ability to calculate optimal paths taking into consideration the hazards in the environment. Ability to guide
user precisely in narrow sidewalks when hazards in the way. We expect to achieve a resolution up to one meter
distance between two consecutive turns. The e-compass and the ultrasound sensors will work in conjunction to
give precise directions in very short distances and time. For this objective we will require (i) intensive user
testing in usability lab, (ii) Path calculation and optimization, (iii) Optimisation of response of compass and
sensors working in conjunction.

• Estimate run distances with no GPS signal with an error of less than 10 cm per every 100 m run distance. I
will require (i) develop of knowledge to find valid correlations between accelerometer measures and distances,
(ii) Sample and statistical methods to get appropriate user profile data.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME:
 -non-spanish SME2: profile: electronic white cane manufacturer or blind devices manufacturer (like brayle pad)
role: integration of electronic white cane and their components for future production and exploitation
- non-spanish SME3: profile: tactile blind devices manufacturer (like brayle pad) role: manufecture a new tactile
interface to be integrated in the white cane handle by SME2
- non-spanish SME4: profile: Podometers manufacturer role: To develop a run distance estimator integrating
accelerometer, gyroscopic, compass and GPS devices
RTD Performers:
- RTD1: profile: Demonstrated Human-machine interface for blind people devices, experience on User testing
and usability lab capabilities working with blind people. role: Tactile interface development
- RTD2: profile: Demonstrated knowledge on development of solutions to estimate measures and distances
based on intertial systems. Accelerometer, compass, gyroscpe data capture and processing, filtering methods,
error eliminations methods. role: Run distance estimator development



    PS FP7-SME-2013: Secure Personalised Content For Interactive Art Libraries - SPECIAL
    PS ID: PS-SME-UK-1874


Europe's cultural and artistic heritage significantly enhances the quality of our society and all our
lives. Notwithstanding personal differences, artistic media, images, and artefacts form part of our
individual shared and experiences. Indeed, we are fortunate in Europe to enjoy excellent galleries
and exhibition spaces.

Media however are changing. Online access is now the expected norm, whether as an experience in
its own right, or as a precursor to a real world visit. This presents both opportunities and issues.
Clearly perception in a gallery is an idiosyncratic experience in which the exhibits, audience and
shared space all form part. Naive translation of this experience into an online view inevitably limits
and therefore devalues that experience. Simultaneously, content, the primary gallery asset, is put at



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risk of unlicensed exploitation.

Proposal Outline:
 The SPECIAL project will address these issues by creating an adaptive, language independent, online service
that focuses on personalised delivery of content. The underlying structure of artistic content will be held in
ontology thus permitting faceted retrieval based on the users expressed needs and profile. Since the ontology is
language independent it will be readily localised for different European languages, whilst content may be
digitally watermarked ensuring its protection. The system would also learn user preferences and associations
The SPECIAL consortium includes internationally noted Galleries, their associated web developers and software
suppliers and a research provider with expertise in ontology, new media, and digital security. Galleries will
benefit from the software through increased exposure leading to higher footfall. The software SMEs will be able
to provide support and direct sales. This would likely use a ‘freemium’ business model where users not in the
Consortium pay for support and additional services, such as security, but allowing unrestricted use of the core
software.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME:
- End User SME 3 – European Content Owner Art Gallery (Evaluate and impact on the
needs/ideas/usages/implementations/usability of the proposed research)
- End User SME 4 – European Museum (Evaluate and impact on the
needs/ideas/usages/implementations/usability of the proposed research)
- Technical SME 5 –software System Designer (Database, Indexation, images, Videos, internet and APP
developer)
- Technical SME 6 – Distribution of IT products
RTD Performers:
 RTD 2: Art and creative design and implement efficient digitisation software for images and audio.



    PS FP7-SME-2013: Advanced Image and Video Analysis Toolkit
    PS ID: PS-SME-IT-1868


The analysis of digital images has become an important and frequent task in several scenarios due to
several factors:

     - high-capacity storage; the increased availability of high-capacity storage devices brought the
       typical size of image and video archives to the Terabyte scale.
     - the massive presence of digital cameras embedded on a number of portable devices;
     - the habit of sharing digital photos among digital devices and on the web.

As a result it is quite easy that people can collect large image galleries consisting of hundreds or
even thousands of pictures. This astonishing mass of pictures that people collect in their daily life
obviously represent a primary source of information about their habits, people they know, places
they visit, events they live, etc..

Proposal Outline:
The goal of this project is to develop an advanced image and video processing library that will allow and support
the management, search and categorization of large image galleries.
The beneficiaries SMEs will incorporate the image processing library in their software solutions: this
Here is a first list of the functionalities that will be developed:
  #Image Search functionalities.
     - Text localization and extraction
     - Face detection
     - Face recognition
     - Appeareance Based People Search. Is it possible to compare two people based on their clothing
       appearance. Is it also possible to search images of people according to a query expressed as a high-level
       description of the query appearance (e.g. people with a red t-shirt)
     - Content-based image retrieval. Given a query image, the system automatically retrieves from an images
       database pictures that look similar (with respect to the content) to the query image.
  #Image Categorization functionalities. Categorization will be based on both content and metadata.
    - Automatic and sematinc categorization of pictures (indoor/outdoor, mountain, beach, building, city,
       etc...).
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      given image have not been tampered.

As the RTD performers involved in this project have a strong computer vision background, additional
functionalities could be eventually included upon request of the participating SMEs.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME:
We are looking for at least one more SME that is interested in acquiring the image analysis library. The SME
could be both:
  - developer/seller of a software tool that would be improved by including the image analysis functionalities
  - user of a software tool. The image analysis library would then be used to improve that software tool that
    will result equipped with advanced features. This would improve the business process of the SME and
    eventually let the SME offer more advanced services to its customers.

No restriction about the domain on which the image analysis library should be used. Some possible domains
are:
  - Intellectual Property and Reputation monitoring
  - Forensic
  - Video-surveillance
  - Multimedia contents management

Any other domain on which the library can be useful are welcome as well.
The acquired technology must have a clear and strong impact on the business of the beneficiaries.



    PS FP7-SME-2013: BINS-indoor navigation system for people with vision loss
    PS ID: PS-SME-HU-1860


Accessibility is still an issue that needs to be developed in transportation, indoor and outdoor places.
People with vision loss find navigation in an indoor place difficult. We intend to create a simple,
user-friendly method for the helping of the persons with vision loss to navigate themselves in an
indoor place (shopping mall, hypermarket) safely and independent. Our aim is to give a useful tool
to them that makes shopping natural to persons who are blind with this solving one of their most
fearful situations in daily life.

Proposal Outline:
Going shopping is an activity which most people take for granted, but for blind and partially sighted people it
can create a range of challenges. Locating shop doorways, finding shop assistants to help and selecting and
paying for goods can all pose significant difficulties. At policy making level there are guides how to create a
venue secure and easily reachable for people who are blind. At the present there are some trials how to
transform an indoor area, where GPS is not reachable, accessible but all of them are overcomplicated and not
working properly. The target of the project is to provide a system which satisfies this need. The elements of that
are selected to maintain the easy usage, and the simple structure of the proposed solution. The BINS is based
on the installed RF waypoints which are placed around the indoor space. There is no need for high precision
navigation, as the blind people can use their white cane to detect the obstacles, as they do it every day. But due
to the waypoint network, they can be guided into their targets inside the building with confidence. At the
entrance of the location, a navigation panel will help to select the places interesting for the user, and this
element of the BINS will design the route of the walk from waypoint to waypoint. Interaction with the user is
essential in the planning phase. For this a touchscreen will be used with audio feedback (with a headset). In this
way the audio information reflects to the hand movements of the user, gives him/her the information in the
fastest way. (This function also can be adapted into a smartphone if needed.) The smartphone is also the part of
the system as the navigation information is provided by the application installed onto the phone. After the
selection of the places the user wants to visit, the system calculates the optimal route towards the targets. The
blind person gets affirmative audio messages from the headset at every waypoint during the route, and at the
target points. When the user reaches a shop, or an information counter there he/she can ask for help there in
the more difficult activities. The system operates without disturbing other people, gives information directly to
the user, avoid unreliable data input channels such as voice recognition which can be hard to use in a crowded
place, and gives the confidence during the navigation in a big indoor places where difficult to navigate, and to
find the place the person want to go especially in blindness.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME:
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planning, distributors of devices for blind people, retail shops, small shopping malls intend to be end-users.
supporter blind associations that are willing to be advisers in the project.
Others:
Local governments, having shopping area in their districts and want to be a model of the project -shopping
malls would like to become an accessible venue for blind




    PS FP7-SME-2013 Pub-Bubbles
    PS ID: PS-SME-IT-1841


The consortium puts together researchers and experts in the area of Web Intelligence and Agent
Systems (WI&AS), user experience designers and book publishers in order to create a digital
ecosystem that allows publishers, authors and readers to collaboratively create next generation
ebooks.

Proposal Outline:
 PUB-BUBBLES is a web-based digital platform that allows publishers and authors to:
- create next-generation ebooks where traditional and mainly text-based content gets connected to a web
platform that adds collaborative functionalities (e.g. comments or rating from the users, answers from the
authors). This also allows to manage early-release publishing processes;
- connect the ebooks to a WI&AS-based engine that crawls the web and looks for updated information related to
specific book content, providing integrated insights on the topic from various sources;
- profile the users. While reading an ebook, users can register to PUB-BUBBLES and save their comments and
notes. Comments and notes can also be shared with other users
PUB-BUBBLES also provides a social network analysis engine that identifies groups and clusters of readers who
have similar interests or opinions on the given topic and therefore create spaces where similar users can meet
and share their comments, ideas, feedback.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME
SMEs (not from Italy or Uk) printing book or Ebook publisher in the IT, computer science field.




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FOOD

    PS FP7-SME-2013: REDUCTION OF SULPHITES IN WINE MAKING
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-2086


Sulphites, usually in the form of sulphur dioxide (SO2), are added to wine for a variety of reasons,
predominantly as a preservative and anti-oxidant. When used in moderation they can be very
beneficial to wine, but used in excess, they can cause dangerous reactions in people who are
sensitive to them. Sulphur is usually added at different stages of the wine making process to react
with oxygen molecules before the oxygen can oxidise and ruin the wine. Free sulphur has also anti-
bacterial properties killing off unwanted bacteria and yeasts, and is useful in controlling malolactic
fermentation. Therefore, sulphur is very useful to the winemaker and, in absence of efficient
alternatives, continues to be widely used despite its harmful potential for sensitive people. isin is a
bacteriocin produced by certain bacteria to inhibit the growth of other competitor microorganisms.
Currently, bacteriocins produced by lactic bacteria are considered QPS (Qualified Presumption of
Safety). Recently, promising research has been carried out on the potential of certain lactic bacteria
to produce enological grade bacteriocins. The use of commercially available nisin as a preservative is
not allowed in wines and it actually has some technological disadvantages owed to several of its
excipients that prevent nisin to reach the enological grade. This project aims to develop a method to
obtain enological grade active grape extracts containing nisin which will be allowed for their use in
wine making to reduce the sulphur dioxide addition by 50-80%.

Proposal Outline:
Traditionally, nisin is used as a food additive (E234) and it has been widely used especially in cheeses and dairy
products. In order to isolate nisin from the bacteria used to produce it for use in wine, an alternative growth
methodology will be employed to avoid unwanted salt and milk proteins typical to nisin production. The primary
objectives of this project will be to: Produce enological grade active grape extracts containing nisin and optimize
production methods for industrial scale-up of extract for eventual use by wineries. Expected results: An effective
additive with anti-bacterial properties for use in wine fermentation and preservation that negates the need for
excessively high levels of sulphites.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME:
 Two wineries (not Spanish) - that produce one of the following: white wine, rosé, or wines that don´t involve
the malolactic fermentation. (French, German or Italian wine producers would be suitable)
RTD Performers:
 RTD_1: Research center (not Spanish) with demonstrable expertise in enology (winemaking, chemical,
microbiological and sensory analysis, etc.).




    PS FP7-SME-2013: Development of clarifying technologies to be applied on restaurants and ready-
    to-cook food companies for obtaining juices and sauces.
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-2012



The overall objective is the development and optimization of clarifying technologies and the
development of advanced cooking tools, addressed to restaurants, catering and food companies, to
obtain clarified juices and sauces.

Proposal Outline:
Through the proposal, it is expect to obtain two methods for performing the clarifying processes of juices and
sauces. By one hand, by developing a commercial multi - step device based on different micro-filters
configurations. By another hand, by performing the clarifying processes through enzymatic treatments which
will accelerate the processes.



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Two methods will help so catering companies as restaurants to improve the appearance, textures, colours and
flavours of ready-to-cook products, because most of this products hasn't an attractive appearance. In fact,
many times this products are inside opaque packages.

The following specific objectives have been defined:
1. To study different technologies for the development of juices and sauces clarification (mainly microfiltration
and enzyme assisted clarification).
2. Study of combined mechanisms of clarification (physical and enzymatic).
3. Development of a new prototype for the clarification of juices and sauces under different conditions.
4. Deepen studies of filtration system for the clarification of certain products and prepared foods.
5. Development of test and pilot demonstrations in selected products by SME partners.

Partners sought and role in the project:
SME
 SME2: with experience in design and development of filters for clarification which want to enlarge its product
profiles. Thanks to the development of a commercial device for performing automatic clarifications, SME will
ensure part of its annual sales.
SME3: with dilated experience and knowledge in enzymatic treatments for performing different chemical
processes addressed to food sector. Through the project proposal, this SME will increase its sales of enzymes for
performing clarification processes in juices and sauces. By this way, SME will ensure an important market
presence.
RTD Performers
RTD: with expertise in analysis and developments of enzimatic treatments which could be focused on the clarifying
processes. With a dilated experience and knowledge, its role in proposal will be addressed to improve to the clarification
processes through a specific characterization, tests conditions, etc.




    PS FP7-SME-2013: Development of novel cooking tools for improving the effectiveness and
    functionality of microwave heating processes: active packages and coatings.
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-1994


The overall objective is the development and optimization of novel active microwaveable packages
and edible coatings for obtaining a homogeneus heating processes and improving colours and
textures in cooked foods, powering the obtaining of new food products.
The new active packages will incorporate microwave susceptors or/and shields, which could
enlarging the number of food products offered to markets to be heated by using microwave ovens
thanks to improve the effectiveness and functionality of the microwave heating processes. By the
same objetive, new edible food coatings will be developed.

Proposal Outline:
 For achieving the overall objective the following specific objectives have been defined:
1. Development of new active packages (with metallic and non-metallic susceptors) to improve the efficiency in
heating or regeneration processes with microwave technology for pre-cooked or prepared foods.
2. Development of new active coatings (including edible coatings) to improve the efficiency in heating or
regeneration processes with microwave technology for pre-cooked or prepared foods.
3. Design of new manufacturing processes based on new technologies for packaging manufacturing through
injection moulding for allowing an optimal integration between microwave susceptors and plastic matrix.
4. Modelization of heating process by using microwave technology in selected products under different
conditions.
5. Characterization of obtained products by digital image analysis textures and IR thermal.

Partners sought and role in the project:
SME
 SME1: with experience in design and development of microwave susceptors for a Research For SME project
proposal. This partner would be an end user of the project results, increasing its susceptors product portfolio
and consequently, its sales. These sales will be consequence of increasing the types of packages which could
incorporate the new microwave susceptors.
SME2: with dilated experience in the development of food coatings: manufacturing processes, edible coatings,
techniques, new trends, flavours, colours, etc.

RTD Performers
RTD: with experience in computational simulation of heating processes by using microwave technology and
under different conditions. One of its roles in project would be the modelization of the heating processes. These
processes will be carried out with different precooked products inside the new packaging which will incorporate



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new microwave susceptors or shields (with a wide range of 3D structures and patterns).




    PS FP7-SME-2013: Quality and safety of nutraceutical products
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-1982


The marketing dietary supplements with beneficial properties to health has become in an
increasingly important economic activity worldwide. The aim of this topic is to improve knowledge
on the nutraceutical composition of commercial products prepared from plants and other relevant
sources (e.g. herbs, algae,...) through its evaluation and characterization from the point of view of
both Food Quality and Safety. This purpose should also fit with the SME needs: development of more
efficient nutraceutic extraction from raw materials or improvement labeling of these product with
health claims.

Proposal Outline:
 The marketing dietary supplements with beneficial properties to health has become in an increasingly important
economic activity worldwide. The aim of this topic is to improve knowledge on the nutraceutical composition of
commercial products prepared from plants and other relevant sources (e.g. herbs, algae,...) through its
evaluation and characterization from the point of view of both Food Quality and Safety. This purpose should also
fit with the SME needs: development of more efficient nutraceutic extraction from raw materials or improvement
labeling of these product with health claims.

Benefit for SME partners
  The project will permit the characterization of existing nutraceutical products in terms of quality and
composition (improvement of labeling) and safety. The participating SME partners will obtain the rights to the
intellectual property generated by the project, enabling them to gain economic benefit from manufacture of
improved nutraceutical products and detailed labeling with health claims.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME
SME2 - Dietary supplement manufacturer or SME related to nutraceutical production showing specific RTD needs
SME3 - Dietary supplement manufacturer or SME related to nutraceutical production showing specific RTD needs


    PS FP7-SME-2013: Development of a test of proteolytic activities in milk
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-1919


Milk storage in refrigerated tanks at the farm associated with alternate day collection in large
volumen tankers has affected the milk flora selectively favouring the growth of psycotrophic
bacteria. These bacteria produce extracellular proteolytic enzymes that are thermoresistant.
Therefore, although the bacteria are killed by the UHT treatment, the enzymes are not and once the
UHT product is stored at room temperature they are reactivated. According to the bibliography, this
enzymatic activity reduces the shelf life of these products and their organoleptic qualities. It is,
therefore, desirable to have a test that performed on milk on arrival at the dairy factory will
evaluate the proteolysis due to psychrotrophic bacteria. The result obtained will enable the factory
management to take decisions as to the treatments and processing operations that will be most
suitable for the quality of the milk received. The result will be a better quality product with longer
shelf-life and will avoid the rejections that result after the storage of the actual product in warm
countries. Such a test would also be useful for cheese manufacturing. Proteolytic enzymes from
psychrotrophric bacteria play a role in the maturing of cheese. Determination of the potential
proteolytic activity before manufacturing would make it possible to better control the maturing by
varying the ripening conditions.

Proposal Outline:
Actually, the proteolytic activities are not controlled at the dairy industries due to two problems:
a) Lack of a simple, quick and cheap method to detect the activities
b) No correlation has been established between a given proteolytic activity and shelf-life of the product at high



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temperatures so even if it is know that this activity is the responsible for the deterioration it is not known which
quantity will produce that effect.

The solution proposed aims to give an answer to those two points by:
1. Studying the relationship between proteinase activity and deterioration of milk in order to determine a
threshold limit for the proteolytic activity in raw milk and/or a correlation between activity and shelf-life.
2. Developing a simple, quick and cheap method for measuring the activity that could be commercialized. Two
solutions are proposed for that: an immmunochromatographic assay or a fluorimetric one.


Main innovations of the project will be:
• Establishment of a correlation between proteolytic activity and deterioration of UHT milk.
• Development of antibodies against para--casein that could be used to develop an assay for proteolytic
activities but that could also be used to detect frauds of addition of cow milk in ewe’s or goat’s cheeses.
• Development of a new product that will be commercialized and that will solve a problem of the dairy industry.

Partners sought and role in the project:
SME
    UHT milk producing SME from a European country other than Spain or Germany



    PS FP7-SME-2013: CLEANWINE: Novel, fast and low cost sterilization method based on
    supercritical carbon dioxide and ultrasound to sterilize wine and must
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-1685


Nowadays the most employed sterilization method in the wine sector is to add sulphites to the wine
or must to kill undesired ferments or bacteria. This chemical method is under a new legislation in
the EU and its use has to be labelled in the bottle. Moreover, this chemical is hazardous to the health
in daily doses higher than 0.7 mg per kg of bodyweight. The CleanWine project proposes a novel
system to sterilise at low temperatures (<35ºC) wine and must, employing supercritical carbon
dioxide and high power ultrasound. This technology have been tested at laboratory scale and the
results are promising (>7 logs sterilisation in 2 minutes).

