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2019-03-05 00:00:02

Cybersecurity Network SPARTA - Unique Means of EU Collaboration in Research

sparta SPARTA, the Cybersecurity Competence Network supported by the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme allows for a unique means of collaboration. It is leading the way in building transforming capabilities and forming cybersecurity networks across the EU.

Cybersecurity is an urgent and major societal challenge. Highly correlated with the digitalization of societies, cyberthreats are having an increasing impact on our lives. Therefore, it is essential to ensure digital security and strategic autonomy of the EU by strengthening cybersecurity capacities. This challenge will require the coordination of Europe's best competencies, towards common research and innovation goals.

SPARTA, whose objective is to develop and implement top-tier research and innovation collaborative actions, is re-imagining the way cybersecurity research, innovation, and training are performed in the EU thus this challenge will require the coordination of Europe’s best competences, towards common research and innovation goals.

Strongly guided by concrete challenges forming an ambitious Cybersecurity Research & Innovation Roadmap, SPARTA will setup collaboration means, leading the way in building transformative capabilities and forming a world-leading Cybersecurity Competence Network across the EU. From basic human needs (health) to economic activities (energy, finance, and transport) to technologies (ICT and industry) to sovereignty (e-Government, public administration), 4 research and innovation programs will deliver advanced solutions to cover upcoming challenges.

The SPARTA consortium, led by CEA, assembled 44 actors from 14-EU Member States at the intersection of scientific excellence, technological innovation, and societal sciences in cybersecurity. Together, along with SPARTA Associates, they aim at re-imagining the way cybersecurity research, innovation, and training are performed in Europe from foundations to applications in academia and industry.

In sharing experiences and excellence, challenges and capabilities, SPARTA makes decisive contributions to European strategic autonomy.

This proposal has been retained for funding from the EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.