Enhanced handheld instruments for accurate measurement of cannabinoid levels in hemp and cannabis products


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

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Funding under projects

Programme Description

Funding provided under previews programmes.

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Enhanced handheld instruments for accurate measurement of cannabinoid levels in hemp and cannabis products


In the context of material identification, and in ´border operational conditions´, PENCP customs partners wish to deploy a handheld analytical device (such as FTIR) capable of quickly determining whether certain legal thresholds (THC, CBD or other cannabinoids compounds) in hemp and cannabis products are exceeded.

This Innovation Grant aims to expand the use of technologies such as FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy) or other handheld technologies that are capable of determining THC, CBD and other cannabinoid levels in hemp and cannabis products at border checkpoints.

Detailed Call Description

Selected Supplier while using their existing technology/product as the basis, they will extend its capabilities (adding to the reference library, fine tuning sensors or algorithms, etc.) to match customs requirements. At project conclusion, PEN-CP customs partners will assess the performance level of the enhanced technology/product – and the results can potentially help shape the future direction of further developments (this would be outside PEN-CP context, as the current project finishes 31.1.2025).

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Thematic Categories

  • Other Services
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation
  • Trade and Commerce

Eligibility for Participation

  • Large Enterprises
  • Legal Entities
  • Other Beneficiaries
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

The call is targeted for companies and research organisations (as ´legal persons´), which have a well-recognized ID such as a national registration number, a VAT number, etc.

Proposals from individual persons or consortia are not eligible and will not be considered in the evaluation.

Proposals from applicants with prior involvement in customs innovation projects are encouraged.

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Call Closing Date


EU Contact Point

Contact person for all queries:

Valentina Scioneri
PEN-CP Administrator, Cross-border Research Association (CBRA)
Email: valentina@cross-border.org
Τelephone & WhatsApp: +39 334 159 8179