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CEA – Arc Nucleart

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission is a key player in Research, Development, Innovation, in 4 main areas: Defense and Security, Low carbon Energies (nuclear and renewable energies), Technological research for Industry, Fundamental research in physical sciences and life sciences.

ARC-Nucléart is dedicated to conservation and restauration of organic materials. It is located in Grenoble / France, on the site of CEA. It gathers a permanent team of 17 people and has a 3000m² of facilities, including irradiation facility, impregnation tanks, large scale freeze dryers, restoration workshops, storage rooms, chemical and biological analysis laboratories.



The know-how of the research group Applied Sensor Science within the division Sensor and Actuator Systems at Linköping University covers mainly the development, characterization, operation, and system integration of chemical gas sensors. LiU, together with the linked third party DANSiC AB, is experienced with the complete R&D chain from sensor materials, design and production, to device fabrication and characterization, electronics for operation and read-out, data evaluation, and field test applications.



University of Stuttgart is a research university with a focus on Engineering and the Natural Sciences. 24,000 students are enrolled at 10 faculties. An international range of study programs are conducted including 7 Master’s courses taught in English. The interdisciplinary profile combines key competences in the fields of Engineering, Natural Sciences, Humanities, Economics, and Social Sciences. University of Stuttgart has a close cooperation with a large number of non-university research institutions and a broad range of regional, national and international cooperation agreements. Due to a high level of third-party funding the University of Stuttgart is the driving force behind one of Europe’s leading-edge technology regions.

In the SensMat project, 3 departments are involved:

  • MPA: The Materials Testing Institute University of Stuttgart (
  • IWB: The Institute of Construction Materials (
  • IPVS: The Institute of Parallel and Distributed Systems (IPVS,


Technologie-Transfer-Initiative GmbH – TTI

The TTI GmbH is company that mainly transfer findings from research into practical applications, products and services. For the project mainly two departments of TTI GmbH, Smartmote® and AViSpectro work on technical developments and services with respect to monitoring and preventive conservation strategies within Museum environments.

The department Smartmote ( develops hard- and software solutions and thus fulfils the demands for non-destructive test methods in the field of materials testing and civil engineering. The department AViSpectro ( has its focus on material analytics based on microscopic non-evasive methods using laser light.



The Centre de recherche et de restauration des musées de France (C2RMF) is a national institution of the french Ministry of Culture and Communication for the preservation and study of the cultural heritage preserved by the museums of France. It was created in 1999 by the merger of the Laboratoire de recherche des musées de France and the Service de restauration des musées de France. The activities of the C2RMF are structured around two main axes, that of scientific research, particularly concerning knowledge of the materials that constitute the artworks, and that of the implementation of strategies for the conservation and restoration of the cultural heritage in french museums. The Centre compiles and distributes documentation on materials, techniques and the restoration of collections. It participates in the scientific and technical control of the State for conservation and restoration of the collections. Within the institution, Preventive Conservation Department provides advice and guidelines to better preserve the collections and insure their transmission, by sharing methodologies and their expertise to french museums.



is a Research and Technology Organization which carries out applied research, experimental development and technology transfer in the field of advanced materials (composites, polymers, biobased and recycled), ICT (development of specialized software for engineering, manufacturing and services) and product development. CETMA participates in the project with its “Advanced Materials & Process Consulting Department” providing competences in the field of diagnostics, monitoring, and numerical modelling addressed to the prediction and controls of Cultural Heritage degradation.


Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia – Iuav

Università Iuav (Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia) di Venezia is a University founded in 1926 and focussing on architecture, sustainability in buildings, conservation and restoration of historical buildings, as well as on urban and regional planning, design and arts. About 6200 students attend to lectures. The academic staff includes about 250 professors. The research organization bases on research units working on research projects and programmes.



STRESS, which stands for Development of Research and Technologies for Sustainable and Seismically Safe Building is a Research and Technology Hub composed of Universities, Research Institutes, and Private Sector Firms based in the Campania Region. It aims at:

  • valuing competitiveness and innovation in the building sector;
  • fostering business ventures in high-technology sectors;
  • promoting research, innovation, continuing education and results dissemination;
  • furthering international business and research activities.

