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CETRI ranks among the top organizations in EU Research participation in Cyprus with 15 H2020, 3Ε+ and 6 FP7 projects. The majority of the corresponding proposals have been developed by the CETRI proposal development team.


H2020 R&D Projects Summary

RES4LIVE (101000785): Energy Smart Livestock Farming towards Zero Fossil Fuel Consumption – Call: LC-FNR-06-2020

RES4LIVE’s goal is to develop and bring into the market integrated, cost-effective and case-sensitive RES solutions towards achieving fossil-free livestock farming. In this context, the project will focus on increasing the overall sustainability of four pilot farms.

Agriculture, RES, livestock, sustainability

SPRINT: Ultra-versatile Structural PRINTing of amorphous and tuned crystalline matter on multiple substrates

SPRINT will develop a universal deposition technology of amorphous and tuned crystalline matter on multiple substrates, at room temperature and pressure. This technology not only combines the benefits of existing advanced deposition methods, at significantly lower cost and higher deposition rates, but also goes beyond the state-of-the-art in advanced materials development, to open new roadmaps to a plethora of future devices and applications.

Advanced materials, microelectronics, biotechnology

OACTIVE: Advanced personalised, multi-scale computer models preventing OsteoArthritis. OActive’s mission is to improve healthcare by transforming and accelerating the OA diagnosis and prediction based on a more comprehensive and holistic understanding of disease pathophysiology, dynamics, and patient outcomes. Health, Clinical Research, ICT, Modelling.

IPISA: Inkjet Printed Sensor Arrays for high efficient, low cost, environmental monitoring. The IPISA exploits an ultra-versatile sensing scheme based on the development of high performance, low-cost, printed sensor array technology in order to fulfill the ever growing need for environmental monitoring. Α plethora of fields is expected to benefit from such a technology in the near future, such as the industrial environment monitoring for labour safety and urban environment monitoring for the life quality monitoring. Moreover, the high societal impact of such a sensing scheme technology is reflected on current needs for enhanced safety monitoring in populated areas, such as airports for the convenient detection of explosives, and fields where the knowledge of the exact environmental conditions is of paramount importance such as agriculture, livestock, pisciculture, etc. Materials, Nanotechnology.

stream0DStream-0D: Simulation in Real Time for Manufacturing with Zero DefectsPrevent defect generation and propagation by minimising product variability, exploiting the potential of multi-physics KBS models to the maximum level, generating real time running models to optimise the production process through smart decision making, based on the combination of input data from the real world and output data from the simulation model. Industrial Processes (defect generation modelling and process optimization).z-factor

Z-Factor: Zero-defect manufacturing strategies towards on-line production management for European factoriesIntroduction of 5 multi stage production-based strategies targeting (i) the early detection of the defect (ii) the prediction of the defect generation (iii) the prevention of defect generation, (iv) the reworking/remanufacturing of the product and (v) the management of the aforementioned strategies. Industrial Processes,(defect aversion and repair).lincolnLINCOLN: Lean innovative connected vesselsPresent three new concepts of added-value specialized vessels, able to run requested services for several maritime sectors in the most effective, efficient, economic valuable and eco-friendly way. LINCOLN will develop three types of completely new vessels concepts at TRL5, through dynamic simulation model testing. Lean Design in Maritime Industry.


Green Instruct : Green Integrated Structural Elements for Retrofitting and New Construction of Buildings. Develop a prefabricated modular structural building block that is superior to conventional precast reinforced concrete panels by virtue of its reduced weight, improved acoustic and thermal performance and multiple functionalities. Energy Efficiency (Green Buildings).


InDeal : Innovative Technology for District Heating and Cooling. Develop a Decision Support System that will manage District Heating & Cooling Systems (DHCS). Energy Efficiency and Waste Heat recovery.


Heat-Shield : Integrated inter-sector framework to increase the thermal resilience of European workers in the context of global warmingCreate a sustainable inter-sector framework that will promote health as well as productivity for European citizens in the context of global warming. Climate Change (Global warming effects mitigation).


PROCETS: PROtective composite Coatings via Electrodeposition & Thermal SprayingDeliver protective coatings covering a wide range of applications such as automotive, aerospace, metal-working, oil and gas and cutting tools industries via thermal spray and electroplating methods by utilizing more environmental friendly materials. Materials, Nanotechnology.


