In 2018, the European Commission (EC) Horizon 2020 program funded Phase 1 of the ATTRACT consortium, which supported 170 innovative technology projects in the field of sensing and imaging technologies.

ATTRACT phase 1


The PiPe4.0 project officially started on 11/04/2022, funded by the European consortium ATTRACT as part of the Phase 2 thematic call for innovative research and development projects, which involves the academic world, that of research, and the industrial sector.

The PiPe4.0 project is organized
into seven work packages (WPs).

Product Development and Integration

is the WP in charge to develop the two units: GMU and DSU in order to satisfy the detailed performance and requirements specification for the commercial application to the market.


Product Validation

aims to refine sensor and inspection devices, to be installed directly inline in the gas pipe distribution facilities or in the connection pipe of BG plant production facilities.


Demonstration in Operation

The PiPe4.0 final implementation will be demonstrated and industrially proven in two different pilot plants to validate the economy and the users feeling, acceptance and satisfaction.


Product Certification

This WP involves the certification of devices and related installations to international standards and directives ATEX 2014/34/UE, RED 2014/53/UE. ISO22000, ANSI/ ASQC Z1.4 (ISO 2859-1).


Business Development

For promoting and establishing the impact on the market of the two developed devices. The main aim is to make sure that the market stakeholders can follow the project and acquire knowledge on the new opportunities generated.


Dissemination & Student Projects

Dissemination and exploitation activities are the core of this WP. Also Design Thinking projects will be promoted with interdisciplinary teams of MSc level students recruited and facilitated by ATTRACT Consortium.


Project Management

It implements processes to ensure that the project timeframe is respected and within budget, that excellent communication among all the partners is established and with external stakeholders, and that contractual and administrative obligations are met.


The work package structure is designed to achieve the industrial targets expected with a project core made by WP3, WP4, WP5 and WP6 focalized to consolidation of this results on the market.