Steinbeis Transfer Center AO Action


Expertise in the development and application of artificial olfaction technologies:

  • Application exploration
  • Technology orientation studies/roadmaps
  • Feasibility studies
  • Proof of concept for application solutions
  • Prototype development (systems, integrated sensors, transducers, signal and data processing)
  • Collaborative research and development
  • Technology licensing
  • Technology due diligence
  • Equipment (selected):
    • Field sampling
    • Chemical analysis
    • Hardware and software prototyping harnesses
    • Testing suites
    • Computational modelling environments
    • Statistical analysis

Key Areas

AO Action transfers exploits European capability in artificial olfaction technologies and advanced gas sensing. It promotes the uptake of new technology to industry and coordinates research activity. AO Action's objective is that this activity will lead to lasting integration between industry and the research base. AO Action draws on the expertise of over twenty laboratories and institutes Europe-wide and targets applications in security, healthcare and environmental monitoring. It provides a range of services from feasibility and technology studies through to technology development and licensing. AO Action has the capability to explore real world applications of artificial olfaction technology and to develop custom solutions, taking into account biological aspects of olfaction, novel sensing and sampling hardware and signal and data processing.

Project Examples

  • Development of micro analytical instrumentation
  • Development of a roadmap for artificial olfaction technologies
  • Seminars and workshops for security industry
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Auf der Morgenstelle 15, D-72076 Tübingen
Phone: +49 7071 86065-0
Management: Prof. Dr. Udo Weimar
Dr. Nicolae Barsan
(Stand: 09/27/2022)

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