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TeamUP Partners: Consortium

The TeamUP project brings together 23 partners, including Universities, Research Centres, NGOs, Emergency Responders, Agencies, and Companies from the European Union aiming to establish a unified framework for evaluating capabilities, procedures and co-developed solutions to be used in CBRN-E preparedness and response. The Consortium includes eight CBRN-E experts and first responder organisations and thirteen technology partners.

Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS)

ICCS, the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, is a non-profit Academic Research Body established in 1989 by the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs to carry applied Research and Development activity in the areas of telecommunications, computer systems and their application in a variety of research themes. ICCS is linked to the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and in particular with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). ICCS consists of more than 50 labs, research groups and teams, dealing with all aspects of Electrical and Computer Engineering and employs approximately 800 researchers and scientists including Faculty Members, permanent or long-term Researchers. In the TeamUP project, ICCS is represented by one of its Research Groups, the I-SENSE Group. I-SENSE Group consists of more than 100 researchers of various ranks and is very active in a number of scientific and research areas, with main application areas being the Intelligent Transportation Systems, the Virtual Environments, the Assistive Technologies and the Smart Integrated Systems & Communication. I-SENSE has coordinated and participated in more than 150 Research Projects, both EU funded and National ones, over the last 20 years, and has worked with several industry leaders since its establishment in 2002, serving currently as the Coordinator of the following projects: NIGHTINGALE, XGAIN, EVENTS, THETIDA, PODIUM5G-IANAeCharge4Drivers, and THEROS.


Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Greece

The Centre for Research and Technology Hellas is a legal entity governed by private law with non-profit status, supervised by the General Secretariat for Research and Innovation (GSRI) of the Greek Ministry of Development. CERTH is one of the most important Research Centres in Greece with a main mission: The promotion of innovative research for the benefit of society. Dedicated to this purpose, CERTH lies at the forefront of basic, applied and technological research to provide solutions to society’s modern challenges. CERTH’s five institutes consist of Chemical Process & Energy Resources Institute – CPERI, Information Technologies Institute – ITI, Hellenic Institute of Transport – HIT, Institute of Applied Biosciences – INAB, and Bio-economy and Agro-Technology Institute – IBO, bring together more than 1500 people (engineers and scientists in their majority), in 7 regions and 9 cities of Greece.

CERTH combines its unique research facilities and high qualified research personnel, to transform scientific knowledge into innovative technological applications, aiming to respond to the needs of society at national and international level. CERTH places a strong emphasis on innovation, which is demonstrated -among others-by the establishing collaborations with the industry. The commercial exploitation of the mature, innovative, technological findings of CERTH, has led to the creation of 18 spin-off companies with significant economic activity, including the attraction of financing from investment funds.


Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium

The Centre for Applied Molecular Technologies (CTMA) at UCLouvain is an academic-clinical biotechnological platform specialising in infectious diseases research. Focused on rapidly and safely detecting biowarfare agents, CTMA operates the B-LiFE (Biological Light Fieldable Laboratory for Emergencies) mobile laboratory, recognised as a Rapid Response Mobile Laboratory type 2 by the WHO. B-LiFE is deployed in health crises caused by accidental, intentional, or natural releases of biological threats, as evidenced in the Ebola outbreak in Africa, the influenza and monkeypox outbreaks, and the COVID-19 pandemic. CTMA continuously integrates new technologies into B-LiFE’s operational workflow, functioning as a technological incubator. It evaluates and validates tools and technologies for on-site use, focusing on targeted and agnostic biothreat detection, identification, monitoring, telecommunications, and data management. B-LiFE also provides training for biological staff on analytical work, biosafety, and biosecurity. The multidisciplinary team at CTMA develops procedures and methods, setting “minimum standards” for mobile capacities.

The Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics, and Applied Mathematics Institute (ICTEAM) is the other UCLouvain unit participating in TeamUP and represents the reference digital innovation hub in the Walloon Region, Belgium. Several spin-offs have been created by ICTEAM, like intoPIX (image processing) and e-Peas (ultra-low-power semiconductors). ICTEAM has developed expertise in communication systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning, cryptography and information security, as well as in micro-nanotechnologies for e-health and telemedicine. Two technological platforms are linked to ICTEAM, WINFAB (Wallonia Infrastructure for Nanofabrication,, WELCOME (Wallonia Electronics and Communications Measurements,, and offer support for emerging digital technologies progress.


Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (FHG), Germany

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, based in Germany, is the world’s leading applied research organization. By prioritizing key technologies for the future and commercializing its findings in business and industry, it plays a major role in the innovation process. A trailblazer and trendsetter in innovative developments and research excellence, it is helping shape our society and our future. Founded in 1949, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft currently operates 76 institutes and research units throughout Germany. Around 30,800 employees, predominantly scientists and engineers, are part of the organisation. At the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, interdisciplinary research teams work with partners from industry and government to turn pioneering ideas into innovative technologies, coordinate and implement system-relevant research projects and strengthen the German and European economies with a commitment to value creation that is based on ethical values. International collaboration with outstanding research partners and companies from around the world brings the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft into direct contact with the most prominent scientific communities and most influential economic regions.


Exus Software Monoprosopi Etairia Periorismenis Evthinis (EXUS), Greece

EXUS is an Artificial Intelligence-based software SME with premises in Athens and London. EXUS products are sold in more than 30 countries around the world. EXUS AI Labs, the Research and Development department of EXUS, conducts research in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), harnessing the power of data for solving problems in multiple domains of human activity. Our ambition is to design and implement cutting-edge AI-based prototype solutions that support professionals in such fields as health, security, creativity, and learning, adding value to the customers of our products. Over the 30-year history, EXUS AI Labs has coordinated, and participated in numerous European research programmes.


Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA), France

CEA is a major research organization working for French State, its economy and citizens. Thanks to strong roots in fundamental research, CEA is able to provide tangible solutions to meet current needs in four key fields: Low-carbon energy (nuclear and renewable), Digital technology, Technology for medicine of the future, Defense and National security. CEA has adopted a unique approach in the research and innovation sector, and is able to handle projects, from the fundamental discovery of a concept toward the development of a pre-industrial system. CEA LIST Institute, located on CEA-Paris-Saclay and CEA-Grenoble centers, is a technological research institute specialized in smart digital systems and technologies with societal and economic implications. The 900 researchers, engineers and technicians from CEA LIST perform research work in partnership with the major industrial players in the nuclear, automotive, aeronautical, security and defense and medical fields and thus investigate and develop innovative solutions corresponding to their requirements. Activities range from conceptual design of systems to pre-industrial prototypes.

A part of CEA LIST/DIN focus their expertise on developing nuclear instrumentation for the main industrial partners of the nuclear industry especially concerning the development of fast electronics for passive or active non-destructive measurements, photon activation analysis for nuclear waste packages characterization or Homeland Security Applications. They have been involved in European project for over fifteen years, contributing for example to H2020 Security: TERRIFFIC (Tools for early and Effective Reconnaissance in cbRne Incidents providing First responders Faster Information and enabling better management of the Control zone, 2018-2021), INCLUDING (Innovative Cluster for Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies, 2019-2024) or ENTRANCE (EfficieNT Risk-bAsed iNspection of freight Crossing bordErs without disrupting business 2020-2023).

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T4i Engineering Single Member Private Company (T4i), Greece

T4i engineering (T4i) is an SME that delivers experience and know-how in applications related to field chemical analysis and R&D project management. More specifically being located in Athens, Greece, they specialise on the design and development of advanced chemical detectors for field use either as handheld devices or on-board UAVs. T4i aims at modernizing manufacturing of detectors using advanced design tools, prototyping and key enabling technologies, such as additive/subtractive manufacturing. The company designs field detectors especially useful when detection is needed in harsh environments where stand-off technology is required for the protection of the operator. Recently, T4i engineering received the European Commission Security Innovation Award 2023 for one of their products, T4i DOVER®, in Brussels. The award recognizes innovative solutions stemming from EU funded security research that have achieved significant success in market uptake of research results.


Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (H-BRS), Germany

Founded in 1995, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg is a dynamic and research-oriented University of Applied Sciences, located in the region of Bonn, Germany. Research at H-BRS is conducted intensively and hands-on – covering a wide range of topics, such as security research and detection technologies, genetics, sustainable development, resource conservation, robotics and visual computing.

H-BRS is ranked as one of the top performing German UAS in European Research. Its interdisciplinary Institute of Safety and Security Research (ISF) mainly focusses on development of sensor systems and detection technologies, i.e. fraud detection in biometrical systems and detection of hazardous substances. Namely the working group of Peter Kaul, has been successful performing in European projects like C-BORD and Hamlet, BMBF-projects ALBERO, RE(H)STRAIN, OptoSpin, VESPERplus and several projects funded by the German Ministry of Defence, especially devoted to application-orientated detection and identification of IED, explosives and their precursors (i.e. MoSEV – Mobile sensor technology for explosive-specific compounds).

In the TeamUP project Peter will act as PI for H-BRS. H-BRS will be responsible for development of a portable, library-independent detection system for rapid on-site analysis of suspicious bulk material for its explosive properties. Therefor functionality of an already existing, functional laboratory prototype has to be extended and optimised, esp. its capabilities on the detection of secondary explosives, power consumption and optimised algorithms. Development of the system will adapt to end user requirements and tests on usability and handling.


Satways (STWS), Greece

Satways Ltd. is a privately held organization founded in May 2006 and is based in Athens, Greece. The company is dedicated to developing integrated Geospatial command and control solutions for Security and Public Safety applications for police, coast guard, emergency medical service, civil protection and fire & rescue operations, critical public infrastructure protection, transportation security and border monitoring.

With core technology built on open standards, we offer an unmatched range of mission-critical enterprise solutions, empowering governments and businesses around the world to make better and faster operational decisions. Our product line includes C2 and C3I enterprise software packages that respond to different operational requirements of Public Safety Agencies such as Distributed Geospatial Data management, Operational Resources Tracking, Incident Management and dispatch, Physical Security Information Management and Natural & Technological Hazards Crisis Management respectively. The common goal, though, is to provide effective decision support, to simplify operations, to provide a Common Operational Picture (COP) and collaboration tools across organizations, to collect and disseminate data in the field and to coordinate response units and system users.

Satways is ISO 9001:2008 certified for the development of geospatial command and control products and solutions.


Technologicka Platforma Energetickabezpecnost (TPEB), Czech Republic

Technological Platform Energy Security Czech Republic (hereinafter TPEB) was established in October 2011 as a unique non-profit public-private-partnership body in the Czech Republic focusing on the area of critical infrastructure protection. The members of TPEB are (1) leading national energy companies, companies administrating energy distributing networks and lines, software and communication utility companies, (2) public bodies and institutions including for example Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic (Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Czech Republic), Czech Standardization Agency (Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic) and the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic (3) leading Czech technical universities and research institutions.  The mission of TPEB is to instigate cooperation among the aforementioned three pillars and support activities related to research, development and innovation leading to an introduction of new technologies ensuring protection of critical (information) infrastructure. The platform organizes public events aiming at stimulating awareness regarding critical (information) infrastructure protection on the part of administration as well as general public. Further, it mediates the interplay between the administration´s as well as private sector´s security-related needs and R&D&I capabilities and potential. Last but not least it aims at organising public-private consortia applying for R&D&I projects. Being gradually recognized as the relevant pool of expertise TPEB provides experts to various national as well as international bodies and expert groups.


Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (AIT), Austria

The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria’s largest research and technology organisation, specialist on research and development activities of technologies, techniques and tools of key infrastructure solutions of the future. The highly interdisciplinary competence units within the Center for Technology Experience investigates enhanced forms of contextual user experiences and the detailed investigation of specific factors as distinct measures of experience quality. Based on enhanced foundational interaction thinking, research activities aim to create and measure dedicated experiences in key technology areas and application contexts in order to optimally align future technologies to specific user groups and different contextual situations. The Competence Unit Experience Business Transformation will bring its research expertise in user requirements engineering and XR development and deals with end users’ needs, requirements, expectations and constraints for future and novel technologies for AR/VR/MR training.

AIT’s goal is to gather high quality insights into human factors that contribute to technology acceptance and user experience of Mixed Reality training. By contributing to this project, AIT will enhance its portfolio in the domain of VR based training for special user groups, especially first responders. Due to its longstanding experience in lab and field trials, AIT will contribute to the requirements’ analysis for VR training and the VR training developments using an agile, user centred approach to ensure that collected requirements feed into the creation of the VR training.


Bioxhale Ltd (BIOX), England

BIOXHALE started in 2012 founded on research and development into breath-testing for respiratory disease; and developed from a sustained record of accomplishment in breathomics. Operations combine clinical and analytical science research leadership with experiences in respiratory disease and include biomarker discover, early disease detection, precision medicine, large scale clinical and project study design and leadership, environmental volatile organic compound monitoring, high-cost therapeutics, breath samplers, in-vitro diagnostics, in-line and offline breath analysis, and data science pipelines. The organisation’s approaches and knowledge capital have been refined and tested across the world with multiple independent multidisciplinary teams within a wide range of operational environments.


VANOS S.A. (VANOS), Greece

VANOS S.A. is a global trading company, active in the fields of Maritime and Yachting, Industry, Civil Protection, Security and Defence, Public Procurement, and Training Services, which also manages a retail stores network. During the company’s 95+ years of continuous operation, professionalism, integrity as well as its staff high level of education and expertise, consist of its competitive advantages, that are being verified by various acquired Certifications.

While being a trailblazer in the maritime industry, VANOS S.A. stands as a beacon of innovation with the inception of its dedicated Research and Development (R&D) department.  VANOS S.A.’s seasoned personnel, adept at understanding the nuanced needs of maritime stakeholders and bridge the gap between customers and the R&D experts. Characterized by its customer-centric approach, our cadre of experts contribute to the development of tailored and AI-powered solutions as well as groundbreaking algorithms, not only addressing the industry’s evolving landscape, but also catering to bespoke requirements. VANOS S.A.’s profound dedication to innovation and excellence, positions it at the forefront of revolutionizing the maritime landscape and protecting the society. Our primary goal is to develop innovative solutions and products that contribute to technological progress and have a positive impact on building a Sustainable and Safer world.


Autonoom Provinciebedrijf Campus Vesta (VESTA), Belgium

At Campus Vesta, professionals from the world of business, fire brigade, police department, medical first responders and disaster management specialists share their knowledge with you. Because safety and prevention? We do it together! Campus Vesta is a multidisciplinary training center that provides both practical as well as theoretical training for first responders. Campus Vesta has a terrain in Ranst (Belgium) of over 92 hectares with a very diverse infrastructure for training purposes. We have a train site, shooting range, Plane site, collapse site and many more.

We strongly believe in knowledge sharing, to be better prepared for the more complex disasters that we will face in the future. In order to achieve this, we work, since 2014 on multiple European and National projects such as eNOTICE2, SAFEPLACE, SHOTPROS, eNOTICE, MELODY, MED1stMR and QROC. On the national level we are the Flemish training center specialized in CBRN.


