WP1 System specifications based on end-user needs

It aims to evaluate and define the specifications and the figures of merit of the sensing performance of the whole h-ALO sensor prototype, together with the roadmap for the realization and use of the h-ALO technology

WP2 Integrated system for optoplasmonic sensing

It aims at fabricating the optoplasmonic chip, which represents the miniaturized multimodal photonic platform for detection in the h-ALO sensor.

WP3 Biofunctionalization and Biosensor assay development

It is devoted to i) the development of bio-recognition assays to be used in the h-ALO sensor and ii) the activation and functionalization of the sensing surface of the optoplasmonic chip realized in WP2

WP4 Sample preparation and analyte extraction

It involves the development of the on-site equipment and the accompanying procedures to extract, select, concentrate and deliver analytes from a range of selected samples to the optoplasmonic chip for their detection in the sensor. The overall system microfluidics will be developed in synergic interaction with WP1 and WP5, for an overall optimized geometry and functioning of the sensor.

WP5 Prototype fabrication and in-house validation

It includes the development of the electrical system to connect the sensor with a communications unit for the data transfer to a mobile device. WP5 envisages the mechanical integration of a handheld h-ALO prototype and the assessment of its performance for final optimization before the analysis of real-samples.

WP6 Prototype fabrication and in-house validation

It includes the in-lab and on-site demonstration of the h-ALO sensor using real samples (i.e. craft beer, water from aquaponics, raw milk, organic honey) provided by end-users.

WP7 Dissemination, exploitation and training

It is devoted to the Dissemination, Exploitation and Training activities in order to achieve the full exploitation of project results during the whole project through the engagement with all stakeholder groups.

WP8 Project management and coordination

Coordination of activities, management and assessment of results.