News and Events


Analysis and identification of commercial exploitation

In the MIDAS Project a dedicated task will analyse and identify the exploitable technologies, products and services which will be built around the MIDAS platform. The exploitable products and services will be advertised through the commercial channels and already well-structured stakeholders networks of each partner. For each one of the identified products/services this task will perform a market penetration analysis, which will facilitate the identification of proper exploitation directions, and will provide initial promotional activities of the aforementioned solutions.


International scientific and technological events and publications

MIDAS concept and algorithms shall be proposed and presented at international scientific conferences, workshops or symposia. This task synchronises and keeps track of publication activities. First, a dissemination and exploitation plan, including schedules for major conferences, workshops and trade shows, EU events etc. to engage in has to be set up and periodically reviewed. The fulfilment of this dissemination plan will be checked continuously and the plan adapted to current status and opportunities.


Basic presentation and dissemination

In the MIDAS Project a dedicated task will be dedicated to the dissemination of project results. This task will be carried out through:

  1. project web site,
  2. presentation and posters,
  3. mailing list for the dissemination.

An Internet Web portal will be created and maintained to advertise the overall project and make available results and, whenever possible, data. Presentations and posters are to be generated to foster awareness of the proposed methodology. The projects web address will be promoted using standard mailing lists and actively inserting it to relevant link lists. The Web portal will be a living platform for the project, describing the evolution of the project and allow for internal and external interactions.

MIDAS launching at Tiraspol State University-UST – 6th March 2018

On 6 of March, 2018 the MIDAS project ”Control of team of mini unmanned aerial vehicles to support counter-terrorism missions” was officially launched at Tiraspol State University, UST.

The event was opened by project co-director, Mihail Calalb – associated professor at the chair of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Sciences.

The project is implemented in partnership with Link Campus University in Italy, Kingston University in Great Britain, International Institute of Management in Moldova, General Police Inspectorate – Moldova, and European Security Organization in Brussels.

The following guests have been presented at this meeting:

  • Kristina Baleysite – head of NATO liaison office in Chişinău;
  • Prof. Alessandro Figus – MIDAS project co-director at IMI NOVA;
  • Prof. Vasilis Argiriou – MIDAS team member, scientific researcher at Kingston University;
  • Viorel Gandrabur – MIDAS project co-director at General Police Inspectorate;
  • Vladimir Cojocaru – Colonel, head of Military Chair at UST;
  • Mareţ Eugen – Lieutenant Colonel, Ministry of Defence, Moldova;
  • Ana Negru and Sanda Sandu – program coordinators at NATO information Center in Moldova;
  • Rector and vice-rectors of UST, researchers and professors from UST.

In his welcoming speech, Professor Eduard Coropceanu, rector of UST has congratulated the team of MIDAS project and underlined the importance and the actuality of the researches developed within NATO MIDAS project.

Professor A. Figus, who was actively involved in the elaboration of MIDAS project application, has mentioned the receptiveness and operability of the UST in designing the project application, and stated that MIDAS is just a good start, followed by the second WITNESS project already approved and which is about to start.

NATO liaison officer Kristina Baleysite has emphasized that this project was won in a very high competition with many good applications and that the UST is involved in two NATO projects is a unique case for the Republic of Moldova. Ms. Baleysite noted that the NATO Office is open to collaboration and invited the UST to exploit all the possibilities offered by the NATO Science Support Program. Project co-director Mihail Calalb has presented the objectives and the tasks of the UST within this project, but also spoke about the impact of MIDAS on UST at the level of research, image, and international relations. Also, in his presentation Mr. M. Calalb also talked about the possibilities to continue and apply the research. At the end of the event Prof. Vasilis Argiriou has presented to the public how the sensors and drones software works in order to identify the terrorist hazards in the urban environment and wished success for all the partners of the project.