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EU Security Research Projects Awarded (18/09/2017)

NEWLY AWARDED PROJECTS:

I-LEAD: Innovation – Law Enforcement Agencies Dialogue
I-LEAD’s focus is on the inability of law enforcement agency (LEA) practitioners to define their needs for innovation. I-LEAD will build the capacity to monitor the security research and technology market in order to ensure better matching and uptake of innovations by law enforcement agencies with the overarching aim of sustaining a pan-European LEA network. Where possible, a direct uptake from this research will be implemented in the ENLETS and ENFSI networks supporting the project. As a final step, I-LEAD will advise EU member states through the existing EDBP-ESTP procurement group how the outcomes of this project could be used in the pre-commercial procurement and public procurement of innovation activities.

Start date: 2017-09-01
End date: 2022-08-31
Total cost: EUR 3 483 717,50
EU Contribution: EUR 3 483 716
Project Coordinator: THE NATIONAL POLICE OF THE NETHERLANDS, The Netherlands

IN-PREP: An INtegrated next generation PREParedness programme for improving effective inter-organisational response capacity in complex environments of disasters and causes of crises
Transboundary crises pose a specific set of complex challenges for which Europe is still ill prepared. First, member states need to develop shared response planning. Second, countries need to share information in real time. Third, they need to coordinate the use of critical resources to ensure a timely response and to avoid waste. IN-PREP will establish and demonstrate a next-generation reference framework for the coordination operations and a training platform geared to firefighting units, medical emergency services, police forces, civil protection units, control command centres and assessment experts. The proposed framework will not only improve preparedness and planning but can be also applied during joint interventions, thus improving the joint capacity to respond.

Start date: 2017-09-01
End date: 2020-08-31
Total cost: EUR 9 580 781,25
EU Contribution: EUR 7 999 556,25
Project Coordinator: INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS, Greece

eNOTICE: European Network Of CBRN TraIning CEnters
This project aims to build a dynamic, functional and sustainable pan-European network of CBRN training centres, testing and demonstration sites (CBRN TC), strengthening capacity-building through training and users-driven innovation and research. CBRN TC will organise joint activities, training and debriefing in well-adapted infrastructures, using real-life or simulated situations (e.g., field exercises, table top, serious gaming and simulations), with external partners, in order to foster the identification of genuine users’ needs with user-driven technological solutions. This network will also benefit national and EU CBRN projects, thereby expanding network scope and size, fast-tracking innovation and dissemination.

Start date: 2017-09-01
End date: 2022-08-31
Total cost: EUR 3 587 422,50
EU Contribution: EUR 3 497 735
Project Coordinator: UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN, Belgium

KNOX: Cost advantageous and scalable drone alarm and protection system for urban contexts
The Danish SME MyDefence aims to pursue a major market opportunity through the optimization and demonstration of an innovative, cost advantageous and scalable drone alarm and protection system (KNOX) to be used by security services providers and infrastructure owners – public and private sectors – in urban contexts. MyDefence has developed an innovative drone alarm able to detect, identify and locate civilian drones around secure areas, and to jam in a specific wireless frequency range without interfering with other mobile signals and forcing a controlled drone landing. KNOX is also an early warning of drone activity and helps to locate the pilot before the accident/attack takes place.

Start date: 2017-08-01
End date: 2019-07-31
Total cost: EUR 1 804 500
EU Contribution: EUR 1 258 775
Project Coordinator: MYDEFENCE COMMUNICATION APS, Denmark

COUNTERCRAFT: Intelligence campaigns in the digital realms
Many large companies are subjected to advanced cyber-attacks performed by governments, organized crime groups, and malicious employees. This project aims to accelerate the introduction of the first EU deception tool capable of detecting advanced targeted cyber-attacks, obstructing the actions of attackers and obtaining the maximum amount of information from them by successfully designing, deploying, monitoring and managing counter-intelligence campaigns. Among other goals, COUNTERCRAFT aims to cut in half the overall cost of cyberattacks; shorten the average computer infection period by 70 percent from 300 days to 90 days and reduce the time needed to effectively design, deploy, monitor and manage counter intelligence campaigns by four-fifths.

Start date: 2017-09-01
End date: 2019-08-31
Total cost: EUR 1 619 375
EU Contribution: EUR 1 133 562,50
Project Coordinator: COUNTERCRAFT SL, Spain

ALADDIN: Advanced hoListic Adverse Drone Detection, Identification Neutralization
ALADDIN will study, design, develop, and evaluate, in series of complementary pilots, a counter-UAV system as a complete solution to the growing UAV threat problem. It will follow a holistic and heavily user-centred methodology involving a large number of LEAs and critical infrastructure operators. ALADDIN’s sensing arsenal is comprised of a set of custom, innovative, and unique technologies and standard sensors used for UAV detection and localisation such as 2D/3D paired radars; optro and thermal panoramic imaging; and custom-designed acoustic sensors.

Start date: 2017-09-01
End date: 2020-08-31
Total cost: EUR 4 998 240
EU Contribution: EUR 4 998 240
Project Coordinator: DIGINEXT, France

DAREnet: DAnube river region Resillience Exchange network
The DAREnet project will support flood management practitioners across the EU’s Danube River region to deepen and broaden their research, development and innovation-related collaboration (RDI). It will build a multi-disciplinary community of practitioners, operating in a network of civil protection organisations, and supported by a broad range of stakeholders from policy, industry and research. One of the key results of DAREnet will be a regularly updated RDI Roadmap highlighting promising innovation opportunities to cope with the main environmental and societal challenges of the region.

Start date: 2017-09-01
End date: 2022-08-31
Total cost: EUR 3 500 000
EU Contribution: EUR 3 500 000
Project Coordinator: BUNDESMINISTERIUM DES INNERN, Germany

MINDb4ACT: Mapping, IdentifyiNg and Developing skills and opportunities in operating environments to co-create innovative, ethical and effective ACTions to tackle radicalization leading to violent extremism
MINDb4ACT will improve current counter-violent extremism policies (CVEs) in the countries represented in the consortium (Austria, Belgium Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy Poland, Spain and United Kingdom) and the generation of new ones connected through collaboration ecosystems to co-design interventions such as research actions, exchanges, strategic-policy exercises, training courses and pilot projects. All actions will be developed in five specific domains: prisons and the judiciary system; migration hotspots and asylum centres; schools; cities (peri-urban contexts); and the Internet and media.

Start date: 2017-09-01
End date: 2020-08-31
Total cost: EUR 2 999 309,50
EU Contribution: EUR 2 999 309,50
Project Coordinator: FUNDACION REAL INSTITUTO ELCANO DE ESTUDIOS INTERNACIONALES Y ESTRATEGICOS, Spain

CS-AWARE: A cybersecurity situational awareness and information sharing solution for local public administrations based on advanced big data analysis
New and innovative solutions that will help local public administration to ease the burden of meeting cybersecurity requirements are needed. In this project we propose a cybersecurity situational awareness solution for local public administrations that provides automatic incident detection and visualisation and enables information exchange with relevant national and EU level authorities such as CERTs. Advanced features like system self-healing based on the situational awareness technologies, and multilingual semantics support to account for language barriers in the EU context, are part of the solution.

Start date: 2017-09-01
End date: 2020-08-31
Total cost: EUR 4 648 362,50
EU Contribution: EUR 3 728 603,75
Project Coordinator: OULUN YLIOPISTO, Finland

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