To achieve the goals of the project, a Consortium with a well-recognized background and specific competence has been put together.
The Consortium was constructed by taking into account that cooperation is crucial and that all Beneficiaries must have a strong interest and motivation in carrying out the activities of the project, as well as a clear role that leads to sound and exploitable results. Since i-FLEXIS introduces a groundbreaking key-technology that could generate a whole family of novel products, it requires to set up a whole new value chain of competencies (spanning from research centres, to industrial technology Beneficiaries to commercial SMEs) to allow for its successful technological development, industrial implementation and commercial exploitation. Such a set of competencies is already present within the Consortium and the synergies created within cover the entire project backbone: from materials to flexible readout electronics and to the implementation of two different test vehicles (Health Dosimeter System and Luggage Identification Tag).
One of the major challenges covers the technology transfer from research institutes producing research of excellence towards EU industries needing innovative technologies to be even more competitive.
The i-FLEXIS consortium consists in:
  • Research institutes and academic Beneficiaries with strong competence in room temperature solid state ionizing radiation detectors characterization, fabrication and radiation hardness assessment (UniBo), organic single crystal growth and characterization (UNITS), nano/microelectronic devices development and fabrication by printing processes such as inkjet and screen printing (UniCa and UniNova).
  • Industrial research Beneficiary with strong competence in printed flexible electronics development and scalability (CEA/LITEN)
  • SMEs: EURORAD (a company with a very strong R&D activity, over 20 years experience in radiation detectors fabrication and focused on the development of medical devices for cancer diagnosis, e.g. per-operative nuclear probes and Imaging systems); NANOGRADE (a young and dynamic SME active in the development and production of inks for the printed electronics market (OLED, OPV, Sensors)); TAGSYS (a leading RFID provider of item-level inventory management systems that streamline the supply chain, delivering innovative and highly reliable systems to more than 400 customers in 40+ countries, for over 15 years); and BioAge (BioAge is an high-tech SME founded in 2003 that develops and produces measurement instruments based on sensors and biosensors and real time monitoring systems)