INTASENSE Partners


 CTECH

CTECH

C-Tech Innovation Ltd

UK

 CEIT2

CEIT

Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Tecnicas

ES

TUIL 

TUIL

Technische Universität Ilmenau Institut fur Mikro- and Nano-technologien

D

 CSEM

CSEM

Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique S.A.

CH

GAH 

GAH

Gooch & Housego (Torquay) Ltd

UK

 UCT

UCT

U.C. Technologies BV

NL

 ULANC

ULANC

Lancaster University

UK

 ADVANTIC

ADVANTIC

Advantic Sistemas y Servicios

ES

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CTECH

C-Tech Innovation is an independent research and technology development and consulting SME with over 40 years’ experience in providing innovation services to companies, universities and governmental bodies, frequently in environmental applications. Its services include: innovation management; research and technology development; process, product and service improvement; contract research and development; and intellectual property exploitation. The worldwide clientele ranges from small start-up companies to large multinationals. With in-house laboratories and workshops, the company has an ability to apply chemistry, physics and biological science in innovative applications.

CEIT

CEIT (Centre of Studies and Technical Research) is a non-profit research centre that was created by the University of Navarra in 1982. The Centre’s main aim is to carry out applied industrial research projects through close collaboration with Industrial R&D departments on a contractual basis. CEIT promotes excellence in applied research by publishing non-confidential results and participating in scientific and technical forums. The centre also has a comprehensive doctoral teaching program in the industrial area. Ceit has 6 areas of research: Materials, Applied Mechanics, Electronics and Communications, Environmental Engineering, Microelectronics and Microsystems and Biomedical Engineering. The INTASENSE participant is the Microelectronics and Microsystems unit, which mainly works on the design and development of Microsystems i.e. any miniaturised, low-cost, highly integrated and multifunctional device whether designed to measure a physical, chemical or biological magnitude or to monitor and control industrial processes.

TUIL

 Technische Universität Ilmenau (TUIL) is one of the leading universities of technology in the eastern part of Germany. One of its research topics are micro- and nanosystem technologies. About 39 departments have formed the Institute for Micro- and Nanotechnologies (IMN MacroNano®, www.macronano.de). The department of Micromechanical Systems (MMS) is part of the IMN MacroNano® and thus the lead partner for TUIL. MMS is engaged with the development, fabrication and characterization of micro-electro-mechanical sub-systems based on microsensors and microactuators with a focus on systems integration in a functional packaging. The research activities are concentrated on the investigation of new technologies and materials for micro- and nanosystems, especially the hybrid combination of different materials, as well as the development and systems integration for micromechanical components. As a member of the IMN MacroNano® the research cooperation with other departments is provided by numerous joint research projects. The department benefits from the technological capabilities of the Centre for Micro- and Nanotechnologies (ZMN). The research infrastructure of the department, related to this project, includes a clean room (700 m²) with broad equipment for thin film processes, lithography, wet chemical etching and plasma etching and for assembly processes.

CSEM

CSEM, Centre Suisse d' Electronique et de Microtechnique SA, founded in 1984, is a private applied research and development center specializing in micro- and nanotechnology, system engineering microelectronics and communications technologies. It offers its customers and industry partners custom-made, innovative solutions based on its knowledge of the market and the technological expertise derived from applied research. CSEM's mission is to enhance the competitiveness of industry, particularly Swiss industry, by developing applied technology platforms in micro- and nanotechnologies and ICT and transferring them to the industrial sector. The development of such highly innovative platforms is supported by the Swiss Confederation and several of its cantons. 

GAH

Gooch & Housego is a manufacturer of precision optical components and sub-systems, as well as light measurement instrumentation and services, based upon key enabling optical technologies. World leading design, development and manufacturing expertise across a broad, complementary range of technologies – Crystal Growth, Acousto Optics and RF Drive Electronics, Electro Optics, Fibre Optics, Optical Polishing & Coatings, Spectroradiometers, Integrating Sphere Calibration Standards, NIST-Traceable Calibration Standards and Services, Spectral Imaging & Synthesis.

UCT

UC Technologies produces state-of-the-art industrial ventilation and climate control installations, and manages Integrated Health and Safety Management projects. Its engineers have extensive experience: since as far back as 1994, for an integrated approach to health and safety aspects in and around buildings. UC Technologies has all the specialized know-how in numerous disciplines of civil engineering and installation technology that is necessary in the complex field of organizing the safety of people in and around buildings. Building installations constitute the nervous system for the diversity of building safety regulations. A good design of these installations is crucial for the total safety of a building. If, for example, the design phase focuses only on fire and burglary prevention, the ventilation system might later prove to be the building’s weak spot. That is why U.C. Technologies assesses all risks and safety aspects of a building and its surroundings. Only when this process is complete do we submit a proposal and design the building installation.

ULANC

Lancaster University has a long-standing reputation for excellence and innovation in teaching and research in the broad area of 'the environment'. It was one of the first British universities to offer ecology as a full degree subject and amongst the first to establish a Department of Environmental Science. The Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) draws together the research programmes previously conducted by the departments of Environmental Science, Biological Sciences and Geography. Researchers are supported by excellent facilities for chemical, biochemical and biological analysis and a substantial pool of first class equipment and data management software, to permit scientific research from the molecular to global scales. Strengths in the humanities and social and management sciences concerned with science of the environment and policymaking, complement these developments.

ADVANTIC

 ADVANTICSYS is a privately-owned high-tech SME which has an important background in information and communication technologies specializing in the field of wireless sensor networks (WSN) and other remote monitoring systems. It provides a large variety of wireless sensor network based devices. These range from wireless modules, attachable sensorboards and interface boards useful for research & development, to finalized products for the end user. ADVANTICSYS will integrate INTASENSE sensors into its widely used wireless sensor networks. Wireless sensor networks provide many advantages over traditional wired systems: low cost; easy deployment; scalability to large scale of deployment; ease of use; unattended operation, and dynamic network topology