In 2012, the Italian Ministry of Research and Education (MIUR) appointed STRESS as High Technology Research Center for Sustainable Construction.

Stress operations deal mostly with Research Projects entailing Innovation and Technological Development, Technology Transfer, and Continuing Education, focusing on those topics which are of most interest for the building sector. Tasks are usually carried out in close cooperation with similar organizations based in Italy and abroad, aiming also at attracting other institutes or private sector firms to develop their business in the Campania Region. Topics of interest are Sustainability, Safety and Resilience regarding both the “Built Environment” and “Smart City”. Studies are thoroughly performed with due attention to social systems and urban systems and with the goal to measure Indicators like “Quality of Life” and “Citizens Well-being”. Such indicators are linked to proper management of both urban development and use of natural resources, and also help appraise how an urban environment may be turned into an efficient, innovative “Smart Community”.



Graz University of Technology pursues top teaching and research in the fields of science and engineering. Numerous competence centres, the Christian-Doppler laboratories, special research fields, research focuses, and large EU projects are few examples of the University’s extreme active and successful research. For SensMat, institutes from the faculties for Civil Engineering Sciences and for Electrical & Information Engineering are involved.

The Institute of Technology and Testing of Building Materials (IMBT) with the associated accredited materials testing institute (TVFA TU Graz is notified body) is one of the largest institutes at the faculty of civil engineering with almost 100 years’ experience in materials research, testing as well as certification. The Institute for Electronic Sensor Systems (IES) mainly deals with the exploration of new concepts and methods for the design and the realization of electronic sensor systems in connection with the development of test & validation strategies as well as auto diagnostic functions with main emphasis on remote sensing applications and the IoT.


Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Mines-Télécom Atlantique Bretagne Pays de la Loire – IMT

IMT Atlantique (Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Mines-Télécom Atlantique Bretagne Pays de la Loire) is one of the 205 French engineering schools accredited to deliver an engineering degree. Created on January 1, 2017, IMT Atlantique is a new school of Institut Mines Telecom, dedicated to higher education and research, under the aegis of the Ministry for Industry and Digital Technologies, resulting from the merge of Ecole Nationale des Mines de Nantes et Telecom Bretagne and focusing on digital technology, energy and the environment.
Research in IMT-Atlantique is composed with 6 research units affiliated to national research organisations (CNRS, Inserm, etc) and 13 teaching and research departments. With more than 1000 publications each year (400 of these publications are A Rank), the research in IMT Atlantique is carried out by 110 researchers and/or professors.


The Université de Bretagne Occidentale, UBO (1971), is a comprehensive university based in Brittany (France). It offers degree programs in the fields of science, humanities, technology, medicine and law, to 18 000 students, among which 9% are international. More than 100 PhD theses are defended each year at UBO. The university is host to 38 research laboratories and 850 researchers.

Lab-STICC (Laboratory for Science and Technologies of Information, Communication and Knowledge –, UMR CNRS 6285, is the largest research laboratory of Western Brittany, built around the project: “From Sensors to Knowledge: communicate and decide”. Participants to SENSMAT belong to UBO and IMT Atlantique.

IMT Atlantique (Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Mines-Télécom Atlantique Bretagne Pays de la Loire) is one of the 205 French engineering schools accredited to deliver an engineering degree. Created on January 1, 2017, IMT Atlantique is a new school of Institut Mines Telecom, dedicated to higher education and research, focusing on digital technology, energy and the environment.



The French Corrosion Institute (IC) is established in Brest, France since 2002. IC is a subsidiary of Swerea KIMAB with offices in Stockholm, Sweden, owned jointly by different industrial associations (about 51% of the shares) and a public entity (RISE AB with 49% of the shares). The core business of IC is corrosion testing, research and development in the field of corrosion and corrosion protection. When including activities in France and in Sweden, it is the largest institute in Europe in the field of corrosion with a team of over 100 corrosion engineers and technicians, about 100 RTD projects, and 500 consultancy works are conducted every year. In France, IC has 45 employees on its two sites in France: Brest (French Brittany, headquarters) and Saint- Etienne (South-East of France).



