SC7 - Secure societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens

This Societal Challenge is about undertaking the research and innovation activities needed to protect the European citizens, society and economy as well as the infrastructures services, the prosperity, political stability and wellbeing.

Your NCP contact for this topic

Pascal Verheye

pascal.verheye@vlaio.be

+32 2 432 43 34

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Brussel

About this programme

This Societal Challenge is about undertaking the research and innovation activities needed to protect the European citizens, society and economy as well as the infrastructures services, the prosperity, political stability and wellbeing.

The work programme of 2018-2020 focuses on protecting the infrastructure of Europe, security and digital security.

This is translated into the following subjects:

  • Protecting the infrastructure of Europe and the people in European smart cities
  • Disaster-resilient societies
  • Fight against crime and terrorism
  • Border and external security
  • Cybersecurity, digital privacy and data protection
  • Management of cyber-attacks and other risks
 

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Security  

 Security Scrutiny and classified information in H2...

Security Scrutiny and Classified Information in H2020 proposals: current Status (July 2020)

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Testimony

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AVIA-GIS / SMEinstrument

Avia-GIS is a Belgian innovative SME established in 2001. They have built research and public authority trust over the past 19 years and developed a unique, disruptive software suite - VECMAP® - that will support society to overcome one of its important health threats, the spreading of Pests of Public Health importance.

With the help of a Horizon 2020 SME Instrument-phase 2 project, they will be able to add Integrated Pest Management (IPM) functionalities and bring VECMAP®IPM to the market. Within 5 years Avia-GIS will enable 2000 SME pest controllers and 2340 local authorities to shift to IPM strategies. With the grant they will raise revenue from 2 M€ to 14.2 M€ in 2024, and increase the headcount from 15 to 58.

The Horizon 2020 grant was an essential component of their second investment round. To date Avia-GIS already raised 1 M€ in additional private equity and they are now are seeking to complement this with an equal amount as a subordinate loan.

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