Open call for participation in a European funded security project
On the 20th September 2019, the SHUTTLE project has launched a call for tender -with a budget of 7.4M€ including VAT - to select the potential service suppliers that will build its European toolkit for microscopic traces analysis.
Microscopic traces analysis limitations and the SHUTTLE concept
Microscopic traces analysis currently relies on the "Microscopist eyes". It is time-consuming, selective and hardly objective due to the complexity of the process. The SHUTTLE toolkit will contain tools which will help solving these difficulties.
• A microscopic grade tape or any other lifting system
• An automated microscope to acquire high quality images of the recovered traces
• Algorithms for image processing to classify more accurately the identified traces
• A database and search algorithms to facilitate future data analyses and comparisons
The call for tender: Pre-Commercial Procurement of innovative products & services
This PCP action is coordinated and jointly carried out by the SHUTTLE partners which will organize and manage the procurement of R&D services through a three-phases competitive selection process. After the call for tender, the tenders will be reviewed by the consortium and at least four suppliers (Industry, Research Institutes etc.) will be awarded a contract (ca. January 2020) to produce a concept design. In the second phase, the providers of the most promising concept designs will be invited to build a prototype and, after an operational validation process in the third phase, possibly build a larger range of products.
Where to find information on the SHUTTLE toolkit and call for tender?
To learn more about the PCP tender please visit https://www.shuttle-
Additional information can also be found in the Q&A section (https://www.shuttle-
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