FineSol: Assembly of miniaturized PCBs by using low cost hyper-fine solder powdersDeliver at first stage an integrated production line for solder particles with size 1-10 μm and to formulate solder pastes containing these particles. Lift the ultra-miniaturisation/functionality road block and also enable reduction in raw material usage, reduction in WEEE, reduction in pollution and associated health costs and also a major reduction in EU energy demand with all its indirect benefits for environment and society. Nanotechnology, Materials.


I-TheRM: Industrial Thermal Energy Recovery Conversion and ManagementDevelop and demonstrate technologies and processes for efficient and cost effective heat recovery from industrial facilities . Optimum integration of these technologies with the existing energy system or for over the fence export of recovered heat and generated electricity. Energy.


SmartHELMET : Intersectoral Network for Innovation on Smart Thermal Solutions for Bicycle HelmetsCreate a sustainable ecosystem of collaboration and knowledge transfer between academic and industrial partners that will develop the next generation of bicycle helmets with smart thermal management. Transport & Safety.


ICI-Through: Intersectoral collaboration for innovation in non-invasive techniques to estimate human brown adipose tissue activityCreate a sustainable innovation platform of intersectoral collaboration between two academic and two industrial European participants to exchange knowledge on the development of non-invasive techniques to estimate human BAT activity. Brown adipose tissue activity.


Ε+ Projects Summary


Digarted aspires to:
1. Develop and make available Educational and Knowledge Resources on integrating digital art elements into the teaching practices of Art Schools.
2. Provide training opportunities for art academics in innovative digital art elements and trans-disciplinary approaches to expand their capacity with curricula design, delivery, and assessment at the intersection of arts & technology.
3. Provide opportunities for art students to develop digital skills and competencies.
4. Promote the lifelong learning dimension of art schools by facilitating the uptake of digital art short-duration learning courses leading to micro-credentials. Creating Digital Content with the Utilisation of Free Online Resources. The DigiVET Project addresses the current challenges of the VET sector emerged from the transition to the digital era and the impact of COVID-19 in the provision of VET for both trainers and trainees. Erasmus+, Digital tools, training, VET. For more info, click HERE.


With the implementation of this project, a uniform, standardized framework for the necessary competencies of C 95 trainers should be defined. This should also serve as a recommendation for the authorities in the individual member states and in the future ensure a standardization of the requirements for the work of a C 95 trainer in all member states.



FP7 R&D Projects Summary


PollinsPollins: Automated Soil Pollution Inspection/Scanning System via a robotic vehicle. Automatic detection of ground     pollution, wireless communication, NDT systems, development of low concentration sensors, development of robotic system. ICT, Robotics, Automation, Sensors, SW, Environment.NanoDigreeNanoDIGree: Low-cost, Green, Large Scale Manufacturing of Novel Conducting Nanowires DisplaysManufacture -through economical viable production methods- of competitive high quality transparent conducting films in order to replace Indium Tin Oxide. Materials, Environment, Nanotechnology.

HardaltHardAlt: New generation of protective coatings alternative to hard chromeEliminate the use of hard chromium plating in European electroplating industry by delivering a suitable alternative, which will be the nano structured Ni-P and Ni-P composite coatings (with SiC or WC as reinforcing nanoparticles). Restriction or even elimination of the use of hexavalent chromium in electrodeposition industry. Materials, Nanotechnology, Health.

AltitudeAltitude: Alternative to Indium Tin Oxide materials for novel displays, solar and automobile industriesDevelopment of innovative materials and technologies for the replacement of ITO. Manufacture of TCC electrodes. Materials, Nanoengineering.

NewBioGenNewBioGen: New generation of innovative orthopaedic biomaterialsDevelopment of new type of biomaterials. Manufacturing of automated machinery for new type hip implants. Development of hip implants. Health, BioMaterials, Biotechnology.


Road Pavements & Bridge Deck Health Monitoring/Early Warning Using Advanced Inspection TechnologiesMonitoring of road pavements and bridge decks, advanced inspection technologies, Development of NDT systems & Sensors, imaging analysis & Pattern Recognition. ICT, Sensors, Environment, SW.