SMEs success stories: Zanasi & Partners

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As a key phase in the strategy to engage with a large pan-European community of SMEs, the Consortium collects a number of cases where SMEs have successfully used cybersecurity solutions also through in an SME to SME situation, where an SME provider has served an SME end user.

Zanasi & Partners

Zanasi & Partners ( is an Italian SME mainly active in three fields: security, defense and advisory. Besides being appointed member of ESRAB and ESRIF within the EC, Z&P has been awarded 25 EC-funded H2020 projects, as well as first and second EDA PADR (STF-2017/2018, PYTHIA and SOLOMON projects) and the DECISMAR project, under the newly established European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP). In addition, Z&P is providing advisory services to public and private clients at EU and MENA level, namely in the cybersecurity field, including EU Agencies (ENISA, FRONTEX, JRC) and the Algerian and the Saudi governments.

What results from the EU project(s) is your company using to further develop/build your own solutions/services?
Z&P enriched its offer on security and intelligence analysis through the exploitation of the outcomes of several EU projects on different topics such as tech mining, horizon scanning and scenario building for strategic technology foresight (PYTHIA, SOLOMON, DECISMAR), and also enhancement of cybersecurity awareness and innovative means of cybertraining (ECHO, FINSEC, SCADALAB, CLOUDCERT). Moreover, Z&P exploits the membership in the ECSO network for continuous update on the most recent needs, findings and technologies in the cyber field.

Which EU project has produced these results?
The above results have mainly been achieved in the following EC- and EDA-funded projects:

  • PYTHIA (Predictive methodologY for TecHnology Intelligence Analysis), answering to the PADR-STF-01-2017 call and funded by the EDA under GA n. 800893 in the years 2018-2020. Z&P acts as Scientific and Technical Coordinator of the PYTHIA project. More information available at
  • SOLOMON (Strategy-Oriented anaLysis Of the Market fOrces in EU defeNce), answering to the PADR-STF-02-2018 call and funded by the EDA under GA n. 831739 in the years 2019-2021 (currently ongoing). Z&P acts as Scientific and Technical Coordinator of the SOLOMON project. More information available at
  • DECISMAR (Development of a dECISion support toolbox for enhancing the feasibility study of the upgrade of MARitime surveillance through the integration of legacy assets with new innovative solutions), 4-year project answering to the EDIDP-SME-2019 and to begin in September 2020.
  • ECHO (European network of Cybersecurity centres and competence Hub for innovation and Operations), answering to the SU-ICT-03-2018 call and funded by the EC under GA n. 830943 in the years 2019-2023. More information on the project available at
  • FINSEC (Integrated Framework for Predictive and Collaborative Security of Financial Infrastructures), answering to the CIP-01-2016-2017 call and funded by the EC under GA n. 786727 in the years 2018-2021. More information on the project available at

How did you find out about these results (e.g. you participated in Open Calls, as a piloting partner, etc.)? 
Z&P participated as beneficiary of the action (consortium partner) in the quoted projects.

What are the benefits for your company? Why did you decide to use the results from this EU project?
Z&P took and will take advantage of the projects’ results to enrich the competencies of its research and cybersecurity unit, as well as to further enhance its network - with the aim to carry out new R&D activities at international level - and find new clients for its advisory services, both in the security and the defence field. In this respect, the results achieved in the above projects have been exploited not only to consolidate Z&P’s position in the security field, but also in view of a strategic penetration in the defence market. 


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Future Events

On 28th and 29th October 2020, will participate in CONCORDIA OPEN DOOR 2020. is holding a virtual-exhibitor stand to present the project to industry specialists and other event participants.

What is CONCORDIA Open Door?

28/10/2020 to 29/10/2020 organised a webinar entitled "Effective protection of Critical Infrastructures against cyber threats" taking place on 29 October 2020 at 11:00 CET, in collaboration with CyberSANE, and REACT projects, and ECSO.