HIVE news in FET Newsletter
July 2008 FET Newsletter (attached below)
At the time of writing, FET-Open is busy with the launch of 8 new targeted research projects and 1 coordination and support action from batch 2. Most projects will start their work shortly after the summer break. The total grant awarded to the successful proposals was 16 M€ (for STREPs) and 0.5 M€ (for CSAs). Research proposals received in this batch were broadly concentrated around two areas: (a) computer science, modelling, human-computer interaction and issues related to human factors, and (b) hardware-oriented areas such as nano- opto-electronics, quantum information processing and communication.
The quality of proposals was considered to be very high – only 30% failed on one or other of the evaluation thresholds. The majority of proposals were from universities and research centres, although there was some participation of research-active SMEs, which was considered to be positive. There were also 8 third country partners involved in 7 proposals. The total grant requested by all the received proposals was 57 M€.
After batch 2, the total number of project grants awarded by FET-Open in Framework Programme is now 19 (17 STREP projects and 2 CSA projects). These projects have requested grants totalling 32 M€.
BATCH 2 RETAINED PROPOSALS
ECCELL aims to lay the foundation of micro- and nano-scale molecular information processing by creating the first electronically programmable chemical cell.
GOSPEL aims to enable slow and fast light propagation as a tunable feature in photonic devices, offering the necessary and often missing functionality of a time-delay/phase shift line in broadband ICT systems.
HIP addresses the problem of scaling quantum processors by attempting to build elementary hybrid atom-photon devices and develop the schemes for their integration on platforms capable of being miniaturised and scaled up in functional networks.
HIVE is attempting to develop a non-invasive brain stimulation device to enable direct machine to brain communication.
MINOS targets an emerging field in photonics, namely micro- and nano-optomechanical cavities with the aim to exploit opto-mechanical effects to control light- matter interaction.
HIDEAS aims to exploit the high-dimensional multimodal entangled quantum states of the optical radiation field to significantly increase the informationcapacity of quantum communication, imaging and metrology.
NIW addresses the exploitation and integration of haptic, auditory, and to a lesser extent, visual modalities for generating new paradigms for foot-ground interaction using low-cost actuator based devices.
SCOPE plans to model, design, fabricate, and measure circuits where the single charge quantum plays the dual role of the flux quantum in classical Josephson junction circuits.
VISMASTER (CSA) aims to bring together European academic and industrial R&D excellence from data management, data analysis, spatial-temporal data, and human visual perception research to form a wider visualisation research community.