We believe innovation comes from collaboration. 

As a research-oriented small and middle enterprise, DFRC is actively participating in several public research programs and collaborates with universities, research institutes and industrial partners. DFRC activity includes Horizon 2020 projects, Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) Security projects, EUREKA Eurostars projects. These research projects are co-funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation and the European Union.


Active Projects

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ROCK – Regeneration and Optimization of Cultural heritage in creative and Knowledge cities – focuses on historic city centres as extraordinary laboratories to demonstrate how Cultural Heritage can be a unique and powerful engine of regeneration, sustainable development and economic growth for the whole city. ROCK is co-funded by the EU H2020 programme under grant agreement No 730280. Find out more about ROCK H2020 on the project’s website and read our related news.



Past Projects


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Under EUROSTAR’s umbrella, PrOFT‘s goal is to develop a personalized destination management system able to detect individual tourists anonymously, in order to understand their activity patterns in real-time and offer tailored experiences.



Based on mobile phone detectors and data correlation from other sources (RADARs, AIS, SAR), SeaSearch focuses on the detection of small vessels, generating Maritime Situation Awareness Pictures and is the result of the initiative of DFRC and the support of the European Space Agency (ESA) as part of the ARTES 20 IAP programme.


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Under EUROSTAR’s umbrella, DFRC led a consortium, that has developed a platform creating associations between faces and mobile phones in large-scale privacy-friendly environments. The system’s goal is to alert security forces about violations of legal requirement or risk for the public safety.


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To provide more accurate information for city planners at lower costs, the University of Stuttgart and DFRC have collaborated on High Performance Computing simulations to map footfall activities in city centres. Part of the I4MS Initiative, this project has received funding from the EU’s FP7 Programme, grant agreement No 609029 .


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Next generation shopping applications providing new user’s experience have changed the way consumers are behaving. LBASaaS fuses high accuracy location and high quality immersive Augmented Reality to offer a unique possibility for an integrated experience of marketing/sales via gamification.


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CAMINO (Comprehensive Approach to cyber roadMap coordINation and develOpment) is a FP7 Security Coordination and Support Action. Its goal is to provide a realistic roadmap for improving resilience against cybercrime and cyber terrorism, by providing SMEs, scientific communities and end-users a forum to fight these issues.


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The LSU project (Large Scale UMTS Location based Service) aimed at developing, testing and deploying a city-wide infrastructure for location-based value-added services working with existing cellular networks at a fraction of its cost. It is co-funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation and the EU.

City Flow

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City Flow builds wide-scale demographic databases based on how people move within a city. Advertisers and site operators can exploit this information to better target their audience and maximize the effect of content on customers. City Flow is co-funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education and the EU.


The LBA Eurostars project, led by DFRC, achieved the successful development of the LBA sensor which provides customer location analysis. The system is able to provide indoor and outdoor flow control informations, trend analysis as well as location behavioural analysis.


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The main objective of DARIUS is to reach an effective level of interoperability of unmanned systems between different organisation. This objective has been achieved by designing a Generic Ground Station with associated proposed standards.



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PERSEUS is an FP7 demonstration project, aiming to build and demonstrate an EU maritime surveillance system integrating existing national and communitarian installations and enhancing them with innovative technologies. PERSEUS contributed to the EUROSUR roadmap, at feasibility, standards, best practices and regulation levels.


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In3DGuide Eurostars project developped a product that guides people within premises to their indoor destination using only their mobile phone and local communication networks. Augmented Reality assists them in identifying their destination or the object they are looking for.