ENEA (Italy)

ENEA is the name for the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development. Pursuant to art. 37 of Law no. 99 of July 23rd, 2009, the Agency’s activities are targeted to research, innovation technology and advanced services in the fields of energy - especially nuclear.ENEA performs research activities and provides agency services in support to public administrations, public and private enterprises, and citizens. ENEA is the Coordinator of the BONAS project.

CREO (Italy)
Consorzio CREO is a Research Center in electro-optical materials, devices, and sensors, for smart imaging and spectroscopy in the InfraRed spectrum. In BONAS, CREO develops a compact sensor of IEDs and precursors in the vapour phase, based on Quartz Enhanced Photo-Acoustic Spectroscopy (QEPAS). 
Serstech (Sweden) 

Serstech develops solutions that help customers within the police, customs, defense and first response to quickly and easily identify powders, pills and fluids. Other uses are found within logistics and quality assurance.

Serstech’s core technologies include proprietary and patent pending micro-spectrometers that split light into different wavelengths as well as software for chemical identification. Drugs, explosives and hazardous materials are among the substances that can be identified. Serstech’s innovation lies in the ability to make solutions that are really small and very cost effective.


TEKEVER (Portugal) 


TEKEVER is a product oriented company which invests significantly in research of innovative technologies. Our vision is to provide technology to make the Evernet a reality (to enable everyone, everywhere at any time to collaborate to achieve a common goal). TEKEVER's core business is the development of software for mobile systems, wireless and ad-hoc networks. TEKEVER has a considerable background in wireless, mobile networks and in multichannel technologies and is currently involved in European Civilian and Defence research in the domains of Ad-hoc networking, Delay and Disruption Tolerant Networking, Cognitive Radio and Hybrid Networking. 


LDI (Estonia)

AS Laser Diagnostic Instruments (LDI) is a privately owned, ISO 9001:2000 certified, Estonian SME. It conducts application-driven research & development and manufactures laser based instrumentation. LDI offers on-line; in-situ; airborne; contact and remote analytical laser and spectroscopy based sensors that address various environmental, industrial and security issues. LDI has an accumulated experience in developing laser remote sensing systems (lidars) serving as a payload for aircrafts, ships, mobile and stationary platforms and providing continuous operation with real-time operation control, data acquisition, processing and visualization.LDI's principal product lines, based on novel laser, electro-optical and photonics technologies, seamlessly integrate advanced data analysis software.
CSEM (Switzerland)
CSEM, Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique (, founded in 1984, is a private research and development center, specialized in microtechnology, nanotechnology, microelectronics, systems engineering and communications technologies. It offers its customers and industry partners tailor made innovative solutions based on its technological expertise from applied research. Furthermore, in founding start-ups, it actively contributes to developing industrial activities and launching start-ups.

CSEM's mission is to enhance the competitiveness of industry, particularly Swiss industry, by developing applied technology platforms in micro- and nanotechnologies and ICT and transferring them to the industrial sector. The development of such highly innovative platforms is supported by the Swiss Confederation and by several cantons including Neuchâtel, Basel Land, Graubünden, the cantons of central Switzerland (Obwalden, Nidwalden, Luzern, Schwyz, Zug and Uri) and the Fürstentum Lichtenstein. CSEM headquarter is located in Neuchâtel, while branches are located in Neuchâtel, Alpnach, Zurich, Basel-Muttenz, Landquart; as well as overseas departments in Brazil and UAE.

CSEM has a long track record in coordinating and participating in EU research projects, European Space Agency projects and industrial partnerships. CSEM has a long time expertise in technologies related to the design, realization and operation of high-end optical sensing instruments.
EADS (Germany)
EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company) is the largest European company in this field. It employs roughly 122 000 people, mainly in France, Germany, Spain and UK. In 2010 it had a turnover of 45.8 billion Euros. After Boeing in the US it is the second largest player in this field, worldwide. EADS Innovation Works (EADS-IW) is the research organisation of EADS with sites in France, Germany, Spain, UK, Singapore and Moscow (coordination office). It provides world-class research capabilities in materials, processes, sensors, electronics, information and communication systems.
The BONAS development work will be carried out in the Department EADS-IW-SI: “Sensors, Electronics and System Integration”. IW-SI has a strong background in chemical and biological sensing technologies. During the past three years, one of its key activities was developing a laser ion mobility spectrometer (LIMS) for explosive detection. Integrated into a person screening portal, LIMS was on active display in the 2007 LeBourget Airshow. Currently LIMS is commercialised through the EADS business unit Cassidian. Within BONAS EADS-IW will extend on this development, contributing particle and vapour sampling technologies to the BONAS sensor development partners. EADS-IW-SI has successfully carried out a large number of national and EU-funded projects in the fields of air quality monitoring, detection and identification of toxic industrial compounds, explosives residues and illicit drugs.

