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.

11th FUTURE SECURITY final call for papers

SEPTEMBER 13 – 14, 2016, BERLIN

Call for Papers:

Sensor Systems for Safety and Security

In most industrialized countries a high level of both safety and security has been reached. However, it becomes increasingly challenging to maintain or to increase this standard, given the great challenges and current threats we are facing. Upholding and restoring the necessary level of safety and security we are accustomed to requires the development and implementation of innovative technical solutions such as intelligent sensing systems and sensor networks. These hold the promise that hazards and threats can be detected early enough to avoid severe adverse impact, while still allowing people to travel and move freely as well as maintaining free trade and free circulation of goods. At the same time, smart factories and intelligent logistics, also referred

to as Industry 4.0, pose new challenges with respect to operational safety. Advanced sensors and sensor networks are required e.g. for the safe operation of autonomous mobile systems. To provide valid solutions to all these challenges, cross-disciplinary collaboration is required. To foster the communication and interaction among these different communities on this very topic, the conference series provides an interdisciplinary exchange platform for scientists, experts and actors from research, industry, public bodies and authorities. The conference provides direct insight into current security research activities and hot topics in this field.


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Horizon 2020 Secure Societies European Info Day and Brokerage Event

The Network of H2020 Secure Societies National Contact Points – SEREN3, in collaboration with the European Commission is organizing a European Info day and brokerage event on Secure Societies calls 2016.

The event will take place on 5 and 6 April at Sheraton Brussels Hotel, Place Rogier, Brussels.

The event will give details on the calls for proposals H2020-CIP-2016, H2020-SEC-2016 and H2020-DS-2016, which will open on 15 March 2016 under the societal challenge Secure Societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens.

These calls offer new research funding opportunities to research institutions, universities, industries, SMEs, civil society organizations and any other security stakeholders.


The event will help participants to prepare their proposal by offering: 

- Information about the calls 

- Networking possibilities, through project idea presentation & bilateral meetings sessions

- Answers to questions linked to call areas

- Details on the legal and procedural conditions

Presentations are now available for download.


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European Brokerage event and Information day on CIP-01-2016-2017: Prevention, detection, response and mitigation of the combination of physical and cyber threats to the critical infrastructure of Europe

A European Brokerage event and Information day on CIP-01-2016-2017: Prevention, detection, response and mitigation of the combination of physical and cyber threats to the critical infrastructure of Europe will take place in Bilbao (Spain) on the 8th of March 2016.

Download presentations.

The agenda and other details regarding the event can be accessed through this link.

The registration is open and must be done through the following link.


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