Proposal Outline:
The aim of the CleanWine project is to develop a novel sterilisation system for wine and must based on
supercritical carbon dioxide assisted by high power ultrasound to replace the current sulphur dioxide sterilisation
method. Tests performed in a laboratory prototype manufactured by UPV showed that this system is able to
obtain 7 logs sterilisation in less than one minute and a half. The final objective of CleanWine is to manufacture
a pre-industrial prototype able to sterilise (> 7 logs) 250 l/hour of wine or must in a continuous way.


Partner sought and role in the project:
SME
 SME: High power ultrasound manufacturer (Design and manufacture of the high power ultrasound unit). Not
Spanish
SME: Wine machinery manufacturer/distributor. Not Spanish




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MEDICAL/BIO MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

    PS FP7-SME-2013: MRSA-HUNTER -- Development of a point-of-care diagnostic system with
    automated sample preparation for the rapid identification of MRSA infections
    PS ID: PS-SME-HU-2092


The project would be based on a combination of a highly sensitive DNA-based sensor integrated with
a fully automated smart sample preparation system. The DNA-sensor will be able to identify multiple
gene sequences responsible for multi-resistivity. Thus the sensor will also be able to differentiate
between multi-resistant and non-multi-resistant S. aureus spp.

Proposal Outline:
 The appearance of multi-drug resistant bacteria is one of the major threats to modern healthcare (1). Anti-
Microbial Resistance (AMR) is a global and growing problem. For example, every year about 440 000 new cases
of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis emerge which may take at least 150 000 deaths. Drug-resistance
tuberculosis has been reported from 64 countries to date (2). In US alone, 630 000 patients are killed by
hospital-acquired, drug-resistant bacterial infections and the annual loss caused by drug-resistant bacterial
infections is estimated to be $34 billion (3). In the EU, about 400 000 infections happen per year that results in,
at least 25 000 deaths because of antibiotic resistant bacteria (4). The emergency of AMR is very alarming. For
example, Streptococcus pneumonia which is a common pathogen that causes meningitis and pneumonia is
becoming abundant. In 1987, only two out of 10 000 S. pneumonia infections (0.02 %) were resistant to
penicillin. By 2004, the world had witnessed a 1000 fold increase in resistance, as one out of five of the bacterial
infection turned out to be resistant (6). MRSA is a sub-type of S. aureus, resistant against the ß-lactam
antibiotics (penicillin) but mostly also multi–resistant against Chinolone, Tetracycline, Aminoglycoside,
Erythromycin and Sulfonamide. MRSA produces a Resistance-gen mecA, which is responsible for a modified
Penicillin-Binding-properties. Furthermore MRSA can generate a ß-lactamase, an enzyme which can destroy
penicillin. When less and less of the available antibiotics show any effect against new pathogenic bacteria, it is
obvious one needs to use those substances that still have an effect but preferably only in cases when they really
are needed. This would be advantageous since then one can reduce the risks of creating more resistance.
Needs: Besides stringent hygienic routines, there is need for development in two areas: 1) new antimicrobial
substances and 2) improved analytical technology in order to characterize the pathogen and its resistance
pattern quickly, as traditional MRSA-tests will last about 3 days. This application deals with the latter of these
two issues. Rapid diagnostic tests can facilitate the proper treatment of illnesses involving the selection of
appropriate antibiotics. In addition, besides reducing the suffering for the patient, time and costs of the
treatment will decrease (5). The project would be based on a combination of a highly sensitive DNA-based
sensor integrated with a fully automated smart sample preparation system. The DNA-sensor will be able to
identify multiple gene sequences responsible for multi-resistivity. Thus the sensor will also be able to
differentiate between multi-resistant and non-multi-resistant S. aureus spp. The MRSA diagnostic system will
have following two main parts: ultra-sensitive DNA-sensor allowing direct detection without amplification and
multifunctional automated sample preparation system which can be easily adapted to different kind of samples
(Smear from throat, mouth or nose, or sputum or urine). The DNA-sensor has been developed by Lund
University and has already been tested under laboratory conditions providing a founded proof of concept. The
proposed project will aim to build a device around sensor handling all necessary sample preparation steps
automatically, with the aim to achieve a device suitable also for point of care applications, as well as a low
labour cost laboratory device handling multiple samples autonomously. Major benefit of the proposed MRSA
diagnostic system is the considerable shortened time to result, allowing an early initiation of the proper
antibiotic therapy. - This would considerably lower the risk of mistreatment, potentially saving many lives. -
Would allow the saving of therapy costs, thus considerable cost savings for the social insurance. - SME partners
could benefit from production and distribution of the system and the required reagents. - Benefit for the end
users would be better quality of service offered to patients, less risk, less cost.

Partners sought and role in the project:
SME:
A manufacturer SME of tailor-made oligo-nukleid type probes. - An SME with competence in traditional
diagnostic methods and with access to different strains of bacteria. - An SME with competence in surface
modification of magnetite nano-particles.




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    PS FP7-SME-2013: BreastPPM: Breast dedicated Platform enabling PET and MR technology
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-2050


Currently, breast screening using X-ray Mammography, although anatomically oriented, is the most
effective screening technique. However, it accounts for a moderate sensitivity of 75%, reduced to
62% for dense breasts. The false positive rate is of 22% for women under 50 years.

Diagnosis performed with MR increase the sensitivity rates especially in hereditary cases. MR is very
sensitive (93%) but specificity is reduced (63%) requiring a large number of unnecessary biopsies
to be supported. Other modalities namely Ultrasounds or Optical Imaging are limited to a number of
applications. Functional imaging based on SPECT, and especially on PET, has demonstrated
sensitivity (about 95%) and specificity (nearing 90%) improvements.

Proposal Outline:
In this project we propose the design of an innovative platform for simultaneous and dynamical acquisition of
functional imaging through PET technology and structural information by means of MR imaging. The main
objective in this application is to reduce the amount of false breast cancer positives arising from only MR
diagnosis as well as the number of unnecessary biopsies together with the emotional patient distress.

PET spatial resolution is physically limited but combined with anatomical high-resolution MR images will further
improve its performance. However, current breast dedicated PET cameras are non-compatible with MR
procedures.

In this proposal we intend to implement a system capable to provide unprecedented ultra-high resolution PET
images avoiding woman pain. At the same time, it should also be able to work under the magnetic field allowing
acquiring both MR and PET information. Shortly, we expect the PET system to be constructed using the newest
generation of photosensors namelu Silicon

PhotoMultipliers (SiPM) capable to work within magnetic fields keeping a high detector performance.

The current consortium is formed by an Spanish company named Oncovision with experience in designing and
construction of molecular medical imaging technology and, most likely, and Italian company (Advansid) with a
large trajectory in manufacturing SiPMs for both research and industry.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: We are looking for experts in high precision mechanics, experts in custom magnet coils, experts in
ergonometric devices for accurate positioning, experts on detector cooling approaches, etc.

For a precision mechanical company, it will take care of the design of a platform to allocate a dedicated PET and
MR coils which will be located inside an MR to simultaneously acquire both sets of data.

For a company designing magnet coil, it would develop a dedicated breast coil to work under most MR imaging
devices, but also making it possible to work simultaneously with the PET.

Alternatively, a company to design a special hanging breast device, a bed, would be interesting. Below this
system, both PET and MR coils should be allocated. In this enterprise, it also turns challenging the cooling
system for a dedicated PET based on SiPM.

The company should not be from Spain, nor from Italy preferably.




    PS FP7-SME-2013: BRAILLEGLOVE - To develop a low-cost, lightweight and dexterous glove for
    Braille reading of E-Books through electronic haptic tactile stimulation
    PS ID: PS-SME-MT-2062


The project is to assist the visually impaired with a mobile reading device which can also
communicate to specially designed apps for smartphone through bluetooth connection.

Proposal Outline:
 BrailleGlove is an assistive technology device to provide mobile reading through tactile stimulation at the finger
tips through electro-active polymers. The system will use a text-to-braille converter to convert from Sd cards, or



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from text linked by bluetooth from a smartphone, or to read a smart phone interface.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: SME for system integration of an Assistive technology product, including the development of mobile apps and
wireless ICT communications. Mainly on the development of a mobile Application however.
SME AG: Association in disability, assistive technology, or a speciality in rehabilitation for the visually impaired.
They will be required to be an end user of the product and provide assistance on validation and dissemination.



    PS FP7-SME-2013: Cataract Surgery Simulator - IRIS
    PS ID: PS-SME-IE-1896


47 million people are blind worldwide because of a lack of surgery. The most common cause of needless
blindness in the world is cataract, which affects nearly 20 million people, with 90% of these in developing
countries i.e. Africa. Cataract surgery is a growing business problem, with 80% of the global population
eventually requiring cataract surgery. Research estimated the costs of global blindness and low vision to be
US$42 billion in 2000. These total annual costs are projected to rise to $110 billion by 2020. The only solution
to cataracts is surgery, and training of surgeons can be slow with a large number of trainees not making the
grade. Every year there are 60,000-70,000 trainee surgeons in the developed world who could use a cataract
training solution. To speed up training, and qualification, of surgeons, a ubiquitous simulation solution is
needed, where trainees can practice when and where they need.
The current solutions for cataract surgery simulation are extremely expensive and not portable. They are only
available to a small percentage of trainees in the developed world and at limited times, in limited places.
We estimate that this solution could realistically generate revenue in developed countries of €2.5m per annum
by year 5.

The objectives of the project are:
- Identify the most suitable technologies
- Develop prototype(s) using one or more technologies
- Test the prototype(s) in a variety of markets
- Deliver a plan to take the product to market
- Deliver a solution to the partner companies which they can customise and sell within their target markets.

Proposal Outline:
Prototype Simulator Product:
This product will be composed of three main elements. A sensor-enabled device to track Surgeons’ movements
in performing the surgical procedure. An online service for guidance in surgical techniques. A learning
programme .

Trial Results:
Results will be according to the prototypes under planning:
effectiveness of the device
indicators of how well the movement of the device can be modelled and illustrated
indicators of how both of the above can complement existing professional development programmes

Go To Market Strategy:
developing the solution as a medical device.
intelligence of the system to model the usage of the device, and usefully compare to reference procedures
focus on having the results adopted.
focus on mainstream professional training institutions

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: SME 1
Company engaged in development and manufacturing of products utilizing sensor technology, gesture tracking,
3D technology, accelerometers for simulation or virtual reality;
      SME 2
Company with channels into hospitals engaged in the training of eye surgeons in developed and developing
world and/or selling into the large pharma companies who manufacture and sell surgical instruments and
accessories;
RTD Performers: Research groups with expertise in:
- Kinect, - 3D, - Accelerometers, - Gyroscopes, - Sensor fusion, - Other emerging gesture tracking technologies,
e.g. Leap Motion, - High fidelity simulation solutions




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    PS FP7-SME-2013: GENERA BIOTECH Client: Developing a rapid point-of-care sensor platform for
    the diagnosis of specific diseases
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-1783


My name is Ana Blanco and I'm Scientific Director of Genera Biotech SL, an spanish SME that helps
researchers to introduce in funding resources, in this case FP7. Specifically, a Spanish SME client of
Genera Biotech SL aims to develop an automated handheld diagnostic system for specific biomarker
tests to be performed at point-of-care by reducing “time-to-result” in less than 5 minutes. This will
allow specific biomarker tests to be performed close to the patient and most probably during the
first patient-physician interaction. Disposable cartridges are used per blood test, and are specific to
a given disease. Requiring just a pin-prick of blood, this device will require very little training to use,
and thus can easily be used by EMTs, nurses, and physicians alike.

Proposal Outline:
 In critical care environments such as Emergency Departments, fast, accurate diagnosis of disease or injury
followed by rapid therapeutic intervention can mean the difference between life and death. Doctors operating in
such environments frequently have to make crucial decisions in a very short amount of time. All too often,
however, they have to do so without the benefit of laboratory-based tests to identify specific indicators
(biomarkers) of disease in blood to support their diagnosis. The reason is that these laboratory tests take too
long, usually between 30 and 60 minutes. To solve this problem, a Spanish SME client of Genera Biotech SL
aims to develop an automated handheld diagnostic system for specific biomarker tests to be performed at point-
of-care by reducing “time-to-result” in less than 5 minutes. This will allow specific biomarker tests to be
performed close to the patient and most probably during the first patient-physician interaction. Disposable
cartridges are used per blood test, and are specific to a given disease. Requiring just a pin-prick of blood, this
device will require very little training to use, and thus can easily be used by EMTs, nurses, and physicians alike.
This SME have developed methods to concentrate, separate and characterize low-abundance proteins with high
resolution for diagnostic detection of trace biomarkers using nanofluids channels and photonic technology.
Currently, this company seeks to develop a versatile platform which combines the nanofluidic concentration
control with photonic detection, defining a new direction in biosensor technology and research because
interlaces two powerful technologies for rapid detection of ultra-low concentrations of biomarkers. The high
specificity of this platform stems from a strong affinity of antibody molecules (coated on the photonic sensor
surface) for target molecules. This integrated platform will utilize single-use disposable cartridges, each of which
tests for a unique trio of biomarkers to indicate the presence of a specific disease. Diseases that can potentially
be rapidly diagnosed by this platform can be, among others, stroke, infectious diseases, cancer, and neonatal
diseases. In the latter, the diagnostic phase would be significantly improved, as it takes only 5 ul of blood.
Some biomarkers are present in elevated concentrations in the bloodstream of a patient suffering from these
diseases, and their early detection is an important part of the diagnostic process. Specifically, their first goal is
to address cartridges for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and develop a rapid point-of-care sensor platform
focused on this disease, as is the leading cause of death in U.S. and Europe. CVD is indicated by elevated serum
levels of more than a dozen different trace proteins that provide differential information about the disease state.
Evaluate the diagnostic potential of the most consistently cited biomarkers as reliable prognostic indicators, and
to find out new ones, is part of their research. In this development, they are specifically targeting sensitive (<1
ng/mL), fast (<10 minutes) and label-free detection of cardiac biomarkers such as cardiac troponin-I (cTnl),
myoglobin (Myo), and Creatine Kinase MB (CK-MB), using a small volume of blood serum less than 5 ul. These
markers are present in elevated concentrations in the bloodstream of a patient suffering from acute myocardial
infarction, and their early detection is an important part of the diagnostic process.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: We are looking for SMEs interested in participating in the development of this platform or any part
thereof.
RTD Performers: We are looking for RTD performers interested in participating in the development of this
platform or any part thereof.
The proposer is looking for a coordinator


    PS FP7-SME-2013: Modular Mobile Units for Medical Application (Hospital-in-the-Box)
    PS ID: PS-SME-UK-1673


Disasters can create significant numbers of human casualties, and can decimate local health care
provision – leaving the local community unable to cope with the sheer quantity of casualties. Poor
countries are significantly more vulnerable to the impacts of disasters – their lack of infrastructure
and inability to move populations away from the main threat to health increases their susceptibility
and this project will help to ameliorate the number of casualties by providing rapid, hygienic and
safe environments for those that need it most in times of need across Europe and the World.



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The structure can be adapted where an existing building or facility is inflexible to accommodate
changes in healthcare requirements of the elderly (for example) to meet changing national
requirements.

 This is highly ambitious and relevant research which could be of global importance. In the last
decade, more than 400 disasters were reported annually, with over 200 million people affected.
Despite the increases in the numbers of people affected and the number of disas¬ters reported,
since the 1940s, there are significant drops in the number of fatalities resulting from disasters.
Increasing interventions, often by way of deployment of ‘Field Hospitals’ by the international
community have contributed to this decrease. This project will help the transition between the 'Field
Hospital’ and a more 'Permanent Hospital’ Structure when communities are rebuilding their
communities.

Proposal Outline:
 This project aims to develop a medical facility that is able to meet the health needs in both emergency and
steady state contexts. The seed idea is to develop a whole hospital solution, using modular, flat-pack
technology, where one module could be easily adapted to deliver functions ranging from an Operating Theatre
to a Primary Care Unit. The module’s design would ensure rapid deployment, offer an authentic hospital
experience, and allow for easy relocation as health needs in target areas change over time.

We are using Co-Designing and an integrated product and service design framework. Our target users mostly do
not have a benchmark for our technology. It is crucial therefore that through co-designing, they are involved
throughout all stages: define taxonomy for each problem; develop technology; prototyping and validation. We
are going to integrate designing of technology and processes with ‘through life’ service delivery. This measure
will avoid the slow adoption and diffusion normally associated with healthcare innovations and furthermore
ensures the reliability and availability of the system.

The key motivational drivers for this project are to:
• Provide an authentic healthcare experience in Stage Two Disaster Scenario (follow up care for trauma) and
Stage Three Disaster Scenario (substitution of damaged facilities).
• Improve access to universal healthcare in developing countries to help meet the health Millennium
Development Goals:
Goal 4: Reducing Child Mortality
Goal 5: Improving Maternal Health
Goal 6: Combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
• Develop a design concept with significant differentiation
• Support progress to the next phases of product development.

The key objectives for this project are:
1. To develop a concept for a modular structure that is quickly and easily deployed and has the look and feel of a
medical environment.
2. To develop a concept for a modular structure that is cost effective, and can provide effective quality primary
care facilities
3. To provide the potential for a sustainable innovative design business as part of exploiting the results of the
project
4. To provide a fully researched and supported feasibility study with a robust design methodology that can be
used to support development

  Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: This is highly ambitious and relevant research which could be of global importance. In the last decade,
more than 400 disasters were reported annually, with over 200 million people affected. Despite the increases in
the numbers of people affected and the number of disas¬ters reported, since the 1940s, there are significant
drops in the number of fatalities resulting from disasters. Increasing interventions, often by way of deployment
of ‘Field Hospitals’ by the international community have contributed to this decrease. This project will help the
transition between the 'Field Hospital’ and a more 'Permanent Hospital’ Structure when communities are
rebuilding their communities.
We are looking for unique expertise in both knowledge management and healthcare planning and manufacturing
with excellent research background.
SMEs must have interest in the integration of product, service and organisational development in healthcare
innovation.
SMEs with expertise that will lead the R&D into rapid deployable flat-pack mobile hospital that meets the need
of both aid programmes and enable medium income countries to meet their millennium development goal in
healthcare, and will contribute to designing the technology so that it is environmentally sound and packed with
the right technologies.




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MEASUREMENT / TESTING

    PS FP7 – SME – 2013: Corduti: Corrosion Detection under Thermal Insulation
    PS ID: PS-SME-UK-2095


Remote and instantaneous detection of leakage and corrosion in undersea pipelines and risers via
innovative NDT techniques which can be easily retro-fitted to existing infrastructure by just a single-
point measurement at the terminus on the shore or oil platform. Nor do these techniques require the
installation of any new transducers or sensors.

Proposal Outline:
This aim of this project is to produce multiple business opportunities in the shape of new products and services
for SMEs already active in providing inspection services and NDT products to the onshore and offshore oil and
gas industries. The commercial benefits to SMEs who participate in this project will be realised well within 5
years of the start of the project. The technical deliverables of the project are: (1) New NDT equipment which
can continuously monitor the whole length of pipelines/risers which may be upto hundreds of kilometres in
length, from an easily accessible, single point measurement taken at the terminus located on shore or on an oil
platform and will be able to continuously monitor the entire length of the pipe/riser in order to be able to
remotely detect:- (2) A separate product which remotely detects breaches from subsea pipelines and risers
(even if buried or encased in concrete) from the ocean’s surface to an accuracy of tens of metres. This product
also enables Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) to detect subsea breaches in a totally non-contact, stand-off
fashion, to an accuracy of centimeters, even in conditions of zero visibility and through coverings of sea-life on
the pipe. Such CUI and pipeline leakage detection systems would offer an immediate market advantage and
participants shall be able to both negotiate favorable licensing terms and also be able to direct product
development in line with their specific requirements and existing business models.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: SMEs already active in providing inspection services and NDT products to the onshore and offshore oil
and gas industries.
The proposer is looking for a coordinator


    PS FP7-SME-2013: ISPACT: Development of an advanced integrated system for the purposes of
    anti-corrosion coating tests
    PS ID: PS-SME-PL-1771


The project aims to create a new advanced device for anti-corrosion testing of different coatings
(e.g. lacquers, varnishes, enamels), which will be capable to examine new coatings in detail and
much faster than currently available methods. It will contribute to quicker market implementation of
new anti-corrosion coatings. The conception is based on utilization of eddy current method and
acceleration of rust synthesis reaction, as well as ultrasonic method that enables to detect corrosion
before it is visible on the testing sample.