ICBMS (Université Claude Bernanrd Lyon 1) (France)
The biosensors and biochips group of the ICBMS worked for decades on electrochemical and optical biosensors technologies and biomolecules immobilization strategies. Numerous publications and book chapters on these subjects were published by the group between the early 70’s and the late 90’s.
During the last 10 years, innovative works led to the publication or patenting (WO2005039751, WO2005054858, FR2867180) of technologies such as electro-addressing of diazonium-protein adducts and soft lithography material functionalization with biomolecules.
The ICBMS team is well trained to collaborative projects with in particular its participation to numerous European programs (FP5: FAIR-CT95-19: MENDOS; FP6: NANOSPAD: STREP 016610; FP6: CAREMAN: IP 017333; FP7: 1CellMicroprobe: Marie Curie IEF-2007; STREP - FP7-SEC-2010-1: BONAS) and national programs (ANR PNANO 2005: CAPTCODE; ANR BioTecS 2008: APTAPROBE; ANR – BiotecS 2010: HiFi-assays). 
ONERA (France)

Onera is the French national aerospace research center. It is a public research establishment, with eight major facilities in France and about 2,000 employees, including 1,500 scientists, engineers and technicians.

ONERA reports to the French Ministry of Defence (MoD) and enjoys financial independence with both industrial and commercial responsibilities.

The expertise of ONERA covers all the scientific disciplines involved in aerospace and defence systems and sub-systems: manned or unmanned, networked, or security related.

The ONERA missions are: to assist government agencies in charge of coordinating civil and military aerospace policy; to direct and carry out aerospace research; to design, produce and operate the resources needed to perform research and testing for manufacturers; to make available and commercialise the results of its research and facilitate application of this research by industry, including non-aerospace sectors; to support the French training policy for scientists and engineers.

Onera addresses today’s fast-changing defence and security needs, such as surveillance and tracking systems, information processing, decision aids and aircraft autonomy. Our researchers cover every link in the system chain: see – understand – decide – act.

The ‘Theoretical and Applied Optics Department’ (DOTA) involved in this project, is the largest European research Lab in defence optronics with a staff of 125 research engineers, 26 doctoral and post doctoral students and 15 technicians.

The mission of DOTA is to develop and manage optical systems, from the source to post-processing, in a range of wavelengths from infrared to ultraviolet, for aeronautic, space and military applications: Modeling optronic scenes and thermal-optical data; Design, development and qualification of high performance optical instruments; High Resolution Imaging; Laser systems.

UNIL (Swizerland) 

The Institut de Police Scientifique (IPS) is a self-directed school of the University ofLausanne. IPS has a pool of active researchers in the field of interpretation of analyticalfindings based on advanced statistical methods. Groups in IPS undertake both casework and research activities. They also developed methods for forensic sample comparison andclassification schemes. These methods involve extensive use of chemometrics and datamining methodologies. There are also collaboration projects in the analysis of geographical and temporalpattern in forensic case data in an intelligence and crime analysis perspective.Since 1991, IPS acts as a competency centre in Switzerland for the investigation of fire andgaseous explosion and for analysis of residues coming from such events. 


NBI (Finland)

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is a national police unit operating throughout the Finnish territory. Our main duties are to:

  • fight against international and organised crime
  • produce specialist services in combating crime
  • produce up-to-date and reliable situational awareness on crime with a special emphasis on organised crime
  • lead the target selection process in serious crime cases
  • develop methods for combating crime. 

Our Bureau is the national centre for intelligence activities focusing on serious and organised crime. We also serve as the national centre of international criminal police cooperation. Our Forensic Laboratory is in charge of forensic and crime scene investigations in Finland.


King's College London (United Kingdom)

At the King's College London ( the project will be carried out within the Nano-optics and Near-field Microscopy Lab ( in the Experimental Biophysics and Nanotechnology Group, Department of Physics. The research in the Lab is focused on the fundamentals of light-matter interaction on the nanoscale, nonlinear nano-optics and surface plasmon nanophotonics. The Group pioneered the studies of photonic applications of plasmonic crystals, active and tuneable plasmonic metamaterials and functional plasmonic nanowaveguides. The Group leads the UK national research programme on nanoplasmonics. 


CEA (France)

CEA encompasses 15000 people organized in 4 divisions: Nuclear energy, Military applications, Fundamental research (material sciences and life sciences) and Technological research (micro-nanotechnologies, systems integration and software intensive systems, new technologies for energy).

CEA assists, as a public technical body, the French public authorities in the fight against proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (assessing the threat, monitoring the international treaties) and terrorism (threat assessment and first response).

At the national level, on the request of French authorities, CEA has been leading since 2005 the national CBRN-E R&D program which addresses all terrorist threats. CEA is, in connexion with French academic partners, the leading institution performing R&D actions aimed at achieving innovative detection technologies and developing new diagnosis and therapeutic means against CBRN-E threats.


QUB (United Kingdom)

Queen’s is a broadly based, research-driven university with a dynamic world-class research and education portfolio and strong international connections.

The University's priority is to achieve nationally and internationally recognised research excellence in all of its many and varied disciplines, with world-class research in distinctive niches and thematic areas. An emphasis is placed on the expansion of inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary activities.