LiU participates in new European Training Network on food safety

FoodSmartphone is a new European Training Network on the development of smartphone-based (bio)analytical sensing and diagnostics tools for simplified on-site rapid pre-screening of food quality and safety parameters and wireless data transfer to servers of relevant stakeholders. It comprises 7 Training Sites (3 universities, 3 research centres, 1 innovation SME), plus 2 Partner Organisations (1 global food industry and 1 diagnostics SME). The consortium is built on complementary disciplines: (bio)analytical chemists, biologists, physicists, micro-engineers, mathematicians and food chemists.

The principal investigator from LiU is Prof. Daniel Filippini, head of the Optical Devices Laboratory (ODL) at IFM. ODL specializes in optical chemical sensing and lab-on-a-chip (LOC) solutions. In FoodSmartPhone LiU is responsible for “Integrated sample preparation devices” using a particular 3D printed fast-prototyping approach for LOC (unibody-LOC) and optics, both developed at ODL. Within the targets of the ODL contribution is the formulation of disposable coupling devices for autonomous surface plasmon resonance (SPR) detection with cell phones.

Total Budget: 2 843 041 €
LiU Budget: 232 259 €

More info on the Optical Devices Laboratory can be found on http://people.ifm.liu.se/danfi/ODL/ODL.html

Project Ngulia participates in Rhino Weekend at Kolmården wildlife park, September 23-25.

September 22 is the international rhino day, and September is also the month of the rhino at Kolmården wildlife park. Project Ngulia gets special visibility during the “Rhino weekend” September 23-25, at Kolmården, including a project movie shown before the dolphin show, and premiere of a new virtual reality game. A Swedish studio production is also shown on local TV in east Sweden during September: Kolmården diskuterar med Fredrik Berling: tema noshörning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hwGysUH1lk

A guest researcher at the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management at UC Berkeley

The Forum Securitatis student Tove Frykmer, Lund University, will during October 2016 to March 2017 be a guest researcher at the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management at UC Berkeley. (http://ccrm.berkeley.edu/). Her research concerns how collectives of people or organisations solve problems during crisis. In Sweden, she is working in a project called “Adaptive command & control and collaboration within the Swedish crisis management”, together with FOI and FHS. The purpose of the project is to study how command & control and collaboration can work in accidents and crises of both today and tomorrow. Forum Securitatis will support the stay with mobility funding.

We wish her a pleasant and inspiring stay “over there”.

Security Link research team involved in EU project lead by FOI.

The EU project SUBCOP originated in the attacks on the London Underground system where several explosives detonated. In late May, the result was demonstrated at Centre for Teaching and Research in Disaster Medicine and Traumatology in Linköping. Link to features in the Swedish media (in Swedish):

 

http://mobil.corren.se/nyheter/linkoping/sa-ska-terrorister-stoppas-om4152296.aspx

http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=83&artikel=6439495

SUBCOP webpage: http://www.subcop.eu/

Three exciting events of autumn 2016

In August/September there will be a study visit to Gothenburg.
We will visit the new common C2 (command and control) central for SOS Alarm and Emergency services
(sv: Stor-Göteborg räddningscentral) and the C2 center at the County Agency (sv. Länsstyrelsen).

 

In October the PhD course in IT and cyber security takes place. More information will come in a few weeks.

 

In November there will be a workshop in “Command and control for societal security”, that is based on
MSBs new model for common grounds for collaboration.

Security policy advisor Johan Bergenäs comments on the new aid rules

The rules that govern how Sweden and other countries may spend development aid was amended in March . As a so-called humanitarian super power, this is important for Sweden as aid resources can now be expended for some military activities. Johan Bergenäs, security policy advisor in Security Link, writes what this means in practice and how it is an opportunity for cross-sectoral partnership.

http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/authors/420/johan-bergenas