Proposal Outline:
The ISPACT will be a step forward in anti-corrosion coatings diagnostics, more advanced due to eddy current
method and ultrasonic method of detection. This will be both more effective than currently used salt chambers
and economically more effective as test will last shorter. As presented on the picture on the right, ultraviolet
image enables to evaluate corrosion more effectively. It has been projected that corrosion process will take
place three fold quicker than in presently used devices. As a result of the project not only the device itself will
be constructed, but also there will be possibility to offer analytic services by SMEs to companies producing anti-
corrosion coatings (such as paint manufacturers). Scope of the effect will be broad among others it will affect an
aviation, metal construction - like bridges, maritime industry – shipbuilding, drilling platforms and metal pipes
etc. During the course of undertakings there will be also literature analysis and research on the most optimal
methods of coatings testing. Next there is planned identification of optimal electrolytes and metals as well as
electrochemical differences in electric potential. Finally there will be best methods of corrosion evaluation
chosen and described in order to calibrate the device enabling it to an automatic identification of the scope of
corrosion.

The proposed ISPACT device will be based on eddy current and ultrasonic technology. The device itself will
consist of two parts. One part will be the chemical reactor - a place in which the acceleration of corrosion will
take place, and the second will be the location in which the analyzing part will be undertaken. In addition to the
device there will be a touch screen monitor and special dedicated software, that will enable constant monitoring
and supervision by the scientist-tester.




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Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: Distributor or manufacturer of analytical equipment and Software development company




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Aquaculture / Fisheries / Marine Technologies

    PS FP7-SME-2013: Shellfish and Environment Management Software - SEMS
    PS ID: PS-SME-IE-2080


 This project operates in the aquaculture shellfish sector. It seeks to develop a software package
that will help shellfish farmers manage their farms. This will then integrate with sensing technology
that will give the farmers growth estimates for the current year. This connection will over time allow
farmers to predict crop growth and therefore harvest yields. A technology such as remote sensing
would allow for the project to extend to all regions. The farmer will be in control but with input from
data sources that will automatically integrate with an online system.

Proposal Outline:
Software: The first activity is the development of a farm management software package to incorporate farm
derived data. This will give farmers control over their own stock, harvest yields, equipment and financial
planning. Seed availability is becoming a major issue in NW Europe for the mussel industries in particular.
Monitoring and forecasting of interannual variations in seed availability would be a major benefit to the industry.

Marine sensing: In order for interannual growth variations to be incorporated into the farm model some element
of sensing and monitoring in the marine environment is required. This could be remote sensing from satellite
data looking at sea surface chlorpphyll levels. On site monitoring equipment will be required for data calibration.

Testing: Once the software and sensing data are incorporated then farms, with different shellfish production
methods and species will be required to test the systems. Over a number of years the production will be
monitored and growth related to environmental data collected.

Dissemination: Once the software is developed and tested then the findings will be disseminated and the
products will be commercialised. A roll out through a Cloud infrastructure would be the ideal method for EU-wide
results dissemination.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: Shellfish production companies are required.Technology partners are required (these can be agencies or
SMEs). The technical skills needed are in sensor application development and in data mining / analysis.
A partner proficient in proposal writing and project coordination is sought.
RTD Performers: I will need aquaculture R and D partners. I am looking for environmental management
partners. I am looking for technology development partners.
The proposer is looking for a coordinator




    PS FP7- SME – 2013: TBD
    PS ID: PS-SME-HR-1786


TBD

Proposal Outline:
TBD

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: Fisheries
The proposer is looking for a coordinator




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Nanotechnologies

    PS FP7-SME-2013: CAMPYLOPACK “Development of an active packaging to remove Campylobacter
    from packed poultry meat”.
    PS ID: PS-SME-BE-1892


The main objective of the project is to develop a package solution capable of eliminating
Campylobacter in packed poultry meat and extending the shelf life of the product

Proposal Outline:
Two different package solutions will be developed:
• Active flexible film – Film coated by an active varnish and designed to be used in vacuum packaging systems.
• Active trays – Tray sprayed by an active solution and designed to be used in combination with MAP

At the same time, the solution involves the development of active coating solutions to be sprayed and coated.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: PARTICIPANT´S ROLE – SME
• Varnishes Manufactures: Whole ownership of the developed spray and coating
• Film Converter: Exclusivity about the coating for a time period and ownership of the active film
• Trays Converter: Exclusivity about the spray for a time period and ownership of the active tray
• Packager: Exclusivity for its interest markets for a time period and preferential conditions after it


    PS FP7-SME-2013: BioBeauty "Cosmetics biopackage container based on nanocomposites"
    PS ID: PS-SME-BE-1863


The general objective of this project is to develop a package solution for cosmetic skin treatment
creams, based on Poly (lactic acid), biocomposites, and a natural active agent with antioxidant
properties. The package will perform as a conventional polymer package.

Solution --- Packaging tube and pot for skin care treatment creams which provides the required
shelf life

• Development of a PLA extrusion moulded tube and PLA injection moulded jar, that are a truly
sustainable packaging solution
• Development of a PLA composite material with the required properties (mechanical, thermal and
barrier properties)
• Development of an active system for antioxidant liberation that provides optimized preservation of
natural and organic skin care creams

Proposal Outline:
 BACKGROUND
- Cosmetics trends
European market for Beauty and personal care products is the greatest in the world with 71.2 bn EUR retail
sales prices in 2011
The global market for natural and organic cosmetics is estimated at 6.5 bn EUR in 2010
European cosmetics market exportation represents almost one third of the global market
Mass cosmetics is predicted to grow at a 3% CAGR until 2015

- Packaging trends
Europe and US account for more than 70% of the global sustainable packaging market
Report from the European Commission dated on June 2011 reports that 72% of interviewed Europeans would be
willing to pay more for environmentally friendly products
Cosmetics and personal care industry is a key driving force in growing sustainable packaging

CHALLENGES
- Cost issues
Higher cost of biodegradable polymers as compared to conventional polymers
Added cost of nanotechnology and active packaging




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- Barrier properties
Enhanced mechanical and barrier properties are needed in order for bioplastics to perform as conventional
polymers

Partner sought and role in the project:
 PARTICIPANTS ROLES - SME’s
- Material compounder - Manufacture a compound product (polymer masterbatch) that will be used by the
polymer processor
- Additives company – Manufacture natural additive and delivery system
- Polymer processor Extrusion moulding (Tube) – Produce the injection moulded tube at an industrial level
- Polymer processor Injection moulding (Pot) - Produce the injection moulded tube at an industrial level
- Cosmetics company – Commercialise the final products under the organic or bio cosmetics line
- Retailer – Sales point for the final product


    PS FP7-SME-2013: CNPRINT: Inkjet printing of fabrics with colored nanoparticles (CNPs)
    PS ID: PS-SME-PT-2009


The textile industry has still to advance towards a positive ecological footprint. Textile finishing
processes as dyeing are still widely recognized as cause to environmental issues and problems
generated by the textile industry. Even if new finishing technology (as digital printing) is paving the
way towards more ecological finishing processes, currently used dyeing materials (pigments and
dyes) are still a source of concern demanding alternative solutions. Pigments still need to use
binders to be fixed onto textiles, which pose relevant problems in advanced printing techniques, as
the use of binders normally results in clogging of inkjet printing machines after some time. Dyes
don’t show the same problem, and have been taking over pigments mainly in fine cellulosic fibres,
where reactive dyes are being preferred. The problem with reactive dyes for inkjet printing is the
same as for screen printing: they need a washing-off sequence after printing, including one wash at
the boil (soaping). This is water and energy consuming.

New nanomaterials are showing promising ways to solve ecological problems associated with
finishing materials and processes, and its combination with digital printing techniques may result in
groundbreaking solutions. But unlocking its combined potential to textile companies is still
dependent on a true cooperation between different players of the textile industry supply chain.

Proposal Outline:
The main objective of the proposal is to study and develop colored nanoparticles (CNPs) suitable for ink-jet
printing.
Planned activities:
- Develop colored nanoparticles (CNPs) for inkjet printing by approaching different characteristics such as: 1)
dispersion of nanoparticles by functionalizing nanoparticles with negatively charged groups 2) stability of
nanoparticles for storage in aqueous dispersion, by testing different functional groups with greater hydrolysis
stability.
- Testing different formulations, different colors, for intensity and fastness. Testing different fastness
requirements: light fastness, wash fastness, water fastness, rub fastness. Testing different fixation conditions
such as temperature and relative humidity. Testing different pretreatment and washing conditions for more
intense colors.
- Study dispersion properties and the viscosity of printing inks. Develop adequate formulations for printing with
CNPs.
- Testing different inkjet printing nozzles of different sizes and calibration of machines for printing CNPs.
- Testing coverage and diffusion of CNPs on silk fabrics and fibres with inkjet printing machines. Testing different
fabrics with different textures and thicknesses.
- Testing coverage and diffusion of CNPs on cotton/lyocell fabrics and fibres with inkjet printing machines.
Testing different fabrics with different textures and thicknesses.
Main outcome and benefits will be: new finishing processes and techniques for quality efficient application of
CNPs on different fabrics and fibres through inkjet printing. End users will be saving energy and money by
adopting new generation dyeing materials (CNPs) in textile finishing processes.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: Equipment manufacturer (inkjet printing machines) (SME 2)
Roles in the project: test different nozzles of different sizes and assist end-user in calibration of machine.
End user silk (SME 3)
Roles in the project: Test coverage and diffusion of CNPs on silk fabrics and fibres with inkjet printing machines.



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Test different fabrics with different textures and thicknesses.
End user cotton and lyocell (SME 4)
Roles in the project: Test coverage and diffusion of CNPs on cotton fabrics and fibres with inkjet printing
machines. Test different fabrics with different textures and thicknesses.

RTD Performers: Formulator (RTD 2):
Roles in the project: Study dispersion properties and the viscosity of printing inks. Develop adequate
formulations for printing with CNPs.


 PS FP7-SME-2013: Enhancing material/structural characteristics of fibrous composite materials                         PS
 using nanoparticles                                                                                                   PS ID: PS-SME-U
 PS ID: PS-SME-UK-1883


Polymer composite materials have been extensively used in many industries, including aerospace,
sports, energy and automotive. One of the common inter-laminar failure modes in composite
materials is delamination, the separation of the adjacent layers, in opening, shearing and tearing
modes. Recent research has shown that an effective method to improve the delamination resistance
of polymer composites is to incorporate nanoparticles such as nanoclay and carbon nanotube to the
polymer matrix. These studies show that the nanoparticles filling epoxy/carbon fibre composites
presented an increase up to 300% in inter-laminar fracture properties which was ascribed to a new
failure mode introduced by the presence of nanoparticles.

Proposal Outline:
Little research has been carried out towards correlating the morphology of nanoparticles and the inter-laminar
failure modes. Moreover, the effect of the interfacial interactions among the nanoparticles, glass/carbon fibres
and polymer matrix on the intra-laminar failure modes, such as matrix cracking, fibre breakage, fibre buckling
and fibre-matrix debonding, are still not clear. Another potential use of nanoparticles is implementing direction
stiffness into the structures made of composite materials towards producing elastic coupling (with application in
adaptive blades and smart wings) or local stiffening (with application on optimising the aeroelastic and
buckling/post buckling behaviour of aerodynamic surfaces such as wind turbine blades and aircraft wings).

The proposed research aims at
(i) investigating the effect of nanoparticles on intra-laminar failure modes;
(ii) determining correlations between the morphology of nanoparticles and the inter-laminar and intra-laminar
failure modes; and
(iii) investigating the potential use of nanoparticles in implanting directional stiffness towards enhancing static
and dynamic stability of structures made of composite materials (e.g. wind turbine blades).

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: We are interested to hear from SMEs with an interest in energy, design and manufacturing research.


    PS FP7-SME-2013: EFFM-MultiNano “Environmentally Friendly Functional Materials and
    Nanotechnologies for the Energy, Automotive, Aviation and Defense Sector”
    PS ID: PS-SME-LV-1789


Institute of Business Technologies (Riga, Latvia) is going to develop a project proposal focusing on
nano-structuring and functionalization of fibers, yarns, fabrics and nonwovens based on glass, flax
and hemp fibres for technological and technical application, e.g.:
- membranes
- separators
- radiation shielding
- catalyst support
- photo-catalytic filter
- oxide electrode support
- Li-ion batteries
- hydrogen fuel cells.

The consortium is searching for partners with experience in nanophysics, nanotechnologies and
production of nanomaterials, smart fabrics and nonwoven textiles.




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Proposal Outline:
 In recent years there is dramatic rise in demand in the energy, aviation, automotive and defense industries for
new types of lightweight functional materials which comes from the need to:
- develop the new types of batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells and electrochemical reactors and CO2
convertors;
- increase the range of aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles used in combat, to increase their load
bearing capacity as well as to reduce overall fuel use.

The electricity generation and CO2 conversion with electrochemical systems contain porous components and
technical textile. The fibre based materials are and will be effective for such purposes.

The overall objective of the project is to develop technical textile products based on glass and natural fibres as
components for electrical power sources, electrochemical reactors and CO2 convertors as well as for filters,
isolation and construction materials.

The main objective of the project will be to increase the functionality of components in particular their
electrochemical, electro- and photo-catalytic properties.

During the project technology will be developed to produce highly efficient components for energy conversion
systems by integrating them in technological processes. The added value will be to lower the mass of the
components, lowered energy use and decreased CO2 emission.

Specific goals to be achieved during the project are:
- development of qualified nonwoven bi-fibre materials as components for energy systems, tailored for the
specific application;
- characterisation and testing of components;
- optimisation of component design, minimisation of component weight and volume (material selection,
optimisation of material flows);
- prototyping and testing of the components in model application systems, demonstrating its market potential.

The novel materials and components will be based on renewable feedstock thus reducing CO2 emissions into the
atmosphere and willcomply with the restrictive requirements of the EU directives, including 2006/32/WE. It is
planned to use our own eco-friendly natural feedstock extraction method, but we are open to test other
technologies suggested by our partners.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: Demonstration (proof of the viability of the new technology and of the production processes & tests of
prototypes)
RTD Performers: R&D in the following areas:
- functionalisation of glass, flax and hemp textile materials
- development of technologies for
     1) preparation of micro and nano fibres
     2) modification and functionalisation of fibres
     3) preparation of nonwoven components

- technologies sought:
      1) chemical leaching/etching
      2) plasma etching
      3) vacuum coating
      4) sol-gel
      5) electroplating
      6) electrophoresis
      7) electrospinning
- characterisation and testing functionality of textile materials and components




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Materials Processing
    PS FP7-SME-2013: RAPCAP Development of a novel Vacuum Controlled Casting process
    PS ID: PS-SME-HU-2110


RAPCAP proposal focuses on the rapid prototyping of die casting. Die casting is an economic and
highly productive process, but the initial capital costs are enormous due to the expensive molds and
equipment. Therefore it is essential during the introduction of a new product to make a prototype
prior to the manufacturing of the final mold in order to avoid later tool modifications. Since the fluid
metal flow and solidification is a very complicated process, which is difficult to simulate, it is
challenging to design the optimal shape for the mold in order to get good quality casting. Therefore
it is very useful to cast a prototype of the model and investigate potential failures to be able to
optimise the geometry in an early phase of the design. The project will create a technology that is
able to manufacture prototypes of die castings relatively cheap and fast and so provide the
opportunity to test the product before the mass production tools have been manufactured. The
method of die casting as a mass production technology is an economic and highly productive
process, but the initial capital costs are enormous due to the expensive molds and equipment.
Therefore it is essential during the introduction of a new product to make a prototype prior to the
manufacturing of the final mold in order to avoid later tool modifications.

Proposal Outline:
 The most common method to make a prototype of castings used to be the simple sand casting technique.
However the biggest disadvantage here is that patterns must have a minimum draft angle of 3° to be able to
remove them from the sand and so we cannot cast the same geometry that was designed for pressure casting.
Another widely used process for prototyping is investment casting. Here the pattern is made of a lower melting
point material. It is then coated with the ceramic moulding material and the pattern is melt or burned out
leaving the mould cavity empty. Using this method the casting can have almost any shape and even contain
undercuts. However these methods used for prototyping do not apply additional pressure to fill the mould
cavity, so the quality will not reach the level that is general in die casting. RAPCAP proposal focuses on the rapid
prototyping of die casting. Die casting is an economic and highly productive process, but the initial capital costs
are enormous due to the expensive moulds and equipment. Therefore it is essential during the introduction of a
new product to make a prototype prior to the manufacturing of the final mould in order to avoid later tool
modifications. Since the fluid metal flow and solidification is a very complicated process, which is difficult to
simulate, it is challenging to design the optimal shape for the mould in order to get good quality casting.
Therefore it is very useful to cast a prototype of the model and investigate potential failures to be able to
optimise the geometry in an early phase of the design. The project will create a technology that is able to
manufacture prototypes of die castings relatively cheap and fast and so provide the opportunity to test the
product before the mass production tools have been manufactured. The method of die casting as a mass
production technology is an economic and highly productive process, but the initial capital costs are enormous
due to the expensive moulds and equipment. Therefore it is essential during the introduction of a new product
to make a prototype prior to the manufacturing of the final mould in order to avoid later tool modifications. The
fabrication of the casting prototype has following steps: We make a positive pattern of the product with 3D
printing technology. The patterns are made of elastomeric material so they can be easily removed from the solid
mould even without wall draft. We fix this pattern on the bottom of a moulding flask and pour the moulding
material on it, which is a special ceramics developed for this application. The mould will contain embedded air
permeable pipes made of glass fibre.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: Aluminium die-casting SME; die-casting SME; mould-design and rapid protptyping SME; moulding tool
manufacture SME;


    PS FP7-SME-2013: Nanostructured conductors for environmentally efficient electrical power and
    signal transmission
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-1946


This project deals with the development of new nanostructured conductors to replace copper. The
conductors have a unique combination of axial strength, low density and high electrical performance
(conductivity and current capacity). They also offer new possiblities of integration into electrical
devices simpler than those available with traditional metals. The use of these new conductors can
contribute to significant weight reductions in aerospace, automotive and other industrial sectors.

Proposal Outline:
The project has three research-oriented WPs:
   focused on the improvement of the conductors (WP1)



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    process engineering control to increase yield and production capacity (WP2)
    and integration as cables, wiring, etc, including electrical performnace testing and production trials using
facilities of the SME producers (WP4).

WP5 (lead by an SME), commercial devices will be built using these new conductors and tested in an industrial
environment. These protoytpes will also serve as demonstrators.

WP6 consists in the Industrial Deployment Strategy and Dissemination.
Consortium management is covered in WP7.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: SME in the wire/cable sector, ideally a supplier for the aerospace or automotive industry. A strong R&D
profile is required, ideally combined with previous experience with EU projects. The SME is expected to play an
important role in the project and to be an active participant in the development across all the WPs, mainly in the
final device fabrication.


    PS FP7-SME-2013: Development of novel clear coating for the protection of external wood
    surfaces
    PS ID: PS-SME-DE-1943


Unprotected wood surfaces will show within short time aging, that means alteration in the optical
and mechanical properties of the wood surface. Within the project a new technology for clear
coating that is more effective against moisture and UV light than the currently market-dominating
technologies shall be developed.

