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ETSI Security Week 2017

ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, is organising a series of workshops that will address key cybersecurity standardization challenges in the short, medium and longer term. The cybersecurity community will come together at ETSI to network and exchange on the state of standardization for cybersecurity.

Commission launches the 2017 European Capital of Innovation contest

Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, launched the third edition of the European Capital of Innovation prize. This contest will reward the European city that is building the best 'innovation ecosystem', connecting citizens, public organisations, academia, and business.

Functional safety and cybersecurity - CEN/CENELEC's Stakeholder Engagement Workshop

Cybersecurity is becoming relevant to all industry sectors not just the ‘natively digital’, but also traditional industries as they digitally transform their processes, systems and supply chains. While this shift opens up opportunities, it also creates threats to operational safety, robustness and resilience. CEN and CENELEC will engage industry to define their standardization needs for functional safety and digital protection of their processes, systems and data.

Symposium on Innovative Smart Grid Cybersecurity Solution

The symposium will consist of presentations from leading European researchers on smart grid security, demonstrations of project solutions, keynote speakers, panel sessions and an early stage researcher poster session. The event is organised by the EU-funded project SPARKS, together with the SEGRID and HyRiM projects.

European Info Day and Brokerage Event - Horizon 2020 Secure Societies

The event is organized by the Network of Secure Societies National Contact Points (SEREN3) in collaboration with the European Commission. This information day and brokerage event gives details on the calls for proposals which will be published on 1 March 2017 under the societal challenge "Secure Societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens".

Presidency event on Quantum Technology

Malta is holding a Presidency event, in cooperation with the Commission, to inform the community about the status of the preparation of the Quantum Technology (QT) Flagship and to promote its objectives. The high level experts group will present its first recommendations towards the QT Flagship. At the event, several countries intend to announce important national initiatives that complement very well the European strategy.

Switzerland steps up research and innovation cooperation with the EU

Swiss researchers and organisations will now be able to fully participate in Horizon 2020, the European Union's research and innovation funding programme, on equal terms with entities from EU Member States and other associated countries. This is because on 1 January 2017, Switzerland will become fully associated to Horizon 2020. Until now, Switzerland has only been associated to parts of the programme.

Voicing a new option for online security

The EU-funded OCTAVE project is developing an innovative voice verification system combined with user authentication as a cloud service that could replace the use of passwords for online security.

Horizon 2020 Monitoring Report 2015

For Horizon 2020, the Commission has a legal obligation to monitor continually and systematically its implementation, to report annually and to disseminate the results of this monitoring. The second Annual Monitoring Report under Horizon 2020 is a comprehensive publication encompassing the analysis of Horizon 2020 through its calls closed in 2015.

ICT Proposers' Day 2016 - Registration open

ICT Proposers' day 2106 is a networking event promoting European ICT Research & Innovation and focusing on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2016-17. Registration is now open for this event.

Accurate, real-time test for explosives

A fast, accurate and easy-to-use test for detecting high explosives, toxic chemicals and other small molecules is providing security services with a potentially life-saving tool in the fight against terrorism. Developed by EU-funded researchers, the innovative detection system has undergone successful field trials and is ready for widespread deployment.

Commission moves to strengthen research integrity

The EU's Horizon 2020 research funding programme has now a more specific set of rules on research integrity to be followed by beneficiaries. This is thanks to the new provisions in the Horizon 2020 Model Grant Agreement.