KET4Dual Final Workshop

25 October 2016, Science14Atrium, Rue de la Science, 14b, Brussels, Belgium 

In the context of the Programme for the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized enterprises (COSME), the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), acting under powers delegated by the European Commission, awarded a tender to the KET4Dual Team (EASME/COSME/2014/019).

Within this context the KET4Dual Team has carried out a study with the aim of identifying the dual-use potential of Key Enabling Technologies, in order to increase synergies between civilian and defence research.

The KET4Dual team explored different sources to identify the most relevant dual use innovation potential of KETs in different areas. The methodology included:

  •  Consultation with EDA experts
  •  Experts’ Survey
  •  Results of the first KET4Dual Workshop
  •  Interviews with relevant stakeholders.

The results of this analysis are the object of today’s workshop.

Today we are going to ask you to support us in preparing comprehensive SWOTs including: obstacles to the increase of the dual use synergies at research, administrative, institutional, industrial or other level; identification of possible solutions for overcoming these obstacles; access to both civilian and military research results and dissemination (for example to maximise research cost savings); ways to increase awareness on the research results – including SMEs; ways to combine funding from public and private sources and maximize private funding for dual use technologies in the area of KETs. The results of today’s work will be provided as a set of recommendations to the Commission.


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H2020 Secure Society: New synergies between Safety and Security of Industrial Infrastructures

Rome, 16 November 2016

Istituto Superiore Antincendi

Dipartimento dei Vigili del Fuoco, del Soccorso Pubblico e della Difesa Civile

The University of Bologna, D’Appolonia, APRE, the Secure societies SEREN3, with the support of the Italian Ministry of Interior, are pleased to invite you to the European workshop on H2020 Secure Societies: New synergies between Safety and Security of Industrial Infrastructures, that will be held in Rome on 16th November at Istituto Superiore Antincendi, Dipartimento dei Vigili del Fuoco, del Soccorso Pubblico e della Difesa Civile.

The enhancement of the capacity of response and resilience of industrial systems to malicious attacks must integrate prevention barriers, either addressing cyber security or physical protection of the site, and aspects related to the security of critical infrastructures and the protection of the population.

The development of new methodologies, skills and technologies is a key element of the strategy for responding to such new and emerging threats. In this context, the development of a joint initiative for infrastructure security and safety of industrial sites is strategic in the perspective of H2020, in particular for the Societal Challenges Pillar: “Challenge 7 - Secure Societies: protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens”.

The morning session aims at creating a specific network on these topics, with the involvement of key stakeholders, in order to create synergies and to meet the demands of the H2020 program.

Before the beginning of the afternoon session a networking event will be organized.

During the afternoon session (in italian) a roundtable with several national stakeholders will take place in order to facilitate exchange of experiences, practices and to explore the possibility of creating a common initiative.

The registration link is available at the following page.

The draft agenda will be shared soon.


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B2B event for public safety services

October 6 2016, Sint-Truiden, Belgium

On 5 and 6 October 2016 , the 6th edition of the Astrid User Days will be hosted in Sint-Truiden, in the impressive Stayen football stadium. This year, the ASTRID User Days are put in a sporty outfit. Stayen is a brand new location and offers the ideal congress facilities with a great view on both the football field and the surrounding apple orchards.

On Thursday the 6th of October 2016 the Enterprise Europe Network Flanders is organizing a B2B/B2G matchmaking event during the Astrid User Days. Buyers and end users from public security forces meet with product, service and solution providers for their technical requirements. The meetings will take place Thursday 6 October 2016 in the Skybar above the exhibition space starting from 9h until 16h. The participation in the matchmaking event is free of charge. Also the entrance to the exhibition is free for the participants who have planned meetings on the 6th of October 2016. 

The participation in the matchmaking event is free of charge. Also the entrance to the exhibition is free for the participants who have planned meetings on the 6th of October 2016.

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European Cyber Week

From 21 to 25 November 2016RennesFrance



As a region at the cutting-edge of cyberdefence and cybersecurity, Bretagne will be hosting the European Cyber Week. This high-level event, organised by cyber cluster Pôle d’Excellence Cyber, will feature a week-long agenda brought to you by key cyber stakeholders from both France and Europe.

This event is intended for cybersecurity communities including startups, small businesses, industry, research, and academia.


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ICT Proposers' Day 2016

ICT Proposers' day 2106 in Bratislava, Slovakia on 26 and 27 September is a networking event promoting European ICT Research & Innovation and focusing on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2016-17.

ICT Proposers' Day 2016 is organised on Monday & Tuesday the 26-27 September 2016, as part of Digital Week in Bratislava.This event falls during the Digital Week and will be followed by the Digital Assembly on 28-29 September in Slovakia.

The event will focus on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-17 in the field of Information & Communication Technologies. It will offer a unique and exceptional opportunity to build quality partnerships with academics, researchers, industrial stakeholders, SMEs and government actors from all over Europe.

For registration, please visit the event website.

To make the most of ICT Proposers' Day 2016, to join networking sessions and for networking purposes, add your ideas and upload presentations by accessing your personal My event profile.

The programme will include:

  • Networking sessions organised according to the Pillars and Topics of the Work Programme 2016-17, where potential proposers present their project ideas;
  • Information sessions including how to prepare and submit a proposal in H2020;
  • Information stands which cover general and horizontal topics of the Work Programme 2016-17;
  • A European Commission ICT information desk to supply information on the content and logstics of the event;
  • Booths, organised by village, where European Commission officials provide information on the topics of the Work Programme 2016-17 and which serve also as meeting points for proposers interested in the same research and innovation topics;
  • Ample space for informal networking and bilateral meetings between participants;
  • Face2Face Brokerage event (run by Ideal-Ist), where you can sign up for short (20 minute) pre-arranged face-to-face meetings.

European Brokerage Event DS-06-2017: Cryptography

The French NCP’s for ICT and Secure Societies, the Security Research NCP Network (SEREN3), IDEAL-IST, UPMC, INRIA, Systematic, and Safe Cluster are pleased to invite you to the brokerage event dedicated to the topic: DS-06-2017: Cryptography, that will take place on Monday 5th September 2016 in Paris.

At this event, supported by the European Commission, you will have the opportunity to share with the participants an overview of your company products, services, and competencies in the cryptography area. You can also present your own proposal concepts. Then, you can meet representatives from SMEs and other organisations, in order to exchange ideas with the aim of paving the way for future cooperation.

Participation in the brokerage event is free of charge. However, registration is mandatory.

Please register online by 30 August 2016 at the following link.

Seats will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis due to the limited capacity of the meeting room.

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