Stadt Dortmund (FDDO), Germany

The Fire Department of Dortmund (FDDO) is the largest fire department within its region and the sixth largest in Germany. It is responsible for firefighting as well as rescue and emergency management in Dortmund, which has an area of 281 square kilometres with about 600,000 inhabitants. 1,000 professionals run 9 fire and rescue stations, one of them at Dortmund Airport. Additionally, about 1,200 volunteers, who are organized in 19 fire brigades, support the professionals’ daily work and in incidents with particular requirements. Furthermore FDDO is involved in the supralocal support concept of the Federal Land North Rhine Westphalia and the national CBRN incident response concept. In 2006 the Institute of Fire Service and Rescue Technology (IFR) was founded as a department within FDDO to research and provide innovative yet practicable technology and methods in the field of fire and medical service. Since then the IFR has gathered experience during a multitude of scientific projects like the EU-Projects Nifti, TRADR and eNOTICE.

FDDO and IFR combine the practical work of fire fighters with scientific research. Close contact with other German and European fire departments as well as related organizations ensures a transfer of knowledge and an understanding of new technologies and methods. The contribution of FDDO to TeamUP will be a cross-section of all experience, knowledge and applied technologies mentioned before. FDDO provides available resources and instruments towards the practical execution of analyses, exercises and evaluations, which are the basis for further development and the process of continuous improvement.


Ministere de l'Interieur/ Ecole Nationale Superieure de la Police (LRENSP), France

The LRENSP participates in the constant improvement of the initial and ongoing training of police commissioners and officers and, more generally, promotes the good practices of all police personnel. It also manages the specialised documentation needed by these audiences. The research carried out at the LRENSP is of a national or international nature, in a rapidly evolving human and technological environment, and is part of a clear obligation: while preserving the health and safety of police personnel, and while integrating the expectations of the population, to improve the performance of the public police service in order to participate in the maintenance of a satisfactory level of overall security for France.

 In addition, the LRENSP ensures the operational administration of the research. The team organises research projects legally, technically and financially, either to meet the expectations of the National Police employment directorates, or to open up the National Police services to researchers with a subject likely to provide better knowledge of police practices.


Service départemental - métropolitain d’incendie et de secours (SDMIS), France

The Lyon Fire and Rescue Service (SDMIS) is one of the largest in France as it protects the Rhône County and the Lyon Metropolis (3rd biggest city in France).

The main tasks of the Lyon Fire and Rescue Service are:

  • The protection of the population, the goods and the environment;
  • The prevention measures and the protection against all fires;
  • The prevention and risk analysis regarding civil protection;
  • The emergency relief to victims of any type of accident or natural and man-made disaster.

The Lyon Fire and Rescue Service is administrated by a board, a chairman (fire commissioner) and a fire chief. Under the operational responsibility of the Prefect (in charge of the county), SDMIS deals with other public services to assure risk analysis, preparedness, response and recovery regarding civil protection and disaster management. The Rhône county and the Lyon Metropolis host together 2 million people in the South-East of France, located between Paris and Marseille. SDMIS is composed of 1300 professional fire fighters, 4800 retained fire fighters and 340 administrative personnel assigned in the 100 fire stations and 4 headquarters. Every year the operational teams deal with more than 120 000 calls on the field and take care of 95 000 victims. Almost 80% of the operational activity is related to basic or advanced life support (ambulances).

The Rhône County and the Lyon Metropolis face many risks due to transportation (metros, tramways, highways, railways, international airport, etc.), hazard materials (many industrial companies, chemical factories, research labs…), natural hazards (wild land fires, floods, landslides, etc.) and of course all kinds of risks related to major cities in general.


Johanniter International (JOIN), Belgium

Johanniter International (JOIN) is the European partnership of 16 national charities founded by the Orders of St John. Its member organizations are active in medical services and first aid, social care, international humanitarian aid, development cooperation and disaster relief. In this regard, JOIN is working with experts from the field to find solutions and facilitate exchanges on a large scale. Based in Brussels, the JOIN Office also works with European institutions, policymakers and other international organizations, facilitating international collaboration and projects.

