European project DINAMICS

Enhanced safety with nanotechnology in the environmental area

The Integrated Project DINAMICS, with SEZ as partner, started in April 2007 with a focus on SME participation. The project was funded by the European Union with about 4.5 million Euros until March 2011.

The EU research project developed a biosensor for the exact analysis of water quality. This development is based on nanotechnology and helps to prevent bioterrorist attacks on the drinking water supply. The objective of DINAMICS was the development of a warning system that can identify dangerous infectious agents, such as bacteria and viruses. For the reliable surveillance of the drinking water supply DINAMICS developed a portable measuring instrument for special assignments, which among other applications contributes to the security of everyone involved at major sporting events.

12 project partners from 8 countries were active in DINAMICS, including 8 small and medium sized as well as other enterprises, universities and research institutions. The partners were from Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Slovakia, Turkey and Hungary. The project was coordinated by LAMBDA GmbH, an Austrian SME.

Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum assisted the project partners in writing the proposal and during the contract negotiations in Brussels and was responsible for the management of knowledge as well as the administrative and financial project management.

Project duration: 04/2007 - 03/2011
Countries: Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Turkey