Security Research and Innovation Event 2016

1 - 2 June 2016 at World Forum, The Hague (The Netherlands)

SRIE2016 is the event where industry, governments and knowledge institutions come together to discuss the latest security challenges for Europe. Main topics are: terrorism, border management, cybercrime, financial investigation, forensics and space & security. Do you want to get access to the latest security innovations and knowledge and meet potential new business partners, key players and decision makers from the European security domain? Join SRIE2016!


The SRIE2016 attracts visitors from all over Europe, including policy makers, industry representatives, practitioners and researchers.

Programme (free to attend)

SRIE2016 demonstrates the strength and inspiring results of innovation and triple helix cooperation in the security domain. The event will be opened by the Dutch Minister of Security & Justice Ard van der Steur and will contain an innovation room, SRE conference & expo, workshops and matchmaking programme.

Security Innovation Room

Thirty businesses, governments and knowledge institutions will demonstrate their latest innovations at the Innovation Room.

Security Research Event (SRE)

The European Commission organises its Security Research Event (SRE) during the SRIE2016. It includes a Security Research Conference and Expo. Alain Bauer will give a keynote speech on how research projects can lead to securing the future for all in Europe and at the Expo the EC presents their latest insights and projects.

Thematic workshops

Each theme of the Security Research Conference will be followed by an in depth workshop which is organised by the EC in collaboration with the European Network of Law Enforcement Technology Services (ENLETS) and The Hague Security Delta (HSD). Participate in the debates and get to know more about the latest trends, innovations and research opportunities.


The matchmaking programme offers you the opportunity to attend pre-arranged meetings with potential international partners, customers and suppliers within the security domain. It is organised by Enterprise Europe Network.


The SRIE 2016 will address the following security challenges:

Integrated Border Management

The European Commission adopted an important set of measures that will help to manage migration more effectively, improve the internal security in the EU and safeguard the principle of free movement of persons. This brings opportunities for new technologies on for example the use of unmanned systems and sensors for border protection to ensure strong and shared management of external borders.

Cybercrime and Law Enforcement Technologies

Cybercrime and law enforcement technologies are part of the priorities of the European Multidisciplinary Platform against Criminal Threats (EMPACT). EMPACT aims towards the development of operational action plans on countering criminality. ENLETS organised preparatory workshops to find the main opportunities. Important topics for which new technologies within law enforcement are needed are the facilitation of illegal immigration, trafficking in human beings, counterfeit goods, drug trafficking, illicit firearms trafficking and of course cybercrime.

Financial Investigations and Fraud

Financial investigations and fraud detection are geared towards the strengthening of European cooperation in the field of financial crime. The focus lies on new technologies and methods on subjects like money laundering, criminal asset recovery (follow the money, follow the value) and seizing property.

Terrorism and Radicalisation

Recently, Europe was again reminded that terrorism is a threat that does not recognise borders and may affect states and people irrespective of their geographical location. Research and innovation on radicalisation and terrorism lead to new insights and technologies for strengthening European resilience against these threats.

Space and Security

Satellite observation is growing rapidly as a sector and the use of satellite data for security is coming up strongly. There are great opportunities to connect space and security that will show what space can do for practitioners in the field of for example law enforcement, disaster management, border protection and search and rescue.

In the same week the European Space Solutions will also take place at the World Forum in The Hague.


Technical innovation is crucial in the field of forensics. Great legal and public interests are served with forensic analysis and fault tolerance is low. Many technologies, such as DNA research, have their origins in another sector. Other technologies may also be suitable for forensic research, provided the development can be made profitable.


Register and more information

For more information and to register for this event that is free to attend, please visit :

On 1 and 2 june you are also welcome to participate in the SREmatch 2016 an international Security Technology & Innovation brokerage event. The event is organised by the Chamber of Commerce, Netherlands Enterprise Agency and the Enterprise Europe Network, the largest business support network in Europe and will take place during the Security Research & Innovation Event at the World Forum at the Hague. 

For more information, please visit the brokerage event webpage.

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