As coordinator of a European network, JOIN aims to exchange information and strategies of health care providers in Europe and to support each other with lessons learned and expertise for new fields. Having participated as full partner in Horizon 2020 projects related to Emergency Medical Services, First Aid, Elderly Care and Cybersecurity for Hospitals, the JOIN Office assumed responsibility as Work Package leader in the areas of communication, dissemination and exploitation, engaged in designing stakeholder roadmaps, training concepts as well as data collection and research. 


Johanniter Österreich Ausbildung und Forschung gemeinnützige GmbH (JOAFG), Austria

Research and innovation at the intersection with practice – this is  a central element of all Johanniter research projects. The Johanniter Research and Innovation Centre (JOAFG), based in Vienna, Austria is dedicated to national and international projects in the fields of social welfare, health and care, and security and disaster management. The aim of the research is to develop and implement innovative solutions and new quality standards in order to optimize the quality of care and safety in these areas. The expertise of JOAFG includes methodologies of Social Sciences and Humanities, ethics, gender studies, risk analysis, process and network analysis, anthropology as well as applied GDPR.

Based on our ideas and projects, we try to help our organisation to continuously evolve in order to provide the best possible quality of care and service to our clients and patients in home health care, homelessness or refugee services, emergency medical service or disaster relief. This includes developing innovative approaches and establishing standards of quality.


Ministry of National Defence (HMOD), Greece

The Hellenic Ministry of Defence (HMOD) is a public authority that applies the Government’s National Defence Policy. It is the parent organization of all the branches of the Hellenic Armed Forces: Army, Navy and Air Force, which are operationally coordinated by the National Defence General Staff. Those four bodies constitute the Operational Part of the country’s defence, whereas the Ministry itself stands for the political part. Through those means, the HMOD is capable of performing all sorts of military operations, related to defence, operating at national, regional or international level.

Apart from its military role, HMOD is committed in disposing its capabilities and resources for the benefit of society, by implementing interventions focusing on serving matters such as environmental and sustainable development, responding to major accidents and disasters, conducting search and rescue operations, and dealing with security threats in the physical as well as in the cyber domain.


Mark2 Corporation Czech a.s. (M2C), Czech Republic

M2C is your trusted partner for property management. As a leader in integrated facility management, we offer a wide range of services to optimize property operations. Our professional teams take care of cleaning, maintenance, and security of your facilities to ensure smooth functioning.

We believe in the power of technology and innovation. Through our technological division, INNOVIS, we focus on modern building security, process automation, and data collection using IoT, artificial intelligence, and advanced analytics. This ensures that your properties not only operate efficiently but are also prepared for the future. Our services are designed to make your life easier and allow you to focus on your core objectives. With M2C as your property management partner, you can be confident that your investments are secure, and you will have control over everything happening in your properties.


Ceska Agentura Pro Standardizaci (CSA), Czech Republic

The Czech Agency for Standardization (ČAS) was established as a state-subsidized organization of the Office for Technical Standardization, Metrology and State Testing (ÚNMZ) according to the Czech standardization law Act No. 22/1997 Coll. It is responsible for the creation, publication and distribution of Czech technical standards.

Since 1997 it is responsible for the European and International standardization on behalf of the Czech government. ČAS organizes Technical committees of 2 500 Czech experts in 125 different fields of standardization. It is very active in CEN/TC 391 “Societal and Citizen Security“ and manages the work in working group 1 which is related to security in hospitals.


DBC diadikasia, Greece

Established in 1995, DBC Business Consulting S.A. is a prominent Greek firm providing tailored services to public and private sectors. With a robust network of academic and international partnerships, it’s an innovative industry leader. Boasting 250+ permanent employees, DBC excels in sustainable growth, energy efficiency, education reform, and urban development. Their expertise spans diverse sectors, offering services like ICT consulting, financial advisory, program management, and innovative solutions commercialization. With a focus on research in ICT, energy, environment, security, health, transportation, and food, DBC actively engages in cutting-edge Horizon projects (H2020, HE), demonstrating a commitment to advanced research and development over the past four years.