Kick Off European SecurIT Project for Innovative SMEs Support
On 14 September, the kick-off of the EU Horizon 2020 ‘SecurIT’ project took place during a hybrid meeting in France. SecurIT will support 63 best-in-class innovative projects developed by 126 SMEs across Europe, proposing digital solutions in the fields of physical security and cybersecurity, through two cascade funding open calls.
Is your startup/SME working on a security innovation for which you need funding? The first call is expected to open early 2022. HSD is amongst the organizing clusters, and we’ll actively engage our partners in the two funding calls.
SecurIT is structured in three major axes:
- Demand analyses (new use cases identification) on the security market, with integrators and end users (including industrial players, public authorities, and managers of critical infrastructures)
- Identification of technological solutions in Europe (solutions and services for digital and physical security)
- Matchmaking activities will be proposed by the European clusters of the project consortium, including HSD, to facilitate the consortium building for the applications to the 2 Open Calls that will be launched by SecurIT.
Bert Feskens, HSD Office: "We are excited that through this call we can strengthen the European security market. With this cascade funding we give SMEs in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe the chance to obtain European funding to (co-) develop the security solutions for the future. We look forward to working together with our cluster partners Pôle SAFE Cluster, POLE SCS, LSEC, Lithuanian Cybercrime Center of Excellence, Space & Security Systematic Paris-Region, FundingBox European Innovation Council, and EISMEA. We thank them for their continued persistence in the application process, and we are very pleased that all the effort has led to an amazing consortium!”