Multitel is a 70-person research center located in Mons. Created in 1999, Multitel has a recognized expertise in various fields of activity: Photonics, Wireless Communications, Signal Processing, Image Processing and Railway Certification.

The technical expertise in the field of the project, at Multitel, concerns mainly the field of lasers, spectroscopy and geometric optics. The Department of Applied Photonics, with 15 employees, has been active in the field of fiber lasers and sensors for more than 10 years.

Multitel has a long experience in the field of research in national and international frameworks. Multitel has been coordinator of several European projects (FP6-FP7) and INTERREG. Multitel is the coordinator of the SAFESIDE project.

 

The UMONS Chemical and Biochemical Process Engineering Department has been active in the field of industrial risk management for more than 25 years. These activities were initially federated under the name of “Major Risk Research Center (MRRC)” and subsequently within the UMONS Risk Institute (Institut des Risques de l’UMONS).

The main themes addressed at the level of technological risks are the development of accident modeling software, the analysis of major accident scenarios, the study of the production of chemicals released during an open fire or in a confined environment using a calorimeter cone equipped with a ventilation box and an FTIR for gas analysis, the application of the SEVESO Directive and land-use planning around chemical companies and emergency planning. The Risk Institute has gained recognition in the risk community both at Belgian and European level.

 

The ULCO partner has two teams: the LPCA (Atmospheric Physical Chemistry Laboratory) and the CCM (Common Measurement Center). The LPCA team has been working for more than 20 years in the field of optical metrology and detection of chemical compounds in the field. The developed instruments involve innovative photonic sources (such as quantum cascade lasers, LED-light emitting diodes, etc.) combined with high-sensitivity spectroscopy techniques such as  spectroscopy in cavity, wavelength modulation spectroscopy as well as photoacoustic spectroscopy. These instruments have been used for measurements in the United Kingdom, HongKong, France, as well as in the atmospheric simulation chamber of the LPCA.

ULCO participated in the three INTERREG III projects (2000-2002, 2002-2004, 2004-2006) in partnership with University of Kent (UK), University of Sussex (UK), PIEZOPTIC Ltd. (UK), and Bioenergy Technology Ltd. (UK).

The CCM has been working for more than 20 years in the field of metrology and in particular on issues related to the measurement of gaseous compounds at emission and in the environment. It has carried out a study on the methods of manual measurement of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions on behalf of Ademe and participates in the work of Afnor on this subject. He regularly participates in research projects and carries out industrial contracts relating to these fields. The CCM is equipped with a mobile laboratory equipped with a combustion gas analysis bay (O2, CO / CO2, NOx, SO2), an air quality measurement bay (CO, NOx (GC / MS (Brüker EM640), μGC / MS (Agilent), AimoVOC and ChromaS (Chromatotech), as well as various sampling and analysis equipment dedicated to the identification and determination of VOCs, , … He participated with the LPCA in the mentioned Interreg III projects.

The University of Reims has a solid experience in coordinating regional, national and European collaborative projects (ANR, FP, NATO, InterReg …). It relies on an International Projects Unit in charge of monitoring the funds emanating from these projects, in particular the ERDF funds. Professor Virginie ZENINARI has been responsible or co-responsible for  thirty projects of different natures. She is currently the coordinator of the ANR project “MIRIADE”  (ECOTECH Program 2012-2015, financing> 1 M EUR).

 

The Photonics Research Group of the University of Ghent has a strong expertise in the miniaturization of components and optical systems on chips based on silicon manufacturing technologies for applications in telecommunications, data transfer and spectroscopic sensors.

 


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