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€10m funding boost to develop and research radiation detectors

20 Nov 2017

The Academy of Finland’s funding decisions on the RADDESS Academy Programme have been announced. Starting next year, RADDESS (Radiation Detectors for Health, Safety and Security) will provide funding to 13 research consortia seeking groundbreaking initiatives for the development of new radiation detection technologies especially in a medical, safety or security context. The Academy’s funding budget for the programme is 10 million euros.

The funded projects study, among other things, novel device-driven and functional radiation detection systems in areas of both health and safety. The projects will generate new knowledge on, for instance, cancer therapy and cerebrovascular diagnostics and the development of surveillance cameras.

The development of novel measurement methods consists of multidisciplinary basic research that effectively combines, for instance, detector technology, materials science, electronics, signal processing, mathematics, data collection systems and systems design. In addition, the research will require an understanding of the objects being measured and of their special characteristics. As regards the application areas of the research, the focus is on applications for medicine and industry.

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