Proposal Outline:
Aim of the project shall be the development of a new clear coating technology for external wooden surfaces
with long-term protection functionality against UV radiation and weather impact. The main objectives of the
project are the development of formulations for the protection of wood against UV radiation with transparent
paints based on ceramic hollow spheres as well as the development of formulation with silica based binders that
exhibit very good resistance against the impact of weather and UV light.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: The consortium is looking for SMEs from any sub-area of the wood-industry or from industries that are
applying wood. The SMEs should have expertise in the wood processing and have an interest in finding new
solutions for transparent coating for the protection of external wooden surfaces. Main task of the SME shall be
to use and apply the technology after it's been developed.


    PS FP7-SME-2013: Novel Air Cleaning System
    PS ID: PS-SME-GR-1742


Air purification systems are considered one of the most profitable markets with gains that surpass
34.5 billion euro and had annually growth rate 5% through 2013. The indoor commercial
purifications systems, that are used today and are necessary for the removal of gas pollutants, odors
and the reduction of illnesses transmittance, are not currently addressing the people’s needs as they
lack in efficiency and have high maintenance and energy cost. Our project aims to address this need
by producing an innovative air cleaning system with high bactericidal performance, increased gas
pollutant degradation and strong deodorizing functionality. In more details, the new air cleaning
system will have the following characteristics:
1) at least 70% bactericidal efficiency
2) high deodorizing and gas pollutant degradation functionality
3) minimum maintenance
4) reduction of energy cost by 50% compared to other commercial products
5) noiseless function
6) and 70% reduction of disease infection risk

Proposal outline:
 Air purification systems are considered one of the most profitable markets with gains that surpass 34.5 billion
euro and had annually growth rate 5% through 2013. The indoor commercial purifications systems, that are
used today and are necessary for the removal of gas pollutants, odors and the reduction of illnesses
transmittance, are not currently addressing the people’s needs as they lack in efficiency and have high
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system with high bactericidal performance, increased gas pollutant degradation and strong deodorizing
functionality. In more details, the new air cleaning system will have the following characteristics:

1)   at least 70% bactericidal efficiency
2)   high deodorizing and gas pollutant degradation functionality
3)   minimum maintenance
4)   reduction of energy cost by 50% compared to other commercial products
5)   noiseless function
6)   and 70% reduction of disease infection risk

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: a) air cleaning systems manufacturer/integrator (SME)
     b) ceramic foam manufacturer or photocatalyst manufacturer (SME)
     c) nano-TiO2 manufacturer (SME)
     d) hospital (end-user)




    PS FP7-SME-2013: MicroPowder, new material for heating elements
    PS ID: PS-SME-IT-1928


Micropowder is a material derived from industrial waste with interesting electrical and thermal
properties. This material is heated to incandescence when hit by a microwave and can be used also
for electrical resistance. Micropowder is suitable for contact with food. The scope of our proposal is
to understand how this material can be molded, how can be used and to test products made with
this material. In order to submit our proposal we are looking for SMEs and RTDP with expertise on
microwave, heating elements, ceramic or porcelain production.

Proposal Outline:
 Microenergy is a small company established on 2010 with the purpose to develop new heating and cooking
systems by the use of a peculiar material called Micropowder that has the properties to heat itself a lot when on
it is applied a electro-magnetic field or when crossed by an electric flow . So we are talking about of a
microwave susceptor material. Due to the fact that Micropowder is a glass-ceramic material to realize heating
element can be used the conventional ceramic technologies already well known worldwide in particular by
sintering or by melting process. ADVANTAGES: -Lower cost of the heating elements, due to the much lower raw
materials costs, -high abrasion and wear resistance particularly important for coverings application and floors in
general -shielding of high frequency electromagnetic fields by absorption of the incident radiation (attenuation),
similar to iron oxide based dedicated products but lower than ferrite-based paints -safe installation in explosive
environments or to avoid sparks due to the antistatic behaviour of coverings, deriving form their – though low-
electric conductivity -room temperature conductivity moderately higher than the silicon carbide one, which
makes the new materials suitable for rapid heating with low applied currents -satisfactory good thermal shock
resistance deriving form the moderate thermal conductivity of the materials, allowing rapid heating schedules
when used as resistance heating elements, or fast cooking when in microwave appliances -use of near net
shape techniques (spark plasma sintering, hot pressing) which will minimize finishing operations, with cost
reduction and increase of productivity. The advantage of Micropowder material is the possibility to obtain
different shapes in order to improve the surface area and hence the heat exchange . Micropowder could be also
applied as paint. The pure material when put in a microwave field heats itself very quickly to achieve red colour
(around 850°C) . Micropowder is an inert low cost glass-ceramic material certified for food contact. The idea is
to use micropowder in microwave and electrical process. We can use it to substitute the higher embodied
energy materials, like SiC or molybdenum disilicide, for the construction of heating elements.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: SMEs with expertise on:
 - industrial microwave, for understand how to use products made from micropowde
 - ceramic or porcelain production for understand how to make products from micropowder
 - sintering and melting process, for understand production process
RTD Performer: RTDP with the same skills on:
 - industrial microwave, for understand how to use products made from micropowder
 - ceramic or porcelain production, for understand how to make products from micropowder
 - sintering and melting process, for understand production process



    PS FP7-SME-2013: REAFFIRM - REsorbAble Fillers and FIbeRs for biocoMposite
    PS ID: PS-SME-IT-1706



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The aim of the project is to design and engineer composite calcium phosphate cements and
resorbable composite bone fixation devices using resorbable phosphate glass powders and fibres as
reinforcing phase and to move these high performance biomaterials toward the market. At the end
of the project the development phase will be completed and the materials should be ready to start
their clinical validation and the procedure towards the CE certification
Proposal Outline:
Calcium phosphate cements can be processed at ambient temperature and harden in vivo through a low-
temperature setting reaction and their composition is very similar to the mineral phase of the bone. However,
their low mechanical properties restrict their use to non-load bearing or pure compression applications. Bone
fracture fixation devices based on degradable polymers (e.g polylactic acid, polyglicolic acid) avoid a second
operation to remove the metallic implants and strongly limit stress shielding. Unfortunately polymers due to
their low stiffness and poor mechanical properties their use is limited to non-load bearing applications. In this
project we want to extend the application field of calcium phosphate cements and polymeric fracture fixation
devices by increasing their mechanical performance and their biological behaviour through the introduction of
resorbable phosphate glass in the form of powder or fibres. Compared to resorbable polymeric fillers, phosphate
glasses will offer higher mechanical properties. Besides, being completely resorbable in aqueous media with
tunable kinetics, they are unique candidates not only for the reinforcement of materials for load bearing
applications but also for the realization of completely resorbable materials and implants. Phosphate glass fibers
are emergent materials for enhancing mechanical properties and for guiding the resorption/regeneration process
of biomedical devices. The mechanical properties and resorption feature can be engineered acting on the glass
composition, the glass particle and fibre dimension and the glass volume fraction in the composite. For the
fibre-reinforced composite, different type and disposition of the fibres can be proposed (short or continuous
fibres, random or oriented fibres, mesh) to match the desired properties. The fibres will be also processed into
textiles, which will be used for the composite reinforcement and for other applications arising during the project
development.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: • SME working in the manufacturing/commercialisation of resorbable biomedical devices • SME with
expertise in the manufacturing of composites (also in other application fields) • SME with expertise in
bioresorbable polymers • SME with expertise in calcium phosphates • SME with expertise in bone fixation
devices • SME with expertise in the sterilisation process


    PS FP7-SME-2013: Improving efficiency on current wood biomass drying systems by means of
    drying and management accurate management.
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-1658


Wood based biomass is one of the most promising clean energy sources for the following years. The
process is the recollection (forest cutting), storage and drying.

Currently drying is carried out manually and based in more an "art" than an efficient process, which
leads many times to inefficient drying process.

Such manual process needs for improvement in order to increase yield on wood drying process for
the benefit of manufacturer and buyers.

Proposal Outline:
 Wood based biomass is one of the most promising clean energy sources for the following years. The process is
the recollection (forest cutting), storage and drying.
Currently drying is carried out manually and based in more an "art" than an efficient process, which leads many
times to inefficient drying process.
Such manual process needs for improvement in order to increase yield on wood drying process for the benefit of
manufacturer and buyers.
The project intends to use novel technologies (from mechanical to electronical and ICT) for the optimization of
such process by means of a new drying process

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: 1 Software SME, 1 Electronics SME, 2 End users SME (companies that exploits wood based biomass. One
from northern clima and one from southern clima)

PLEASE, DO NOT ANSWER RTDs. IT IS NEEDED SMEs WITH CAPABILITIES FOR FUTURE EXPLOITATION OF THE
SYSTEM AND THAT MAY PROVIDE ADEQUATE EXPERTISE AND VALIDATION (NOT DEVELOPMENT).




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    PS FP7-SME-2013: Intelligent crusher optimization
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-1627


The subject is the development of a novel system for optimization of crushers for mining and
aggregates industry.

Proposal Outline:
The objective of the project is the development of an intelligent ICT monitored system that allows the
optimization of crusher parameters.

Focused on cone and hammer crushers, it will include advanced wireless sensing for output on-line material
which, added to the artifificial intelligence algorithms and modelling, the system will adapt to existing plant
characteristics and it will offer the most adequate parameters adjustment for yield increase and energy
consumption decrease.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: We are searching for (only one spanish among them...the rest non spanish):
- 2 end user SMEs (companies that may provide their facilities for some validation).
- 1 industrial electronics SME
- 1 industrial software SME




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Environment/waste
    PS FP7-SME-2013: PERFORMANCE AND VALIDATION OF HIGH-RATE CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS -
    HIGHWET
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-2083


The objective of this proposal is to perform and validate new configurations of constructed wetlands
(CW) in order to operate at high loading rates treating different types of wastewater. Furthermore,
new operation strategies will be carried out in order to avoid the gravel bed clogging and extend the
lifetime of the systems. Denitrification process will be improved to achieve at least a 60% nitrogen
removal. Finally, CW best management practices and design will be elaborated in order to enhance
their implementation and operation.

Proposal outline:
The scope of this proposal is to achieve high rate CW which can be used by wastewater treatment companies
dedicated to develop and implement low cost and sustainable treatment alternatives for population sanitation
lower than 10000 equivalent inhabitants. In order to reach this scope, it is necessary to achieve a validation of
new configuration CW systems treating different types of wastewater at high loading rates.
In this way, HIGHWET proposal will be based on carrying out the necessary actions to obtain high removal
efficiency (organic and nutrient matter, pathogens) operating horizontal and vertical CW at steady state with a
high loading and hydraulic rate.

The main actions and/or activities to be conducted in the proposal will be the following:
1) Identify and provide solutions to weak points of actual CW systems;
2) Design, configuration and implementation of new high rate CW;
3) Validation of high loading and hydraulic rate operation of the CW configured;
4) Performance of operation strategies of CW to maintain steady state at high organic and hydraulic load.

This proposal will provide a significant enhancement to the implementation of CW as sustainable and low cost
wastewater treatment alternative in order to solve the sanitation of village with population lower than 10000
equivalent inhabitants. The fact of being able to operate at high organic load and need lower surface area will
decrease the investment cost of CW implementation, which will help to deploy CW market at large scale by
wastewater management companies, administration and small village councils.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME specialised in the performance of aeration devices in wastewater treatment systems. SME would develop
and implement the aeration device in constructed wetlands in order to increase their efficiency.
Preferably outside from Spain and Denmark



    PS FP7-SME-2013OPTIMALG - Development of a Complex Extraction-mixing Method of Wet Algae
    Biomass for Generating High Value Products and Sustainable Fuel
    PS ID: PS-SME-HU-2042


The OPTIMALG project offers a 2 step processing approach to unprocessed raw (wet) micro-algae
paste. First, biologically active compounds are extracted to produce products that have high value
and market demand, such as cosmetics, food and feed additives. Second, a stable micro-emulsion
mixture is established between the remaining algal paste and conventional diesel fuel and/or bio-
diesel fuel. This mixture then can be burned in regular diesel engine generators or conventional oil
boilers to produce electricity and heat. As diesel engines operate at high temperature and pressure,
all the micro-algae cell biomass will be combusted in the engine, providing more energy by
contribution of other main metabolic compounds in cell; proteins, carbohydrates and lipids unlike
conventional processes that use only lipid fraction of cells. In summary the major scope of the
project is to overcome the economical challenge of using micro-algae as a sustainable fuel source by
developing algae extract based high value products in the first step, and formulating a mixture
system of algae cell in a liquid fuel for combustion as a second step product.

Proposal Outline:
Renewable fuels made from organic matters hold promise to replace fossil fuels as world’s primary energy
source. However most bio-fuels currently used are derived from land corps, like palm oil, sugar cane, maize and
vegetable oil these have come under criticism for competing with food production and water resources. Micro-
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than other bio-fuel crops. In order to find ways to efficiently create clean, socially and environmentally
responsible fuel alternative, costs of downstream processes have to be broken down. Recently an enormous
effort has been given to commercialize micro-algae based bio-fuels. These include researches with significant
funding from all over the world for development of high efficiency algae reactors and processes that are aiming
low cost downstream processes, namely concentrating, drying and extraction of oil from micro-algae. However,
despite of these efforts, micro-algae based fuel production has not been successful as a substitute of petroleum
based fuel sources in economical point of view. The main reason for this is the high costs of downstream
processes and negative energy balance of overall process. Downstream processes are responsible for
approximately 80% of total production costs. OPTIMALG project offers an innovative solution to overcome
economical challenge of using micro-algae a as sustainable fuel source by developing algae extract based high
value products in the first step, while formulating a mixture system of algae cell in a liquid fuel and combustive
this mixture in regular diesel engine in the second step, eliminating high costly downstream processes. The
OPTIMALG project offers a 2 step processing approach to unprocessed raw (wet) micro-algae paste. First,
biologically active compounds are extracted to produce products that have high value and market demand, such
as cosmetics, food and feed additives. Second, a stable micro-emulsion mixture is established between the
remaining algal paste and conventional diesel fuel and/or bio-diesel fuel. This mixture then can be burned in
regular diesel engine generators or conventional oil boilers to produce electricity and heat. As diesel engines
operate at high temperature and pressure, all the micro-algae cell biomass will be combusted in the engine,
providing more energy by contribution of other main metabolic compounds in cell; proteins, carbohydrates and
lipids unlike conventional processes that use only lipid fraction of cells. In summary the major scope of the
project is to overcome the economical challenge of using micro-algae as a sustainable fuel source by developing
algae extract based high value products in the first step, and formulating a mixture system of algae cell in a
liquid fuel for combustion as a second step product. The project would result in significant benefit to SMEs in
terms of competitiveness and profitability in the following sectors: - CO2 emitting industry, in the case of small
scale bio source based plant (such as bio-gas plant), almost zero emission can be reached by algae production
combined with the proposed system. - Technical service companies would benefit in distributing the system as
well as its installation and maintenance. - Companies interested in algae based fine chemicals (such as oils,
cosmetics, etc.) as well in algal fuels can benefit from the project results.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: a European SME with technology profile on the field of software products – preferably developing and/or
distributing products in connection with algae and/or renewable energy. Task would be to exploit the results of
product specific software algorithm development.
SME-AG: an SME association on a national level, experienced in algae bio-fuel and/or algae co-produces and/or
bio-diesel.


    PS FP7-SME-2013: O2ELIM - Development of an efficient oxygen elimination technology combined
    with existing upgrading processes for reducing oxygen content in gases for pipeline grade quality
    PS ID: PS-SME-HU-1575


A Hungarian Research Institute is intended to submit a proposal to the FP7 ‘Research for SMEs’ call
and invites SME partners to participate in developing a novel technology that aims to decrease
oxygen content in methan rich gases from approx. 1-10 V/V% to a concentration that is low enough
for the gas to be managed further by conventional, existing gas upgrading technologies, in order to
represent abundant and available pipeline-grade natural gas alternatives. SMEs experienced in tanks
manufacturing, pumps/dosing system manufacturing, gas upgrading and SME experts in sensor
technologies are highly welcomed. Furthermore, we are waiting for landfill site operators as OTHER.

Proposal Outline:
 Natural gas, a hydrocarbon gas mixture, is gathered and processed in order to utilize its methane content as a
combustible, or energy source for electricity and power generation. There are other methane-rich gases, like
biogas, coal-bed gas or landfill gas, products or by-product of different industrial processes, these gases, in
turn, contain significant amount of other gases and impurities. The primarily impurities that need to be removed
are carbon dioxide with smaller amounts of hydrogen sulfide and ammonia. Trace amounts of hydrogen,
nitrogen, saturated or halogenated carbohydrates and oxygen can also be present, depending on the gas
harvesting technology.

Gas upgrading processes have long been developed in order to concentrate the methane content. For oxygen, a
compound that gets increased significantly in vacuum harvesting technologies, removal systems are inefficient
and less economical. As a result, oxygen contaminated gases with high oxygen content (1-10 V/V %), like
landfill gas and coal-bed methane, are generally not utilized as natural gas alternatives as traditional pipelines
may contain only 100 ppm of oxygen.

The technology proposed aims to decrease oxygen content in oxygen contaminated gases from approx. 1-10
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upgrading technologies, in order to represent abundant and available pipeline-grade natural gas alternatives.
The proposed technology is based on the widely used and long established microbial desulfurization process in
which hydrogen-sulfide content is removed from a gas stream by reacting with oxygen in a humidified
environment.

The setting of the process operates the technology in a way that it is the oxygen content of the feed gas that
determines and drives the stoichiometric proportion of hydrogen-sulfide necessary for the reaction and complete
removal of oxygen in the form of a sulfate-rich effluent solution. After this process, the remaining sulfide
content is removed by an alternative process, if necessary.

In this project, we are looking for SME partners experienced in the following areas:
   Expert in complex Gas Upgrading systems
   Gas treatment related manufacturing and design
   Landfill Site Operators as OTHER
   Experts in Sensor Technologies

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: SME partners experienced in the following areas:
- Expert in complex Gas Upgrading systems
- Gas treatment related manufacturing and design
- Experts in Sensor Technologies
Other: Landfill Site Operators as OTHER


    PS FP7-SME-2013: LIVEWATER - An Autonomous First-Warning Enzymatic Inhibition Device for
    Detecting Toxicity in Rivers
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-1556


The European Union Water Framework Directive (WFD) is transforming the way water quality monitoring is
undertaken in all Member States. It aims to achieve “good quality” status of all water bodies throughout
Europe by 2015 by implementing management plans at the river basin level, among other strategies. The first
and most important water quality criteria to be tested is toxicity, which basically means its capacity to support
life. Water toxicity is currently assessed with bioassay batteries using aquatic indicator organisms such as
fish, daphnia, luminous photobacteria or dinoflagellates, which are sensitive to a wide range of contaminants.
The main drawback of these techniques is that they are not autonomous and cannot be used for continuous
monitoring at the water source. Instead, technicians collect samples at regular intervals or use hand-held
bioassay devices to test samples in the field, but these methods provide little or no protection against sudden
and unexpected toxic events; what is needed is a “first warning” system as a failsafe to protect sensitive
water sources.

Proposal Outline:
 LIVEWATER proposes a combination of magnetic beads in conjunction with a Flow Injection Analysis (FIA) technique,
together with instrumentation to allow autonomous and continuous toxicity monitoring in the water. In order to achieve the
desired autonomy and enzymatic activity renewal, the enzyme will be linked to magnetic beads consisting of a
paramagnetic core covered with a polymeric material that allows chemical reactivity in order to link different substances.
The beads will be injected in a flow system and stopped near an electrochemical detection system with the aid of a
magnetic field. Then the activity of the enzyme will be measured and, afterwards, the sample containing pesticides will be
injected. After the inhibition of the enzyme the activity will be measured again, and the difference will be correlated with
the pesticide concentration. After the inhibition measurement the enzyme becomes useless, so the magnetic field will be
removed and the beads will be flushed-out of the tubing, allowing the introduction of a fresh new set for the next
determination. The first benefits of LIVEWATER are for the protection of European waterways (environment) and,
ultimately, European water consumers (health). Consortium lead user SMEs will gain an innovative new platform
technology with which to gain new markets, while end user water agencies will benefit from real-time, continuous
monitoring of the water quality of their rivers. The project will also benefit the stated objectives of the WFD cited above, by
informing public agencies, standardisation bodies (both at the country and EU level) and other stakeholders about how the
LIVEWATER platform can help solve their water monitoring needs, improving the quality of toxicity measurement across
the EU by spurring improved standards for monitoring.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: Water monitoring agency based on a contaminated/highly polluted river in Europe as end-user of the project.
The developed system will be tested on site at their facilities. It can be SME or OTHER, but preferably SME.
Possible rivers: Elbe (Germany,
http://www.ecy.wa.gov/apps/watersheds/riv/station.asp?theyear=&tab=notes&scrolly=0&showhistoric=true&sta=11A070)
, Weser (Germany, http://www.fgg-weser.de/messstation_bremerhaven.html ) , Danube (Slovakia or Hungary), Sarno
(Italy, considered one of the most polluted rivers in the world and the most polluted in Europe).



