GScan and its partners are thrilled to announce the approval of funding for the CosmoPort project, a collaborative effort to build and pilot a mobile package scanner using Muon Flux Technology (MFT). The project was submitted to the Horizon Europe programme in November 2022, and with a budget of €3 million, it aims to revolutionize the field of customs and border security. With the CosmoPort project, GScan will develop and pilot a mobile package scanner based on the safe and automatic cosmic ray technology, which can be installed or driven almost anywhere, making it an excellent tool for customs and border security.
The scanner system is set to be finalized in 2025 and will then undergo testing in multiple European customs and police agencies. The project will also develop many new sub-technologies and innovative security and customs procedures needed for cosmic ray scanning systems. The project is a collaborative effort between GScan and its esteemed partners, including Fondazione Bruno Kessler in Italy (FBK), Imperial College London in the UK, Estonian Tax and Customs Board, State Revenue Service of the Republic of Latvia, UK Home Office / Border Force, the Centre for Security Studies in Greece (KEMEA), Hellenic Police, Independent Authority for Public Revenue of Greece, and National Board of Customs of Finland. Their unwavering support has been instrumental in the success of the CosmoPort project, and we express our deep gratitude to them. The approval of funding for the CosmoPort project is an exciting development for GScan and represents a significant step forward in the field of customs and border security. We will keep you updated on the latest news of the project.