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Press Release – MELCHIOR Kick-off Meeting

September 2022

Alcalá de Henares, Spain


Melchior is a project which aims to improve substantially a novel technology for fast detection of drugs, explosives, weapons and illicit goods concealed on individuals and in critical cavities of the human body based on infrasound mechanical impedance interrogation, optionally complemented with other harmless and non-contact technologies. This project aims to drastically increase the safety of the border staff having to touch inspected individuals. Thus, travelers’ experience will improve greatly. Since no contact is needed, individuals do not have to undress and therefore their privacy is respected.

On the 7th of September, 2022 the first Kick-off Meeting of MELCHIOR project was held in Alcalá de Henares, Spain. The project was held at the premises of the University of Alcala , one of the oldest universities in Spain. It was a hybrid event , where the majority of the partners attended physically however some joined the discussions remotely.

A meaningful number of presentations and discussions took place during the Kick-off meeting while some guidelines were given to the attendees by the project officer to ensure the smooth and successful implementation of the project.  More specific, the event began with a compelling introduction for the partners and experts who will play a key role in the project’s procedure. After that, there was the technical summary of workplan. Moreover, there were three informative presentations concerning the work packages that run from the day 1 of the project such as the “Conceptual design of components”, the “Simulation and modelling” and the “Social impact, exploitation, communication and dissemination activities”.

At the end of the event, all attendees enjoyed a guided visit to the Rectorate Building and had the chance to take a glimpse of this magnificent building.

Undoubtedly, the first event of MELCHIOR was a great success and all partners are looking forward for the next ones.


More events will follow, so make sure you stay tuned on our social media!

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