Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas | FORTH | Coordinator

FORTH is composed of 10 research institutes, and the coordinator of AquaBioSens is based at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB-FORTH) in Heraklion, Crete. IMBB is one of the most prominent life science research institutions in Greece, with an outstanding record of scientific achievements, state of the art infrastructure and a broad range of research, innovation and educational activities. IMBB’s main mission is to pursue cutting-edge research and promote scientific excellence. The wide-range of research activities of the Institute aim at understanding the basic principles of the biological processes operating in living organisms. IMBB also hosts interdisciplinary research programs at the interface of biology with informatics, chemistry, physics or medicine and is heavily involved in providing post-graduate students high-level education through joint graduate programs with the University of Crete. An additional standing mandate of IMBB is the exploitation and translation of acquired knowledge to tangible societal benefits, including the development of new technologies, innovative products and services.


Dublin City University (DCU) is a young, dynamic and ambitious university, celebrated for being cutting edge and forward thinking. We work closely with industry to give students a modern, relevant, well-researched curriculum delivered in world-class facilities. We are noted for having an entrepreneurial, innovative and creative culture. We are renowned for our excellent employability statistics and the success of our graduates.

DCU is recognised internationally as a research-intensive, globally-engaged University of Enterprise that is distinguished both by the quality and impact of its graduates and its focus on the translation of knowledge into a societal and economic benefit.

University of Southern Denmark – Syddansk Univeristet | Department of Green Technology | SDU

The University of Southern Denmark (SDU) is a fusion from 1998. The University received its first students in Odense in September 1966. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength. SDU now have five faculties and about 32,000 students, more than 15% of whom come from abroad. Our more than 4,000 employees are divided between the main campus in Odense and regional campuses in Slagelse, Kolding, Esbjerg, Sønderborg and Copenhagen. Several international reports testify that we conduct world-class research. 

Through its research, innovation and study programmes the Department of Green Technology contributes with solutions to global social and environmental challenges. It strives to create growth and prosperity through technically sound engineering solutions that integrate other disciplines. The department is a gateway for lifelong learning for employees, students, and project and network partners. Using various forms of cooperation such as internships, student projects, networking and research projects with the industry and other public research institutions, there is a constant exchange of experience and knowledge, which ensures that all parties have access to the latest and most relevant knowledge.


BIOPIX-T was founded in 2019 in Heraklion, Crete and is a start-up which designs, develops, manufactures, stores, and distributes, molecular diagnostic devices (instruments and tests) suitable for decentralized testing. 

ETT S.p.A. | ETT 

ETT is a digital creative industry that designs and develops informative system for management and monitoring of big data and metadata. It is part of SCAI Group. ETT develops and manages ICT projects, web portals, mobile apps, databases, web GIS and forecast portals and applications for marine and ocean data information systems. Thanks to its experience in collecting data relating to the environment, ETT is involved by the scientific community in the design, implementation and continuous updating of the EMODnet and CMEMS services. Indeed, ETT is involved in the European Marine Observation and Data network (EMODnet) program (coordinator of EMODnet Physics, WP leader in EMODnet Data Ingestion, partner EMODnet Chemistry, partner in the EMOD-PACE Partnership for China-Europe project), in the Copernicus Marine Environmental Monitoring Service (CMEMS) program (CMEMS Marine Data Store – Dissemination Unit deputy, WP leader in INCREASE and LAMBDA CMEMS Service Evolution projects), in a series of national and EU projects in the field of oceanography and marine data management (SCHeMA project on FP7 Ocean of Tomorrow; JERICO-NEXT on H2020; AtlantOS on H2020 BG8, SeaDataCloud on H2020, EuroSEA on H2020, Jerico S3 on H2020, SO-CHIC on H2020, NAUTILOS on H2020, HEUROPE EFFECTIVE, HEUROPE OLAMUR, H2020 BLUECLOUD2026, HEUROPE OCEAN:ICE). ETT is also proactively participating toi and supporting ocean Data Management working groups (EuroGOOS DATAMEQ, SOOS DMSC, DOOS SMSC etc).  ETT also supports Environmental Agencies and Authorities (ARPAL – Liguria, Autorità Bacino Italia Centrale, Euskoos, etc) with ICT tools for implementing DSS (decisional support system) for coastal-port water quality management. ETT is ISO9001:20015 certified for planning, development and maintenance activities of software services, software instruments, database and planning, development and maintenance activities of web-based systems. ETT is also ISO9001:20015 certified for formation activities management. 


INTERSPREAD GMBH (INSP) provides professional research marketing and dissemination services. Combining modern digital approaches with traditional dissemination activities INTERSPREAD drives projects to the next level by increasing awareness, forcing end user engagement and a subsequent maximisation of its impact.

Due to INTERSPREAD’s experience and previous accomplishments, within the European research sphere the company can develop individual dissemination strategies and provide print materials, events, design, branding, copy writing, social media marketing, video creation and more along the whole project lifecycle. The engaged content team of INTERSPREAD consists of marketing enthusiasts, designers, video editors and dissemination experts who are experts in transforming complex research information into highly intuitive contents for a variety of target audiences.


UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON (UOS) is a research-intensive university and a founding member of the Russell Group. Founded in 1862 as the Hartley Institution, the University of Southampton was granted a royal charter by Queen Elizabeth II in 1952 in one of her first official acts as monarch.

Today the University has five campuses in Southampton, one in Winchester and another in Malaysia. Home to over 21,000 students from more than 130 countries, we are proud of our diverse, vibrant and welcoming community.


The innovative thinking and pioneering research are making an impact on a global scale; the university is finding solutions for some of the biggest challenges which our planet is facing.  This is the place where fibre-optic research is creating a faster, smarter internet; where the immune system is leading the fight against cancer; where expertise is tackling the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance; and where resources are being secured for the world’s growing populations.

The University actively helps student and staff start-up companies through a business incubators and Science Park. The University has developed strong links with industry partners such as Microsoft, IBM and Philips. The University of Southampton is the perfect place to discover what you’re capable of; from turning an idea into reality and making a real difference, to finding new passions and discovering your next step.


The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is an independent self-governing organisation – a charitable company limited by guarantee. The NOC is funded by UK Research and Innovation to work on National Capability programmes, and manages on its behalf, the National Marine Equipment Pool – Europe’s largest fleet of autonomous and robotic vehicles, and two state of the art research ships RRS Discovery and RRS James Cook.

NOC has two sites, Southampton and Liverpool, and employs around 650 staff. NOC is co-located at both sites with leading UK Universities, giving NOC a unique position in UK marine research. A truly multi-disciplinary centre, the NOC research encompasses Marine Geoscience, Marine Physics and Ocean Climate, Marine Systems Modelling, Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems, and Ocean Technology and Engineering. NOC is home to the nation’s marine data assets; the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC), the British Ocean Sediment Core Research Facility (BOSCORF) and the Discovery Collections.

NOC works collaboratively with over 40 other UK marine institutions through the NOC Association for Marine Science National Capability Beneficiaries, and engage with users of the UK marine infrastructure through the Marine Facilities Advisory Board, and with the beneficiaries of our long-term underpinning National capability Science programmes, through the CLASS Advisory Board.

Through their trading subsidiary, NOC Innovations Ltd, NOC provides a link between science and business, enabling technology and research to transfer to industry and for revenue to be generated to support our charitable purposes.