FBK among the winners of the ATTRACT call for grants for future sensors

11/06/2019 Highly innovative sensors that will improve medical diagnostic tools, make radioguided surgery safer and more effective, develop components for use in food analysis, autonomous guidance and future high-speed quantum computers.

These are just a few examples of applications that could be implemented thanks to the Fondazione Bruno Kessler’s eight projects that have been awarded funding from the ATTRACT call for proposals, within the European Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

This is an initiative aimed at bridging the gap between basic research and the real needs of the market, in order to carry out projects with a high innovative impact in the field of sensors and image acquisition. Researchers from the Center for Materials and Microsystems at Trento-based Fondazione Bruno Kessler, who have been involved in research and development of solutions for radiation sensors and image sensors, also participated in the international selection, which is extremely competitive.

The projects of the Trentino-based Research Center that have received funding for a total of 345,800 euros and were inaugurated on May 20 and 21, 2019 at CERN in Geneva, are as many as eight. The 8 projects were also included in the list of 170 (out of the 1,211 competitors) admitted to participate in a second phase of the selection that will include companies, with a budget that could be increased up to 20 times.