SecMatch 2016

8th June 2016, Olympia, London

SecMatch 2016 is an international B2B matchmaking event, focused on wireless and internet security, with the aim of enabling and facilitating organisations in these fields to engage with potential partners for research, technology or business cooperation.

Organised by Enterprise Europe Network and the BeWiser (Wireless and Internet Security in European Regions) cluster network, the event is set in the context of European Union’s Digital Agenda, to further encourage research and innovation efforts and highlight commercial opportunities for European SMEs in wireless and internet security sectors.

SecMatch participation is aimed at organisations from the wireless and internet security sectors engaged in research and development activities, seeking technology and know-how, and those ready for, or already engaged in, the internationalisation of their business activities. Those targeted for participation are SMEs, ICT cluster organisations, startups, universities, and investors.

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Innovation procurement workshop for the security sector

9 June 2016, Riga (Latvia)

The European Commission is pleased to invite you to the eafip Workshop for Security Sector Public Procurers, to be held in the War Museum in Riga, Latvia on the 9th June 2016. This particular workshop focuses on public procurers in the security / defence / law enforcement / disaster and crisis management sector (e.g. ministries of interior, defence, justice; regional and local authorities; police forces; fire and rescue services; disaster and crisis management centers etc.).

The aim of the event is to highlight the benefits of innovation procurement of ICT solutions through the Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) approaches across Europe, with a particular focus on public order, safety and defence.

The workshop is free of charge and will feature:

  • Presentation / networking discussion on the EU funding opportunities for PCP and PPI (in the framework of the Horizon 2020 calls).
  • Presentation of case examples and lessons learned.
  • Presentation / networking discussion on the eafip Toolkit (aimed to support you in preparing your innovation procurement).

The workshop is only open to public contracting authorities who will have a unique chance to openly discuss unmet procurement needs, innovation concepts, project ideas, and much more. All procurers will have an opportunity to briefly present their ideas / plan / projects in the parallel sessions.


You can already start thinking of concrete examples that you would like to implement!

For more information and registration, please visit the event website.

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.

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SME Instrument topic 13 “Engaging SMEs in security research and development” and Fast Track to Innovation

Friday 15 April 2016, 10:00 CEST (Brussels time)


Duration: 60-90 minutes



Cathy POURET, Project Officer, European Commision, EASME - Executive Agency for the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Unit A2 – H2020-SME Instrument / FTI Pilot

Jasper HEMMES, Coaching Manager, H2020 SME Instrument, European Commision, EASME - Executive Agency for the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises


Hosted by:

PRAXI Network / FORTH with the support of, partners in SEREN 3 project and Enterprise Europe Network 


Training Objectives:

The webinar aims to enhance understanding of H2020 NCPs in Secure Societies about alternative opportunities in Horizon 2020 especially addressed to SMEs and consortia which are focused in innovative products, services and processes and interested in market expansion. SME Instrument and particularly the topic 13 “Engaging SMEs in security research and development” will be presented in order to provide NCPs with detailed information for this option of their clientele. Also, Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) pilot, a fully-bottom-up measure in Horizon 2020 promoting close-to-the-market innovation activities, will be presented.

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April, 19th, 2016, 9:30-17:30

Auditório da Policia Judiciária, R. Gomes Freire 174, 1169-007 Lisboa


The Portuguese NCP for Secure Societies and the Security Research NCP Network (SEREN3), with the support of the European Commission are pleased to invite you to the Infoday Event dedicated to the Border External Security topics of the Secure Societies 2016 Call of H2020:

SEC-14-BES-2016 "Towards reducing the cost of technologies in land border security applications"

SEC-19-BES-2016 "Data fusion for maritime security applications"

SEC-20-BES-2016 "Border Security: autonomous systems and control systems"

This event is dedicated to practitioners, in particular those from Border Law Enforcement Authorities, experts and researchers from industry, research centres and universities interested in the development and uptake of security research and innovation. They all will have the opportunity to meet with other R&D and Security professionals and share needs and innovative ideas with the aim of identifying partners for future European R&D cooperation.

In this event there will be a first presentation of the Defence Research-Preparatory Action (DR-PA), with topics to be launched soon by the European Commission.


Attendance is free but registration is mandatory. Please register using this form.

The session will be held in English. Location, very central in Lisbon, may be found at this link.

International conference: "Research and Innovation in the area of security"

The Polish Platform for Homeland Security and the National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the European Union are organizing an international conference “Research and Innovation in the area of security”, under the Honorary Patronage of the Minister of Interior and Administration and the National Center for Research and Development.

The event will take place on 10-12 May 2016 at the National Stadium’s Conference Centre in Warsaw, Poland. The conference will be divided into three complementary events, namely:

  • Day 1: Info Day. “Secure Societies” – Horizon 2020, Work Programme 2016-2017  conducted by experts from the European Commission and REA. 
  • Day 2: Conference. End users experiences on POV, PCP, PPI financing mechanism and discussion panel on problems of national systems for security research financing.
  • Day 3: Conference. Presentation of Polish R&D projects in the area of security – technological, legal, organizational, and implementation aspects.

The agenda, registration and other details regarding the event can be found through this link.

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