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Aeronautics / Aerospace

    PS FP7-SME-2013: Q750 - Development of unmanned quadcopter for civil and commercial use
    with a 750 kg load capacity operating in uncontrolled airspace
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-2068


An unmanned aerial system (UAS) is an aircraft operated remotely or by a pre-programmed flight
plan without the need for an on-board pilot or crew. The majority of UAS currently available are
used within the military sector for surveillance purposes and are not yet adapted for civil and/or
commercial use. Additionally, the use of UAS in the civil sector is very limited. There exists no
general-purpose UAS that is able to lift and transport heavy loads. Typically, these types of tasks are
performed by helicopters or other manned aircraft like fix winged planes that must be rented
(including their operators) and can prove to be extremely costly (up to 2500 euros/hour). The use
of a UAS with heavy cargo transport capacity would be incredibly beneficial to a number of sectors
and offer significant advances to certain commercial and civil uses. These include early fire fighting
intervention, precision agriculture, mountain rescue and civil protection and cargo transport. The
primary goal of this project will be to create the Q750, a UAS based on quadcopter design with a
load capacity of up to 750kg. Q750 will be designed for civil and commercial use and will offer
greater stability and manoeverability when compared to helicopters and and a stationary flight
capacity that aeroplanes do not possess. Ultimately, the use of Q750 will permit access to otherwise
inaccessible areas, usability in dangerous situations without risking personnel (i.e. pilot), and a high
level of precision and accuracy.

Proposal Outline:
The aim of this study will consist of the creation and production of a UAS based on a quadcopter design for the
transport of heavy loads up to 750 kg. This objective will be achieved via the development of several model
systems by expert partners to be intregated into the final UAS. These systems include: a state of the art
quadcopter control system (including ground base control) a collision avoidance system (sense & avoid) to
assure an equivalent level of safety (ELOS) optimized mechanical and structural design (aerodynamics)
propulsion system and rotor blade design Additionally, Q750 is unique in that it will have the capacity for
cooperative operations with other systems external to the UAS, permitting its use in variety of other applications
such as fire prevention and precision agriculture. In fact, Q750 will be tested for its ability to coordinate with
EFIRE, an intelligent system to detect and manage forest fires based on artificial vision, 3D Maps and GIS.
Expected outcomes from this project will be: 1) An innovative, cost effective product that offers features (e.g.
carrying capacity) that do not currently exist in the UAS market 2) Provide a safe alternative to using manned
aircraft (helicopters and fixed wing planes) in dangerous situations which would put the pilot or crew at risk.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: A non-Spanish SME with capacity to exploit the results of this project, namely the product Q750.
RTD Performers: RTDs experts in:
1) Propulsion system and rotor blade design
2) Structure design and Aerodynamics
3) Control system
4) Sense & Avoid system
5) Communications


    PS FP7-SME-2013: AIRFLOW - AIRborne Flexible Lab-On-Wings
    PS ID: PS-SME-MT-1974


The scope of this project is to develop an Unmanned Airborne Sensing Platform that is modular and
can therefore be easily adapted to different remote monitoring scenarios. The choice of the sensor
payload will guarantee the successful monitoring of the following Earth Sciences: - Agricultural Land
- Monitoring health of crops using thermal emissions - Environmental Monitoring - Sampling of air
and water and analyzing their quality and properties on-board the UAV - Aerial inspection of Gas and
Oil Pipelines - Inspection for Oil and Gas leaks from pipelines that stretch over large and remote
terrains - Land Surveying - Geo-referenced aerial photography fused with other onboard sensors for
detailed and frequently updated map surveys - Forest Fires - Sub-meter detection of high
temperature zones for real-time situational awareness to fire fighters.

Proposal Outline:
 The proposed solution tackles this problem with a UAV that will be fitted with all sensors necessary for
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depending on what is required to monitor, will be plugged into the on-board Central Processing Unit inside the
UAV, making it a versatile and multi-purpose tool. The UAV will be able to take samples of air, water and
imaging, analyse the samples and video data, and communicate results to a ground station. The UAV will be
based on an existing low budget amphibian UAV (ASARP) which has the ability to fly at extreme weather
conditions (gust conditions of 65 km) and take-off and land on water. The aircraft, which can be transported in
boxes and assembled in 30 minutes, has an endurance of 4.5 hours with a payload of up to 40kg. The project
will see the development of sensors, actuators, integration of analysis equipment and development of data
analysis and communication software/hardware that will relay back the analysed data. Both the unique features
of the UAV and the versatility of the payload will give end-users (monitoring service providers) a flexible tool
making their business activity independent from both manned aircrafts and/or satellite photography.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: SME in antenna design Two SMEs who operate providing a monitoring service in any of the following
fields: Agricultural Environmental (water, air) Inspections of oil/gas pipelines land surveying forest fires.


    PS FP7-SME-2013: SeaDrones - Autonomous Deployment of Fleets of Fixed-Wing Electrical UAVs
    for Sea Surveillance Missions
    PS ID: PS-SME-LU-1823


The SeaDrones project aims at developing surveillance services based on fleets of electricity-driven
fixed-wing UAVs developed by a member of the current consortium. This company plans to deploy
fleets of its own aircraft overseas and oceans to detect smuggling (weapons, migrants, drugs, etc.)
or any other illegal activities, such as illegal fishing, piracy or sea pollution. All these problems are
important concerns in Europe and solutions should be envisaged to support Coast Guards and Marine
Corps, as the area to cover is very large.

Proposal Outline:
 Nowadays, the technology for operating a single UAV is mature but using fleets would permit more applications
and induce more efficiency. However, efforts are still necessary for using UAVs in fleet. The scientific and
technological objectives of this project includes: - The design of distributed and localized algorithms in charge of
managing the mobility of each UAV - The development of a realistic UAV fleet simulator to validate the
aforementioned algorithms - The optimisation of the algorithms parameters in a multi-objective fashion to ease
the work of the final decider. This project intends to prove the feasibility and the efficiency of such an approach
before an actual deployment of UAV fleets in real missions.




Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: One or more companies interested in: - secure wireless communications for our new type of network
(UAVs and base stations) - communication protocols in an ad hoc fashion - hardware design of the embedded
system in charge of executing our algorithms in each UAV. Multiple inputs should be managed (autopilot,
sensors, wireless transceivers...) and it should be interfaced with a commercial autopilot.
Other: End-users interested in such surveillance services




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    PS FP7-SME-2013: eVDyn, Electrified Vehicle Dynamics
    PS ID: PS-SME-HR-2056


The goal of the prospective project with the tentative title Electrified Vehicle Dynamics (acronym
eVDyn) is to put together an international multidisciplinary R&D consortium, which will include
several complementary small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and research institutions (RTDs), in
order to develop state-of-the-art vehicle dynamics control-based active safety systems. Tese
systems will be implemented and tested on the coordinating company' own electric city car
(www.doking-automotiv.hr).

Proposal Outline:
The projected R&D activities relate to:
- Traction Control System (TCS) using electric motors
- Antilock Braking System (ABS) using coordinated action of electric motors and active (electric or hydraulic)
brakes for maximum potential of safe
regenerative braking
- Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS) and related vehicle dynamics controls,
- 3DOF or 6DOF Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and advanced sideslip angle estimation algorithms
- Torque Vectoring Control (TVC) for superior vehicle handling
The above vehicle systems will be examined in authorized testing facilities, aimed to demonstrate their
exploitation possibilities and future market
potential.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: an SME with expertise in design or application of active brakes (electric or electrhydraulic ones) for
electric vehicles. These active brakes are to be combined with electric motor regenrative braking based on the
driver braking demand and other conditions.


    PS FP7-SME-2013: CityNet: Urban air pollution and weather conditions monitoring network
    powered with renewable energy
    PS ID: PS-SME-PL-1777


The project demonstrates a smart monitoring system located on the street lamps, capable of giving
constant, precise information in present time. The concept is based on the wireless ZigBee Pro
communication, scalable for large as well as for smaller networks, based on microelectronic sensor
components and software that presents various types of air pollution (gases, noise, dustiness) and
weather conditions (humidity, wind speed and direction) in form of colour graphs and maps.

Proposal Outline:
The CityNet - system represents first constant system of urban environment monitoring. The low-cost, wireless
system is proposed for medium towns as well as big agglomerations or districts that require special care (e.g.
old town). Unlike traditional methods of monitoring, which do not support the municipal management CEEN
dynamically shows pollution and weather conditions changing over daytime in particular areas of the city. This
offers the possibility to take decisions in order to restrict more polluted areas to traffic, adjust parking zones,
measure and compare the improvement in air conditions with other European cities, which can be also use to
promote the city attractiveness. It generates benefits for SMEs not only through selling complex system of
monitoring, but also maintenance service of databases on servers and repairs of microelectronic components. A
progressive idea is that this system will be powered with renewable energy and will be very convenient due to
its placement on street lamps.

The proposed CEEN system will be based on the low-power Zigbee technology. All elements of the system will
be equipped with an independent, autonomous renewable power supply units, either solar panels or small wind
turbines, depending on the conditions. Each element of the CEEN system is connected wirelessly with the
management centre, which will gather all the data, and thanks to the developed software, present them on the
screen. There will be possibility to show the concentration of various air pollutants as well as weather conditions
on the map of particular district or city in order to compare and identify interdependencies as well as regularities
in concentration during different daytimes.




Partner sought and role in the project:



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SME: SME partners:
- wireless sensors distributor or manufacturer
- Intelligent Transport Systems providers or environmental systems manufacturers
RTD Performers: RTD partner for tasks concerning:
- Expert system development, environmental analysis, mathematical model development




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Chemical/Petrochemical

    PS FP7-SME-2013: WaSoMo: Development of Solvent Casting for the production of highly water-
    soluble polymeric films for monodoses pouches to be used in the detergency sector
    PS ID: PS-SME-IT-2098


The objective of the present project consists in the development of a new technology for the
production of thin water soluble polymeric films with improved properties for the packing of liquid
and solid detergents in water soluble pouches.
 The coordinator has a large know-how relating to the chemical formulation of polymeric water
soluble films and glues since it has been producing water soluble products (glues and films) based
on proprietary know-how from more than 20 years.

Now it is looking for a Company specialized in the design and realization of customized extruder
machinery enabling the production of flexible films (30-100µ tick) by casting of viscous polymeric
water solutions. The coordinator has already established a good partnership with detergent and
fragrance producers so the possibility to find a Company interested in developing this new
production process could complete the chain of a very promising commercial joint venture.

Proposal Outline:
 A group of SME and RTD performers are looking for a SME partner to be on board of a proposal whose goal is
the development and the exploitation of a new technology for the production of polymeric water soluble thin
films for monodoses based on a production process nowadays not available in Europe.

The project can be schematically divided in three main points: the first is the definition of the key parameters of
the new production process with the design of the whole pilot plant consisting in a reactor line for the feeding of
the cast extruder and the cast die of the extruder. In the first project step there will be a strong synergy among
the Company that is holding the film know-how for the water soluble film productions, the RTD specialized in
the machinery design and the Company that will be involved in the pilot plant realization.
The second objective is the realization of the pilot plant (in lab scale) with the production of the new water
soluble film.
The last step implies the development of a complete line of liquid and solid detergent compatible with the new
water soluble films.

The technology above described can allow the production of highly water soluble polymeric thin films mainly
suitable for the market of monodoses in the field of detergents and home care products.
In particular the project will involve the following focal points:
1) The design of the pilot production line
2) The realization of the pilot die and the assembling of the production line
3) The setting up of the polymeric formulations and the production of the water soluble new film with isotropic
mechanical properties and improved water solubility
4) The realization of a complete line of liquid detergent specifically tailored to be packaged in monodoses
wrapped in the new film

The expected results at the end of the project (2 years) are the design and the realization of the pilot line
(laboratory scale), the setting up of new polymeric formulations and the development of a line of new
detergents (for different applications and characterized by different cleaning properties/power, different colors
and fragrances) compatible with the new water soluble films.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: A SME from a country different from Italy and Spain able to develop and realize the extruder die and the
pilot line (in laboratory scale) with the help of the coordinator and the RTD performers.

At the moment a part of the consortium involved in the present project is mainly interested in improving the
market of water soluble monodoses and this project can give undoubted advantages for the companies
specialized in the production of water soluble films, detergents and fragrances.
On the other hand the development of these new films is necessarily flanked by the development of a new
production process based on the technology of “Solution Casting”, a versatile technology nowadays not available
in Europe and indispensable for the production of thin films of a large variety of polymeric materials soluble in
water.
This technology can be then applied for the production of thin films characterized by a very uniform thickness
and morphology for many applications. By considering the uniqueness of this technology the development of the



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know-how related to the production of solvent cast extruder can represent a very interesting commercial
opportunity for all the companies operating in the field of melt cast extrusion line and more in general polymers
extrusion.




    PS FP7-SME-2013: Eco-extract: eco-extraction of active principles from plants for fast moving
    goods, cosmetic and pharma applications.
    PS ID: PS-SME-FR-1624


The aim of the project is to develop extracts from plants that have application in the food, cosmetic
and pharmaceutical industry.

Proposal Outline:
Several plants have been identified from their traditional use and active principle potential, but we are open to
new plants. We aim at producing extracts and final products (cosmetics) that are compatible with the organic
label and certification or for therapeutic applications. Plants can be sourced locally with full traceability.

We intend to use our own eco-friendly natural solvent based extraction method, but we are opened to other
technologies from partners.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: SMEs involved in the production of food and food ingredients. SMEs interested in the application of eco-
extracts for cosmetic, food and pharma applications.
RTD Performers: RTD partners in other countries, which could bring:
- competencies in supercritical fluid techniques, CO2 or water supercritical fluids
- competencies in the fine chemical analysis (chromatography) of plants and plant extracts
The proposer is looking for a coordinator




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Health Care

    PS FP7-SME-2013: RESPOC: A cost effective, point of care (POC) instrument to detect Bordetella
    pertussis (whooping cough) and Streptococcus pneumoniae.
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-2036


Pertussis (whooping cough) is a highly contagious infection of the respiratory system. It occurs
mostly in children under the age of one (i.e. before vaccination), or in older children with faded
immunity. Streptococcus pneumoniae causes many types of pneumococcal infections, and is one of
the most common causes of bacterial meningitis in adults and young adults. Microbiological
diagnosis equipment is available to detect such pathogens in patients, but such equipment is costly
and requires highly trained operators, which limits use to centralized laboratories.

Proposal Outline:
The aim of the RESOC project is to develop a novel, low cost point of care (POC) instrument/device for use in
medical centres, clinics, hospitals, and diagnostic laboratories to detect the defined human pathogens. The
solution will be based on the development of a novel instrument plus consumables, and will use DNA
amplification methods.




Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: SME1 - manufacturer of medical instruments, diagnostic instruments, diagnostic reader instruments, or
point of care (POC) instruments, devices or components thereof.
SME2 - manufacturer of medical diagnostic consumables, preferably based on microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip (LOC)
and containing reagents.
SME3 - distributer of diagnostic equipment, materials, or solutions to the healthcare sector.
SME4 – SME medical clinic, centre, hospital or diagnostic laboratory to help define end-user requirements and to
assist in demonstration. Interest is also sought from non-SME health care centres with the same profile.


    PS FP7-SME-2013: IPMD_bring innovative system and services to the workplace: Research and
    development of economic and smart system to measure, collect, and analyze the risk factors
    automatically _ Identifying and Preventing Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorder (WMSD)
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-1931


We need SME participants in our current consortium who needs new business development and
technical innovation in medical device and related applications. We are looking for industry leaders
(SMEs) in Germany, Netherlands, UK, Swizerland, Finland, Belgium, Austria, France, etc.

Proposal Outline:
 IPMD_bring innovative system and services to the workplace: Research and development of economic and
smart system to measure, collect, and analyze the risk factors automatically _ Identifying and Preventing Work-
related Musculoskeletal Disorder at workplace

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: SMEs sale the device and software as supplier of IPMD product, which is better already in supplier chain
selling similar products.
SMEs need innovation and develop new business in medical device or related applications, products and services
for prevention of musculorskeletal disorder.
SMEs as end-users of the results of IPMD, who needs IPMD for their business and service development.


    PS FP7-SME-2013: Comprehensive approaches for novel treatments of respiratory diseases
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-1886


The goal of the present project is to discover and develop novel treatments for COPD and other
respiratory diseases.
To achieve the objectives of the project, the consortium’s companies are planning to use different
approaches depending on their know-how and developed IP: Small molecules, antibodies technology
and natural products.




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Within the respiratory field the project will be focused in those therapies for the treatment of the
following diseases: COPD, ASTHMA and Cystic Fibrosis (CF).

Proposal Outline:
 As part of the project, the novel molecules will pass through different preclinical and clinical development steps
including: ADME, Safety,Efficacy and PhaseI clinical trial. The needed assays to fulfill every drug development
step are planned to be outsoursed to common CROs.

The expected results will bring new COPD therapeutics with potential for being used in other respiratory
indications (ASTHMA and Cystic Fibrosis), closer to the market, thus contributing in the near future with the
treatment of the affected patients. It is expected to have a high social and economic impact due to the high
prevalence, health care costs and loss of productivity associated to the respiratory diseases.

Partner sought and role in the project:
 SME: The consortium is currently searching a SME partner located in any country of the EC except Spain and
Austria.

There are two types of profiles of Ideal SMEs to be included in the consortium:
1-It should develop a research line in the respiratory field and the work they are doing, needs the outsourcing of
different research activities to a CRO or other research organization. Since the current consortium companies
are very close to the clinical trials phase in the development of their therapies for the treatment of COPD,
ASTHMA and Cystic Fibrosis (CF), would be a plus to find a SME that also develop a therapy in the afore
mentioned diseases with a candidate close to the clinical trial phase. This will facilitate the cooperation between
SMEs, and the posibility to share some RTD performer.

2- A SME that focus its core research in the development of respiratory diseases models and would be
interested in set up a model (cell or animal) of COPD. To meet the elegibility criteria of the project , the set-up
of this model must be outsourced to a CRO or research organization (universities, research groups etc)

The proposer is looking for a coordinator


    PS FP7-SME-2013: INNOCEM - Innovative Bone Cements for Orthopedic and Spinal Surgery
    PS ID: PS-SME-IT-1851


PMMA based bone cements are widely used both in orthopaedic and spinal surgery. The project aims
to develop innovative bone cements with enhanced osteoinductivity and antibacterial properties, by
means of the addition of bioactive inorganic phases (bioactive glasses) and without the use of
antibiotics.

Proposal Outline:
 Main goals are: • improve the implant longevity in cemented artropostheses by the reduction of post-surgical
infection and improving the osteoinbtegration • improve the bone healing in vertebral surgery (vertebroplastc
and kyphoplastic) by developing highly bioactive bone vertebral cements. The italian SME, partner of the
consortium, has got the exclusive licence of patents on which this project is based.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: a SME with skills in glass powder processing, a SME with skills in glass production, a SME with skills in
packaging/sterilization.


    PS FP7-SME-2013: Ocular biomaterials and implants with tailored antibacterial properties - ORBIT
    PS ID: PS-SME-IT-1844


Bacterial issues related to ophthalmic applications such as eye surgery, ophthalmic implants and
prosthesis cause significant problems and after-surgery additional treatments, both expensive and
stressful for patients.

