Radiation Detectors for Health, Safety and Security (RADDESS, 2018–2021)

Radiation Detectors for Health, Safety and Security (RADDESS) is an Academy Programme that provides funding to projects that study novel device-driven and functional radiation detection systems in areas of both health and safety. The Academy of Finland’s funding budget for the 13 projects selected to the programme is 10 million euros.

The new detector technology developed within the RADDESS projects combines data from multiple sources. In the context of pharmaceutical and industrial process control, for instance, the technology could increase safety and help prevent exposure to dangerous gases. New knowledge will also be generated on, for instance, the development of surveillance cameras and the detection of concealed objects. The projects will also develop more accurate forms of cancer therapy and create light emitters and sensors with a fundamentally different operating principle than those used in present technologies.

Click here to view the full list of projects funded under the RADDESS Academy Programme.

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