The Project Consortium of EDISON - GA


Established in the twelfth century, the coordinator and the lead academic partner, University of Oxford is one of the foremost  research organisation of Europe and has been constantly rated as one of the finest University with research groups working in several areas of the frontier of science. With over nine centuries of striving in the field of knowledge, the university has produced some of the pioneers of science and engineering, collecting over forty Nobel laureates and with annual research income exceeding 450 Million Euros. The department of engineering science in Oxford has over seventy full time academics, 600 undergraduate and 200 research students. The department is a unified department with no barriers between the different branches of engineering supporting a great deal of multi-disciplinary research.



Awaiba (AWA) is a fabless design company with its headquarters in Funchal, Portugal and branches in Germany and Switzerland. The company develops custom CMOS image sensor as well as standard imaging products for medical, automotive and industrial vision market. As a profitable and growing company, Awaiba has produced a range of novel products, the most recent of which being NanEye camera, which is the smallest camera in market. Measuring a mere 1mm x 1mm x 1.5mm, this camera is currently in active production for endoscopy application. Awaiba hosts a range of integrated circuit design tools as well as expertise.

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Established in 1451, Glasgow is a large traditional university in the west of Scotland region of the United Kingdom with a long tradition of training successful researchers. With the oldest Engineering school in the UK, Glasgow has influenced the growth of technology in varied fashion including the steam engine (James Watt), thermodynamics (Lord Kelvin and William Rankine), television (John Baird), and even Economics (Adam Smith). The division of electronics and Nanoscale Engineering within the school is one of the largest research divisions of the University and with twenty academics, contains over 45 research assistants and over 100 doctoral students. Glasgow University also hosts the the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre with 750 square metre of clean room facilities maintained by over 20 technicians.The centre has state of the art tools and equipments for lithography, metal deposition, etching including molecular beam etching, chemical vapour deposition as well as microscopy.



Being the largest clinical physics departments in the UK, Department of Clinical Physics and Bio-engineering of the National Health Services in Glasgow supports the full range of clinical radiotherapy services delivered in the cancer centre.