The idea behind this project is to provide ophthalmic materials (polymers, glasses, ceramics,
metals),and implantable devices, such as ocular prosthesis and orbital implant with and antiseptical
functionality as an added value.



Proposal Outline:



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The ORBIT objectives can be achieved by providing a new, antibacterial coating based on silver or other metal
ions and/or by synthesising new materials having antibacterial functionality through their entire life or for a
given time span.

The project is based on thea following patent: Surface coatings and treatments to impart antibacterial
properties to devices for ophthalmoplasty (TO2012A000512).

Main goals for this project are:
• development of antiseptic ophthalmic materials chosen by SME
• lab-scale production of antiseptic ophthalmic materials
• in-vitro tests of antiseptic ophthalmic materials
• in vivo tests

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: SMEs operating in the field of ophthalmic materials, implants and devices




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Biotechnologies / Genomics
    PS FP7-SME-2013: BIORESIS, biomedical devices for recording and stimulating populations of
    neurons
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-2018


This project will develop a new biomedical device able to work with different types of electrodes and
with a wide range of applications from different research fields (e.g. neuroscience,
neuroengineering, neuroprosthetics) to medical issues, solving limitations of current systems.

Proposal Outline:
The main objective of the Project is to solve several limitations of current systems by developing a new and
advanced bi-directional system for recording and stimulation of populations of neurons, providing both the
researcher and the clinicians with a range of cost effective alternatives specially configured for their specific
needs. The main innovations of the project are related to the stimulation issues. The objective is to develop a
device with the capacity of stimulating independently and simultaneously a high number of channels with
simultaneous recording of the response to stimulation. The project will design and develop the device and
intermediate products (like API and simulation tools). It will also test, validate and demonstrate the device
features.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: Partners sought are, preferably, from countries other than those of the Consortium. We are seeking one
or two SMEs from the biomedical/computers/TIC sector interested in the development of complementary
devices, tools and/or applications for the biomedical device.
RTD Performers: RTD performers that can provide their expertise for the development of already planned
device or new devices complementary. New SME and RTD performers can be related or come together to the
Consortium.


    PS FP7-SME-2013: SCREENTOOL
    PS ID: PS-SME-FR-1634


Development of research screening tools based on cell based assays, enzyme function or
microarrays.
Possible fields: Neurosciences, Inflammation, Infectious diseases, Diabetes & Obesity,
Antimicrobials, Oncology, Ecotoxicology and endocrine disruptors

Proposal Outline:
The project will focus on development of a research tool box for screening purposes.
Currently tebu-bio activities include recombinant protein production, cell line development and engineering,
primary cell culture as well as cell- and enzyme-based assays and protein & gene profiling.

Tebu-bio laboratories’ scientific expertise covers 4 fully operational platforms:
1. Recombinant protein production and purification, in Escherichia coli, Saccharomyces cerevisiae eukaryotic
cells and HEK mammalian cells.
2. Cell culture: our skills are focused on primary cell culture (from amplification to plating and differentiation)
and on cell-line development and engineering (gene-specific over-expression or stable silencing - SilenciX®
technology).
3. Cell-based and protein-based functional bioassays: we provide a complete range of services allowing
researchers to enhance the value of their active compounds or biomolecules through gene reporter screening
(PPAR, PXR/AhR nuclear receptors, endocrine disruptor screening,...) or by performing assays with commercially
available kits (lipogenesis, MMP, HDAC, enzyme activity...).
4. Biomarker discovery and protein profiling/quantification with conventional ELISA methods or more innovative
multiplexing methods (protein & antibody-arrays).


Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: SMEs are welcome. They may have a proprietary technology for a specific therapeutic application that
they will keep and may wish to develop research tools alongside as products or services within this FP7-SME
proposal.
RTD Performers: tebu-bio may participate as a RTD performer SME.
Others: Academic partners are welcome
The proposer is looking for a coordinator.



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Agriculture / Forestry

    PS FP7-SME-2013: ANICARE - Cloud computing system on animal health case history
    PS ID: PS-SME-IT-1985


The improvement of quality data on live animals is pursued by food safety authorities, food industry
operators that focus on quality of their products and from consumers demanding more information
about food they are purchasing. The purpose of this initiative is to design a system able of tracking
almost automatically a significant amount of data on each single animal for breeding or production,
aiming at better management within the farm, improved surveillance of the animal health, facilitate
the issue of veterinary certificates for cross-border sales, as well as provide quality information to
the supply chain and finally to consumers.

Proposal Outline:
Identification technologies based on radio frequency will be used in order to identify each head and record
pertinent veterinary information. Besides, information on genealogical origin of the animal, on the
farm/breeding where the animal was kept, veterinary treatments supplied to the animal and info on type of
breeding supplied to the animal. Test animals will be of bovine, ovine and caprine species. The purpose of the
ANICARE project is to provide a platform for enabling the management and the exchange of data and
information between the actors of the breeding supply chain and eventually to the food of animal products
supply chain. A specific ANICARE platform will be developed. It will act as a framework enabling communication
and data/information sharing between different actors of the supply chain located in different countries,
including non-member states of the EU.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: Companies in the farming / livestock sectors Slaughterhouses Milk and dairy industry
SME AG: Associations in the above industry fields (farming, milk industry, food processing, etc.)
RTD Performers: Entities with knowledge in the veterinary field, animal treatment, farm management, farm
treatment, animal care, animal science,
The proposer is looking for a coordinator


    PS FP7-SME-2013: CAMPYLO - Campylobacter prevention sustainable strategies using natural
    products
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-1991


The project aims at the development of new methodologies, based on natural strategies, to control
and reduce the content of Campylobacter spp. in poultry meat production.

Proposal Outline:
Background:
In the European Union the bacterial diseases transmitted by food with more cases reported in humans are, in
this order: Campylobacteriosis and Salmonellosis. The latest report from the European Food Safety Authority
(EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) states that, in 2009 the most
common disease caused by zoonosis was Campylobacteriosis, with 198.252 reported cases, a 4% increase when
compared with 2008 data.
Poultry meat is one of the main contamination sources of Campylobacter spp. in humans. The origin is found
either in the consumption of undercooked contaminated poultry meat and cross-contamination with other foods
caused by deficient health practices.

Objectives:
The project main objective is the development of innovative strategies to reduce the contamination of
Campylobacter in poultry meat production. These strategies will be based on natural agents and products that
shall be used within the production chain of poultry meat for human consumption.

Expected impacts: development of new natural products for the agro-food industrial sector and reduction of
health risks in Europe related with campylobacter infection.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: 1. SME – development, production and commercialization of additives for animal feed.
Capacity to incorporate premixed substrates that shall be studied within the project scope. Capability to protect
the active compounds using, for example microencapsulation techniques.



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2. SME - Development and production of natural extracts for additives used in the agro-food industrial sector.
Extraction, purification and commercialization of natural extracts to be used in different applications (animal
feed, etc.).


    PS FP7-SME-2013: SODSAT - Precision management of turfgrass sod production by means of
    artificial intelligence and satellite imaging
    PS ID: PS-SME-MT-1967


SODSAT portends to provide a remote service for sod farmers to be periodically informed of the
water, nutrient and health status of their turfgrass crops. The system will use satellite imagery at
pre-defined wavelengths to evaluate excesses, deficiencies or non-conformity or non-uniformity in
the nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium and water distributions. Based on historical and forecast
weather data and satellite imagery, the system will be able to predict the onset of key abiotic
stresses and plant pathogen issues.

Proposal Outline:
1) to provide a remove service for sod farmers for periodic alerts of plant health. 2) to provide a predicitive
assessment of plant health 3) provide a intuitive interface with east access to processed satellite imagery of
their plots with Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium and water statuses (corrected for grass type monitored) 4)
On-field hardware for other ground readings such as humidity, temperature, weather registering, ambient
temperature and humidity, and wind. 5) software including a web system using satellite images on different
spectrums, will use weather forecast in microclimate, and collects data and provides expert suggestions on turf
treatment and productions estimation.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: Electronics SME to take a technical role in providing expertise on the integration of the developments.


    PS FP7-SME-2013: CD-ENOLAB: PROVIDING SMALL AND MEDIUM WINERIES WITH A LAB-ON-A-
    CD BASED MULTIPARAMETRIC DETECTION TOOL TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY CONTROL OF THEIR
    WINES
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-1916


Sulphur dioxide, antioxidant E-220 or simply SO2, is undoubtedly the most widely used additive in
winemaking and the most indispensable. The antioxidant and antimicrobial effects of sulphur
dioxide are well known, and make this molecule a virtually indispensable tool, not only in
winemaking, but also in other food products. In fact, the SO2 is used since Roman times, making it
one of the oldest food additives. Without the use of sulphur dioxide, wines most likely would get
worse in colour and aroma, and with microbial clear deviations. Instead, the proper use of SO2
produces wines less oxidised, with better colour and flavour, and certainly with a lower volatile
acidity. However, an excess addition of this additive would involve problems of various kinds. An
excessively high concentration of sulphur dioxide can alter the aroma and taste of wine, can lead to
excessive formation of hydrogen sulphide and mercaptans, and may even be harmful to consumer
health. For this last reason the maximum levels of sulphur dioxide in wine are regulated by law.
There are various methods of determination, but most of the wineries use two of them: the Ripper
method and the official method. The Ripper method is based on the oxidation reaction of SO2 with
iodine in the presence of starch as indicator. This method, easily applied in the winery, is perfectly
valid for white and rosé wines. However, in the case of red wines, presents two drawbacks. The first
is the difficulty of detecting the colour change with the red background of the wine. The second is
that iodine reacts with wine phenolic compounds resulting in an overestimation of the measure.
While the first aspect can be overcome with practice or with equipment that detects the colour
change, the second has no solution. For this reason, it is generally recommended using the official
method for analysis of red wines, at least in some of their simplified forms. This method avoids the
possible errors of judgment that could be incurred in the cellar, but they are definitively more
complicated and cumbersome.

Proposal Outline:
CD-ENOLAB proposes de development and production of a precompetitive prototype of an integrated analytical
device for SO2 determination in must and wine samples.

The device will consist of:
a) a Lab-on-CD platform integrating fluidics, gas-diffusion membranes and optical detection cells for the



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simultaneous determination of SO2 in 10 samples;
b) a specially designed spinner with programmable angular velocity to allow precise control of sample and
reagents displacement in the CD;
c) a optical detection unit to measure light transmittance through the detection cells at selected wavelengths;
d) a software package including the user-interface for operation of the device and a data-processing module for
easy interpretation of the results.

The device may be used at any stage of the winemaking process, allowing the precise control of the SO2 present
in the wine in a simple, rapid and economically profitable manner.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: SME 1: Manufacturer of microfluidic systems, especially Lab-on-CD devices.
SME 2: Manufacturer of analytical instruments (electronics and software). SME 3: Distributor of instruments and
machinery for the wine sector.
SME/OTHER 4: Final user, small/medium winery.
RTD Performers: RTD 3: Production, quality enhancement and analytical techniques in the wine sector.
Others: SME/OTHER 4: Final user, small/medium winery.


    PS FP7-SME-2013: TickTrap - Development of a novel tick entrapping method for the region-
    specific tick management strategies
    PS ID: PS-SME-TR-1765


Ticks and tick-borne diseases (TBD) affect animal and human health worldwide and are the cause of
significant economic losses. Approximately 10% of the currently known 867 tick species act as
vectors of a broad range of pathogens of domestic animals and humans and are also responsible for
damage directly due to their feeding behaviour. The two common tick-borne diseases in Europe are
Lyme borreliosis and Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE). The proportion of ticks infected with TBE virus
varies from 0.1 to 5% in Europe, and may be much higher in some locations. Most patients with TBE
encephalitis will recover but up to one third will suffer long-term complications of the disease. For
the time being there is no specific treatment for TBE once you are infected. According to European
Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the number of reported TBE cases has increased
in Europe in the last two decades. The mean number of TBE infections in Europe excluding Russia
between 1990 and 2007 was 2805 cases per year.

Anyone who lives, works or visits areas where ticks are present can be at risk, but the risk of TBE
infection is increased by the ones engaged in forestry, woodcutting, farming, military activities, or
similar outdoor activities, including also outdoor leisure activities, such as hiking, mushroom
picking, camping, or hunting.
The importance of ticks and TBD depends on the species of tick vectors present and varies to a great
extent according to the genetic susceptibility of the livestock involved, as well as other factors such
as management and vegetation. Moreover, efficiency of tick management strategies also varies to a
great extent according to geographical regions. Now, there are large gaps in our knowledge of the
tick species in the various countries, and of the prevalence and economic importance of the diseases
they transmit. Consequently, there is a great need for a method - and the associated tools -, which
determines the tick species present, and provides guidelines for the implementation of the most
effective tick management strategy in a given region.

Proposal Outline:
Inovege Ltd., a Turkey-based research company developed a method, which successfully determines the most
efficient attractant to the tick species present in a certain region. The innovative manner of this method lies in
its results. After being tested at laboratory level, the field tests also proved 99% accuracy and reliability of the
method, which is exceptional. Therefore Inovege Ltd. proposes to develop a tick-trap based on their method, by
integrating cutting-edge controlled release solution of chemicals.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: distributor of agricultural products (e.g. pesticides, insecticides), manufacturer of bioplastic products,
agricultural farms affected by ticks, outdoor facilities affected by ticks, forestry companies, institutes managing
tick infected lands/forests




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Electronics/Electrical Industry

    PS FP7-SME-2013: CoolControl - Intelligent system for yield improvement and monitoring in spiral
    industrial coolers
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-1988


Currently spiral cooling is one of the most common system for indutrial cooling (most of times food).
Current systems are controlled on human expertise and past experiences. It is recognised that an
improved control and sensing can contribute with increase on yield on the cooling times and energy
reduction.

Proposal Outline:
the project has as objective the development of a novel system that will improve such process by means of:
- inclusion of new sensors for temperature estimation.
- inclusion of advanced control for spiral cooling systems, based on artificial intelligence tools.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: - SME partner on industrial electronics.
- SME partner on industrial software.
- SME partner on food industry using spiral cooling (2 of them)
Not Spanish, please.
RTD Performers: one RTD expert on energy saving in industry field (NOT Spanish one, please).


    PS FP7-SME-2013: Real-time State Estimation For Power Distribution Systems
    PS ID: PS-SME-UK-1871


There is a growing trend towards active control of power distribution networks. For this, the true
state of the network needs to be known in near- Real Time. However, it is not practical to fully
measure the states of the power network by deploying sensors all over the network due to cost and
practical reasons. As a result, state estimators are effective substitutes to estimate network states
by using data from limited sensors available.
Unlike centralized power systems, the information and data exchange in existing power distribution
networks is very limited, which have brought challenges for state estimation and the resulting
power scheduling. In addition, sensor noises or disturbances will distort the estimation
performance. Novel state estimation methods for real-time power distribution systems are therefore
needed in order to achieve a satisfactory estimation performance by overcoming incomplete
information exchange and attenuating sensor noises.

Proposal Outline:
Not only is the topic recent, but also the topology of the network and the types and availability of measurements
are different. In a nut-shell, “conventional” algorithms developed for transmission cannot simply be transplanted
to distribution.
The project will aim to:
• Determine the likely uses for state estimation in distribution networks. Decentralised state estimation
techniques will be developed under 'incomplete information' status.
• Determine the expectations (e.g. performance, accuracy) of state estimation arising from the above uses, and
analyse how robust the estimation is against sensor noises and load changes.
• Determine the applicability of conventional state estimation algorithms to distribution networks, then propose
modifications, alternatives or hybrid approaches.
• Analyse performance of conventional algorithms when used with new measurement types (e.g. currents
measurement).
• Identify suitable pseudo-measurements and the ways of handling those.
• Provide guidance regarding the cost-effective placement of measurement equipment.
• Provide effective control scheduling strategy, possibly by including adaptive control and signal compensation,
based on the state estimations.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: SMEs with an interest in power distribution systems involving a research gap.
The proposer is looking for a coordinator




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    PS FP7-SME-2013: eMove: Semi Automatic classification of removal box contents based on speech
    and vision recognition.
    PS ID: PS-SME-ES-1835


Removals require wrapping and packing to avoid damage to furniture and effects. And many removal
policies do not cover goods in transit unless they are being packed, carried and unpacked by a
professional remover. In the moving industry, when a customer packs and unpacks his own boxes it
is referred to as PBO (packed by owner) and policies do not insure these goods. On PBO moves it
can become a point of huge contention between the mover and the customer as to who is at fault
regarding damaged items within a box. Was it packed improperly by the customer or did the mover
mishandle the box?

There is an opportunity to develop and market a more convenient automated documentation system
which provides greater descriptive (and visual) detail about each item, and which records the box in
which each item has been placed, providing the following benefits:

• Increase the services that a house/furniture mover can provide to their customers by generating a
database with items-in-each-box; the database will be build up automatically when packing, so no
extra time is needed.

• Improve the level of convenience for the customers (e.g. to determine the location of an item
when unopened boxes are placed in storage).

• To provide a more detailed record of the description and condition of items

Proposal Outline:
The project will develop an automated E-move vision + voice recognition + integration software system to
record and document each wrapped item, and associate each with a particular box, via the following system:

• A wireless headset with a video and sound recorder will be worn by the mover; a tablet-PC will receive the
data from the wireless headsets. The mover will itemize – vocally - the contents of the box as he/she
packs/unpacks it and, at the same time (and synchronized), the camera will record the items during the
packing/unpacking process.

• By a speech recognition engine, the sound voice of the items packed in the box will be converted to text and
associated to the synchronized images (or video sequence) of the item. In some case, the association of sound
and image of the items would be useful to precisely characterize the items.

• Each packing box will come with a pre-printed QR code [from a set of N (e.g. 100) distinct QR codes and a
second QR code from a set of M (e.g. 200)], attached to each box upon closing. By automatic image processing
(computer vision), E-move will automatically read the QR in the boxes, linking thus the text/images of the items
to each box.

•Therefore, E-move software will allow the QR code to be scanned and the contents of each box will be
automatically listed; or the other way around, the user may enter a search item, and the software will report
the box in which it is located along with, if needed, the image (video sequence) from the packing process to
confirm that indeed this is the item under search.

    • During unpacking, the software will automatically tick-off each unpacked item, again with a visual record.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: End user SME 1: Professional Removal Company acting in International/ Europe/National (Evaluate the
need/idea/usage/usability for a removal premium service).

Technical SME 1: Manufacturer of the removal system. Hardware (can be military)(Speech, Video, IP, Wireless,
Hard Drive)

Technical SME 2: Manufacturer of the removal system Software(end user & clients)(Database, Indexation, UI,
Images, Videos, search engine). Technical SME 3: Distribution of high-tech IT products
RTD Performers: RTD 3: Design & conception of the removal system (headset)(Design, ergonomic, usability,
robustness).




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    PS FP7-SME-2013: SafePath: Low-cost Wireless Emergency Evacuation System for Public Utility
    Buildings
    PS ID: PS-SME-PL-1768


The project demonstrates a smart building evacuation system, capable of guiding people along Safe
Paths to exits and responding to changing threats. The conception is based on the wireless
developments, scalable for large networks, robust to hardware and communication failure and based
on low-cost components.

