Facilitate Industry and Research in Europe
Start date: Sep 1, 2012,
End date: Oct 31, 2014
The FIRE project will provide a strategic approach, organizational support and network capability for researchers, technology developers, consultants, system integrators and governments to improve their European co-operation by addressing challenges in the current fragmented landscape. The project will facilitate information security companies to improve take-up of European Trustworthy ICT research, and also enable researchers to connect and exploit their technology solutions with the information security technology companies, systems integrators and end users. The project will also contribute to aligning European Trustworthy ICT research with specific market sector requirements for exploitation.The project will be able to support coordination by developing pan-EU cluster strategy and research agendas/roadmaps in key research areas (identified from existing activities such as the RISEPTIS/Think-Trust report). Industry research challenges/needs will be identified for key market sectors including energy, finance, healthcare, mobile communications and addressed by Cluster Research Working Groups. FIRE will impact and improve most importantly the European industrial competitiveness in markets of trustworthy ICT.Effort will be undertaken to find alignment and collaborative or export opportunities of the European technology solutions with other targeted markets such as the US, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Japan.FIRE will be carried out by a balanced consortium formed by European cluster networks including as members SMEs, large companies, end-users, research organizations and experts of security companies led by an ICT association active in several relevant sectors and domains. This configuration guarantees a consistent dialogue with stakeholders through Cluster networks taking account of the goals of research institutions and the industry of privacy, trust and acceptability.
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