GFM-Net is a Software Engineering Company, ISO 9001: 2015 certified, aimed to design and implement highly integrated and scalable ICT Software Solutions to manage, monitor and control data from thirdparty hardware devices with full-stack dedicated systems (server, desktop, mobile and user interface components). Since years, the GFM-Net roadmap has been strongly growing and investing in R&D on Monitoring and Management Solutions, with particular attention to M2M, IoT, Big Data, Performance Management and Network Management technologies.



BASSETTI is a well-established company in the field of Technical Expertise Management®.

Technical Expertise Management® is a project that consists of putting various methods, procedures, and software into place and aims at structuring, archiving, and diffusing crucial knowledge within a company.

BASSETTI is the publisher and integrator of TEEXMA®, the software that is designed to capitalize on the technical and scientific data of industrial enterprises in a collaborative environment. Going farther beyond the management of technical data, TEEXMA® is also specifically designed to capture and capitalize on a company’s technical know-how. BASSETTI also readily offers consulting services to assist these companies even further with the capitalization of their internal technical know-how.

The BASSETTI expertise is situated at the intersection of three main areas:

  • Knowledge Management
  • Information technology
  • The science of engineering

BASSETTI addresses in this manner to the services of Research & Development, study facilities, laboratories, and methods departments of large companies and SMEs.



RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB is a non-profit research organization owned by the Swedish government.

The department of Printed Electronics of the ICT division focus on the utilization of hybrid-printed organic electronic towards novel value-adding hardware solutions in areas as Digital Communication, Life Science and Industrial Product. Center of the activities at Printed Electronics is the Printed Electronics Arena-Manufacturing (PEA-M), a state-of-the-art reference pilot line for printed electronics.



The Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, equipment governed by the Metropole of Lyon exhibits works that trace the history of Lyon from prehistory (- 9000 BC) to the seventh century. It offers visitors one of the richest archaeological collections in France that addresses all chapters of the public and private life of a capital of the Roman Empire. The museum, which also manages several archaeological sites, including two Roman theaters, receives nearly 110,000 visitors a year.



The Strandingmuseum St. George (STM) is part of De Kulturhistoriske Museer i Holstebro Kommune (The Cultural Historical Museums of Holstebro Municipality). The museum was founded in 1992. In 2015-17 the museum underwent a modernisation, and reopened in the spring 2017 in new buildings and with new exhibitions.

The STM is a site specific museum located at the west coast of Jutland in the small fishing port of Thorsminde. The museum shares stories of dramatic shipwrecks along this perilous coast and of the local populations’ encounter with sailors, ships and goods from all over the world.

The STM holds the maritime archaeological responsibility for a large part of the Danish waters in the North Sea, the western part of the Limfjord, and lakes and streams in a substantial part of Central and Western Jutland.



The Joanneum was founded in 1811 by Archduke Johann as Austria’s first public museum. Today it is considered the biggest of its kind in Central Europe. Science and history, as well as art and culture of Styria were the focal points of the Joanneum Collections around 1900 in terms of content. In the course of the 20th century this profile was extended and refined. About 4,9 million items in the collections form the basis of a richly faceted ‘universal’ exhibition and events schedule.


Some international experts are members of the SensMat Advisory Board:

  • Austin Nevin, Scientist, University of Gothenburg
  • Anite Jelic, Conservator, ICUA
  • Bart Ankersmit, Scientist, Cultureelerfgoeld
  • David Thickett, Scientist, English Heritage Trust
  • Paula Menino Homem, Professor, University of Porto_FLUP
  • Michael Steiger, Professor, University of Hamburg
  • Daniela Vasta, Curator, Roma Galleria di arte moderna
  • Peter Fix, Conservator, Tamu