The overall objectives of ECLectic are the training of 10 Doctoral Candidates (DCs) in the field of sensing, diagnostics and spectroscopy, aiming in particular to the development of highly performant biosensors for solving the infection problems.

Our goals are based on five major objectives which will be enabled by inter- and multidisciplinary scientific exchange, international mobility and strong collaborative transfer of knowledge and training activities between Italy, Spain, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Ireland and also including a secondment in the USA and an advisory board from China, USA and South of Africa.

Our Goals

Training goal

ECLectic will create sensor innovations that have breakthrough and disruptive nature with scale-up potential. With this background, it will provide scientists having cutting-edge expertise in material chemistry, biosensor technology, nanotechnology and clinical medicine.

Collaborative goal

To establish and support an international collaboration network, enabling a collaborative scientific team to use a coordinated, focused strategy to produce a device for early sepsis diagnosis.

Dissemination goal

To exploit, with strong involvement from the DCs, the project results through building up an IP portfolio and realizing a workshop for first matchmaking with future customers.

Exploitation goal

To spread research results and knowledge within scientific and non-scientific communities.

Research goal

To create a novel, sample-to-answer device capable of detecting bacterial infection in whole blood in less than 2 hours.