ERGO (Oxford, UK) is with us since the early days. We were together in many leading Pan-European projects on vector-borne diseases (EDEN, VBORNET, VECTORNET). ERGO provided the spatial modelling component of VECMAP and is part of the group with whom we develop FARSEER, the next generation early warning systems for vector-borne diseases.

With IRIDEON (Barcelona, Spain) we are developing Smart Mosquito Traps (VECTRACK project). These traps will automatically link to our VECMAP software package through a wireless network. The combination of VECTRACK and VECMAP will allow VECMAP users to save up to 80% on sampling costs. This is also a critical part of FARSEER.

With LUMENCY (Brussels, Belgium) we are developing Wireless Sensor Networks (SENZITALL project) to measure micro climate in pest habitats. This will allow us to improve pest population dynamics models at the local scale. These networks will provide added value to both VECMAP and SMARTSENZ.

We are 16% owner of ID MAPPS (Inverness, Scotland). Together with ERGO, SRUC and NHS we are developing a Web and Mobile App for the improved management of Lyme Borreliosis and the prevention of tick bites (LymeAPP project). After Scotland this will be expanded to the rest of the British isles and continental Europe.

GIDEON (London, UK) is the data mine for information about epidemics globally. Such data are critical to feed into our Spatial Decision Support Systems. Soon we will start a series of joint webinars on infectious diseases. Stay tuned!

PATHOSENSE is the new kid on the block. They developed a revolutionary and complete diagnostics approach for veterinary infectious diseases using the latest in genetics to get the maximum out of a single sample. Combined with VECMAP, PATHOSENSE is the ideal tool for the are-wide mapping of livestock diseases.

BPI (Athens, Greece) developed the Mosquito Weather Index. We are currently exploring how this index can be combined with our MOSQDYN mosquito population dynamics model to help mosquito control professionals as part of FARSEER.

CSIC and UPF (Barcelona, Spain) developed MOSQUITO ALERT a unique citizen science approach to map invasive mosquitoes. Together wit ERGO, IRIDEON and BPI we are developing FARSEER, the next generation early warning system for vector-borne diseases.