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SUPERTWIN is a project funded by the European Union within the Excellent Science - Future and Emerging Technologies section of the FETOPEN-2014-2015-RIA Horizon 2020 (H2020) Framework Programme, a programme that supports the early-stages of the science and technology research and innovation around new ideas towards radically new future technologies. SUPERTWIN will develop the new generation of optical microscope systems, exploiting the properties of entangled photons to acquire images at a resolution beyond the classical Rayleigh limit of about half the photon wavelength.

The Graphene Flagship is tasked with bringing together academic and industrial researchers to take graphene from the realm of academic laboratories into European society in the space of 10 years, thus generating economic growth, new jobs and new opportunities.

The FORENSOR project (FOREnsic evidence gathering autonomous seNSOR), funded under H2020-FCT-2014, aims at developing an ultra-low-power, miniaturized, low-cost, wireless, autonomous sensor for evidence gathering, able to operate for up to two months without infrastructures.

MILA (Miniaturized Imaging Laser Altimeter) is an ESA project aiming at the development of a compact imaging altimeter for the future ESA mission in order to provide a support for the global navigation system in the approach and landing of flying spacecrafts.

SiQuro (On silicon chip quantum optics for quantum computing and secure communications) is a project funded by the Autonomous Province of Trento aiming at building a silicon platform for secure quantum computing and communications.

MaDelENA (Developing and Studying novel intelligent nanoMaterials and Devices towards Adaptive Electronics and Neuroscience Applications), via a strongly innovative approach combining materials research, novel hardware design and computation, aims at developing neuro-bio-inspired electronic systems based on elements mimicking the function of components of the nervous system.

Molecular imaging (MI) and Proton Therapy (PT) have become fundamental tools for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer. Innovation in this field is very strong aiming at improving the imaging capability. The most important development over the last few years is the use of a novel solid-state photo-detector (Silicon Photomultipliers, SiPMs) that can replace the traditional vacuum-based photo-multiplier tubes. This sensor opens the possibility to combine different imaging modalities and to develop compact, light and portable systems with higher performance.