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Horizon 2020 – Funded Security Research (19/02/2018)


AF-Cyber: Logic-based Attribution and Forensics in Cyber Security
Recent studies states that “Devices will continue to grow in volume and variety, and the forecast for connected devices by 2020 is 200 billion and climbing”. The increase of connectivity brings a drastic impact on the increase of cyber attacks. Protecting measurements are not enough, while finding who did the attack is a crucial for preventing the escalation of cyber attacks.

AF-Cyber will relieve part of the cyberattacks problem, by supporting forensics investigation and attribution with logical-based frameworks representation, reasoning and supporting tools.

Start date: 2018-02-01
End date:2020-01-31
Total cost: EUR 183 454,80
EU contribution: EUR 183 454,80
Project Coordinator: Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London

FUTURE-PROOF: Wide Area Monitoring and Protection Systems for the Future Grid
This project seeks to advance the state-of-the-art in wide-area power system monitoring and protection systems, a critical component of future power systems, and vital to achieving the EU vision of a European Energy Union that delivers secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy. Crucially, thod fellowship will bring together the complementary expertise of the applicant on power system protection, with the host organisation’s state-of-the-art wide-area monitoring infrastructure, and technical expertise in measurement technology, machine learning and big data analysis, enabling innovative research at the interface between these domains.

Outputs will take the form of peer-reviewed journal articles and international conference papers setting out algorithms, and methodologies for robust and scalable monitoring and protection of future grids, and a power industry engagement workshop for knowledge transfer to key stakeholders.

Start date: 22018-02-15
End date:2020-02-14
Total cost: EUR EUR 195 454,80
EU contribution: EUR EUR 195 454,80
Project Coordinator: Queen’s University of Belfast, UK

SiEUGreen: Sino-European innovative green and smart cities
SiEUGreen aspires to enhance EU-China cooperation in promoting urban agriculture for food security, resource efficiency and smart, resilient cities.

Building on the model of zero-waste and circular economy, it will demonstrate how technological and societal innovation in urban agriculture can have a positive impact on society and the economy by applying novel resource-efficient agricultural techniques in urban and peri-urban areas; developing innovative approaches for social engagement and empowerment; and investigating the economic, environmental, and social benefits of urban agriculture.

In order to achieve its objectives, SiEuGreen brings together a multi-disciplinary consortium of European and Chinese researchers, technology providers, SMEs, financiers, local and regional authorities and citizen communities.

Start date: 2018-01-01
End date: 2021-12-31
Total cost: EUR 8 377 867,50
EU Contribution: EUR 6 999 999,38

RESPECT: Realizing Europe’s Soft Power in External Cooperation and Trade
Seismic changes in global geopolitics, the rapid rise of global production networks, increasing disputes surrounding trade integration initiatives and challenges to ensuring coherence across policy initiatives at EU and Member State level have made the pursuit of EU external policy objectives more complex. The overarching goal of RESPECT is to identify options and opportunities for better realizing the EU’s soft power in achieving its external policy objectives.

It does so through rigorous empirical analysis of the effects of trade and trade policy on nontrade policy objectives (NTPOs) and the development of conceptual frameworks to inform the design of a more coherent external policy mix. Four broad objectives are pursued: (i) documenting the prevailing situation – the set of EU and Member State policies that together characterize the EU’s trade and investment-related policy regime; (ii) understanding the factors that influence the ability of different constellations of EU external policies to attain both trade goals and NTPOs; (iii) determining success factors for effective EU external policies; and (iv) developing practical, operationally feasible recommendations to redesign trade policy to promote better overall EU external policy objectives while recognizing the political economy incentives confronting key actors in and outside the EU.

Start date: 2018-01-01
End date: 2021-04-30
Total cost: EUR 2 901 098,75
EU Contribution: EUR 2 497 461,25

EURITO: Skills and Integration of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Applicants in European Labour Markets
Big data and data analytics offer significant opportunities to transform Research and Innovation (R&I) policy with a new generation of more relevant, inclusive and timely indicators than those already available, potentially enabling better decisions with bigger (and better measured) impacts. However, concerns about the representativity, accuracy and interpretability of new data sources and methods is slowing down their acceptance.

EURITO brings together a unique consortium of organisations with strong capabilities in R&I policy, big data analytics, machine learning and data visualisation with the goal of taking new data sources and methods from the periphery of R&I policy to its core. The potential impacts of EURITO include better informed and targeted R&I policies, new opportunities for innovation that build on the open data, open code and open knowledge developed throughout the project, an enhanced understanding of innovation systems, and new opportunities for information sharing and collaboration between policymakers, researchers and data businesses.

Start date: 2018-01-01
End date: 2020-12-31
Total cost: EUR 1 469 642,50
EU Contribution: EUR 1 469 642,50
Project Coordinator: NESTA, United Kingdom

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