The C-BORD project was represented at the SRE 2018 event in Brussels, Belgium. Our results with the five technologies developed by the consortium were presented by Symetrica, Smiths Detection, BRSU and CEA.

Lots of fruitful discussions and contacts were made for the future work on Non-Intrusive Inspection of containers!

Guillaume Sannié, the coordinator of the C-BORD project was invited on the 27th Of November 2018 to present the results of the consortium at a joint conference organised by the European Parliament and the European Commission: "EU research and innovation in our daily life"

The presentation was part of the Panel 4 of the conference which topic was: "Safe and secure society for all". For more information on the other topics of the event, see the full agenda.

The chairs of the panel 4 were: Eva KAILI - Member of European Parliament (MEP)- and Roberto Viola - Director General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology.

The Panel can still be webstreamed on the website of the European Parliament.

 The final public workshop of the C-BORD project took place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on the 9th October 2018. This was the occasion for the project partners to promote their results after 3 and a half years of research, development and testing.

C-BORD has developed and tested a modular system of new and enhanced technologies for the Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) of cargo containers adaptable to different types of border checkpoints and with a single user interface for Customs decision-making.


Prototypes for enhanced X-ray imaging and passive radiation detection have been developed, as well as for new technologies not yet available for large-volume cargo inspection: Evaporation Based Detection, Tagged Neutron Inspection, and Photo-fission.


A common user interface, based on the X-ray image, has been designed, in which the inspection results from the devices can be viewed by the Customs analyst.


The main objective of C-BORD is to demonstrate that the complementary technologies used in combination can provide more complete information to the customs analyst, thus reducing false alarm rates and the unnecessary opening of containers.

You may find below the presentations that were produced for the workshop.

The C-BORD Consortium is pleased to invite you to their Final Public Workshop to be held on 9th October, 2018, at the Postillion Convention Centre WTC in Rotterdam.

As part of its field test campaign, C-BORD partners have deployed prototypes for enhanced X-ray imaging, passive radiation detection and evaporation based detection at Deepwater Container Terminal Gdańsk in June 2018.

Press Release - Field Tests

The The C-BORD Project Field Tests Innovative Technologies for the Non-Intrusive Inspection of Cargo at European Borders.

C-BORD partner Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services CML will participate to the 2nd Workshop on Customs Detection Technologies: “Progress through Innovation”, on10-12 October 2017, in Tartu, Estonia and to the Hamburg International Conference of Logistics on 12-13 October 2017 in Hamburg where the progress on the C-BORD Framework including the new C-BORD Detection Architecture Simulation Model.


C-BORD project overview to be presented at IEEE NSS 2017

Location: Atlanta, GA, USA

Partner NCBJ will present in overview of the C-BORD project at the upcoming IEEE NSS 2017 Conference in Atlanta.

C-BORD partner ESIEE Paris will present developments in the evaporation based detection system at the Eurosensors 2017 conferece to be held 3-6 September 2017 in Paris.

C-BORD partner CEA publishes the online newsletter CEA Research News highlighting its European collaborative research projects.

The June issue includes the article "C-BORD helping customs to inspect containerised freight".

Horizon, the EU Research & Innovation magazine, includes an article on C-BORD: "Beyond X-rays - the new inspection tools to thwart smugglers".

Read it here:

C-BORD partners UNIMAN and ESIEE present developments in the evaporation based detection system at the ISOEN 2017 IEEE conference on 28-31 May 2017 in Montreal, Canada.

C-BORD partners CEA and NCBJ will present developments in the Radiation Portal Monitor (RPM), Tagged Neutron Inspection System (TNIS), and Photofission system at the ANIMMA 2017 conference on 19-23 June 2017 in Liège, Belgium.

CEA will give a project overview presentation and show a poster on the "Design of the Rapidly Relocatable Tagged Neutron Inspection System of the C-BORD project" at the CBRNE 2017 conference.

The presentation is titled "Advances on the Development of the Detection System of the C-BORD’s Rapidly Relocatable Tagged Neutron Inspection System (RRTNIS)".

C-BORD partner CEA presented The H2020 C-BORD project: advanced non-destructive techniques to improve control of cargo containers at the IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Security: Commitments and Actions in Vienna, Austria, on 5th - 9th December 2016.

Cristiano Fontana of the University of Padua presented the paper Detection system of the first Rapidly Re-locatable Tagged Neutron Inspection System (RRTNIS) at the CAARI 2016 conference held 30th October to 4th November 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.

C-BORD partners Narodowe Centrum Badań Jądrowych and CEA will present three posters on C-BORD results at 2016 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference on 29 October – 6 November 2016 in Strasbourg.

C-BORD partner CEA presents at ND2016


CEA has presented "Development of an identification method of actinides in containers" at the ND2016 International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology from 11 to 16 September 2016 in Bruges, Belgium. 


Location: Gdansk, Poland

Partners Polish Customs Service and NCBJ will present an overview of the C-BORD project at the upcoming VIIth International Tech-Science Conference NATCON.

C-BORD partner BRSU presents at 6SECC

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

C-BORD partner Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences will give a presentation at the upcoming 6th Seminar of European Customs Chemists on Development of standards for the validation of large volume gas phase detection systems within the C-BORD Framework.

C-BORD project overview to be presented at GPEC® 2016

Location: Leipzig, Germany

C-BORD partner Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences will present an overview of the C-BORD project at the upcoming GPEC® 2016 General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference

C-BORD at the WCO Technology & Innovation Forum

Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

C-BORD participated to the 5th WCO Technology & Innovation Forum 27th - 29th October 2015.