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Call: Supply Chain Security topic 1: Development of an enhanced non-intrusive (stand-off) scanner

Programme
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"Horizon 2020 - Societal Challenges "
A challenge-based approach will bring together resources and knowledge across different fields, technologies and disciplines, including social sciences and the humanities. This will cover activities from research to market with a new focus on innovation-related activities, such as piloting, demonstration, test-beds, and support for public procurement and market uptake.
Funding focuses on the following challenges:
  • Health, demographic change and wellbeing;
  • Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy;
  • Secure, clean and efficient energy;
  • Smart, green and integrated transport;
  • Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials;
  • Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies;
  • Secure societies - protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens.
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Description of programme
"Secure societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens"

The primary aims of the Secure Societies Challenge are:

  • to enhance the resilience of our society against natural and man-made disasters, ranging from the development of new crisis management tools to communication interoperability, and to develop novel solutions for the protection of critical infrastructure;
  • to fight crime and terrorism ranging from new forensic tools to protection against explosives;
  • to improve border security, ranging from improved maritime border protection to supply chain security and to support the Union's external security policies including through conflict prevention and peace building;
  • and to provide enhanced cyber-security, ranging from secure information sharing to new assurance models
Title Border Security and External Security
Description of call
"Border Security and External Security"

On the one hand this call targets the development of technologies and capabilities which are required to enhance systems, equipment, tools, processes, and methods for rapid identification to improve border security. This includes both control and surveillance issues, exploiting the full potential of EUROSUR and promoting an enhanced use of new technology for border checks, also in relation to the SMART BORDERS legislative initiative. It also addresses supply chain security in the context of the EU’s customs policy. On the other hand this call focuses on new technologies, capabilities and solutions which are required to support the Union's external security policies in civilian tasks, ranging from civil protection to humanitarian relief, border management or peace-keeping and post-crisis stabilisation, including conflict prevention, peace-building and mediation. This will require research on conflict resolution and restoration of peace and justice, early identification of factors leading to conflict and on the impact of restorative justice processes.

This call is divided in the following parts:

  • Maritime Border Security
  • Border Crossing Points
  • Supply Chain Security
  • Information Management in the context of External Security
  • Conflict Prevention and Peace Building
  • Ethical/Societal Dimension
Origin of Applicant EU Member States


Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Call
Supply Chain Security topic 1: Development of an enhanced non-intrusive (stand-off) scanner
Description of call
"Supply Chain Security topic 1: Development of an enhanced non-intrusive (stand-off) scanner"

Smugglers try to evade controls at borders by using their bodies as the conduit to conceal prohibited or restricted goods. These items may be narcotics, explosives, currency and weapons and could also be ampoules containing chemical and biological threats. All these items could remain undetected by conventional technologies.

There is a need to develop body-scan technology able to discern those commodities sought by Customs from benign materials carried by travellers. The device/system should have the capability to automatically identify the chemical composition of the main threat commodities. Such systems are expected to improve efficiency of inspection of suspected individuals, improve security at the border and act as a deterrent to other potential smugglers.

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Thematic Focus Biotechnology, Energy, Development Cooperation, Food & Healthy Diet, Fishery, Research, History, Health, Equal Rights, Infrastructure, Innovation, SME, Disaster Prevention, Climate, Agriculture and Forestry, Human Rights, Mobility, Sustainability, Security, Urban development, Technologies, Telecommunication, Transport, Environment & biodiversity, Traffic, Administration, Natural ressources, Competitiveness
Funding area EU Member States
Candidate Countries
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Norway / Norge
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Others
Origin of Applicant EU Member States


Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Eligible applicants Education and Training Centres, Research Institution, , Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), NGO / NPO, Start Up Company, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Association
Project Partner Yes
Recurring Call No
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