SPARTA: re-imagining the way cybersecurity research, innovation, and training are performed in Europe

SPARTA is a novel Cybersecurity Competence Network, supported by Europe’s H2020.

Cybersecurity is an urgent and major societal challenge. Highly correlated with the digitalization of our societies, cyber-threats have an increasing impact on our lives. It is therefore essential to ensure security and sovereignty in our societies by strengthening leading cybersecurity capabilities. This will require the coordination of Europe’s best competences, towards common research and innovation goals.

SPARTA is a novel Cybersecurity Competence Network, supported by Europe’s H2020 program, with the objective to develop and implement top-tier research and innovation cooperative actions. Strongly guided by concrete challenges forming an ambitious Cybersecurity Research & Innovation Roadmap, SPARTA will setup unique collaboration means, leading the way in building transformative capabilities and forming a world-leading Joint Competence Centre Infrastructure. From basic human needs (health) to economic activities (energy, finance, and transport) to technologies (ICT and industry) to sovereignty (eGovernment, public administration), four research and innovation Programs will push the boundaries to deliver advanced solutions to cover emerging challenges.

The SPARTA consortium, led by CEA, assembles a balanced set of 44 actors at the intersection of scientific excellence, technological innovation, and societal sciences in cybersecurity. Together, along with SPARTA Associates, they aim at re-thinking the way cybersecurity research, innovation, and training are performed in Europe across domains and expertise, from foundations to applications, in academia and industry.

In sharing experiences and excellence, challenges and capabilities, SPARTA aims at making decisive contributions to the objective of European strategic autonomy.

Tecnalia is mainly contributing to three major research objectives:

  • resilient and secure Artificial Intelligence solutions for citizens
  • safety and security convergence in polymorphous environments
  • holistic risk management for complex systems of systems.

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