Security Mission Information & Innovation Group (SMI2G) 2018

As in previous years, the Security Mission Information & Innovation Group (SMI2G) is organising a two-day event in Brussels to discuss on the upcoming 2018 Secure Societies calls of Horizon 2020. This brokerage event will provide a unique networking platform to stimulate innovative ideas and facilitate the creation of consortia. All Secure Societies topics will be represented.

This event will be held on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd February 2018. This year the SMI2G is kindly hosted again by Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Brussels.

Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to expand your network and find partners! 

You can find the presentation here.

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Horizon 2020 Health Partenering Day 2017 "Health, Demographic Change & Wellbeing"

Health-NCP-Net 2.0 is organizing a free of charge Partnering Event on December 7th, 2017 in Brussels.

As the 2018-2020 Work Programme for “Health, Demographic Change & Wellbeing” will soon be launched and the next calls will open, the Partnering Event is the perfect opportunity to find a partner and to build your consortium.

The main part of the day is dedicated to bilateral meetings between people who are interested in the same call area.

The event will also provide information about support measures for Health projects and give researchers and entrepreneurs a platform to present their project ideas in 5-minute presentations.

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Next Generation User Authentication by Voice Biometrics? Ready to Market

The workshop “Next Generation User Authentication by Voice Biometrics? Ready to Market!”, organised by the European Project OCTAVE (Objective Control for Talker Verification), will take place in Florence on the 27th of June 2017.

Speakers will deliver their talk in English or Italian (simultaneous translation in both languages).

OCTAVE is a project funded by the E.U. Horizon 2020 Programme, in the Secure Societies Area. It has implemented and validated a scalable, trusted voice biometric authentication service. While simultaneously relieving end-users from the inconvenience of dealing with textual passwords, the OCTAVE platform will reduce the economic and practical burdens related to password loss and recovery.

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Trans – Atlantic symposium on ICT Technology and Policy

19th – 20th June 2017, Minneapolis (US)

The “Trans-Atlantic Symposium on ICT Technology and Policy – 5G Networks, Big Data, Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems for a Smart Society”, organised by the European Commission-funded PICASSO project, hosted by the Technological Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota, and co-sponsored by additional EU and US organisations, will cover the spectrum from research assessments via commercialisation opportunities to policy issues in information and communication technologies (ICT) such as 5G networks, Big Data, and the Internet of Things (IoT)/cyber-physical systems (CPS).

In addition to PICASSO, session organisers include BILAT USA 4.0, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, and Clean Energy Economy Minnesota.

Comprising a combination of plenary and parallel sessions, the symposium will set focus on impacts for a smart society and related industry sectors.

The event will also present “opportunity reports”, including prioritisation of R&D and application needs, and recommended areas for EU-US collaboration, that have recently been prepared by the PICASSO Expert Groups in IoT/CPS, 5G networks, Big Data and Policy.

For further information and for the registration please visit the event website.



2nd SEREN3 Training for stakeholders on PCP/PPI in Secure Societies

30th of May 2017, Warsaw

Instytut Podstawowych Problemów Techniki PAN - IPPT PAN, Pawińskiego 5b Street, 02-106 Warszawa

We would like to kindly invite you to the 2nd SEREN3 Training for stakeholders on PCP/PPI in Secure Societies. It will be organized on the 30th of May 2017 in Warsaw. The main objective of the training is to raise the awareness about PCP - PPI instruments in Secure Societies calls under Horizon 2020.

The main topics which will be addressed during the training are following:

  • introduction to innovation procurement - state of play around Europe;
  • funding opportunities in Horizon 2020 focus on Secure Societies Calls;
  • about the EAFIP initiative;
  • the economics of innovation procurement;
  • innovation procurement – main steps and pre-requisites;
  • innovation procurement – the complementarity between PCP and PPI. Innovation partnerships;
  • policy rationale & Value Engineering;
  • innovation procurement in the Security sector – case examples and lessons learned.

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Third SEREN 3 webinar on Dual-use Technologies: EU funding opportunities

We are glad to announce the third SEREN 3 webinar on: Dual-use Technologies: EU funding opportunities

The webinar equally targets NCPs in Secure Societies and Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) advisors interested to improve their knowledge in dual-use technologies and the available EU funding opportunities.

The webinar is organised by SEREN 3, the NCP Network for Secure Societies in collaboration with the EEN Sector Group Aeronautics, Space and Dual-Use Technologies.

Date and time: Friday 31st March 2017, 11:00 CET 

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