This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under agreement No 883424

A strong consortium

Most organisations and individuals in ENTRANCE have already collaborated through previous successful EU funded projects such as C-BORD, CORE, CONTAIN, EUROSKY and are reuniting their capabilities to build the value chain of NII for effective border controls. A further strength of the consortium is the participation of five practitioners - Border Guards Authorities and/or Customs Authorities - readily engaged to defining the requirements and testing the solutions onsite. Besides technical aspects, the ENTRANCE solution will have been designed by customs, for customs.

Complementary expertise

The ENTRANCE partners combine a range of expertise as briefly described below:

Technology suppliers:

  • Research & academia: CEA, the University of Padova and the Ruder Boskovic Institute are technology suppliers from the public research institutes and universities with extensive knowledge and long research track records in inspection range of technologies, nuclear material detection systems and illicit material detection
  • SMEs: Arktis Radiation Detectors, Iris Instruments, ETC and CAEN are experts in the technology domains that are relevant for the inspection of containers and large-volume freight
  • Large industry: Smiths Detection and Bertin Technologies are major industrial technology providers specialised in security equipment (X-Ray imaging systems and Gamma / neutron detectors)

Practitioners: Ministry of Finance - Customs Administration, Croatia, Financial Directorate of the Slovak Republic, National Customs Agency of Bulgaria, Belgian Customs and Excise and the Ministry of Interior, Croatia are Border Guards Authorities or Customs Authorities. Practitioners with expertise on customs’ requirements and challenges related to container inspection at Border Control Points

Experts: Joint Research Center, Center for the Study of Democracy and Michael Doherty Customs and Border Security Services all have expertise in technology assessment, practitioner requirements, ethical and sociological issues

Service provider: ARTTIC handles both the project management and communication and dissemination activities to ensure that the project results deliver a strong impact to relevant stakeholders

Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives



Paris, France

Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives

Role in the project

CEA is the French Atomic and Alternative Energy Commission, a leading European RTO with almost 20 000 employees and 9 centres in France. CEA is active in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defence and security, information technologies and health technologies.

CEA LIST is one of the three institutes of the CEA Tech division and is the project coordinator. It will also be deeply involved in the R&D, in several different work packages. CEA LIST will work on RRTNIS to unfold the spectra acquired by a set of detectors, to get the list and the proportion of relevant atoms in a voxel of the container. It will also will develop the photofission measurement technique and will work closely with BERTIN to develop a new system for detecting and identifying radionuclides.