SHUTTLE stands for “Scientific High-throughput and Unified Toolkit for Trace analysis by forensic Laboratories in Europe” and is a research project supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme. It brings together a transnational consortium of eight European forensics laboratories with the aim to develop a European toolkit which enables a more objective and scientific analysis of microscopic traces collected on crime scenes.
The aim of the European funded SHUTTLE project is to develop a toolkit which facilitates the microtraces analysis collected in crime scenes. The development of this toolkit will be realised through a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) action which means that the public authorities within the SHUTTLE project invite the commercial sector to make an offer for the required Research and Development (R&D) services in order to develop the toolkit. After a first Open Market Consultation (OMC) phase where the consortium probed the industry interest and was informed by service suppliers about the state-of-the-art, the official call for tender will be launched on 20th September 2019. Any interested solution supplier is invited to participate. The awarded suppliers will get a contract to produce a concept design, and eventually a prototype and a range of first products in the final step.