The European Commission has launched over time more than 25 calls which were either explicitly supporting projects in the domain of cybersecurity and privacy or from which projects in this area were supported. This resulted in awarding nearly 200 consortia with funding grants. Therefore, it is important that we consider what the outputs of these projects have been and where the products they have created have gone in terms of exploitation either by the projects themselves or by others who may reuse their outputs.

Based on the well known "Technology Radar" methodology developed and open-sourced by ThoughtWorks, the project uses a number of underpinning information sources to visualise the state of the art of these projects as a means to maintain oversight of the larger European Cybersecurity research landscape. It allows the user to answer the question whether and where to invest themselves in the outputs of a project or not – the Radar's primary value proposition therefore is that of saving the user time and money by processing and analysing detailed landscape data for them.

The interactive online radar process uses:

  • the project's classification within the cybersecurity research taxonomy,
  • well known IT project lifecycle maturity patterns, and
  • project readiness self-assessment against Technology Readiness Levels and Market Readiness Levels to populate the visualisation accordingly.

This technique allows making swift yet statistically sound statements on the state of the art of the European cybersecurity and privacy research landscape. Generic in its implementation, the Technology Radar technology can be adapted to other domains with reasonable effort, making it a valuable asset in the toolbox for anyone seeking oversight of an inherently complex landscape.

Using cool visualisation software, the CYBERSECURITY AND PRIVACY PROJECT RADAR provides a birdseye view of the complete collection of EU funded projects in the cybersecurity space.
The projects are grouped by research themes and colour-coded to show their position in the project lifecycle.

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With 150 projects currently added to the radar, make sure your project is there. If your project is there then update us on your status and ranking.

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Future Events

On 25 September 2019 (09:30-10:30) in Room Walton, a strategic planning co-design session (CD) titled "Security research: Ensuring security and privacy in a digitising world [CD]" will be held on the European Research and Innovation Days, the first annual policy event of the European Commission, bringing together stakeholders to debate and shape the future research and innovation landscape, will happened on 24-26 September 2019 in Brussels (BE).

24/09/2019 to 26/09/2019

MyData 2019 will be organised on 25-27 September 2019 in Wanha Satama in central Helsinki, as an associated event of Finland’s EU Presidency. The conference provides 2+1 days of interactive sessions, networking opportunities and inspirations that shall contribute to rebuilding trust and creating a more transparent and prosperous digital society.

25/09/2019 to 27/09/2019

Deliverables Research

This deliverable is the first in a series of publications over the duration of the project, related with to methodology for the classification of projects/services and their Market Readiness.

We present in this report a visualisation of EC supported activities in the area of Cybersecurity and Privacy that allows possible exploiters of the outputs of these projects to understand their status.

This document presents a view of the European cyber security and privacy research and innovation ecosystem with a view of getting input and feedback via a survey and the concertation meeting held on 26 April 2018 in Brussels.
A key component of developing this deliverable was to target research projects in the field of cyber security in the current cyber security framework. To this aim, a survey was sent out to projects in cyber security in the EU. All the projects were also invited to the First Concertation Meeting, which was held on 26 April 2018 in Brussels. Feedback from that first Concertation meeting is included in this deliverable.

One of the objectives of the project is to support projects in the cybersecurity domain in classifying and clustering themselves and others into meaningful groups of common topics and concerns to generate synergies and collaboration.