ATTRACT call for ideas

ATTRACT call for ideas

ATTRACT call for ideas
27 August 2018
We support this European initiative that will fund €17 million to 170 breakthrough projects on imaging and sensor technologies.

Many technologies leading to breakthrough innovations with a big impact on people’s lives stem from fundamental research. For the first time, a consortium of big research organizations will be explicitly leveraged to capture value and create jobs and growth. For this, ATTRACT will enlist large companies, experienced venture capitalists, and individual investors alike. The aim is to create an entirely new, European model of Open Innovation that can become an engine for jobs and prosperity for all.

Cutting-edge detection and imaging technologies – the core research target of ATTRACT – play a key role as enablers for all major technology areas. Most future scientific advances, technical applications, commercially worthwhile products and businesses targeting emerging societal challenges rely on these technologies in one way or another.

To bridge the gap between basic research and real market needs, ATTRACT is calling for researchers, entrepreneurs and companies to bring forward breakthrough projects on pioneering imaging and sensor technologies. You can submit your proposal by October 31.

Project partners are Aalto University, CERN, the European Industrial Research Management Association, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, ESADE Business School, the European Southern Observatory, the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, European XFEL and Institut Laue-Langevin.