SYSTEM - SYnergy of integrated Sensors and Technologies for urban sEcured environMent

Contracting Party: European Commission through the Research Executive Agency (REA)

Period: 2018-2021



SYSTEM is the three-year Innovation Action awarded to a consortium led by Fondazione FORMIT addressing the challenge of the topic “integration of detection capabilities and data fusion with utility providers’ networks” (SEC-10-FCT-2017) included in the 2016-2017 Work Programme “Secure societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens” of Horizon 2020.

SYSTEM started on 1 September 2018 and aims at developing and testing a customised sensing system for hazardous substances detection in complementary utility networks and public spaces. The proposed innovative monitoring and observing of fused data sources will be tested and eventually adapted in seven urban areas, while carefully tracking Ethics and Legal aspects as well as managing confidential information. 

To achieve these aims, a wide set of skills and capabilities has been considered key to success, determining the large partnership working on the project, made by 22 partners cooperating with more than ten stakeholders supporting the project activities. Among the project partners, small-medium enterprises developing sensors, universities and research organisations working in the security domain, law enforcement agencies, municipalities, utility network operators, as well as IT industrial partners representing Belgium, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovak Republic, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.