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CONCORDIA: Cyber security competence for Research and Innovation

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Coordinator RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - RISE Cybersecurity Lab, Kista
Funding from Vinnova SEK 12 250 000
Project duration February 2019 - January 2023
Status Ongoing
Venture Digital infrastructure and cyber security

Purpose and goal

In order to build and strengthen cybersecurity capabilities, EU has proposed an establishment of the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology & Research Competence Centre by 2021. The objectives of the centre are to retain and develop the cybersecurity technological and industrial capacities, increase the competitiveness of the EU cybersecurity industry, and turn cybersecurity into an advantage. CONCORDIA aims to facilitate the establishment of the proposed centre by providing a roadmap, governance structure, ecosystem and scientific excellence.

Expected results and effects

The innovation potential in the project focusses on three dimensions: (i) Scientific & technological: Identifying cutting-edge technologies to address cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities, to rethink cybersecurity approaches in terms of reducing the attack surface. (ii) Business: Exploration of new business opportunities and the direct involvement of key European industries. (iii) Social innovation, being diverse, agile, inclusive and integrative: Increasing the security and resilience of the European digital society.

Planned approach and implementation

CONCORDIA has - 46 partners, 23 from industry and 23 other organisations, - five pilots in finance, health, telecom, e-mobility and defence, - cross-domain demonstrations on threat intelligence for EU and a DDoS Clearing House and - a liaison with security agencies: ENISA, EUROPOL, European defence agency, and NATO’s CCDCOE. CONCORDIA is all about collaboration on cybersecurity and building an ecosystem to strengthen research, development and innovation capabilities in EU. From Sweden, RISE and Ericsson are participating and are involved in all WPs. RISE is also a member of the management board.

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Last updated 11 March 2019

Reference number 2019-01305

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