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Funded under: 7th FWP (Seventh Framework Programme)
Area: Microsystems and Smart Miniaturised Systems (ICT-2009.3.9)
Project reference: 257488
Total cost: 15.25 million euro
EU contribution: 10 million euro
Execution: From 2010-09-01 to 2013-08-31
Duration: 36 months
Project status: Execution
Contract type: Collaborative project

The e-BRAINS project

Best-Reliable Intelligent Ambient Nanosensor Systems – e-BRAINS is about the creation of a new generation of sensors which leverage integration of heterogeneous technologies, high-performance nano sensor devices, miniaturization, smart wireless communication and best-reliability.
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Bringing together heterogeneous integration and nano sensor device technologies will catalyse a new level of performance. e-BRAINS investigates how these technologies can be successfully combined using the example of selected applications with considerable market potential. The applications will give a measure and validate the performance increase available due to heterogeneous integration. Substantial reduction in size, reduction in manufacturing cost, and increased sensitivity are typically targeted for the applications:
  • Smart Biosensor Grain (Magna Diagnostics)
  • Infrared Imager (Sensonor, SINTEF)
  • Active medical implants (Sorin, 3D Plus)
  • Smart Gas Sensors (Siemens)
  • Ultrasound imaging probes for volumetric (3D real time) scanning (Vermon)
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The consortium brings together twenty partners from nine European countries (six SMEs, nine partners from public research and five large industrial partners).

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e-BRAINS started on 1 Sep 2010 and will run for three years. The project is co-funded under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research of the European Commission.