The SARMENTI consortium is a unique blend of different complementing Industrial and Research partners from the areas of microelectronics
(subcomponent design, optimisation and manufacturing), modules and system
design and manufacturing, design for power efficiency, miniaturisation and
integration, embedded software, firmware optimisation for power efficiency,
cyber-security for the IoT, and agriculture (end-users, advice provider, fertiliser).
The composition of the consortium is a well balanced mix of large enterprises (ST-I,
ATOS) which have different roles in the project from submodule and modules
stakeholder (hardware and software) to product developer with their own
research centres, academia (CEA, Tyndall-UCC, CSEM, Teagasc) and small sized
enterprises (TS, SPIRO) with special expertise is in agriculture and fertilisation.
CEA is Project Coordinator. It will bring and further develop electrochemical sensors. CEA is in charge of the Soil Probe. It will develop low-cost cyber-security solutions for the IoT.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.