Kick-off for the EU Agri-PET/MRI project

04.12.2023 -  

After the EU project was launched on November 1, 2023, the project partners and the EU officer celebrated the varied kick-off meeting yesterday at the Research Campus STIMULATE.

The European project consortium, consisting of VRVis (Austria), IBF Servizi (Italy), Innomed srl (Italy) and Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, is aiming to establish a new imaging modality with the new project that can indicate various stress factors such as drought and nutrient deficiency in plants at an early stage. In this way, the project team wants to contribute to the European Green Deal and at the same time establish a new inter-European value chain. The object of value creation will be an innovative combination of a positron emission tomograph with a tabletop magnetic resonance tomograph, which will also be portable and can therefore be used directly in the agricultural field.

During the kick-off meeting, the project partners discussed the work packages and their intersections. The content for the tabletop MRI subsystem was presented directly and hands-on in the tabletop laboratory at the Research Campus STIMULATE. The topics of PET, visualization and agriculture were also explained in detail, making them understandable for the entire project team. The EU officer supervising the project on behalf of the European Innovation Council and the Executive Agency for SMEs (EISMEA) gave the project team helpful tips for project implementation. The Saxony-Anhalt Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Rector of Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg emphasized the importance of the project for the state and the university.


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