Security is one of the main concerns for Europe’s governments, organisations and citizens and is therefore among the top priorities for the European Commission Horizon Europe Programme. Europe’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the EU economy and can contribute to solving Europe’s security challenges through Research & Innovation and the uptake of security solutions developed by start-ups and innovative SMEs.
However, engaging in EU projects can be a challenge for SMEs from identifying suitable funding calls to joining a consortium. This workshop aims to promote EU R&D Opportunities in Cyber Security for SMEs and share the value, and challenges, of participating in EU projects.
In the EU R&D Opportunities workshop we heard from Horizon 2020 Project Co-Ordinators, an Irish SME participating in a H2020 project, as well as Ireland’s National Contact Point for Horizon Europe’s Civil Security for Society Pillar.
- David Rios Morentin, Policy & Project Officer, European Commission, DG HOME.
To see his Slide-Deck: Opportunities for SMEs in EU-funded Security R&I
- Michael Murphy, Horizon Europe NCP – Civil Security for Society Pillar.
To see his Slide-Deck: Horizon Europe: Cybersecurity In ‘Civil Security For Sociey’
- Ray Genoe, UCD Centre for Cybersecurity & Cybercrime Investigation, INSPECTr Project Co-Ordinators.
To see his Slide-Deck: How to navigate the EU R&D landscape
- John Randles, CEO Siren, INSPECTr Project Partner.
To see his Slide-Deck: Siren & European Projects