This solid consortium of 15 partners from 9 nationalities gathers 3 universities (UAH, TUM, UGAL) with an outstanding tracking in security and acoustics, 3 first-class research centres (CEA, INTA, KEMEA), 4 active high-tech companies -including 3 SME– (SJT, MFT, MICAM),       4 border & custom authorities from member states with external borders (ES, FI, RO, EL) and the well-known association of customs authorities that is a reference for dissemination in the field (CROSSBORDER). It gathers researchers from fields of engineering, including experts in acoustics, optics and simulations; manufacturers, end users and communication experts.


The University of Alcalá is a public university with a commitment to teaching and research excellence and delivers it by adapting its training provision to social change and social demands and also by attracting and retaining talent. Among its priorities are the creation of students’ employability, implementation of socially responsible policies which strengthen its reputation as an open, integrating and committed institution and the development of efficient, responsible and transparent management based on its accountability to the institution itself and to the society.  In addition to classical humanistic studies and the social sciences, the University of Alcalá has incorporated the most modern qualifications in all scientific fields, such as Health Sciences and the various Engineering Sciences spread across its campuses, which with the Science and Technology Park are a decisive factor in its international profile and a boost to business in our region.

Located in the historic city of Alcalá de Henares, 30 kilometers from Madrid, the University has 28,000 students, 2,000 teaching staff and 800 service and administration staff. Its three campuses –the Historic, the Science and Technology and the Guadalajara Campuses— provide  40 undergraduate degree programs, 78 official postgraduate programs and a number of lifelong training courses in all fields of knowledge.


The CEA (Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives) is a French research and technology organization, member of EARTO-the European Association of Research and Technology Organizations-.  The CEA manages 10 research centers and 6 regional technology directorates throughout France, and employs more than 16,000 people. The main missions of the CEA are to identify, develop and mature Key Enabling Technologies through public-private partnerships.

The Electronics and Information Technology Laboratory (Leti), located in Grenoble (France), has the mission of creating value and innovation through technology transfer to its industrial partners. It specializes in micro and nanotechnologies and their applications, from wireless devices and systems to biology, health and photonics.

The CEA Tech Institute in the regions was created in 2012 to carry out technology transfer of KETs to SMEs in the French regions. Today, CEA TECH in the regions has more than 150 employees. In Nouvelle Aquitaine, the Multi Spectral Photonics platform will participate in MELCHIOR on the basis of LETI components.