The Project

SYSTEM is a three-year project co-funded within the Horizon 2020 Programme. SYSTEM stands for “SYnergy of integrated Sensors and Technologies for urban sEcured environment” and is coordinated by Fondazione FORMIT.

The main objective of the transnational European initiative is to develop and test a customised sensing system for hazardous substances detection in complementary utility networks and public environments. For ensuring greater protection of citizens, the innovative monitoring and observing of fused data sources will be tested in seven urban areas.


The Consortium

The SYSTEM Consortium, composed by 22 partner organizations from:

  • Belgium,
  • Germany,
  • Italy,
  • Poland,
  • Slovak Republic,
  • Sweden,
  • United Kingdom

includes four law enforcement authorities (RaCIS – Arma dei Carabinieri, Bundeskriminalamt Kriminaltechnisches Institut, Centralne Laboratorium Kryminalistyczne Policji, Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic), three utility network operators (Acea ATO 2 SpA, Acqualatina S.p.A., BVS a.s.), five scientific/academic partners (Universität der Bundeswehr München, Hochschule Fresenius gGmbH, Warsaw University of Technology, Ustav Hydrologie Slovenskej Akademie Vied, Vrije University Belgium), two industrial partners (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., RESI Informatica S.p.A.), four small and medium enterprises (Blue Technologies sp. Z o.o., CapSenze Biosystem AB, SENSICHIPS Srl, T4i Engineering Ltd), two research foundation/no profit organizations (Fondazione FORMIT, ISEM – Inštitút pre medzinárodnú bezpečnosť a krízover riadenie), one association (Observatory on Security and CBRNe Defence), and one municipality (Roma Capitale).

Additional law enforcement authorities, utility network operators and municipalities have already provided their commitment to support testing and demonstration of innovative technologies.