Proposal Outline:
The SafePath system represents first in the world dynamic method for labelling evacuation paths. The proposed
low-cost, wireless emergency evacuation system for public utility buildings represents a significant step up from
conventional warning and way finding methods of emergency evacuation. Unlike traditional methods of
evacuation, which in most cases are passive (floor plans and procedures) and do not support of the entire
process of evacuation in the real time or can be easily damaged due to technology used, SafePath dynamically
reacts indicating the safest way to nearest exit. This effective system offers people vital extra minutes during
evacuation in possibly smoke filled corridors and stairwells. Apart from the most popular and under-developed
systems, extensive research has been carried out on more advanced and intelligent evacuation technologies
which are based on various methods supporting overall evacuation process. Many of them focus on warning
about threats or/and high-lighting evacuation routes even if potential danger is placed on the evacuation way.
The SafePath idea presents a challenge to real time choice of the best evacuation way by intelligent designating
the safest evacuation routes which pass round destroyed or menaced places inside the building. The potential
beneficiary groups are: administration of huge office buildings, airports, railway and subway stations,
underground attractions, shopping centers, plants and factories, educational institutions, stadiums, hotels,
research institutes and scientific laboratories; and also governmental and non-governmental organizations
responsible for public safety.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: SME partner for the role of evacuation/safety/security systems provider or manufacturer
Others: End-user of dynamic evacuation system




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Machinery/Instruments/Sensors


    PS FP7-SME-2013: Advanced Monitoring, Control for Optimization on mine Crushing Plants
    PS ID: PS-SME-PL-1889


The mining and aggregates industry utilise crushing plants to reduce the size of blasted rock from
quarries into aggregate products or ores. A crushing plant is a configuration of different production
units. These production units consist of crushers, screens, conveyors and bins. The number and
configuration of units is dependent on the preferred performance for which that the plant and
equipment were designed. The final product or products are produced by multiple reduction stages,
the configuration of each depending on feed from the quarry and the purpose of the material. This
can range from a single crusher with a pair of conveyors to
several crushers in combination with a complex system of screens and conveyors. Crushing and
grinding of rocks and other particles has many important applications, including coarse crushing
mined ore and quarry rock, fine grinding of coal for power station boilers, and for production of
paint, ceramics, cement and other materials. It has been estimated that several billion tons of
material is crushed and ground annually. Thus optimisation of crushing operations offers large
potential economic benefits. For example, in the area of energy savings, a report of the U.S. National
Materials Advisory Board in 1981 estimated that realistic improvements in crushing-related
activities could result in energy savings of more than 20 billion kWh per annum. Other benefits of
optimisation of crushing and grinding in mineral processing operations include reduced operating
costs, increased throughput and thus value production, and improved downstream performance.
Also, in most studies it is indicated that by adequate adjustment on crushers, improvements from 3
to 15% may be reached, with implications on the increase of profitability of the industry.

Proposal Outline:
The solution is the optimization of crusher plants in real time when possible, and under human control through
recommendations when not real time is possible for jaws and inertial crushers. In order to cope with the yield
and performance of the machinery, the project will seek the study, development and application of different
technologies:

- Generic models of the different relevant Systems:
- Monitoring of on-line plant behaviour with Advanced sensing
- Test and development of intelligent tools for adequate control and parameter extractions with objectives on
product quality – granule size
– energy consumption, and yielding. For such:
- Adaptive techniques for learning and parameter extraction.
- Reasoning and control: Intelligent systems.
- Advanced sensing for adequate measurement of existing crushing plants as information source: artificial vision
for granule size detection up to 1mm precision.
- Wireless electronics.

The System will perform:
- Forecast of plant behaviour and historical study.
- The System will provide direct control when possible.
- Graphical control and graphical modelling.

The System has to be:
- Easy to use (not necessarily to install and configure).
- Low cost when possible (relatively to an industrial System like this one; A typical cost of a crusher System is
1M€).
- Robust to a dirty environment.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: SME partners in this bussiness area to complete the consortium.




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    PS FP7-SME-2013: LASGRAVE – Innovative solution to engrave identification codes into metal
    parts using the cutting laser beam.
    PS ID: PS-SME-HU-1937


The innovation is to make an extension to laser cutting machines that is capable of engraving unique 2
dimensional codes into the cut metal parts with using the same laser which is used for cutting. The core
component of the innovation is the segmented 2 dimensional display of movable mirrors, which can modulate
the intensity of the high power laser beam spatially according to the code. This component of the solution is not
available on the market today; all the other components are available.

Proposal Outline:
Laser cutting machines process thousands of different sheet metal parts, since there are no tooling costs and
negligible programming costs. CAD/CAM software can nest any different sheet metal parts on the same metal
sheet; the only limitation is the identification of parts after cutting. In our solution the laser beam has two
optional switchable optical paths. In the first path the laser beam goes on the usual way used for laser
machining. In the second path the laser beam first propagates to a special 2 dimensional display of movable or
deformable mirrors. This display can be driven electronically to show the unique 2 dimensional codes for each
metal part. After reflecting on the display the laser beam, that already contain the code, can be imaged onto the
metal part with the aid of some additional optics like lens or mirror. The switching of the laser beam between
the two optical paths may occur with the application of a very fast movable (e.g. rotatable) mirror. The mirror
can be rotated by a motor between two stable states (laser cutting or engraving). The display should contain a
small number of pixels (e.g. 20x20). Each pixel is a mirror segment that can be tilted between two stable states
very fast (reflection or absorption). The display has to solve two technical challenges: the mirror segments
should be capable of reflecting laser light of very high intensity without damaging and they should be able to
switch between the two states very fast in the range of 10ms. The two main advantages of our proposed
technology: 1. Solution is economical since there is no need for an extra laser for engraving 2. Due to the very
high power of the laser used for laser cutting the engraving process can be accomplished in a very short time,
keeping the engraving costs low

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: Laser cutting machine maintenance company Laser cutting machine operator Industrial laser system
provider Metalworking company
RTD Performers: Experts in laser cutting device Experts in optical and mirror unit construction Marking
software programming experts



    PS FP7-SME-2013: EFF-EYE - Preventing stress-related injuries and increasing the efficiency of
    microscopists
    PS ID: PS-SME-TR-1761


Working with a microscope demands high precision and the ability to maintain a static posture for
long stretches of time. Such conditions cause stress both to the visual and muscular system leading
to a significant number of musculoskeletal symptoms. Low-back pain, neck pain, and tension
headaches have been reported by as high as 80% of operators. After 4 hours of work with a
microscope, muscle strain in the neck and shoulder region and in the back is 25%–65% greater than
at the beginning of the work. Sitting or standing for hours on end, bent over a microscope eyepiece
is not an activity for which the body is well adapted for. Moreover, inappropriate postures adopted
by employees might lead to further stress to muscles, ligaments and disks.

Such routine and repetitive tasks performed under unaccommodating conditions cause higher levels
of fatigue - both physical and psychological -, decreased efficiency and more frequent human error.
In some jobs, particularly in the nuclear and chemical industries, the cost of human error can be
catastrophic. Over longer period (years), microscopists may even suffer discomfort, injuries, or
outright disabilities, classified as work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
Regular breaks from the microscope are essential to reduce musculoskeletal symptoms and to keep
a standard concentration level, especially for operators who work at microscope workstations for 6
to 8-hour shifts. However, notwithstanding the importance of regular breaks, the signs of fatigue
and stress rest unnoticed for long hours, as a result, the employee is likely to overwork the muscular
system. This leads to stress and fatigue later on during the day, decreasing his efficiency and
increasing the risk of human error. Only at the end of his shift does an employee come to realise the
level of exhaustion and pain accumulated over the hours using a microscope.



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Regular intervals from work, accompanied by a set of ergonomic best practice rules will ensure the
well-being of lab experts who spend long hours working through the lenses of a microscope. Such
pauses will allow the eyes to regenerate and regain concentration, preventing the operator from
becoming overstressed.

Proposal Outline:
The EFF-EYE consortium proposes to develop an integrated system for microscopes, which continuously
monitors the fatigue level and psychological condition of a microscopist by measuring parameters of the eye and
eye movement patterns. Based on these parameters, the system can alert the operator when his fatigue level is
at threshold limit in order to prompt him to have a short interval to regain concentration and increase his
efficiency.
The EFF-EYE system will contribute to the satisfaction of microscopists by guiding them in using their resources
in the most efficient way, and therefore decreasing the risk of suffering from muscular pain and probability of
errors. Consequently, EFF-EYE is beneficial both to workers and employers.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: Manufacturer of microscopes and/or microscope equipments; distributor of microscopes and/or
microscope equipments; enterprises from health, pharmaceutical, electronics or other sectors having personnel
using microscopes many hours a day



    PS FP7-SME-2013: polKIT - Development of a universal, high-end dehazing kit for digital cameras
    PS ID: PS-SME-TR-1759


Poor visibility due to haze can severely degrade the quality of an image. In outdoor and underwater
images, the light reflected from the subject and light from the atmosphere or airlight, are absorbed
and scattered by the medium before they reach the camera. Depending on the density and size of
the suspended particles, this can result in severely degraded images. This gets even worse
especially in fog, mist and smoke.

Optical filtering alone cannot remove all the haze effects. Most of the dehazing solutions applies
software based compensation and manipulation of photos, using single image method. But because
of the poor polarization information these cannot provide top quality. Other solutions are rather
specific, quite expensive, and therefore are not available to many. However dehazing can be
beneficial in a lot of applications. Therefore there is a need for a cheap, easy-to-use, universal tool
for cameras that enables dehazing while maintaining high quality of photographs.
Proposal Outline:
Inovege proposes to develop an universal dehazing kit for digital cameras, which include a hardware of an
automatically rotatable polarizing filter, attachable to the lens, and a software that compensates the image. The
kit will use a three image method, that is when the dehazing function is switched on, the camera takes triple
shots with every release. At each of the three shots the polarizing filter is rotated into different positions, with
an angle of 120° between them. Then the polarization information is extracted from the three images, and the
first image is compensated by a dehazing algorithm.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: Enterprises providing aerial photography/remote sensing services; enterprises from agricultural, aerial
surveillance or aerial topography sector benefiting from remote sensing; manufacturers from the precision
mechanics industry; distributors of DSLR cameras and equipments



    PS FP7-SME-2013: Development of simultaneous three axis turning
    PS ID: PS-SME-DE-1802


The project is focused on the development of a novel three axis turning technology for
manufacturing of complex rotationally symmetric parts made of highly strengthened materials. The
project objective is to overcome disadvantages of current two axis turning technologies such as
large tool wear, frequent tool changes and low efficiency. Within the project lathes will be equipped
with a third axis, computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software will be developed and suitable tool
holders and insert-geometries will be chosen. Thus, cost and time in turning operations of either
complex geometrical parts or hard to machine materials will be significantly reduced.




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The benefits of simultaneous three axis turning are the following: reduced amount of tool holders,
increased tool life (insert), reduced non-productive times due to tool and tool-holder changes,
reduced costs in production through increased efficiency and reduced waste.

Proposal Outline:
The turning of complex parts made of difficult to machine materials is time and cost intensive. One reason for
this is the large tool wear which leads to frequent tool changes and therefore to increased non-productive times.
On the other hand the geometrical limitations in state of the art turning make a frequent tool holder change
necessary when complex geometries are machined. Within this project lathes will be equipped with a third axis,
computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software will be developed and suitable tool holders and insert-geometries
will be chosen. Thus, cost and time in turning operations of either complex geometrical parts or hard to machine
materials will be significantly reduced.

In most of the turn-/mill centres a third axis (b-axis) is already available, but only used for milling operations.
Turning operations are still performed by two axes, even if the third b-axis is already present. The reason for
this is that simultaneous three axis turning is a yet unexplored technology: on the one hand no suitable
computer aided manufacturing (CAM) systems are available on the market which support the integration of the
b-axis in the turning process. On the other hand no experience and knowledge exist in regards to tool path
planning, tool geometries and tool wear. Thereby, a great benefit could be generated by the use of the b-axis in
turning: reduced amount of tool holders, increased tool life (insert), reduced non-productive times due to tool
and tool-holder changes, reduced costs in production through increased efficiency and reduced waste.
Simultaneous three axis turning is yet an unexplored technology. Due to missing suitable CAM-systems and
missing process knowledge, simultaneous three axis turning is widely unknown in industry, even if high
potential benefits are on hand. To make knowledge, simultaneous three axis turning applicable for industry,
especially for SMEs, it is the goal within this project to provide a technology platform which allows the end-user
the full advantage- and easy-use of knowledge, simultaneous three axis turning. To achieve this, the project is
structured into three modules and a subsequent verification:

Module 1: Process planning
As already mentioned, no CAM-systems support three axis turning yet. Therefore it is required in a first step to
develop a CAM-module which enables the reliable and collision-free planning of the tool paths in three axis
turning. In a second step the results and developments, which are gained in the other modules will be
integrated into the CAM-module afterwards. At the end of the project a CAM module should be available, which
works with all major CAM-systems and brings already during the process planning phase the full benefit of
knowledge, simultaneous three axis turning to the end-user.

Module 2: Tooling
The entire market of turning tools is optimized for two axis turning processes. Due to the use of a third axis,
geometric tool limitations can be eliminated. This enables the application of new tool designs. Tool geometries
which combine multiple single geometry elements in one tool (e.g. round and cornered) are applicable due to
this. By using the b-axis the different geometries can be used in dependence of the individual machining case.
Such novel tools & tool holder, which are tailored for three axis turning, need to be developed within this
module and to be integrated in the CAM-module.
Due to the customization of the tools, common online tool measurement systems which are usually integrated
within the lathes, are not sufficient for recognition of complex tool shapes. It is necessary to develop a system
which can measure the exact geometry of freeform tool geometries reliable and deliver this data to the machine
controls. At the end of the project a tool measurement system and tailored tools should be available which bring
the full benefit of three axis turning to the end user.

Module 3: Machining strategies
Three axis turning is yet an unexplored technology. It is unknown which effect the variation of the contact
condition has by means of forces, surface roughness and tool wear. These will be investigated within this
module, by the development of an analytic machining model. Furthermore, analogy experiments and turning
experiments will be conducted to verify the model. The results of module 3 will be integrated into the CAM-
module. At the end of the project an universal process systematic will be available, which can be used for the
design of machining strategies in simultaneous three axis turning. Hereby the goal is to achieve the optimum
machining strategy regarding material removal rate, manufacturing time, surface quality and tool wear.

Verification/Demonstration/Dissemination:
To verify the developed simultaneous three axis turning technology, case studies will be performed. Hereby the
benefit of simultaneous three axis turning will be quantified by comparison of former manufacturing processes
and the newly developed simultaneous three axis turning process. At the end of the project it will be shown,
that simultaneous three axis turning leads to a significant larger tool life, a remarkably larger process flexibility
and a decreased amount of tool holders. Thus, cost and manufacturing time are reduced significantly.




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Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: - A CAM-software manufacturer who is able to develop a CAM-module that can do the flexible, reliable
and collision-free tool path planning in three axis turning. The CAM-module has to work with all major CAM-
Systems for maximal dissemination of the technology.
- A tool and tool holder manufacturer who has expertise in the development of customized tools made of
different materials.
- A manufacturer of tool measurement systems who has expertise in the development of such systems.
- End users who are interested in the verification and application of the simultaneous three axis turning
technology.




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Construction/Building

    PS FP7-SME-2013: Interactive Serious Game Training Tool to Improve Occupational Health &
    Safety Level of Mediterranean Construction Workers
    PS ID: PS-SME-CY-1934


 The overall aim of this research proposal is to develop a serious game occupational health & safety
training tool applied to the needs of the Mediterranean Construction Industry. Potential new
partners are sought in the following categories:
SMEs: Occupational Health & Safety in Construction Management OR Construction Companies, OR
Consulting OR Software developers (Spain OR France OR Italy),
RTD: Occupational Health & Safety OR Construction Management (Spain OR France OR Italy).

Proposal Outline:
 The construction sector has one of the worst occupational safety and health records in Europe. In Construction
(EU 27) around 1,300 workers are killed each year, equivalent to 13 employees out of every 100,000 — more
than twice the average of other sectors. Due to diverse site operations, a large variety of accidents occur in
construction sites, including those that result from falling from height, collision, collapse and electric shock,
among which falling from height and collisions are the most prevalent. In addition, many accidents are caused
by the large and heavy plant (e.g. tower cranes, mobile cranes, etc.) commonly used on construction sites.
Inadequate, or lack of, safety training has been identified as an important contributing factor to high accident
rates in the construction industry. However, additional problems can be identified in providing health and safety
training to Construction workers.

These problems can be identified into the following:


              o    The construction environment is often very complicated, involving a great deal of plant,
                   equipment, workers and materials, therefore it is difficult for project managers or operatives to
                   predict and prevent potential safety problems;
              o    The nature of construction work is such that safety training has to take place in a classroom,
                   i.e. a hands-off off-site environment, where operatives can only listen and watch and not
                   participate.
              o    Construction workers are often a labour force from multiple Countries with poor linguistic
                   communication with Native construction managers

To this end, Game technology can offer a solution since it is an engine used to develop computer-based video
games through integrating visual technology, digital technology, simulation technology, intelligent technology,
interactive technology, network technology and multi-user operating technology. It provides a vivid virtual-
reality environment and a friendly interactive user interface which have captivated millions of game players.
Furthermore, due to the open-source code of game technology, it allows End-Users to independently create new
functions with ease.
Thus, within the aforementioned context, the overall aim of this research proposal is to develop a serious game
safety training tool applied to the needs of the Mediterranean Construction Industry.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: Occupational Health & Safety in Construction Management OR Software development in Professional
Training OR Construction Management OR Construction (Spain OR France OR Italy). Be involved in ownership
structure, provide industrial needs and project industrial relevance and expertise. Provide the Western
Mediterranean Industry's needs.
RTD Performers: Occupational Health & Safety OR Construction Management (from Spain OR France OR
Italy). To be involved in research work to develop the tool. Strong preference will be given to RTDs that can
attract relevant and reputable SMEs in the consortium from Western Mediterranean Countries.


    PS FP7-SME-2013: Construction supply chain automation using building information modelling
    PS ID: PS-SME-UK-1911


We are interested in evolving construction supply chain automation using Building Information
Modelling (BIM) and collaborative computing Technologies.

The construction industry is undergoing a major transformation in how it works due to recent
technological developments in the computer aided design tools that it employs. These new tools
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potentially all the information that may be needed throughout the building life cycle.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the process of generating and managing building geometry,
spatial relationships, geographic information, material quantities, energy and other performance
characteristics, together with the properties of building components.

BIM is driving fundamental changes in the building procurement and management processes; it
demands new ways of working, requires skills training with the industry and creates new services
that the building teams can deliver.

Proposal Outline:
As a research performer we offer:
• A strategic understanding of the impact and relevance of BIM technologies to the construction process and
business operation.
• Internationally recognised skills in the research and development of novel BIM software technologies.
• An ability to transition legacy IT solutions to take advantage of new BIM technologies.
• A large code base of BIM solutions that the SME will have full rights to exploit in their commercial
developments and operations.

We looking to extend and exploit our research in the area of BIM as a software service (SAAS) applied to
distributed collaborative working.
In particular we are looking for civil and construction SMEs who would benefit from innovative applications of
BIM in the re-engineering of their business processes.



Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: SME companies in the construction supply chain that are able to recognise the merit of automating some
aspect of their service delivery using Building Information Modelling technology (BIM).
SME companies who deliver construction services directly (e.g. architects, engineers, consultants, contractors,
fabricators, material and product manufacturers) or companies who develop software solutions used by any of
the above.
The proposer is looking for a coordinator.


    PS FP7-SME-2013: New INsulating FOam GLAss tiles (INFOGLA)
    PS ID: PS-SME-IT-1865


An effective thermal insulation of civil and industrial buildings is nowadays more and more
encouraged for energy saving purposes (e.g. building retro-fitting).

Among insulating materials, foam glasses are increasing their significance because of their effective
role in energy saving and for their advantages compared with fiber-based or polymer-based
insulating materials. Foam glasses are inorganic insulation materials without fibers or binders, thus
with reduced personnel risk; as another advantage, glass foams are often produced by employing
recycled materials.

Foam glasses are suitable for most types of insulation and it is effective for internal or external
insulation of both civil buildings and technological implants, but they cannot be used as external
insulating material without a proper coating. Polymer-, metal-, or cement-based coatings for foam
glasses are currently available for several purposes, but their relatively high cost or their poor
esthetic appearance do not make them suitable for external building insulation.

Some patents describe methods to coat foam glass by gluing other materials on the foam glass
surface, by applying a cement-based or a water-glass-based composite coating on the foam glass
surface, or by producing directly glass-coated foam glasses, by the layered deposition of pulverized
or granulated components then followed by firing.

