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Monitoring report covering the period from January to June 2018 has been just published containing a management report and a progress report prepared by the Lead Region(s).

Future meetings:
Cyber pilot meeting, October 2018, Brussels (tbc)
Cyber pilot meeting, 21 Nov. 2018, Rennes (France)
Cyber pilot meeting, December 2018 (tbc)
+virtual meetings
Future dissemination activities:
European Cyber Valleys event (Cybersecurity Week), 19-21/11/2018, Rennes (France)
Defense and Dual-Use technologies 2018, EC event, 3-4/10/2018, Sevilla (Spain)

Description

Cybersecurity risks in Europe are dramatically increasing: cyberespionage, cybercrime and theft of personal data are amongst the more pressing threats to the European society and economy. In the meanwhile, the development of European cyber technologies and of a cybersecurity industry is an opportunity for economic growth and job creation. Yet, cybersecurity in Europe is a nascent market still fragmented.

The aim of the partnership “European cyber Valleys” is to develop interregional cooperation in order to:

  • create synergies among the existing specialized regions in cybersecurity
  • facilitate the development of EU cybersecurity value chain
  • address the challenges that hamper commercialisation of existing and new products and services in Europe
  • foster business investment on cybersecurity.

National and regional authorities and representatives from the quadruple helix involved in this partnership have already developed a wide range of activities supporting cybersecurity development. Indeed, strengthening cyber local ecosystems in Europe has a fundamental role in structuring the still “young” European sector.

In this context, this partnership aims to foster cooperation between already existing mature ecosystems which has defined cybersecurity as a priority of their Strategy for Smart Specialisation (S3).

Developing the cybersecurity sector and providing mechanisms for regions to cooperate and engage industry, academia and end-users is forefront to the success of this partnership and of the EU as a whole.

 

List of Regions involved

 

List of Projects under development

Pilot project: Interregional acceleration programme for local cyber security scaleups.

 

Contact details of the Leading Region

Annie Audic (annie.audic@bretagne.bzh)

Maison de la Bretagne Europe

Permanent Delegation of Brittany Region in Brussels

Schuman round-about, 11

1040 Brussels

 

Contact details of JRC

Email: JRC-S3P-INDUSTRY@ec.europa.eu