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SMI2G: Security Mission Information & Innovation Group 2023 brokerage event

May 12, 2023

On 10th of May Mr. Zdzisław Wiater, Business Development Manager at BPTI, participated in the Security Mission Information & Innovation Group brokerage event organized by the ERATO working Group Security and Defence Research, the SEREN network, EOS, IMG-S, ECSO and Crisis Management Innovation Network Europe. Event was supported by the Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, Campus Condorcet and ENLETS.

It was an opportunity for a wide grup of European innovators and practitioners to look for further consortium partners by presenting their innovate projects or ideas, addressing Horizon Europe's Civil Security for Society 2023 - 2024 Work Programme. The event hosted keynote speakers, expert panel discussions and pitch sessions related to the Horizon's Europa calls.

Mr Nicolas Bessot (DG HOME, Head of Unit Innovation and Security Research) gave a keynote opening speech on strategic plan emphasizing a priority put on the secure society and increased importance of civil security research.

The SMI2G event allowed participants to participate in five proposal presentation sessions, each dedicated to the separate destination of the Horizon Europa Work Programme:

  • Better protect the EU and its citizens against Crime and Terrorism

  • Effective management of EU external borders

  • Resilient Infrastructure

  • Increased Cybersecurity

  • Disaster-Resilient Society for Europe

  • Strengthened Security Research and Innovation

"The event was an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to share new, bold innovations and project ideas and discover partners for the perspective cooperation. In the projects proposed for the implementation, a one could see a great emphasis on the use of solutions in the field of Artificial Intelligence. In projects related to the border protection, an emphasis on a use of unmanned (UxV) system could be noticeable", – said Mr. Zdzisław Wiater.

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