Proposal Outline:
Two new solutions are proposed in this project: one glass- and one polymer-based coating for foam glass, with
protective and/or esthetic functionality, cheap and easy to obtain by deposition and heating/curing directly on
foam glass, in order to obtain a sort of ‘‘insulating tile’’ for external building insulation, with the possibility of
several aesthetic options. The glass-coating is a lead-free glass. Both solutions can also be used to join foam
glass tiles.




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It must be underlined that these coatings would be suitable to be used for on the shelf foam glass components,
to the immediate benefit of involved SMEs.

This consortium gathers SMEs directly involved in foam glass production and commercialization, together with
research centres internationally acknowledged for their activity in this field.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: SME involved in the commercialization and/or production of:
insulating materials
tiles for buildings
novel formulations of glasses to use in coating;
glass powders production;
coating of foam glass panels for installation on buildings



    PS FP7-SME-2013: TerraVista - Development of a real-time underground utility mapping system
    PS ID: PS-SME-MT-1811


Damage to underground services can cause fatal or severe injury, as well as create disruptions and
harmful knock-on effects to communities and city life.
Increasing scrutiny from health and safety regulators - and the stringent application of construction
design and management regulations - has led to a refocusing of safety within the drilling and
geotechnical industry. Over the past five years there has been significant focus on the safety of drill
rig guarding, but many professionals are concerned that the industry is not dedicating enough effort
in finding improved solutions to increase safety on the worksite.
Figures provided by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) record 11 major injuries in the
construction sector caused by contact with underground, electrical cables from 2008-09. While
injury numbers may appear relatively small in terms of statistics, it is paramount to keep in mind
that no matter what job sector people are involved with, the casualty numbers should be kept at
zero. Some of the hazards workers within this sector face are:

     electricity cables
     gas pipes
     water pipes and sewers
     telecommunication cables

On the other side of the picture some 20,000 underground cables are damaged yearly as a result of
work activities that are administered without the use of vital precise information that encloses exact
positioning of pipe work and cables. Such detailed information would allow workers to carry out
necessary maintenance work without causing further damage to the complex wiring network
systems that have become so essential to everyday life within urban communities. The benefits of
precisely locating all the wires and pipes within a given area will leave workers rest-assured that in
no way will they be endangering their lives.

Proposal Outline:
Detailed and localised subterranean utility services maps will aid road workers to avoid the above dangers and
safeguard any important services essential for city life. This will be achieved in three steps:

       1.   At first a detailed map of the underground utilities will be acquired. This will be obtained using proven
            technology of the Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) sensor that will be mounted on a mobile platform.
       2.   After the map is built, it is required that the heavy machinery, which can ultimately damage the
            utilities, are monitored all the time so to ensure that these operate within safety margins. Each machine
            will have a radio-node and digital compass mounted on the operator’s cabin. These will be used to
            determine the exact position of the machine and the direction of operation respectively.
       3.   The system will allow for other features which can be integrated at no extra cost and so make the
            system more cost-effective. Such features are: 3D maps of underground utilities, exportability to any
            mapping software, etc.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: Construction companies; Companies providing digging services




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    PS FP7-SME-2013: ECOSTARLIKE "Development of a bicomponent water-based epoxy grout with
    enhanced eco-compatibility and environmental and toxicological safety"
    PS ID: PS-SME-IT-1642


The proposed project “ECOSTARLIKE” aims to bring a new product for the construction sector – a special mortar
with some special properties, acting as gluing and grout material for a lot of different matters such as, for
example, glass, ceramics, tiles, marble, natural stone, wood, plastics, which satisfies the following
requirements: - Water-based bicomponent epoxy-resin mortar, to replace the currently commercialized
analoguous products, which can be based on non-acqueous solvents. - A significant improvement of the “eco-
compatibility” of the new materials, by means of the substitution of toxic or hazardous components according to
the REACH/CLP regulation (1907/2006/CE). - Replacement of toxic or hazardous components with less
dangerous (possibly non-toxic and inert) in order to reach the target of a full compatibility in “food-contact”
applications. - Materials for both internal and external use, therefore UV and weathering resistant. - Evaluation
of the possibility of replacing quartz-based fillers with other materials based on silica and/or different minerals,
employing recycled materials of second/third generation.

Proposal Outline:
The new materials which are going to be produced will have a significant lower impact on the environment,
because of: - the replacement of tixotropic solvents and wetting cohadiuvators. This will result in a reduction of
the amount of VOCs and analogous substances in the atmosphere and in the environment (e.g. by washing and
dispersion in water basins). Basing on a large independent transnational survey on the EU plastics industry
which uses this kind of products (composite materials based on epoxy resins and tixotropic solvents), it should
be possible to avoid the creation of approximately 1.000 tonnes of VOCs or waste contamination per year if
replacing 50% of current formulations with new waterborne composites. As an example currently, Litokol
production deals with an amount of approximately 500 tons per year of non-water-based solvents and other
substances potentially capable to release chemicals. - the elimination of monomeric amino-compounds used as
curing agents which can result toxic and hazardous because of residual free ammines. These molecules can be
replaced with other compounds of equivalent technical properties but less hazardous and with full compatibility
in “food-contact” applications (such as according to 2002/72/CE) - reduction of the amount of organic synthesis
carbon compounds in the formulation by means of the increase of the natural fillers, both organic (e.g.
celluloses) and inorganic (e.g. carbonates). - relaxation of several regulation constraints with significant health
and economic benefits. The new formulations, being water-based and without compounds which can generate
hazardous molecules, will comply to the safety requirements of REACH/CLP (1907/2006/CE) regulation. Also,
the risks associated to transport and stocking of raw materials and final products will be reduced in accordance
to the transport of hazardous materials regulations (ADR 2011). - a lower “carbon-synthesis” footprint in
manufacture and disposal than conventional multicomponent epoxy-resins based materials. In addition, the
product will present significant technological benefits, such as: - high performance (physic-chemical properties
able to grant mechanical resistance and versatility of use towards different categories of materials) at least at
the same level of the currently commercialized products (containing non-water-based solvents, amino-
compounds as curing agents and other slow-release molecules). - easy to colour, - easy to apply and easy to
clean, - high resistance to the most common chemicals employed in domestic and industrial contexts (acids,
bases, salts) when the polymerization are completed, - high resistance to weathering and UV radiation.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: The ideal partner to involve in this project is a not Italian company which deals with development,
production and commercialization of specific additives in different application fields, as plastic materials,
painting and varnishes, cosmetic,… . In particular we are looking for a partner who could give an important
contribution to the outcomes of the project, by supplying additives which meet the requirements of the new
formulation. In fact, the new formulation of the bicomponent amino-epoxy grout we aim to develop will present
some characteristic achievable only with the adoption of specific additives such as: - UV-Absorber - UV-
Stabilizer - Antifoaming agents - Antistain agents - Rheological modifiers.




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Transport

    PS FP7-SME-2013: CityNet: Urban air pollution and weather conditions monitoring network
    powered with renewable energy
    PS ID: PS-SME-PL-1777


The project demonstrates a smart monitoring system located on the street lamps, capable of giving
constant, precise information in present time. The concept is based on the wireless ZigBee Pro
communication, scalable for large as well as for smaller networks, based on microelectronic sensor
components and software that presents various types of air pollution (gases, noise, dustiness) and
weather conditions (humidity, wind speed and direction) in form of colour graphs and maps.

Proposal Outline:
The CityNet - system represents first constant system of urban environment monitoring. The low-cost, wireless
system is proposed for medium towns as well as big agglomerations or districts that require special care (e.g.
old town). Unlike traditional methods of monitoring, which do not support the municipal management CEEN
dynamically shows pollution and weather conditions changing over daytime in particular areas of the city. This
offers the possibility to take decisions in order to restrict more polluted areas to traffic, adjust parking zones,
measure and compare the improvement in air conditions with other European cities, which can be also use to
promote the city attractiveness. It generates benefits for SMEs not only through selling complex system of
monitoring, but also maintenance service of databases on servers and repairs of microelectronic components. A
progressive idea is that this system will be powered with renewable energy and will be very convenient due to
its placement on street lamps.

The proposed CEEN system will be based on the low-power Zigbee technology. All elements of the system will
be equipped with an independent, autonomous renewable power supply units, either solar panels or small wind
turbines, depending on the conditions. Each element of the CEEN system is connected wirelessly with the
management centre, which will gather all the data, and thanks to the developed software, present them on the
screen. There will be possibility to show the concentration of various air pollutants as well as weather conditions
on the map of particular district or city in order to compare and identify interdependencies as well as regularities
in concentration during different daytimes.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: SME partners: - wireless sensors distributor or manufacturer
  - Intelligent Transport Systems providers or environmental systems manufacturers
RTD Performers: RTD partner for tasks concerning:
- Expert system development, environmental analysis, mathematical model development




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Energy

    PS FP7-SME-2013: SEC - Classic Eolic Silo - Innovative Wind Eolic Collector with only 5 mt/sec.
    intensity of wind speed need
    PS ID: PS-SME-IT-1682


An Italian SME is looking for SMEs producers and RTD performers to join an FP7 Research for SMEs
project. The project will focus to finalize the development of a very new Wind Aeolic Collector.

The winds of earth are caused primarily by unegual heating of the earth’s surface by the sun.

The eating causes difference of air density from one site to others. Air density is an effect of the
Gravitational field.

The “Eolic Sile" objective is to realize an aeolic generator that utilize into its hull gravitational field,
using as medium the air.

A stream of air, even at low speed, is entering the “Silo Eolico®” and after being accelerated, it is
used as trigger, to induce air streams from Atmosfere inside the Silo Eolico, according the Bernoulli
equation for the dynamic pressure.

The innovative design allows a reduced friction loss during air acceleration inside hull, an innovative
and easy to obtain control system to prevent damages in case of gusts, an easy maintenance at soil
level for the moving parts, are other innovative features.

Dimensions vs./ State of Art Wec of same Energy harvest are reduced over 20 times, noise impact is
lower, as well as production costs. Construction materials as injected plastic with RGF, aluminium
sheet, glue instead of welding, permit series production and consequent low cost and shorter
depreciation of investment.

Transportation from factory to Client is facilitated by reduced weight, dimensions of final assembled
sections (within 2,5 meter), width, and easy reassembling.

Proposal Outline:
Project Description of “Eolic Sile” project 5 ÷ 20 kW.
The compound of “Eolic Sile" 5 ÷ 20 kW consists of three independent sections, bound together by the bed
structure.

- Section I
This section is dedicated to collect an air stream from Wind field, through a short, turnable air intake (Ø 3 mt.
for 5 kW about Ø 6 mt. for 20 kW). Soon after intake a fluidynamic accelerator device doubles the air speed.
Inside the air duct is found an electrical axial ventilator, connected only at start-up with an external Grid.

Immediately after start generation, energy is provided by Silo Eolico itself. The ventilator has a prescribed air
volume capacity and total pressure about 500 Pascal. The ventilator air mass is further accellerated by on high
efficiency fluidynamic accelerator to over 38 mt/sec.. The outflow of such air mass into special hull’s chamber
induces energized fluxes from a system of sources due to pressure difference ∆p = Patm. - Pdin. = ½ v² ( = air
density). CFD tests results confirm that induced mass external field reaches over 2,5 times the air mass by ventilator .

New theoretical researches indicate that induced mass may be over 3 times that of ventilator by a higher air
speed. These results exceed those certified on 2008 by TÜV Thuringen (in association with Ilmenau politecnik
University conducing air velocity measurement by Laser Doppler).

- Section II
The section II compound faces the exit of Section I.

It is constituted by a ducted 3 blade Rotor (Ø 1,1 mt. for the 5 kW. net power and Ø 1,5 mt. for 20 kW. net
power). Between the two section there is a circular airfoil that provides an extra induced flux that adds air mass
for Rotor as well as for a DAWT after the Rotor. (DAWT is a Diffusor that constitute the Section III).

The Rotor Blades are constituted by air foils designed after Dr. Somer’s research for NREL of USA. The special



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design is optimized for low NR and Rotor diameter from 1 mt. to 5 mt..
To increase the net power generation is mandatory to involve researchers of manufacturers of e-machinery to
increase the efficiency of e-motor and generator within 2015 according UE recommending IE2 and over.

Contacts already have been taken to have such manufacturers as partners, as well manufacturers for new
materials to produce blades, special glue, paints, ecc.. .

- Section III
This Section III consists in a DAWT, (Diffuser), according new research of University and institutions, following
the expired patents by NASA, Grumman Aerospace Co. and other.

Sound Theoretical studies and tests, declare an increase over 1,9 times that of a non shrouded Rotor and
without the use of a DAWT.

The scientist Albert Betz demonstrated that a wind energy collecting machine, provide a maximum power
according the formula P = β x ½ Av³ whereas β is the Betz coefficient (0,35 for non shrouded Rotor, 0,45 for shrouded Rotor),   is
air density, A is the Rotor’s Area, V is the air speed through the Rotor.

All the actual State of Art produce power according that formula..

We want to end up this presentation observing the Silo Eolico system opens a new horizon for the wind energy
and open new direction for Research.

Partner sought and role in the project:
Please observe that EU call for urban and per urban diffuse e generation (range respectively 5-6 kW and 15-20
kW) is aiming to a real vast user s’ market.

According to this EU principle, our very innovative, low wind speed, limited dimensions and impact, low cost
machine, shall be preferably SME produced in each country (or group of few neighbors countries) in EU, or
elsewhere in the world, by a dedicated local producer.

Therefore our search is addressed to EU member – associated countries, final producers utilizing local
components’ producer, (with just very few high specialized part that may be imported as Rotor, out of shelf
parts as bearing, high efficiency electric equipment).

Therefore our search for partners is addressed to EU members or associated countries final producers, utilizing
local components producers to whom also our search is addressed. Applications for partnership to be sent
before end September to be properly processed, in order to formalize our official proposal before deadline
November 18 at 17.00 Brussels time.

The categories of Partners are indicated below, as well as the first list of applicants received to date from the EU
call publication (12 July 2012).

The basic wind-generation design shall be finalized in Italy by Coordinator and Inventor, within 6 months from
the EU contract-date, in cooperation with Italian, German and other Countries Universities. After approval,
several prototypes shall be manufactured by partners enterprises in different countries, operated, checked and
certified by the Partner certifying Institution, under the cost sharing of EU grant.

We reckon that the full project should be completed within 24 months from EU contract date.

EU allowed period is 36 months.

For each category of Partners we shall put definite constraints for performance, efficiency, quality that shall be
specified later.

Comply to above shall be considered by EU commission a plus point to justify the price offered by the Partner
for the specific component.

Partners willing producing units of Classic Eolic Silo have to have the followings specs.:

a) EU – Manufacturers of Wind Energy Collectors (Wec). Everywhere.
b) Construction of airfoil and wing
c) Constructor of Electric Generator
d) Welding materials.
e) Constructor of Inverter and electrical circuit parts



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f) Constructor of Ventilator

g) “Eolic Silo" Producers according final project

h) Constructor of other components as: Rotor, RFG-plastic, Special paint to reduce viscosity air surface, Special
glue to fix alu and plastc parts, Precision machined, shafts for Rotor and other connecting steel parts, Electrical
instruments, switches, a.s.o..

RTD Performers: University or Research Center expert on: DAWT theory and design.
The proposer is looking for a coordinator



    PS FP7-SME-2013: SEAWARD ( Simulation-based Engineering of Advanced Wind turbines in view
    of Assessable and Robust Design)
    PS ID: PS-SME-BE-1652


A belgium SME is looking for SME to join an FP7 Research for SMEs project. The project will focus on
the development of medium and large scale vertical wind turbine thanks to development of
Aerodynamical and CFD tooling sotfware.

The consortium already involves 2 SMEs and 2 RTD performers, and a large international company
has shown interest in being associated to the projet as "Other Partner".

Proposal Outline:
While the classical wind market is currently dominated by large horizontal axis wind turbines (HAWTs), new
emerging markets like medium-size wind turbines in urban/periurban areas and floating wind farms indicate
that the alternate Vertical Windturbines (VAWT) technology might enter the game as a new, challenging player.

The Main objective of the SEAWARD project is to provide a standard set of design and optimisation tools in order
to allow a numerical design of large Vertical Windturbines (VAWT) that can be right at first try. This requires the
development and qualification of models that can't be directly derived from what exists for HAWTs.

We foresee the definition of 5 S&T work packages :
 - Aerodynamical Modelling : modelling of wind load inputs to structural models for real design configurations
 - Structural behavior Modelling : fatigue and durability assessements from computed wind loads for various
   design
- Merging and integration into a coherent software suite, convenient for usage in SMEs design offices.
- Experimentation based Validation of the design & optimisation tools
- Update Application to a design upgrade for existing or planned VAWT commercial products.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: The project requires one additional SME partner in the consortium - not french nor belgian - which would
have skills in : pole manufacturering from small to large ( lighting masts, telecommunication poles, ...) and/or
fatigue / Foundation / ... Calculations for poles, and would be willing to consider wind market applications

Their role in the project will be to participate in dynamic softwre modelling especially on pole, foundation, ..
part.




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    PS FP7-SME-2013: PolCloud - Full-sky cloud detection by means of imaging polarimetry and
    polarization measurement of the cloud-base height
    PS ID: PS-SME-HU-1553


A Hungarian Research Institute is intended to submit a proposal to the FP7 ‘Research for SMEs’ call
and invites SME partners to participate in developing a novel cloud detector that delivers more
information than conventional instruments, based on the patterns of skylight polarization measured
by 180o field-of-view imaging polarimetry. The instrument improves the accuracy and reliability of
traditional photometric cloud detection algorithms, enabling better short-term weather forecasts.
Apart from general short-term weather forecast, potential fields of application include solar
forecasting and hail forecasting. This is a special area of weather forecast, in which very accurate
and reliable short-term (0-4 hours) predictions are needed for a limited geographical area. In these
applications the real-time detection of the spatiotemporal change of the cloud coverage is essential.
This task can be performed by automatic cloud detectors. - Hail forecast for the benefit of
agricultural producers - Solar forecast for energy utilities

Proposal Outline:
The need: The market of automatic cloud detectors is very young (approximately one decade old), thus the
available instruments are not accurate and fast enough. These problems have to be solved before a reliable
cloud detector network can be created, the results of which can be successfully incorporated into the climatic
models and can be used for short-term weather forecast purposes. The new instrument developed in the
project, being more accurate than the existing cloud detectors, will help to solve these problems. Weather
forecast: There exist 4 major climatic models in the world that can be used for weather forecast. These models
use current and past weather data to predict the probable weather conditions in the more or less near future.
One of these weather data is the cloud coverage that can be seen from a given geographical point on the
Earth’s surface. The percentage and type of cloud coverage are usually estimated by human observers,
introducing several problems (e.g., inaccuracy, unreliability, low spatial resolution, small temporal measurement
frequency, high costs) that make it difficult to use these subjective data in climatic models. Nowadays these
human observers are starting to be substituted by automatic cloud detectors. Ultra short-term weather forecast:
This is a special area of weather forecast, in which very accurate and reliable short-term (0-4 hours) predictions
are needed for a limited geographical area. In these applications the real-time detection of the spatiotemporal
change of the cloud coverage is essential. This task can be performed by automatic cloud detectors. - Hail
forecast for the benefit of agricultural producers: The device developed in the project will enhance the forcasting
capabilities of hail-suppression services by allowing 1) more precise; 2) better localised and 3) more cost
effective hail forecast. - Solar forecast for energy utilities: Technologies are being developed to pre-emptively
alert energy providers of meteorological changes, allowing them to switch to alternate forms of energy during
times of low output from solar energy sources. The device developed in the project, delivering fast, ultra-short-
time cloud coverage forecast for a limited geographical area, has the potential to be a vital component of such
technologies.

Partner sought and role in the project:
SME: SME partners providing meteorological services. - Specific area of activity of the partner sought: 1)
Expertise in hail-forecast 2) Expertise in solar forecast 3) Ultra-short term local weather forecast - Task to be
performed: 1) provide technical consultation/assessment 2) help the dissemination and exploitation of project
results 3) assist field testing




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