Joint research within GOSPEL

GOSPEL is not only acting in order to integrate the research on the fields related to Artificial Olfaction (AO) in Europe, GOSPEL also directly funds research in order to enhance commercial exploitation. Consequently these are research projects which are suitable to provide significant progress towards the commercial application of chemical gas sensors or gas sensor systems. This is done by two approaches:

Research for disruptive technology

Research projects from the field of Biomimetic, preferably in cooperation with GOSPEL members from the classical fields of AO, Software or, if possible Hardware. These projects usually have a longer duration up to 2-3 years and are heading to gain and transfer knowledge about biological olfaction, e.g. in order to develop and apply Bio – inspired algorithms for data evaluation.

  • Biohybrid mesasurement system (Development of a receptor based measurement system)
  • BioPatAna (Biomimetic Pattern Analysis)
  • Biomimetic measurement system (Improvement of signal-to-noise ratio by biomimetic strategies)
  • ORNABI (Modelling the Olfactory Receptor Neuron Array providing Bulb Input)
  • GASMASSEL (GAs Sensing Matrix Array System with 16K Sensing ELements)

Seeding projects

These are typically projects of a smaller size and shorter duration, designed to fill specific 'knowledge gaps' to overcome barriers between research and application.

The projects are proposed and executed by sub-consortia including GOSPEL members (the initial 25 partners of the GOSPEL consortium) but also GOSPEL associates (the industry forum grouped around the core consortium). The evaluation is done by the GOSPEL Governing Board (GB) in cooperation with the independent Scientific Council (SC) of GOSPEL. The direct financial contribution of GOSPEL is only possible for GOSPEL members whereas the GOSPEL associates benefit from the results, especially from the outcome of the seeding projects which are designed to fortify commercial exploitation.

  • MinIMS (Miniaturisation of different functional elements of Ion Mobiblity Spectrometers)
  • µ-FTIR (Development of a miniaturised tunable FTIR)
  • Pre-Concentrator (Development of a miniaturised device for preconcentration)
  • Breath analysis (Application exploration for the use of gas sensors for health monitoring)
  • MIPs for TED (Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for trace explosives detection)
  • TASSSE (Trace automatic sampling and sensing for explosives)